Kamakura Retreat

Retreat

Yoga , Onsen  & Renewal

in Kamakura

April  9-11, 2021

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This is a Spring season, weekend retreat designed to reboot & renew your body, spirit and energy! We will blissfully take our yoga practice to the beach...Ours days will be comprised of 2-hour daily yoga sessions in a beautiful studio and on the beach (morning & sunset), we will dine on delicious, organic, locally sourced  & amazing breakfasts & dinners, have a day of spa at EnoSpa including onsen soaking, outdoor baths & spa treatments (massages & facials, if desired),  toasting, laughing, sweating, learning &  pure joy.

 

We will dig deeper into our asana and subtle body practice. Yoga will be a mix of vinyasa heat and workshop style breakdown of postures and flow specific to the group's desire. We will also have longer meditations. This is a complete yogic reboot & yoga party! 

Kamakura Retreat

Stay: WEBASE KAMAKURA

Hotel:

Occupying a striking contemporary building, with art installations and wall murals created by contemporary artist, this chic boutique hotel is a 3-minute walk from Yuigahama train station, 1min walk from Yuigahama Beach and a beautiful 15 min. walk to The Great Buddha.

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Rooms & Space:

Double occupancy private rooms are bright and light, understated with clean lines and minimal design include. They include en suite facilities, flat-screen, refrigerator & TVs. A light breakfast (Vegetarian and Vegan options) at Brasserie Gent's, WeBase's relaxed French restaurant, is included with the room. The breakfast or cafe can be eaten inside the restaurant or on the sun-filled terrace with the Ship's Cat sculptural installation gazing upon you. Other amenities include a small onsen, communal lounge for hang out, a tranquil garden and a yoga studio, plus a coin-operated laundry and a lounge. The location is PERFECT for morning & sunset beach yoga, walking to restaurants and evening toasting. It is a beautiful stroll to Big Buddha.

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Yoga: MORNING & SUNSET

Friday (in yoga studio):

We will kick off our retreat with an 65-75 Min. evening, Arrival Flow, clear our minds, set our intentions, connect our focus to the present. The practice will release all of the worries, stresses and life holdings of our busy but, beautiful Tokyo lives, so you can connect to YOU and completely enjoy this fabulous weekend away.

 

Saturday we will have two practices  (in studio and on Beach):

In the morning (in yoga studio) we will have a glorious 2-Hour practice, Very Vigorous Flow, heat building and enlivening, ending with a seated meditation. I plan to poll the group prior to arrival and breakdown the postures or vinyasa transitions you request. This will be very playful and set the blissed -out tone for the day! Saturday evening, (on Beach) after our spa day, we will have a 60-Min. Happy Hour Sunset restorative stretch, tapping into full release, relax and renewal.

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Sunday (on Beach):

We will have a powerful 2-Hour morning Farwell Vinyasa. If the group is up for more workshop style, we can jump back into that or a deeply meditative seamless non-stop beach vinyasa (I only teach that style in this type of small and connected group setting). 

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WeBase provides all props, mats and yoga goodies! Feel free to bring your own mat ( I will), but leave any other props at home!

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*weather conditions will dicated final yoga space, if too windy or cold all yoga will be in the beautiful private studio

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DinE : INCLUDED MEALS

DINNERS

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Friday Dinner:  Brasserie Gent

Included: Set- course menu (Fish or Vegetarian), wine (1 glass), desert, coffee or tea

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This is the chic but, casual California / French restaurant of WeBase. Gent is the sister restaurant to Liberte Patisserie Boulangerie, in Kichijoji (one of my favorites!). The chef focuses on using organic local fish & vegetables harvested every morning from local farms. We will have a coursed menu (first glass of wine included), addition alcohol extra.

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Saturday Dinner: Garden House Kamakura

Included: Set -course menu ( choice of meat, fish or Vegetarian main) , desert, coffee or tea

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Garden House is a delicious garden oasis in the heart Kamakura since 2012. With the theme of “Season-inspired” and “Fine-crafts”, they select products from unique shops and brands from all over the world, to create an amazing and eclectic menu with a Mediterranean palette. Fish, meat, freshly baked breads & fresh vegetarian Mediterranean flavors & dishes are the star here, they combine the characteristics of the region with seasonal ingredients. Garden House also serves beautiful botanical cocktails and wines, not included in the set-course. This is one of my favorite restaurants.

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BREAKFASTS

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Breakfast: Brasserie Gents

After our morning yoga, a light French/Continental breakfast (Vegetarian and Vegan options will be available for us upon request) at Brasserie Gent's, WeBase's relaxed French restaurant. The breakfast or cafe can be eaten inside the restaurant or on the sun-filled terrace with the Ship's Cat sculptural installation gazing upon you.

