To join a workshop, call or email Liane Wakabayashi to reserve your space.

Classes are friendly and intimate, with up to seven students per class, so reserve your spot early!

For questions or signups, call 972-55-974-8254 or email:




New Kamakura Hotel

Sunday 4/22 Sunday morning Taoyoga with Jesse Lee Parker and Yuko Kon Relax, refresh,  and get inspired with gentle movements that connect you to your own internal rhythms and to nature itself!
Lunch: Kaiseki ryori–gorgeous temple cuisine at Hachinoki in nearby Kamakura

Afternoon: Genesis art session with Liane Wakabayashi: Learn deep yet fun techniques for connecting to the wisdom hidden in nature by drawing intuitively  in a beautiful garden in Kita Kamakura.
Dinner: Simple soba dinner in Kamakura

After dinner: Special event! Drawing live model wearing a kimono! Take home your own instant classic drawing. The Genesis art techniques you’ll be using for drawing a live model are not only fun, but can bring surprising and Picasso-esque results–even if you’ve never drawn from a live model before.

Overnight stay: We’ve upgraded! Now shared twin rooms at New Kamakura Hotel!

Breakfast not provided but there are wonderful cafes nearby to chose from.
Morning till 11:00 am: Drawing and painting instruction from Liane Wakabayashi in how to use the Genesis cards in keeping your own art journal.
Noon: Genesis retreat ends. Feel free to enjoy the many pleasures of Kamakura in the afternoon. Suggested itinerary for afternoon sightseeing available.

To register email:
You’ll receive a registration form and a list of a few basic art supplies to bring with you.
Train transportation to and around Kamakura, is not included.

3 Options!

Full stay: ¥25,000 Retreat includes: one night’s shared stay at New Kamakura Hotel, Kaiseki gourmet vegetarian temple cuisine lunch, simply delicious soba dinner,  Tao-yoga session and three two-hour Genesis art workshops, plus a set of Genesis cards and guidebook. Please note: 4/23 breakfast is not included. 

Day tripper: ¥15,000   11 am – 9 pm 4/22    Retreat includes Kaiseki gourmet vegetarian temple cuisine lunch, simply delicious soba dinner,  Taoyoga session and three two-hour Genesis art workshops, plus a set of Genesis cards and guidebook. Hotel not included.

Taoyoga and Drawing afternoon: ¥8,000   2 pm – 6 pm 4/22 Includes Taoyoga session with Jesse Lee Parker and drawing Taoyoga poses using Genesis Art’s fun intuitive techniques that anyone can do!

Life drawing with model in kimono ¥5,000 7 pm – 9 pm Drawing at New Kamakura Hotel with instruction by Liane Wakabayashi. All levels of artists welcome to join!

Please bring new B4 Sketch Book, rulers in various sizes, 2 calligraphy “sign pens,” a box of recommended painting or drawing art supplies, Genesis Cards and Guidebook and your favorite camera.

An Introduction to Intuitive Drawing with Liane Wakabayashi
Location: Sun and Moon Yoga, Higashi Gotanda

Saturday April 21: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Is drawing something that other people do–but you would never try yourself? What if you could draw something lovely? And meaningful? It’s a joyous moment when you begin to fall in love with your own unique power of artistic expression. In this introductory workshop, Liane will help you connect with drawing what you love, what you’re attracted to, and being both a writer and an artist, she introduces you to “drawing toward you” the art that was waiting all along for you to invite it into your life. With no previous drawing experience, Liane will show you how an open heart can lead you to drawing intuitively–from the imagination and from the heart– in beautiful vivid colors.


Liane Grunberg Wakabayashi loves to initiate drawing to people who never believed they could draw. She is the creator of the Genesis Way, an intuitive and creative breakthrough deck of 44 cards that leads to arty conversations and surprising synchronicities between with the art you make and the art you select on randomly chosen Genesis Cards. Liane now lives in Jerusalem and is very happy to be returning back to Sun and Moon Yoga Studio for this workshop.

Cost: ¥5,000 includes your own set of Genesis Cards and Guidebook in English or Japanese (¥3,000 value!). If you already have a set of Genesis Cards please bring them and the cost of the workshop will be ¥3,000.

Kyoto Cherry Blossom Spring Art Retreat Sun 4/8- Tues 4/10 CANCELLED
Sorry, due to scheduling conflicts this workshop is cancelled!