Exciting times. One thing I LOVE doing is collaborating with and supporting businesses doing things differently. Just off a really great call with entrepreneur hotel owner and countryside concierge Gary Hung from Peacecraft KK. In addition to owning a really lovely hotel in the heart of Hakuba with a spacious yoga studio and workshop space, he and wife/business partner Rika are building a community in Hakuba that supports local businesses as well as the people who want to get out of town. Of course now is ski season so they are booked solid through end of February but even if you are in the area you can join their yoga classes (I did one last year and it was lovely) at Komorebi Yoga. We are cooking up some plans for the future, especially how to use their space and energise Hakuba area in the summer months (Yoga retreats, coaching retreats, trail running, canyoning, hiking, outdoors activity and great restaurants. There’s a vibrant music scene there as well). Hakuba has a great vibe at the moment and with the help of these young entrepreneurs and mindful businesses who are breathing life and business into the area, Hakuba is enjoying a renaissance of sorts. Who wants to join me for a weekend of rest and yoga in the mountains in late spring? We can check out the space and the surroundings and cook up plans to have fun and join the Shakespeare Peacecraft Community.