- In Shiga, Hiroko, the organizer/host, opened her new, very meditative studio in the summer. She had seen Eva-Maria a few years ago at the Yogasmile Conference and wanted her students to experience TriYoga. At this workshop, Mariko (translator), Mayuko and Sawa came with Eva-Maria to assist; all three are new certified Basics TY teachers.
- The second workshop, organized by Sawa and her friends took place in a beautiful temple in Kyoto.
The students surpised Eva-Maria with many beautiful gifts; one of which were a personalized charicature stamp for Eva-Maria, Maaya and Toshi (translators), and Santoshi, who taught the teacher training session in July. In Japan, people do not sign documents; an official family name stamp is applied to important papers. These stamps were a source of much joy and entertainment. In good fun, the students lined up to have their Basics Teacher Training Manuals stamped by Eva-Maria.