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.

Dwelling in the Compassionate Heart: Meditation Workshop with Leza Lowitz
Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation (June Workshop)

Get Happy with Six Perfections: Meditation and Movement with Leza Lowitz

20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course with Leza Lowitz in 2018



Meditation WS in June
Dwelling in the Compassionate Heart: Meditation Workshop with Leza Lowitz
Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation

Sunday June 3, 4:30pm-6:30pm

lovingThe Dalai Lama said, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Compassion is the highest form of yoga. We will practice Metta or “Lovingkindness” meditation to nurture and awaken the empathetic heart through the energy of mercy and the cultivation of openness. This powerful Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice helps us to develop our compassionate nature with equanimity, steadfastness and grace. Workshop includes guided meditation, partner practice and discussion.

Beginners to experienced meditators welcome.

About the instructor
Leza Lowitz

Cost: 3,500 yen

Japanese translation: Haruka Takahashi

Testimonial
“Yesterday’s workshop was my first time to study meditation. It was simple to understand and I was deeply impressed.
The meditation we did was “cultivating compassion for others.” It changed my idea about meditation practice. I like the idea of “gathering our thoughts into a single focus and sending lovingkindness to others.”
I have a friend who are taking a medical treatment. I thought of her during the meditation, and I am sure I was meant to be at the workshop for her. I will practice for her, and also with her when I see her next time.
When I left the studio after the workshop, I felt it was warmer even though it was a cold winter day. Maybe it was because I meditated for others—for the people in the workshop and for my beloveds.
Thank you so much. I intend to practice this meditation daily.
.” (M. T.)

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



Get Happy with Six Perfections: Meditation and Movement
With Leza Lowitz

Sunday July 1, 4:30pm-6:30pm

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How can we shape the rough stones of our “imperfect” human lives, polishing them into diamonds that shine with love and compassion? The Six Perfections offer a way. This yoga series weaves Tibetan Buddhist compassion meditation (Tonglen) through a flowing 1000-year old sequence of yoga postures used to cultivate each of the “Six Perfections” of the Heart Sutra: generosity, kindness, patience, joyful effort, stillness, and wisdom. This wonderful practice helps us to nurture compassion for ourselves, our families and friends, even for those we don’t know, our enemies, and future generations. In this way, we work from the inside (with our thoughts and everyday actions), and we work from the outside (with asana and pranayama) to shift our awareness and transform ourselves. Come join us in this powerful heart-opening and healing yoga practice and meditation. Practice makes perfect!
(Image (c) http://yanaskydancer.blogspot.jp)

Level: Beginners-Intermediate (All Levels, First-timers welcome). No need to bring yoga mat. Bring water and a small towel.

About the instructor
Leza Lowitz

Cost: 3,500 yen

Japanese translation: 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.


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 2018

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Schedule
July 2018 Course
Friday July 13 5:00pm-9:30pm (4.5 hrs)
Saturday July 14 5:00pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)
Sunday July 15 3:00pm-7:30pm (4.5hrs)
Monday/National Holiday July 16 9:00am-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 TBA
(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 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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