UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & TRAININGS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course with Leza Lowitz in JUNE 2015, Fully Booked! Waiting list only.

Managing Emotions With Yoga, Workshop with Miles Maeda, June 27 2015

Self-Defense & Energy Skills Workshop: Harnessing the Power of Ki with Shogo Oketani, June 28

20-Hour Yoga Therapy Teacher Training with Leza Lowitz & Em Bettinger, July 17-20, 2015

Rolling Restorative Yoga Workshop (WS) & Teacher Training Course (TTC) with Sara-Shivani, August 9 & 15

Develop Your Intuition through Genesis Art with Liane Wakabayashi, September 6, 2015

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course with Haidar Ali (30 hrs Yoga Alliance certified), September 2015

20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course with Leza Lowitz in NOVEMBER 2015


20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course with Leza Lowitz at Sun and Moon Yoga in JUNE 2015

Fully booked! Waiting list only.

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In 2015
Friday June 5 4:30pm-10:00pm (5.5hrs)
Saturday June 6 4:30pm-10:00pm (5.5hrs)
Sunday June 7 4:30pm-9:30pm (5hrs)
Monday June 8 12:30am-4:30pm (4hrs)

Come join us for this popular, comprehensive and life-changing teacher training.

Japanese and/or English training manual provided upon completion. Certificate awarded upon successful completion of course. Payment instructions will be sent upon receipt of your request. Early application is strongly suggested.

Cost: 65,000 yen
Limit: 20 students. Course fills up quickly, so register soon to ensure a spot.

Japanese translation by Haruka Takahashi.
(The course is taught in English with the Japanese translation.)

Why Restorative Yoga? Why Now?
Daily life is incredibly stressful, especially in an urban environment. We spend a great deal of energy just trying to survive, often running on adrenaline (the “fight or flight response”) until we burn out. Now more than ever, we need a slower, deeper yoga practice that helps us regain our equilibrium and combat the stresses of modern life. Restorative yoga is one such practice that invites the body’s “relaxation response,” calms the nervous system, and quiets the mind. Restorative Yoga is a deeply relaxing, “passive” practice of Hatha Yoga in which we let go of physical, mental and emotional tension by practicing yoga poses in a fully supported environment, holding the poses for longer durations of time, and focusing on the breath. Supported by a variety of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, belts, sandbag weights, and other props, this practice helps us regain the equilibrium of the body/spirit, allowing deep relaxation, surrender and opening. This practice is perfect for those who have injuries, are recovering from illness, those with physical limitations, or those who simply want to relax and regain harmony and balance in their lives.

COURSE CONTENT
In this teacher training, you will learn: What is Restorative Yoga? How does it work physiologically, psycho-spiritually, and emotionally? Proper use of Props: How to set up each pose. How to spot and correct common mistakes in prop usage Restorative sequences for different effects Many original restorative postures developed by Leza Specific poses/practices for specific therapeutic needs (insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome, etc). Pranayama for Restorative yoga How to design a Restorative yoga class around a specific theme or focus. How to incorporate other forms of yoga therapy into Restorative yoga, such as Thai Yoga Massage, Visualization, Guided Meditation, Yoga Nidra, etc.

This course will also discuss concepts such as” How Yoga Works” using the Inner and Outer methods of thought/intention and Five Layers of Experience (koshas). Meditations and Inner Work sessions will be incorporated into the teachings on Restorative asanas.

COURSE FORMAT Classes will be part lecture, part practice, part demonstration in which students will set each other up in the poses and practice with each other, and part question and answer period/discussion.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Leza Lowitz has been teaching and practicing Hatha and Restorative yoga for over a decade. She was the first teacher to introduce Restorative yoga to Japan in 2003. (When Sun and Moon shipped all the props from America, customs officials held them for months because they had to test every pillow and eye bag for hidden drugs!) She has offered her highly popular Restorative yoga classes at workshops and on retreats internationally. She appeared on “99 Size” teaching Restorative yoga in 2004. She is a writer and certified yoga teacher who has studied many yogic and healing traditions with many illustrious teachers and masters from all over the world. She is the owner of Sun and Moon Yoga and author of the best-selling book Yoga Poems: Lines to Unfold By and Sacred Sanskrit Words: For Yoga, Chant and Meditation (with Reema Datta) in addition to 15 other books.

