Yoga & Writing Retreat in Akureyri, Iceland

January 16, 2019
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Iceland Retreat

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Yoga & Writing Retreat in Iceland
August 15-22, 2020

Experience the magic of Iceland first-hand on this week-long yoga and writing retreat. We’ll participate in daily yoga classes, tour through the stunning region, and process our experiences on paper during creative writing workshops. The backdrop for the week will be the the cultural capital of Iceland, Akureyri.

Akureyri was voted the number one destination in all of Europe by Lonely Planet and we’ll have a week to experience it all. With a population of only 18,000, the longest fjord in the country, and close proximity to the Arctic Circle (Northern Lights), Northern Iceland is truly THE place to visit.

The Writing & Yoga Retreat will be facilitated by Pink Pangea Co-founder Jaclyn Mishal and Yoga Teacher Brockell Briddle.

During Pink Pangea’s Yoga & Writing Retreat in Akureyri we will:

  • Visit Hrisey Island, a power spot for meditation in Iceland
  • Experience horseback riding, whale watching and visit Iclandic waterfalls
  • Visit the Myvatn geothermic area with nature spa, the lagoon of the north
  • Tour through the stunning Akureyri region
  • Participate in transformative yoga classes with Brockell Briddle
  • Enjoy interactive writing workshops with Jaclyn Mishal
  • Feel emotionally refreshed and physically rejuvenated

What’s included:

  • 7 nights accommodations in Akureyri and transportation to and from the Akureyri airport
  • Breakfasts, Lunches and 5 group dinners in Akureyri
  • Yoga and writing classes
  • Group excursions
Dates: August 15-22, 2020
Location: Akureyri, Iceland
Cost: $3,250 Double Occupancy | $3,660 Single Occupancy  

Our retreats sell out fast so be sure to reserve your spot now. We close registration as soon as rooms sell out. Questions? Email us at hello@pinkpangea.com

Dates & Prices

Dates: August 15-22, 2020
Location: Akureyri, Iceland
Cost: $3250 Double Occupancy | $3660 Single Occupancy  

What's Included

  • 7 nights accommodations in Akureyri
  • Transfers to and from the Akureyri airport
  • Yoga and writing classes
  • Breakfasts, Lunches and 5 group dinners in Akureyri
  • Group excursions to Hrisey Island, the Myvatn geothermic area of Akureyri, horseback riding, whale watching, and Icelandic waterfalls.

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to Iceland
  • Two dinners

Itinerary

Sample Schedule

After a delicious breakfast, we’ll get to work! Our daily yoga and writing workshops are made up of traditional  activities, as well as innovative exercises designed to open up our imaginations. Our afternoons will be spent touring through the stunning region. We’ll wind down each evening with a wonderful dinner. 

Reviews

Under Jaclyn’s guidance, I found new direction for my writing and tackled topics that I haven’t been able to put down on paper until now. I shared my work and became part of a community of writers, whose feedback was invaluable to me. I dove into my fears and created new dreams for what I might do with my writing in the future. I cannot recommend this course highly enough. I’m already sad that it’s over.

– Katie Kindle

I now have the motivation and confidence to write and publish, which previously seemed more like a faraway fantasy. I learned that reality is what you create and build for yourself, not something you should wait for or leave for chance to decide.

– Nechama Winston

I appreciated meeting every woman in my group. We were all so different, coming from very different backgrounds and places, but we all shared our love of writing and traveling in common.

– Elayne Sanchez

I came out of it a different person than I went in…[Jaclyn] made us linger in our discomfort long enough to compel us to make a change. In fact, she had to relinquish control in order for it to be a catalyst. That’s a mark of a great teacher.

– Stephen Elliot

I finally remembered what I really need, and who I really am.

— Alex Pendleton

The trip did everything for me. Planned by the amazing team behind Pink Pangea, I can officially say the trip changed my life for the better. I not only practiced my writing in ways that expanded my passion and skill, but I also made friends of all different ages from all over the world that I now consider some of the greatest people I’ve ever met.

– Kathryn Cardin

I stumbled upon Pink Pangea’s writing retreat. I only had to read through the page once to know that this was the right time and the right opportunity to finally take that risk. I signed up in a heartbeat, and I am so glad that I did.

– Julianne Kanter

Brockell is a talented and intuitive teacher. She gives personal attention to her students at many levels of experience. She is knowledgeable, gentle, and truly committed to your growth and learning. She is one in a million.

— Sue Hamilton

The only reason I submitted an article and was accepted was because I went to the writing retreat and gained the confidence needed as a writer to think my writing was even good enough to submit to a major online publication.

— Shannon Whaley

Who Participates

Pink Pangea retreats bring together women of all ages who:

  • Enjoy participating in yoga classes
  • Want to gain new skills and tools that will improve their writing and publishing potential
  • Are ready to sharpen their unique voice
  • Love to explore new places
  • Enjoy sharing their stories with other travelers
  • First timers to Iceland, as well as frequent travelers

Facilitator

Jaclyn Mishal

Jaclyn Mishal is a co-founder of Pink Pangea. Since 2006, Jaclyn has worked in the travel industry, connecting thousands of individuals with international academic, volunteer, and internship opportunities. In addition to her work devoted to making the “gap year” mainstream, Jaclyn played an integral role in developing international service learning programs.

