UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & TRAININGS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

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

Ayuryoga Workshop with Yuko: Mid-Winter Workshop: Balancing Kapha

Sun and Moon Academy Presents:
Let’s Play! Experience Points of You® Coaching Game with Jennifer Shinkai Points of You® Master Trainer

Back Bends 2019, Workshop with Carla Herzenberg

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

SPECIAL COURSE: Yoga Life Magic - Ancient Wisdom Teachings and Modern Strategies
20-Hour Immersion with Leza Lowitz


dhanwantari-ayurvedaAyuryoga Workshop with Yuko
Mid-Winter Workshop: Balancing Kapha
Saturday February 23 5:00pm-7:00pm

Low temperature, cold wind, and the sky is overcast. In cold Winter, everyone is more susceptible to Kapha. Kapha which is primarily composed of the earth and water elements. Also it has the solidifying nature like ice. In this season, because of this Kapha’s nature, we are easy to catch cold.
In this workshop, we focus on balancing Kapha.

This workshop is taught in Japanese.

For details and registration (Japanese page)



sma_logoSun and Moon Academy Presents

Let’s Play! Experience Points of You® Coaching Game
with Jennifer Shinkai Points of You® Master Trainer

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 5:30-8:30pm

pov_3_11_13-318In this three-hour workshop you will use Points of You® processes to help you explore what is important for you this spring. Sharing ideas and perspectives with others, you will gain new insight and create an action plan to help you move forward.
The workshop will be in English with Japanese essence capture by the facilitator.

Part of the workshop gives us the opportunity to tell our story from different points of view. It’s a fascinating process of searching, which travels through images, words, flips over, divides, connects and plays with the different parts of our story - it makes us look at it from a new place and discover surprising insights.

Points of You® Master Trainer, Jennifer Shinkai will facilitate you through the four stage Points of You® Process which culminates in you creating a bite-sized action plan on the topic of your choice.

What is Points of You®?

Points of YouⓇ is a creative tool for individuals and groups, a tool developed to stimulate creativity and inspiration. Born in Israel, already translated into 19 languages and widely used in 147 countries all over the world and in organisations as diverse Ikea, Google, Cirque de Soleil and NASA for coaching, team building, strategy sessions and leadership development.
Points of you® helps you to see yourself and others from a new perspective. It opens hearts, creates a sense of belonging and breaks patterns in daily life as well as professional situations.

jenniferWho is Jennifer Shinkai?

Jennifer Shinkai is a certified Points of You® Master Trainer and regularly uses the tool in individual coaching, group workshops and facilitation. Her clients are global professionals working in diverse teams. Points of You® enables them to communicate complex and complicated ideas smoothly and gain insight into themselves and their team. She is passionate about increasing quality of life through exploring “Ikigai” and leading through strengths.
When Sun and Moon Yoga first opened she was a regular to the Vinyasa class and the Friday night restorative yoga class was a highly of the week. Sadly, she moved house so doesn’t come any more.

Jennifer Shinkai Website

You can see some of Jennifer’s Points of You workshops here

Cost:
Early Bird: 3,500 yen (please complete the payment by February 15 2019)
Regular: 4,000 yen

What to bring: pen, notebook, open heart and mind!
What to wear: comfortable clothes to relax and sit on the floor in.

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. 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


BACK BENDS 2019!
Workshop at Sun and Moon Yoga with Carla Herzenberg

back_bends_2019Sunday March 3, 2:30pm -5:00pm

A few spaces available!

This will be a powerful, challenging, enlivening, fun & inspired workshop for all levels! We will use props, walls, proper alignment, individual instruction and assists to breakdown and dive deeper into Back bends (Example, Urdva Danurasana with variations, Camel/ Full Camel, Mermaid/ King Pigeon, Wild Thing/Flip Dog, Tip Toe Fish will be covered among others). Whether you are trying figure these asanas out, or ready to tackle more advanced poses you will leave with new technique and next level of practice! This is an fantastic opportunity for one- on -one instruction and a place to play, learn and grow your practice.

Come ready to sweat, ask questions and don’t be afraid to fall! Find greater strength, stability, and freedom in your poses so you can incorporate them into your daily practice!

headshotjapanAbout the Instructor: Carla Herzenberg

Cost: 5,000 yen

Japanese translation: TBA

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.


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 (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


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 12, 6pm-10:00pm (4 hrs)
Saturday October 13, 6pm-10:00pm (4 hrs)
Sunday October 14 3pm-8:30pm (5.5hrs)
Monday/National Holiday October 15, 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 (this may not be the case if the registration is within 3 weeks to the workshop.) 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


SPECIAL COURSE:
Yoga Life Magic - Ancient Wisdom Teachings and Modern Strategies
20-Hour Immersion with Leza Lowitz
at Sun and Moon Yoga

immersionFriday November 1, 6pm-10:00pm (4 hrs)
Saturday November 2, 6pm-10:00pm (4 hrs)
Sunday November 3, 3pm-8:30pm (5.5hrs)
Monday/National Holiday November 4, 9am-4:30pm (6.5 hrs + 1hr lunch time)

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

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

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

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

Cost: 164,000 yen per person, tax included. Early bird special of 154,000 for those who apply for September 30, 2019.

circle1Limit: 18 people.

Translation by Haruka Takahashi.

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

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


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



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