UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & TRAININGS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

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Nada & Bhakti Yoga Immersion/TTC with Daphne Tse

Sun and Academy Presents:
Cultural Journeys with J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965
Tales of Tofu, Rock and Roll, and the 1964 Olympics with Shogo Oketani and Avery Udagawa

“Sound ∞ Reflection” Mantra x Tibetan Bowl - Enter a wave of healing sound…

20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course Level 1 with Leza Lowitz

20-Hour Advanced Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course (Level 2) with Leza Lowitz


daphne_bluedressNada & Bhakti Yoga Immersion/TTC with Daphne Tse
How to Develop Your Authentic Voice through the Power of Sound and Mantra

Friday May 24, 7:00pm-10:00pm (3 hours)
Saturday May 25, 1:00pm-10:00pm (9 hours)
Sunday May 26, 1:00pm-10:00pm (9 hours)

(Plus 3 hours of homework)

Join Daphne for an Immersion/TTC into the world of sound, music, toning, chanting and learning how to develop your authentic voice using the 7 chakra system and the 5 elements of nature.

The sound of your own voice is the most healing medicine for your body, mind and soul.

Daphne will offer tools and techniques for opening your voice. You will learn the bija mantras, the vowel sounds that coincide with each chakra, experience group and one and one exercises that will empower you as a yoga teacher on your path to full self expression!

Your vibration is unique, and becoming intimate with these powerful practices will guide you into deeper alignment, reconnection to your true essence, mental clarity and inner peace. It has been scientifically proven that the whole universe is made of vibrations. The ancient Indian scriptures actually affirm that the universe was created by sound.

We will experiment with various Nada, Mantra and Bhakti Yoga practices to support your yogic
journey.

Who Can Take This Course?
This course is open to all levels of students. This Immersion/TTC is especially powerful for teachers that are interested in leading chanting, mantra and learning how to use your voice as an instrument of transformation for yourself and for your students. Open to both teachers and students interested in deepening their practice.

singing_daphneWhat are the benefits of taking this course & where can I teach?
Practicing Nada and Bhakti yoga can:
• help balance, calm and relax your mind, body and soul.
• support your mental clarity and inner peace.
• reduce anxiety, fear and aggressiveness.
• increase your capacity for joy, inner tranquility, happiness and harmony.
• offer a way to connect your spiritual heart with everyday life experience.
• lead to liberation of your natural and authentic voice.
• offer you a path of devotion and connection to the Divine and to all beings everywhere.

Where can you teach?
• You can incorporate these practices in your asana yoga classes at yoga studios and in private classes.
• You can teach these practices to children of all ages in schools and after school programs.
• You can teach these practices and offer to those in the corporate world to help with balancing the many stresses of the business world.
• You can volunteer and offer these practices in many places of need from nursing homes, to orphanages to homeless shelters.
• You can teach these practices to your family and friends to connect and create harmony and union in your home and community.

What You Will Learn?
1. Nada Yoga: What is Nada yoga and how to integrate the practices into your daily life. Experience how you relate to yourself, how you inhabit your body, how you align your mind, how you express your soul.
2. Bhakti Yoga: What is Bhakti yoga and how practicing this branch of yoga will open your heart and expand all areas of your life.
3. Where do mantras come from? How do they help to heal and balance your life
4. Specific purpose of sanskrit chants and how to apply them to your daily life.
5. Kirtan: What is kirtan and how to lead simple chants with your students or enjoy the practice with your family and friends.
6. Chakra chanting and Toning: Learn the bija mantras and vowel sounds that vibrate and balance the chakras. Learn how to incorporate this practice in your yoga practice or if you’re a teacher, in your daily asana classes.
7. SoulSongs & Opening your Voice: Learn techniques to discover your natural voice and become confident with chanting, sounding and singing to connect to your soulwork.
8. Gods and Goddesses: Learn about the mythology of the Indian Gods and Goddesses in relation to the mantras and how they can support your spiritual path.

