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February 17th, 2015

Upcoming Workshop / Saturday, March 21, 2015 – UTL Yoga School, Yoyogi

Miles 13

Preparing to Detox

spring cleaning for the mind, body and soul
Saturday March 21, 2015 9:00-11:00

When we begin our journey with yoga, it’s like preparing the soil for a garden to produce an abundance of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. As we deepen our practice, we plant the seeds that we choose
to cultivate. And if we want the best possible result with our garden, we create the best possible environment to nurture these seedlings. So similarly in our yoga practice, it is an important step to cleanse the body and mind to properly cultivate the ‘seed’ or light of our true nature which yoga reveals.

Spring is the perfect time of year to cleanse. It is when new growth appears in nature. It is when new blood is produced in the body and naturally we shed old, unused material. And by doing specific dietary cleanses in combination with asana, healing breaths and meditation, we create the optimal environment for our work with yoga to bear fruit.

In this workshop, we will introduce yoga asana designed specifically to heal the digestive system which, if not working properly, is the cause of many illnesses and diseases. We will look at healthy daily habits that will support you in preparing to detox. Plus we will look at a few suggested yogic cleanses which will aid in our body’s natural desire and ability to repair and heal itself. If we simply lighten the load we place on our bodies and minds, our yoga practice will bear the fruit that will nourish us deep within and eternally without.
Japanese translation by Sawa Takano










January 14th, 2015

Conscious Relationships / Saturday, February 14, 2015 – Sun & Moon, Gotanda


Introduction To Conscious Relationships
a Workshop with Miles Maeda

Saturday, February 14, 5pm-7:30pm
at Sun and Moon Yoga, Gotanda
Cost: 3,500yen

As human beings, most of us are either in a relationship, pursuing one, or frustrated about not being in one. We invest a lot of time and energy to find a mate, get married, and begin a family to have a complete and fulfilling life. But it is our beliefs and attitudes about ourselves and our partners that affect our ability to be happy.

If we lack intention and awareness, our relationships can quickly fill with boredom, irritation, and even hatred. What we envisioned to be perfect eventually becomes broken. So what does it mean to turn ordinary relationships into conscious relationships? And how can we improve or attract to ourselves a relationship and turn it into a vehicle for our growth?

Consciousness is awareness combined with intention. If we can see clearly then act purposefully, we have conscious behavior. To develop consciousness in a relationship, it requires sharing a common vision, clear communication, and an unwavering commitment to practice. It involves learning to examine oneself, relaxing tensions, and being open and accepting to life. No relationship is perfect, but with steadiness and determination it can become so. The secret is that it all begins with practice.

In this workshop, we will introduce the structure of conscious relationships and how to cultivate them. It can be with friends, family, and of course partners and spouses. We will create a vision with a goal for an ideal relationship which includes guidelines on essential clear communication. Also, we will practice exercises for gaining inner clarity and producing outer radiance; dissolving the seeds of our unproductive habits. Finally, we will examine guidelines to support ongoing success in love―how we can choose to create the perfect relationship. With practice, one can manifest one’s ideal opportunity for growth. Couples and singles are welcome.

Japanese translation by Sawa Takano

How to Apply:
If you are interested in attending this workshop, hit Contact and send in a request with the workshop title in the subject.
Include your full NAME, ADDRESS, and PHONE NUMBER.
Payment instructions will be sent upon receipt of your request.

Class cards can be used:
1 check on 4-class card plus 1000 yen, 2 checks on 10-class card or
3 checks on an Unlimited Card plus 500 yen.












January 1st, 2015

Alkaline Recipes


Alkaline Recipes アルカリ性のレシピ


download ダウンロード Quinoa Stewキノアシチュー 

download ダウンロード Quinoa & Veggiesキノアと野菜 

download ダウンロード Hummusフムス 




November 26th, 2014

Food For Health & Healing / January 17, 2015 – UTL Yoga School, Yoyogi

Alkaline-Acidic Foods

Food for Health & Healing Workshop


「食べるものがその人をつくる」 これは本当です。私たちは食べるという行為を通して、未来の自分自身をつくっているのです。





1. 食べ物を通して心身の健康を得ることの目的について
2. 消化と排泄に関するヨガ的な10の考え方
3. アルカリ性で栄養価の高い食品によってエネルギーと体重を最適な状態にする方法
4. 1~3ヶ月のダイエットプログラムの具体的なプランとレシピ




Food for Health & Healing Workshop

You are what you eat. It’s true. Every time you eat, you create your future self. Our food provides the building blocks for our health, literally becoming the assemblage of components which make up the entire body from the brain to our bones. In time each cell of the body is rebuilt by the nutrients in what we eat and helps determine our body’s overall health and vitality, mood and demeanor, as well as mental attitude and experience of life.

