3rd-8th OCTOBER 2020
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RECLAIM YOURSELF YOGA RETREATS
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RECLAIM YOURSELF YOGA RETREATS
Our Iceland digital detox retreat takes place in a remote and peaceful wilderness, the perfect place for replacing mindless scrolling with a mindful connection with nature and the great outdoors. We have created a programme that combines digital detox, yoga and lots of exploring, so that you can truly immerse yourself in all that Iceland has to offer. Some of these are included in your package and others are optional, so that you can choose whether to do everything or take time to chill when you need to.
October is an ideal time to watch the Northern Lights and our secluded location with no light pollution means that if they happen, we’ll have a fantastic show! Our private farm includes luxury cabins that look out onto the mountains, a traditional farmhouse, yoga barn, bath house, sauna and outdoor hot tub.
A trip to this part of Iceland would not be complete without a day out at the world famous Lake Mývatn geothermal region, where all that makes Iceland so unique can be experienced within a few hours, from powerful waterfalls, volcanoes, geothermal activity and a nature spa. You can add options to hike or ride Icelandic horses in the mountains and enjoy epic vistas while whale watching on the fjord.
At the beginning of the digital detox retreat we will have a ritual ‘handing-in’ of phones, tablets, laptops, fitbits, kindles, game consoles and any digital device with a screen. We’ll keep all your digital gadgets safe for you until it’s time to leave.
There’s an emergency landline phone number you can give to those who might need to get hold of you, and we will give you details of this when you book.
The nearest airport is Akureyri. You can fly from the UK with Iceland Air, BA, Wizz Air and Easyjet from London to Keflavik international airport and then transfer to the domestic airport for a short flight north to Akureyri. We will send all the details when you book. Airport transfers from Akureyri are included in your retreat price. We will send pick up and drop times when you you book.
8.00-9.30 Yoga class
10.30-13.30 Hikers trip/Horse riders trip/whale watchers trip
13.30 Lunch (packed lunch for those on trips)
17.00 -18.00 Digital detox session
18.00- 19.00 Yoga class
Accommodation for this digital detox retreat is in 8 beautiful, luxurious cabins located at the edge of the farm with mountain views. Peaceful and secluded these cabins are very special – cosy and warm with big windows so you can feel totally immersed in nature all around you. Each cabin has an upper loft with a double bed and a lower floor with a queen bed, lounge area and bathroom.
There is also more budget accommodation in our farmhouse where we have 2 twin rooms and 2 private rooms. Bathrooms are shared between 3 people. Our farmhouse is where the kitchen is located so you’ll have some noise from there between 7.30am and 9.30pm. If you are seeking peace and solitude please choose a cabin.
Sharing and single rooms available £1,295pp-£2,875pp
Your room price includes:
5 nights accommodation
Return transfers from Akureyri airport
15 hours of digital detox, yoga and meditation sessions
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and herbals teas
A day out exploring the geothermal wilderness of Myvatn
Unlimited use of the sauna and hot tub
Your room price does not include:
International flights to Iceland and domestic connections to Akureyri
Spa entry costs in Myvatn (3000 ISK )
Hike guide fees (3 hours valley hike 8,000 ISK, 6 hours mountain hike 15,000 ISK)
Icelandic horse riding (2 hours ride 10,000 ISK)
Whale watching (3 hours 9,900 ISK)
"Corny as it sounds, when the retreat was over, I felt cleansed. I hadn’t checked the news but I didn’t fear that the world had fallen apart. I felt recharged, not anxious about the work I’d missed."
"Three weeks later, I can’t quite believe I have managed to keep my tech use under control. Already I feel more connected and present during chats or out with friends"
"I found myself connecting much more deeply with the people around me. Without distractions, our conversations were much richer and more interesting."
"Small talk becomes big talk and silences become longer, more comfortable. It occurs to me how frantic technology makes me."
"Time to Log Off aren’t about disconnecting forever, they’re about remembering to disconnect when it matters."
“Doing this retreat has actually revealed just how unhealthy my internet obsession is. I've slept better, felt less stressed and had more energy. The retreat has given me some great ideas to help control my phone. I feel fantastic!”
“My expectations were very high but this exceeded them all. I feel like I have completely rebooted my life!”
“This really exceeded expectations. The food, company, setting. All of it was amazing - really serene. I think this will end up a vital experience for me. Thank you!”
"Time To Log Off offers retreats in places such as Hawaii, Italy and Cornwall. Perhaps for 2016 we should all have a go at stashing away our digital addictions ... and indulge in some good old analogue fun.
"This was a well-organised, friendly and worthwhile restorative. Blissful."
"We came away feeling astonishingly refreshed and restored. Our eyes have been well and truly opened to the extraordinary benefits and pleasures of a hiatus from the constant noise of information."
“It was so peaceful. I’m going to buy a non-smartphone to use at weekends and ask friends to call me instead of texting/Whatsaspp-ing!”
“I found the first day difficult but it subsided quickly. By the end of the break I didn’t want my phone back!”
“I loved it. After this, I’m going to get a landline and turn my mobile off for some weekends. I’m also going to take social media off my phone.”
“It was great to ‘lose’ my phone. I thought it would be stressful but it was surprisingly easy. I will definitely have down-time with technology in the future.”
“I wanted to test how I would react without my phone. Generally I felt much more relaxed and with better concentration. From this experience I know that I can live without my phone. I’m going to encourage other people in my life to develop this ability a bit more too!”
“A really great experience. I will be implementing a restricted phone and digital regime at home, i.e. no screens on a Sunday and no phones in the bedroom. I’ll also take off work email from my phone and be really mindful during the week of when I use the phone and Internet”.
"It was a revelation! I wasn’t aware how bad my digital addiction had become. Feel deliriously refreshed and restored – will definitely be incorporating regular technology breaks into my life. Everyone should!”
"Amazing! The experience made me realise how much I use my phone as a distraction. Not having my phone meant I could really escape from the stresses of everyday life. From now on I’m deleting work email from my phone at the weekends and I’ll be checking my phone a lot less regularly.”