International Japanese Yoga Association

The International Japanese Yoga Association (IJYA) is a not for profit association devoted to the study of Shin-shin-toitsu-do, a form of Japanese yoga and meditation created by Nakamura Tempu Sensei.

The purpose of the IJYA is to make the practice of Shin-shin-toitsu-do style Japanese yoga available to people all over the world regardless of age, gender, or nationality. It has members in Japan, the USA, the United Kingdom, Australia, Estonia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Canada, Malaysia, Slovenia, the Netherlands, France, India, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Greece, Poland, and other areas. All members are treated equally and varying styles of Shin-shin-toitsu-do are accepted. The IJYA is a not for profit organization.

Human beings have a tremendous latent potential that's waiting to be unearthed. Nakamura Tempu Sensei discovered the extraordinary energy of mind and body unification beside an ancient waterfall in the Himalayan mountains, allowing him to heal from tuberculosis and manifest a new state of consciousness. Upon his return to Japan, he created a new path called Shin-shin-toitsu-do: "The Way of Mind and Body Unification." A form of Japanese yoga and meditation, Shin-shin-toitsu-do unearths our buried talents and rarely realized potential. THE IJYA PRESIDENT The International Japanese Yoga Association (IJYA) is a not for profit association devoted to the study of Shin-shin-toitsu-do. In Japan, the IJYA is known as the Kokusai Nihon Yoga Renmei, and its world headquarters is in Kyoto. Sawai Atsuhiro Sensei is the President of the IJYA. He is a best selling author in Japan, focusing on books about Shin-shin-toitsu-do and meditation. He is also a direct student of Nakamura Sensei, having obtained the highest level of teaching certification from the founder of Shin-shin-toitsu-do. THE IJYA INTERNATIONAL CHIEF INSTRUCTOR Sawai Sensei has appointed H. E. Davey Sensei as the IJYA Vice President and International Chief Instructor. Davey Sensei, an award winning writer and the author of Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation, oversees the day to day running of the IJYA. He has studied under four top students of Nakamura Sensei, and he began practicing Shin-shin-toitsu-do as a child. He serves as the point of contact for IJYA members worldwide and works directly with the IJYA HQ in Kyoto. He has received the highest level of IJYA teaching certification. JOINING THE IJYA Recently formed in 2013, membership in the IJYA is FREE. The IJYA is now accepting new members. Members only need to provide their basic contact information and e-mail address to join. They receive an attractive membership certificate and a subscription to the IJYA Journal, the publication of the Kokusai Nihon Yoga Renmei. Qualified members are also eligible for teaching certification from the IJYA HQ in Japan. Send all membership inquires to [email protected]. LEARNING MORE ABOUT SHIN-SHIN-TOITSU-DO Shin-shin-toitsu-do, which is also known as Shin-shin-toitsu-ho, has been widely practiced in Japan since the 1920s. Its founder, Nakamura Tempu Sensei, taught a very large number of students, many of them celebrities and well-known figures in Japanese society. However, outside of Japan this uniquely Japanese version of yoga is still in its infancy, with few training centers (dojo or juku) available to the average person in the West. Interested parties can learn more about this art by reading Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation (Michi Publishing), the first book in English about the original mind and body unification principles of Nakamura Sensei. Recently, Michi Publishing issued The Teachings of Tempu: Practical Meditation for Daily Life by Davey Sensei and The True Paths to Meditation by Sawai Sensei should published in the near future. Direct instruction outside of Japan is offered by Davey Sensei's Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts in California, which serves as the hub of IJYA activities in the West. Visit www.senninfoundation.com for more information. For information about Shin-shin-toitsu-do instruction in Japan, visit Sawai Sensei's blog at http://tenpujuku.com. The Tenpu Juku is Sawai Sensei's private school of Japanese yoga, and the blog is in Japanese. Individuals outside of Japan that wish to practice at the Tenpu Juku should first make contact with the IJYA. Send e-mail to Davey Sensei, IJYA International Chief Instructor, at [email protected]. THE IJYA JOURNAL The worldwide IJYA Journal is a members only publication of the Kokusai Nihon Yoga Renmei (IJYA). IJYA membership is FREE. The journal is published periodically, and it offers instruction in Japanese yoga, meditation, and healing arts to the general public. The goal is to make the teachings of Nakamura Tempu Sensei available to a larger audience than has been the case in the past, with a particular emphasis on making his Japanese yoga available to more people in Western nations. The IJYA Journal is your chance to learn important mind and body unification principles that can help you in most every aspect of life. Plus, it's FREE to members, and our not for profit association will never give your contact information/e-mail address to other parties.

