UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & TRAININGS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

FIND YOUR ELEMENT WORKSHOP with Leza Lowitz in Omotesando, June 8 2016

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

Presented by M Yoga Kanazawa: Weekend Mini Retreat with Leza Lowitz in Kanazawa, June 11 & 12 2016


screen-shot-2016-02-25-at-102938-pmFIND YOUR ELEMENT WORKSHOP “Transcending and Tranforming Regrets into Positive Action” with Leza Lowitz in Omotesando

Wednesday June 8 2016
7:30pm-9:00pm
Concept Studio Veda (Omotesando)
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“Transcending and Tranforming Regrets into Positive Action”
Leza will deliver a 90-minute Workshop on “Transcending & Tranforming Regrets into Positive Action.” She will also be sharing her wisdom on our universal need to be happy and at peace, as well as various practices which cultivate compassion and well-being. Join Leza to meet your regrets head-on, practice forgiveness, and move forward by clearing away your negativity.
Special meditation included.

Details: Find Your Element Workshop Website

Fee: 4,000yen (20% discount to FEW, TIPP Members)

leza_portraitAbout the speaker: Leza Lowitz is an award-winning author, yoga studio owner, yogini and mother. She’s published over 20 books, has run her own yoga studio for 13 years (Sun and Moon Yoga, Tokyo) and is parenting a bicultural teenage boy. She knows the power of yoga, meditation and the nurturing potential of creativity, and loves to share these practices with everyone from businesspeople to housewives to models Academy-award winning actors and directors to everyone in between. Visit her at: www.lezalowitz.com and www.sunandmoon.jp

Contact:
Please write to Find Your Element at info (at) inframince.co.jp with “INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKERS SERIES/Leza Lowitz” in the subject line or through their contact page, including your full name and phone number.


20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course with Leza Lowitz at Sun and Moon Yoga in June & November 2016
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June 2016 (A few spots available!)
Saturday June 18 4:30-9:30pm (5 hours)
Sunday June 19 4:30-9:30pm (5 hours)
Saturday June 25 4:30-9:30pm (5 hours)
Sunday June 26 4:30-9:30pm (5 hours)

November 2016 (Registration open)
Thursday/Holiday November 3 9:00am-9:00pm (11hours + 1 hour lunch break)
Saturday November 5 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)
Sunday November 6 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.

Regular price: 70,000yen
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.)

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. 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



e381bfe38293e381aae381aee381bee38184e381abe381a1e381abWeekend Mini Retreat with Leza Lowitz Presented by M Yoga Kanazawa

Come join the special immersion with Leza Lowitz in Kanazawa organized by M YOGA Kanazawa!
A weekend in nature with the early summer breeze in Yuwaku, a historical spa area in Kanazawa, you nourish your spirit and body with yoga and community.

Saturday June 11 – Sunday June 12
Yuwaku Sosaku no Mori (Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa)

You can choose the program to join and pay individually, or join all and get discount!
Early registration is recommended. Early Bird discount will close at the end of April.

You can stay at the Yuwaku Sousaku no Mori at low cost if you wish!

Program:
Saturday June 11

10:00-11:30 Vinyasa Flow Yoga (3,000yen)
12:30-14:30 Dharma Talk (5,000yen)
15:00-17:00 Bonjin Summit (5,000yen)
17:30-19:00 Yoga: Zabuton Restorative Yoga (3,000yen)
*All Saturday program: 14,000yen (Early Bird: 12,000yen)

Sunday June 12
9:30-16:30 Abundance Flow Workshop (Lunch incldeded)
20,000yen (Early Bird: 15,000yen)
Abundance Flow WS Repeater: 10,000yen

For both days: 32,000yen (Early Bird: 25,000yen)
For both days (Abundance Flow WS Repeater): 23,000yen (Early Bird: 21,000yen)

*Early Bird discount if registration completed by April 30 2016.
*For who joins the Bonjin Summit as a speaker, 1500yen discount from total.
* Transportation is not included. Please arrange your own transportation to the venue.

