UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & TRAININGS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

Sound Reflection - Healing Sound Night
A Tao Yoga Workshop with the healing sound of the GuQin and Tibetan singing bowls, July 2 2017

Meditation, Mindfulness and Mantra - July
One-Pointed Concentration and Wide-Open Awareness
Mindfulness Meditation Workshop with Patrick Mitchell, July 9 2017

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


Sound Reflection - Healing Sound Night
A Tao Yoga Workshop with the healing sound of the GuQin and Tibetan singing bowls

Sunday July 2 5:00pm-7:00pm
At Sun and Moon Yoga

taoyogaSound ∞ Reflection
Enter a wave of healing sound. .

In this exciting workshop we will experience TaoYoga, the healing sound of the GuQin and Tibetan singing bowls.

Come Harmonise the heart and mind - spread the healing sound vibrations deep within your self
with the amazing sound of the Taoist GuQin & the Tibetan Singing Bowls.

The GuQin will help to open the heart, and give a feeling of deep healing and inner harmony.

The GuQin is an ancient Taoist musical instrument. Taoists have have been using the Qin as a vehicle for spiritual cultivation to become One with Nature for over 3,000 years.
The Qin is a symbol for the Universe and depicts the ancient Taoist concept of the entire Cosmos itself. The sounds of the Qin represent the resonance between the Heart and Nature and is often called Heart Music - the sounds of the Qin brings one to feel the rhythm of the Tao, Nature and Universal Energy.
Come experience the harmonic sounds of the Qin and the Tibetan bowls and enter into a deep state of meditation, healing
and inner peace.

This event will be lead by Jesse Lee Parker,
who brings over 25 years of experience in the Healing Arts,
Body Work Therapy, and the Taoist Yoga Arts.

We will have a very special guest from China - Qin Tze - Qin Tze is a Taoist Teacher from the Wudang Mountains and has been a long term friend and classmate of Jesse’s for over 15 years. Qin Tze is a profound master of the Gu Qin, Taoist Tai Chi, Qigong, and the Martial Arts. He is very famous in China, and is regularly featured on television to showcase his musical skills. A very special and rare chance to meet an authentic Taoist from China and experience the healing sounds of the Ancient GuQin.

We will begin this event with the activation of our body and energy using TaoYoga dynamic stretching and meditation, then gently guide the members into the ocean of healing sound with the Gu Qin and the Tibetan Singing Bowls.

We will flow and move our bodies with the magical sound of the GuQin - feeling one with Nature - …!

Lets experience the beautiful Sound Reflection of the Gu Qin &TaoYoga…

SECTION 1
17:00
*students enter, and take seats
around the Tibetan Bowls & GuQin.
We will have group purification and prepare work.
Clearing of each member with Tibetan Bowl and also Group Energy Healing.
*Group will Engage in TaoYoga ‘9 Stage Purification Breath’ for gathering healing energy, awakening the Third Eye, and opening up the inner energy flow with the energy from nature and universe.
*Engage in TaoYoga movements for activation of energy center, and open energy flow….
*Meditation to prepare for Healing Sound

SECTION 2
17:30:
*Sound Healing Concert with Gu Qin & Tibet Bowls.
*Students first follow movement with the GuQin sound then lie down on back, with Crown Center Face the GuQin and Tibet bowls - wash over with the Healing Sound Wave.
Student will gain deep balance of energy system, and deep healing from the sound.

SECTION 3
18:30
*We come out of the lying meditation state
with opening TaoYoga movements to balance,
and self body massage to refresh.
*Close event with group circle and prayer….

Cost: 3,500 yen

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


Meditation, Mindfulness and Mantra - July
One-Pointed Concentration and Wide-Open Awareness
Mindfulness Meditation Workshop with Patrick Mitchell

Sunday July 9 5:00pm-7:00pm

meditationMeditation is a natural and delicate balancing act. It requires two complementary qualities of mind: concentration and mindfulness.

Concentration is the power or force that locks our attention on a single item or task. It does the hard work of keeping the mind on one thing. Mindfulness is the awareness that notices when our attention has strayed. It gently and patiently guides us back to our chosen point of concentration. Mindfulness is warm-hearted, infinitely interested in the present moment, and totally without any expectation of perfection.

In this workshop we’ll practice sitting and walking meditation to develop these valuable qualities of mind.

For concentration: Sitting meditation with awareness of breathing in a specific area; softly naming the rising and falling of the breath; and counting breaths. Walking meditation linking steps with breathing.
For mindfulness: The instruction to notice anything and everything that arises in the present moment, gently letting go of distractions, and smilingly coming back to the point of focus over and over again.

This workshop is open to all, beginners and experienced meditators. We look forward to practicing with you!

About the instructor
patrick_bioPatrick Mitchell

Mindfulness/Stress Management Instructor, M.A. Contemplative Education

Patrick is a certified hatha yoga instructor (Sivananda, August 2000) with a growing interest in the depth and breadth of mindfulness meditation. He began practicing vipassana meditation in 2001 with a series of Goenka retreats and has since participated in many insight meditation retreats in India, Thailand, Canada, and Japan.

Patrick’ s mindfulness training includes Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine: A 7-Day Professional Training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli at Omega Institute, New York, 2005. In 2008, he spent two months in Worcester, Massachusetts for the eight-week Practicum in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the Stress Reduction Clinic (University of Massachusetts Medical Center).
Please visit tokyostressreduction.org to learn about MBSR courses in Japan.

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


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



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