What to Bring:
The studio has everything you will need for this training. No need to bring bolsters, blankets, weights, yoga mats, eye pillows or anything else. Just bring a notebook and water. You will be given take-home handouts after the end of each session. No recording will be permitted.

REQUIREMENT:
- Prior 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification is strongly suggested. For those who wish to share the practice privately or with family, exceptions can be made. Please email Sun and Moon directly to inquire.
- Attendants are required to have taken at least 10 restorative yoga classes prior to this training.
- Attendants must take all sessions. No make-ups will be allowed except in the case of emergency.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in attending this training, hit Contact and send in a request with “RTTC JUNE 2015″ in the subject. Include your full NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER and PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS BRIEFLY AND FROM THE HEART.
1. PLEASE DETAIL YOUR YOGA PRACTICE (HOW MANY YEARS, STYLE, WHERE)
2. PLEASE DETAL YOUR YOGA TEACHING EXPERIENCE (HOW MANY YEARS, STYLE, WHERE, CERTIFICATION: SCHOOL NAME AND DATE OF GRADUATION/CERTIFICATION)
3. WHAT IS YOUR RESTORATIVE YOGA EXPERIENCE AND WHY DO YOU WISH TO TAKE THIS TRAINING?
4. WHAT IS YOUR INTENTION FOR THIS TRAINING? PLEASE BE SPECIFIC.
5. PLEASE LIST ANY INJURIES OR MEDICAL CONDITIONS WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT. (INCLUDING PREGNANCY)

Payment instructions will be sent upon receipt of your request. 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


managing_emotionManaging Emotions With Yoga
Workshop with Miles Maeda

Saturday, June 27, 5pm-7:30pm

Japanese translation by Sawa Takano

Cost: 3,500yen
Class cards can be used: 1 check on 4-class card plus 1000 yen, 2 checks on 10-class card or 3 checks on an Unlimited Card plus 500 yen.

When we get emotional, having self-control and maintaining our awareness can seem difficult, if not impossible. But in actuality emotional states are very easy to identify and understand. An essential tool is learning about the Five Poisons, the basic categories of negative emotions. Then we can actually change the way we feel and experience the lightness and clarity which opens the door to our natural state of being – the state of yoga.

When we allow ourselves to be in a truly natural state, we deeply connect to our soul, rejoice in the happiness of others, feel inner and outer balance, and our spirit is uplifted and inspired. When we come up against obstacles and challenges, it can stimulate the patterns of our poisonous emotions. We can feel animosity towards others, become attached to things for our happiness, get stuck in habits that don’t help us to grow, or become indifferent or lazy about our growth and purpose in life.

In this workshop we will examine how to address the five poisonous emotions of anger, attachment, ignorance, jealousy, and pride. We will cultivate the naturally positive qualities in our being through breathing, movement and mantra as taught from Bön, the indiginous spiritual tradition from Tibet. No matter where we are now in our practice, we can all learn how to stop when we get emotional, check in with ourselves, and work as skillfully as possible to get the results we desire. Liberate your emotions and live a life full of joy and inspiration!

About the instructor
Miles Maeda

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. 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

Sunday June 28, 2015
5:00pm-8:00pm
Sun and Moon Yoga, Gotanda

Travelling this summer? Want 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! In this workshop, you will learn

shogo-em-1_.JPGHow 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:

shogo-em-2_.JPG1. 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 by 6/15. 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 cards can be used: 2 check on 4-class card, 2 checks on 10-class card plus 1500yen or 5 checks on an 20-class Card.
Class taught bilingually in English and Japanese by Shogo.

shogo_sidekick.jpgAbout 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 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. 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


20-Hour Yoga Therapy Teacher Training with Leza Lowitz & Em Bettinger
at Sun and Moon Yoga, Tokyo, July 17-20, 2015

Friday July 17 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)
Saturday July 18 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)
Sunday July 19 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)
Monday/Holiday July 20 9am-4:30pm (6.5hrs + 1hr lunch time)

Cost: 70,000 yen
Cost: 60,000 yen for those who have completed a prior RYTTC with Leza or any Sun and Moon TTC.
Limit: 20 Students
Interpreter: Haruka Takahashi

em.jpgleza.jpgThe Yoga Therapy wave is upon us. Many people understand the incredible healing properties of yoga; however, people with injuries, acute pain or disease often shy away from a group class at a studio in search of a more personal approach. Yoga therapy is a way for an instructor to work in conjunction with western medicine in a small group or private setting to help students heal themselves. This course adds a depth of wisdom to the teacher’s toolbox that will be felt not only in yoga therapy settings but also in group classes where students feel safer and more “seen.”

