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PAST WORKSHOPS 2019
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Sun and Academy Presents:
Cultural Journeys with J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965
Tales of Tofu, Rock and Roll, and the 1964 Olympics with Shogo Oketani and Avery Udagawa

Nada & Bhakti Yoga Immersion/TTC with Daphne Tse

Sun and Academy Presents: Relationships by Design with Sarah Furuya

Golden Week Staycation with Em and Leza at Sun and Moon, Gotanda, May 2 & 3 2019

Inner/Outer Smile: Facial Fascia Release and Restorative Yoga
Self-Renewal Workshop with Noriko Genda and Leza Lowitz

Ayuryoga Workshop with Yuko: Spring Workshop: Balancing Vata/Pitta/Kapha

Headstand and Handstand Workshop with Carla Herzenberg

Sun and Academy Presents:
Connecting the World through Yoga: A Personal Journey in Lebanon with Eiko Minami

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

Back Bends 2019, Workshop with Carla Herzenberg

Sun and Moon Academy Presents:
Let’s Play! Experience Points of You® Coaching Game with Jennifer Shinkai Points of You® Master Trainer

Ayuryoga Workshop with Yuko: Mid-Winter Workshop: Balancing Kapha

ADVENTURES in ARM BALANCE & STANDING BALANCE POSES, Workshop with Carla Herzenberg

Sun and Moon Academy Presents:
BAYE MCNEIL “Perpetual Gaijin: On Being the Other at Home and Abroad”

ANNUAL ABUNDANCE FLOW WORKSHOP with Leza Lowitz, Creating Abundance: Opening to Flow, January 14 2019

Maternity Yoga Teacher Training with Kitty (The course in Japanese)



sma_logoSun and Moon Academy Presents

Cultural Journeys with J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965
Tales of Tofu, Rock and Roll, and the 1964 Olympics
with Shogo Oketani and Avery Udagawa

Saturday, June 15, 5:30-7:30pm
at Sun and Moon Yoga

asij-sakura-medal-2013-displayIn the summer of 2020, the Olympics and Paralympics will take place in Tokyo. The last time the Olympics were held in Tokyo was the summer of 1964. So much has changed since then! While preparations for the 2020 games are underway, adults wax nostalgic about the 1964 games, as well as the economic boom years of the 1960s. What was it like to be a child in Tokyo at that time?

Shogo Oketani’s novel J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965, translated by Avery Fischer Udagawa, gives us a glimpse. It tells the story of Kazuo, a nine-year-old living in Shinagawa ward after the 1964 games, and his group of boyhood friends coming of age in a changing world.

In this talk, the author and translator introduce J-Boys and its setting. Archival photographs of Shinagawa juxtapose with memories of Leave It to Beaver, The Beatles and sprinter Bob Hayes. Shogo discusses how Tokyo transformed for the 1964 Olympics, and shows some ways it has changed since. Avery discusses the process of translating, editing and publishing J-Boys and how it has proven unique among books on Japan in English. Author and editor read excerpts aloud in both Japanese and English.

Visit Shogo | Visit Avery

j-boysJ-Boys is perfect for inspiring young readers to ‘hang in there’ and be strong no matter what . . . this affecting tale, told in linked short stories, follows the life of a nine-year-old boy in the 1960s as his home Japan becomes westernized. After the Japan Olympics, Kazuo dreams of being a track star, hangs out with his buddies and helps with chores. Things are changing however, as he and others hang onto old traditions and memories of war while struggling to fit in with modern times full of rock and roll, American TV, tofu…

“With intimate details told through the eyes of a child, the author deftly captures the feeling of sorrow from an ancient culture slipping away while experiencing the excitement of a new generation. With a kind of Stand by Me feel, J-Boys perfectly captures universal concerns of fitting in and growing up.” —Lee Littlewood, Kids’ Home Library

“Adult readers who live in Japan will find Kazuo’s world of the mid-1960s a valuable key to the mystery of how the Tokyo we know today, with its 24-hour McDonalds, its TV re-runs . . . and its plethora of Starbucks coffee shops, evolved out of the ruins of the old wood and paper city leveled by the firebombs of World War II.