What is Nada Yoga?
Nada Yoga, or the Yoga of Sound, is the ancient spiritual art and science of inner transformation through sound and tone. Nada Yoga embraces the belief that the universe is vibratory, made up on infinitesimally small subatomic strands of energy vibrating at different frequencies. All objects in nature vibrate at varying speeds, contributing to their particular sound. We are constantly surrounded by sounds, which are in effect vibrations that have a profound effect on our own vibratory field, and therefore our well being.
Nada Yoga involves deep listening to the sounds of the universe, including the inner sounds of the body, the sounds of nature and of course, music. Our mind becomes easily absorbed in sound. This is why people (and even animals) enjoy listening to music. When the mind is fully concentrated on anything, a feeling of inner bliss arises. Listening to soothing sounds can take us into a deeply meditative state. The practice of Nada Yoga is dedicated to using sound vibration to deeply relax and unify the body, mind, heart and soul, and is an accessible path to connecting our inner bliss state.

What is Bhakti Yoga?
The Sanskrit word bhakti comes from the root bhaj, which means “to adore or worship God.”
Bhakti yoga has been called “love for love’s sake” and “union through love and devotion.” Bhakti yoga, like any other form of yoga, is a path to self-realization, to having an experience of oneness with everything.
“Bhakti is the yoga of a personal relationship with the Divine,” says musician Jai Uttal, who learned the art of devotion from his guru, the late Neem Karoli Baba. At the heart of bhakti is surrender, says Uttal, who lives in California but travels the globe leading kirtans and chanting workshops.
Yoga scholar David Frawley agrees. In his book, Yoga: The Greater Tradition, he writes that the ultimate expression of bhakti yoga is surrender to the Divine as one’s inner self. The path, he says, consists of concentrating one’s mind, emotions, and senses on the Divine.

What is Mantra Yoga?
Mantra yoga is a type of yoga that uses mantras to awaken the Self and deepen the meditative aspects of a physical yoga practice. Mantra yoga is an exact science that is meant to engage the mind through focusing on sound, duration and number of repetitions. Repetition of the mantras is a means to get closer to the divinity within, and it creates positive vibrations that benefit both the one who chants and the one who listens.
Mantra yoga may also be referred to as Japa yoga. Japa is a Sanskrit word for the act of repeating mantras.

pji_mkkgBIO: Daphne Tse
Daphne is a spirited, soulful artist and teacher originally from Texas. Her passion for music started from a young age and took her west to Los Angeles after university. Since her initial yoga class 20 years ago, she has explored merging her spiritual practice with her contemporary folk singer/songwriter style. She studied music at The University of Texas at Austin, Berklee College of Music, The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago and Kirtan with Kirtan master, Jai Uttal. She has travelled extensively sharing her music in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and beyond. Her music has been featured on yoga music compilations with Shiva Rea and she has released 4 albums, Mata (recorded in Bali), Finding Water (recorded in Hawaii), Samahita Live (recorded in Thailand) and Arigato (recorded in Japan).
Daphne has been teaching yoga since 2004 after completing her foundational teacher training in Venice, CA. Initially specializing in kids yoga, she found joy & light working with little people and began branching out and teaching students of all ages. She embraces the teachings of Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffman and Mark Whitwell in her daily practice.
In 2009 while living in Bali, Daphne co-founded SpiritDance SoulSong with her friend and mentor, Ellen Watson. SpiritDance SoulSong is an embodied movement, sounding, singing and fully integrated practice that brings us back to our medicinal roots of the yoga of dance & sound.
Daphne brings her soulful teachings and music to Japan with grace and joy for living life fully.

Fields of Teaching:
Nada Yoga, Kirtan, Movement Meditation
Sources: Edo Kahn, Swami Janakananda, Nora Isaacs

Cost (Daphne’s CD is included as gift!):
Regular: 85,000 yen
Early bird (to complete the registration including the payment by March 31 2019): 75,000 yen

The course is in English with Japanese translation by Hiromi Kitty Thompson.

Policy: a student must attend ALL HOURS OF ALL SESSIONS in order to be given a graduation certificate. MAKE-UP SESSIONS ARE NOT POSSIBLE.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in attending this workshop, hit Contact and send in a request with the workshop/course 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. Advanced payment is required except by prior advance agreement. 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



sma_logoSun and Moon Academy Presents

Cultural Journeys with J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965
Tales of Tofu, Rock and Roll, and the 1964 Olympics
with Shogo Oketani and Avery Udagawa

Saturday, June 15, 5:30-7:30pm
at Sun and Moon Yoga

asij-sakura-medal-2013-displayIn the summer of 2020, the Olympics and Paralympics will take place in Tokyo. The last time the Olympics were held in Tokyo was the summer of 1964. So much has changed since then! While preparations for the 2020 games are underway, adults wax nostalgic about the 1964 games, as well as the economic boom years of the 1960s. What was it like to be a child in Tokyo at that time?

