Move, Meditate and Massage Retreat

Daylesford & surrounds, Victoria

Shizuka Ryokan is an authentic Japanese guesthouse in country Victoria that hosts retreats and workshops that sit at the intersection of wellness and Japanese culture.

The 2-day ‘Move, Meditate and Massage’ retreat is a wonderful combination of releasing and grounding techniques to get your body moving with greater ease and joy.

Day one includes a 2-hour private session with an experienced mediation, yoga and shiatsu massage therapist. The session will be designed for your needs and abilities and may incorporate breathing techniques (pranayama), props to assist alignment in meditation and yoga poses, self-massage, meridian theory, acupressure, abdominal massage and a range of other yogic and oriental therapy techniques.

Your instructor will then design a short mediation, yoga and self-massage program for you to take home. On day two immerse deeper into the yoga and meditation practice and revisit learned techniques. A shiatsu massage builds on the foundation and connection to allow a greater sense of ease. 

Be nourished with home-cooked meals and rest in your traditional guest room featuring futon bedding, a deep Japanese soaking bath or a spa bath and a private garden.

Pure zen.

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  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast.
  • Private 2-hour session with therapist.
  • Shiatsu Massage.
  • Personalised written program.

Making a difference

  • Shizuka sources all fresh ingredients locally from farms practicing regenerative or organic farming with some grown on site.
  • More than 1,000 trees have been planted on the 3½ acre property.
  • Shizuka generates 23 megawatt hours of solar electricity on-site annually.
  • All six guest rooms are built on the traditional Japanese principles for insulation.

A word from your host

host, Catherine

“I love that our guests are able to unwind so quickly at Shizuka Ryokan, almost from the moment they wander up the stepping stone path to the entrance”

Getting there

Shizuka Ryokan is on Dja Dja Wurrung country. Located just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne airport and the city centre at 7 Lakeside Drive, Hepburn VIC.


AU $1698 for 2 people for 2 nights.

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