UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & TRAININGS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

Meditation, Mindfulness and Mantra - May
Yoga Nidra Meditation Workshop with Tomo, May 28 (This workshop is taught in Japanese), Fully Booked!

“Secret Yogini Rituals” - Venus Yoga with Sara-Shivani, May 28

SpritDance SoulSong Workshop and Kirtan Concert with Daphne Tse, May 31

Meditation, Mindfulness and Mantra - June
Dwelling in the Compassionate Heart: Meditation Workshop with Leza Lowitz
Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation June 11 2017

Meditation, Mindfulness and Mantra - July
One-Pointed Concentration and Wide-Open Awareness
Mindfulness Meditation Workshop with Patrick Mitchell, July 9 2017

20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course with Leza Lowitz in 2017

ANNUAL ABUNDANCE FLOW WORKSHOP with Leza Lowitz, Creating Abundance: Opening to Flow, January 8 2018


“Secret Yogini Rituals” - Venus Yoga with Sara-Shivani

Sunday May 28th, 2017. 7:30-10:00pm (2.5 hrs)
(This workshop is bilingual.)

shivani-living-roomThis is a “reset process” for women who want to deepen their yoga practice and dramatically improve their energy levels, connection to their sensual nature, and quality of sexual pleasure in their lives.

This Venus Yoga workshop teaches you how to do short rituals at home upon waking, in the shower, and before you sleep AND how to secretly do special breathing practises during a normal yoga class - so you feel the energy of your chakras and kundalini (creative and feminine energy) flowing and rising through your body.

Doing these secret rituals allows you to deeply cleanse your physical body, and let go of negative emotions and experiences. The rituals are designed to give you the experience of true inner fulfilment and with practice this feeling and renew self confidence and energy will seep into your daily life, work and relationships.

Rituals include;
Massage and mantra sequences to relax and balance your hormones,
Movement sequences to detox and energize your lymphatic system,
Breath-work (pranayama) for sexual health and healing,
Meditations for more self love, inner peace and sensual pleasure.
AND an introduction to using the Jade Egg* gem stone in the rituals to expand all the benefits listed above.

Venus Yoga is a fusion of tantric and taoist wisdom presented with gentleness, insight, humor, and love. It’s for all women no matter the age or yoga level and compliments your current yoga practice - no matter the style.

* You can purchase a Jade Egg gem stone before or after the workshop for 8,000 yen. Purchase includes 8 free introductory videos you can watch online and access to a secret Facebook group for continued support.

shivani1About Sara Shivani: In today’s busy and complex world, Shivani’s main message is to slow down and tune in through simple yet potent self care rituals that specifically nourish the female body and the deepest longings of connection, pleasure and joy as women. Shivani is founder of Blissiplined & Venus Yoga, Co-Founder of The Sunrise Yoga & Meditation Academy, massage therapist and mother to a 5 year old son. Over the last 17 years, Shivani has taught meditation, massage and yoga at some of the most well regarded companies in Australia, Bali and Japan (where she lived and trained for 11+ years). She’s helped thousands of women, just like you, who are yearning for more self connection, pleasure, fulfillment and bliss. She’s personally overcome a variety of health problems (severe menstrual pain, back pain, asthma, allergies, negative body image) and two unhealthy marriages to get to her current passion filled life. Let Shivani show you her ’secert yogini rituals’ so that you can have more bliss in your life too.
www.bodyblissbusiness.com

Cost: 5,000 yen
This workshop is bilingual and will be assisted by Yuki Yokota

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 (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


SpritDance SoulSong Workshop and Kirtan Concert with Daphne Tse

Daphne Tse is coming back to Sun and Moon with her New Album Arigato. (In Japanese!)

daphne2017SpiritDance SoulSong: Movement, Music& Medicine for Wellness and Vitality!

Wednesday May 31, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Fully booked! Waiting list only.

Movement and music are two of the oldest forms of healing. Join Daphne in a conscious exploration of present moment embodiment through movement meditation, dance, and SoulSongs. We will awaken our inner body’s intuitive flow through breath and imagery. Daphne will guide us in discovering our true voice and uncovering the songs in our hearts and souls. Something out of the ordinary happens when we move from structured movement to spontaneous dance, from speaking to singing, from moving from a place of doing to moving into Being. Reclaim your authentic movement and your true voice and get to know how to use it as medicine, not only for yourself, but for everyone you touch in your life!
The practice is for everyone, no dance or musical background required.

arigatoOpen Your Heart, Open Your Voice Kirtan
SoulSongs for Peace, Love & Happiness

Wednesday May 31, 7:00pm-9:00pm
We have expanded the limit. Registration re-open!

Daphne invites you to join her for this participatory healing music experience that uses ancient Sanskrit mantras and world music to bring community together. Kirtan calls upon sacred energies, which serve to quiet the mind, remove obstacles, and bring us back to the centers of our being. Come ready to sing and experience the power of healing mantra music. Open to all… no musical experience needed!





Cost: 4000yen for each event.
For both events, 7000yen.

Japanese translation: Akiko Hamazaki

Bio:
Daphne
is a soulful singer/songwriter originally from Texas currently calling the world her home. Since her initial yoga class 15 years ago, she has merged her spiritual practice with her contemporary folk singer/songwriter style. She studied music at UT in Austin, The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago and kirtan music with Jai Uttal. She has released music on Shiva Rea’s yoga music compilations and has 3 solo albums, Mata, Finding Water and her newly released album in Japanese, Arigato. www.daphne-tse.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. 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


Meditation, Mindfulness and Mantra - June
Dwelling in the Compassionate Heart: Meditation Workshop with Leza Lowitz
Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation

Sunday June 11 4:30pm-6:30pm

lovingThe Dalai Lama said, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Compassion is the highest form of yoga. We will practice Metta or “Lovingkindness” meditation to nurture and awaken the empathetic heart through the energy of mercy and the cultivation of openness. This powerful Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice helps us to develop our compassionate nature with equanimity, steadfastness and grace. Workshop includes guided meditation, partner practice and discussion.

