Yoga Retreat and Japanese Culture Connection in Kumano

Led by Amaranta Aguilar & Azusa Morishima

Yoga Retreat and Japanese Culture Connection in Kumano

Kumano, Japan

From05 Sep 2019

To10 Sep 2019

From $1875

I N C L U D E S:

  • 5 nights of accommodation in beautiful Cottages Suites in Kumano
  • Daily rejuvenating Vinyasa classes with Amaranta.
  • Deep Hatha Yoga sessions with beautiful Asuza that will help you to connect with your body and chakras
  • Delicious, healthy and traditional Japanese meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)
  • Excursions, lectures, and ceremonies
  • Guidance throughout the yoga retreat


N O T  I N C L U D E D:

  • Airport transfers
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance (but we can help you with finding options for your trip)
  • Extra night’s accommodations, gratuities for hotel staff and bell boys
  • Tips to our escort-guides, bus drivers
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic beverages, drinking water, laundry, phone calls, personal shopping, etc.)
  • Transfer to Kumano

AMARANTA AGUILAR

After many years of studying ballet, she found yoga where she discovered incredible balancing benefits that gradually changed her life path.

Practicing mainly Vinyasa & Ashtanga, she decided to take a teaching course in order to deepen into her practice.

She went to Rishikesh, India, where she took a 200-hour Teachers Training Course at Vinyasa Yoga School registered by Yoga Alliance.

After that, she started teaching Vinyasa yoga and Power yoga in Playa del Carmen and San Miguel de Allende, México.

She's been traveling to places like France, Bali, Japan & Sweden to teach in different studios through workshops & Master Classes.

Her class is very dynamic, combining Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, a lot of sweat and smiles... along with a nice playlist or live music that will inspire you in every posture.

She loves sharing her practice with others so they can experience the benefits of yoga as healing, strengthening, calming, and empowering practice. 


AZUSA MORISHIMA?

Azusa Morishima has been practicing and teaching Chakra work yoga with a focus on the connection of the body-mind-spirit through 7chakras for many years.

With this practice, she wants to let your inner soul shine and to help you to live in mindfulness.

Her mission is to show you the value of your existence so you can be able to express yourself freely.

She's been mainly teaching in Japan and organizing/ coordinating workshops, events, and retreats in Japan and overseas such as Bali & Hawaii! You'd love her class and her smile!  


THE LOCATION

We’ll stay at Hisetsunotaki Camp Site, in private Deluxe Suite Cottages that have their own kitchen, bathroom with bathtub, and WC.

Each Deluxe Suite Cottage has a traditional Japanese floor called "Tatami" is a type of mat used as a flooring material in traditional Japanese-style rooms. It is made using rice straw to form the core.

We'll experience the comfort of "futons", a Japanese traditional style of bedding which consists of a mattress (???? shikibuton, lit. "spreading futon") and a duvet (???? kakebuton, lit. "covering futon"). 

The whole place is beautiful and located in the middle of nature with its own waterfall, perfect to relax and enjoy the magnificent nature of Kumano. 


THE PROGRAM

As you arrive in our new home for the next 6 days "Hisetsunotaki Camp, Kumano", we will take the time to meet and greet.

You can take some time to rest and explore the city or our beautiful hotel and its waterfall.

In the evening, we'll have a "Welcome Ceremony" to explain the foundations and the itinerary for our next days in Kumano together.


Full days on the retreat will look like this:

  • Wake up and join the yoga practice of 1hour and a half, followed by a delicious Japanese Breakfast
  • Get ready to explore Kumano in one of our excursions.
  • Lunch will be served either in a Restaurant or as a picnic in one of the magical places Kumano has. 
  • In the late afternoon, you can rest or maybe you can join a meditation session or a Yoga Nidra class.
  • Dinner will be served


EXCURSIONS

We have planned different excursions that will allow you to discover Kumano and many important aspects of the Japanese Culture: its traditions, its religions and the spiritual and "poetic" side of beautiful Japan.

A Japan that not many people has access to as a tourist.

The activities are:

  • We'll go to a traditional house of "Shugendo", a spiritual ancient folk religion from Japan.
  • Water purification of our body and spirit lead by a Master.
  • Visit Maruyama Senmaida ricefields
  • River Cruise in Kumano-Gawa river.
  • Walk in Kumano Dodo, pilgrimage route.
  • Japanese noodles Soba catering
  • Buddhist rite of cedar-stick burning.
  • Visit Temple Hananoiwaya
  • Kirtan session


THE MENU

The retreat menu has been carefully designed with local Japanese products.

It will include some fish, seafood, chicken and meat.

If you have any dietary restrictions, just let us know when you book and we will absolutely accommodate.

COST

-1 PERSON

Single Private Room: 1870 USD 

-2 PEOPLE

Double Private Room: 2985 USD (price per room).

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