UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & TRAININGS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

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.

Ayuryoga Workshop with Yuko: Summer Workshop: Balancing Pitta

Blissful Sound & Voice Healing Workshop with Hiroyuki Matsuhisa

An Experience Inwards: Blindfold Yoga Workshop with Em

Sun Salutation with Mantra & Creating your own Mala Workshop with Hatsumi

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


ayurveda3Ayuryoga Workshop with Yuko
Summer: Balancing Pitta

Saturday July 27, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Hot outside under the heat of summer’s sun, cool inside with air conditioners, it upsets the balance of Pitta.
In this workshop, we focus on balancing Pitta by practicing Pranayama, Asana, and meditation.

This workshop is taught in Japanese.

For details and registration, click here (Japanese page)


hiroyuki-200The first time in the Kanto area!

Blissful Sound & Voice Healing Workshop with Hiroyuki Matsuhisa

Saturday August 3, 5:00pm-7:30pm

Join us for this special healing sound exploration workshop with Hiroyuki Matsushita.

In this workshop, Hiroyuki will guide us in exploring the healing power of sound and voice from the inside out, immersing ourselves in the healing power of sound.

We will begin by warming up ourselves with yoga asana and pranayama to create a resonating chamber within our bodies to allow sound to arise and reverberate. This will be followed by a deep relaxation in Chakra Yoga Nidra to release tension and relax our hearts, minds and bodies.

We will then practice voice meditation (traditional Indian and Hawaiin vocalization), followed by Kirtan and Ho’oponopono (Hawaiin healing verses). The session will end with a blissful healing Satvik Veena meditation with traditional Indian meditative music, performed by Hiroyuki.

Hiro has practiced playing music, yoga, healing and meditation for many years, always seeking awareness, healing, and a discovery of his authentic and true self. His beautiful sounds and meditative tones guide people on a blissful journey of relaxation and comfort.

This workshop is recommended to people who:
love music
feel tired physically and mentally
need to release tension and relax
desire to live freely
seek a time of relief
seek a way of well-being and harmonization
want to refresh
wish to deepen their meditation practice
want to be energetic

〈Expected Benefits〉
Release tension and become calm
Release stress, tension and fatigue
Refresh body and mind
Ease depression, suffering or grief
Calm and clear the mind
Release anxiety or worry
Cultivate peaceful mind
Be positive
Be grateful
Be healed
Be energetic
Be relaxed

img_5669About the instructor
Hiroyuki Matsuhisa is a Japanese musician, singer and songwriter, specializing in classical Indian instruments and sounds. He studied the satvik veena, a rare instrument that combines the sitar, sarode and guitar, with its creators – Grammy-winning Hindustani classical instrumentalist Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and his son Salil Bhatt. Hiroyuki tours all over the world, actively collaborating with kirtan artists and other performers in many styles, genres, and disciplines. He has co-created with Yogis, improvisational Butoh dancer, and visual artists. Through the meditative tones and the elegant timbre of the satvik veena, Hiroyuki’s melodies underscore the preciousness of life and transmit a sense of peace, harmony and love.

Hiroyuki released his first solo EP, “The Earth is Laughing” in 2017, and also released “Water Circulation” with Aki-ra Sunrise and their collaborative project Migram in 2017.

Hiroyuki has performed solo and accompanied others at concerts and festivals worldwide, including at the Korea Experimental Art Festival, Bali Spirit Festival (in collaboration with Daphne Tse), Greece Sound and Silence Festival, and with Fujieda Mushimaru’s performance company Nongrata on their European tour in Germany, Sweden and Finland.

チャクラワーク音楽担当
☆ 天然肉体詩人藤條虫丸氏率いるThe Physical Poets
☆ 波動 Artist Aki-Ra Sunrise とのユニット migram
☆ Hiroyuki Matsuhisa (Satvik Veena) Video 1Video 2
Kumo Leix
キールタンアルバム~光~

Cost: 4000 yen
The workshop will be in Japanese with English translation by Hiroyuki, the facilitator.

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


An Experience Inwards
Blindfold Yoga Workshop with Em

Saturday September 7th, 5:00pm-7:30pm

blindfold_sThis playful workshop invites you to shift your focus and turn your awareness inwards. Inspired by Pratyahara (sense withdrawal), the fifth limb of Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the workshop invites you to shift your attention from outside perception to inner self.
No checking to see what is going on around you. You will let go of the fear, explore your other senses and learn to trust yourself, tune deep into your breath, feel the sensations of your body while you move. All that matters is how you feel from inside and your practice will be far more honest as a result.
The 2 hour flow will be followed by exploring the deeper layers of your being with a Yoga Nidra meditation to close your practice.

This workshop is open to all levels of practitioner. Safe guidelines will be set prior to the practice and blindfolds will be supplied.

About the Instructor
Em Bettinger

Cost ¥5,000

Japanese Translation: Mina Suzuki

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


mala-400Sun Salutation with Mantra & Creating your own Mala Workshop with Hatsumi

Monday/Holiday September 16, 10:30am-3:30pm (1h lunch break)

Practice Sun Salutation together with the sound of 12 mantras!
In the asana practice session, we learn the 12 mantras for Sun Salutation. After lunch break, we have a rudraksha mala workshop!

This workshop is taught in Japanese.

For details and registration, click here (Japanese page)


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. 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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