In this teacher training we will explore the role of yoga therapy, the art of observation, anatomy, alignment, the importance of the breath, many common yoga injuries, the art of trust and how to develop it, the use of props and partners, and many tips, tricks and tools to help you become a master teacher.

In-Depth Areas Covered in this 20 Hour Yoga Therapy TTC are:

backbend_chair_small1. What is Yoga Therapy?
2. Anatomy for Yoga Therapy
3. Risk Management and Injury Prevention:
 a. Injury Prevention-General Guidelines
 b. Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Indicators of a Student’s Understanding
 c. Healthy Signs for Progressing a Student
 d. Explanation of Most Common Injuries and Ways to Avoid them (Poses, Modifications, Adjustments):
   i. knees
   ii. wrists
   iii. hips
   vi. hamstrings
   v. lower back
   vi. shoulders
   vii. neck
4. Suggested practices for ailments such as Depression, Back Pain, Diabetes, etc….
5. Adjustment Theory and Practice for Yoga Therapy (Trust, Touch, & Techniques)
6. Pranayama–Basic Therapeutic Techniques
7. Ayurveda for Yoga Therapy–Making Appropriate Lifestyle choices that Support Healing and Prevention
8. The course includes a case study component where participants analyze a client’s needs and recommend a customized treatment plan.

About the Instructor:
Leza Lowitz has been teaching and practicing Hatha and Restorative yoga for over a decade. She was the first teacher to introduce Restorative yoga to Japan in 2003. (When Sun and Moon shipped all the props from America, customs officials held them for months because they had to test every pillow and eye bag for hidden drugs!) She has offered her highly popular Restorative yoga classes at workshops and on retreats internationally. She appeared on “99 Size” teaching Restorative yoga in 2004. She is a writer and certified yoga teacher who has studied many yogic and healing traditions with many illustrious teachers and masters from all over the world. She is the owner of Sun and Moon Yoga and author of the best-selling book Yoga Poems: Lines to Unfold By and Sacred Sanskrit Words: For Yoga, Chant and Meditation (with Reema Datta) in addition to 15 other books.

Em Bettinger loves movement and the mechanics of it, and started dancing from an early age, going on to study contemporary dance at 18. Through her dance studies she was introduced to yoga. Em sees yoga as a “dance on the mat” - the breath guiding you and energy radiating from within. She believes you need to be in the movement physically, mentally and emotionally - then as a person you grow, as does your practice. Em teaches Ashtanga Yoga, Yin/Yang Yoga and Vinyasa Flow at Sun and Moon.

REQUIREMENT:
- Prior 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification is strongly suggested. For those who wish to share the practice privately or with family, exceptions can be made. Please email Sun and Moon directly to inquire.
- Attendants must take all sessions. No make-ups will be allowed except in the case of emergency.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in attending this training, hit Contact and send in a request with “YTTTC 2015″ in the subject. Include your full NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER and PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS BRIEFLY AND FROM THE HEART.
1. PLEASE DETAIL YOUR YOGA PRACTICE (HOW MANY YEARS, STYLE, WHERE)
2. PLEASE DETAL YOUR YOGA TEACHING EXPERIENCE (HOW MANY YEARS, STYLE, WHERE, CERTIFICATION: SCHOOL NAME AND DATE OF GRADUATION/CERTIFICATION)
3. WHY DO YOU WISH TO TAKE THIS TRAINING?
4. WHAT IS YOUR INTENTION FOR THIS TRAINING? PLEASE BE SPECIFIC.
5. PLEASE LIST ANY INJURIES OR MEDICAL CONDITIONS WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT. (INCLUDING PREGNANCY)

Payment instructions will be sent upon receipt of your request. 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


