Yoga Workshops and Retreats

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okido yoga workshop 2022

Let’s Connect! East Coast Workshops 2022
Brisbane – Sydney – Wollongong

Experience the breadth and depth of Okido - a unique yoga method unifying aspects of hatha, zen and taoist practices. Enjoy a day of yoga, self-healing and community – awaken body, mind and heart!

✅  Chanting
✅  Winter Yoga & Qigong
✅  Kyokaho - Strengthening Exercises
✅  Pranayama Meditation
✅  Meiso Shiatsu

Peter Masters is the director of Zen Central Yoga & Healing Arts offering YTT, yoga intensives, classes, retreats, workshops, cleanses, shiatsu treatments and Japan yoga trips. He trained with the legendary Japanese yogi zen master, Masahiro Oki (1919-85), studying at his Mishima Dojo in 1984 after meeting him in Sydney.

🔻  DATES:  
Brisbane - Sunday 24 July, Haiku Arts & Yoga Studio, 71 Russell St, West End
Sydney - Sunday 31 July, 583 Elizabeth St, Redfern 
Wollongong - New date TBA, The Yoga Hive, 119 Kembla St, Wollongong  

🔻  TIME:  10am to 4pm

🔻  PRICE: $125

🔻  WHAT TO BRING:   Yoga mat, blanket, water bottle & lunch

- via transfer: bsb 112 879 acc 419 333 533 name Zen Central
- via PayPal
(please make a note with your name in the payment) 

🔻  Bookings and info: 
Peter - +61 418 139 232 -


online yoga workshop 2022

🍋🌿 7-Day Online Spring Cleanse 🌿🍋
Saturday 20 to Saturday 27 August 

Looking to kick-start your health, lose weight, increase your energy or just feel like a good clean out? The 7-day Spring Cleanse produces great results, being both effective and enjoyable. Combining cleansing with Japanese yoga and lifestyle tips is some of the best self-healing available. Give yourself the gift of wellbeing as we transition from the cooler to warmer months.

The 7 day Spring Cleanse produces great results, being both effective and enjoyable.

The program includes:
🔹 Participation in ten practical sessions
🔹 Early morning yoga & self-healing practices
🔹 Evening meditation
🔹 Easy to follow Guidelines and Recipes
🔹 Food as Medicine
🔹 Useful Lifestyle tips
🔹 Being part of a supportive community 

Some of the key benefits:
✅  more energy, focus & motivation
✅  improved digestion & immune function
✅  feeling lighter
✅  healthy skin
✅  better sleep
✅  enhanced vision, smell, taste & intuition
✅  a calmer, clearer mind 

The style of cleansing comes from a macrobiotic-TCM approach and is designed so you can still go about your regular work and home life. Learn about Yin-Yang, Acid-Alkaline and how to use Japanese superfoods. Use the Spring energy to awaken and inspire your lifeforce!

🔻 Program Includes
🔸 7 Day fully supported cleanse program
🔸 Cleanse Workshop 1-3pm Saturday 20 August
🔸 Morning Yoga & self-healing 6-7am weekdays
🔸 Check-in & Online Breakfast or Tea 7-7:30am weekdays
🔸 Candle Meditation, Tues 23 & Thurs 25 August, 6-6:45pm
🔸 Closing Session 9-11am Saturday 27 August

🔻 Full Notes, Recipes & Lifestyle Guidelines 

🔻 Online via Zoom 

Peter Masters is a senior Australian Okido Yoga teacher & Zen Shiatsu practitioner with many years experience offering cleansing & fasting programs. 

Price: $330 ($100 deposit to confirm a place)
Early Bird Price: $300 (if paid in full by Monday 15 August) 

Bookings and Info: Peter 0418 139 232 

Payment: Bank transfer - bsb 112 879 acc 419 333 533 name Zen Central (please include your name in the payment notes)


japanese yoga workshop 2022

Okido Yoga Asana Workshop
with Saburo & Hisae Ishii Senseis
17-18 September 2022

Study the classic Yoga Asanas Okido style at this practical workshop. Fifteen asanas with unique variations will be covered and excellent diagramatic notes featuring Yogiko, the manga yoga star, are included.

Expand and evolve your asana knowledge, repertoire and practice. Saburo & Hisae senseis, founders and directors of the Family Yoga School, Tokyo, are master practitioners and teachers, each with more than 40 years experience.

Also included in the workshop, Stick Yoga and Hogushi Self-Massage, signature Family Yoga methods.

This is the first time Mr & Mrs Ishii have taught in Australia for more than three years. All welcome.

🔻  DATES:  Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September 2022

🔻  TIME:  10am to 4pm

🔻  VENUE:  West End Uniting Church, 11 Sussex St, West End cnr Vulture St

🔻  PRICE: $360 ($100 deposit to confirm place)

- via transfer: bsb 112 879 acc 419 333 533 name Zen Central
- via PayPal
(please make a note with your name in the payment) 

🔻  Bookings and info: 
Peter - +61 418 139 232 -


japan yoga trip 2023

Japan Yoga Trip
with Peter Masters
8 days - 7 nights
planning for May 2023

Experience a wonderful week of Japanese yoga, culture and sightseeing in amazing Tokyo!