Shogo Oketani’s novel J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965, translated by Avery Fischer Udagawa, gives us a glimpse. It tells the story of Kazuo, a nine-year-old living in Shinagawa ward after the 1964 games, and his group of boyhood friends coming of age in a changing world.

In this talk, the author and translator introduce J-Boys and its setting. Archival photographs of Shinagawa juxtapose with memories of Leave It to Beaver, The Beatles and sprinter Bob Hayes. Shogo discusses how Tokyo transformed for the 1964 Olympics, and shows some ways it has changed since. Avery discusses the process of translating, editing and publishing J-Boys and how it has proven unique among books on Japan in English. Author and editor read excerpts aloud in both Japanese and English.

Visit Shogo | Visit Avery

j-boysJ-Boys is perfect for inspiring young readers to ‘hang in there’ and be strong no matter what . . . this affecting tale, told in linked short stories, follows the life of a nine-year-old boy in the 1960s as his home Japan becomes westernized. After the Japan Olympics, Kazuo dreams of being a track star, hangs out with his buddies and helps with chores. Things are changing however, as he and others hang onto old traditions and memories of war while struggling to fit in with modern times full of rock and roll, American TV, tofu…

“With intimate details told through the eyes of a child, the author deftly captures the feeling of sorrow from an ancient culture slipping away while experiencing the excitement of a new generation. With a kind of Stand by Me feel, J-Boys perfectly captures universal concerns of fitting in and growing up.” —Lee Littlewood, Kids’ Home Library

“Adult readers who live in Japan will find Kazuo’s world of the mid-1960s a valuable key to the mystery of how the Tokyo we know today, with its 24-hour McDonalds, its TV re-runs . . . and its plethora of Starbucks coffee shops, evolved out of the ruins of the old wood and paper city leveled by the firebombs of World War II.

“Oketani’s skill—and that of translator Udagawa—is evident in the understated irony of the adult narrator’s account of the 9-year-old Kazuo’s view of the world. This irony makes it possible to discuss such serious topics as the death of a child during an air raid, the prejudice against resident Koreans, and a scandal that arose over the mislabeling of meat, without the judgmental opinions that adults would inevitably offer.” —Hillel Wright, Kyoto Journal

Admission: 2,000 yen

This event will be in English and Japanese.

About Sun and Moon Academy:
MISSION
Sun and Moon Academy is a new offshoot of Sun and Moon Yoga, a yoga/healing studio opened in 2003. Our mission: to be a safe, inclusive, and accessible community space that connects individuals through the Five Is– ideas, information, inspiration, innovation, and inquiry.
To support our mission, we will present lectures, workshops, conversations, performances, and events that will empower and transform. The programming will highlight inspiring people in the worlds of spirituality, yoga, science/technology, art & ideas, from a range of perspectives and approaches. The Sun and Moon Academy community will always be growing, learning, and sharing.

WHY
Coming together is a powerful act. We’re surrounded by a wealth of incredibly inspiring individuals from many different cultures, with amazing stories of ordinary lives lived extraordinarily. Founder Leza Lowitz says: “Sun and Moon Academy is here to inspire people to develop their gifts, skills, and offerings in whatever way best serves their individual selves, communities, and families. With our programming and community space, we aim to foster curiosity, awareness, and connection by providing a space to learn about diverse fields, cultures, and backgrounds through a spirit of generosity, service, and love.”

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. Advanced payment is required except by prior advance agreement. 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



fb-sound-reflection-flyer200Sound ∞ Reflection
Mantra x Tibetan Bowl
Enter a wave of healing sound…

Sunday June 30, 5:30pm-7:30pm

In this exciting workshop we will experience the healing sound of Tibetan Singing bowls accompanied by the powerful Tibetan Mantra of Phakyab Rinpoche.

