A Meditation and Yoga/Pilates session is led by a friendly instructor at an authentic Japanese house to help you absorb its healing energy. This relaxing Meditation and Yoga/Pilates session is followed by cooking a delicious, homemade Japanese lunch. This tour is especially recommended for those who wish to relax on your trip in Japan.
Revive your spirit with Meditation & Yoga/PilatesFree your body, mind and spirit by connecting with the natural forces, Let your body and mind rest in the bosom of nature,Feel the universe within and sharpen your five senses.These are the principals that this program considers important as the ultimate state of inner peace. We would like to recommend this tour especially to those who live a city life and for those who would like to take a break while traveling to listen to your body.Our meeting place will be Shiga station, a 40-minute train ride from Kyoto station by JR Kosei-line. Relax and enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Biwa during your train ride over. First, we visit Juge Shrine, which is located in a small forest overlooking Lake Biwa, and balance your energy. It is said that a female goddess is enshrined here. The locals have looked after the shrine since long ago.Similar to Yoga, the Pilates method is is a safe, gentle and highly effective way to strengthen, stretch and shape up your figure. Relax and work with your body and mind with deep and slow breathing at this at this authentic traditional Japanese house. This Meditation & Yoga/Pilates session will leave you feeling totally relaxed and refreshed. It will also try to guide you to look within yourself for a deeper experience. You are sure to feel the beneficial mental and physical results after the session. Breath is a very important component of the Meditation & Yoga/Pilates technique and a proper breathing method will significantly lessen stress. The most effective way to guarantee one’s future health is to appreciate good health now while taking care of oneself. This Meditation & Yoga/Pilates aims to help people ‘Return to who you are by freeing your mind and spirit while working with your body’.Farm to Table: Lunch Cooking SessionAfter refreshing yourself with a Meditation & Yoga/Pilates session, enjoy making simple and healthy homemade dishes as a welcome change from dining out at restaurants. Learn how to prepare (with a little help!) nourishing dishes with plenty of homegrown vegetables and rice. The dishes will of course vary depending on the season but we can certainly arrange the menu according to your requests if made in advance. You will also have the chance to taste local delicacies such as homemade pickles that are completely free from artificial preservatives and utterly delicious.Your mind and body will be surely be refreshed after this tour just a few minutes walk from the peaceful Lake Biwa. After your lunch, your tour guide will accompany you back to JR Shiga station.