Mount Shasta, California
July 7-14, 2017

The sacred mountains have called Miyuki and Amy to gather a coven of women at Mount Shasta.  
They want to hold sacred space for you and your knowing.  

These mountains know you as a light worker.  They know you are a vessel for the highest good for all beings.  

Mount Shasta is an energetic vortex especially supportive and integrating for light workers who have been delayed on their path of awakening, due to soul challenging life circumstances, physical illness, or needing to digest and release soul and life patterns.  

This dormant volcano range also knows you are sacred rebel and leader.  They want you to bring the gifts and power back from the mountains into your sacred work, relationships, union, and communities.

Throughout our week together,  the mountains, Miyuki and Amy will work to support your continued awakening, healing, and integration, brining all parts of you, your soul, and your gifts and power back to you.  This will bring continued clarity about your life's work and purpose and can also bring joy, vitality, passion, and creativity back into your life. 


                                                 RETREAT GUIDES

Collectively, Miyuki and Amy have offered over 45 retreats.  They have collaborated in a number of retreats over the past few years.  They are kindred spirits, who hold space for women's dreams, desires, releases, and becomings in deep, meaningful, and magical ways.  

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Amy gathers women together to live into the radical change they are born to find. She is a portal for them to remember who they are. Amy guides women to trust the vastness of their gifts, power, and knowing. She is a healer, teacher, connector, and guide and has worked with over 10,000 clients during the past 15 years. She blends her experience as an art psychotherapist, The Daring Way Consultant, Qoya teacher, tantric coach, and retreat guide to support women. In 2017, Amy is gathering women in the foothills of the Blue Ridge and Iceland for sacred retreats. She and Miyuki will be offering the Aso, Japan retreat again in November.


Miyuki developed her professional services during more than 20 years while living and working in 3 countries: Japan, U.S.A. (12 years), & Australia (6 years). She was initially trained as a hospice nurse and later pursued a career in psychology, mind-body therapy, & energy healing. She now resides in Kumamoto, Japan, and her private practice includes time shared with one-on- one clients, group workshops, trainings, university lectures, & corporate clients. Miyuki offers a 3 year training program in Japan. She published her first 2 books (in Japanese: “Transforming Your Self- image through body awareness,” & “Free yourself from Negative Body Image”) last year.

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Mount Shasta is the home of root chakra energy. A volancic fire create two mountains: Mt. Shasta and Mt. Shastina – two energetics, feminine and masculine, which support an overall balancing core polarities of the planet.

We will be in ceremony with the energies of each. When you visit one, you will experience the medicine of both. Many people that visit either mountain feel a Oneness, giving you space to enter into sacredness with them.

Mount Shasta is said to the one of the homes of the ancient Lumerians and a place were the archangels to come to earth.

At Stewart Mineral Springs, red (divine feminine) and white (divine masculine) wasters that join similar to Glastonbury Tor in England. They are the only two places on earth where the masculine and feminine waters rise and merge as one.

The waters of Mount Shasta also embody the meeting of the masculine and feminine energies. We will be about to enjoy baths, dips, and sips of the therapeutic waters.

All that is required is a willingness of spirit and heart. You don't need to know how or why. You will be supported by the energies of the land and water to invite Big Magic into your life during our week together and beyond.




Namaste House will be the home for us during our stay in Mount Shasta. On the grounds there are spacious lawns, reflective paths winding through the woodlands with wildflowers and creek pools, and huge decks.  They also offer guests a pure creek swimming hole.  Laurel and the staff are welcoming, kind, and knowledgable about the area. 




Qoya is a movement system based on the idea that through movement, you remember. You remember your essence is wise, wild and free. Wise, wild and free also refer to the movements we practice in a Qoya class. Wise - the wisdom of yoga Wild - the expression of dance Free - the freedom of feminine movement

Qoya can be practiced by all ages and movement levels. There is no way you can do Qoya wrong, and the way you know you’re doing it right is that it FEELS GOOD. More than feeling good, though, that it feels true. In the Qoya movement sessions on this retreat, we will focus on feeling the physical sensation of truth in the body and following it, locating our intuition as an actual feeling in the body.

Flowing Waters Retreat at Mount Shasta

Flowing Waters Retreat at Mount Shasta


This retreat is for women only. All ages and movement levels are welcome.

