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.

Sun and Moon Academy Presents:
BAYE MCNEIL “Perpetual Gaijin: On Being the Other at Home and Abroad”

ADVENTURES in ARM BALANCE & STANDING BALANCE POSES, Workshop with Carla Herzenberg

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

Back Bends 2019, Workshop with Carla Herzenberg

20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course Level 1 with Leza Lowitz in 2019



sma_logoSun and Moon Academy Presents

BAYE MCNEIL
“Perpetual Gaijin: On Being the Other at Home and Abroad”

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 5:00-7:00pm

Lecture followed by Q and A

bayeBaye McNeil has been “other” all of his life. Growing up in America in the 1970s in an environment where the Pan-African / Black Power movement was strong, Baye was indoctrinated into activism from a very young age. But by the time he was an adult, a life of activism and “otherization” in America had taken its toll and he sought a new environment. Ironically, it was as a Black man in Japan–struggling under the Japanese brand of “otherization”–that he began to embrace the activism of his youth as an indelible part of who he was. In this presentation, Baye will discuss race, perception, and how he overcame obstacles to find himself abroad, embracing the desire to make a difference and to have a positive impact on society. It is Baye’s firm belief that everyone has the potential (and the responsibility) to be a part of the change the world needs now.

Through his books, Hi! My Name is Loco and I am a Racist, and Loco in Yokohama
and via his Japan Times column Black Eye, Baye McNeil has inspired others to start with fearlessly honest introspection and work through their own issues before looking outward. Doing so set him on a path that has taken him from English teacher to blogger, to author, to Japan Times columnist, to spearheading activist campaigns that have made a positive difference in Japan and garnered global attention.

Talk is in English with Japanese translation by Tomo Yoshizawa.

Cost: 2,000 yen

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


balance_carlaADVENTURES in ARM BALANCE & STANDING BALANCE POSES
Workshop at Sun and Moon Yoga
with Carla Herzenberg

Sunday February 3, 2:30pm -5:00pm

Take your practice to the next level!

Step by step, we will break down Arm Balances and Standing Balances from their foundation, moving on to more advanced variations (Binds, Crow, Compass, Pincha Mayurasana , Half Moon, Bound Moonrise Twist), for those who are ready. Carla will give safe, appropriate hands on adjustments for additional alignment modifications support. This is an all-workshop session, no class/flow. You will have the opportunity / time to ask questions that you never get to ask in a typical class!

We will use props and wall space for deeper work and alignment.

This workshop is for EVERY level, perfect if you are new to yoga and want to understand the fundamentals of balances and binds or if you are a seasoned yogi and want to go to the next level in your balance practice. Come ready for learning, laughing, sweat and fun. You will leave with a new or improved understanding of yoga asana alignment and a few new Yoga tricks!

headshotjapanAbout the Instructor: Carla Herzenberg

Cost: 5,000 yen

Japanese translation by Hiromi Kitty Thompson

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


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)


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

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

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



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