Rolling Restorative Yoga Workshop (WS) & Teacher Training Course (TTC)
with Sara-Shivani ( Men & Women welcome) at Sun and Moon Yoga, Gotanda

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Sunday August 9th, 5:00-7:00 pm WS 1 (all welcome)
Sunday August 9th, 7:30-9:30 pm TTC 1 (Yoga Teachers only)

Saturday August 15th, 5:00-7:00 pm WS 2 (all welcome)
Saturday August 15th, 7:30-9:30 pm TTC 2 (Yoga Teachers only)

Students can attend either or both the Workshops sessions.
Teachers wishing to complete the RR Yoga TTC must attend all 4 sessions.

There will be a 30 minute break between each WS & TTC sessions.




Rolling Restorative (RR) Yoga - fuses the techniques of Myofascial Massage, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Pranayama. Using props (tennis balls, yoga blocks bath towels, hand weights [water bottles]) and breath channeling techniques, we directly stimulate the body’s connective tissue (fascia) and energy pathways (meridians) to release muscle tightness and muscle “knots” (trigger points).

Long held, static stretches (Yin Yoga) and gentle supported postures (Restorative Yoga) are great methods to relax and increase flexibility but these practices are often not enough to release tight knots in the body, relieve pain and optimise physical movement. A Rolling Restorative (RR) Yoga practice fills this gap by 1: applying pressure to specific trigger points, 2: rolling props along meridian lines 3: harnessing the power of breath techniques and 4: using visualisation meditations.

Benefits of RR Yoga include;
recovery of muscles, increased flexibility, pain & injury release, pain free movement, restoration of proper movement patterns,enhance physical performance, deeper experience of mind-body peace.

Who is RR Yoga for and who can attend the WS?
RR Yoga is highly effective and can be used by people of all skill, fitness and yoga levels. It’s especially useful for people with physical pain, high levels of mental stress, athletes, weight trainers, yoga students and teachers. Everyone can join two workshop session.

Who is the RR Yoga TTC for?
YOGA TEACHERS who want to teach RR Yoga with students need to attend the all 4 sessions.
You will learn the theory & main anatomy of a RR Yoga practice, a general sequence that targets areas most people feel tension & pain ( back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, muscle tightness) along with specific breathing techniques, specific sequences to treat conditions and injuries (sciatica, knee injuries, RSI, pregnancy), advanced breathing techniques, how to design a RR Yoga class around specific themes & how to incorporate RR Yoga into other styles of Yoga classes.

The Workshop will be bilingual and will be assisted by Yuki Yokota

Workshop (WS) Fees: Sunday August 9th & Saturday August 15th (5:00-7:00pm)
Early Bird Rate until August 1st: 5,000 yen each or 8,000 yen for both WSs.
Register after August 2nd: 6,000 yen each or 10,000 yen for both WSs.

Teacher Training (TTC) Fees:Sunday August 9th & Saturday August 15th (5:00pm-9:30pm) 8 HOURS + 1.5 Hour Follow Up (Total 9.5 hours)
Early Bird Rate until August 1st: Total of 30,000 yen
Register after August 2nd: 35,000 yen

Payment details will be sent upon registration

TTC Includes:
TTC Manual with Photos
Video assignment & written questioner guidelines
TTC Skype Follow Up Call (20-30 minutes)

WHAT TO BRING:
Props: Two tennis balls, bath towel, bottle (filled with water)
The studio has blocks, bolsters, yoga mats, eye pillows and you will be given a manual with photos and explanations.

* No recording is permitted but an official recording can be sent to you in the future when this Rolling Restorative Training goes live on Shivani’s Body Bliss Website.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
shivaniSara-”Shivani” (RYT) has 20 years’ expertise as a massage therapist, yoga practitioner and instructor with her formative training taking place in India, China and Japan (where she lived for over a decade). Shivani specialises in massage, movement, meditation and breathing exercises to treat back pain, asthma, fatigue, RSS, pre/postnatal conditioning, weight loss and women’s issues. Over the last year, Shivani has developed Rolling Restorative (RR) Yoga to help heal her own knee injury (due to running), arm and shoulder RSI (due to computer use and motherhood). She teaches RR Yoga with students and athletes in Australia and has witnessed impressive results. She is delighted to be able to bring this style to Japan. Shivani is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Teacher (E-RYT), Yoga Australia Level 2 Registered Teacher (YA-R2), the Co founder of the Women’s Yoga Institute (RYS) & a Relaxation Massage Therapist (Japan),creator of Venus Yoga and the online yoga course Body Bliss.

