There are a variety of tried and true methods to relax after a day on the slopes; the Japanese way of doing things is a nice long soak in an onsen. In Niseko Hirafu, there are many well-known onsen and massage parlours to help unwind after a long cold day shredding powder. But why not try something that is a little less known around the village – a four letter word that is guaranteed to not only help you stretch out your muscles, but also help you develop more core control and find a bit of balance while off on holiday!


Founder Kanami Anderson greeting Mount Yotei on a clear winter morning.

A Brief History of Powder Yoga

Beginning back in 2011, Kanami Anderson started offering yoga classes in basements, hotel rooms and chalet living spaces where demand and interest arose. Seeing a real need in the resort, she slowly fostered and nurtured her program into what it is today. Now with a fixed location, the lovely event space at the top of Hirafu 188, she has turned Powder Yoga into a name that is known by many staff and guests alike. Even with their classroom at the top of Hirafu 188, Kanami still offers private yoga classes, just like she did in the beginning.

Classes and Instructors

There are currently 7 instructors now a part of the Powder Yoga team, but it might very well change and grow over the course of the season. Each instructor has their own unique style and philosophy that they bring to their practice and their classes. Depending on the length of your stay, you just might get to meet each one and experience what they all have to offer!

Classes are 2000 yen and you need to sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Some classes fill up quickly and as space is limited to 30, you don't want to miss out! Make sure you remember your Niseko Passport and show it when you sign-in; mat rentals are free for all of our guests due to a special promotion with Powder Yoga!

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Powder Yoga - Schedule and Contact
Matt Kaiser

Posted on 02 January, 2016 by Matt Kaiser in Niseko Central News.