*Timing throughout the week is subject to change

Friday, July 7th
3 pm Arrival & Check in
4:00-5:30pm Opening Ceremony with Qoya
5:30 - Group Orientation with Q & A with Laurel, Founder of Flowering Waters
6:15 pm Dinner
7:15 -9pm Ceremony (Waxing Gibbous)

Saturday, July 8th
7:30 Breath work
8-9am Breakfast
9-10am Teachings with Miyuki & Amy
10-12:30pm Easy hike Lake Siskiyou and Lunch
1-3:30pm Sweat Lodge with Linda (over 30 years of expertise)
3:30pm Return to Flowing Waters with Free Time
6-7pm Dinner
8-9:15pm Crystal Bowl Meditation with Beverly

Sunday, July 9th
7:30 Breath work
8-9am Breakfast
9-11am Teachings with Miyuki & Amy
11am Castle Lake, Catered Lunch, Hike, Heart Lake, Resting
6pm Dinner
7:30pm Drum Journey with Maqua to Talos on the Full Moon
9 -10pm Full moon Drumming and Dancing
10pm Return to Flowing Waters

Monday, July 10th
7:30 Breath work
8am Breakfast
9-10am Teachings with Miyuki & Amy
10am Drum workshop with Ann
1pm Lunch
4pm Free Time
6pm Dinner
7:15pm Qoya

Tuesday, July 11th
7:30 Breath work
8am Breakfast
9am-4pm Teachings and Time in Sacred Land:
Six Headwaters, Peace Garden, Bunny, Flat, Sand Flat, and Lunch Panther Meadow
4:30-6pm 90 min Pyramid Meditation
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
8pm Qoya

Wednesday, July 12th
7:30 Breath work
8am Breakfast
9-10am Teachings with Miyuki & Amy
10am-12:30pm Soak at Stewart Mineral Springs
1pm-2pm Lunch
2-5pm Free Time with Optional Qoya
5pm Go to Temple of Union at Lake Shastina
6pm Dinner
7-8pm Saint Germain Channeling
9pm Return to flowing waters

Thursday July 13th
7:30 Breath work
8am Breakfast
9am Teachings
10am Shopping at Crystal Stores
11:30am leave for Cattle Camp swimming hole
12:30 Lunch at Cattle Camp
2pm McCloud Falls with Despacho Ceremony
6pm Catered Dinner at Dance Space
7:15 - 9pm Qoya
9:30pm Return to Flowing Waters

Friday, July 14th
7:30 Breath work
8-9am Breakfast
9-10:30 am Closing Ceremony with Qoya
11am Check Out and On to Your Next Adventure



* Cozy Eco-Luxruy Accommodations at Flowing Waters Center for 7 nights and 8 days
* Hikes and Abundant Time in Nature
* Customized Tour of Mount Shasta and her sacred sites with local guide and expert JOA
* Transportation to and from sacred spaces in and around Mount Shasta
* Sacred Ceremonies & Rituals in Nature
* Healing Bath in Stewart Mineral Springs
* Tantric Breath Work & Meditation Practices
* Teachings and Guidance with Miyuki & Amy
* Qoya with Amy
* Full Moon Drumming Ceremony
* Despacho Ceremony
* Drum Making Workshop
* Crystal Sound Bath Healing
* Time to Explore, Integrate, and Rest
* Vegetarian Nourishing Meals with the most Organic Ingredients Possible (prior to the retreat specifications can be made around many diets including Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan...)

What’s not included:  Transportation to Flowing Waters



  • Connecting with a Group of Women Who are Committed to Awakening
  • Being Witnessed & Seen in a Sacred Coven of Women
  • Being, Growing, and Living in Your Sacred Work, Leadership, Sisterhood, and Unions
  • Transforming Limiting Beliefs, Blocks, & Barriers
  • Trusting Your Body's Wisdom
  • Opening to Receive What Has Always Been Yours with Ease & Grace
  • Rejuvenating & Recalibrating in Nature
  • Clarity to Move Forward with Steps and Actions in Your Sacred Work, Leadership, Tribe/Community, and Union 




Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel for any reason, and we can find a person to take your spot, we will refund the amount paid minus a $250 administration fee. If we cannot find a person to take your spot, there are no refunds; however, you can transfer your paid spot to someone else, so you can send a friend or family member to the retreat in your place.

Please kindly visit our Retreat Polices Page and Retreat Waiver Form.  


Traveling to Mt. Shasta : Planes, Trains, & Automobiles?

