UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & TRAININGS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

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 2015 (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

YOGA & NUMEROLOGY: Science of Yoga meets Science of Numbers, a Workshop with Miles Maeda, November 14 2015

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

20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course with Leza Lowitz in FEBRUARY 2016


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


Yoga & Numerology: The Science of Yoga meets The Science of Numbers, a Workshop with Miles Maeda

Saturday November 14 2015, 5:00-7:30pm
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In this workshop, we will tap into the insightful use of numerology (using our date of birth) as a way to determine where we have challenges and weaknesses as well as gifts and strengths in our lives. With this knowledge, we can see a clear and useful picture of ourselves and know very practically how we can grow. We can then use specific yoga exercises to become well-rounded, balanced, harmonious in relationships, connected to our spiritual self, and feeling satisfied and fulfilled on our life’s path.

We will spend time going over the formula which gives each person their numerology chart, including the 3 areas of challenge and the 2 areas of strength. This relates to 10 bodies we have: our physical body, the 4 subtle inner bodies and the 5 outer ‘light’ bodies. When we have this view of ourselves, we can approach our obstacles with clarity and confidence and utilize our gifts to their utmost potential.

This knowledge can be taken with you so you can have fun doing numerology charts for your friends and family, which will also shed light on yourself and your practice. If you would like to go more in depth and are interested in a personal reading, you can receive one via email for an additional fee.

This workshop is a lecture (not Asana/Yoga posture workshop.)
Workshop in English with Japanese translation by Sawa Takano.

About the instructor
Miles Maeda

Workshop cost: 3,500 yen
Sun and Moon Class cards can be used: 1 check on 4-class card plus 1,500yen, 2 checks on 10-class card or 3 checks on 20-class pass plus 500yen.

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


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


20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course with Leza Lowitz at Sun and Moon Yoga in FEBRUARY 2016

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In 2016
Thursday February 11 (National Holiday) 9am-4:30pm (6.5hrs + 1hr lunch time)
Friday February 12 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)
Saturday February 13 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)
Sunday February 14 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)

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:
If you are interested in attending this training, hit Contact and send in a request with “RTTC FEBRUARY 2016″ 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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