“Oketani’s skill—and that of translator Udagawa—is evident in the understated irony of the adult narrator’s account of the 9-year-old Kazuo’s view of the world. This irony makes it possible to discuss such serious topics as the death of a child during an air raid, the prejudice against resident Koreans, and a scandal that arose over the mislabeling of meat, without the judgmental opinions that adults would inevitably offer.” —Hillel Wright, Kyoto Journal

Admission: 2,000 yen

This event will be in English and Japanese.

About Sun and Moon Academy:
MISSION
Sun and Moon Academy is a new offshoot of Sun and Moon Yoga, a yoga/healing studio opened in 2003. Our mission: to be a safe, inclusive, and accessible community space that connects individuals through the Five Is– ideas, information, inspiration, innovation, and inquiry.
To support our mission, we will present lectures, workshops, conversations, performances, and events that will empower and transform. The programming will highlight inspiring people in the worlds of spirituality, yoga, science/technology, art & ideas, from a range of perspectives and approaches. The Sun and Moon Academy community will always be growing, learning, and sharing.

WHY
Coming together is a powerful act. We’re surrounded by a wealth of incredibly inspiring individuals from many different cultures, with amazing stories of ordinary lives lived extraordinarily. Founder Leza Lowitz says: “Sun and Moon Academy is here to inspire people to develop their gifts, skills, and offerings in whatever way best serves their individual selves, communities, and families. With our programming and community space, we aim to foster curiosity, awareness, and connection by providing a space to learn about diverse fields, cultures, and backgrounds through a spirit of generosity, service, and love.”

How to Apply: *Registration closed.
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. Advanced payment is required except by prior advance agreement. Early application is strongly suggested.


daphne_bluedressNada & Bhakti Yoga Immersion/TTC with Daphne Tse
How to Develop Your Authentic Voice through the Power of Sound and Mantra

Friday May 24, 7:00pm-10:00pm (3 hours)
Saturday May 25, 1:00pm-10:00pm (9 hours)
Sunday May 26, 1:00pm-10:00pm (9 hours)

(Plus 3 hours of homework)

Join Daphne for an Immersion/TTC into the world of sound, music, toning, chanting and learning how to develop your authentic voice using the 7 chakra system and the 5 elements of nature.

The sound of your own voice is the most healing medicine for your body, mind and soul.

Daphne will offer tools and techniques for opening your voice. You will learn the bija mantras, the vowel sounds that coincide with each chakra, experience group and one and one exercises that will empower you as a yoga teacher on your path to full self expression!

Your vibration is unique, and becoming intimate with these powerful practices will guide you into deeper alignment, reconnection to your true essence, mental clarity and inner peace. It has been scientifically proven that the whole universe is made of vibrations. The ancient Indian scriptures actually affirm that the universe was created by sound.

We will experiment with various Nada, Mantra and Bhakti Yoga practices to support your yogic
journey.

Who Can Take This Course?
This course is open to all levels of students. This Immersion/TTC is especially powerful for teachers that are interested in leading chanting, mantra and learning how to use your voice as an instrument of transformation for yourself and for your students. Open to both teachers and students interested in deepening their practice.

singing_daphneWhat are the benefits of taking this course & where can I teach?
Practicing Nada and Bhakti yoga can:
• help balance, calm and relax your mind, body and soul.
• support your mental clarity and inner peace.
• reduce anxiety, fear and aggressiveness.
• increase your capacity for joy, inner tranquility, happiness and harmony.
• offer a way to connect your spiritual heart with everyday life experience.
• lead to liberation of your natural and authentic voice.
• offer you a path of devotion and connection to the Divine and to all beings everywhere.

Where can you teach?
• You can incorporate these practices in your asana yoga classes at yoga studios and in private classes.
• You can teach these practices to children of all ages in schools and after school programs.
• You can teach these practices and offer to those in the corporate world to help with balancing the many stresses of the business world.
• You can volunteer and offer these practices in many places of need from nursing homes, to orphanages to homeless shelters.
• You can teach these practices to your family and friends to connect and create harmony and union in your home and community.

