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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.

IN CASES OF EXTREME WEATHER, CLASSES WILL BE CANCELLED.

SPECIAL CLASS (No booking required. Drop-ins Welcome! Class card can be used.)
Monday/Holiday December 24, 10:30am-12:30pm Holiday Special, 2h Vinyasa Yoga (Level 1-3, Beginners OK) w/Em(E)
Wednesday December 26, 1:00pm-­2:30pm Holiday Special Vinyasa Flow (Level 1-3, Beginners OK) w/Betia (E)
Saturday December 29, 8:00am - 10:00am Holiday Special, Yoga with Breath (with a card reading, All Levels, Beginers OK) w/Hatsumi(J)
Monday December 31, 10:30am-12:30pm Holiday Special, 2h Vinyasa Yoga (Level 1-3, Beginners OK) w/Em(E)

CANCELLED CLASS
Tuesday December 18, 12:30pm-2:00pm Community Restorative w/Mayumi
Wednesday December 19, 1:00pm-2:30on Therapeutic Yoga w/Kitty
Thursday December 20, 7:00am-8:00am Mindfulness Meditation w/Patrick
Monday/Holiday December 24, 7:30pm-­9:00pm Vinyasa w/Em
Tuesday December 25, 7:30pm-­9:00pm Yin Yoga + Myofacial Release w/Em
Wednesday December 26, 1:00pm-­2:30pm Therapeutic Yoga w/Kitty -> Vinyasa w/Betia(E)
Thursday December 27, 7:00am-8:00am Mindfulness Meditation w/Patrick
Thursday December 27, 10:30am-­12:00pm TaoYoga Arts w/Jesse
Monday December 31, 7:30pm-­9:00pm Vinyasa w/Em
Tuesday January 1, STUDIO CLOSED

MONTHLY CLASS SCHEDULE
Saturday Venus Yoga w/Yuki
(Japanese class)
Yuki will offer a special workshop on December 24. Details (in Japanese)
Saturday January 19, 2019, 4:30pm-6:00pm

NOTICE FOR TUESDAY MINDFULNESS MEDITATION CLASS
Tuesday 7am Mindfulness Meditation w/Leza will be discontinued at the end of November.
(Thursday 7am Mindfulness Meditation w/Patrick continues! Please come join us!)


holiday_schedule2018-2019 HOLIDAYS SCHEDULE

We will be on our Holiday Schedule from December 24 to January 6.
We have a lot of Holiday Special Classes to celebrate this season together!
Please note that some of regular classes are cancelled.

Please download the schedule from here or check it on our class page.

Happy Holidays!


NEW CLASS
taichi_kiyomiTUESDAY MORNING TAI-CHI with KIYOMI starting on December 4!
Tuesday 7:00am-8:00am Tai Chi with Kiyomi(J), All Levels, Beginners OK (1000 yen or class card)

Tai chi, also called Standing Zen Practice, has many elements, such as movement, breathing (Chi), concentration, and meditation. Kiyomi will guide students in a sequence called “Touro”– a simple practice which does not require any tools. When you practice it with others, the group energy deepens its power. Beginners will be surprised at the depth of the practice–even though the movement is slow, there are many components.

We will practice 24-form Tai Chi and learn 2 forms each time. You can master 24 forms in three months. You will be able to practice Tai chi on your own with this sequences. Drop-ins welcome anytime.

Beginners are welcome.


NEW CLASS
TUESDAY MORNING CLASS STARTING on JANUARY 15 2019!
Tuesday Morning 9:30am-10:30am Vinyasa / Carla (E) Level 1-3 (Beginners OK)

carla_bioThis class will be a vigorous, strong practice that also fosters a deeper internal connection to breath and heart. Taught in English, set to an original playlist of music ranging from hip-hop, pop remix, deep house to jazz, Alt and Chanting. Carla brings a sense of empowerment and fun, both physical and energetic, to every class. Through intention, humor, asana and pranayama, her goal is to have every student leave class feeling longer, leaner, refreshed and renewed, physically and energetically. Carla’s instruction underscores the important relationship between alignment, breath, fluid movement and strength building. There is an emphasis on thoughtful sequencing and pace for all students, no matter the level.

Beginners welcome!


SUN AND MOON ACADEMY

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.

The next gathering is on January 26, 2019. For details.


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

forgivenessLETTING GO OF 2018, MOVING INTO 2019
Restorative Yoga & Meditation Workshop with Leza Lowitz

Saturday December 15 - 5.00pm -7.00pm
Drop-ins Welcome!

End the year by cleaning house in your own heart to make way for the new.

For details and registration

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solsticeSolstice Slow All Down Workshop with Em Bettinger

Saturday December 22nd - 5.00pm -8.00pm
Fully booked! Waiting only.

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

sma_jan2019Saturday, January 26, 2019, 5:00-7:00pm

In this presentation, Baye will discuss race, perception, and how he overcame obstacles to find himself abroad, embracing the desire to make a difference and to have a positive impact on society.

For details and registration

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balance_carlaADVENTURES in ARM BALANCE & STANDING BALANCE POSES
Workshop at Sun and Moon Yoga
with Carla Herzenberg

Sunday February 3, 2:30pm -5:00pm

Take your practice to the next level!
Step by step, we will break down Arm Balances and Standing Balances from their foundation, moving on to more advanced variations (Binds, Crow, Compass, Pincha Mayurasana , Half Moon, Bound Moonrise Twist), for those who are ready.

For details and registratioin

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dhanwantari-ayurvedaAyuryoga Workshop with Yuko
Mid-Winter Workshop: Balancing Kapha

Saturday February 23 5:00pm-7:00pm

Low temperature, cold wind, and the sky is overcast. In cold Winter, everyone is more susceptible to Kapha. Kapha which is primarily composed of the earth and water elements. Also it has the solidifying nature like ice. In this season, because of this Kapha’s nature, we are easy to catch cold.
In this workshop, we focus on balancing Kapha.

This workshop is taught in Japanese.

For details and registration (Japanese page)

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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
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).


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


in_search_of_the_sun_cover_for_kindleNEWS
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_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.


jetcoverNEWS
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.

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!

*****
“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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