Mission: The International Japanese Yoga Association (IJYA) is a not for profit association devoted to the study of Shin-shin-toitsu-do, a form of Japanese yoga and meditation created by Nakamura Tempu Sensei. Read more at www.japanese-yoga.com.

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[11/04/19]   Testimonials

To say that Shin-shin-toitsu-do has changed my life might sound like an overstatement, but it happens to be the truth. Aside from the obvious physical benefits of increasing my flexibility and improving my historically poor posture, it has changed my outlook on life considerably. It is not just a discipline that I can practice in class, but actually put to use at work, at home, driving my car...in short, anywhere. From the way I deal with potential conflicts with other people, to the way I look at the food I eat, it has proven a substantial benefit to my life.
Dr. Douglas Cary

For someone pushing 40, who couldn't even touch his toes three months ago, I certainly appreciate the physical benefits of Shin-shin-toitsu-do: better breathing, more flexibility, improved coordination. But I expected as much when I started. The surprise bonus is that I'm beginning to learn how to foil all the dirty tricks my mind plays on itself and on my body, tricks that have kept me off-balance and out of whack to varying degrees my entire life. The beauty of mind-body coordination, at least the way H. E. Davey Sensei teaches it, lies in its obvious applicability to most any ordinary activity.
Tom Young

I began my training in Shin-shin-toitsu-do when I was just four-years-old. I'm 16 now, and I feel that Japanese yoga has helped me in every aspect of my life. I am able to stay calm in my high school presentations and during standardized tests. I am also an athletic person, and Shin-shin-toitsu-do allows me to be healthy and successful in sports as well. Overall, I am a much more peaceful and happier person as the result of practicing for so many years.
Sean Souders

As the father of two boys (now age 16 and 19), who have practiced the Japanese yoga principles of mind and body unification for most of their lives, I can assure anyone following a similar path that they will be rewarded with the benefits of a life well spent.
E. Souders

The inherent lessons that make up the cannon of Japanese yoga have profound implications for everyday life. During my short time of study, I have felt enormous differences in the way I move, think, and negotiate my way through the world.
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掲載報告です。

京都府の南西部にある長岡京市の観光広告インフォマーシャルに採用いただいております。
写真は長岡京市にある紅葉の名所、光明寺。

10/16放映のMBS毎日放送 ミントのいちコーナー「もうひとつの京都」として放映されました。

この秋、長岡京市では観光客誘致に力を入れておられます。
よろしければ一度お運びください。

光明寺の紅葉見頃は、例年の場合、11月末~12月初旬です。

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How does Japanese yoga differ from regular yoga?

India is the birth place of yoga. Many systems of yoga exist, far more than the average Western person realizes. Examples are Raja yoga, Bhakti yoga, Jnana yoga, Hatha yoga, and more. There really is no such thing as "regular yoga," and of the forms just mentioned, only Hatha yoga has a notably physical component. Yoga can be translated as "union," as in union of mind and body, or union of the individual with the universe. The traditional goal of all systems of yoga in India is the same: "union" or "unification." You can learn more about Japanese yoga at www.japanese-yoga.com.

