UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & TRAININGS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

Tensegrity Vinyasa Workshop with ACO, August 8 (This workshop is taught in Japanese)

Rolling Restorative Yoga Workshop (WS) & Teacher Training Course (TTC) with Sara-Shivani, August 9 & 15, A few spots available in TTC!! WS is fully booked. Waiting list only.

Develop Your Intuition through Genesis Art with Liane Wakabayashi, September 6, 2015

Karada wo Junan ni suru Workshop (Understanding body flexibility) with Makoto Yamada, September 21 (This workshop is taught in Japanese)

20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Course & a Workshop for teachers, The Magic of a Good Teacher with Leza Lowitz in KANAZAWA, OCTOBER 2015

20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course with Leza Lowitz in NOVEMBER 2015, Fully booked. Waiting list only!


Rolling Restorative Yoga Workshop (WS) & Teacher Training Course (TTC)
with Sara-Shivani ( Men & Women welcome) at Sun and Moon Yoga, Gotanda

A few spots available in TTC!!
WS is fully booked. Waiting list only.

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Sunday August 9th, 5:00-7:00 pm WS 1 (all welcome)
Sunday August 9th, 7:30-9:30 pm TTC 1 (Yoga Teachers only)

Saturday August 15th, 5:00-7:00 pm WS 2 (all welcome)
Saturday August 15th, 7:30-9:30 pm TTC 2 (Yoga Teachers only)

Students can attend either or both the Workshops sessions.
Teachers wishing to complete the RR Yoga TTC must attend all 4 sessions.

There will be a 30 minute break between each WS & TTC sessions.

Rolling Restorative (RR) Yoga - fuses the techniques of Myofascial Massage, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Pranayama. Using props (tennis balls, yoga blocks bath towels, hand weights [water bottles]) and breath channeling techniques, we directly stimulate the body’s connective tissue (fascia) and energy pathways (meridians) to release muscle tightness and muscle “knots” (trigger points).

Long held, static stretches (Yin Yoga) and gentle supported postures (Restorative Yoga) are great methods to relax and increase flexibility but these practices are often not enough to release tight knots in the body, relieve pain and optimise physical movement. A Rolling Restorative (RR) Yoga practice fills this gap by 1: applying pressure to specific trigger points, 2: rolling props along meridian lines 3: harnessing the power of breath techniques and 4: using visualisation meditations.

Benefits of RR Yoga include;
recovery of muscles, increased flexibility, pain & injury release, pain free movement, restoration of proper movement patterns,enhance physical performance, deeper experience of mind-body peace.

Who is RR Yoga for and who can attend the WS?
RR Yoga is highly effective and can be used by people of all skill, fitness and yoga levels. It’s especially useful for people with physical pain, high levels of mental stress, athletes, weight trainers, yoga students and teachers. Everyone can join two workshop session.

Who is the RR Yoga TTC for?
YOGA TEACHERS who want to teach RR Yoga with students need to attend the all 4 sessions.
You will learn the theory & main anatomy of a RR Yoga practice, a general sequence that targets areas most people feel tension & pain ( back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, muscle tightness) along with specific breathing techniques, specific sequences to treat conditions and injuries (sciatica, knee injuries, RSI, pregnancy), advanced breathing techniques, how to design a RR Yoga class around specific themes & how to incorporate RR Yoga into other styles of Yoga classes.

The Workshop will be bilingual and will be assisted by Yuki Yokota

Workshop (WS) Fees: Sunday August 9th & Saturday August 15th (5:00-7:00pm)
Early Bird Rate until August 1st: 5,000 yen each or 8,000 yen for both WSs.
Register after August 2nd: 6,000 yen each or 10,000 yen for both WSs.

Teacher Training (TTC) Fees:Sunday August 9th & Saturday August 15th (5:00pm-9:30pm) 8 HOURS + 1.5 Hour Follow Up (Total 9.5 hours)
Early Bird Rate until August 1st: Total of 30,000 yen
Register after August 2nd: 35,000 yen

Payment details will be sent upon registration

TTC Includes:
TTC Manual with Photos
Video assignment & written questioner guidelines
TTC Skype Follow Up Call (20-30 minutes)

WHAT TO BRING:
Props: Two tennis balls, bath towel, bottle (filled with water)
The studio has blocks, bolsters, yoga mats, eye pillows and you will be given a manual with photos and explanations.