Learning how to eat for our health is not often taught by our parents nor by our educational systems, and the old cultural and indigenous traditions that make sacred this knowledge have been sidelined by the convenience of technology and industry. Most information made readily available are from advertisements and media, government agencies and institutions, as well as large corporations. Food becomes fuel for the body, pleasure for our taste buds, and comfort for our emotions.

We will explore methods old and new for using specific foods for cleaning out toxins and waste, maintaining energy, cellular health and optimal weight, and discovering the benefits of nutrient rich food.

We will look at:

1. the objectives for a healthy body and mind through food
2. 10 yogic ideas about digestion and elimination
3. how to have optimal energy and weight through alkaline and nutrient
rich foods
4. a plan with recipes for a 1 to 3 month program

Our relationship to food is vital, and our lives depend on it!





October 6th, 2014

Hatha Yoga Intensive / Nov 2-3, 2014 @ Noah’s Ark, Kobuchizawa



Hatha Yoga Intensive

In this retreat we will study classical Indian Yoga. We will also have the unique opportunity to spend time outside in nature, communing with and celebrating in the powerful elements in Kobuchizawa’s most beautiful surroundings.

– Hatha Yoga
– Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
– Mantra
– Pranayama
– Sufi Dancing

Dates:  11/2 (Sun) – 11/3 (Mon)
Location: Retreat Space Noah’s Ark in Kobuchizawa, Yamanashi

To reserve your space,
email us @ (in English)
With your info below and we will get back to you with further information.


Hatha Yoga Intensive





Hatha Yoga Intensive ハタヨーガを極める2日間
with マイルズ・マエダ



Retreat Space Noah’s Ark

October 6th, 2014

Pranayama Workshop / October 11, 2014 – UTL Yoga School, Yoyogi

Miles 13

Pranayama Workshop

Saturday October 11, 2014
at Under The Light Yoga School, Yoyogi

Pranayama is the fourth rung of the ladder that is AshtangaYoga. Prana is the life-force that animates all things in the universe, and ayama means to control. So the practice of pranayama means to gain mastery of accessing and utilizing the life-force that resides within as well as all around us in the atmosphere. Mastery of prana is essential for the creativity in our day to day lives, manifesting money and opportunities, maintaining positive emotional states, and healing for ourselves and others.

Prana relates to the air element, and this relates to our breathing in yoga. Once we establish the basic relationship of harmoniously moving and breathing in our asana practice, we can then focus more on the subtle elements of a pranayama practice. But we must learn proper breathing techniques in order to build and direct this energy throughout the subtle channels in the body. Because it is through generating, storing and elevating prana in the body that we achieve the ultimate goal of yoga―the state of samadhi.

In this workshop we will learn the basics of a pranayama practice and it’s three fundamental elements―prana, channels, and chakras. We will also be introduced to an ancient Tibetan healing practice to balance the five pranaswhich transform negative qualities into positive ones. This relates to the five elements (earth, space, air, fire, water) and five chakras, and is a valuable tool in developing a meditation practice. We will also see how pranayama then leads us to the next limb of yoga, pratyahara―withdrawing the senses.

Beginning and experienced students alike are welcome to join this workshop.





プラーナーヤーマは八支則の4つ目の段階とされています。Prana( プラーナ)は宇宙のあらゆるところに存在する命の力・生命エネルギーです。Ayama(アヤーマ)とはコントロールをするということを意味します。プラーナーヤーマの練習を通し、生命の力をより多く取り入れ活用しましょう。プラーナのコントロールを学ぶことによりポジティブな感情を維持し、自他を癒します。また日常生活でビジネスやその他様々なチャンスとなる場面で必要な創造力が養われるでしょう。







August 7th, 2014




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July 1st, 2014

Summer Retreat with Miles Maeda / July 19-21, 2014 – Mitake, Tokyo

Mitake 2014

Inner Secrets and Outer Manifestation – The Alchemy of Tantra

Saturday July 19 – Monday July 21, 2014
at Nobori Shukubo, Mitake, Tokyo

Join us this Summer for our fourth annual yoga retreat in Mitake mountain!

