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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 July 15, 6.30pm-8.30pm Holiday Special, 2h Vinyasa Yoga w/Em(E) (Level 1-3, Beginners OK)
Monday/Holiday Aug 12 5:30pm- 7:30pm Holiday Special, 2h Vinyasa Yoga w/Em(E) (Level 1-3, Beginners OK)

Sunday June 30, 4:30pm-6:00pm Restorative
Sunday July 7, 2:30pm-4:00pm Hatha
Sunday July 7, 4:30pm-6:00pm Restorative
Tuesday July 9, 12:30pm-2:00pm Restorative Community class w/Mayumi
Friday July 12, 7:30pm-9:00pm Restorative w/Leza
Sunday July 14, 8:00am-9:30am Reiki Healing x Restorative w/Kiyomi
Monday/Holiday July 15, 10:30am-12:00pm Vinyasa w/Em
Monday/Holiday July 15, 7:30pm-9:00pm Vinyasa w/Em (-> from 6:30pm, 2h Holiday Vinyasa class w/Em)
Monday/Holiday August 12, 7:30pm-9:00pm Vinyasa w/Em (-> from 5:30pm, 2h Holiday Vinyasa class w/Em)

Class Schedule Change
Tuesday 9:30am-10:30am Vinyasa Flow with Carla: SUMMER BREAK from June 4-August 20.
Class will resume on August 27 with new time: 9:30am-10:45am.

Thursday 7:00am Mindfulness Meditation with Patrick will be 10:30am-11:45am starting in June. (with Summer Break from August 8 - 22.)

Saturday June 29 2019, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Saturday August 31 2019, 2:30pm-4:00pm
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.


fb-sound-reflection-flyer200Sound ∞ Reflection
Mantra x Tibetan Bowl
Enter a wave of healing sound…

FULLY BOOKED! Waiting list only.

Sunday June 30, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Come experience the harmonic sacred sounds of Tibetan Mantra and the Singing Bowls — enter into a deep state of meditation, healing and inner peace. This event will be lead by Phakyab Rinpoche and Jesse Lee Parker.

For details and registration

betia_bakasanaBe core-rageous in Bakasana, a Workshop with Betia Pappa

Saturday July 6, 4:30pm -6:30pm

This workshop is designed for beginner to intermediate students who have not yet become comfortable with hand or arm balances and/ or who would like to refine their technique.

For details and registration

tanabataStrong Roots: Grounding in Asana
And Relaxing into the Earth with Yoga Nidra
with Leza Lowitz and Noriko Genda

Sunday July 7, 3:30pm-6:00pm

Explore the feet–roots–of standing postures in yoga asana. Then relax into the support of the earth with a guided special Tanabata-inspired Yoga Nidra.

For details and registration

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

A few spots available!

July 12-15, 2019

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

For details and registration

ayurveda3Ayuryoga Workshop with Yuko
Summer: Balancing Pitta

Saturday July 27, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Hot outside under the heat of summer’s sun, cool inside with air conditioners, it upsets the balance of Pitta.
In this workshop, we focus on balancing Pitta by practicing Pranayama, Asana, and meditation.

This workshop is taught in Japanese.

For details and registration (Japanese page)

20-Hour Advanced Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Program (Level 2) with Leza Lowitz

restorative_yogafest2018_2October 11-14, 2019

The world today is a stressful place. It’s even more important than ever to find peace and acceptance within ourselves.
Restorative Yoga offers the perfect practice to cultivate and nurture a calm, tranquil core. As teachers, it’s the ideal practice to share with those who need a quiet practice to return to, to recharge their batteries and regenerate their life force.

For details and registration

andwLeza 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).

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

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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