Fall Equinox Kundalini Yoga Retreat 2019

Friday, September 20 - Tuesday, September 24

We are excited and honored to invite you to our second annual Kundalini Yoga retreat here at Yoga Terrace, in Arao-shi, Kumamoto, Japan.  Join us for 3 ½ days and 4 nights as we dive deeply into the technology of Kundalini Yoga & Meditation, visit beautiful temples and healing sites, experience local Japanese culture and vegetarian food, and share in sacred space with one another. 
 

Equinoxes are the times where the sun and moon’s influence on us are equal. Yogi Bhajan said, "on the equinoxes and solstices, the heavens and the earth are in perfect balance."  An equinox is a time where we can release any deeply held dualities while simultaneously activating a deeper connection to our soul.

 

The Fall Equinox is a natural time of balance and preparation. Day and night are of equal length, with the following days shifting us from longer light to darker nights, preparing us for winter. It’s harvest season – a chance to reap what we’ve sown, give thanks, cleanse and prepare the ground to reflect, restore and refocus.  Energetically, it provides a moment when we can effortlessly balance our dual nature, our light and our shadow, allowing kundalini to rise easily and expand our consciousness.

* What things need to start or finish that you've been avoiding?
* What are you looking to begin?
* What do you need to get rid of to make space?
* What negative thoughts or beliefs are preventing your growth?

We will provide the space and opportunity for you to answer these questions, as well as any other questions you have for yourself regarding your life here on earth.  

This is an intimate retreat for up to 8 people only.  This means you will have plenty of time with our teachers to ask questions and get to know one another in a safe, sacred, and relaxing space.

Please scroll down for all the pertinent details, including dates and location, prices and payment options, accommodation information, as well as photos of Yoga Terrace, your teachers, past events, and some of the places we'll be visiting.

Please message us at raenergyhealing@gmail.com or kayoishi1227@googlemail.com with any questions or concerns you may have!  We hope to see you on this special Fall Equinox.

DETAILS:

LOCATION:

Yoga Terrace

1960-68 Kawanobori

Arao-shi, Kumamoto, Japan 8640031

DATES:

Saturday 9/20 - Wednesday 9/24

  • Check In: 9/20, 1:00pm

  • Check Out: 9/24, 11:00am

 

PRICES:

$650 - Dojo

$750 - Prana Room (2 available)

 

EARLY BIRD PRICES **BOOK BEFORE 9/1**

$550 - Dojo

$650 - Prana Room (2 available)

PAYMENT INFO / CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • $100 deposit to reserve your space, remainder of payment due within 21 days of deposit payment.

  • Cancellations:

    • $100 deposit is non-refundable under all circumstances

    • Up to one month before arrival date: 100% refund

    • 2 - 4 weeks before arrival date: 50% refund

    • 2 weeks or less before arrival date: 0%

    • Any fees involved for payment transfer via Paypal or bank are paid by you

SEND PAYMENT TO:

raenergyhealing@gmail.com

ACCESS:

For our friends in Shanghai, we are encouraging you to fly Spring Airlines from Dupong to Saga Airport.  The price is around $375 round trip and is the cheapest we can find.

 

There is a shuttle bus that we will schedule for you from Saga Airport to Omuta rail station, where we will pick you up.  You also have the option to rent a car for fairly cheap from Saga Airport if you would like to have more freedom to explore on your own.  Please enquire with us for more details on a rental car.

For our friends in America, we recommend flying into Fukuoka (or Saga, but not many flights into here) the morning of 9/20 and taking the train from the airport all the down to Omuta Station.  We are happy to provide exact details for you. We recommend onetravel.com and edreams.com for cheapest airfare prices. 

ACTIVITIES:

  • Daily morning sadhana: 4:30am Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

  • Daily lectures on a variety of topics including Kundalini Yoga, balancing the light and darkness within, self-healing, planetary healing, and your part in the shift in consciousness currently taking place on planet Earth

  • Experience Oshidoishi on the Fall Equinox, a very special opportunity to align with the great cosmic healing force

  • Visit Nabegataki Falls, a beautiful waterfall on Aso mountain, where you can walk behind the waterfall!

  • Visit the top of the Aso volcano, and a mineral spring where you can fill up on healing waters right from the mountain

  • Evening meditations and healing gatherings, including Divine Breath Healing (a shamanic breathing technique to communicate with Spirit), crystal gridding, gong bath, and sharing

  • Daily fresh home cooked vegetarian dinners by Okachama (Mom)

  • Daily evening visits to onsen (Japanese bath house)

Your Teachers + Past Events

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Places We'll Visit / Last Year's Retreat

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YOUR TEACHERS:

Kei & Randy have committed their lives to serving together, joyfully sharing the various healing technologies they have been trained in.  They are both certified  Kundalini Yoga & Meditation teachers with over 10 years of combined teaching experience.  Both of their lives have been forever changed by committing to practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga, and their prayer is that can and will change your life as well.

Kei is also certified as an Angel Card Reading facilitator, Theta Healing practitioner, and EFT/PFT tapping practitioner. 

Randy is also a certified Reiki Master Teacher (Usui with Holy Fire lineage), Breathwork facilitator, crystal healer, and EFT Master practitioner.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Accommodations (Accommodation details below)

  • Fresh vegetarian breakfast and dinner every day

  • All classes during the retreat

  • Transportation to and from all off-site trips

  • Pick-up (arrival) and drop-off (return) at Omuta Station

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Travel expenses

  • Lunch: visiting vegetarian Japanese restaurants each day for lunch, approximately ¥1,500 per meal

  • Entrance fee to temples and Aso park: ¥200 each

  • Entrance fee to onsen: Approximately ¥600 per visit. We will be visiting a local onsen, a natural hot spring / traditional Japanese bath house, every night before bed. Visit to onsen is optional but highly recommended!

ACCOMMODATION DETAILS:

  • We have three different room options available:

    • The Dojo (4 available, women only)

    • Prana Room (2 available)

  • There are no private rooms available; we apologize for any inconvenience.  

  • All rooms feature traditional Japanese futon bedding, there are no modern style beds available.

  • The Dojo is the space where we hold all classes.  It is large. The price is much less for the Dojo because of the need for those staying in this room to clean up their beds every morning before 8am class. Also, there isn’t really any privacy if you want to sneak away and be alone for a bit.  (However, there is a bathroom and shower area for changing clothes.)  Please consider this well before booking the Dojo room, and please reach out to us with any questions you may have.

  • Prana Room is a smaller sized bedroom for two, just off the bathrooms and shower.

  • The Dojo and Prana Room share two toilets and one shower.

  • Full shower and bathtub available

    • Bath towels, soap, shampoo & conditioner included

  • Free water, tea, and coffee

  • Yoga mats for classes

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Outdoor patio space with two hammocks

  • No TV available

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