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Transform Your Mind and Body in the Sacred Beauty of Japan

A Yin Yoga Retreat and Training

at a Ancient Temple on Mount Koya

Imagine immersing in mind-body and spirit healing with Yin Yoga, meditation and breathing practices in the mystic serenity of a sacred mountain in Japan with a history dating back to the 9th century. 

This training-retreat is held at Mount Koya in an extraordinary 850 year old Buddhist temple.
You will be surrounded by the sacred energy of the mountain while you reconnect with your inner self and build the skills and confidence to teach yin yoga to others.

This is a rare and special opportunity that will stay with you long after the retreat has ended.


Yin Yoga is a meditative, therapeutic approach to yoga that promotes healing and calmness. It deeply reduces stress and anxiety and balances the body, mind and energy. The practice uses longer holds of static postures while cultivating awareness, allowing for deep release of connective tissue and improvement of joint flexibility. It is a uniquely accessible form of yoga, giving everyone of any ability level to reap the deep benefits of a healing yoga practice


During this immersive 4-day training-retreat, you will delve deep into the philosophy, practice, and teaching of Yin Yoga.  Set against the serene backdrop of Mount Koya's ancient temple, you will learn with master teacher Chiharu Miura and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for yoga and personal growth. 

You will experience first-hand the calming and healing effects of Yin Yoga, and emerge from the retreat feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to share your newfound knowledge and skills with others.

Through a combination of theory and practice, you will gain a deep understanding of the physical and energetic anatomy of Yin Yoga, as well as its relationship to Traditional Chinese Medicine and the art of relaxation. You will also learn practical skills for sequencing and teaching Yin Yoga classes, and have the opportunity to practice and refine your own teaching skills.


  • The philosophy, technique, and practice of Yin Yoga

  • Differences between Yin and Yang styles of practice

  • Physical and energetic anatomy of yin yoga

  • Yin teaching methodology and sequencing

  • Yin-yang theory, qi theory, and traditional Chinese medicine

  • Art of relaxation and the mechanisms of healing

  • Meditation Theory and Practice 

  • 3 Nights shared accomodation at the Koumyo-In, an 850 year old Buddhist Temple

  • Delicious Vegetarian Buddhist Cuisine

  • Certification as a Level One Divine Chi Yin Yoga Teacher

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Your Teacher

Chiharu Miura is a Japanese yin yoga and meditation teacher trainer who focuses her message on how we can heal ourselves at all levels of being.

From the first day she began meditation, her practice became an essential part of her life, untying the knots in her mind and releasing happiness deep from within.

She has a loyal following of students and teaches classes, workshops and trainings in Thailand and throughout Japan. Chiharu is fluent in both Japanese and English.

Mount Koya, Japan

Mount Koya has been a sacred mountain for meditation and spiritual practice dating back to the 9th century. The landscape is filled with ancient temples and serene forests, and offers both spirituality and history.  You will immerse yourself in the tranquility of Koyasan's temples, witness centuries-old rituals, and stroll through the mystical Okunoin cemetery. Surrounded by lush forests, Koyasan invites you to unwind, connecting with Japan's spiritual legacy in a place where past and present seamlessly converge. ​Koyasan is an ideal haven for immersing yourself in Yin Yoga and deepening the pursuit of knowledge.


Komyo-In Temple

Komoyo-In Temple is an 840-year old Buddhist temple which is located in the middle of Koya.

The temple is one of the lodgings called "shukubo," which has a rich history and tradition.  Shukubo were established to provide pilgrims with a place to stay while visiting the sacred site.  Over time, these lodgings evolved into a unique form of accommodation where visitors can experience the spiritual atmosphere of the mountain and participate in the monks' daily rituals.

Vegetarian Buddhist Cuisine

Included in the retreat are the traditional Japanese Buddhist cuisine, known as "shojin-ryori".

This delicious and sophisticated plant-based cuisine emphasizes seasonal vegetables, mountain herbs, and other natural ingredients, and is prepared with mindfulness and attention to detail.

Breakfasts and dinners are included in the course fee.

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Thursday July 11th:

  • 4:00pm / Check in and settle

  • 4:30 - 5:30 Welcome introduction

  • 6:00 – 7:00pm / Dinner

  • 7:30pm / Meditation


Friday July 12th & Saturday 13th:​

  • 7:30am  / Breakfast

  • 9:00 – 12:30pm / Lecture

  • 12:30 – 2:00pm   / Lunch*

  • 2:00 – 5:30pm  / Lecture

  • 6:00 – 7:00pm  / Dinner

  • 7:30pm / Meditation

Sunday July 14th:

  • 7:30am  / Breakfast

  • 9:00 – 12:00pm / Lecture

  • 12:00 – 1:30pm   / Check out & Lunch *

  • 1:30 – 4:00pm  / Lecture

  • 4:00pm  / Departure 

    *lunches are not provided

How to get to Koyasan

Koyasan is most conveniently accessed by Nankai Railway from Osaka's Namba or Shin-Imamiya stations. Take the Nankai Koya Line from either station to the Gokurakubashi terminal station. A few limited express trains operate directly to Gokurakubashi (80 minutes, 1720 yen, every 1-3 hours). Otherwise take an express or rapid express train (100 minutes, 930 yen, every 20-30 minutes), most of which require a transfer at Hashimoto Station along the way.

At Gokurakubashi, transfer to the cablecar which travels up the mountain to Koyasan. The ride takes about five minutes and costs 500 yen. From the top station, it is a ten minute bus ride into the town center (300 yen to Senjuinbashi bus stop). Note that it is not permitted to walk along the street which connects the cablecar station with the town center.

To save money consider using the Koyasan World Heritage Ticket or Kansai Thru Pass.

July 11- 14 2024  

What is Included?

  • 3 nights Temple Accommodation

  • Breakfasts and Dinners

  • 4 days of Yin Yoga Teacher Training

  • Manual

  • Certification

Limited to 15 participants only, this retreat will sell out fast!


Single occupancy room: 165,000 JPY (1050 USD)

  *Early Bird until June 11 150,000 JPY (950 USD)

Double occupancy room: 155,000 JPY (1000USD)

   *Early Bird until June 11 140,000 JPY (900 USD)

Take the first step and reserve your space today!

We can't wait to welcome you to this one-of-a-kind retreat and share in the transformative power of Yin Yoga together.

Questions? Send me a message below!

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