Capture Kyoto Retreat
  • Gain confidence both behind and in front of the camera

  • Take your photography skills to the next level 

  • Use your smartphone/choice of camera to take beautiful photos for your Instagram feed and other social media.

  • Be taken care of by our professional team, relax and enjoy yourself

  • Grow your network and get new insights for your business

  • Be in for the chance to win a head shot package from Toptia Photography

Capture Kyoto Retreat Itinerary

Saturday September 30th, 2017

9:30-10AM: Meet at Kyoto Station then let’s head out to some of the great locations. 

Tia will teach us about photo composition

Possible locations include:

Fushimi Inari: Shrine for business prosperity

Kinkakuji: The Golden Pavilion, or by request.

12:30 : Lunch

Get to know your fellow retreaters, discuss your latest business concerns

Lunch to be confirmed, idea:


Saturday PM

Free time! Or go to Gion with Tia and learn how to photograph Geisha and Maiko using correct etiquette.


5 pm: Head out to our beautiful accommodation at Lake Biwa

7pm: Welcome Dinner at the hotel’s restaurant with spectacular views

Get to know each other and celebrate our fun weekend away!

Light painting with Tia


Sunday October 1st, 2017


7-10 am: Breakfast at your leisure, Photo chance with Tia at Lake Biwa

11 am: Check out by now

Head back to Kyoto station, Visit Nijo castle or other requested places.

12 pm: Lunch 

Lunch to be confirmed. Idea:


2 pm: Ran Hotei Kissaten

For coffee and cake and table top photograph

OPTIONAL: Tea ceremony experience with Randy, Canadian Tea Master

4 pm: Say our farewells at Kyoto station and head back to reality!

What's Included:

  • Accommodation for 1 night

  • Meals on retreat

  • Photography work shops

Not included:

  • Transport to Kyoto

  • Transport around Kyoto

  • Beverages at meals

If you need to cancel:

Cancellation before September 15th: Full refund minus ¥5,000 transaction fee.

Cancellation after September 15th: No refund, unless we have someone waitlisted who can take your place. In that case, ¥5000 transaction fee will be deducted. 

Who is this retreat for?

  • This retreat is for women in Japan who want to improve their skills in photography, especially women who want to gain confidence in using their camera to take wonderful photos,

  • This retreat is for women who want to be more comfortable behind and in front of the camera.

Who should not attend this retreat?

  • This retreat is for women only. 

  • This retreat will be conducted in English, please make sure you will be able to understand before joining.

  • This retreat is for women who want to enjoy leaving their cares behind for the weekend, so if you are too Type A and can't go along with others, this might not be for you (Let Jayne be the Type A one for the weekend!)

Who is Tia?

Tia Haygood is a photographic entrepreneur living in Tokyo, Japan. She enjoys photographing the urban characteristics of Tokyo and travels around Japan, tasting its many unique local foods. She received her first camera at the age of 13 and gradually became familiar with photography afterwards.

Her goal is to help businesses and artists enhance their brand visually with excellent photos. Japanese and non-Japanese clients can utilize her three main forms of photography:

 Portrait Photography

 Event Photography

 Food Photography

Who is Jayne?

Jayne established Transformational Retreats where she is able to work in her “Zone of Genius”: planning and leading retreats that transform the lives of the women who attend. Her super power is the "Plan B", which ensures her events run smoothly and the attendees feel taken care of. When not planning retreats, Jayne coaches women in transforming their lives for the better, without turning their lives upside down. A mother of small kids, she understands the importance of women investing in their sanity by giving themselves a break from their daily lives in order better themselves and empower themselves by creating a life that works for them. 

Gold Package 


What’s included?

  • 2 days of photography workshops with Tia from Toptia Photography using your choice of camera/smartphone

  • Breakfast, 2 lunches and dinner

  • 1 luxurious night, twin share, at the Prince Hotel, Lake Biwa, just a 10 minute train ride from Kyoto station!

  • Guided tour of some of Kyoto’s top photographic spots – no getting lost or trying to find bus stops!

  • Networking opportunities with 5 other business women


Please ask about installment payment plan


"The Okinawa Retreat was just what I needed - a chance to relax, spend time with fabulous women, and take time out to reflect on my business".


"Jayne's organization is phenomenal making everything so easy for the rest of us.  She even accommodated my very strict dietary requirements and made sure I was comfortable with all her decisions. Much appreciated!"


I got a lot of good advice and learned that I should do what I'm best at rather than what I'm expected to do. I came home pleased with all the budding opportunities resulting from joining the retreat. It is never too late to be what I might have been! 


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