Healing Energies of Water: Ancient Japan - OCTOBER 2020

7 Day Beyond Healing: Mind and Body Mastery Retreat, Kyushu Japan

October 2020

Go beyond healing toward total empowerment and freedom with this 7 day, 6 night Mind and Body Mastery retreat. Immersed in the purity of Kysuhu Island's natural healing mineral springs allow your MindBody to be taken to a whole new level with Ancient and modern practices of Movement, Mind Mastery, Earth and Energy Medicine.

Explore the healing energies of water, steam, mud and minerals as you connect deeply with the natural world, the middle world and the upper world. Rejuvenate your mind and body with various Yoga and Qi Gong practices, seated and wilderness walking meditations, Mind Mastery, Shamanic energy healing and ceremony on mountain top and more. Group and individual healing sessions incorporating and utilising modalities to suit your individual needs are will be available.

Beppu is the world renown city and spa resort on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. Set between Beppu Bay and volcanic mountains, it's home to more than 2,000 onsen (hot springs). Kannawa Onsen district has facilities for bathing in nutrient-rich water, mud and sand. The 8 Hells of Beppu—6 in Kannawa, 2 in outlying Shibaseki—are dramatic landscapes of thermal pools. To the west is Mount Tsurumi, accessible by cable car.


  • Daily Mindful Movement group sessions (inc various forms of yoga for everyone and Qi Gong)

  • Daily Mind Mastery group sessions (inc various forms of Ancient and Modern practice)

  • ·Individual session for healing and empowerment (inc Mind Mastery, Massage with Earth Medicine, Shamanic Energy Medicine,

  • 6 nights' accommodation

  • 5 Breakfasts (vegan Buddhist cuisine)

  • 5 Dinners (vegan Buddhist cuisine

  • Entry to healing onsen daily (variety of mineral water, mud, sand, steam. (Onsen types dependent on availability on the day at each onsen.)

  • Shamanic ceremony in Kyushu mountains - such as the exquisite Mount TsurumI overlooking Beppu


Accommodations will be at a Shukubo in Beppu amongst many famous onsen and not far from Mt Tsurumi, blessed with fresh air and clear water. Shukubo, literally means "sleeping with the monks".

SLEEP ZEN !! The accommodation in al the Shukubo is basic but very comfortable and the host is extremely hospitable..

The shukubo is an integral part of the Buddhist monasteries that manage them and there is shukubo etiquette to be acknowledged such as:

  • removing shoes at the entrance of the temple

  • wearing modest clothing in the temple

  • observing the time schedule (dinner, bathing, waking up)

  • respecting the curfew (some temples lock their doors at night!)

  • respecting the privacy, calm and quiet of the place 

The Shukubo has its own indoor onsen and you can have time for reflection and serenity as you soak at your leisure .


The retreat is vegan and vegetarian friendly

Most meals are included in the retreat and the meals that are prepared in the Buddhist temple (Shojin Ryori) are traditionally vegetarian or vegan. You will have the opportunity to purchase and experience a variety of Japanese or other cuisines.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to us ahead of time, so we can discuss with the Shukubo staff.

To register interest or for detailed itinerary please feel free to email us. More information coming soon!!

Eye to Eye, Soul to Soul with Humpback Whales

Join EJ and Heather on this journey of a lifetime in magnificent Tonga, August 2019 for the Eye to Eye, Soul to Soul with Humpback Whales experience.

Rediscover your natural connection with your Higher Self, Spirit and the environment through the personal connection you make during your encounter with these majestic beings. Your experience with the Humpback Whales is enhanced through the elements of the natural world and the Tongan community that respects and cares for the environment and all its inhabitants.

EJ’s expert guidance and innate connection with the ocean and its inhabitants teamed with Heather’s facilitation of your alignment with the natural world through your own mind and frequencies will lead you to your individual and unique journey, rediscovery of meaningful connections at the highest level and Whale Energy Medicine to keep with you forever.


“I've just returned home from a six day tour of Lady Elliot Island with a stunning friend of mine, a fantastic new human friend, soooo many gorgeous marine creatures and EJ. It wasn't a hard decision to book the trip as my family loved our time in Tonga with EJ and her whalies last year. The prospect of swimming with Manta Rays and Turtles and spotting Whales was too good to pass up and super exciting!!
Escaping the Wellington winter weather for a bit, was a bonus ..... EJ was sensational with her communication while we were planning the tour, and had already done a heap of work putting our package together, so it was very easy for us to make it happen. The tour itself was incredible!! It far exceeded my expectations and i'm still buzzing from the encounters and close interactions we had with the marine life. EJ is a wonderful host and has the perfect balance between giving us our own space and choices, and excitedly encouraging us to follow her expert lead. We quickly became very comfortable snorkelling which opened up an incredible world to us. Her phenomenal photos will give us the perfect record of our experience!! I can't thank her enough (will give her Encounters A+++ as a start  :) )”

“My doctor initially referred me to Heather, who I have been learning from for three years now. She has helped me with the mind tools I needed to stop taking medication for depression and anxiety and now I thoroughly enjoy our weekly group sessions and it helps me to maintain my sense of peace and calm and deepen my spiritual connections.”

EJ and Heather from EJs Encounters and PEAK Wellbeing would like to express their gratitude to like minded souls for the artistry on this flyer. The front cover artistry was created by Malcolm Horton who’s work has been said to come from the heart. The water colour artistry was created by Wise Woman and Artist, Melanie Stokes The underwater image was created by Emma from EJs Encounters.

Please read the last page of the flyer for information on how to book and where to direct enquiries.

We look forward to experiencing your journey of a lifetime with you!

Love and blessings, EJ and Heather