You are most likely here because you have been at it ("the work") for some time.  You are so tired of feeling like you can't get what you want in this one place in your life because you have an incredible life otherwise.  You may also be here because you have a deep longing that you are being called into something bigger.  All cis and trans women are welcome to the work with me.  

The next scheduled retreat is in Japan November 2019. Email amy@yoursoultherapy.com to join the waitlist.




A transformational retreat with me is no small investment. 

What differentiates #RetreatswithAmy ?

Many people offering women's work are either grounded in theory/academia, which often creates distance and shame in the process or are spiritual/intuitive without training in how to help people release trauma/old body-mind patterning in safe grounded ways or give resources around self-soothing or self-regulation (handling pain, suffering, anger, rage, grief, sadness, loneliness....).  While those distinct models are helpful on their own, they don't typically create lasting transformation.

My retreats are different because Miyuki Yamamoto, my co-retreat guide and I have blended backgrounds.  We are able to get people through their blocks, release the stuckness, pain or fear of feeling the feelings in a sacred safe inclusive space.  We also teach sustaining resources and tools that help you for years to come from leaning how to trust yourself and your knowing (intuition) to learning the difference between your ego's agenda and your soul's truth to learning how to connect with your guides to name a few.  Our process creates lasting transformation.

Miyuki is trained as a hospice nurse, and I am trained as art psychotherapist.  We have extensive advanced training in attachment (relationships), lineage/ancestry, trauma, and somatic (the body).  Between us, we have over 30 years of working with clients. We are also both highly intuitive and have our own spiritual practices.  We have also done extensive personal work and continue to work on ourselves.  

Our outcomes are phenomenal because we are technical experts and have deep spiritual ways to support you in your knowing, thriving, making meaning, and creating impact/legacy in your life, community, relationships, and work. You can read praise about our work here.  

Most people come to our work through directly working with us individually or from a referral from another woman who has been on retreat with us. 

All of our retreats are curated with the a selection of women who are on a shared path with experiences from the moment you say YES to long after you are with us to support your evolution.  

I invite you to schedule a skype, zoom or google hangout out with Miyuki and/or me.  We would love to support your transformation.  Email me at amy@amytatsumi.com to schedule.

Moving from Stand Alone Retreats to a 3 Year Program

Miyuki and I have been working together for 5 years, and she has been offering work of this nature for 12 years.  We have learned a lot from our individual and shared experiences with women all over the world.  We know that people long for deep lasting change.  While one time retreats have had incredible outcomes for women in my community, we know that women want to have support, consistency, depth, and resources to take them to the next level and wildest soul longings.  

Our work together is moving to a 3 Year Program beginning in May of 2019.  We'll be working with a group of 10 women.  We won't offer this again until 2022.  To be eligible for this 2019 Cohort, you will have needed to have completed an international 7 day retreat with us or the August WV Retreat.  The 3 Program is full and registration is closed.

Outside of the 3 Year Program, Miyuki and I will offer 1 stand alone retreat a year, and I will offer 1 day workshops.  We don’t have any planned for 2019.

If you interest has been peaked or your soul is being called, please connect with me amy@amytatsumi.com

Upcoming Opportunities  

 3 Year Program : Begins May 2019.  : ONE SPACE OPEN.
We are offering a 10 Women Group for 3 years of deep transformation into thriving and creating impact in your relationship with yourself, others & in your community.
Each Year Includes:
*3 DC Based 3 Day Retreats (not sleepover)
*One 7 Day International Retreat
* On the months when we don't meet in person, 2 Two hour classes with tools, accountability & homework
*Requires August Retreat 2018 or 7 Day International Retreat Required to Apply to the 3 Year Program.  Japan or NZ Retreat 2018 are the only upcoming retreats that would qualify if you have not previously been on retreat with us.
*Registration is full & Complete.




Collectively, Amy and Miyuki have offered over 40 retreats. In 2019, they are offering a stand alone week long transformational women’s retreat in Aso, Japan, as well as hosting year 1 of their 3 Year Program in the US and Provence, France.  They have collaborating and facilitating for 5 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 weaves her passion for soul connection & extensive training in expressive arts therapy, trauma & attachment somatic psychotherapy, mind body work, developmental psychology, Embodied Gestalt Sex Therapy, breath work, tantra, & 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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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 2019, our fourth 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. 




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 and transgender folk. 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 11/09/19 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

  • Rituals

  • Day Trips to sacred sites

  • Workshops in traditional Japanese Mind Body & Arts

    Your tuition does not include: travel to and from Japan.
    Tuition ranges from $5800 to $6400. Payment plans are available.

          Make your $500 deposit to hold your space today. 

1 space open

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 amy@yoursoultherapy.com to register. 


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