Special Event

Spring Detox Yoga & Half Fasting-5day

It’s happening again. SPRING DETOX here we come! Come out of the Hibernation after the cozy winter.

Winter is a time to rest & restore but we can excessively store. Spring is a great time to ease our body out of the restore state and slowly awaken to flourish.
We are here to support the journey with our non-residential Urban Style Spring Detox with 5 days of Yoga & Half-Fasting.
In this programme, you will reset and rebalance your body & mind in a gentle yet effective and sustainable manner. You will take away knowledge to implement in your day to day and be equipped with tools you can keep for the rest of your life! Drop the excess winter kilos and boost your energy for greater vitality and clarity of mind.
Please visit our FB page to find up dated information. >>Urban Style Detox Retreat/

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[What are the benefits of a detox?]
* Weight loss and enhanced metabolic function
* Greater vitality and more consistent energy
* Improved digestion and absorption of nutrients
* Better elimination and bowel health
* Improvement in fertility (men and women)
* Relief from chronic skin problems, like eczema, psoriasis and acne
* Hormonal balance to help alleviate PMS, blood sugar imbalances and mood swings
* Heightened immune system
* Greater emotional/mental well-being and happiness
* Relieve hay fever that may occur during the change of seasons
* Enhance body functions
* Relieve irritation
* Experience a life free from pain and ill-health
* Extend life-span and live longer

Bookings essential>

detox lunch box
ingredients for detox soup

 Monday 22 October – Friday 26 October 2018
Time: 6:00-7:45 am Daily
Where: Level 1, 16-18 Oxford Square, Darlo Drama, Darlinghurst. 3 minutes walk from Hyde Park
Fee: $480 *If you attend with a friend enjoy a reduced rate of $420pp! Please quote “friends” and name of  the person you are participating with when you making a booking.
Capacity: 5-20 people
Includes: 5 yoga sessions with qualified yoga instructor, 5 healing morning tea, 5 lunch box (all organic and gentle to your digestive system), 5 ingredients and recipe for your supper.
What to bring: Yoga mat, cushion or blanket to sit on and your beautiful self. *Let us know If you don’t have yoga mat, we’ll prepare a mat for you.
Application close: Friday 22 September 2018
Bookings essential>

[What to expect on the day]
5:50: Door open
6:00: Morning meditation
6:15: Yoga sessionBody cleanse lecture (text available)
7:00: Body cleanse lecture (text available)
7:45: Morning tea and lunch box+ ingredients for supper

*Please arrive strictly by 6:00 am (Note: door will open at 5:50am).
*Yoga practice and lecture may reverse from time to time.
*Please arrive at the venue with empty stomach. (We recommend that you only consume small amount of warm water before arrival)
*Please eat small meals and avoid caffeinated coffee/tea and alcohol 2-3 days prior to start of the retreat.

[Terms and Condition]
* Full payment required at the time of confirmation.
* Application confirmed once payment received.
*20% of the full fee is non-refundable. The rest is fully refunded if cancelled prior to 21 days.
* No refund available for cancellations within 21 days prior to the commencement date.
*Unfortunately we cannot offer any refunds due to weather or sickness once the programme starts.
*If we do not reach 5 people, money will be refunded fully.
*Please be aware that we cannot take any responsibility for any incidents that occur during transport to and from the programme.
*We do not take any responsibility for any injuries, loss or damage to persons or property incurred during the programme.

Booking essential>>

Eriko Watanabe Profile(Photo left)
Yoga Instructor with calm and happy nature with advanced training in yoga, specialised in the Yoga Synergy method, which harmonises the intelligence of traditional yoga from the East and modern knowledge of the west (Physiotherapy). Having had a busy demanding corporate background, Eriko is particularly enthusiastic about providing a space to feel the inner peace and gratitude we tend to separate from our busy modern lifestyle. You will be encouraged to “feel good” through various yoga postures and calm breathing.

Keiko Ikeda Profile(Photo right)
Keiko is a fully trained Macrobiotic instructor having obtained her diploma from the Kushi Institute in Japan. She holds regular macrobiotic cooking classes in Sydney as well as miso making workshops. Keiko is also the founder of Soramame Koji House which produces delicious, healthy koji products. Supporting people’s busy lifestyle with healthy, wholesome food is Keiko’s passion. Having held half fasting retreats across NSW she is experienced in presenting lectures about detoxifying your body.

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Cooking Classes

Japanese pickles at Gojyuan 豪寿庵 in September

Pickling is growing in popularity in Sydney!!
Join us and learn how to make 3 kind of traditional Japanese “Tsukemono”. Tsukemono and Zuke mean pickles.

●Hakusai Zuke(Won bok pickles )
Hakusai Zuke, a very popular style of pickles in Japan. They contain lots of enzymes and minerals. We will teach you how to make delicious pickles.

●Bettara zuke(Daikon+Koji pickles)
Bettara Zuke is a staple food for Japanese people, made using daikon(white radish). Slightly sweet and rich flavour. Traditionally, using sugar to make sweet and rich flavour but we are not using sugar.  We will use Ama-KOJI to make a quick and easy Bettara Zuke.