  • From San Francisco (airplane & car combo) : Hire a car from SFO Airport and drive directly to Mount Shasta. This is roughly a five-hour drive North.
  • From San Francisco (More airplanes &  less driving car combo) : Fly into SFO, Connect with the United shuttle flight to Reading, & Drive   one-hour drive to Mt Shasta.
  • From San Francisco (airplane & bus combo)  Fly to San Francisco. Take a Grey Hound Bus to Mt Shasta.
  • From San Francisco (airplane, A train, & taxi/shuttle comb0) : Fly to San Francisco,  Take an Amtrak Train from San Francisco to Dunsmuir.  Pre-arrange a taxi/shuttle from Dunsmuir to Mt. Shasta ( a 15 minute drive).  The train can arrive in the early hours of the morning so you will need to pre organize pick up before hand.
  • From Sacramento  (airplane & car or bus combo) : Fly to SMF,  Rent a car or take a Grey Hound Bus to Mt Shasta. This is a 3-hour drive.
  • From Portland, Oregon (airplanes & car combo) : Fly into PDX, Connect shuttle flight to Medford, Oregon airport. Rent a car or take a Grey Hound Bus from Medford to Mt Shasta. Medford is about one and a half hours north of Mt Shasta.

What to Bring?

  • Layers - for hiking and enjoying nature.  The temperature will range from 40-90 in July.   (If you like to pack, we will have access to a washing machine.)
  •  Hiking boots, hiking sandals, water shoes/Tevas, small backpack, swimming suit, your medicinal needs, water bottle, sun screen, bug repellent, hat, and a collapsible walking pole if you wish  
  • Qoya clothes - Anything that allows you to feel wise, wild, and free and a supportive bra.  
  • If you would like to bring home some of the amazing Mount Shasta water, bring small glass bottles that will fit in your toiletry bag.

More questions? Email



                                           November 11-18, 2017

The Japan Retreat : COVEN ::  The mountains of Aso called Amy and Miyuki Yamamoto to gather a circle of women in the autumn sacred holding space of Japan to offer a portal of soul sistering, becoming, and belonging.

The coven of women who are coming together to reconnect with their Divine Feminine are in the midst of their becoming.  

Each woman deeply senses that she is much more vast than who or what she has been, done, lived, or loved.

You know that something more is meant to be :: your unfolding dreams, desires and destiny are seeking you. 
Yet struggle, uncertainty, fear, confusion, and doubt find you here too.

Our retreat in Japan will support you moving into your next iteration and help you to get unblocked.  We will create space and connections for you to become.   

We will create experiences
through sacred sisterhood, expressive arts, movement, Qoya, guided imagery, tantric breath work, and connection to the land that will create portals of knowing, belonging, and coming home in your essence (heart, body & soul).  Being witnessed by and connecting with this coven, you will have a remembrance of who you are and who you have always been (possibly even through lifetimes). 

From this place of your essence that has always been yours, you can live, love, create, dance, and rock out or into what has been seeking you.


Our week together will be spacious for our coven.  Amidst the abundance of fall colors in the coziness of our ryokan with tea,  rituals & traditions, hot baths (onsen), and day trips, we will guide you into the embodied soul space of surrendering, offering, & receiving around the Sacred Feminine.  

We will delve into desires & dreaming.

We will explore what has been seeking you.

We will cultivate inspiration, creativity & connection.

We will harness embodied wisdom through practices & rituals.

We will be nourished by the land, meals, meditation, the moon, & healing waters.


If you are a yes to the journey with our coven, we would love for you to join us.

DAY TRIP :: Takachiho Gorge

We will travel to this mystical healing site that was created during an ancient eruption of Mount Aso. Manai waterfall flows into the valley from the mythical Ten Manai source.  There are a number of sacred sites in the area that we will explore through ritual and the Feminine Divine.


DAY TRIP :: Sacred Sites

We will spend a day exploring sacred ancient sites and magical landscapes with stunning views of nature and the fall colors.  

We will go to the cave in Shintoism where the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine met and the Feminine gave light back to the world.  

We will walk under waterfalls and feel the power of the land.  

We will hold rituals guiding you into the connection with the land, space, sisters, and you.



Collectively, Amy and Miyuki have offered over 40 retreats.  They have collaborated in a number of retreats over the past few years.  They are kindred spirits, who hold space for women's dreams, desires, releases, and becomings in deep, meaningful, and magical ways.  



Amy weaves her passion for soul connection & extensive training in expressive arts therapy, mind body work, & Qoya for over 15 years into her retreats with a touch of magic, lifestyle curation & je ne sais quoi.  



