UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & TRAININGS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

Nada Yoga WORKSHOP and KIRTAN CONCERT with Daphne, Sunday November 30

20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course with Leza Lowitz in DECEMBER 2014, Fully booked. Waiting list only.

ANNUAL ABUNDANCE FLOW WORKSHOP: Creating Abundance-Money as Flow with Leza Lowitz, January 12 2015

Yoga for Restful Sleep: Workshop with Leza Lowitz, January 24 2015

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

Feel your breath and listen to your body - Thai Massage Workshop with Makoto Yamada, April 5, 2015 (This workshop will be taught in Japanese)


Nada Yoga WORKSHOP and KIRTAN CONCERT with Daphne
Sunday November 30th at Sun and Moon, Gotanda

daphne_fieldSunday, November 30, 5:00-6:30pm (Doors open at 4:30)
SpiritDance Soulsong: Sounding and Moving the Chakras with Daphne

Join Daphne in this workshop for an exploration of using breath, sounds, song and dance to activate the energy of your chakras. Inspired by music from around the globe, your feet will dance, your bones will shake and your spirit will fly quieting your mind. With all circuits open, we’ll sound and sing from our feet, bellies and hearts leaving our chakras balanced and open to give and receive.

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daphneSunday, November 30, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Hawaiian inspired mantra and Soulsongs concert with Daphne

This concert brings Daphne to Tokyo, fresh from recording her 2nd album on the island of Kaua’i. Daphne is excited to debut songs from her new album. Come ready to sing and dive into the Hawaiian energy of mantra music. Open to all… no musical experience needed! You can come and sing, or just listen and soak up the love.

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Cost: 3,200 yen for each
Or Both events for 5,500 yen
When registering, please specify which event you wish to attend.

With Japanese Translation

About Daphne:
Daphne is a soulful singer/songwriter originally from Texas currently calling the world her home. Since her initial yoga class 15 years ago, she has merged her spiritual practice with her contemporary folk singer/songwriter style. She studied music at UT in Austin, The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago and kirtan music with Jai Uttal. She has released music on Shiva Rea’s yoga music compilations and has released 2 albums, Mata & Finding Water. www.daphnetse.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


Special Year End RTTC!
20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course with Leza Lowitz at Sun and Moon Yoga in December 2014

FULLY BOOKED! WAITING LIST ONLY!

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Saturday December 13, 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hour)
Saturday December 20, 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hour)
Sunday December 21, 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hour)
Tuesay/Holiday December 23, 9am-4:00pm (6.5 hour + 30 min lunch)

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: 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 December 2014″ 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


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

abundance2Monday/National holiday, January 12, 2015 9:00am-4pm

Japanese translation by Tomoko Kawahara

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 not just about financial flow, but opening up ALL CHANNELS OF FLOW in the universe and manifesting your highest potential to help you serve others.
This workshop will 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.

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 money and abundance, listen to your intuition, and draw opportunity and possibility to you in ways that support you and the universe.

lakshmi1Writer 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.”

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!!!”
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 Tomoko Kawahara. You may do the journaling and partnerwork in English or Japanese.

Cost: SPECIAL WINTER SOLSTICE DISCOUNT–15,000yen if registration completed by December 25, 2014.
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 “Abundance WS 2015″ 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


Yoga for Restful Sleep
Workshop with Leza Lowitz

thedeepsleepSaturday, January 24, 5-7pm
at Sun and Moon Yoga, Gotanda

Cost: 4,000 yen.
Class Cards May Be Used.

Japanese translation by Haruka Takahashi.

Sleep is one of the most important aspects of health and well-being, yet it remains elusive for so many people! Yoga can help.
Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you wake up in the middle of the night and find yourself unable to go back to bed?
In this workshop, you will learn simple yoga poses and meditation techniques to enhance restful sleep and maintain an harmonious lifestyle. We will discuss some of the reasons why sleep is elusive and how to deal with sleep-related issues such as

-Stress
-Inability to Fall Asleep
-Insomnia
-Inability to stay asleep (waking up in the middle of the night)
-Fitful Sleep (light sleep)
-Cold Hands & Feet

We will also share poses/sequences to tackle

-Lethargy upon waking

We will also offer lifestyle and dietary suggestions and changes to facilitate better sleep conditions and habits.

Come join us and greet the new year with a new approach to sleep.

lion-deep-sleepWho Can Take This workshop
Anyone who has trouble sleeping or who knows someone with sleep-related difficulties. Perfect for yoga teachers, yoga students. From beginners to advanced practitioners and teachers. Healers and health professionals also welcome.

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 February 2015

restorative_sunandmoon Fully booked. Waiting list only.

In 2015
Friday February 6 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)
Saturday February 7 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)
Sunday February 8 5pm-9:30pm (4.5hrs)
Wednesday/Holiday February 11 9am-4:30pm (6.5hrs + 1hr lunch time)

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 Tomoko Kawahara.
(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 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


- Feel your breath and listen to your body- Thai Massage Workshop with Makoto Yamada
at Sun and Moon Yoga
*This workshop will be taught in Japanese.

makoto Sunday, April 5 2015, 5:00-7:30pm

Cost 3,500 yen
(Class cards ok
1 check + 1000yen on 4-class card
2 checks on 10-class card
3 check + 500 yen on 20-class pass)

About the Course:
Thai massage has recently become popular with yoga instructors worldwide. Reportedly originated around 2500 years ago in India, this bodywork first came to Thailand with the spread of Buddhism, and was later integrated with Chinese medicine.

Its stretching techniques, which are similar to yoga asanas, bring about the same effects of yoga even while lying down.
So it is sometimes called “yoga for two people” or “yoga for lazy people.”

In this workshop, you will learn:
-Safe and effective Thai Massage techniques
-Benefits and effects of each technique
- How to touch working in tandem with the breath
- How to listen to the voice of the body when giving and receiving
- How to communicate and open a dialogue between those “touching”
- How these techniques can heal not only the other party but also oneself.

These techniques are applicable to other bodywork styles, and to yoga posture adjustments as well.
They are easy-to-follow, even by those new to massage, bodywork, or yoga.

Who Can Attend:
This workshop is suitable for yoga instructors, massage therapists, healers, bodyworkers, yoga students and anyone interested in sharing the technique. Suitable for experienced yogis to beginners.
When enrolling, please notify the instructor if you have any injuries.
*Not suitable for expectant mothers.

About the Instructor
Makoto Yamada

In 2003, Introduced to Thai massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand, while traveling throughout Asia. Began study of Thai Massage.
Completed a variety of courses at many massage schools, began to study under the massage master, Pishest.
While working for a massage salon in Tokyo, he practiced Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Iyengar yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Restorative yoga and other styles of yoga.
In 2009, he opened Asian Healing Salon PADMA in Suginami, Tokyo.
In 2012, he relocated to his hometown of Toyohashi, Aichi.
He visits his teacher in Chang Mai every year to deepen his studies and practice.

Need Dates here before each entry:
- 2003: Completed Basic Course at TMC Massage School (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
- 2005: Completed Basic Course at Wandee Massage School (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
- 2005: Completed Basic Course, Advance Course and Reflexology Course at Loikroh Massage School (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
- 2006: Completed Basic Course and Advance Course at Wat Poh Massage School (Bangkok)
- 2007: Completed Reflexology course at Asagi Massage School (Tokyo)
- 2012: Completed Standard Course at NOJI Massage School (Tokyo)
- 2009: Completed Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with Tim Miller
- RYT200 certified yoga instructor (2010)
- 2013: Completed Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Leza Lowitz

For more about Makoto, see Asian Healing Salon PADMA’s website

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



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