Leza Lowitz, M. A., is the founder, owner and director of Sun and Moon Yoga in Tokyo, and an award winning author of over twenty books in many genres. Lowitz has been sharing yoga, mindfulness and meditation for 25 years. She credits her yoga and meditation practice with deepening her creativity, discipline and compassion. Lowitz leads regular meditation and yoga classes, workshops, and teacher trainings at her popular Tokyo studio and on retreat. She has taught mindfulness and yoga at Google Japan, Rakuten, Merrill-Lynch, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Goldman Sachs, Suntory, Ltd., Imagination, Co., Ltd, Beacon Communications KK, Mindshare Ltd., Unilever Japan, Efficiency Capital Advisors KK, Deutschebank, Citibank, Nestle, Temple University Japan, the American Embassy in Japan, the German Embassy in Japan, the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, the Park Hyatt Tokyo, the Ritz Carlton Tokyo, the Peninsula Hotel of Tokyo, and more. She has shared yoga with adults, kids, stiff-as-a-board salarymen, bored housewives, Academy-Award winning actors and directors, Grammy-award winning musicians, real live Knights, soldiers and ninja, newscasters, famous comedians, complete unknowns, and everyone in between. She considers yoga and writing to be life-saving tonics that offer amazing experiences of self-discovery, love, joy, creativity and community. Lowitz's articles about yoga, mindfulness, self-transformation, and cross-cultural living have appeared in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, Yoga Journal Japan, Yogini, Yoga International, Elephant Journal, Shambhala Sun, wanderlust.com, Asana, the Manifest-Station, Origin, Mantra, Glomad, Wingspan (ANA airlines in-flight magazine). She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, the California Arts Council, and awards from PEN, and the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association, the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and others. Lowitz offers yoga, mindfulness and writing retreats and workshops throughout Japan, the U.S., Bali, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. She has been an invited speaker at Bali Spirit Festival, YogaFest Yokohama, True Nature, Organic Life Tokyo, Nagoya Yoga Festival, the Sharjah International Book Festival (UAE), the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, the Hong Kong Literary Festival, and the Japan Writer's Conference.