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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”


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For our Regular class schedule including sub, please check Class page.

We will be on our Holiday Schedule from December 24 to January 4. The schedule will be announced in December.

SPECIAL CLASS (No booking required. Drop-ins welcome! Class card can be used.)
Friday/Holiday November 23, 10:30am-12:30pm Holiday Special, 2h Vinyasa Yoga w/Em(E) (Level 1-3, Beginners OK, Drop-in Welcome!)

CANCELLED CLASS
Monday November 12, 10:30am-12:00pm Vinyasa w/Em
Tuesday November 13, 12:30pm-2:00pm Restorative Yoga w/Mayumi
Friday November 23, 7:30pm-9:00pm Restorative Yoga w/Leza
Wednesday December 19, 1:00pm-2:30on Therapeutic Yoga w/Kitty

MONTHLY CLASS SCHEDULE
Saturday Venus Yoga w/Yuki
(Japanese class)
Saturday November 17 4:30pm-6:00pm
Yuki will offer a special workshop on December 24. Details (in Japanese)

IN CASES OF EXTREME WEATHER, CLASSES WILL BE CANCELLED.


SUN AND MOON ACADEMY OPENS THIS FALL

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.

Thank you for joining our Kickoff Event on September 24! We will announce our next event soon!


FIRST-TIMER SPECIAL PRICE

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!


NOTE
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.


Coming WORKSHOPS and TTC

tibet-bowl-taoyoga-2Healing Moon Workshop
with Jesse Lee Parker and Leza Lowitz
Discover the Healing Power of Taoist Yoga and Yoga Nidra Practice

Fully Booked! Waiting list only.

Friday November 23 (National Holiday) 2:00pm-4:00pm

Join Jesse Lee Parker and Leza Lowitz for an afternoon workshop of Healing Moon practices to rejuvenate and replenish your feminine energy.

For details and registration

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unnamed-4Special Restorative Yoga/Tibetan Singing Bowl Healing
with Leza Lowitz and Jesse Lee Parker

Fully Booked! Waiting list only.

Friday November 23 (National Holiday) 5:00pm-7:00pm

For details and registration

Join Leza and Jesse Lee Parker for a deeply relaxing experience of Restorative Yoga accompanied by the healing vibration of ancient Tibetan singing bowls played by Jesse.

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img_2433Ayuryoga Workshop with Yuko
Early Winter Workshop: Balancing Vata & Kapha

Saturday December 8 4:30pm-6:30pm

In the beginning of cold Winter, everyone is more susceptible to a Vata & Kapha imbalance. In this workshop, we focus on how to get benefit from Kapha and balance and soothe Vata.
This workshop is taught in Japanese. For more information, please see the Japanese page.

For details and registration (Japanese page)

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solsticeSolstice Slow All Down Workshop with Em Bettinger

Saturday December 22nd - 5.00pm -8.00pm

Join Em for this candle lit workshop honoring the standing still of the sun for the Winter Solstice. The shortest day and longest night of the year is celebrated worldwide as the mid point of Winter and a time to reflect on the year past before the sun changes direction and leads us to the light.

For details and registration

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img_0069Special Venus Yoga Workshop for Women with Yuki

Monday/Holiday December 24, 2018 2:30pm-4:30pm

We offer a special Venus Yoga Workshop for Women in December. The workshop is taught in Japanese.

For details and registration (Japanese page)

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marternity2_smallSun and Moon Maternity Yoga Teacher Training Course with Kitty in 2019

January 4-7, 2019

A comprehensive Maternity Yoga Teacher Training Course with Kitty! Kitty is well experienced Maternity Yoga instructor who shares yoga over a decade including maternity yoga over 9 years. With a Midwife as a guest speaker, they will share their knowledge and wisdom to support women in pregnant.
This course is taught in Japanese. For more information, please see the Japanese page.

For details and registration (Japanese page)

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abundance2ANNUAL 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

Monday/National holiday, January 14, 2019 9:00am-4pm

SET GOALS FOR THE YEAR AND CHART A NEW COURSE FOR YOUR LIFE!!!

For details and registration

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restorative_cu20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course Level 1
with Leza Lowitz at Sun and Moon Yoga in 2019

July 12-15, 2019

Come join us for this popular, comprehensive and life-changing teacher training.

For details and registration


NEWS
Tokyo Yoga Interview Leza: Yoga Brings People Together

Tokyo-based writer and teacher shares how yoga can bridge cultural divides and help provide relief in the wake of natural disasters.

Read more…


NEWS
oshika_library2When Sun and Moon Yoga opened in Tokyo over a decade ago, we put Community classes on the schedule, where all the profit would be donated to charity. People said it would never fly in status-conscious Japan. Of course, we didn’t listen….Sun and Moon Yoga’s COMMUNITY Class funds helped to open this library in Oshika, a town that was devastated by the tsunami on 3-11-11, thanks to Caroline Pover’s efforts and the efforts and contributions of many. Now many young kids and all members of that community can have books to read and a quiet, clean, warm, homey place to enjoy them–and a garden! Thanks, Tokyo Yoga Community and Em Bettinger, who teaches the popular Community classes. Let’s keep walking the talk!

For the details about Caroline’s activity: here


up-from-the-sea_smallNEWS

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.


NEWS
Here Comes the Sun: A Journey to Adoption in 8 Chakras
By Leza Lowitz

hctsAt 30, Californian Leza Lowitz is single and traveling the world, which suits her just fine. Coming of age in Berkeley during the feminist revolution of the 1970s, she learned that marriage and family could wait. Or could they? When Leza moves to Japan and falls in love with a Japanese man, her heart opens in ways she never thought possible. But she’s still an outsider, and home is far away. Rather than struggle to fit in, she opens a yoga studio and makes a home for others. Then, at 44, Leza and her Japanese husband seek to adopt—in a country where bloodlines are paramount and family ties are almost feudal in their cultural importance. She travels to India to work on herself and back to California to deal with her past. Something is still not complete until she learns that when you give a little love to a child, you get the whole world in return. The author’s deep connection to yoga shows her that infertile does not mean inconceivable. By adapting and adopting, she transcends her struggles and embraces the joys of motherhood.

“Here Comes the Sun proves that love is not bound by blood. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in that which connects us, holds us together, and makes us family.”—MC Yogi

Stonebridge Press, June 2015


NEWS
jetcoverJet 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.

BOOK TRAILER NOW LIVE!!!
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!

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“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
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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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