Our human life is precious, each and every moment is new and full of possibility.  But we often perceive reality as solid and fixed, our mind is bound by old conditioning and beliefs.  Thus we limit our potential, deny ourselves what we truly want, settle for commonly shared mediocrity.  This relates to our work, our relationships, our entire lives.  We fall into comfortable habits of avoiding what we fear and attaching ourselves to what pleases us.  On the path of spiritual growth, this keeps us stuck; opportunities to experience our fullest human potential are left unrealized.

Tantra is an esoteric path of transformation.  Through it we see reality as fluid, our minds and behavior flexible.  Unlike other spiritual paths which are about denying negative influences, tantra says to embrace them, but with awareness, which loosens the constricting knots of tension in our bodies and mind.  This is the secret of transformation, opening the pathways of our creative life-force energies to allow for their expression and manifestation.  Tantra means ‘continuity’, so instead of having ‘either/or’ mind one has ‘both/and’ mind. So Tantra really means experiencing all dimensions of life in complete fullness, freeing ourselves from our bondage and rigidity, remaining relaxed, open and flowing, residing naturally in the middle, in our center.  We live in full acceptance instead of critical denial.

In this Summer’s retreat we will be introduced to the teachings and practices of various traditions coming from Tibet, India and America to discover how to balance our spiritual life in a world full of distractions.  This will encompass yoga for the body, working skillfully with others; meditation with Tibetan deities to transform our attachments; and teachings about life and love to see a bigger picture of how to truly fulfill our wants and needs.  By bringing increased awareness to our thoughts and actions, we release fear and confusion and develop unconditional love and wisdom.

Course curriculum includes:
Partner Yoga & Venus Kriyas
Deity Practice, Mantra & Meditation
Intentional Living & The Truth About Love
Dream & Sleep Yoga
Healing Circle
Sufi Dancing


Join us for this rich and unique yoga program.  It is intended for all levels of students, beginning and experienced alike.  Bring yourself, bring a friend.  With full alertness and clear awareness we can truly live a life of fulfillment and wholeness.  There is no duality, only totality.

to register, email –

visit the Facebook event page here.


June 29th, 2014

Mul Mantra

Ek ong kar
Sat nam
Karta purakh
Akaal moorat
Sai bhang
Gur prasad
Aad such
Jugaad such
Hai bhee such
Naanak hosi bhee such

God is one. Truth is His/Her name.  Creator, fearless, without enmity.  Immortal, unborn, self-illuminated by Guru’s grace.  Meditate.  True in the beginning.  True through the ages.  True at present.  Nanak shall ever be true.
神は全能。真実そのもの。創始者であり、怖いものや憎しみを知らない。永久で、生まれ変わる必要がなく、グルの恩恵により自分を照らし出す。 瞑想せよ。真実が全ての始まり。常に真実を保て。現時点でも、真実のみ。グルのナーナックは、永遠に真実。

download ダウンロード Mul Mantra mp3



June 2nd, 2014

Partner Yoga / June 28, 2014 – UTL Yoga School, Yoyogi


Partner Yoga – Cultivating A Flexible Body & Mind

Saturday June 28, 2014
at Under The Light Yoga School, Yoyogi

Join us in the dynamic practice of partner yoga as a way to stretch and strengthen the body as well as cultivate a flexible mind.

Yoga works on toning muscle, aligning bones, moving the joints, energizing the breath. It also calms the mind, clarifies our feelings and makes intentional our actions. Now add a second person to this equation, and there is a lot of opportunity to interact creatively, playfully while keeping our intention to learn, grow and excel.

We walk our spiritual path alone, but in the physical world we rely on others in work, friendship, and love.
It is an illusion that we can function in the world by ourselves; we must learn to skillfully interact with others to create mutually beneficial outcomes.