An entrepreneur, writing teacher and an inspirational public speaker, Jaclyn’s speciality is guiding people to express themselves fully. Her creative guided writing activities help even the most seasoned writers break out of their habits and expand their abilities. Jaclyn has led writing and Fearless Living workshops internationally in partnership with colleges and companies, including Google, Barnard College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Wellesley College, Wagner College, REI, Global Yoga Journeys and Hostelling International. According to Jaclyn, writing enables us to access parts of ourselves that we may have trouble expressing otherwise.

Jaclyn’s travels have taken her through the Middle East, Europe, North America, Central America, and Southeast Asia. She holds a B.S. from Binghamton University.

Jaclyn’s maternal grandmother survived the Holocaust and her paternal grandmother fled Baghdad, Iraq. To them, Jaclyn dedicates her work to providing a space for women to share their stories.

Jaclyn Mishal Yoga and Writing Retreat in Akureyri, Iceland

Brokell Briddle

Brockell M. Briddle, LMT, RYT500, is a licensed Massage Therapist, Bodyworker, Registered Yoga Teacher, as well as an avid adventurer and traveller. She became interested in the healing arts over 15 years ago and first became a registered Hatha yoga teacher in Hawaii in 2006.  Brockell is passionate about applied anatomy, yoga therapeutics, and mindfulness and continues her advanced yoga studies as a dedicated student of Tias and Surya Little and their school of Prajna Yoga.
As an experienced teacher, Brockell’s classes offer something for everyone. Her Hatha Yoga classes are open to all levels of yoga experience (and fitness). As a massage therapist and seasoned therapeutic teacher, Brockell excels at offering posture modifications for all bodies, ages, and abilities.
She is deeply interested in yoga as a contemplative art and a tool for self growth and transformation. She has been leading retreats internationally with Global Yoga Journeys since 2014, and has guided past journeys in Costa Rica, Switzerland, and Greece. Brockell is looking very forward to the premier of this Icelandic adventure. For more information about Brockell, read more here.Yoga and Writing Retreat in Akureyri, Iceland

Pre-Trip

Pink Pangea’s staff will provide all of the information and support that you need to make this experience exceptional.

Trip Resources

Before the retreat, Pink Pangea will send you details about arriving in and departing from Iceland; as well as packing information.

Check out some great articles featured on Pink Pangea about traveling to Iceland here:

Iceland Travel: 5 Things I Learned from My Travels

FAQ

I’m new to Pink Pangea workshops. Will I fit in?

Absolutely! Jaclyn’s unique writing prompts and exercises benefit both new and experienced writers. The Pink Pangea community is encouraging, and all writers are welcome.

Brockell’s transformative yoga classes are open to all — beginners and daily practitioners as well. Everyone is welcome at the all of the scheduled activities, yet also has the freedom to choose the personal itinerary of their trip. There will be plenty of time for group and solo adventure, socializing, solitude, and rest.

How old are the women who attend the retreat? 

Women of all ages attend Pink Pangea retreats.

Where are we staying?

During the week, we’ll stay in private apartments, shared only to other participants in our retreat. Each apartment comes complete with geothermal jacuzzis.

Our classes each morning will be held in a private wellness center in Akureyri. The wellness center is complete with sauna, Jacuzzi, massage, yoga studio and a view of the local fjord and nearby mountain range.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the retreat email us at hello@pinkpangea.com.

 

Iceland Retreat

“I appreciated meeting every woman in my group. We were all so different, coming from very different backgrounds and places, but we all shared our love of writing and traveling in common.” – Elayne Sanchez

Yoga and Writing Retreat in Akureyri, Iceland

“The women I met on the retreat were so talented and inspiring – I love keeping in touch with them and seeing what they’re pursuing after our shared retreat experiences. I recommend the Pink Pangea travel writing retreat to any woman of any age who has a penchant for exploration and a willingness to try something new!”
-Morgan Fletcher

Yoga and Writing Retreat in Akureyri, Iceland

I finally remembered what I really need, and who I really am. — Alex Pendleton

Yoga and Writing Retreat in Akureyri, Iceland

“If I can say anything about our writing course leader Jaclyn, she is an amazing facilitator. Not only did she encourage every single person from day one, but she discovered how to nurture our creativity and confidence.”
— Liz Sundin (Read Liz’s full review here)

Yoga and Writing Retreat in Akureyri, Iceland

“The trip did everything for me. Planned by the amazing team behind Pink Pangea, I can officially say the trip changed my life for the better. I not only practiced my writing in ways that expanded my passion and skill, but I also made friends of all different ages from all over the world that I now consider some of the greatest people I’ve ever met.”  – Kathryn Cardin

Yoga and Writing Retreat in Akureyri, Iceland

“I stumbled upon Pink Pangea’s writing retreat and I only had to read through the page once to know that this was the right time and the right opportunity to finally take that risk. I signed up in a heartbeat, and I am so glad that I did.”
– Julianne Kanter

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Brockell is a talented and intuitive teacher. She gives personal attention to her students at many levels of experience. She is knowledgeable, gentle, and truly committed to your growth and learning. She is one in a million.

— Sue Hamilton

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