If you wish to stay at Yuwaku Shizen no Mori:
Single room: 2,500yen
Shared room: 1,500yen
* without meals

m_yoga_yuwakuProgram Details
- VInyasa Flow Yoga with Leza Lowitz

A free-flowing blend of dynamic and alignment- based hatha yoga, combining breath and movement with a variety of sequences of postures. Vinyasa is often translated as “flow” and is a popular and relatively new form of Hatha Yoga. The concept of “flow” also pertains to the breath, as the flow is guided by the rhythm of the inhalation and exhalation, coordinating each movement with each breath. In this way, the body/mind/spirit are yoked in a dynamic interplay of breath and movement, stillness and motion. Prepare to sweat, have fun, and grow!
Level 1-3, for who practice yoga over 6 months.

- Dharma Talk (with the Japanese translation by Haruka Takahashi)
1: GET HAPPY with THE SIX PERFECTIONS
The six paramitas (or perfections) of Mahayana Buddhism are taken from the Lotus Sutra. These “Six Perfections” are innate human qualities that form a blueprint for living a virtuous life and transcending one’s karma. In modern terms, they are a map to happiness.
They remind us that when we’re born into this world, we join a web of interconnectedness with our fellow creatures, nature, the ecosystem and the atmosphere. The six paramitas can form the underlying inquiry of your spiritual practice. They also parallel the Yamas and Niyamas of the Yoga Sutra. How can we use this ancient wisdom in modern times?
This workshop will give an in-depth look at these six treasures and concrete ways to use them to live a happier, more meaningful life.

2. Four Powers - Self-Purification Practice -
We all want to be happy and at peace. Many practices exist for us to cultivate compassion and well-being. But how do we purify past deeds with wisdom and self-compassion? The Sutra of the Great Lion’s Roar Requested by Maitreya says: “The fool commits evil karmas and knows not to confess faults. The wise person purifies faults and dissociates from negative karmas.” The Four Powers offer a valuable purification practice to clear away negativity and set us on a path of balance.

- Bonjin summit with Leza Lowitz!
Bonjin (ordinary people) summit is a new type of event where participants talk about their lives in turn and listeners share comments and thoughts. In this event Leza, and other participants will share their experiences and open the floor for free discussion and sharing.
Fact is stranger than fiction! There are so many stories in ordinary life. By listening to each other, we might feel empathy and remember our own past experiences, and learn from others. It’ll be a time to cultivate sympathy, resilience, humanity, and simply, a time to listen, talk, hear and be heard, support each other and enjoy!

- Restorative Yoga with Zabuton
We will utilize the Zabuton (the Japanese flat cushion) to do Restorative Yoga.
This class focuses on releasing deep tension and restoring energy and balance through a series of simple, supported Hatha yoga postures held for longer periods of time. Drop into a deeply relaxing space by letting go of tension in these fully supported and restorative postures to help you regain the equilibrium of your body/spirit and allow deep surrender and incredible opening.
Perfect for beginners and those recovering from injuries. All levels of students are welcome.

- Abundance Flow Workshop, Creating Abundance: Opening to Flow
(Japanese translation by Haruka Takahashi)

SET 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.

Registration:
You can choose the program to join and pay individually or join all and get discount!
If you are interested in attending the program, send in a request to info@kanazawa-yoga.com, with the subject “Kanazawa Immersion with Leza Lowitz”.
Include:
- Your full NAME
- ADDRESS
- PHONE NUMBER
- PROGRAM/WORKSHOP NAME (1 day, 2 days or individual workshop name that you wish to attend.)
* If you wish to attend individual workshop, please include each workshop name.
* If you wish to be a speaker at the Bonjin Summit, please include your request.
* If you are a Abundance Flow Workshop Repeater (including the ones at Sun and Moon Yoga Tokyo), please include when and where you took.
* If you wish to stay at Yuwaku Shizen no Mori, please specify single room or shared room.
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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