What You Will Learn?
1. Nada Yoga: What is Nada yoga and how to integrate the practices into your daily life. Experience how you relate to yourself, how you inhabit your body, how you align your mind, how you express your soul.
2. Bhakti Yoga: What is Bhakti yoga and how practicing this branch of yoga will open your heart and expand all areas of your life.
3. Where do mantras come from? How do they help to heal and balance your life
4. Specific purpose of sanskrit chants and how to apply them to your daily life.
5. Kirtan: What is kirtan and how to lead simple chants with your students or enjoy the practice with your family and friends.
6. Chakra chanting and Toning: Learn the bija mantras and vowel sounds that vibrate and balance the chakras. Learn how to incorporate this practice in your yoga practice or if you’re a teacher, in your daily asana classes.
7. SoulSongs & Opening your Voice: Learn techniques to discover your natural voice and become confident with chanting, sounding and singing to connect to your soulwork.
8. Gods and Goddesses: Learn about the mythology of the Indian Gods and Goddesses in relation to the mantras and how they can support your spiritual path.

What is Nada Yoga?
Nada Yoga, or the Yoga of Sound, is the ancient spiritual art and science of inner transformation through sound and tone. Nada Yoga embraces the belief that the universe is vibratory, made up on infinitesimally small subatomic strands of energy vibrating at different frequencies. All objects in nature vibrate at varying speeds, contributing to their particular sound. We are constantly surrounded by sounds, which are in effect vibrations that have a profound effect on our own vibratory field, and therefore our well being.
Nada Yoga involves deep listening to the sounds of the universe, including the inner sounds of the body, the sounds of nature and of course, music. Our mind becomes easily absorbed in sound. This is why people (and even animals) enjoy listening to music. When the mind is fully concentrated on anything, a feeling of inner bliss arises. Listening to soothing sounds can take us into a deeply meditative state. The practice of Nada Yoga is dedicated to using sound vibration to deeply relax and unify the body, mind, heart and soul, and is an accessible path to connecting our inner bliss state.

What is Bhakti Yoga?
The Sanskrit word bhakti comes from the root bhaj, which means “to adore or worship God.”
Bhakti yoga has been called “love for love’s sake” and “union through love and devotion.” Bhakti yoga, like any other form of yoga, is a path to self-realization, to having an experience of oneness with everything.
“Bhakti is the yoga of a personal relationship with the Divine,” says musician Jai Uttal, who learned the art of devotion from his guru, the late Neem Karoli Baba. At the heart of bhakti is surrender, says Uttal, who lives in California but travels the globe leading kirtans and chanting workshops.
Yoga scholar David Frawley agrees. In his book, Yoga: The Greater Tradition, he writes that the ultimate expression of bhakti yoga is surrender to the Divine as one’s inner self. The path, he says, consists of concentrating one’s mind, emotions, and senses on the Divine.

What is Mantra Yoga?
Mantra yoga is a type of yoga that uses mantras to awaken the Self and deepen the meditative aspects of a physical yoga practice. Mantra yoga is an exact science that is meant to engage the mind through focusing on sound, duration and number of repetitions. Repetition of the mantras is a means to get closer to the divinity within, and it creates positive vibrations that benefit both the one who chants and the one who listens.
Mantra yoga may also be referred to as Japa yoga. Japa is a Sanskrit word for the act of repeating mantras.

pji_mkkgBIO: Daphne Tse
Daphne is a spirited, soulful artist and teacher originally from Texas. Her passion for music started from a young age and took her west to Los Angeles after university. Since her initial yoga class 20 years ago, she has explored merging her spiritual practice with her contemporary folk singer/songwriter style. She studied music at The University of Texas at Austin, Berklee College of Music, The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago and Kirtan with Kirtan master, Jai Uttal. She has travelled extensively sharing her music in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and beyond. Her music has been featured on yoga music compilations with Shiva Rea and she has released 4 albums, Mata (recorded in Bali), Finding Water (recorded in Hawaii), Samahita Live (recorded in Thailand) and Arigato (recorded in Japan).
Daphne has been teaching yoga since 2004 after completing her foundational teacher training in Venice, CA. Initially specializing in kids yoga, she found joy & light working with little people and began branching out and teaching students of all ages. She embraces the teachings of Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffman and Mark Whitwell in her daily practice.
In 2009 while living in Bali, Daphne co-founded SpiritDance SoulSong with her friend and mentor, Ellen Watson. SpiritDance SoulSong is an embodied movement, sounding, singing and fully integrated practice that brings us back to our medicinal roots of the yoga of dance & sound.
Daphne brings her soulful teachings and music to Japan with grace and joy for living life fully.

