In May 2019 we (Deb & Russ) will be running our first ever yoga retreat in Japan. We lived in Japan for 4 years and are keen to share our love by running this once in a lifetime yoga experience which will be the perfect blend between relaxation, sightseeing, yoga, travel + fun.

If you're curious about Japan, heading overseas for a destination yoga retreat, or would like to join us but want to know more - send us an email at! We’ll send you some more details so you’ll know if this trip is for you!


Q. Where should I book my flights to/from?

A. The retreat will start on Saturday May 18th in Kyoto and finish on Saturday May 25th in Tokyo. Travel between the cities is an easy 2.5-3 hr trip on bullet train. So we recommend flying in and out of either Osaka (near Kyoto) or Tokyo and allowing for travel time either way. Keep an eye out on Jetstar as they often have return for free specials toward the end the year.

Q. What kind of retreat is this?

We are still putting together our itinerary, but expect this to be a combination of daily yoga, travel, food & fun! We hope to include some cultural tours, walks, downtime, opportunities to chillout & of course come together and share amazing food. Various accommodation options will be available - most of these are based on twin share or double. More details to follow on our information night.

Q. Why Japan?

A. Japan is close to our heart. Aside from living there for 4 years… it was IN Japan that the seed to create Younga Yoga Studio was planted.

We visited a tiny little studio in the heart of Tokyo back in 2003 and realised that Wollongong needed a place like that….dedicated to the practice of yoga… (at that time there were no dedicated yoga studios in Wollongong - no vinyasa yoga - mainly iyengar classes in community halls). We spent two years in Japan saving to open the studio and boot-strapped along the way (working other jobs etc) until we were able to form a community that was sustainable. So essentially - everything that is Younga Yoga…. started in Japan.

Japan is also a fantastic place to travel if South East Asia isn’t your thing. It’s clean, highly organised, very reasonably priced, and yet for all it’s sophistication, is a place that is rich in tradition, nature, culture & more.

There is just 1 hour time difference from Japan to Australia - so it’s also a great way to travel without the downside of jet-lag.

Q. What will the itinerary look like?

A. Details coming soon but think a mix of yoga, sightseeting, great food, down time,


DATES: Sat 18th May 2019 - Sat 25th May 2019

INVESTMENT + DETAILS: package rates will range from $2,500 to $2,900.

INCLUSIONS: 7 nights accommodation, welcome dinner, farewell meal, arrange of activities and daily Yoga. 

EXCLUSIONS: All transfers, travel costs and travel insurance, meals.


  • $100 deposit will secure your place on this retreat.

  • Deposits are non-refundable

  • Younga Yoga assumes no responsibility for you being unable to attend retreat due to illness, travel delays, change of work or other unforeseen events, therefore, you are strongly advised to get travel insurance to cover your costs in the unlikely event you are unable to attend the retreat.

  • There are likely to be 2 price points for this retreat - package rates will range from $2,500 to $2,900.

  • Package inclusions as per information night - 7 nights accommodation, welcome dinner, farewell meal, activities and daily Yoga. 

  • All transfers and travel costs are the responsibility of the student.