Japan Full Moon Yoga & Onsen Retreat
3 full days and nights of fluid Vinyasa & Yin Yoga, meditation, dance, devotion, connection, hot spring bathing (onsen), traditional Japanese food, and inn-style (ryokan) accommodation, in a gorgeous natural setting of lush forest, deep valleys, and swiftly-flowing rivers.
Type of Event
December 5 - 8, 2014, at Yunokaze Hazu Onsen, in the Yuya Onsen area, Aichi Prefecture, JAPAN
3 full days of Yoga, meditation, connection, devotion, hot spring bathing (onsen), traditional Japanese food, & inn-style (ryokan) accommodation, in a gorgeous natural setting of lush forest, deep valleys, and swiftly-flowing rivers.
We’ve timed the retreat to coincide with a little bit of winter chill – the best time to enjoy the hot healing waters of a natural hot spring (onsen), and a Full Moon on the Saturday evening. Hazu Onsen has beautiful outdoor cedar baths (rotenburo), from where you can bathe, river below and full moon above.
Lucy will share her love of asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation, and heart-centred yoga philosophy, softened and sweetened by the devotional arts and attitudes of bhakti (the yoga of devotion/surrender). Maho will add her sensitive hands-on adjustments and translation, and an introduction to the meditative art of contact improvisation.
Please contact Maho Shimada to register: and for information regarding transfer of payment. For non-Japanese participants payment can be made in your own currency to the equivalent of JPY72,000 yen, with the option to pay by Paypal or into an Australian account.
Wake up to a silent bath in outdoor hot springs, followed by a long, smooth practice of fluid Vinyasa Yoga, pranayama, mantra & meditation. Afternoons will include an intro to the meditative art of contact improvisation, Yin Yoga, and guided meditation.
Hosted by close friends Lucy Roberts & Maho Shimada, we invite you to both rest and recharge in the embrace of wild nature in the old-style Japanese hot-spring town of Yuya Onsen. There are lots of gorgeous walking trails leaving right from the inn, to mountain temples, lush forests, rivers, waterfalls as well as a few cute restaurants for lunch! A chance to discover some of old-world Japan, and make new friends from all over the world.