And what better way than to do this through yoga! The energy of transformation multiplies exponentially when we include another in the equation. Our practice becomes supercharged and our potential to overcome our obstacles is supported by the other.

In this workshop we will practice a fun and challenging style of partner yoga from the Kundalini Yoga tradition. These exercises use asana, mantra, pranayama and meditation as a way to break through stress and tension and bring forth our creative energy and skillful means.

We learn to relax, be present, and accepting in every moment. We can then see in our everyday lives how these practices support our happiness and growth. This workshop is for all levels, no previous partner yoga experience necessary. All that is needed is an attitude of openness to learn and willingness to play.














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April 25th, 2014

True Nature / May 31-June 1, 2014 – Karuizawa


Saturday May 31 14:00-15:30 – Yoga Soundscape
Sunday June 1 11:00-12:30 – Tao Yoga



April 18th, 2014

Organic Life Tokyo / Saturday April 26, 2014 – 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo








Meditation for Training the Mind
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Meditation can improve the function of the mind and our ability to concentrate. Concentration and depression are opposites. If we want to focus our lives, we need to be able to focus our minds.

Meditation is about training the mind to concentrate. Educate the mind to concentrate and you will need no other education. This means that a trained mind can be applied to any activity and bring success and eventually mastery. Thus applying meditation to what we do has rich potential.

In this lecture we will explore facets of meditation and what it means to train the mind. We will go over the basics of meditating and how to apply it to your practice and your everyday activity, thus opening the door to experience our fullest human potential. This is open to all levels of experience. Educate yourself to concentrate!

Click here to register!


April 18th, 2014

Fasting & Recipes

Fasting ファスティング(断食)

from Foods for Health & Healing, Yogi Bhajan
ヨギ・バジャン著 Foods for Health & Healing より

Fasting is more than just the absence of food. It is a very powerful tool for healing and strengthening the body. Very seldom is it recommended to fast on water only. It is a good thing to fast on water once a week, but rarely is it wise to do an extended water fast. Most of the time, it is better to go on a mono diet of those foods which possess the healing properties which the body needs. It is safer, and often more effective.

As with any tool, it’s important to know the proper use of fasting before starting it. Don’t just go on a fast indiscriminately, because you can actually do yourself more harm than good. You should prepare yourself for the fast and make sure you have the capacity to go through with it. Preparing for a fast begins with modifying your diet. Eliminate junk foods or nonfoods, and begin eating lighter meals composed of mostly vegetables or fruits. Then try fasting for a meal or two, then for a whole day. When you feel comfortable with light eating and occasional one-day fasting, then you’re probably ready to try a fast of three to five days. It is always best to be under the supervision of a heath practitioner, especially on your first fast, or any time you fast for more than seven to ten days. The key words are preparation, moderation and supervision.

Although anytime is appropriate for starting a fast, springtime is best. The exact time of spring varies from region to region, but it is the time when the climate is changing from cold to warm and nature is reawakening. In the body, it is the time when the blood starts changing. This makes it a perfect time to cleanse and rebuild the system. The other time it is important to start a fast is when you need to heal a particular ailment. Again, this is best done under the guidance of an experienced health practitioner.

People who fast for the first time are often surprised to find that sticking to their diets is only half the challenge of fasting. Often the physical cleansing of a fast is accompanied by a mental cleansing as well. The discipline of the fast can bring out a lot of anger and negativity. If a person has used food to quell emotional appetites, then a fast may uncover these unfulfilled needs as well. The best way to deal with inner cleansing is just to stand back and let it happen. Try to view your negativity impartially as an observer. Every negative thought has a positive thought as its hidden twin. Simply watching a negative thought may cause its positive twin to appear. Then, by substituting the positive thought for the negative, you can change your consciousness from minus to plus.

How you break a fast is very important. Fasting cleanses the body, but it also makes it very sensitive. If you eat nothing but steamed greens for a month and then break your fast with a pizza and a soda, your body is likely to have some rather unpleasant things to say to you! It’s become unused to handling heavy foods and stimulants. For this reason, you should break a fast slowly. Begin with lemon water and honey, or with fruit. Then gradually add light dairy products or vegetables. Save the more slow-to-digest foods – nuts, grains and hard cheese – for last.

