Nozawa Holidays - Accommodation, Snow& Ski, Mountain Biking & Cycling, Yoga & Meditation Retreats, Shinetsu Trail hikes & Trail running in Nozawa Onsen, Japan
from United States, September 2019
"Beautiful place along with great yoga and meditation"
The town has so many nice Onsen to relax in before or after yoga practice. Bobby is an awesome instructor and also knowledgeable about the town and surrounding area. Two other instructors, Luke and Mariko, were in charge of breakfast and made some of the best food! They put a healthy spin on some well know Japanese dishes with Vegan and Vegetarian options and it was delicious :)
from Australia, August 2018
"One of the best weeks of my life!"
First of all the location is incredible. 2hr from Tokyo but feels like another world. You're up high in stunning country with wild forest above you on three sides and a view for miles on the other. The town is famous for its hot baths too - these alone would be worth making the trip for - you'll never feel more refreshed than in this place.
The Villa is superb, breakfast was so tasty and our hosts were full of knowledge and enthusiasm to show us around town, and ensured that we really made the most out of the week with a couple of day trips planned between yoga sessions.
Which brings me to the yoga itself - and look I'm no expert but I couldn't have imagined a better series of practices. Over 12 sessions there was no repetition whatsoever, and the physical and physiological differences have been profound.
Instructor Bobby is an absolute champion, with deep understanding of his field and excellent craft as a teacher.
I've come away wanting to practice more, understand yoga theory better, and go back to Nozawa Onsen for forest bathing and hot spring bathing.
See you next year!