We'll meet at the Tayasumon Gate at the entrance to the Kitanomaru gardens, and stroll into the park together, chatting on the way. After setting up in a secluded spot on the grass, we'll do a 75-minute yoga practice to revive and invigorate you for the day ahead. I will bring yoga mats if you don't have them. After the practice I'll share tips about what to do in the area. The experience will end after about 90 minutes, leaving plenty of time to enjoy a full day in Tokyo.
As a long-time resident of the historic area near Tokyo's Imperial Palace, where this class is held, I'll share my knowledge with you when we meet to do a morning yoga practice. I've practiced yoga seriously for more than 12 years, and am a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance. Doing a morning yoga class in the beautiful settings of the outer palace gardens will help shake off jet-lag and tiredness and set you up for a full day visiting Tokyo. I speak English, French and Japanese.
Yoga mats for up to four people.
The huge Tayasumon Gate where we'll meet was originally the northern entrance to the old Edo Castle and opposite Yasukuni Shrine. As we head from there into the Kitonomaru Gardens we'll pass the Budokan concert hall, and you never know whether some famous J-Pop boy band, or even the Rolling Stones, are going to be playing there that day. The park is surrounded by the moat of the imperial palace, and the cherry blossoms there are spectacular.
I firmly believe that yoga is for everyone, and I hope you will enjoy this experience whether you've practiced before, or if this is your first time doing yoga. Please try to eat at least an hour before, and ideally just a light breakfast. Wear loose, comfortable clothes, and enjoy the class!
Yoga in Tokyo's Imperial Palace gardens