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. 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


liane_artwsDevelop Your Intuition through Genesis Art
with Liane Wakabayashi

Sunday September 6, 5:30- 8:30 pm
at Sun and Moon Yoga, Gotanda

Workshop Fee ¥5,000.
Payment details will be sent upon registration

Do you love art but don’t think you can draw? Liane Wakabayashi introduces you to the 44 Genesis Cards, a spiritual creativity tool that opens up your artistic potential.
Learn to see connections between the art that you make by drawing a self-portrait without a mirror that astonishingly looks like you. With a smile, you’ll create art with a wise and uplifting message just for you. Learn how to see connections between your drawing and a randomly chosen Genesis Card. These connections can be mysterious and synchronous and help you connect to your own inner wisdom.

LIane Wakabayashi is an intuitive art pioneer and director of Genesis Healing Art Center in Okachimachi where she teaches art workshops to people of all ages with or without artistic backgrounds. She has lived in Japan almost 28 years. In 2008 she published The Genesis Way, her original approach to develop creativity and intuition through the 44 Genesis cards.

Please bring: a new B4 Maruman sketch book, phone camera or other camera, and Genesis Way cards if you already have them. They will be for sale for Y3,000 at the workshop. Info about the Genesis Cards and Liane Wakabayashi can be found at www.genesiscards.com

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. 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


Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course with Haidar Ali, 30 hrs Yoga Alliance certified
( 20hrs contact and 10hrs teaching practice)

tokyo-eng-bigFriday, September 18 4:30pm-9:30pm (5 hours)
Saturday, September 19 5:00pm-9:30pm (4.5 hours)
Sunday, September 20 5:00pm-9:30pm (4.5 hours)
Monday, September 21 9:00am-4:00pm (6 hours-lunch break)

Come join us in this unique course with Haidar Ali for the first time in Tokyo!

Japanese and/or English training manual in full color provided.
Course capacity is limited to 14 practitioners.
Early application is highly recommended!

Course Price: Regular fee: ¥85,000

Special Offer until June 15.
* Sun & Moon Restorative Yoga TT, Yoga Therapy TTC, TTC, TIbetan Heart Yoga TTC & Thai Yoga TT graduates= ¥69,000 (¥16,000 OFF)
* Early Bird Others ¥75,000 (¥10,000 OFF)
Fee include the certificate and Full colour original manual Jap or Eng.
Extra Hard Copy of Manual: ¥3000
Capacity: 14 practitioners (Advanced booking is recommended )

Japanese translation by: Rieko Umeyama
(The course is taught in English with Japanese translation.)

Why Yoga Nidra? Why Now?
Living in the city is always exciting and stimulating, but on the other hand, overstimulation threatens our health. Working hard, relationship issues, stress, and environmental factors can create challenges that lead to health issues, sleeping disorders or breathing problems. Many people nowadays have physical and mental problems. Our modern society and stressful living are main contributing factors to these kinds of mental and physical problems.

Yoga Nidra, which means “Yoga Sleep,” is an ancient meditation method that can be practiced in savasana (or in any posture) by anyone, anytime. This practice is about maintaining awareness while awake. It is a practice of bringing awareness to each part of the body and mind to notice which problems you are facing now and find a solution to solve them.

Some Benefits of Yoga Nidra:
Helps treat insomnia
Improves breathing quality
Releases body tension
Calms the mind
Releases stress

Course Content:
In this teacher training, you will learn:
- What is Yoga Nidra?
- Breathing and Meditation Methods of Yoga Nidra
- Hatha Yoga Poses
- Props use
- Tools for Yoga Nidra (essential oil, crystals, and etc…)
- Teaching Skills
- Communication skills
- Stress Management

Why a Yoga Nidra Teacher Training?
The purpose of this course is to train Yoga Instructors in the foundations of Yoga Nidra and to provide techniques so teachers can share Yoga Nidra in a safe and affective way.

