Mayamoves Kominka

A Japanese mountain retreat

offering the


for total body conditioning

Move and breathe in harmony with nature while sheltered under the majestic beams of a 150-year-old kominka (traditional Japanese farmhouse) in Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

In the warmer months, enjoy the open air studio looking out onto mountains and rice fields. When the cold sets in, stay cosy by the fire in the indoor studio with big windows framing a winter wonderland.

Personal Training

60-min. private session using the GYROTONIC® Pulley Tower Combination Unit to build strength, create space in the joints for better mobility, and help release restrictions in the body.

  • Drop-in: 9,000 yen
  • Pack of 5: 40,000 yen (8,000/session)
  • Pair Sessions (90-min) also available: 13,000 yen

Bespoke Retreats

Two- and three-day retreats incorporating GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS ® sessions with season-based attractions such as skiing, paddle boarding, hiking and sauna experiences.

Intensive Training Courses

GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS ® Pre-Training courses (6 days total) available.

These intensive courses may be taken as the first step towards becoming a certified trainer or simply to deepen your understanding of the method to improve your practice.

Such a beautiful location! Your breath deepens naturally in this farmhouse studio with a mountain view. Maya is like a magician or healer who senses what’s going on not just externally but also deep inside to help bring harmony back to your body. As you focus on her advice and move, you feel energy gradually flow back into every part of the body. After the session, I feel tuned up and refreshed. My senses are awakened and sharpened, and I feel very comfortable in my body.

-MP (45)

Since I started Gyrotonic, I have become more aware of the movements of each part of my body when I walk.  Even if I have pain in my knees, after the session is over, I feel so refreshed and the pain is much better or sometimes completely gone. My most favorite thing about this class is that the studio is surrounded by nature, so you can hear birds singing, see the mountain scenery, and  feel the wind on you. This feels very luxurious and refreshes both the body and mind.

-MM (53)

About the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methods