Fields of Teaching:
Nada Yoga, Kirtan, Movement Meditation
Sources: Edo Kahn, Swami Janakananda, Nora Isaacs

Cost (Daphne’s CD is included as gift!):
Regular: 85,000 yen
Early bird (to complete the registration including the payment by March 31 2019): 75,000 yen

The course is in English with Japanese translation by Hiromi Kitty Thompson.

Policy: a student must attend ALL HOURS OF ALL SESSIONS in order to be given a graduation certificate. MAKE-UP SESSIONS ARE NOT POSSIBLE.

How to Apply: *Registration closed.
If you are interested in attending this workshop, hit Contact and send in a request with the workshop/course 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. Advanced payment is required except by prior advance agreement. Early application is strongly suggested.



sma_logoSun and Moon Academy Presents

Relationships by Design
with Sarah Furuya

Saturday May 11, 5:30-7:30pm
at Sun and Moon Yoga

sma_may2019We’re always in relationship with people around us. In groups, teams, and families–these relationship systems all have a life of their own, as well as the individuals in them. You can tap into the innate intelligence that your relationships have without even having the people involved be there. How? BY DESIGN.

When planning our lives and goals, we often forget that we’re part of a vast relationship system. We rarely take the time to plan our relationship systems by design. Hot spots occur, conflict arises and roles get confused. In this workshop we will go through a process of identifying and designing our most important relationships, discovering how we can draw on emotional and other forms of intelligence to imagine and envisage the best possible relationships with those we love and even those we don’t.

In this session, you will learn a simple and effective tool for tapping into the intelligence of your close relationships that will:

- Give you a tool to learn about the big picture image of your relationships and how they interact with each other
- Look at the connections in your relationships and imagine the highest possible outcomes for them
- Improve your relationships and learn some of the backbone of Relationship Systems Coaching™
- Experience a tool called a ‘Constellation’ to uncover your relationship potential

sarahAbout the Facilitator
Sarah Furuya is a Breakthrough Coach, based in Tokyo since 2001. She has a BSc Hons in Human Psychology and Human Biology, is a trained Relationship Systems™ Coach and a certified practitioner in Lumina® Spark and Saville Wave® Psychometrics. She has been working in the Corporate Training business since 2005 and started her own coaching business in 2012. Since then she has worked with thousands of groups and individuals on gaining a better experience of life and work, and improving performance and leadership capability. She has spoken at the HR Conference in Osaka and Tokyo on the Future of Women’s Leadership and protecting the female talent pipeline, BBC Business Matters on Gender Gap in Japan, Women’s International Conference on Bringing Your Whole Self to work and was President of FEW (For Empowering Women) Japan 2011-2013. She is a regular speaker at the Find Your Element Series and runs the quarterly Mega Clothes Swap in Tokyo Midtown for over 100 women.

Cost: 3500 yen

Workshop is in English, with Japanese translation by Yoriko Matsumoto.

About Sun and Moon Academy:
MISSION
Sun and Moon Academy is a new offshoot of Sun and Moon Yoga, a yoga/healing studio opened in 2003. Our mission: to be a safe, inclusive, and accessible community space that connects individuals through the Five Is– ideas, information, inspiration, innovation, and inquiry.
To support our mission, we will present lectures, workshops, conversations, performances, and events that will empower and transform. The programming will highlight inspiring people in the worlds of spirituality, yoga, science/technology, art & ideas, from a range of perspectives and approaches. The Sun and Moon Academy community will always be growing, learning, and sharing.