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人間というものは、絶大無限の可能性を秘めて いるものです。中村天風は、ヒマラヤ山脈のふ もとにある滝壺のわきで、心と身体を一つにす れば(瞑想)驚異的なエネルギーが人間にわい てでることを、悟りました。その結果、天風は 肺結核を克服し、甦ったのです。日本に帰って から、天風は、心と身体を一つにするための実 践方法を集大成し、「心身統一法」なるものを 創案しました。これが日本式ヨーガとか日本式 瞑想とよばれるもので、今までだれも知らなか った、秘められた能力を開発する方法です。
国際日本ヨーガ連盟は、世界中の関心のある人 々に、心身統一の方法を提供いたします。当連 盟の本部は、日本の京都にあります。会費は無 料で、日本語、英語の両方の言語でかかれた『I JYAジャーナル』を無料で配布します。会員を希 望する方は、ただお名前と連絡先をお知らせく だされば十分です。個人的な情報はかならず守 ります。さらにくわしいことを知りたい方は、下 記に連絡ねがいます。

IJYA International Business Office, 1053 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA 94706, USA

Tel: (+1) 510-526-7518

E-mail: [email protected]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalJapaneseYogaAssociation

Website: www.japanese-yoga.com

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Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation

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amazon.com Emphasizing gentle stretching and meditation exercises, the ultimate goal of Japanese yoga (Shin-shin-toitsu-do) is enhanced mind/body integration, calmness, and willpower for a healthier and fuller life. Developed by Nakamura Tempu Sensei in the early 1900s from Indian Raja yoga, Japanese martia...

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MISSION The purpose of the IJYA is to make the practice of Shin-shin-toitsu-do available to people all over the world regardless of age, gender, or nationality. All members are treated equally and varying styles of Shin-shin-toitsu-do are accepted. The IJYA is a not for profit organization. OFFICERS The founding members of the IJYA are Sawai Atsuhiro Sensei and H. E. Davey Sensei. Sawai Sensei acts as President and the Director of the IJYA World Headquarters in Kyoto. Davey Sensei is Vice President and the International Chief Instructor. The duties of the President are to oversee the activities of the association, to offer instruction to the members via the IJYA quarterly journal, and to act as the “spiritual figurehead” for the group. The duties of the Vice President are to act as International Chief Instructor and to coordinate the activities of the group. In short, the day to day running of the IJYA is carried out by the Vice President, while the President monitors the activities of the IJYA. MEMBERS Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Shin-shin-toitsu-do. Membership is FREE. Interested parties can join the IJYA by sending an e-mail to the Vice President that provides their name, address, and e-mail address. Send e-mail to [email protected] A membership certificate is sent to new members, and all members receive the IJYA Journal. Contact information for the members of the IJYA is never sold or shared with outside parties, and you can cancel your membership/journal subscription at any time via e-mail. JOURNAL The IJYA publishes a journal that acts as the official means of communication with its members. The journal focuses on how to practice Shin-shin-toitsu-do, with the goal of helping as many people as possible learn to unify the mind and body in daily life. The journal also features excerpts from Sawai Atsuhiro’s and H. E. Davey’s books on Shin-shin-toitsu-do. INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION Teaching certification is offered to qualified IJYA members. Since the IJYA recognizes that there are different interpretations of Shin-shin-toitsu-do, it also recognizes and tolerates differences between instructors. There are three levels of certification, comparable to bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and PhD. Bilingual (Japanese/English) certificates are presented to fully qualified teachers. The certificates bear the name of the IJYA World Headquarters in Japan and feature the signature and seal of the President. The appointment of IJYA teachers is overseen by the President and Vice President. Both the President and the Vice President hold the highest level of teaching certification. CURRICULUM The IJYA accepts that different teachers will present Shin-shin-toitsu-do instruction in their own way, but all IJYA instructors base their classes on Nakamura Tempu Sensei’s Four Basic Principles to Unify Mind and Body. These principles are the common link between all IJYA instructors. Certified instructors can recommend their students for teaching certification within one level of their own. All instructor certifications, however, must approved by both the President and Vice President, who have final say in such matters. COMMUNICATION All communication between members and the IJYA is handled by the Vice President. The preferred language of communication is English or Japanese. (An exception is made for members in Japan, who can most easily correspond with the President and Kyoto headquarters directly.) Members should go through the Vice President/International Chief Instructor as opposed to attempting to directly communicate with the President and World Headquarters in Kyoto. When needed, inquires will be forwarded to the President for his response and/or suggestions. Contact the IJYA at [email protected]
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