UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & TRAININGS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

Please complete your payment within 2 weeks from the registration instructions that will be sent upon receipt of your request.

Subtle Body Asana Workshop: Vayus, Chakras, Bandhas and More with Padma Yvonne Jaques, January 28 2018

NEW SPECIAL COURSE: Yoga Life Magic
20-Hour Immersion with Leza Lowitz, February 2018

Self-Defense & Energy Skills Workshop: Harnessing the Power of Ki with Shogo Oketani, Karate Buff and Gentleman, February 24 2018



subtlebodySubtle Body Asana Workshop: Vayus, Chakras, Bandhas and More
with Padma Yvonne Jaques

Sunday January 28 2:30-7:30pm
(with 30-minute break)

In this afternoon workshop for those who wish to dive deeper into their yoga, Padma Yvonne will guide participants into a clearer understanding and deeper experience of the subtle body and its various elements.

In this transformative workshop, we will explore and experience:

Breath and associated inner winds (vayus)
Chakras and subtle body location
Bandhas and subtle body location and functions
Elements – the five elements, how they relate to the subtle body and how to use them
Meditation – powerful mind alignment to intensify your asana practice.

Don’t miss this special chance to explore the subtle body and its treasures with this master senior teacher.

Cost: 12,000 yen for graduates of Yvonne’s Anatomy for Yoga Teachers TTC and other Sun and Moon TTC
Regular cost: 15,000 yen

Japanese Translation by Haruka Takahashi

yvonne_capotasanaPadma Yvonne Jaques served for four years on the faculty of Langara College Yoga Teacher Training Program, including two years as the anatomy/physiology instructor, and has taught yoga philosophy and asana methodology on the faculty of the Yoga Studies Institute. Padma teaches motor control re-education and functional movement including Diane Lee’s (”The Pelvic Girdle”) and Linda-Joy Lee’s Connecting to Your Core and Postpartum Health for Moms courses. She has more than twenty years of experience as a C.H.E.K Practitioner (Level 3) and an exercise therapist with her own successful practice in Vancouver, Canada. Visit her at her website.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in attending this workshop, hit Contact and send in a request with the workshop title in the subject. Include your full NAME, ADDRESS, and PHONE NUMBER.
Payment instructions will be sent upon receipt of your request. Please complete your payment within 2 weeks from the instructions. Early application is strongly suggested.
One week before an event, REGISTRATION CLOSES.

Payment instructions will be sent upon receipt of your request. Please complete your payment within 2 weeks from the instructions (this may not be the case if the registration is within 3 weeks to the workshop.) Early application is strongly suggested.


When Registering for our workshops: If you do not receive a confirmation reply within ONE WEEK, your registration has not been received OR you have not received our reply. If that is the case, please re-send your registration request. ALSO PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK BOX, ESPECIALLY GMAIL, YAHOO MAIL, or HOTMAIL USERS!
Namaste


NEW SPECIAL COURSE: Yoga Life Magic
20-Hour Immersion with Leza Lowitz
at Sun and Moon Yoga

immersionFriday February 9 4:30pm-10:00pm (5 hours w/ break)
Sat February 10 5:00pm-9:30pm (4 hours w/break)
Sunday February 11 3:00pm-7:30pm (4 hours w/break)
Monday February 12 9:00am-5:00pm (7 hours w/break)

Instead of trying to cover the whole world with leather, put on some sandals.
–Master Shantideva

There’s yoga. There’s life. There’s magic. And then there’s the place where all three meet–YOU. But life is difficult. Challenges arise internally and externally. Our practice falls off. We lose it altogether. Then what? We need to go deeper. Through meditation, dharma wisdom, self-inquiry and yoga practices, this intensive will offer you the skills, inspiration, courage and conviction to break through to the next level of personal truth and transformation. Let’s make some sandals together so we can walk lightly on the earth in service and love.

About the Instructor: For more information about Leza Lowitz. please see www.lezalowitz.com and www.sunandmoon.jp

This Program is For:
Open only to previous graduates of the Sun and Moon 100-Hour TTC, Restorative Yoga TTC, Yoga Therapy TTC, Maternity Yoga TTC, or any other Sun and Moon Teacher Training Course. Available upon request to those who have graduated from Abundance Flow.

Cost: 164,000 yen per person, tax included. Early bird special of 154,000 for those who apply for December 1, 2017.

circle1Limit: 18 people.

Translation by Haruka Takahashi.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in attending this training, hit Contact and send in a request with “Immersion 2017″ in the subject. Include your full NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER and PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS BRIEFLY AND FROM THE HEART.
- Who are you? (Name, age, where you live, yoga experience, meditation experience, teaching experience if you have it, including certification place and dates, life and work experience, and anything else you think we should know about.)
- Why do you want to take this immersion?
- What areas in your life do you want to develop?
- The course name and year or the year of Abundance Flow WS that you attended at Sun and Moon.

