West Virginia
Transformational Women's Retreat

August 10-13, 2018

By early August, your soul may be longing for 4 full days and 3 nights of deep work with Miyuki Yamamoto & me. 

This will be particularly meaningful given what is unfolding in the collective and the personal this summer.  This summer will reveal many transgenerational pieces x collective patterns that you have felt or sensed that are also present in your epigenetics.  Joining us in sacred circle to release, digest, process, integrate, and invite in what is more of you will feel like amazing synchronicity in August.  

Your soul & highest self will brim with gratitude, relief and deep trust in your knowing in joining us at this particular time.  More so than any retreat that I've offered, I have the knowing that coming together to support you in your transformation in August will be pivotal, beyond supportive, clarifying, and usher you through 2018 feeling resourced, embodied, and of course more of you & your magic will be woven into you. 

We know this retreat comes at the most supportive time.  Little did we know when we selected the dates that this retreat would fall on the 3rd eclipse of the summer. 
Yes, we will support clearing the residue of the clearings from the 6 weeks that precede the retreat.  

Yes, you will be held.

Yes, you will learn how to practice stepping into the new life that awaits you from the clearings. 

Join us for these four days.  We would love to support you in this part of your journey. 

When : August 10-13, 2018
START : We begin on Friday morning at 10am.
FINISH: We conclude at 5pm on Monday evening.


What : Gathering in circle with Miyuki, Amy & Glenda with 17 women for 4 full days of teachings, experientials, rituals, breath work, Qoya & time in sacred land. 

Miyuki and Amy have been working with people in the fields of nursing, hospice, art therapy, psychotherapy, groups, & retreats for over 30 years.  Other methodology is based on immense training, ongoing personal work, and through a psychospiritual lens. 

We know you need to feel to heal.  

In our retreats, we invite you to feel through : breath work, movement, Qoya, guided meditation, family constellations, embodied relational gestalt practices, rituals, connecting with the land, & nurturing organic meals.

Glenda will also be offering body work.  She is one of the most gifted trauma & attachment informed x trained body workers I know.  You can schedule with her directly. 

The transformations that women experience from our retreats are long lasting and remarkable.  If you are curious, read more in the Praise tab.

WhereClaymont Society The Great Barn
667 Huyett Rd
Charles Town, WV 25414
Closest Airport : IAD, 40 mile drive
We have women flying in from out of town.  Carpooling is welcome ;)

Nourishment : The meal break down.
August 10 : lunch, dinner
August 11 & 12 : all 3 meals
August 13: breakfast & lunch
*Vegetarian with one meat option at dinner
*Tea & coffee all day with rice cakes and peanut butter and other light snacks
If you need a food accommodation or have a preference : please note when you confirm in your RSVP

A few singles, a handful of doubles and some triples and quads
Please note your roommate preference if you have one when you RSVP

Cost: The fee is $1800 paid in full.  If you need a payment plan, please let us know.  
*If you are new to a 4 day retreat and have not completed the Foundational Retreat, we ask for you to complete 4 sessions with Miyuki or me. 

This is our lowest cost transformational retreat. We wanted to offer work within the United States for those that can't travel internationally.  We have one small scholarship for anyone new to our work, who is in need.  

7 SPACES OPEN.  Registration will close on 7/27.  

REGISTER: email Amy@amytatsumi.comm to confirm and process payment.  



Aso, Japan
Transformational Women's Retreat











Soul Pilgrimage
November 3-10, 2018 


Our week in the sacred mountains of southern Japan is a deep pilgrimage of the soul.  Each retreat that Miyuki and Amy offer are truly transformational.  The women who attend our retreats experience unprecedented outcomes from the moment of saying YES to a retreat through retreat itself and months after.  Read the Praise tab to get a glimpse of what might be possible for you if you join us.
Why Japan : Miyuki is from the Kyushu region.  She knows that the mountains of Kyushu offer fertile land for transformation.  These mountains of Aso called Amy and Miyuki Yamamoto to gather a circle of women in the autumn of 2015 to offer a portal of soul sistering, becoming, and belonging.

In 2018, our third year of working with women in Japan, we are gathering a group of women who are coming together to reconnect with their truest most authentic selves in the midst of their becoming.  Women who know that surviving is no longer an option.  Women who are a YES to working with us this week long to have meaning and fulfillment in their lives, work, communities, and relationships.    

Each woman in this circle knows 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 to fulfill the next step in your soul's pilgrimage in this lifetime.  We will create space and connections for you to become.   

Our retreats utilize experiential somatic methods informed by our combined training of over 30 years in somatic work with backgrounds in nursing, psychotherapy, hospice, mindfulness, trauma,  attachment, expressive arts, movement, Qoya, guided imagery, tantric breath work, and our own personal work.   Our guidances creates deep safety, trust, connection, and belonging within yourself and among the women in the circle and to the land. Being witnessed by and connecting with this circle, 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, nurturing and healing.  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 missing pieces you have felt but not been able to name.  

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. 

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. In 2018, they are offering 6 transformational retreats together.  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, trauma & attachment somatic psychotherapy, mind body work, Embodied Gestalt Sex Therapy, breath 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.


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Participation the August 2018 Retreat, Japan 2018 Retreat or NZ Retreat are  required to be able to Apply to the 2019 Mastermind.


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 lodging at a traditional Japanese Inn (Ryokan)
  • 3 local & organic meals a day from small family owned restaurants from French - Japanese Macrobiotic to Dengaku to the most amazing 1-2 person run shops that specialize in one type of meal. *We can accommodate most food allergies.  Please share this when your register. 
  • Group shuttle to & from the Kumamoto Airport
    * Pick up on 11/03/18 at 12pm at the Kumamoto Airport
  • Experiential Somatic Work
  • Guided Meditations, Family/ Systems Constellations, Tantric Breath Work & Psychospiritual Work
  • Qoya Classes
  • Time to connect with the sacred land & waters
  • Despacho Ceremony
  • New Moon Ceremony
  • Day Trips
  • Workshops in traditional Japanese Mind Body & Arts

    Your tuition does not include: travel to and from Japan.
    Tuition ranges from $5500 to $7500.

          Make your $500 deposit to hold your space today. 

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If you are a yes to the journey with Us, we would love for you to join us. schedule a call or skype with Amy And/or Miyuki. 

Email to schedule. 




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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