Come Harmonise the heart and mind - spread the healing sound vibrations deep within your self with the amazing sound of Tibetan Mantra and the Singing Bowls.

This very special event will help to open the heart, and give a feeling of deep healing and inner harmony.

Tibetan Buddhist mantras are customarily an important aspect of Tibetan Buddhist Practice and Culture - Mantra are Sacred Words thought to have been originally spoken by a Buddha while deep in meditation - the calming syllables purify karmic imprints, bring beneficial energy, focus the concentration, and offer protection and blessings - uniting one with their Original Nature and the Universal Energy.

Come experience the harmonic sacred sounds of Tibetan Mantra and the Singing Bowls — enter into a deep state of meditation, healing and inner peace.

This event will be lead by Phakyab Rinpoche and Jesse Lee Parker.

We will begin this event with the activation of our body and energy using Taoist and Tibetan Yoga dynamic stretching and breath work - we then gently guide the members into the ocean of healing sound with Tibetan Mantra and the Singing Bowls.

Let’s experience the beautiful Sound Reflection of the Tibetan Mantra & Singing Bowl.

SECTION 1
5:30pm
- Students enter, and take seats around Phakyab Rinpoiche and the Tibetan Bowls. We will have group purification and prepare work. Clearing of each member with Mantra and Singing Bowl and Energy Healing.
- Group will Engage in ‘9 Stage Purification Breath’ for gathering healing energy, awakening the Third Eye, and opening up the inner energy flow with the energy from nature and universe.
- Meditation to prepare for Healing Sound

SECTION 2
6:00pm
- Sound Healing with Tibetan Mantra & Singing Bowls.
- Student will gain deep balance of their energy system, and a deep healing from the mantra and sound.

SECTION 3
7:00pm
- We come out of the meditation state with opening Taoist Yoga movements to balance, and self body massage to refresh.
7:30pm
- Close event with group circle and blessing prayer from Phakyab Rinpoche….

phakyab-rimpochePhakyab Rinpoche is a renowned buddhist scholar, practitioner, and healer, from the Geluk Lineage. He was born in Kham, Tibet in 1966, ordained at the age of thirteen, and began his monastic training at Ashi Monastery. After leaving TIbet, he entered the Sera Mey Monastery in southern India, where he was tutored by Ven. Khenpo Lobsang Jamyang and Ven. Khensur Tinle Topgye. In 1994, he was recognised by his Holiness the Dalai Lama as the eighth incarnation of the Phakyab Rinpoche. Rinpiche is a Lineage Holder in the Sacred Tibetan Tsa Lung Trul Khor Yoga - an ancient practice with a 4,000-year old lineage that works with the “inner breath” and the subtle energy body.

jesse_bioJesse Lee Parker is a Taoist Practitioner, Scholar and Teacher, one of only a few westerners to have undergone traditional training in the deep mountains of China. Jesse is a 20th Generation Dragon Gate Taoist, who teaches all aspects of Taoist Health Practices, Yogas and Meditation. Jesse also practices Traditional Taoist Healing, and is licensed under the Traditional Taoism Association of Taiwan, ROC. He brings a very rare level of experience to his lessons.

Donation: 4000 yen

Japanese translation: Yuko of TaoYoga Arts

How to Apply:
If you are interested in attending this workshop, hit Contact and send in a request with the workshop/course 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. Advanced payment is required except by prior advance agreement. 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 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course Level 1
restorative_cuwith Leza Lowitz at Sun and Moon Yoga in 2019

Schedule
July 2019
Friday July 12 6pm-10:00pm (4 hrs)
Saturday July 13 6pm-10:00pm (4 hrs)
Sunday July 14 3pm-8:30pm (5.5 hrs)
Monday/National Holiday July 15 9am-4:30pm (6.5 hrs + 1hr lunch time)

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: 98,000 yen (tax included)

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 Hiromi Kitty Thompson
(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.
- This course is a basic Restorative Yoga Teacher Training program (Level 1.) Those who have completed at least 20-h Restorative Yoga basic course or studied Restorative Yoga in a 200h Yoga TTTC and aim to study it deeper, please consider our Restorative Yoga TTC Level 2.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in attending this training, hit Contact and send in a request with the course name and month 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. Advanced payment is required except by prior advance agreement. 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 Advanced Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Program (Level 2) with Leza Lowitz

restorative_yogafest2018_2The world today is a stressful place. It’s even more important than ever to find peace and acceptance within ourselves.
Restorative Yoga offers the perfect practice to cultivate and nurture a calm, tranquil core. As teachers, it’s the ideal practice to share with those who need a quiet practice to return to, to recharge their batteries and regenerate their life force.

