THE RETREAT - OPEN FOR BOOKING
Inspired by the message and method of The Weird Girls Project, The Weird Experience is a retreat taking place in September 2018 in the West Fjörds of Iceland in collaboration with The Blue Bank.
Held in the stunning surroundings of the West Fjörds of Iceland, The Weird Experience is a retreat based on the ethos of The Weird Girls Project. It is hosted by the creator of The Project, artist Kitty Von-Sometime, in collaboration with The Blue Bank.
The Project encourages expression and personal growth using fun and challenging activities which push you out of your comfort zone, and promote togetherness. It aims to develop confidence and broaden perspective.
The Weird Experience allows you to step out of your daily routine, value self care and shed stress through adventure, movement and a creative shared experience. Participate in discussion, workshops and relaxation activities in breathtaking surroundings.
This retreat is designed as an escape from your normal routine, environment and mindset. There will be a focus on positive thinking and an exploration of behaviour and thought patterns which are detrimental to your sense of self.
This retreat does not focus specifically on yoga, meditation, rituals or healing. But it does bring many of these threads together with applied discussion and creativity to provide a catalyst for freedom within yourself. You will be encouraged to take part in as many of the group activities as you feel comfortable with.
The cost of the retreat includes:
- 4 nights hotel accommodation
- 3 meals a day plus refreshments
- 3 days of workshops including adventures in the area
- All retreat activities
- Welcome drinks
- Transfer from Ísafjörður airport if required
The retreat itself focuses on more intimate discussion and experiences without involvement in an Episode of The Weird Girls Project. However, there is an option to stay a few days longer and participate in an Episode taking place in the area but this is subject to additional accommodation fees.
Minimum group size:10 Maximum group size: 20
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
This Retreat is based around the ethos of The Weird Girls Project, so it’s a very good idea to familiarise yourself with that thoroughly via this website.
The retreat itself focuses on more intimate discussion and experiences without involvement in an Episode of The Weird Girls Project. However, there is an option to stay a few days longer and participate in an Episode taking place in the area but this is subject to additional accommodation fees (see more).
The retreat dates:
CHECK IN - Sunday 2nd September
CHECK OUT - Thursday 6th September
Optional extra days:
EPISODE OF THE WEIRD GIRLS PROJECT - Saturday 8th September
CHECK OUT - Sunday 9th September
Once you have booked, you will be sent a questionnaire to go over some finer details such as dietary or medical requirements. However please get in touch before booking if you have physical limitations/challenges.
WHAT YOU WILL GET:
- Exploration of self
- Reminders for self care
- A touch of weird
- Awe of nature
- Escape from your routine
- Travel to The West Fjords from Reykjavík
- International travel
- Travel insurance
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BRING WITH YOU:
Sensible clothing for the weather including footwear. This is Iceland. The wrong clothes can restrict your involvement and your enjoyment. Please do not underestimate the power of mother nature. Checking weather forecasts before is helpful but does not in anyway guarantee accuracy in the land of fire and ice. We will send you a suggested list closer to the time.
Comfortable clothing for yoga/movement
The retreat base is in Þíngeyri, a small town in the stunningly beautiful West Fjörds of Iceland. It is 400km from Reykjavík. You will be required to make and cover the costs of your own travel arrangements but we are here to help you and answer any queries you may have. We are also collecting names to investigate options for car shares.
Flight: From Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Ísafjörður. This takes 45 minutes. From there use airport transfers to Þíngeyri which is a 50 minute journey. It is recommended you book the flights as early as possible. (Please note, Reykjavík Domestic airport is in the city, Keflavík International airport is a 50minute bus ride away).
Self drive: The drive from Reykjavik to Þíngeyri will take approximately 6 hours. This is the best option if you are staying on to participate in the Episode on the following weekend as you will be free to explore the area for the two days between the retreat and the Episode.
WHO CAN APPLY TO TAKE PART?
You must be:
- Female identifying
- Over the legal age of responsibility (18)
Beyond these criteria there is no specific ruleset for applicants.
REGARDING OPTIONAL PARTICIPATION IN THE EPISODE: You must understand that the day of an episode is usually physically challenging and at minimum 12 hours long. However if you have any health issues or disabilities which make this difficult, please contact us before booking and we can find ways to work around that. You must be willing to be photographed and filmed (although participants provide approval of any revealing imagery so no one feels uncomfortable). You must understand that The Project is not a talent show, those who are more comfortable on set will be encouraged to give support to those who are nervous.