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“Remember: You are always responsible,
and change yourself. Drop those
qualities which create trouble.
Make love a self-transformation.”

–Osho, “The Book of Woman”



SPECIAL CLASS (No booking required. Drop-ins Welcome! Class card can be used.)
Monday/Holiday November 4 10:30am-12:30pm Holiday Special, 2H Vinyasa Yoga w/Em(E) (Level 1-3, Beginners OK)
Monday/Holiday November 4 2:30pm-4:00pm Holiday Special, Restorative Yoga w/Leza* (All Levels, Beginners OK)
Monday/Holiday November 4 5:30pm-7:00pm Holiday Special, Vinyasa Yoga w/Betia(E) (Level 1-3, Beginners OK)

Saturday October 26, 12:45pm-2:00pm Restorative Yoga w/Satomi (for POP-UP SHOP!)
Saturday October 26, 2:30pm-4:00pm Vinyasa w/Yuko (for POP-UP SHOP!)
Monday/Holiday November 4, 10:30am-12:00pm Vinyasa w/Em –> Change to 10:30am-12:30pm 2H Vinyasa
Monday/Holiday November 4, 7:30pm-9:00pm Vinyasa w/Em
Sunday November 10, 2:30pm-4:30pm Hatha w/Kumiko –> Change to 4:30pm-6:00pm
Sunday November 10, 4:30pm-6:00pm Restorative –> Change to Hatha w/Kumiko(J)
Tuesday November 12, 12:30pm-2:00pm Restorative Yoga Community Class w/Mayumi
Saturday January 4 2020, 2:30pm-4:30pm Vinyasa w/Miyoko
Tuesday January 7 2020, 12:30pm-2:00pm Restorative Yoga Community Class w/Mayumi
Monday/Holiday January 13 2020, 10:30am-12:00pm Vinyasa w/Em

Class Termination
Thursday 7:00pm-8:30pm Hatha Yoga Basics w/Hisaka will terminate as of the end of September. (From October, Glow (Hatha + Restorative) with Sophia starts.)

New Class
(From October) Thursday 7:30pm-9:00pm Glow (Hatha + Restorative) with Sophia (Level 1-3, Beginners OK): Starting on October 10!

Saturday November 30 2019, 2:30pm-4:00pm


sma_logoComing 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. Sun and Moon Academy, a series of regular events held at Sun and Moon Yoga, will offer 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.

Sun and Moon Academy is a safe, inclusive, and accessible community space that connects individuals through the Five Is–ideas, information, inspiration, innovation, and inquiry. Our programs aim to enrich and uplift our lives.


firsttimeSun and Moon Yoga is happy to welcome newcomers to our new studio with a first-time trial offer of 2000 yen per drop-in class.

This offer applies to first-timers to Sun and Moon or those who have not yet come to our new Gotanda studio.

You do not need to make a reservation for regular or special classes on holidays. You are welcome to simply drop in, even if it is your first time. Please check also our General Guideline before coming.

If you call and leave a message, please leave your phone number TWICE—once in the beginning of the message and once at the end. Please speak slowly. Also note that if you call on the day of a workshop or special class your call might not be received in time to be answered. Our house is your house, so please just show up and enjoy!

PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 20 MINUTES EARLY FOR CLASS. Please note we do not have a reception area so if you arrive early, you will ring the bell and disturb the prior class in savasana. Thank you for your understanding.

NOTE for Community class
Please pay with exact change of 1000yen notes. We cannot accept larger bills or coins. This class is offered as a community service for charity. Your cooperation is appreciated.


phuong_popupPOP-UP SALE

Saturday, October 26 2:00-4:30pm

Fashion by Vietnamese Designer Nguyen Mai Phuong
Japanese Antiques & Vintage Home Goods Sale

Admission Free/No Reservations Necessary


duc_2Sun and Moon Academy Presents:
Vietnam and Japan: Style, Design, Dialogue
A Talk by Veteran Journalist Nguyen Qui Duc

Saturday, October 26, 5:30-7:00pm

Over the past twenty years, Japanese presence and influence in Viet Nam have been increasing at an astounding rate. From support of the arts to commerce and restaurants, there is hardly a way to escape the influence of Japan in urban areas….

For details and registration

Restorative Yoga with Gong Sound Healing with Leza Lowitz & Cheryl Rodriguez

Sunday November 10, 2:30pm-4:00pm

Join Leza Lowitz and Sound Healer Cheryl Rodriguez from Hong Kong for a healing sound bath combining Restorative Yoga and the sound vibrations.

For details and registration

arun_fluteSOUND HEALING Journey with Swami Arun & Devi Moe

Saturday November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday December 7, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Sound healing is one of the oldest and most natural forms of healing known to humankind.
It uses the power of sound to restore mind, body and spirit to a state of balance. The harmonic vibrations from the instruments have a deep penetrating effect on the receiver, promoting healing and well-being.

For details and registration

restorative_cuLAST CHANCE!
20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course Level 1
with Leza Lowitz at Sun and Moon Yoga in December 2019

Schedule: December 14, 15, 21, & 22, 4:30pm-9:30pm

LAST CHANCE to take Leza Lowitz’s Restorative Yoga Teacher Training for a while!
Come join us for this popular, comprehensive and life-changing teacher training.