We are pleased to offer our Advanced Restorative Yoga Teacher Training program to build on skills and practices covered in our Basic RTTC.

Schedule
Friday October 11, 6pm-10:00pm (4 hrs)
Saturday October 12, 6pm-10:00pm (4 hrs)
Sunday October 13 3pm-8:30pm (5.5hrs)
Monday/National Holiday October 14, 9am-4:30pm (6.5 hrs + 1hr lunch time)

Join us for an intensive 20-Hour Advanced Restorative Yoga Teacher training that will give you deeper skills, wisdom, and confidence to continue share Restorative Yoga with others in a powerful, inspired way.

Sun and Moon’s Advanced Restorative Teacher Training Advanced program provides comprehensive content that builds on the Basic Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with all -new material to help you deepen your yoga and meditation practice, teaching skills, and spiritual development.

This course offers hand-selected content of new restorative yoga poses, meditation techniques and practices, and teaching skills to take your teaching to the next level. It also includes ample time for practice teaching and feedback to help you improve your teaching skills and delivery. An open heart and mind, and the desire to continue to learn, are the very things that help you become a great yoga teacher. Keeping a humble and hungry “beginner’s mind” is the key to evolving personally and professionally. We need to continually build upon our skills to deepen our own practice, and offer our students opportunities to go deeper into their practice, too.

We are very excited to offer this course to our graduates, who have been requesting it for years, and look forward to you joining us!

Content:
viparita_karani_chairDays 1 and 2: Advanced Restorative Yoga Poses

• Meditation to Practice and Share
• New Restorative Poses, including: Prop Set up and Modifications, Benefits and Variations
• How to Integrate Restorative Yoga in Hatha Yoga Classes, including prop use
• Deeper investigation/discussion of how Restorative Yoga works
• As desired, review of poses and meditations covered in the Basic RTTC
• Discussion, Self-Inquiry, Partnerwork, and Practice Teaching

Day 3: Meditation/Mindfulness
• Meditation to Practice and Share
• You will learn three new mindfulness techniques/ meditations not covered in the Basic RTTC.
• Teaching Skills Clinic: Practice Teaching Meditation with feedback
• Discussion, Self-Inquiry, Partnerwork, and Practice Teaching

Day 4: Teaching Skills
• Meditation to Practice and Share
• The Art of Observation: Deep Looking
• Savasana: Adjustments Your Students will Love
• Yoga Nidra: You will learn and practice teaching two complete Yoga Nidra guided meditations (short and long form)
• Review of Skills from days 1, 2, 3
• Teaching Skills Clinic: Practice Teaching/Adjusting with partner
• Discussion, Self-Inquiry, Partnerwork, and Practice Teaching
• Closing Circle

restorative_yogafest2018Certification Requirement:
Graduates who have attended all sessions fully will receive a certificate of completion for our Advanced Restorative Yoga Teacher Training.

Translation:
Full Course translated by Haruka Takahashi

Manual:
Comprehensive manual in English or Japanese included in cost.
Extra manual in another language: 3,500 yen on advance request.

Who Can Attend:
Our Advanced Teacher Training is open to graduates of Sun and Moon’s RTTC or Rolling Restorative Training as well as those who have completed a 200-Hour Yoga TTC and a 20-Hour Restorative Yoga Training. Perfect for those who want to deepen and expand their studies in Restorative Yoga, Meditation and Teaching Skills. For further details, please email us.

Cost:
Regular cost: 98,000 yen.
Earlybird price: 88,000 yen. (Earlybird registration must be completed (Payment received) by August 10, 2019)

To Register
If you are interested in attending this training, hit Contact and send in a request with the course name and month 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. Advanced payment is required except by prior advance agreement. Early application is strongly suggested.

(Photos by Yasuyuki Kobayashi)


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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