Who Can Attend This Course:
Yoga Teachers
Yoga Students
Healers
Anyone interested in Stress Reduction/Relaxation
Anyone who wants to share Yoga Nidra with family, friends, colleagues, or self.

Participant Requirements:
Minimum of 2 years of regular Yoga practice is necessary for attendance.
Prior 200 hr teacher training course completion required for attendance (if you are planning to teach Yoga NIdra in your class.)

photo-2About the Teacher: Haidar Ali
E-RYT500
Director of Spirit Yoga Studio and Spirit Yoga International School
(RYS-200/ RYS-500)

Haidar Ali is a Yoga teacher who succeeds based in Osaka. He specializes in Hatha Yoga, Self Knowledge, Yoga Nidra, Stress Management, and Thai Yoga Massage.
He has passion to teach Yoga as well as sharing his knowledge / experiences, and holds teacher training course, workshop and charity event throughout Japan . His success has been taken up by many media.
Haidar Ali Yoga activates five sense with using tools such as sound or special essential oils to heal body, mind, and emotion. His aim is to help others and bring positive changes into your life.

Spirit Yoga Studio

Haidar Ali Blog

About the Translator:
Rieko Umeyama is an experienced translator who has been translating in teacher training courses for Spirit Yoga since 2013. She has translated for
- Basic Teacher Training Course
- 200 hr Teacher Training Course
- Thai Yoga Massage
- Yoga Nidra
- Events

What to Bring
- An open heart
- Comfortable clothing
- A4 size note book and pen
- Voice recorder ( You can use your phone to record)
- Camera (optional)
- Smile

After this Course
You can practice/ teach this beautiful practice of Yoga Nidra anytime and anywhere, such as:
- Personal daily practice before going to bed
- Share with your partner and/or family members
- Yoga Nidra instead of Savasana in regular yoga class.
- After a Massage session
- As a full Yoga Nidra class.

Testimonials from Students
I was interested in Yoga Nidra but had no idea what Yoga Nidra was. I took this course and could deepen my knowledge as well as learn not only about Yoga Nidra but also learn other things such as breathing / meditation methods and stress reduction and stress management. It was a comprehensive course.

Haidar has a big open heart for the students and shared everything he has . He was full of love.

Comments About the Manual:
“Well Designed”
“Full color”
“Clear explanations”
“Detailed instructions about practice and teaching”

Follow up Possibilities:
Assistant in future Yoga Nidra TT or WS

How to Apply:
If you are interested in attending this training, hit Contact and send in a request with “Yoga Nidra TTC” in the subject. Include your full NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER and PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS BRIEFLY AND FROM THE HEART.
1. PLEASE DETAIL YOUR YOGA PRACTICE (HOW MANY YEARS, STYLE, WHERE)
2. PLEASE DETAL YOUR YOGA TEACHING EXPERIENCE (HOW MANY YEARS, STYLE, WHERE, CERTIFICATION: SCHOOL NAME AND DATE OF GRADUATION/CERTIFICATION)
3. WHAT IS YOUR RESTORATIVE YOGA EXPERIENCE AND WHY DO YOU WISH TO TAKE THIS TRAINING?
4. WHAT IS YOUR INTENTION FOR THIS TRAINING? PLEASE BE SPECIFIC.
5. PLEASE LIST ANY INJURIES OR MEDICAL CONDITIONS WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT. (INCLUDING PREGNANCY)

Payment instructions will be sent upon receipt of your request. 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!
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20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course with Leza Lowitz at Sun and Moon Yoga in NOVENBER 2015

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Friday November 20 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)
Saturday November 21 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)
Sunday November 22 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)
Monday November /National Holiday 23 9am-4:30pm (6.5hrs + 1hr lunch time)

Come join us for this popular, comprehensive and life-changing teacher training.

Japanese and/or English training manual provided upon completion. Certificate awarded upon successful completion of course. Payment instructions will be sent upon receipt of your request. Early application is strongly suggested.

Cost: 65,000 yen
Limit: 20 students. Course fills up quickly, so register soon to ensure a spot.

Japanese translation by Tomoko Kawahara
(The course is taught in English with the Japanese translation.)