●Lemon zuke(lemon and radish pickles)
This is arrange version of yuzu zuke. We will use lemon instead of yuzu this time. Enjoy crunchy and refreshing taste.

●Refreshment(we’ll prepare lovely sweets and bancha tea)

*You will take Hakusai zuke or Bettara zuke home with you to rest for a 1-3 days. It will be worth the wait!!!
*Containers for the Bettara zuke will be provided.

-Date: Sunday 23rd September
-Time: 11:00am-1:30pm
-Venue: Gojyuan: 208 Darling Street Balmain NSW 2041
-Fee: $89pp *If you attend with a friend enjoy a reduced rate of $80pp! Please ask when you’re making the booking. 
-Class size: 10 people

*Most of the ingredients are organic or biodynamic.
*Please bring your own apron.
*This is a hands on cooking class, so we ask that you remove any hand jewellery and may ask you to wear gloves if you have nail art.
*If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know when you are booking.
*If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know when you are booking.
*Koji products from Soramame Koji House will be available for purchase at a special price for participants on the day. Participant special: 1 for $8 or 2 for $15

Bookings essential>>
*Gojyuan Phone: 02-9810-3219
*Gojyuan direct booking>>

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Cooking Classes

White miso making! Attend White & Red both, receive SP discount!

Make White miso the traditional way, using Organic chick peas, Koji culture and sea salt. Without the need for pre-packaged products with all of their nasties, this workshop will teach you to make useful Japanese White miso from scratch!

●Handmade White miso
●Variety of delicious miso recipes: White miso stew, Brown rice bread, Shallot with vinegar miso‘Negi nuta’
●Sweets (will be prepared for you before the class)
We’ll be hold Red miso class as well!

*You will take about 400-500g miso home with you to rest for a 4 weeks. It will be worth the wait!!!
*Containers for the miso will be provided.

[White(Shiro 白 )Miso/using organic chick peas]
-Sun 12 August  fullybooked
-Sun 19 August  fullybooked
Sun 26 August  few spots available

[Red(Aka 赤 )Miso/using organic soy beans]

-Sun 29 July  finish
-Sun 5 August  finish
Bookings essential>>>

-Time: 11:00am-14:00 (incl. sit down lunch)
-Venue: Soramame Kitchen, 7-8 mins walk from Bondi Junction Station.
-Fee: $108pp (incl. ingredients and equipment, recipes, a sit down meal and healing tea) *If you book 2 classes at the same time or attend with a friend enjoy a reduced rate of $98pp! Please ask when you’re making the booking. *If you are attending White miso and Red miso both classes, receive special discount. Fees will be $196pp
-Class size: 2-5 people

*Bring your own apron
*As we use organic, biodynamic and chemical free produce ingredients may vary according to seasonal availability.
*If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know when you are booking.
*This is a hands on cooking class, so we ask that you remove any hand jewellery and may ask you to wear gloves if you have nail art.
*We will advise you of the exact address once your booking has been confirmed.
*You can also purchase soramame’s koji products on the day. Participant special: 1 for $8 or 2 for $15
Bookings essential>>>


Bookings essential>>>


Recipes using koji

Tamari-koji flavoured fried brown rice

[Ingredients] serves 2

1/2 onion: Chop into fine pieces
1/4 broccoli: Separate into small bunches, cut the stem into this slices

300g cooked brown rice
1 tablespoon tamari-koji
1 tablespoon sesame oil

1. Heat up the pan and pour sesame oil. Stir fry onion until it gets soft and moist, then add broccoli. Take them out form the pan when they are cooked and replace into a plate.

2. Put brown rice into the same pan, stir fry until it gets separated into pieces, then put back cooked vegetables into the pan, season with tamari koji. Add some pepper at the end.


Request Classes

Private cooking classes are available

■Private Cooking Class

-Dates: Upon request
-Time: Upon request (Duration 3 hrs/ incl. eating time)
-Fees: $95pp (incl. ingredients and equipment, recipes, a sit down lunch and healing tea)
-Class Size: Minimum 3 people

You can choose from  our variety of cooking classes>>>

*Bookings  essential>>>

[ Venue ]

Private Cooking Classes/Soramame Kitchen
Walk 7-8 mins from Bondi Junction Station
*We will advise you of the address after your booking is confirmed.

Home Visit Cooking Class/Upon request

*Classes are held in English and Japanese
*Menus are subject to change with produce availability

*Bookings  essential>>>



Try! chewing 100 times per mouthful meditative meal!!

Boost your immune system!

Chewing is one of the most important parts of your diet. Saliva contains lots of natural enzymes, which aids your digestion and boosts your immune system. Join us once a week for a meditative dinner, chewing 100 times per mouthful! It will be a great way to reset your body and mind.

▶ Date and time: Upon request
▶ Fee: $30pp (from 3 – up to 5 people)
▶ Includes an explanation of the benefits of chewing,
a tasty chewing plate eg. Brown rice, Soup, 3-4 side dishes,
healing tea
▶ Place: Soramame kitchen: 7-8 mins walk from Bondi Junction
*We will advise you of the address after your booking is confirmed
▶ Duration: approximately 1 hrs
▶ Please book and pay by 1 week before the day

Photo/ Sample chewing plate

*Bookings  essential>>>