Why not take a short break from your busy traveling schedule and refresh yourself doing slow and relaxing Pilates followed by a warm and healthy homemade lunch?
Revive your spirit with Zen Pilates
Free your body, mind and spirit by connecting with the natural forces,
Let your body and mind rest in the bosom of nature,
Feel the universe within and sharpen your five senses.
These are the principals that this program considers important as the ultimate Zen state.
We would like to recommend this tour especially to those who live a city life and for those who would like to take a break while travelling to listen to your body.
JR Shiga Station (Kosei-Line), about 40 minutes (10th stop) from JR Kyoto Station by a local train.
Train fare from Kyoto to Shiga is 580 JPY.
Our meeting place is at Shiga station; 40-minute train ride from Kyoto station by JR Kosei-line. Relax and enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Biwa during your trip.
Our Zen Pilates session will be held at Jyuge Shrine, which is located in a small forest overlooking Lake Biwa. It is said that a female goddess is enshrined here. The locals have looked after the shrine since long ago.
This unique Zen Pilates session will leave you feeling totally relaxed and refreshed. It will also try to guide you to look within yourself for a deeper experience. You are sure to feel the beneficial mental and physical results after the session.
The Pilates method is a safe, gentle and highly effective way to strengthen, stretch and shape up your figure. Relax and work with your body and mind with deep and slow breathing at this ancient place that is filled with natural and animistic energy.
Breath is a very important component of the Pilates technique and a proper breathing method will significantly lessen stress.
The most effective way to guarantee one’s future health is to appreciate good health now while taking care of oneself. This Pilates aims to help people ‘Return to who you are by freeing your mind and spirit while working with your body’.
Note; The location may be held indoors due to inclement weather. In this case, we will still have a short outdoor session to receive the natural energy.
After refreshing yourself with a Pilates session, enjoy making simple and healthy homemade dishes as a welcome change from dining out at restaurants. Learn how to prepare (with a little help!) nourishing dishes with plenty of homegrown vegetables and rice. The dishes will of course vary depending on the season but we can certainly arrange the menu according to your requests if made in advance.
You will also have the chance to taste local delicacies such as homemade pickles that are completely free from artificial preservatives and utterly delicious.
Your body and mind will surely be satisfied after this tour just a few minutes’ walk from peaceful Lake Biwa. You can really start the next day anew.
Finally, your tour conductor will accompany you on a lovely walk back to JR Shiga station.
We hope the warm and touching hospitality you receive will stay with you as one of the fondest memories of your trip to Japan.