SoulSongs Bhakti yoga retreat

with Daphne Tse 

A sound experience of chanting, live music, dance and healing meditation.

2019/10/19-10/22 (4days)

Teacher:Daphne Tse

Music&Co-teaching:gumi, Keigo Tanaka

​translator(In Japanese):Yukari Sakai

Venues:Yunoguchi Onsen(Kumano/Mie

Join Daphne for a 4-day retreat immersed in the stunning hot springs (onsen) of Kumano, Japan.


This is a unique opportunity to experience powerful personal transformation through the practices of Bhakti yoga (yoga of devotion and & love), Nada yoga (yoga of sound), and Vibrance (yoga of dance & music) immersed in the beauty of mother nature.


You will spend time with Daphne opening your heart through the power of mantra, chanting, movement meditation, community building and connecting with like minded beings learning how to use your voice as a healing tool for yourself and your community.

This retreat offers you the chance to take time away from your daily life to quiet your mind, deepen your practice and listen to the true desires of your heart.



During this retreat, you will have the option to lead your own kirtan and share with the group.

As Daphne says, “If you can talk, you can sing.   

Everyone is encouraged to  share their unique voice and create music and art that inspires them.

There will be optional sessions to learn tools to create your own chants and nightly community kirtan circles.

Special guest Musicians&Teachers

Daphne's souls family and great musicians Pranada will join!


From Kyoto, gumi will join us to offer his beautiful bansuri tones and sharing the mystery of Indian music.

Keigo Tanaka

From Tokyo, DJ and producer Keigo Tanaka will offer his healing and uplifting musical soundscapes for classes and kirtan.

​Meals by Chankra-n-dou



Daily nourishing and delicious brunch and dinner will be prepared with love by Chakrando.

Fall in love with yourself over and over again!

Bhakti Yoga is the most direct method to experience the unity of your mind, body and spirit.

Come join us to explore the power of your own vibration and fall in love with yourself over and over again!


This is the only retreat in Japan that Daphne will offer in 2019!


No yoga or music experience is required to join this retreat.

Highlights of SoulSongs Bhakti yoga retreat

  • 4 days experience of Bhakti & Nada Yoga, and Vibrance.

  • Relax, take time to slow down and reconnect with yourself immersed in the healing energy of mother nature.

  • Sharing Kirtan circles nightly led by Daphne and open to all participants to share their own kirtan (optional).

  • Enjoy your own voice and tone! Daphne will share tools and techniques to fall in love with your own voice.

  • Daily brunch and dinner, Healthy and energetic meals by Chakra-n-dou.

  • Healing onsen and magical waterfalls. Soak in the nourishing waters at Kumano retreat morning, afternoon and evening.

About "Yunoguchi Onsen"

The area around Yunoguchi has prospered for excavation of Kanayama since the far north and south era, and has been a “Yujiba(Hot spring healing place)” for local residents. Even now, the word “Yuji(Healing method o” is fading, and the source of the Yunoguchi Onsen hot spring here has the original shape of a hot spring that Japanese people have enjoyed and valued for their natural benefits.

Day 1:

    •    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Arrivals and check in

    •    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Opening circle & Introductions

    •    7:00 pm - 8:30 PM: Welcome dinner 

    •    8:30 pm - onward:  Social Hour / Relax / Onsen

Day 2 & 3:

    •    7:30 am  - 8:30 am: Coffee, tea and fruit

    •    9:00 am - 11:30 am: Morning session

    •    11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Brunch

    •    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Afternoon break, relax, onsen

    •    3:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Afternoon session

    •    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Dinner

    •    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm:   SoulSongs Kirtan  & sharing

Day 4:

    •    7:30 am  - 8:30 am: Coffee, tea and fruit

    •    9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Morning session & closing circle

    •    12:00 am - 1:30 pm: Brunch

    •    1:30 pm onward: Check out & Departures


Daphne Tse 

Daphne Tse is a spirited, soulful artist and teacher originally from Texas. Her passion for music started from a young age and took her west to Los Angeles after university. Since her initial yoga class in 1994, she has explored merging her spiritual practice with her contemporary folk singer songwriter style. She studied music at The University of Texas at Austin, kirtan music with Jai Uttal and sound healing with Jonathan Goldman. She has travelled extensively sharing her music around the globe. Her music has been featured on yoga music compilations and has released five albums, Mata, Finding Water, Samahita Live, Arigato and her new album, SoulSongs. 

Daphne has been teaching yoga since 2004 after completing a foundational teacher training in Venice, California. She has taught yoga to children and students of all ages. She is inspired by her friend and co-creator, Ellen Watson, with whom she has birthed SpiritDance SoulSong/VIBRANCE, a combination of ecstatic dance, sound, singing, and touch. She embraces the teachings of Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffman, Mark Whitwell, O.P. Tiwari and Ammachi in her daily practice.

Daphne brings her soulful teachings and music to Japan with grace and joy for living life fully.

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​Retreat Infomation

◆Date:18/10/2019- 22/10/2019 (4 days / 3 nights)

◆Teacher:Daphne Tse

◆Music&Co-teaching:gumi(Bansuri Player、Indian classical music teacher)、Keigo Tanaka(Sound creator, DJ)

◆Language:English&Japanese / Translator:Sakai Yukari

◆Venues:Yumoto Sansou Yunoguchi Onsen(Kumano・Mie)

     10 Yunoguchi Kiwacho Kumano-shi Mie

     *Free parking available 

     *Shuttle Bus is available from the nearest station. Kumanoshi station or Singu Station

       Access(*only in Japanese site. 


◆Price :Early Bird(early bird/reserve before 30/09/2019)118,000円(tax out)

       Normal price 138,000円(tax out)

     Discount for Daphne TTC students(early bird/reserve before 30/09/2019)98,000円(tax out)

     Discount for Daphne TTC students(Normal price)118,000円(tax out)


            What's Included: This price includes all classes with Daphne, training manual, program materials, accommodation  and 2 meals daily.
               Not Included:  Transportation

    * TTC student discount is for those who have taken a teacher training course conducted by Daphne Tse in Japan and overseas. Please tell us the year and place you attended. Discounts will be applied to those who have completed the application in Tokyo / Sapporo this fall.


              * Completed when payment is confirmed after application.

              * Cancellation possible. Click here for cancellation policy.




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