UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & TRAININGS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

Meditation, Mindfulness and Mantra - September
Taking and Giving: TONGLEN Practice, Meditation Workshop with Leza Lowitz, September 24 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

Anatomy for Yoga Instructors with Yvonne Jaques, 20 hour TTC, January 20-23 2018

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


Meditation, Mindfulness and Mantra - September
Taking and Giving: TONGLEN Practice
Meditation Workshop with Leza Lowitz

Sunday September 24, 5:00-7:00pm

b-in_b-outLife brings joy, but it also brings suffering. Suffering is painful, and we all want to run away from it. Still, suffering exists even when we try to avoid it.
What to do? Meditate. Tonglen practice is a powerful method of overcoming fear and being present with suffering—our own and that of others.
Through this meditation, we can train our minds to face suffering and transform it into compassion. When we dissolve the walls around our hearts, we awaken deeper love for this precious life and a stronger inclination towards living in peace and service.

Come join us for this powerful, ancient practice. A portion of the WS proceeds will be donated to charity.

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


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


armb1Anatomy for Yoga Instructors with Yvonne Jaques
20 hour TTC at Sun & Moon Yoga, Gotanda

January 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2018
(Time to be announced.)

An anatomy course like no other.

Understanding the structure and key components of our physical body anatomy enables us to connect more deeply to our subtle body anatomy. Feeling and experiencing movement as energetic potential before it actualizes into mobilizing us is a profound way to develop a strong and centered yoga asana practice that spontaneously moves us into the realm of the subtle body and allows this deep and crucial connection to the central channel which is the core objective of yoga practice. Asana is ultimately intended to draw us deep within to the deepest states of meditation.

Through extensive workshopping and hands on training, learn how to feel and then teach the muskuloskeletal, neuromuscular and other physical body connections to the subtle body that must be intact for evergy in the body to flow smoothly and for optimal, pain free function - homeostasis. Experience what it is to find perfect alignment in your body from the inside out and then teach it to your students from the outside in. Perfect the perfect assist that makes them go “ahhhh.” Discover how a complete yoga practice addresses all body systems through its various components of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha and ultimately, meditation. Our study includes all the physical and subtle body systems.

yvonneThis course or adaptations of it are also offered as the accredited anatomy component of a 200 or 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.
Learn more with Padma Yvonne Jaques who served for four years on the faculty of Langara College Yoga Teacher Training Program, including two years as the anatomy/physiology instructor, and has taught yoga philosophy and asana methodology on the faculty of the Yoga Studies Institute. Padma teaches motor control re-education and functional movement including Diane Lee’s (”The Pelvic Girdle”) and Linda-Joy Lee’s Connecting to Your Core and Postpartum Health for Moms courses. She has more than twenty years of experience as a C.H.E.K Practitioner (Level 3) and an exercise therapist with her own successful practice in Vancouver, Canada.

Cost:
Early Bird if registration including the completion of payment completed by December 15, 2017: 90,000yen
Regular cost: 100,000yen

Japanese Translation by Haruka Takahashi

august-30-087Here’s what they say about this course:
First of all, thank you for making the Anatomy part so enjoyable, it was very interesting and fun! I am very grateful I could meet you as you are a very inspiring teacher!!! I loved your classes and I will miss you a lot. I hope our paths will cross again some day so I can learn more from you!!! THANK YOU for everything!
Always sincerely,
Agnieszka

It was really amazing have you as my teacher over the last 6 months. I’m sure our paths will cross again in the near future!
Amanda

Thank you so much. I am so grateful to have had you as my instructor and cannot wait to learn more with you one day! I’ll be thinking of you along and all throughout my yoga journey!!
Namaste,
Hannah

Thank you so much for your guidance and support for the past several months. I sure will return to your class since I have so many questions to ask you on asanas. Each asana seems to have its own universe, so deep and so vast. The more I get to know them, the more I get fascinated by them. And I am still at the starting point in my journey.
Nao

You are such a great teacher!!! The anatomy class was just WOW! So important to understand, so helpful and so necessary to teach yoga. I don’t think I have fully understood all of your classes but I still keep studying with those books. I am so grateful to have met you. It’s been really hard for me but I have never doubted about taking this course. And it is almost ending but I have you! I will come to your class. I’m really looking forward to.
Namaste,
Tomomi

I am very glad to have you as my teacher! Honestly, I felt the anatomy class might be boring at the beginning, because of my language problem: Sanskrit & lots of anatomical terminology. And then, I found myself starting to taste something new, and getting interested in it more and more. Then suddenly, it ended too quickly! I would like, someday, to have a chance to learn from you again! You are so nice and helpful. We all love you!
Namaste,

Thank you so much for your instruction, your wisdom and your beautiful sense of humor. Looking forward to your yoga class.
Namaste!
Diana

Thank you so much for your beautiful energy and enthusiasm around anatomy. It is a subject I am very passionate about and you succeeded in increasing my interest!!! I also feel like I have integrated the information very well. Thank you.
Namaste,
Jaycee

How to Apply:
If you are interested in attending this training, hit Contact and send in a request with “ANATOMY COURSE 2018″ 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 INTENTION FOR THIS TRAINING? PLEASE BE SPECIFIC.
4. 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


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

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

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

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

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

This Program is For:

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

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

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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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