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*BOOM SHAKTI – A special fundraiser event organised by our friends at Powder Yoga Niseko in support of Sam Kerr's family

Tuesday, 21 March, 17:30 – 19:30
Powderyoga Studio, Aya Niseko, 5F

Come join Powderyoga teachers Kanami, Louise, Jo, Ai and Jenn, who each will be teaching a 20-25 min portion of the 120 min class.

Sam Kerr sadly passed away in an avalanche a couple of weeks ago. All proceeds from this event will go to Sam Kerr's family.

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Ashtanga Yoga with Marika

General Weekly Class Schedule

Tuesdays 11:30am - 12:30 (The Orchards): Ashtanga Basics
Sundays 19:00 - 20:00 (The Orchards or hirafu188): Ashtanga Basics at The Orchards this Sunday (6 Nov) – do stay tuned or register with Marika for weekly venue updates

Basics Class price JPY1,000 drop in, or JPY4,000 for 5 classes

Thursdays 18:50 - 20:20: Ashtanga Full Primary Series at The Orchards (yoga experience recommended)
Class price JPY1,200drop in, or JPY5,000 for 5 classes

via Marika Ohtani Yoga

Eight Yoga Mudras for Better Health

You often hear that your health is in your hands. Well, it literally is. Mudras are hand and finger gestures that we can adopt during meditation or pranayama (breathing exercises). They are considered to be ritual gestures, and you can often see them depicted in ancient scripts and Hindu and Buddhist images. However, mudras can also involve the whole body.

According to the yogic tradition, mudras direct the flow of energy to the body and stimulate different areas of the brain. They help to maintain health and can improve various ailments. In the esoteric context, each finger corresponds to one natural element, namely air, water, earth, fire and ether (space).



Lomi-Lomi Traditional Hawaiian Massage and Sports Therapy in Annupuri with certified massage therapist Jameel Ruby.
House calls available on request. Special local's discount ¥3,800 for a limited time only!

Stretching, Science and the Wisdom of Ashtanga yoga

Active stretching in Ashtanga Yoga is for us to experience our true nature in practice and on how to perform each posture with sensitivity, awareness and heightened concentration.

Eventually, when the posture is known, we can drop the details and "be" in the posture. Effort ceases; the posture is expressed from within; meditation on infinity occurs. Infinity is a quality of our true nature.

via Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy

Finding your own posture; Finding your own yoga

"The first thing, if you want to attain to the posture, what Patanjali calls a posture: comfortable, steady, the body in such deep stillness that nothing moves, the body so comfortable that the desire to move it disappears, you start enjoying the feeling of comfort, it becomes steady."

Ki Niseko will be hosting a Summer Yoga Retreat with Aram Raffy – with morning Ashtanga Vinyasa and afternoon Meditation classes from Thurs, 18 Aug – Wed, 24 Aug 2016!

Yoga Lesson Packages
Weekday Class: 2,500 yen per class
Weekend Class: 3,500 yen per class

Locals' special
10% off single classes
Block of any 3 weekend classes: 9,000 yen
Block of any 5 weekday classes: 11,000 yen

Healthy Pack Deals: Combine Yoga with the Ki Niseko Onsen and good food at An Dining, please contact for more details.

Special retreat packages available at @Ki Niseko

For more information and bookings, go to:…/visit-ki-niseko-for-a-summer-yoga…