Yoga Sojourn to Japan 2024

Kyoto, Japan • Jun 16 - 22 2024



Join native Japanese speaker, Yuki Riley, and Heather Hagaman for an unforgettable journey to Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto is known as the city of temples and gardens. Travel to Japan with Beloved Yoga for a unique experience as we find a home at a modernized temple lodging and enjoy a daily yoga practice. The theme of this retreat is “Ichi-Go, Ichi-Eh” (once-in-a-lifetime encounter), the principle of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The retreat combines the perfect combination of yoga and traditional Japanese cultural experiences. We will stay in the modernized temple lodging, Wajun-Kaikan, in the Chion-In Temple, which is the headquarter temple of Jodo-Shu (pure land sect) Buddhism. The temple is within walking distance of the shopping district. 

We have curated a week of organized activities and free time to explore the many different areas in and around Kyoto. On the calendar below you will see our organized group activities. The activities in pink are optional but recommended. Participation in the optional activities will require an additional fee. Yuki will be leading these excursions.

** List will be provided upon registration

What's included:

- Accommodations for 6 nights (all rooms have private bathrooms, A/C and WiFi)
- 6 breakfasts & 2 dinners
- 4 yoga classes in the morning & 4 in the afternoon
- Cultural programs including Sutra copying meditation, tea ceremony, traditional Japanese sweet-making class, etc.

What's not included:

There are no airports in Kyoto. The closest airport is 1.5 hours away (Osaka). We recommend people to fly into Tokyo, stay a few days and then take the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto.

- Airfare to Japan
- Airport transfers to & from Wajun-Kaikan
- Airport taxes
- Travel insurance
- Optional transportation & excursions

Price per person:

- single occupancy $3600
- double occupancy $2400
- Teens (ages 12+) are welcome to attend with parents. Some rooms may accommodate triple occupancy for a family. Please inquire by emailing


- $500 deposit per person to reserve a spot
- Balance to be paid in full by May 15, 2024
- Pay in full by January 1 and get $100 off! Contact for the discount.

Cancellation Policy:

Deposits are 100% refundable before January 1, 2024, and 50% refundable before March 1, 2024.  No refunds will be issued on or after March 1, 2024, for the deposit or the final balance unless your space can be filled with someone from the waiting list. No credits or refunds will be issued if cancellation is received within one month of the retreat start date. If Beloved Yoga must cancel due to insufficient enrollment, your deposit and any paid installment and balance will be refunded in full.

Travel Insurance:

We recommend that international retreat participants take out travel insurance in case of any life situation that may alter your plans. You may consider plans from,, or any other option provided by your credit card, airline, or travel company. Also, note that your health insurance may not provide coverage internationally. Check with your provider and consider additional coverage if necessary. In order to guarantee maximum coverage, most travel insurance providers require that you obtain a policy within 5-10 days of placing your initial deposit.

Optional Activities


Which airport should I travel to in Japan?

There are no airports in Kyoto. The closest airport is 1.5 hours away in Osaka. We recommend that you fly into Tokyo, stay a few days and then take the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto.

  • HND: Tokyo -> Bullet train (~3hrs) to Kyoto
  • NRT: Outside of Tokyo -> Bullet train (~4hrs) to Kyoto
  • KIX: Osaka -> Limousine bus (~1.5hr) to Kyoto

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