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Spa: ENOSPA

Included: Full-Day entry and use of all Onsens and Pools

Extras Not Included: Spa Treatments, Food & Drinks

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On the island of Enoshima facing Mt. Fuji (15 min. taxi ride from WeBase) sits Enospa!

In total there are 15 different types of natural hot spring baths/ onsens offered. EnoSpa has much more than just natural hot springs & onsen , there is also the luxury Beng Teng Spa, offering both Yumemi & Shiatsu massage, Aufguss sauna, heated indoor and outdoor infinity pools set over the ocean with striking views of Fuji (these are unisex heated pools swimsuit required), relaxation lounges, luxurious change rooms, as well as restaurants and cafe serving seasonal food, snacks, drinks (juices, beer, cocktails and wines) . Upon arrival to the spa, you will choose a locker with a wristband key, simply swipe your key to pay for items as you go, such as massage, facial or food and drinks. Full relaxing and luxuriating! 

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*There is strictly no body art/ tattoos allowed in the Eno Spa facility. This is a common rule for Japanese hot spring (onsen) and one that is strictly enforced. You will need to cover all tattoos with waterproof makeup or waterproof bandage before entry.

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Deets: DAILY ITINERARY & COST

Friday ,April 9

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Check-In 4pm-4:30pm

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Arrival Flow: 5pm-6ishpm , in studio

A Vinyasa designed to get us there, grounded in the weekend, release any holdings from the week and get connected to our beautiful time away.

 

Dinner:  7pm, Brasserie Gents

Set- course menu (Fish or Vegetarian), wine (1 glass), desert, coffee or tea

We will have a beautiful coursed menu (first glass of wine included), addition alcohol extra.

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After Dinner Drinks: Seedless

If we are so inclined, Seedless Bar & Restaurant has a fantastic view of the ocean and is a funky, "California" vibe, hip spot for a few after dinner drinks. 1 min walk from WeBase.

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Saturday ,April 10

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Morning Flow: 7am-9am , in studio (workshop & vinyasa)

A deep challenging morning Vinyasa to start, then we will dive into workshop style breakdown and play (asana breakdown TBD upon your requests). We will end in a seated guided -meditation. This will be a sweat forward, work- hard-play- hard style of practice. You will learn, be challenged and feel lifted physically and energetically.

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Breakfast:  9am, Brasserie Gents

A light French/Continental breakfast featuring breads baked from by the Liberte Patisserie Boulangerie chefs  (Vegetarian and Vegan options will be available for us upon request)

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Spa: 10:30a-2:30pm(ish) EnoSpa

We will taxi to Enoshima island for an day of soaking in onsen pools, heated outdoor pools over looking stunning views and spa treatments (extra charge). There are 2 restaurants for a bite or drinks (extra charge)...after our deep morning workshop this will feel amazing in our bodies!

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Happy Hour Flow: 3:30p-ish -4:30p-ish, beach

This will be a restorative flow, fluid, heart-openers, slow sun salutations and positive ion catching balances. We will be loose and open to receive after our day of spa. Our flow will roll us right into sunset, yoga mat, toasting and sipping on the beach.

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Dinner: 7:30p (walking, leave by 7pm), Garden House Kamakura

Set- course menu (Fish, Meat or Vegetarian options), desert, coffee or tea

We have a garden table under the stars...An amazing and eclectic menu with a Mediterranean palette. Fish, meat, freshly baked breads & fresh vegetarian Mediterranean flavors & dishes are the star. Garden House also serves beautiful botanical cocktails and wines, not included in the set-course. This is one of my favorite restaurants.

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After Dinner Drinks: Yui Japanese public house (Sake sipping)

If we are up for more, a sake & Awamori sipping moment at Yui Japanese public house. This is a small super cute local awarnori and sake bar, also serving cocktails and wine. 10 min walk from WeBAse. Details TBD.

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Sunday,April 11

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Morning Flow: 7am-9am , beach

Fluid, one-breath vinyasa. This IS the moving meditative practice we work to find in our vinyasa. Taking in all of the morning clarity, beach ions, freedom in our bodies & minds as we seal in all of the relax and renewal from the weekend...reboot.

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Breakfast:  9am, Brasserie Gents

A light French/Continental breakfast featuring breads baked from by the Liberte Patisserie Boulangerie chefs  (Vegetarian and Vegan options will be available for us upon request)

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Check Out: By 11a

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Optional Extra:

Walk to Big Buddha

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Final Cost: 
 

2 Nights Double Occupancy

4 Yoga Classes, Meditation & Workshop (6 Hours of Yoga)

2 Breakfasts

2 Dinners (extras charges noted above)

Day Spa & Onsen (extras charges noted above)

Extra yoga surprise goodies

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Total  

60,000 yen

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Deposit  

30,000 yen  at Registration (or pay in full) 

 

*payments  cash only 

*payment details after Registration Submission

*final balance due FEBRUARY 1st

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Kamakura  

Yoga Renewal Retreat

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