Beginners to experienced meditators welcome.

About the instructor
Leza Lowitz

Cost: 3,500 yen

Japanese translation by Haruka Takahashi

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


Meditation, Mindfulness and Mantra - July
One-Pointed Concentration and Wide-Open Awareness
Mindfulness Meditation Workshop with Patrick Mitchell

Sunday July 16 5:00pm-7:00pm

meditationMeditation is a natural and delicate balancing act. It requires two complementary qualities of mind: concentration and mindfulness.

Concentration is the power or force that locks our attention on a single item or task. It does the hard work of keeping the mind on one thing. Mindfulness is the awareness that notices when our attention has strayed. It gently and patiently guides us back to our chosen point of concentration. Mindfulness is warm-hearted, infinitely interested in the present moment, and totally without any expectation of perfection.

In this workshop we’ll practice sitting and walking meditation to develop these valuable qualities of mind.

For concentration: Sitting meditation with awareness of breathing in a specific area; softly naming the rising and falling of the breath; and counting breaths. Walking meditation linking steps with breathing.
For mindfulness: The instruction to notice anything and everything that arises in the present moment, gently letting go of distractions, and smilingly coming back to the point of focus over and over again.

This workshop is open to all, beginners and experienced meditators. We look forward to practicing with you!

About the instructor
patrick_bioPatrick Mitchell

Mindfulness/Stress Management Instructor, M.A. Contemplative Education

Patrick is a certified hatha yoga instructor (Sivananda, August 2000) with a growing interest in the depth and breadth of mindfulness meditation. He began practicing vipassana meditation in 2001 with a series of Goenka retreats and has since participated in many insight meditation retreats in India, Thailand, Canada, and Japan.

Patrick’ s mindfulness training includes Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine: A 7-Day Professional Training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli at Omega Institute, New York, 2005. In 2008, he spent two months in Worcester, Massachusetts for the eight-week Practicum in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the Stress Reduction Clinic (University of Massachusetts Medical Center).
Please visit tokyostressreduction.org to learn about MBSR courses in Japan.

Cost: 3,500 yen

Japanese translation by Haruka Takahashi

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


20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course with Leza Lowitz at Sun and Moon Yoga in 2017

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Schedule
November 2017 Course
Thursday/National Holiday November 23 9:00am-9:00pm (11 hrs + 1hr lunch time)
Saturday November 25 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)
Sunday November 26 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)

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

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 18 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.

Cost: 80,000yen

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.

Limit: 20 students. Course fills up quickly, so register soon to ensure a spot.
*For re-takers, 50% off. Please state briefly the reason why you wish to retake the course when you apply.

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

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 FEBRUARY 2017″ 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 DETAIL 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. 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


ANNUAL ABUNDANCE FLOW WORKSHOP
Creating Abundance: Opening to Flow:
A One-Day CRASH COURSE in Energy Flow and Manifesting with Leza Lowitz at Sun and Moon Yoga

Monday/National holiday, January 8, 2018 9:00am-4pm

abundance2SET GOALS FOR THE YEAR AND CHART A NEW COURSE FOR YOUR LIFE!!!

Do you feel guilty having plenty? How do you approach giving and receiving?
Do you love what you do?
Does something always seem to stop you from pursuing your dreams?
Money and abundance, like everything else in the universe, are forms of energy. They have certain spiritual laws of flow. What is your attitude towards money and abundance? Where did it come from? Do you give yourself permission to have abundance?

This workshop is about opening up ALL CHANNELS OF FLOW in the universe and manifesting your highest potential to help you serve others.
This workshop will also help you understand and transform your relationship to money and flow, ultimately helping you find your life’s work and realize your natural state of abundance and generosity, having more to give and share.

In this workshop, we will use:
・ guided meditations
・ journaling
・ manifesting techniques
・ partner work
・ magnetizing techniques and more…

All to help you understand and transform your beliefs about abundance, listen to your intuition, and draw opportunity and possibility to you in ways that support you and the universe.

A participant in a past “Creating Abundance” workshop said:

“I can’t thank you enough for all you taught and offered today. I have not felt this clear about my purpose in life before. So much in today’s workshop spoke to me, and I now have the faith and trust in myself to go forward and put it all into action!!!”

Writer Bonnie Lee La Madeleine attended a prior workshop on Creating Abundance. She said; “The workshop did more to help me see how I hinder my own efforts than anything else. The experience has helped me focus my writing skills and develop a plan to become a full-time self-employed writer. I now have one book in negotiation, and one proposal being seriously considered.”

If you have been looking for a way to expand your horizons and potential, this special workshop is for you.

The workshop will be in English with Japanese interpretation by Haruka Takahashi. You may do the journaling and partnerwork in English or Japanese.

Cost:
SPECIAL WINTER SOLSTICE DISCOUNT–15,000yen if registration including the completion of payment completed by December 25, 2017
Regular Cost:
20,000yen
Previous Workshop Attendees who wish to Repeat–10,000yen

Limit: 30 people

THIS WORKSHOP FILLS UP QUICKLY, SO SIGN UP NOW AND START TO MANIFEST YOUR DREAMS!

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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