Saturday February 29 2:30-8:30pm
WHO: Are you a yoga teacher who has completed a 200-hour teacher training but feel you still need more knowledge, inspiration, confidence, experience, artistry and skill? Are you looking for ways to tap into your own gifts and find your voice? If so, join us for a deep dive into the yogic and wisdom traditions that will explore the meaning and application of key concepts in both traditions through lectures, self-reflection and inquiry, guided meditations and asana practices that will inspire your practice and change your approach to teaching and sharing yoga.
WHAT: How do you find—or become–a good teacher? What qualities constitute a good teacher? What qualities constitute becoming–and staying–a good teacher? What qualities constitute a good student?
In this special workshop, we will look at the meaning of the teacher, in both ancient wisdom texts written thousands of years ago and in our contemporary experience. We will practice guided meditation, self-reflection, journaling, partner work, and asana. You will understand some of the qualities of a skillful teacher, and how to cultivate them in yourself. You will look at your own strengths and weaknesses, and develop an action plan for continued study and improvement.
WHY: After completing this course, students will better understand the roles of student and teacher, the classical and contemporary qualities of a good teacher, the ethical and practical problems and challenges of the teacher-student relationship, and ways to cultivate the positive qualities of both student and teacher in themselves. These tools for your teacher’s toolbox are important, practical, surprising and valuable. Though they might be ancient, they are even more relevant and powerful today when getting a yoga teaching certificate is all too easy, but gaining the wisdom, experience and skill to be a good teacher requires more.
This course is open to yoga teachers and students alike. Minimum 2 years of yoga practice required.
Instructor: Leza Lowitz, M.A. is the founder and sole proprietor of Sun and Moon Yoga, Tokyo, which she established in 2003. She has been practicing mindfulness and meditation for forty years, and has had a regular daily practice that entire time. She completed a 7-year intensive Tibetan Buddhist Meditation program in 2012, including many long-term silent retreats. She is currently enrolled in a 2-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach through SoundsTrue, mentored by Anne Cushman.
Leza’s passion is to share these ancient practices with a contemporary, heartfelt and authentic approach. She has shared mindfulness, meditation, yoga and self-transformation with thousands of students around the world.
Translator: Hiromi Kitty Thompson
Cost: 25,000 yen Early Bird Special by February 10–20,000 yen
To Register If you are interested in attending this training, send in a request to info(at)sunandmoon.jp with the course name and month in the subject. Include your full NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER and PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS BRIEFLY AND FROM THE HEART.
1. PLEASE DETAIL YOUR YOGA PRACTICE (HOW MANY YEARS, STYLE, WHERE) 2. PLEASE DETAIL YOUR YOGA TEACHING EXPERIENCE (HOW MANY YEARS, STYLE, WHERE, CERTIFICATION: SCHOOL NAME AND DATE OF GRADUATION/CERTIFICATION) 3. WHY DO YOU WISH TO TAKE THIS TRAINING? 4. WHAT IS YOUR INTENTION FOR THIS TRAINING? PLEASE BE SPECIFIC. 5. PLEASE LIST ANY INJURIES OR MEDICAL CONDITIONS WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT. (INCLUDING PREGNANCY)
Payment instructions will be sent upon receipt of your request. Please complete your payment within 2 weeks from the instructions. Advanced payment is required except by prior advance agreement. Early application is strongly suggested.