Andrei Ram Yoga Retreat in Japan 9th-12th November, 2017


Andrei Ram Yoga Retreat in Japan 9th-12th November, 2017

4 days yoga retreat for yoga teachers or dedicated yoga practitioners directed by Andrei Ram.

For many years Andrei Ram has been directing life transformative yoga courses in Japan.
Andrei Ram will be offering this special yoga retreat specially designed for yoga teachers or those practitioners who are ready to take their yoga practice to deeper levels.

This immersion course transcends the mere physical aspect of the asana practice, revealing the world of energy, yogi lifestyle, mental control and other mystical aspects of the Yoga Science.

 It will provide techniques to realize an integral yoga practice, and how to direct a self-realization process for other students.

All classes will be taught personally by Andrei Ram

Mount Shigi is a traditional spiritual mountain where several wonderful temples are located.

The temple "Gyokuzo-in" offers the perfect atmosphere to enjoy Andrei Ram's deep yoga journeys and to experience the magical Japanese spiritual nature.

The temple has easy access from Kansai airport area.
It is locatedand 1.5 hours from Osaka and 2 hours away from Kobe or Kyoto by train and bus.


 9th-12th November, 2017

 9th November
- 1:00pm Check-in
Please come to Shigisan Gyokuzo temple until 1:00pm
(Lunch is NOT included. Please have lunch by yourself)

12th November
- 3:00pm Check-out
(Lunch is included.)

Andrei hasn't shown detail of schedule,
but he is imaging all day program.

When he did short immersion course in Japan before.
The schedule was as below.

6:30-8:00  Pranayama and meditation
8:00    breakfast
10:00-12:30    Master class
12:30    lunch
14:30-16:00    Jnana yoga (lecture). Outdoors program. (if weather allows it)
16:30-18:00    Inversion workshop.
18:00    dinner
20:00-21:30    Satsang and meditation

The schedule of this WS is guessed like that.



2280 Heguri Shigisan
Ikoma-gun Nara Prefecture

TEL: 0745-72-2881   (from abroad 81 745 72 2881)
FAX: 0745-73-7233   (from abroad 81 745 73 7233)



Basically room is shared for 6 persons,

There are only shared toilets and baths.



Please book your flight to arrive at Kansai international Airport (KIX).

*plan A

10:49 JR Kansai international airport station
( Kansai-Airport Rapid Service )

11:39 JR Tennoji station
11:45 JR Tennoji station
(Yamatoji Rapid Service )

12:03 JR Oji station
12:18 Oji station(North)
(Nara ko-tsu Bus number 43)

12:38 Nobutaka Bridge  (信貴大橋)

You can take a JR West Railway which costs 1,360 yen, it takes 75 minutes from Kix to Oji station.

If you use a bus,
take Nara ko-tsu Bus number 43 from JR Oji Station
to the terminal stop "Nobutaka Bridge" (信貴大橋)
It takes 20 minutes, 360 yen one way.
or you can take a taxi which costs about 2000~2500 yen, it takes 15 minutes.

*plan B

9:56 Nankai Kansai international airport station
(Nankai Airport Express)

10:42 Nankai Namba station
10:55 Kintetsu Osaka Namba station
(Kintestu Nara Semi-express)

11:01 Tsuruhashi station
11:03 Tsuruhashi station
(Kintetsu Osaka Local train )

11:20 Kawachi yamamoto station
11:37 Kawachi yamamoto station
(Kintestu Shigi Local train)

11:42 Shigisanguchi station
11:50 Shigisanguchi station
(Cable Car Nishi-shigi Line)

11:57 Takayasuyama station
12:02 Takayasuyama station
(Kintetsu Bus number 50)

12:09 Shigisanmon (信貴山門)

10 minutes on foot to Tamakura Institute of Mt.Shigi

You can take a Nankai Railway which costs 920 yen, it takes 45 minutes from Kix to Namba station.
and transfer from Osaka Namba station to Takayasuyama station by Kintestu Railway  which costs 900 yen, it takes 60 minutes.

