Next Mayamoves retreat: May 2-4, 2020

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yoURban Retreat

Sept. 1 (Sun) 11am-6pm


A unique blend of body, brain and spirit work so you can stretch, move, meditate, rest, reflect and retreat right in the heart of this bustling city of Tokyo.

Pack your day bag and prepare to be transported! Lindsey, Sarah and Maya invite you to an intimate one-day Urban Retreat at Setagaya Yoga Studio, for a recharge and reset, to energize and elevate your mind, body and spirit.
Kick off the Autumn and ground into the “back to school” vibes of September by creating a pivot point for your mind through coaching and contemplating, then letting it permeate your body and being through GYROKINESIS® movement, meditation and yoga. This retreat is open to anyone (all levels welcome!) and will be held in English.

A full schedule will be provided closer to the date but here’s an idea of what we are planning (subject to change): QUIET GREETINGS & SITTING TOGETHER / IMAGINATION EXERCISE & CHECK IN / MEDITATION / MOVEMENT / YOGA / LUNCH & FREE WRITING / COACHING / YOGA / FREE FORM MOVEMENT / MEDITATION &  WARM DOWN / CHECK OUT & FINAL WORDS & COACHING

¥30,000 for the day, including vegan lunch, refreshments and treats
(We have a discount for current clients! Let us know at inquiry.)

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LINDSEY SAWADA (left) is super friendly and approachable. She’s the kind of lady that can find humor in most situations and can laugh at herself when things don’t go so well. Lindsey returned to her love of dance and movement as Tokyo’s go-to Zumba teacher earlier in the 2000s, until she decided to take up yoga – an activity that takes anyone into old age. Especially knees! She specializes in ages 0-80 (her actual client roster) and all body types and gender identities. Everyone can feel welcome and like a rockstar with Lindsey in her studio. Lindsey has truly woven herself into the fabric of her local community in Setagaya, where she has her light-filled yoga studio.

SARAH FURUYA (center) has been called the ‘person whisperer’ with a no-nonsense, no-bullshit attitude that may not be for everyone, but is a breath of fresh air. She is passionate about coaching and self-inquiry, and is committed to storytelling and creating open and brave spaces into which people can tell their stories and take their next steps. And maybe even reconnect with long forgotten, humble truths of just how lovely we are at the center of ourselves, beyond the social constructs that may hide the brightest parts of us. The techniques she has learned from her mentors and teachers are deeply rooted in science and psychology; she holds a BSc Hons in Human Psychology and Human Biology and is a trained ORSC™ Relationship Systems Coach™, and a certified psychometrics practitioner. Yet she has a hunch that something else is going on between all the science. A frisson of magic if you like. And why not believe in a bit of magic. With integrity. It’s fun!

MAYA ILETO (right) is equal parts fun and serious – serious about her work to get people feeling at home in their bodies to create fluid, juicy movement, but fun because we need to move with joy and have a good laugh. She is legendary for her metaphors and for enabling her students to enjoy new movement through imagery – whether you are reaching for a banana or making like a mermaid. She is a conscious collaborator with a background in NGO work, meaning she brings a strong sense of inclusion, conscience and community to any project she works on. No stranger to retreats, she has run seaside retreats in Shimoda for several years. Maya is a GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® trainer and conducts bilingual classes at Studio Natural Flow, Under The Light Yoga School, Tleubaev Ballet School, De Parc Ballet School and Gold’s Gym Yoyogi Koen Premium.


Feedback from previous retreats:

So happy to be part of your retreat, surrounded by abundant nature, amazing people and energy! Thank you so much for the ‘ full-body’ n soul weekend!-Kayin


I really enjoyed everything, the classes, the place, the people. I came back very refreshed and inspired. -Theresa