Yamanashi Yoga & Nature Retreats
May • July • October

Yoga, Mountains & Good Company


Centered on the practice of yoga in the fullness of nature, Movement Evolution offers small-group retreats in Yamanashi Prefecture. In 2023, we have plans for at least three retreats.


Some of our programs will include vigorous hiking expeditions; others will center on yoga, with asana, pranayama and mindfulness classes conducted at local temples.

Depending on the retreat, accommodations range from campsites to mountain lodges and ryokan.


Each retreat introduces unique aspects of the local culture, such as cuisine prepared by local chefs using regional ingredients, and visits to some of the area's many beautiful onsen.

Accommodations at a historic 200-year-old Japanese house in the beautiful wine country of Koshu

Some of our retreats are held at a historic house that sits in a hollow overlooking the farms and vineyards of Koshu. Yoga classes are conducted at a nearby temple. Dinners are catered by a local chef.


Trail Walking, Hiking & Cycling Expeditions


Sensitive to accommodating different levels of fitness and hiking experience, we choose trails and mountains we hike rated for all levels of hikers. At the same time, we offer options for more experienced mountaineers.

The areas of Yamanashi where we hold our retreats have outstanding roads for cycling. We can accommodate anyone who wants to bring a bicycle.

Nozomi - Kentoku Climbing.HEIC

Unique Yoga Classes & Wellness Programs

Yoga classes will be conducted in local temples and outdoors at campsites. In addition to asana and pranayama, we offer programs focused on wellness and therapeutic modalities. For groups, we can tailor the content to individual interests.

Yoga in Kannon.HEIC


Bordering Tokyo to the east and Nagano to the northwest, Yamanashi is the home of many of Japan's tallest and best-known mountains, including Mt. Fuji. More than a quarter of the prefecture's land area is designated Natural Parks. Movement Evolution conducts many of our retreats amongst the lush farmland of Koshu, Japan's wine country.

Details of our 2023 retreats will be posted by early spring.
For inquiries and reservations contact Movement Evolution.