Entries by CMDefina

Spring Yoga Retreat

Bookings are now open for the following Seasonal Yoga Retreats: Winter: September Sunday 16 & Monday 17 , check-out Tuesday 18 July Spring: October 8 Sunday & 9 Monday, check-out Tuesday 10 October Summer: November Sunday 19 & Monday 20, check-out Tuesday 21 November Late-Summer: February 2024   The Spring Seasonal Yoga Retreat combines the […]

2022 Seasonal Yoga Retreats

Bookings are now open for the following Seasonal Yoga Retreats: Summer 2022: November Sunday 13th – Tuesday 15th Late-Summer: February  Sunday  19th  – Tuesday  21st Autumn: April Sunday 2nd – Tuesday 4th   The Seasonal Yoga Retreats combine the ancient wisdom of seasonal living, yoga practice, delicious and healthy Japanese food, and shiatsu massage. Join […]

Autumn Hot Pot

As the weather cools it is time to enjoy nabe, or hot pot, lovingly prepared with seasonal vegetables. Hot pot is a selection of meat and vegetables simmered together in a flavourful broth. Japan is famous for Shabu Shabu, pork and vegetable hot pot, and Mizutaki Nabe, chicken hot pot. But vegetarian variations made with […]

Furoshiki: Japanese traditions

Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths made of squares of silk or cotton. The custom of furoshiki wrapping dates back to Nara period, when cloths were used to wrap and transport precious temple objects. The term furoshiki originated during the Muromachi period when the Shogun Askikaga built an onsen (a traditional Japanese bath-house) and invited […]