JAPAN CREATIVES

1- 9 DECEMBER - 2018

9 days / 8 nights

SOLD OUT

 

Join us in Japan for this artfully blended experience like none other! With eight nights and nine creatively infused days of Architecture, Art, Culture and Restorative Yoga. You will also be hands on with workshops in Tapestry Weaving, Basket Weaving, Japanese Sashiko, Indigo dying, Yoga and Meditation to awaken your creative self.  Set in Japan’s breathtaking art islands of the Seto inland sea, Naoshima and Teshima, this retreat has been woven together with heart to inspire you to access your core creativity, as if opening your heart to a beam of creative energy emanating from within. 

The experience will begin with three nights in Kyoto bathing in the romance as we wander Kyoto's atmospheric streets. Cocooned in a valley with green mountains rising protectively around it, we will experience all of Kyoto’s delights with our very own personal local guide, Rika. She will take us to the temples and a garden in Arashiyama area, famous for its scenic beauty since ancient time. Then, we will move to the east part of Kyoto to visit Kawai Kanjiro Museum. On the following day Rika will also takes us to a Machiya townhouse (traditional townhouse), where we will have demonstrations on the Sensu (Folding Fan). We also will enjoy the Furoshiki demonstration in a big tatami room. 

Our workshops in Kyoto include Japanese embroidery, Sashiko with Meri from Walnut Kyoto and Tapestry weaving with Natalie Miller.

For the next five nights the energy of the Islands of the Seto inland sea, Naoshima and Teshima will infuse you with inspiration, immersing you in the experience of nature, artistic exploration and awakening a sense of vitality and infinity, which becomes the path to your core creativity. We will be guided by Casey Cordoba with restorative yoga and meditation. We will make Japanese bamboo inspired baskets with Harriet Goodall, we will also dip them in an indigo Vat and learn all about indigo. There will be sunrise walks, sunset bike riding, and not to mention we will be visiting the most incredible galleries and art projects on the islands.

Textiles, art, architecture and craft are at the heart of this retreat and the best have come together to guide you.

Be guided through Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller and Basket Weaving with Harriet Goodall as they lead you through artfully making things by hand and caring for the earth. Co Creator of H.E.L.P Casey Cordoba will join this infectious team to nourish our minds and bodies with a daily Restorative and Yoga Nidra (sleep based meditation) practice awakening our ability to discover our inner artistry with great openness and curiosity.

MEET YOUR TEACHERS

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NATALIE MILLER

TAPESTRY TEACHER

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CASEY CORDOBA

YOGA TEACHER

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HARRIET GOODALL

BASKETRY TEACHER

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ACCOMODATION & PRICING

Hotel Anteroom Kyoto

Hotel Anteroom Kyoto

PACKAGE 1 - $3995 AUD

Single Room in Kyoto
Twin in Yurt at Naoshima (share bathroom)
Share in Teshima (share bathroom)

Naoshima Tsutsujiso Yurts  (glamping)

Naoshima Tsutsujiso Yurts (glamping)

PACKAGE 2 - $4095 AUD

Single Room in Kyoto
Single in Yurt at Naoshima (share bathroom)
Share in Teshima (share bathroom)

Teshima Mamma - The guest house

Teshima Mamma - The guest house

PACKAGE 3 - $4150 AUD

Single Room in Kyoto
Single Japanese Cottage (sleep on futon with ensuite) 
Share in Teshima (share bathroom)

Please note the creative tours book out extremely quickly so if you are seriously interested please touch base with Natalie sooner than later.

 
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WHAT'S INCLUDED

8 nights accommodation

( 3 nights kyoto, 3 nights Naoshima, 2 nights Teshima)

8 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners

All workshops, sashiko, tapestry weaving, basket weaving and indigo dyeing

All workshop materials

All restorative yoga and meditation

One and a half days of guided tour in Kyoto which included most transportation, special guides and demonstrations

All museum entries on Naoshima and Teshima

(Chichu Museum, Art house project, Benesse House, Teshima Art museum and Teshima Yokoo House)

 

 

What's not included

Airfares

Travel insurance (compulsory)

Travel budget by Shinkansen (bullet train) and Ferries to the Seto Inland Seas, local trains and buses around the islands and Kyoto (budget $250aud)

Some lunches and dinners

Shower coins at Naoshima 

Bike hire (at your own risk)

All drinks

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CANCELLATION POLICY

DEPOSIT POLICY – To secure your place, a $700 non refundable deposit is required, with the balance owing 3 months (90 days) prior to the start date of the retreat or experience. H.E.L.P does not offer refunds for any reason. However you can certainly to transfer to a friend.

We will try our best to follow the itinerary however due to weather, natural disasters or unforeseen circumstances it is subject to change. In the event of flights being cancelled/ delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, the organisers of Japan creative will not be responsible for delay. It is important that you take out travel insurance as soon as you book the tour and ensure that an event like this would be covered by your insurance.

You will require 6 months validity on your passport from the date of your return from Japan. All prices are $AUD per person and does not include airfares. Deposit is non-refundable and required to secure booking. See our terms and conditions for more details.

For full booking terms and conditions please click here.

ALL LEVELS WELCOME

Think this may not be for you because you are not in shape like the people in the photos ? We hear that a lot, and want to reassure you that you do not have to be an athlete, a triathlete, cross-fitter or fitness guru! We are here to H.E.L.P and believe we all learn from each other and you get out of it what YOU want. You will never be pushed to do anything you are not physically ready for. Our coaching method is innovative and adaptable with your personal progression. We will show you how to modify for your needs and begin your journey towards knowledge and confidence in understanding how to work safely and effectively with your body type and prevent aggravation of injuries.