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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.

RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

Accommodation:

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 .

Cuisine

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!!