One more word of warning. If you’ve been eating junk food for a long time, or in other ways abusing your body, don’t expect to entirely cleanse your system overnight. Go slowly and steadily, making modest dietary changes at first. You will see gradual improvements. Once you have effectively cleansed your system, don’t expect to go back on junk foods without paying for it. Your body, having become accustomed to a higher-grade fuel, will not tolerate the heavy stimulants and nonfoods you once loved. Go back to eating junk foods if you like, but be prepared for your body to protest.



download the Mung Beans & Rice Recipe

download the Yogi Tea Recipe


(translation by Sawano Takano)

April 16th, 2014

Tongue Brushing

from Yogi Bhajan

First thing in the morning, brush the teeth, the gums and the tongue to pull out toxins from the mouth. The best toothpowder has 2 parts potassium alum and 1 part salt. It draws out the mucus and the bacteria that has accumulated. Brush the root of the tongue until you gag and choke and your eyes water. The watering of the eyes is said to prevent cataracts. When you brush the back of the tongue and gag, two balls of mucus will come up from the “monkey glands”. These glands are responsible for collecting toxins that have drained from the system overnight. This should be done a few times. This mucus has to come out, otherwise it will go back into the body when you swallow, and pollute your system.


(translation by Sawano Takano)

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April 16th, 2014

Dry Brushing For Detoxing

Dry Brushing For Detoxing デトックス(解毒)のためのドライブラッシング


Did You Know ご存知でしたか?:

– the skin is the largest most important eliminative organ in the body and is responsible for one quarter of the body’s detoxification each day?
– 皮膚は身体の中で最大かつ最も重要な排出器官であり、1日に身体が行う解毒作用の4分の1を担っているという事を。
– the skin eliminates over one pound of waste acids each day in the average adult, most of it through the sweat glands?
– 平均的な成人の皮膚からは1日1ポンド(454g)以上の酸性老廃物が排出され、それらのほとんどは汗腺から排出されている事を。
– that the skin is known also as our third kidney?
– 皮膚は第3の腎臓といことわれている事を。
– that the skin receives one third of all the blood circulated in the body?
– 皮膚が体内を循環する血液の3分の1を受け取っているという事を。
– that the skin is the last to receive nutrients in the body, yet the first to show signs of imbalance or deficiency?
– 体内で一番最後に栄養が届くのが皮膚であり、バランスの乱れや不調のサインが一番早く現れるのも皮膚であるという事を。

Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing ドライスキン ブラッシングの効果 (more details here 詳細はこちら):

1. Removes cellulite セルライトの除去
2. Cleanses the lymphatic system リンパ系の浄化
3. Removes dead skin layers 不要な角質の除去
4. Strengthens the immune system 免疫系の強化
5. Stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands ホルモンと皮脂腺の活性化
6. Tightens the skin preventing premature aging 皮膚を引き締め早期老化を防止する
7. Tones the muscles 筋肉を整える
8. Stimulates circulation 血行促進
9. Improves the function of the nervous system 神経系の機能を高める
10. Helps digestion 消化を助ける

What You Need To Do Dry Brushing 準備するもの:

Use a soft natural fiber brush with a long handle, so that you are able to reach all areas of your body. One with a removable head with a strap for your hand is a good choice.  You can also use a brush like the one pictured above.

How to Dry Brush やり方:

– always brush toward the heart
– 必ず心臓に向かってブラッシングします。
– Begin with your feet and brush vigorously in circular motions
– 足から始めて、しっかりと円を描くようにブラッシング。
– Continue brushing up your legs
– そのまま脚を上に向かって続けます。
– Proceed to your hands and arms
– 手・腕へと移ります。
– Brush your entire back and abdomen area, shoulders and neck
– 背中全体をブラッシングし、腹部、肩、首をブラッシング
– Use circular counter-clockwise strokes on the abdomen
– 腹部は反時計回りの円を描くように行います。
– Lightly brush the breasts
– 胸部は軽くブラッシング。
– Brush upwards on the back and down from the neck
– 背中を上に向かって行い、首からは下向きにブラッシング

This information was originally posted オリジナルの情報はこちらからhere.


(translation by Sawano Takano)

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