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8 Days Magic Meditation and Yoga Retreat at Nozawa Onsen, Japan

Summer and Autumn Meditation And Yoga Retreat, Japan

This retreat is organized by Nozawa Holidays which will take place in a magical place steeped in culture and natural beauty. This retreat is perfect for you if you want to immerse yourself in yoga and meditation while relaxing in the natural hot springs, fresh local produce, and peaceful environment of a traditional farming village. Yoga and meditation classes are shared by an experienced instructor and long term lover of Japanese culture and language.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation classes
  • Use of village run hot springs to relax
  • Mountain biking, hiking, SUP paddling, and tours to nearby villages
  • Large kitchen available for lunch and / or dinner preparation
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

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6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Japanese, English
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Accommodation

You will be statying at beautiful Kaiya Nozawa Lodge in Nozawa Onsen in traditional Japanese style tatami rooms. Western rooms are also available if required.

Nozawa Holidays Japan Yoga Retreat Schedule

  • 07:00 Ohayo hatha yoga and meditation
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Free time, soak in a hot spring bath, rest, and/or explore
  • 15:30 Arigatou hatha yoga and meditation
  • 18:00 Dinner, wander the village by night, hot spring bath, and rest

Included excursions

Plenty of opportunities to go on long hikes, Yoga and Meditation outdoors at the local Temples (weather permitting) and adventures to nearby villages and hot spring baths.

Instructors

Phoebe
Hridaya Meditation and Yoga School (Meditation)
Hridaya Yoga and Meditation School (Hridaya Yoga)
Semperviva Yoga (Yin Yoga)
Yogacara (Vinyasa Yoga)
Phoebe has been captivated and immersed in Japanese culture for over 20 years. She discovered Yoga as an adult and the connection of conscious breath linked with movement was love at first sight. Her practice and study of Yoga has evolved from dynamic Vinyasa, to its polar opposite of Yin, to powerful Jivamukti, and now to a classical Hatha based practice of Hridaya Yoga and Meditation. The combined practice of contemplative Yoga asana and Meditation has been a profound source of peace, love, healing... and great emotional and physical freedom.

Location

This Retreat takes place at beautiful Nozawa Onsen, Japan. Nestled in the Japan Alps, at the base of Mount Kenashi designated as sacred by the Yamabushi (mountain monks) for a thousand years, Nozawa is a magical place steeped in culture and natural beauty.

Nozawa Onsen is a very traditional town with amazing hot springs, temples, friendly locals, and peaceful atmosphere. The perfect destination to immerse yourself in yoga and meditation while relaxing in the natural hot springs, enjoying fresh local produce and peaceful environment of a traditional mountain farming village.

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking
  • Hot spring
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain walking
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Fireplace
  • Lake
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • ATM / banking
  • Free bicycle
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access
  • Local market

Food

Daily healthy and nourishing traditional Buddhist Shojin Ryori style breakfast made with locally grown ingredients.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Massage and spa
  • Kayak paddling
  • National parks and famous monkey park
  • Visit nearby villages and cultural activities
  • Explore Nozawa and soak in the 13 free hotsprings
  • Japanese cooking and Ikebana flower arranging classes

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 2 SUP boards
  • 2 passes to local spa complex with outdoor swimming pool
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Free use of 2 mountain bikes
  • Use of village run hot springs to relax

What's not included

  • Dinner
  • Entry into paid hot springs (usually 500 yen entry per person)
  • Lunch

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) or Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT).

Arrival by train

From both Haneda and Narita airports, you can catch a train to Tokyo or Ueno station for the Shinkansen or Bullet Train `Hakutaka` bound for Iiyama Station. From Iiyama Station there is the Nozawa Onsen Liner Bus ~ please get off at Shinden Bus stop and walk up the hill to Kaiya Lodge.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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