If you use a bus,
take Kintestu Bus number 50 from Takayasuyama Station
to the terminal stop "Shigisanmon" (信貴山門)
It takes 7 minutes, 250 yen one way.

If you are planning to stay near Namba in advance, you can easier to come by this route, and you can see nice view of Mt.Shigi from Cable car!!

The meeting place is Shigisan Gyokuzo temple.
Our program will start at 13:30.

So please come there by 13:00.

There is a small Japanese cafe in 10 minutes on foot from Shigisan Gyokuzo temple.
and you can eat lunch there(Japanese noodle, riceball, etc.)




Mt.Shigi is at 437 meter elevation,
so the temperature is about 3 degree lower than flatland.
Especially it is chilly at night and early morning.

And the place is an old big temple,
so it is drafty, and its floar is cold.

Please bring warm clothes, blankets, and so on,
preventing coldness from foot.


* belongings

-yoga mat
-yoga wear
-warm jacket(fleece, down, and so on)
-leg warmers
-walkable shoes ( We will walk a rough dirt road )
-blanket (using when lying down, or when sitting as lap robe)
-inner cloths
-tools of writing
-any requirements you stay

There is no loundry machine.


-bath towel
-toothbrush set
-yukata(Japanese style nightwear)

*Useful items

-soap, shampoo, and so on, if you have some favorites.
-drier ( There are some driers in the bath not in the room )
-snacks, sweet stuff, teas, and so on.
(We will some kinds of tea and hot water pots)

You can buy almost nothing on the mountain.
So please bring stuffs you need.


Vegan natural food & non alcoholic beverages,
If you have some inedible object, please ask us.

And everything else

Please don't use fire without permission,
because temples are important cultural properties.

There is a wifi spot in the temple.
So you can use free wifi.
But we recomend that you get away from electlicities to deepen your retreat.

If you have allowance to read,
you can deepen understanding of Yoga Stras, and Bhagavad Gita,
with books as below.
Integral Yoga: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita by Paramhansa Yogananda


If you need to contact us on the day, or in advance,
please feel free to contact us anytime.

TEL: 09055658756
MAIL: sakakiba@gmail.com

Keisuke Sakakibara (Nun)


98,000 yen
(The early booking discount will be applied that costs 95,000 yen if you order until 8/31)

Inclusive of:
- 3-night accommodation, taxes and service charges
- Three meals each full-day
   (from first day dinner to last day's lunch)
- All yoga fees

You need to transfer funds into our Japanese savings account.

About cancel policy, you need cancel fee as below,

・by 8/31     :no cancel fee
・ 9/1-9/20  :88,200yen return
・ 9/21-10/7:78,400yen return
・10/8-11/2 :68,600yen return
・11/3-11/7 :58,800yen return
・by 11/8     :49,000yen return
・by 11/9     :39,200yen return
・after 11/10: all of fee ( no return)

We will pay back  less bank transfar fee.

Register and inquiry

Please enter from following page.

Message from Andrei about this teacher training

Dear students, friends, yoga colleagues and spiritual family.

I'm very pleased to inform you that after many years being away from my beloved Japan, finally I'm going back to share with you all a wonderful yoga retreat.

This yoga retreat will take place in Tamakura Institute of Mt.Shigi During  9th-12th November, 2017

This 4-day WS is specially focus on the energetic aspect of the Yoga practice. It will cover from the Asana system to the Meditation practice.

The Asana practice will have special focus on the energetic anatomy and how to move from the prana and how to achieve energy control .

The meditation practice will have emphasis on the Kriya Yoga techniques, which develop a living spirituality and awareness over the spiritual anatomy of the Sushuma channel. 

The WS will also provide skills and techniques to develop higher awareness on daily living and many more wonderful experiences.

I look forward to reunite with all of you soon.

At your service,
with blessings

Andrei Ram OM
Twitter @   all_is_within

About the Staffs


Andrei Ram

Andrei Ram-Om maintains the tradition of living the life of a Yogi, while living in the ordinary world. He has been ordained by Sri Dharma Mittra to continue passing the living Yoga practices and to share them with others worldwide.

