UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & TRAININGS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

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

Unraveling The Conditioned Self: How To Live Karma-Free with Miles Maeda, February 20 2016

FIRE UP YOUR LIFE with Leza Lowitz, March 5 2016

Prosperity Through Practice: Cultivating Energy And Awareness For Abundance, A Workshop with Miles Maeda, March 26 2016

Backbend Workshop with Makoto Yamada, April 5 5pm-7pm *This workshop is taught in Japanese

Thai Massage Workshop with Makoto Yamada, April 5 7:30pm-9:30pm *This workshop is taught in Japanese

GOLDEN WEEK STAYCATION with Leza and Em, May 3 & 4


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

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February 2016 (Fully booked. Waiting list only)
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)

June 2016 (Registration open)
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)
Saturday 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. 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


srt34wheel_of_lifeUnraveling The Conditioned Self: How To Live Karma-Free
A Workshop with Miles Maeda

Saturday February 20, 5:00-7:30pm
Japanese Translation by Sawano Takano
*This workshop is a lecture.

Let’s ask ourselves this one question, “Do I make choices in my life based on my fears and worries, or do I make choices out of love and inspiration?” This is one of the most important and powerful ways to see our conditioned self. And if we want to unravel the complex mental and emotional web inside of us in order to make healthy and supportive changes in our lives, we must see clearly if our foundation is one of love or fear.

So what does it mean to be karma-free? What is karma and why would we want to be free of it? Karma is the law of cause and effect, the wheel of existence, good and bad, life and death. Some say it is the cycle of suffering which is never-ending until we become aware enough to see that we are in it. Life provides many opportunities to grow and evolve out of our conditioned self. When we learn these lessons and stop making new karma, we free ourselves from this cyclical existence. We free ourselves of problems, our suffering.

In this workshop we will look at a very simple teaching showing us that karma is finite, and the simple tool to completing it is an open state and the attitude of ‘yes’. We will learn practical exercises (pranayama and meditation) to prepare the mind and body, developing awareness of our inner condition, feeling the confidence that we can make choices based on love. When we begin this journey, we will see for ourselves the beauty, the magic, the adventure that is life and how it radiates from the magnificent light of our true nature.

miles110421_2About 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. 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


UFTSFIRE UP YOUR LIFE with Leza Lowitz

Saturday, March 5
7:30-9:00pm
Sun and Moon Yoga, Gotanda

Book Launch and Celebration of Life

Fire up your life with this inspirational talk by multi-award-winning writer and yoga instructor Leza Lowitz, who will discuss how she silenced the inner and outer critics to pursue her passion, sometimes against great odds. Lowitz will illustrate how with hope and resilience we can transcend our limitations and be of service to others, even in the darkest of times. Celebrate the launch of Leza’s new novel, Up from the Sea, about the 3-11 tsunami–which the Japan Times called “A powerful, deeply moving book” —and come together for charity in community.

PLUS: Special meditation to help you live more fully in the moment, every day.

Lecture in English
Translation by Haruka Takahashi

COST: Free.
Books will be available for sale for 2000 yen each. A portion of book sales will be donated to Hope for Tomorrow, which provides educational support grants to high school students in Fukushima, Miyagi, and Iwate prefectures.

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

RSVP necessary to Sun and Moon Yoga.
Limit: 40 people

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


1-prana-scott-harrington1Prosperity Through Practice: Cultivating Energy And Awareness For Abundance
A Workshop with Miles Maeda at Sun and Moon Yoga, Gotanda

Saturday March 26th, 5:00-7:30 pm
Japanese Translation by Sawano Takano
*This workshop is a lecture.

When we think of prosperity and abundance, we mostly think of money. But if we examine this idea, at its root is actually energy/prana/ki. And when we look even closer, we see that this energy is all-pervading and naturally abundant. So if we indeed want to live a life of prosperity and abundance, the first step is to understand this simple truth and to develop habits that support this reality within and without.

We have the potential to build and store vast amounts of energy if we are aware of our work, what we create, and how we manage it. Our bodies are containers of energy. So prosperity comes when we can strengthen our container, build the energy we store in it, and finally circulate that energy in our body and in our lives. The inner moves toward the outer, so as we develop this ability within, we experience the results as increased resources like money as well as opportunity.

In this workshop, we will examine our attitudes to discover and clear any obstacles that stand in our way of prosperity. We will learn simple exercises to create a supportive inner and outer environment where we can build, store and circulate energy and develop necessary awareness for abundance. In the end, we realize that we can practice and eventually stabilize our activity, our mind, our awareness and live effortlessly a life of prosperity and abundance.

miles110421_2About 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. 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


staycationGOLDEN WEEK STAYCATION with Leza and Em at Sun and Moon Gotanda

Tuesday May 3 - Wednesday May 4
9:00am - 7:00pm

Take a Break this Golden Week right here in Tokyo!
Join Leza Lowitz and Em Bettinger for a 2-day Staycation at Sun and Moon in Gotanda.

Program
Day 1 & 2
9.00-10.15 Pranayama/Meditation with Em
10.30-12.30 Vinyasa Yoga with Em
1.00-2.00 Vegetarian Lunch
2:30-4:30 Dharma Talk with Leza
5:00-7:00 Restorative Yoga with Leza

Levels: All levels, beginners welcome. Prior notification for special circumstances (injuries, pregnancy) required.

About the Instructors:
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.

Em Bettinger loves movement and the mechanics of it, and started dancing from an early age, going on to study contemporary dance at 18. Through her dance studies she was introduced to yoga. Em sees yoga as a “dance on the mat” - the breath guiding you and energy radiating from within. She believes you need to be in the movement physically, mentally and emotionally - then as a person you grow, as does your practice. Em teaches Ashtanga Yoga, Yin/Yang Yoga and Vinyasa Flow at Sun and Moon.

Cost: 25,000yen for both days or 15,000 yen per day.
Lunch included in fee.
Mats and props available at the studio.
Priority is given to those who enroll in both days.

Translator: TBA
Limit: 18 people

Classes in English with Japanese translation.

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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