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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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May Substitute Schedule
(We are on our regular schedule otherwise.)
Thursday May 25 10:30-12:00 Beginning Yoga w/Aco –> Elizabeth(E)
Monday May 29 7:00-8:30 Vinyasa w/Em –> Elizabeth(E)
Wednesday May 31 7:00-8:30 Vinyasa w/Leza –> Cancelled due to workshop

June Substitute Schedule
(We are on our regular schedule otherwise.)
Thursday June 1 10:30-12:00 Beginning Yoga w/Aco –> Elizabeth(E)
Friday June 2, 10.30am vinyasa w/Em –> Leza*
Monday June 12 10.30-12.00 Vinyasa w/Em —> Kitty*
Monday June 12 7.00-8.30 Vinyasa w/Em —> Hatha Yoga (Alignment based) w/Kumiko(J)
Tuesday June 13 7.00-8.30 Yin w/Em —> Hatha Yoga (Alignment based) w/Kumiko(J)
Wednesday June 14 10.30-12.00 Community w/Em —> Elizabeth(E)
Friday June 16 10.30-12.00 Vinyasa w/Em —> Kitty*
Friday June 16 7.30-9.00 Restorative w/Aki —> Leza*
Friday June 23 7.30-9.00 Restorative w/Leza —> Mayumi(J)
Saturday June 24 10:30-12:00 Vinyasa w/Leza –> Elizabeth(E)
Thursday June 29 12:30-2:00 Beginning Yoga w/Aco –> Mayo(J)
Friday June 30 7.30-9.00 Restorative w/Leza —> Aki*

CLASS CHANGE:
Friday night Restorative Change
Leza will alternate with Aki and Mayumi to teach the Restorative Yoga class on Friday nights 7:30-9:00pm from March 3.
Mayumi Fujita will teach the first Friday of every month and Aki will teach the 3rd. Leza will teach the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month, including a 5th Friday when it occurs. Please check the schedule and Top page for any changes.

IN CASE OF EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS, CLASSES WILL BE CANCELLED AS A POLICY.


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.



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

sleepingMeditation, Mindfulness and Mantra: May
Yoga Nidra Meditation with Tomo

Fully Booked! Waiting list only.

Sunday May 28, 4:30-6:30pm
This workshop is taught in Japanese.

In this workshop, we develop our consciousness through Yoga Nidra.

For details and registration (In Japanese)


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shivani-living-room“Secret Yogini Rituals” - Venus Yoga with Sara-Shivani

Sunday May 28th, 2017. 7:30-10:00pm (2.5 hrs)
(This workshop is bilingual.)

This is a “reset process” for women who want to deepen their yoga practice and dramatically improve their energy levels, connection to their sensual nature, and quality of sexual pleasure in their lives.

For details and registration



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arigatoSpritDance SoulSong Workshop and Kirtan Concert with Daphne Tse

Daphne Tse is coming back to Sun and Moon with her New Album Arigato. (Recorded in Japanese!)

SpiritDance SoulSong: Movement, Music& Medicine for Wellness and Vitality!
Wednesday May 31, 4:00pm-6:00pm
*The workshop is fully booked! Waiting list only.

Open Your Heart, Open Your Voice Kirtan: SoulSongs for Peace, Love & Happiness
Wednesday May 31, 7:00pm-9:00pm
*We have expanded the limit! Registration re-open!

Japanese translation: Akiko Hamazaki

For details and registration

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lovingMeditation, Mindfulness and Mantra - June
Dwelling in the Compassionate Heart: Meditation Workshop with Leza Lowitz
Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation

Sunday June 11 4:30pm-6:30pm

Compassion is the highest form of yoga. We will practice Metta or “Lovingkindness” meditation to nurture and awaken the empathetic heart through the energy of mercy and the cultivation of openness.

Japanese translation: Haruka Takahashi

For details and registration



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meditationMeditation, Mindfulness and Mantra - July
One-Pointed Concentration and Wide-Open Awareness
Mindfulness Meditation Workshop with Patrick Mitchell

Sunday July 9 5:00pm-7:00pm

In this workshop we’ll practice sitting and walking meditation to develop these valuable qualities of mind.

Japanese translation: Haruka Takahashi

For details and registration

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blockYoga for Back pain Workshop with ACO

Saturday August 26, 5:00-8:00pm
This workshop is taught in Japanese.

In this workshop, ACO will share her experience and tips to release the back pain with yoga.

For details and registration (In Japanese)




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restorative_sunandmoon20-Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course with Leza Lowitz at Sun and Moon Yoga

November 23, 25 & 26 2017 Registration open.
Japanese translation: Haruka Takahashi
For details and registration

Leza will teach a Restorative Yoga TTC in Kanazawa in June and in Azumino in July. For information, please scroll down to the NEWS part.

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

Why Restorative Yoga? Why Now?
Daily life is incredibly stressful, especially in an urban environment. We spend a great deal of energy just trying to survive, often running on adrenaline (the “fight or flight response”) until we burn out. Now more than ever, we need a slower, deeper yoga practice that helps us regain our equilibrium and combat the stresses of modern life. Restorative yoga is one such practice that invites the body’s “relaxation response,” calms the nervous system, and quiets the mind….

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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 8, 2018 9:00am-4pm

SET GOALS FOR THE YEAR AND CHART A NEW COURSE FOR YOUR LIFE!!!
This workshop is about opening up ALL CHANNELS OF FLOW in the universe and manifesting your highest potential to help you serve others.
This workshop will also help you understand and transform your relationship to money and flow, ultimately helping you find your life’s work and realize your natural state of abundance and generosity, having more to give and share.

For details and registration


Workshop Information
Lotus8 Presents:
Yoga for Restful Life, Restful Sleep, a Workshop with Leza Lowitz

lotus8yokonaga_logoSunday May 28, 2017 16:30-18:30
Japanese translation by Hiromi Kitty Thompson

Sleep is one of the most important aspects of health and well-being, yet it remains elusive for so many people! Yoga can help.
Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you wake up in the middle of the night and find yourself unable to go back to bed?
In this workshop, you will learn simple yoga poses, restorative and rolling restorative and meditation techniques to enhance restful sleep and maintain an harmonious lifestyle.

For details and registration, visit Studio + Lotus8


NEWS
myoga_mainichiM Yoga Kanazawa presents:
Restorative Yoga TTC, Abundance Flow WS and Yoga for Restful Sleep WS
A Weekend with Leza Lowitz in Kanazawa!
June 23 - 25 2017

Leza offers her popular Restorative Yoga TTC, Abundance Flow WS and Yoga for Restful Sleep WS in Kanazawa!
Leave your stress behind as you nourish your spirit and body with yoga, meditation and community in a beautiful and quiet setting.

For details: here (Japanese)
Contact: M Yoga (info@kanazawa-yoga.com)


NEWS
pocosta_logoPoco Yoga Azumino Presents:
Restorative Yoga TTC & Yoga for Restful Sleep WS in Azumino!
July 21 - 23, 2017

The first Restorative Yoga TTC with Leza Lowitz in Nagano!
Leza also offers her Yoga for Restful Sleep WS on the second day.
All program is taught in English with Japanese translation.

Leave your stress behind as you nourish your spirit and body with yoga, meditation and community in a beautiful mountain setting in Azumino!

Restorative Yoga TTC: Here (Japanese)
Yoga for Restful Sleep WS: Here (Japanese)


NEWS
Community Support Report

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


NEWS

up-from-the-sea_smallUp 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:


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

jetcoverLeza 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
*****

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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