For details and registration

marternity2_small20-Hour Maternity Yoga Teacher Training Course with Kitty

January 4-7, 2020

This training is taught in Japanese. For details and registration, please visit our Japanese page.

Creating Abundance: Opening to Flow:
A One-Day CRASH COURSE in Energy Flow and Manifesting with Leza Lowitz at Sun and Moon Yoga

Monday/Holiday, January 13, 2020 9:00am-4pm


For details and registration

virtuous-heart200The Three Jewels in One Book

We all know how powerful the three jewels–buddha, dharma, sangha–are. In modern terms, we could call these our teachers, the teachings, and the community. All three have been life-saving tonics in these troubled times. And what a great joy when all three come together in life.

Fifteen years ago, my dear friend Amanda Giacomini (10,000 Buddhas) told me about her visit to India’s sacred Ajanta caves, and how inspired she was by the animal drawings there. She’d started to paint them, and invited me to collaborate with my own creative offering, retelling the ancient Jataka tales. I was honored to join her, and privileged now to share with you the result: a beautiful book of Buddhist wisdom perfect for reading, sharing and gifting to others.

Virtuous Heart: Twelve Buddhist Stories to Awaken and Inspire,” offers a beautiful selection of ancient wisdom tales of the Buddha updated for our times. In these stories, Buddha is incarnated as the devoted elephant, the patient ox, the compassionate snake, the sorry sun, and more, to teach humans about devotion, kindness, honesty, loyalty, forgiveness, compassion and self-sacrifice. These beautiful stories appeal to the soft heart within each of us—the virtuous heart that radiates truth, beauty, love, and connection in its care for all beings on this fragile earth.
Now available in ebook/paperback through Kindle in US or Kindle in Japan.


Community class funds supported this fisherman in Oshika who was affected by the 3-11 tsunami through the purchase of a weatherproof suit. He was very grateful.

For the details about Caroline’s activity: here

Leza is featured in Asahi Shimbun Digital “& W” in a new series “Becoming Myself” about her journey as a yogini, business owner, foreign wife of a Japanese man, and eventual mother back “home” to herself. Special thanks to Tomo Yoshizawa. Thank you for the beautiful artwork by Akiko. Read the monthly series here (in Japanese).

Leza’s memoir, In Search of the Sun: One Woman’s Quest to Find Family in Japan

is now available on amazon (or US Amazon). This is a revised edition of her autobiographical account of discovering herself over two decades, two continents, and two thousand yoga poses. Let’s support Leza and read her inspiring story!


Up from the Sea” recommended by Barnes & Noble!

Barnes & Noble Teen Blog recommends Leza’s novel “Up from the Sea” as one of Top 5 Teen historical novels.
This is particularly sweet for Leza, as when she was a teenager herself (19) she worked at Barnes & Noble’s flagship store in Manhattan as a bookseller to help pay her way through college and support her dream of becoming a writer.
Read more…

Up From The Sea book trailer is LIVE:

If you can not see it, please click here to watch it in YouTube.

Jet Black and the Ninja Wind by Leza Lowitz & Shogo Oketani
DEBUT NOVEL was published on October 29 2013!

Leza and Shogo are pleased to announce the publication of “Jet Black and the Ninja Wind“– our debut novel for teenagers, adults, and everyone else.

It’s set in Tohoku and is an adventure linking the world of two tribes–the Emishi and the Navajo–with a bad-ass female ninja! We hope you will like it.

The Book Trailer is live on Youtube. Directed by Chris Mauch (storyboard artist for BLACK SWAN, DIVERGENT), CJ Gardella (Director of Shunka), and their crackerjack ninja team. Check it out here, and please LIKE it, post it on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Thanks Chris Mauch, CJ Gardella, DJ Blu, Angelica Kushi and Awesome JET BLACK YOUTUBE Trailer Team.

(If you can not watch the video here, click here!)

This has been a ten-year project and we couldn’t be happier. Please order the book on amazon.com or amazon.co.jp and spread the word!

About Jet Black & The Ninja Wind
Seventeen-year-old Jet Black is a ninja. There’s only one problem—she doesn’t know it. Others do, however, and they’re scheming to capture her and uncover her secrets. When her mother dies, Jet must go to Japan to protect a family treasure hidden in her ancestral land. She’s terrified, but if Jet won’t fight to protect her world, who will? Stalked by bounty hunters and desperately in love with the man who’s been sent to kill her, Jet must be strong enough to protect the treasure, preserve an ancient culture, and save a sacred mountain from destruction. To emerge triumphant, can she become the ninja wind?

Find out in Book One of the Kuroi Clan trilogy. Keep an eye out for the movie version, coming to a theater near you!

“Adventure, fantasy, ancient wisdom, and imminent danger–Jet Black meets them all head on. Like The Hunger Game’s Katniss Everdeen, she’s a fighter with heart. A new teen hero has arrived.” —Barry Lancet, author of Japantown

Jet Black featured in Japan Times!
Please visit here.

Available now online
Tuttle Publishing / 320 pages
ISBN 9784805312841
$17.99 List Price.
Distributed to the trade by Simon & Schuster
Publication date: October, 2013.
Available in pre-order from amazon.com here.


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