Why Restorative Yoga? Why Now?
Daily life is incredibly stressful, especially in an urban environment. We spend a great deal of energy just trying to survive, often running on adrenaline (the “fight or flight response”) until we burn out. Now more than ever, we need a slower, deeper yoga practice that helps us regain our equilibrium and combat the stresses of modern life. Restorative yoga is one such practice that invites the body’s “relaxation response,” calms the nervous system, and quiets the mind. Restorative Yoga is a deeply relaxing, “passive” practice of Hatha Yoga in which we let go of physical, mental and emotional tension by practicing yoga poses in a fully supported environment, holding the poses for longer durations of time, and focusing on the breath. Supported by a variety of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, belts, sandbag weights, and other props, this practice helps us regain the equilibrium of the body/spirit, allowing deep relaxation, surrender and opening. This practice is perfect for those who have injuries, are recovering from illness, those with physical limitations, or those who simply want to relax and regain harmony and balance in their lives.

COURSE CONTENT
In this teacher training, you will learn: What is Restorative Yoga? How does it work physiologically, psycho-spiritually, and emotionally? Proper use of Props: How to set up each pose. How to spot and correct common mistakes in prop usage Restorative sequences for different effects Many original restorative postures developed by Leza Specific poses/practices for specific therapeutic needs (insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome, etc). Pranayama for Restorative yoga How to design a Restorative yoga class around a specific theme or focus. How to incorporate other forms of yoga therapy into Restorative yoga, such as Thai Yoga Massage, Visualization, Guided Meditation, Yoga Nidra, etc.

This course will also discuss concepts such as” How Yoga Works” using the Inner and Outer methods of thought/intention and Five Layers of Experience (koshas). Meditations and Inner Work sessions will be incorporated into the teachings on Restorative asanas.

COURSE FORMAT Classes will be part lecture, part practice, part demonstration in which students will set each other up in the poses and practice with each other, and part question and answer period/discussion.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Leza Lowitz has been teaching and practicing Hatha and Restorative yoga for over a decade. She was the first teacher to introduce Restorative yoga to Japan in 2003. (When Sun and Moon shipped all the props from America, customs officials held them for months because they had to test every pillow and eye bag for hidden drugs!) She has offered her highly popular Restorative yoga classes at workshops and on retreats internationally. She appeared on “99 Size” teaching Restorative yoga in 2004. She is a writer and certified yoga teacher who has studied many yogic and healing traditions with many illustrious teachers and masters from all over the world. She is the owner of Sun and Moon Yoga and author of the best-selling book Yoga Poems: Lines to Unfold By and Sacred Sanskrit Words: For Yoga, Chant and Meditation (with Reema Datta) in addition to 15 other books.

What to Bring:
The studio has everything you will need for this training. No need to bring bolsters, blankets, weights, yoga mats, eye pillows or anything else. Just bring a notebook and water. You will be given take-home handouts after the end of each session. No recording will be permitted.

REQUIREMENT:
- Prior 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification is strongly suggested. For those who wish to share the practice privately or with family, exceptions can be made. Please email Sun and Moon directly to inquire.
- Attendants are required to have taken at least 10 restorative yoga classes prior to this training.
- Attendants must take all sessions. No make-ups will be allowed except in the case of emergency.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in attending this training, hit Contact and send in a request with “RTTC NOVENBER 2015″ in the subject. Include your full NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER and PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS BRIEFLY AND FROM THE HEART.
1. PLEASE DETAIL YOUR YOGA PRACTICE (HOW MANY YEARS, STYLE, WHERE)
2. PLEASE DETAL YOUR YOGA TEACHING EXPERIENCE (HOW MANY YEARS, STYLE, WHERE, CERTIFICATION: SCHOOL NAME AND DATE OF GRADUATION/CERTIFICATION)
3. WHAT IS YOUR RESTORATIVE YOGA EXPERIENCE AND WHY DO YOU WISH TO TAKE THIS TRAINING?
4. WHAT IS YOUR INTENTION FOR THIS TRAINING? PLEASE BE SPECIFIC.
5. PLEASE LIST ANY INJURIES OR MEDICAL CONDITIONS WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT. (INCLUDING PREGNANCY)

Payment instructions will be sent upon receipt of your request. 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



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