• Unique Okido Yoga at the Family Yoga School with Saburo & Hisae Ishii Sensei’s and their teachers
• Special cultural events and sightseeing
• Twin share accommodation in a traditional Ryokan
• Invite your partner, family or friend for a shared experience
• Enjoy the Japanese Springtime

For a full itinerary and bookings:
Peter - 0418 139 232 -


Past yoga events

online yoga workshop 2022

In the Taoist Five Element System, Winter relates to the Water Element and the Kidney and Bladder organs and meridians. Key Water concepts include balance, flow and listening. It’s the season to draw our energies inwards for renewal and replenishment, creating a firm foundation for the rest of the year. It’s a good time to generate warmth in the body, strengthen the spine and nourish the nervous and hormonal systems. Feel vital, supported and courageous.

Early morning yoga helps you enjoy the richness of the day! Practising consistently over two weeks can create a real shift in wellbeing with many body, mind and daily life benefits. Being mindful and wholehearted is the focus of all the practices. All levels of experience and flexibility are welcome.

✅  Unique Okido Japanese Yoga
✅  Meridian Yoga for the Kidney & Bladder channels
✅  Hogushi Self-Massage
✅  Guided Visualisation, Breathing & Qigong Exercises
✅  Practical Lifestyle tips & info
✅  Key Winter Acupressure points
✅  Yoga Community

Peter Masters is one of Australia’s leading Okido Yoga teachers and Shiatsu therapists with decades of experience in Australia and Japan. Okido is a unique union of Indian Yoga, Japanese Zen and Chinese Taoist practices.

🔻  DATES: Monday 27 June to Friday 8 July

🔻  TIME:  6-7am AEST (Qld, NSW, Vic, Tas all the same time)

🔻  PRICE: $135 ($100 deposit secures your place) 

🔻  ONLINE via Zoom - attend live or receive the recording

- via transfer: bsb 112 879 acc 419 333 533 name Zen Central
- via PayPal
(please make a note with your name in the payment) 

🔻  Bookings and info: 
Peter - +61 418 139 232 -


yoga workshop sydney 2020

Summer Fire Element Workshop - Balance Yoga Sydney
with Peter Masters
Sunday 29 November, 1-4pm Glebe

Summer’s a great time to celebrate life, reigniting creativity and playfulness. The workshop will focus on cultivating core strength, enhancing circulation and digestion. Feel vital and grounded with a clear, calm mind.

Harmonious Fire Element qualities include relationship, expression, enthusiasm and joy. Connect and get the new season off to an inspiring start!

- Japanese Meridian Yoga for the Heart and Small Intestine channels
- Healing Qigong
- Guided Visualisation
- Practical Lifestyle tips & info

Cost: $65 all welcome

Glebe Workshop
Sunday 29 November 2020, 1-4pm
Balance Yoga Sydney
181a Glebe Point Rd, cnr St Johns Rd (upstairs the old Post Office building)

For bookings and info:
Peter - 0418 139 232 -


yogawalk nsw 2020

Sat 26 Sept 2020 8am-2pm
Wattamolla, Dharawal Country
Royal National Park, NSW

Be in beautiful nature with good company, food and activities. This is the first of hopefully regular monthly YogaWalks Peter will be leading near Sydney and includes:

- A delightful 10 kilometre circuit walk among the stunning beauty of the coastal landscape of Wattamolla in the spectacular Royal National Park, just south of Sydney (approx. 1 hour by car from Sydney Town Hall). The Royal National Park is situated on Dharawal country and Wattamolla is known as ‘Place of Running Water’ in the local dialect.

- Special yoga, awareness and self-healing activities along the way.

- Enjoy the native trees, flowers and birds.

- Optional beach or waterfall swimming.

- Healthy lunch and snacks provided.

- Maximum 15 people, only $65. Book soon to confirm your place.

- Meet at the information sign at the carpark at Wattamolla Beach at 8am.

What to bring: day pack, comfortable walking shoes, sunhat, sunscreen, full water bottle, swimming costume, small towel or sarong.



hogushi massage workshop

Stretching & Hogushi Massage Workshop - BRISBANE
with Peter Masters
Sunday 16 September 2018

Experience this practical and effective approach to body-mind care.

  • How to release your body and improve overall health and wellbeing
  • Learn to apply Hogushi Self Massage to the Hips, Legs, Groin, Side of the Torso, Abdomen, Lower Back, Shoulder Blades, Neck and Back of the Head, Shoulders and Arms
  • Hogushi Self Massage can be used in yoga, sport, massage, rehab, aged care and daily life.

    A copy of the Japanese yoga book, ‘Stretching and Hogushi Massage’, by Saburo Ishii is included in the tuition price.

    Ideal for yoga students, teachers, bodyworkers and practitioners. No experience necessary, all welcome.

    DATE: 16 September 1-4pm

    PRICE: $85 ($50 deposit to confirm a place)

    VENUE: Haiku Arts & Yoga Studio
    71 Russell St, West End



    Japanese Yoga Teachers Retreat
    with Peter Masters and Helen Christie
    Blue Mountains, NSW   6-9 September 2019
    Residential retreat

    ·         Advanced Zen Yoga training
    ·         Healing wholefood meals with chef Lars Skalman and Cate Peterson
    ·         Morning chanting, walk-run & swim
    ·         Evening compresses & shiatsu
    ·         Beautiful bush location
    ·         Supportive peer community
    ·         Valid for 200 to 350hr YTT & CPDE points

    The retreat is an opportunity to enhance awareness & sensitivity and strengthen the life force. Expand your yoga practice and community while retreating for self-care and wellbeing.