WHY
Coming together is a powerful act. We’re surrounded by a wealth of incredibly inspiring individuals from many different cultures, with amazing stories of ordinary lives lived extraordinarily. Founder Leza Lowitz says: “Sun and Moon Academy is here to inspire people to develop their gifts, skills, and offerings in whatever way best serves their individual selves, communities, and families. With our programming and community space, we aim to foster curiosity, awareness, and connection by providing a space to learn about diverse fields, cultures, and backgrounds through a spirit of generosity, service, and love.”

How to Apply: *Registration closed.
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. Advanced payment is required except by prior advance agreement. Early application is strongly suggested.


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

Thursday May 2 - Friday May 3
9:00am - 7:00pm

FULLY BOOKED! We can accept waiting.

Golden Week Yoga Retreat in Tokyo

Join Leza Lowitz and Em Bettinger for a 2-day Staycation at Sun and Moon Yoga, immersing yourself in pranayama, meditation, asana and community to re-charge and revitalise your body, mind and spirit.

Each day, Em will lead you through a simple meditation practice that you can take away and incorporate into your daily morning routine. This will be followed by a classical kriya and pranayama practice as taught at Kaivalyadhama in India. Then she will guide you through Asana practice.

We will break for lunch, and resume with mindfulness meditation and Restorative yoga with Leza.

It is our intention that you leave each day feeling full, inspired and refreshed—as if you have gone on Vacation.

TIME SCHEDULE (Day 1 & 2)
9.00am-10.15am Pranayama/Meditation with Em
10.30am-12.30pm Vinyasa Yoga with Em (Day1: Calm you Overactive Mind, Develop Awareness, Day 2: Just a little bit of yin and a little bit of yang)
1.00pm-2.00pm Free time for Lunch
2:30pm-4:30pm Mindfulness Meditation (Day 1: Mindfulness meditation including Lovingkindness (Metta) Meditation, Day 2: Mindfulness meditation including Taking & Giving (Tonglen) Meditation)
5:00pm-7:00pm Restorative Yoga with Leza

PROGRAM DETAILS:
VINYASA YOGA with EM

- Day 1: Calm you Overactive Mind, Develop Awareness
The external can not always be controlled by you, but the internal always can. Tuning out from the overactive mind and bringing ourselves to a place of awareness of the movement of breath and energy as it needs to happen today. We use movement to come to a place of stillness. Honoring any tension and tiredness we start with supported backbends and forward folds. Build heat through some core action to then flow into a transformative practice. Move with it! Enjoy the dance! Every pose is an opportunity to find stillness and quietness.

- Day 2: Just a little bit of yin and a little bit of yang
A creative class where the yang comes before the yin as we move with variations of sun salutations and some dynamic yang posture, then easing our way into some passive cooling yin practice with a focus on the hips, back and legs. No matter style of practice you prefer, we are all going for the same thing: self acceptance, love, peace, presence and awareness. This really is a class that has something for everybody!

MEDITATION with LEZA
- Day 1: Mindfulness and Lovingkindness Meditation
On Day 1, we will practice mindfulness meditation. Then we will move into the Lovingkindness Meditation, or Metta Bhavana. This practice was created by Buddha to help us develop a state of inner harmony so that we can have less conflict in our lives. In Sanskrit, Metta means “love” or “lovingkindness” and bhavana means “cultivation.” This practice is one in which we cultivate compassion & love for self & others.

This heart-centered meditation practice allows us to send ourselves positive energy and love. We can send others love and forgiveness. We can thus heal our pains and bring balance to our relationships with others. The more we do that, the more harmonious our lives will be. With time for journalling/reflection, partnerwork and Q & A.

- Day 2: Mindfulness and Taking/Giving Meditation
On Day 2, we will practice mindfulness meditation. Then we will move into Tonglen. Of this brave and powerful meditation practice, Joan Halifax Roshi says: “Tonglen is a practice of great kindness that opens up our whole being to the overwhelming presence of suffering (our own and that of others) and our strength and willingness to transform alienation into compassion through the energy of mercy and the cultivation of openness.” With time for journalling/reflection, partnerwork and Q & A.

