Shojiko Retreat 2019 May program

May 2019 Retreat with Swami Narayanananda & Ganga Chaitanya

3-day program with Swami Narayanananda and Ganga Chaitanya will be held at Shojiko Retreat starting May 22nd, 2019.
The theme of the program is ” Basics of Meditation” which will be followed by the program at Tokyo Center titled “Intermediate Meditaion” . All classes will be taught in English with Japanese translation.


May 22nd (Wed.)
14:00 Check in
15:00-15:30 Orientation
16:00-17:30 Asana & Pranayama 90min. (Ganga Chaitanya)
18:00 Dinner
19:30-21:00 Satsang “Why Meditate”
23:00 Light out


May 23rd(Thurs.)
5:30 Wake up
6:00-8:30 Nature walk & Meditation(depend on the weather)
8:45-9:45 Asana & Pranayama 60min. (Ganga Chaitanya)
10:00-11:00 Lunch
11:00-12:00 Karma Yoga
13:00-15:00 Lecture ” Basic Techniques. Mechanics of the Mind”
16:00-18:00 Asana & Pranayama 120min. (Ganga Chaitanya)
18:00 Dinner
19:30-21:00 Satsang “The practice of concentration”
23:00 Light out

May 24th(Fri.)
5:30 Wake up
6:00-7:30 Satsang “Building a steady practice”
8:00-9:30 Asana & Pranayama 90min. (Ganga Chaitanya)
10:00 Lunch
11:00-11:30 Closing the program
12:00 Check out


Swami Narayanananda, who was born in London, England, has been a teacher of Yoga and meditation in the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers since 1999. He has served in the ashrams in California and New York, also as director of the Centers in New York and Chicago. He is a regular teacher for our Teacher Training and Advanced Teacher training courses in the USA, India and Vietnam. Swami Narayanananda has a compassionate and accessible teaching style firmly based in his own practice and in the study of scripture.

Ganga Chaitanya graduated from International Sivananda Yoga teacher training course in 2009 and Advanced yoga teacher training course 2010 at the Yoga Farm in Grass Valley USA. She is also a graduate of the “Yoga as Medicine”, “Yoga Psychology”, and “Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness” course. She has been the director of the very dynamic Sivananda Yoga Centre in Ho Chi Minh City since 2011.


Dormitory : 24,000 JPY
Twin room : 28,000 JPY

Cost is including accommodation for 2 nights, vegetarian meals, asana classes, and lectures.
Payment can be made upon arrival by cash or credit cards.

You may participate a part of the program as well. Please specify the time of your arrival and departure. We will let you know about the cost.