Yoga Fire and Ice
Yoga Fire & Ice is a concept developed by Hilde Karlsen & Rachel Brownbridge to bring together their favourite modalities for mind, body and spirit, focusing on effective ways to calm the nervous system and connect our senses. Combines restorative yoga and deep relaxation, with unique sauna ritual and cold water bathing. This is a unique experience
Yoga, Fire and Ice is a unique experience combining wellbeing and the beautiful nature of the Norwegian mountains.
Together, with your Guides Rachel & Hilde, you will get an intimate session with yoga and relaxation techniques, followed by a sensory sauna experience and bathing in the frozen lake beneath the stars.
Rachel and Hilde are experts in creating safe, fun and extraordinary experiences. Whether you are new to this type of activity or not, there truly is nothing like this out there.
Groups are small with up to 6 people and no previous experience in Yoga or ice bathing is needed.
We meet in Geilo center
Things to know:
All sessions will be instructed in English
You will have time to change indoors after the yoga before going to the sauna.
Light snacks and tea will be provided (you are responsible for notifying Rcahel and Hilde of any allergies)
This is a all weather activity, it will only be cancelled if the weather becomes dangerous to peoples safety
There is no indoor changing room at the sauna
If there is less than 2 people we reserve the right to cancel the event
Yoga with Rachel
Rachel's unique approach to movement and yoga is loved by many and will leave you feeling awake, energised and more connected to yourself. With a focus on dynamic movement to improve posture and relieve the build up of aches and pain. It also supports the function of the lymph & circulatory system.
Rachel has had her own studio and yoga classes in Geilo for 5 years and is certified in 500hrs Lyt yoga, is a qualified Yoga Nidra teacher, and has studied emotional anatomy and reiki. Her combined knowledge and experience allows you to soften and receive all the benefits of the session.
During your time with Rachel you will get to experience Yoga Nidra, a somatic guided deep relaxation practice. Although this is a deeply relaxing and restorative practice for mind and body, what is going on within you is dynamically active. Helping the body to access the natural state for recovery to take place. Rachel intentionally combines good movement and deep rest, as a way of accessing our true selves, and giving our bodies the space and conditions for self healing.
Sauna & cold water exposure with Hilde
Hilde invites you to a full sensory experience in the sauna combined with cold water exposure. The blend of hot and cold awakens your body and mind allowing for a wonderfully refreshing experience. Anyone who enters a sauna will experience increased blood circulation. This happens because the heat makes the heart beat faster and the blood vessels dilate, this helps the blood to flow around the body much more easily. Thanks to the increased heart rate, more of these "feel good" endorphins are released into the body helping you to relax and feel happier.
Trained as a Aufguss master & outdoor guide has organised cold water exposure and saunas at Geilo and Ustaoset since 2018. Hilde invites you to aufguss, a unique sauna ritual, including, essentials oils, smoke, herbs, steam and music!
Cold water exposure is done under controlled conditions where safety is always the focus. Cold water therapy is known to increase oxygenated blood flow into areas of the body that need to recover, it is also linked to improved quality of sleep, more focus, and even an improved immune response. Hilde will guide you through your breathing and help you to meet the cold with inner strength. Afterwards it is common to feel increased energy and an overall feeling of happiness.
Towel × 2.
Wool socks or neoprene socks.
Woolen mittens or neoprene mittens.
Bathrobe, woolen blanket or a good big warm jacket.
A good bag to keep your belongings in
Information: This event takes place in Geilo center and in Ustaoset 12km from Geilo, you will need your own transport between these two places. It's possible to book a taxi if you do not have your own car with geilo taxi, this is a minimum of 500nok each way.
Duration: 3.5 hours
Price includes: 75 minute guided yoga practice in Geilo, 75 minute Private sauna experience combined with ice bath/snow bath (optional) in Ustevatn (Ustaoset). Please note that ice bathing is only possible with safe ice.
Number : For up to 6 people, minimum 2 participants.
Bring : Comfortable clothing for yoga practice, towel and swimwear. If you want to take an ice bath, you must bring woolen socks, mittens, a hat and warm clothes. We then recommend large, roomy shoes that are easy to put on. There are no changing rooms nearby, so we recommend changing at the yoga studio.
Meeting place : For Yoga - Geilo centre next to the tourist information - Vesleslåttvegen 17, 3580 Geilo Parking - free in front of the building
For Ice bathing and sauna - Ustaoset by Joker supermarket. https://maps.app.goo.gl/zwa5mYoqTVMXVaPk8
Parking : next to Joker/petrol station. Parking fee is paid to the petrol station at Ustaoset.
Contact information : [email protected]
Price per person. 1200 kr
Questions? Feel free to contact Hilde og Rachel: [email protected]