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

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
Leza Lowitz
is the owner of Sun and Moon Yoga and best-selling author of 20 books, including the memoir In Search of the Sun, and the classics Yoga Poems: Lines to Unfold By, Yoga Heart: Lines on the Six Perfections, Sacred Sanskrit Words: For Yoga, Chant and Meditation (with Reema Datta), and a novel in verse, Up from the Sea (Penguin Random House). She has been teaching and practicing Hatha and Restorative yoga for over 25 years and has trained over 1000 Restorative Yoga teachers in Japan and the world. She leads sold-out retreats, workshops, and workshops internationally. Visit her at http://www.lezalowitz.com

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:
Early Bird Registration: 25,000yen for both days (if registration including completion of payment by March 15, 2019)
Regular cost for registration after March 16 2019: 30,000yen for both days
Regular cost for 1-day: 18,000 yen per day (Priority is given to those who enroll in both days.)
Lunch is NOT included. Please bring your own lunch or go outside the studio for lunch. Mats and props available free at the studio. (Please note that the transportation and accommodation are not included.)

Japanese translation: Mina Suzuki & Yoriko Matsumoto

How to Apply: *Registration closed.
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. Advanced payment is required except by prior advance agreement. Early application is strongly suggested.


anatomy_smileInner/Outer Smile: Facial Fascia Release and Restorative Yoga
Self-Renewal Workshop with Noriko Genda and Leza Lowitz

Sunday April 28, 2:30pm -5:00pm
FULLY BOOKED! Waiting list only.

Join Leza and Noriko Genda for a fun facial fascia release session and a deeply relaxing experience of Restorative Yoga.

Have you laughed deeply recently?
Have you forgotten to smile in your busy, packed life?
If you’re not using your facial muscles completely, even when you are smiling, you may not be fully smiling!
A true smile includes the eye muscles–the eyes form a soft arc on the face, so the whole face is smiling.

In this workshop, Noriko will explain the facial muscles from an anatomical point of view, leading to a clear understanding of which muscles are used in a true smile.
After that, using the tips we learn, we will massage and stretch the facial muscles and neckline, then release the facial fascia from inside the mouth, doing one side at a time. You will be surprised at the difference between sides. Then we will do the other side to balance out.

Plastic gloves will be provided for the facial massage. We recommend that you to bring a small standing mirror (ideally an angle-changeable mirror) if you want to practice the facial fascia release effectively and be able to do so later at home.

Leza will round out the session with self-nurturing Restorative Yoga for relaxation, self-renewal and self-love.

Come smile with us from the inside and outside!

noriko_gendaAbout the Instructors:
Noriko Genda

Zoya Holistic Therapist. Psychosomatic Bodyworker.
Born in Nagano, currently living in Chiba.
While working as a fashion stylist in advertising, she began surfing. In nature, she finds precious moments to be at inner peace. While connecting with nature, she began to question what her true self was. This led her to a new pat– becoming a therapist. So she studied Chinese bodywork, hypnotherapy, and energy work. She currently offers sessions using MSI, a technique working with fascia, in Yoyogi-Uehara and Kamakura.

1999 Certified as Chinese Bodywork Therapist
2010 Completed NadyHouse Hypnotherapy Basic Course
2013 Certified as the U.S. Polarity Therapy Association Certified APP Practicioner
2017 Certified as MSI (Maupin Method of Structural Integration) Bodyworker

Noriko loves nature, travel, surfing, family, friends, and music. She believes that travel brings renewal. She loves surfing to get energy from water. Noriko thinks of herself as a nomad.

leza_portraitLeza 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.

Cost: 5,000 yen

The facial fascia release session will taught in Japanese with English support as needed. The Restorative Yoga session will be bilingual.

How to Apply: *Registration closed.
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. Advanced payment is required except by prior advance agreement. Early application is strongly suggested.


Chakra_LotusAyuryoga Workshop with Yuko
Spring Workshop: Balancing Vata/Pitta/Kapha
Saturday April 27 4:30pm-6:30pm

In Ayurveda, it is considered that our wellness is kept by maintaining a good relationship among the three doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha). In this Spring Ayuryoga workshop, we focus on balancing the three doshas and increase our energy (ojas) to facilitate our ment