Activities
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Activities 

We offer a variety of activities such as Breathwork, yoga, and Zen meditation. Relax and get new energy. Most activities are included in your stay and no booking in advance is necessary, but are subject to availability.  The program below is valid until November 30.

Sept 9, Tsukimi Moon viewing

TIME: 22.30 - 23.15

In many cultures, the moon is considered to have a spiritual power that we can tap into here on Earth. Its gravity affects the ocean's tides, and the full moon can light up the entire night sky. In Japan, every year a ceremony dedicated to the moon is celebrated, Tsukimi, which literally means "moon gazing". The celebration provides an opportunity to show gratitude and respect to the moon, give thanks for a good harvest and hope for more positive rewards to come. During the celebration, there are musical performances and poems dedicated to the moon are read. In honor of the moon, at Yasuragi we celebrate our own ceremony outside in the garden at Rundillen with a view of the water and the trees. During the ceremony, a nice Japanese fairy tale is read and you get to listen to the sound of the Tibetan singing bowls. A beautiful and memorable moment. We will bring reindeer mats and blankets, but please dress warm under your yukata. The story reading/activity is in English. Gather at the Dojon.

Zenmeditation; zazen

Time: 07.30 - 08.00

Here you get to try two different techniques that are based on the Zen Buddhist tradition. It is exercising presence and observing what is, within and outside yourself. The session begins with a short introduction, after which you will learn how to sit in the zazen, the sitting meditation and what form the walking meditation, kinhin has. After sitting in the quiet, silent meditation for a while, the group gets up and performs a silent walking meditation that then ends with a moment of sitting again. The session ends with a short reflection. The focus is on breathing and posture. The methods are simple in their form and you can advantageously continue to practice at home. No pre-registration is required. The activity is for private guests.

Japanese morning excercise

Time: 08.15 - 08.30

Do as the Japanese, start the day with Radio Taiso, invigorating morning movements! At 06:30 every morning, this radio gymnastics is broadcast on the radio in Japan. With the help of a Japanese radio DJ and your activity leader, you will be introduced to a series of fun and fast movements that speed up the body! A class filled with laughter and energy that will stick with you throughout the day! No pre-registration is required. The activity is for private guests.

Journey of sounds

Time: 09.00 - 09.45, 16.30 - 17.15, 21.15 - 22.00

Make time for deep relaxation. To the tunes of the Tibetan singing bowls, you will get help to relax with a guided meditation and the beneficial sounds/vibrations from the different sound bowls. During the whole session, you lie on a yoga mat on the floor, preferably with a blanket over you. You wear your yukata and dry underwear. The activity is for private guests.

Yin yoga

Time: 10.00 - 10.45, 15.15 -16.00

Yin yoga is a restorative and therapeutic yoga style that is about calming the body and mind. A counterweight to yang-based, more physical yoga. Yin yoga are positions with a light, soft stretch, performed in silence and with great presence. Each position is held for at least 3-5 minutes, which gives you time to unwind the mind and feel your body. Here we work with the body's fascia, connective tissue, more than the muscles. This is achieved by going far enough into the position and holding it for a long time. The focus is often on the hips and lumbar spine, areas rich in connective tissue and which, according to yoga philosophy, store both physical and emotional tensions. No pre-registration required. The activity is for private guests.

THE POWER OF BREATH

Time: 11.00 - 11.45

Learn effective breathing techniques for stress reduction, energy replenishment and stabilization. The quality of breathing regulates many of the body's autonomous functions. With the help of specific sensing techniques, up to 75% of the body's toxins can be released, blood pressure and pH value can be stabilized and the central nervous system regulated. Good breathing also reduces stress hormones, stabilizes emotions, calms and provides better sleep.

Shinrin-yoku - outdoor walk

Time: 12.15 - 13.00

GATHER BY THE DOJO Slow down a bit more before heading home. After checking out, you can enjoy an outdoor mindfulness walk in the "Garden of Silence & Tranquility". You will be guided in various simple exercises where we use nature and all our senses to help us become more present and calm the nervous system. The walk is performed in silence and ends with a moment of quiet meditation on Rundillen. You participate in your usual clothes. Also performed in case of rain, so bring rainwear if you want to participate. If you have checked-out it is possible to leave your bag in the luggage room at the hotel reception

Introduction to Cold bathing

Time: 14.00 - 14.30

You've probably heard about the positive effects of taking a cold bath. During this session, you will learn more about what happens in the body and how to use breathing to more easily deal with the cold. The session begins with a short theoretical review and introduction to breathing techniques to then practice your ability to withstand the cold in one of our cold springs which are 12-14 degrees - A good introduction for those of you who are curious about cold baths.

Facial copping

Time: 17.30 - 18.00

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Qigong

TIME: 19.15 - 19.45

The practice qigong is a method with origins in traditional Chinese medicine. Qi is universal energy flowing in our bodies. Research shows that qigong has a dampening effect on stress. The movements increase body awareness, providing deeper breathing and better posture. No advance booking is necessary. You wear your yukata and dry underwear. The activity is for private guests.

Activity of the day

Time: 20.00 -20.45

In this class, our well-trained activity guides share their expertise and favorite sessions with you. The activity is therefore different depending on the day. An opportunity for you to perhaps take part in something completely new. On the digital screens sitee you can see what this day's activity is.

Activity Schedule

07.30 - 08.00 Zenmeditation; zazen
08.15 - 08.30 Japanese morning exercise
09.00 - 09.45 Journey of sounds
10.00 - 10.45 Yin yoga
11.00 - 11.45 The power of breath
12.15 - 13.00 Shinrin-yoku - outdoor walk
14.00 - 14.30 Introduction to cold baths
15.15 -16.00 Yin Yoga
16.30 - 17.15 Journey of sounds
17.30 - 18.00 Facial copping
19.15 - 19.45 Qigong
20.00 -20.45 Activity of the day
21.15 - 22.00 Journey of sounds

Frequently asked questions about our activities

  • Do I need to prebook activites?

    No, we have drop-in on our activities. There is a limited number of places, so arrive well before the session begin. With respect for other guests, please do not step in on the started activity.

  • What do I wear on the activities?

    You can wear your yukata (Japanese cotton robe) during the activities. Be sure to wear underwear or dry swimwear underneath. For yoga, however, we recommend that you bring comfortable clothes to yoga in.

  • Do you have a gym?

    Outside next to our Japanese garden you will find our outdoor gym, which you are free to use at any time. There are also nice walking and jogging trails in the area. Ask for a map at the reception.

  • Can I come earlier or stay longer to be able to go on a certain activity?

    No, you are welcome to participate in the activities that start and end within the time frame of the package you have booked.

Activities at Yasuragi spa

Yasuragi offers a variety of activities for you to get a moment of rest and reload with new energy. Our idea is that you would get some inspiration, tips and advice to take care of yourselt even after you leave Yasuragi.

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