* No recording is permitted but an official recording can be sent to you in the future when this Rolling Restorative Training goes live on Shivani’s Body Bliss Website.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
shivaniSara-”Shivani” (RYT) has 20 years’ expertise as a massage therapist, yoga practitioner and instructor with her formative training taking place in India, China and Japan (where she lived for over a decade). Shivani specialises in massage, movement, meditation and breathing exercises to treat back pain, asthma, fatigue, RSS, pre/postnatal conditioning, weight loss and women’s issues. Over the last year, Shivani has developed Rolling Restorative (RR) Yoga to help heal her own knee injury (due to running), arm and shoulder RSI (due to computer use and motherhood). She teaches RR Yoga with students and athletes in Australia and has witnessed impressive results. She is delighted to be able to bring this style to Japan. Shivani is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Teacher (E-RYT), Yoga Australia Level 2 Registered Teacher (YA-R2), the Co founder of the Women’s Yoga Institute (RYS) & a Relaxation Massage Therapist (Japan),creator of Venus Yoga and the online yoga course Body Bliss.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in attending this training, hit Contact and send in a request. Please specify “RR WS” or “RR TTC” in the subject. Include your full NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER. If you wish to attend to TTC, PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS BRIEFLY AND FROM THE HEART.
1. PLEASE DETAIL YOUR YOGA PRACTICE (HOW MANY YEARS, STYLE, WHERE)
2. PLEASE DETAL 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. 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


liane_artwsDevelop Your Intuition through Genesis Art
with Liane Wakabayashi

Sunday September 6, 5:30- 8:30 pm
at Sun and Moon Yoga, Gotanda

Workshop Fee ¥5,000.
Payment details will be sent upon registration

Do you love art but don’t think you can draw? Liane Wakabayashi introduces you to the 44 Genesis Cards, a spiritual creativity tool that opens up your artistic potential.
Learn to see connections between the art that you make by drawing a self-portrait without a mirror that astonishingly looks like you. With a smile, you’ll create art with a wise and uplifting message just for you. Learn how to see connections between your drawing and a randomly chosen Genesis Card. These connections can be mysterious and synchronous and help you connect to your own inner wisdom.

LIane Wakabayashi is an intuitive art pioneer and director of Genesis Healing Art Center in Okachimachi where she teaches art workshops to people of all ages with or without artistic backgrounds. She has lived in Japan almost 28 years. In 2008 she published The Genesis Way, her original approach to develop creativity and intuition through the 44 Genesis cards.

Please bring: a new B4 Maruman sketch book, phone camera or other camera, and Genesis Way cards if you already have them. They will be for sale for Y3,000 at the workshop. Info about the Genesis Cards and Liane Wakabayashi can be found at www.genesiscards.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. 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


logo_green_20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Course
& a Workshop for teachers, The Magic of a Good Teacher
with Leza Lowitz in KANAZAWA, OCTOBER 2015

Venue: M Yoga Kanazawa (Ishikawa prefecture)
For details and registration: M Yoga

aryadevaThe Magic of a Good Teacher, a Workshop for teachers with Leza Lowitz
Friday October 8, 6pm-8pm

Fee: 5,000yen
Japanese translation by Haruka Takahashi

Do you want to be a yoga teacher? Maybe you already are one, but don’t feel at the top of your game?

Maybe you are looking for a teacher, but haven’t found him or her yet.

How do you find a good teacher? What qualities constitute a good teacher? How do you become a good teacher? What qualities constitute becoming–and staying–a good teacher?

In this special lecture, we will look at classic Tibetan texts written thousands of years ago that offer valuable tips on the magic of teaching. These important, practical, surprising and extremely valuable tools are even more relevant today.

If you are a yoga teacher, or a teacher of any kind, these are teachings you will want to know.



20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course with Leza Lowitz
Saturday October 10, 11:30-17:30 (6hrs)
Sunday October 11, 9:00-17:00 (7hrs+1h lunch break)
Monday/Holiday October 12, 9:00-17:00 (7hrs+1hr lunch break)

Fee: 65,000yen
The course contents are the same as RTTC at Sun and Moon Yoga Tokyo.

Japanese translation by Haruka Takahashi

Come join us for this popular, comprehensive and life-changing teacher training.
With a huge support by M Yoga Kanazawa, we are grateful for that we can offer these courses in Kanazawa!

Attendants must take all sessions. No make-ups will be allowed except in the case of emergency.
Japanese and/or English training manual provided upon completion. Certificate awarded upon successful completion of course.

restorative_sunandmoonWhy 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 15 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.

REQUIREMENT:
- Prior a basic 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 or workshop, go to M Yoga website for the details, and follow the instruction on their page. You can contact M Yoga in English.


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 NOVEMBER 2015

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Friday November 20 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)
Saturday November 21 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)
Sunday November 22 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)
Monday November /National Holiday 23 9am-4:30pm (6.5hrs + 1hr lunch time)

Fully booked. Waiting list only.

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

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.

Cost: 65,000 yen
Limit: 20 students. Course fills up quickly, so register soon to ensure a spot.

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

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 15 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.

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: *This TTC is fully booked. Waiting list only.
If you are interested in attending this training, hit Contact and send in a request with “RTTC NOVEMBER 2015″ 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 DETAL 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. 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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