New Year is the time of the year when we reflect on the past and eagerly anticipate the future, often accompanied by a list of resolutions and goals. New Year is a unique opportunity to challenge ourselves, embracing activities that not only invigorate our bodies but also rejuvenate our minds. One such activity that perfectly aligns with this spirit is New Year Yoga, a practice that offers a holistic approach to refreshment and renewal. In this article, we will explore more about New Year Yoga and introduce a recommended place for New Year Yoga on Awaji Island.
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Understanding New Year Yoga
New Year Yoga is more than just a fitness routine. It is a mindful activity that intertwines physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation. As we transition from one year to the next, this practice allows individuals to release the burdens of the past and welcome the possibilities of the future. Many benefits of New Year Yoga incorporate poses to rejuvenate both body and mind. Not only improving flexibility and strength but also mental clarity and emotional well-being. This holistic approach makes it a highly recommended activity as the year turns, offering a path to start anew with a refreshed mind and rejuvenated body.
Discovering Serenity at Zenbo Seinei on Awaji Island
Located in the heart of the Seto Inland Sea, Awaji Island is a hidden gem known for its stunning landscapes and tranquil surroundings. The island’s natural beauty, characterized by lush greenery and serene seascapes, makes it a perfect setting for self-discovery through New Year Yoga. Guests can immerse themselves in the practice, finding a peaceful ambiance that only Awaji Island can provide.
Zenbo Seinei, nestled on Awaji Island, provides a tranquil retreat, inviting participants to engage in Zen-related activities that cultivate inner peace. From yoga and calligraphy to experiencing Shojin Ryori, guests have the opportunity to immerse themselves in practices that promote serenity and mindfulness. Designed by the acclaimed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, Zenbo Seinei utilizes materials such as Japanese Cedarwood to embody simplicity and elegance. The distinctive highlight of Zenbo Seinei is its remarkable 100-meter-long deck, providing a breathtaking 360° panoramic view of the surroundings.
Special Plans for New Year at Zenbo Seinei
Explore three distinctive plans designed to enhance your end-of-year and New Year yoga experiences at Zenbo Seinei on Awaji Island.
ZEN Wellness and Sunrise Plan (day trip): Awaken your senses with the revitalizing ZEN Wellness session and a wholesome breakfast on Awaji Island during the New Year’s holidays. Marvel at the breathtaking sunrise and reset your mind with an awe-inspiring panoramic view, setting the tone for a rejuvenating start to the year.
Dates & Time : 7:00 a.m.~9:00 a.m. on December 29, 2023, and January 5, 2024
ZEN Wellness & Daytime Self-reflection Plan (day trip): Immerse yourself in outdoor meditation sessions complemented by Zenbo cuisine, where you can try artistic culinary creations that incorporate fermentation processes. This plan offers a perfect opportunity to kickstart the year with self-reflection and self-care.
Dates & Time: 11:30 a.m. ~1:30 p.m. on December 28-30, 2023, and January 5, 2024
Inner Peace ZEN Tea Ceremony Plan (day trip): Delight in the serene ambiance of a Japanese tea ceremony featuring delightful, fermented sweets. Indulge in treats that not only satisfy your palate but also bring tranquility to your mind, creating a serene space to welcome the New Year with inner peace.
Dates & Time: 2:15 p.m. ~3:30 p.m. on December 28-31, 2023, and January 1-2, and 5, 2024
Choose the plan that resonates with your desires for a harmonious and mindful transition into the New Year at Zenbo Seinei on Awaji Island. ZEN Wellness includes activities like meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises. Click here to learn more information about each plan. For those who wish to stay longer, an overnight plan is also offered
|2594-5 Aza-Banaka, Kusumoto, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2301
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