Miyuki developed her professional services during more than 20 years while living and working in 3 countries: Japan, U.S.A. (12 years), & Australia (6 years). She was initially trained as a hospice nurse and later pursued a career in psychology, mind-body therapy, & energy healing. She now resides in Kumamoto, Japan, and her private practice includes time shared with one-on- one clients, group workshops, trainings, university lectures, & corporate clients. She published her first 2 books (in Japanese: “Transforming Your Self- image through body awareness,”  & “Free yourself from Negative Body Image”) this year.


Our Aso Healers : Yoshiyuki, Miami, Michio, Miyuki, Jun, Ramona

We will work with each of these amazing local healers, teachers and artists during our week in Japan.

Yoshiyuki Kitazato: Integrative body worker, Pilates instructor

Mami Morishita: Integrative Body Worker

Michio Sakata: Integrative Body worker who incorporates cranial Sacral, herbal remedies and Kinesiology

Jun Yoshioka: School teacher, a farmer, Buddhist monk, musician, a integrative body worker

Ramona (Chinatsu Ikekawa): Healing artist who incorporates Henna art, energy work and Japanese traditional arts and crafts.  See a video of Ramona's demo for our art making process here









Ryokan Is traditional Japanese ryokan (inn) style – often shared rooms and futon on tatami floors. For those who’ve never been to Japan before, sleeping on futon can feel heavenly. Super fluffy futons with wonderful heavy doonas for the best sleep ever!  Our ryokan offers both Japanese & Western options sleeping options.

There are 4 housing options.  Each has the option of single or double occupancy.  

Single Occupancy means you will have the room to yourself.
Double Occupancy means you will have a roommate.
*An additional bed can be added to some housing options for a triple occupancy.  

  • Japanese Style Room with Futon on Tatami Floors : Indoor Private Western Shower & Toilet. Beautiful View of the Mountains. **Room can accommodate up to 4 women. 
  • Western Style Room with Twin Beds: Indoor Private Western Shower & Toilet with private outdoor bath (Rotenburo). 
  • Bungalow : Cottage with Bedroom (2 Twin Beds), Living Room, Semi Outdoor Bath (Rotenburo), Indoor Private Western Shower & Toilet. 
  •  Townhouse:  Two story residence: Bedroom (2 Twin Beds), Spacious Living Room, Semi Outdoor Bath (Rotenburo), Indoor Private Western Shower & Toilet. 

    If your heart desires, you will be able to experience a variety of onsen.

    What’s an Onsen?

    Onsen is the Japanese word for hot spring and can refer to the bath itself, or the whole hotel around it. Communal bathing is an art that is Japanese culture and as such they have made a very beautiful art of it. Onsen water is believed to have healing powers derived from its mineral content. Long, languid soaks, in combination with daily Qoya, workshops, guided meditations, & time in nature, as well as the city create the perfect elixir for this retreat. Our ryokan offers public onsen for the guests and some of our accommodations offer private onsen located in the room ( Bungalow & Town House options).


This retreat is for women only. All ages & movement levels are welcome.

Your tuition includes:

  • 7 nights at a traditional Japanese Inn (Ryokan)
  • 3 meals a day
  • Group shuttle to & from the Kumamoto Airport
    * Pick up on 11/11/17 at 12pm at the Kumamoto Airport
  • Portals for work around your inner Creatrix & Divine Feminine 
  • Guided Meditations, Systems Constellations, Tantric Breath Work & Psychospiritual Work
  • Daily Qoya Classes
  • Despacho Ceremony
  • Full Moon Ceremony
  • Day Trips
  • Workshops in traditional Japanese Mind Body Arts

    Your tuition does not include: travel to and from Japan.

    EARLY BIRD RATES : Tuition $4800-$6800 depending on room selection. You will find the single and double room occupancy options in the enroll now link.   (These rates will be available through February 19th, 2017.). Payment plans are available.  

    Tuition increase as of February 20th : $5300-$7300.



          Make your $500 deposit to hold your space today. 

                           CLICK HERE TO ENROLL NOW

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You can reach our ryokan by:

PLANE at the Kumamoto Airport

**Included in your retreat package is a shuttle to & from this airport.  The ryokan is approximately 30 minutes from the Kumamoto Airport.   





Our nourishing meals will be locally sourced and organic as possible.  Aso has a bountiful agriculture culture. We will enjoy a mix of traditional Japanese cuisine, including kaiseki ryori (multiple course meals), bento box for our adventure days, and some western meals with a Japanese influence.  


You will have time for solo as well as group adventures both in the country and city.  We will have group day trips and a full moon despacho ceremony. Whether you are an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert, you will be able to delight in your retreat.

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