Payment instructions will be sent upon receipt of your request. Please complete your payment within 2 weeks from the instructions (this may not be the case if the registration is within 3 weeks to the workshop.) Early application is strongly suggested.


When Registering for our workshops: If you do not receive a confirmation reply within ONE WEEK, your registration has not been received OR you have not received our reply. If that is the case, please re-send your registration request. ALSO PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK BOX, ESPECIALLY GMAIL, YAHOO MAIL, or HOTMAIL USERS!
Namaste



Self-Defense & Energy Skills Workshop: Harnessing the Power of Ki with Shogo Oketani, Karate Buff and Gentleman

Saturday February 24, 2018, 4:30pm-7:00pm

elbowWant to feel safer and more empowered? This practical, detailed and hands-on workshop is a great way to learn some highly effective self-defense skills we hope you’ll never have to use!

How to Use The Power of Ki
Ki (氣) is the life-force energy of the cosmos that also exists within each of us. We have a power source or life center in the body called the “dantien” (Japanese: tanden) located at the hara, three finger-widths beneath the belly button. In Japan there is an expression, “Put your power in the Sokka Tanden (under the belly button).” This means to gain
equanimity and composure by focusing your energy on this point. When we integrate the energy of the dantien using special breathing, we can manifest our potential power. This power is called ki. The power of ki is the cornerstone of martial arts, and will be the focus of this course on enery awareness, energy building, energy use, and self-defense.

The Advantage of Using Ki
Many people are interested in self-defense and have considered learning Karate or Judo, but hesitate because of the “hardness” or “Yang” qualities of those disciplines. The truth is, when we use the power of ki, we can master the skills of self-defense without stress to the body or joints. When we focus on ki, movement becomes flexible and fluid without utilizing or encouraging excess energy, lessening stress to the body. Also, with special breathing methods, we can balance the body and enhance concentration through exercise. We will begin with simple stretches to warm up the body and energy body, and end with relaxation, followed by discussion and Q/A.

In this workshop, you will learn:
1. How to work with and harness the power of ki. Breathing techniques to strengthen focus and concentration. Basic self-defense techniques. Using “everyday tools” as weapons of self-defense.
2. Breathing techniques to replenish and store ki inwardly. Work with the dantien to encourage core power, grounding and self-confidence. How to use ki for self-healing. Self-defense techniques and partner work.
3. Breathing techniques to utilize/expel ki outwardly. Self-defense techniques including punching and kicking. Partner work.
4. Harnessing and directing your ki for self-defense. Secret Shaolin, Karate and Jujutsu submission techniques. Partner work.

Advanced registration suggested. Limit: 18 people. All ages and levels of fitness welcome. Men and women both welcome! No martial arts or yoga experience necessary.

Cost: 5000 yen.
Class taught bilingually in English and Japanese by Shogo.

shogo_sidekickAbout the Instructor: Shogo Oketani was born in Tokyo and graduated from Keio University with a degree in Philosophy and Literature. He studied Judo and Kendo from childhood, and began studying Karate as a teenager. Later, he received his black belt from the Gensei School of Karate in Tokyo, where he also taught Karate. (He is a Third Degree black belt). He also studied North Shaolinquan Martial Arts from the Japanese master Ryu Meiko. In 1995, Oketani moved to Northern California with his wife, Leza Lowitz. In 2003, he moved back to Tokyo where he works as a freelance translator, writer and Self-Defense instructor. He is co-owner of Sun and Moon Yoga.

Oketani’s books are Designing with Kanji: For Surface, Skin and Spirit (Stone Bridge Press. 2005), America and Other Poems by Ayukawa Nobuo (Kaya Press, 2007), for which he received the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Award from the Donald Keene Center for Japanese Studies at Columbia University, the novel J-Boys, Kazuo’S World, Tokyo, 1965 (Stone Bridge Press, 2011 and IBC Books, 2015), and Jet Black and the Ninja Wind, co-authored with Leza Lowitz (Tuttle Publishing 2013).

How to Apply:
If you are interested in attending this workshop, hit Contact and send in a request with the workshop title in the subject. Include your full NAME, ADDRESS, and PHONE NUMBER.
Payment instructions will be sent upon receipt of your request. Please complete your payment within 2 weeks from the instructions. Early application is strongly suggested.
One week before an event, REGISTRATION CLOSES.


When Registering for our workshops: If you do not receive a confirmation reply within ONE WEEK, your registration has not been received OR you have not received our reply. If that is the case, please re-send your registration request. ALSO PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK BOX, ESPECIALLY GMAIL, YAHOO MAIL, or HOTMAIL USERS!
Namaste



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