From an early age Andrei had strong insights and visualizations, which make him realized of the non-physical aspects of reality, divinity and Nature’s spirit. Born in Holyoke, MA, he grew up in Colombia, South America, faithful to the indigenous traditions and their respectful harmony with Mother Nature. Then he studied Marine Biology, Dance and Anthropology.

After many years of intense self-yoga practice, Andrei moved from Colombia to New York City in 2003, following an insight call that it was revealed as soon as he met his Guru Sri Yogi Dharma Mittra.

His devoted dedication to serve his guru as full time karma yogi led him to become the senior teacher at Dharma Yoga Center for many years, having the honor to be the head yogi at Kailashananda Temple when Sri Dharma was out of town.

During this time he collaborated hand to hand with Sri Dharma Mittra and Ismrittee Devi to develop the “Life of a Yogi” 200 hr and 500hr Teacher Training programs, offered by the “Dharma Yoga” Center. From 2005 to 2010 he was the senior teacher at these programs.

He has also directed the Yoga-One teacher training programs in Barcelona during 2011 to 2013.

Since 2011 Andrei Ram began to offer the “Self-Realization Immersion Course”, as a way of honoring and give gratitude to his beloved Guru. This course is designed to integrate the yoga practices to everyone’s daily search for self-freedom, and to promote coalition of all yoga styles back to its universal nature: Union, Oness, Yoga.

Following such unifying dharma, he has had the chance to collaborate with other traditional lineages, through organizations such as: “The Art Of Living Foundation” of Shri Shri Ravi Shankar in Haiti, and The “Escuela de Auto-Realizacion” of Priest Cesar Davila, which offers the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda in Ecuador.

Andrei Ram-Om, embodies the virtues of Yoga he has learned from his Guru; kindness, patience, humility, fortitude, humor, selfless service, ahimsa (non-harm), unconditional love, compassion and understanding for all.

He has gained worldwide recognition by his special talent to help practitioners to lose their fears and become steadfast Yogis in daily life. All teachings he imparts are established in classical traditions, which embrace all aspects of the science of Yoga, from the physical to the esoteric.

Most recently, Andrei’s main focus has been to adjust the ancient teachings of Yoga to the current world and its challenges. Regardless if One embraces Yoga tradition as the chosen path or the simple desire to discover the true Self and the essential nourishment of Mother Nature. Andrei Ram is committed to dissipate non-sense spirituality, to awake urban humanity from the blinded materialism and to assist the Soul to bring back the natural joy of daily living. His work supports the growth of true human consciousness as integral part of Mother Nature and never again against Her.

Andrei Ram travels the world leading yoga workshops, retreats, “Self Realization Immersion Courses” and also, as a consultant for spiritual organizations, environmental groups and financial institutions.

With angry determination and unweaving persistence, he stands up daily to become an embodiment of dharma (righteous duty, that which upholds and supports). For the sake of global Supreme Self Realization and Ultimate Liberation for all living beings.


Midori Tamate (Assistant and Translator for Japanese)

Born and living in Sapporo, Japan, Midori enjoys playing a role as a bridge between Japanese locals and foreign visitors.
Midori has practiced with Taka Hosoe for many years and is greatly influenced by his teaching style, mixing vinyasa, Dharma Yoga and esoteric meditation. Having received certification to teach Hatha Raja Vinyasa Yoga in 2012, she passionately shares her study with students.
Midori is happy to dedicate her energy and ability to share the teachings of the great Yoga Masters.


 Keisuke (Nun) Sakakibara (Assistant & Organizer)

Keisuke Sakakibara ( called as Nun) lives in Kobe teaching yoga.
He met Andrei Ram in 2008,
and he participated in Darma Mittra's 200 hours teacher training which Andrei Ram served as a head teacher.
His life changed rapidly since then.
He is teaching yoga in a variety of ways,
and he is trying to make local communities which enable a sustainable and biodiversity world.

HP (only Japanese) :http://nunyoga.com
(only Japanese) http://nunyoga.seesaa.net