Leap Live OUTSIDE Sunday Evening Meditation & Gong Alignment with Rochelle Goehring

Date: Sunday September 27th

TIME: 6-7pm

Investment: $10 (sliding scale pricing available upon request)

Sunday Night Align & Rejuvenate:

Join us during the powerful evening vela to align and rejuvenate through a series of powerful seed mantras, breath meditations and symphonic gong healing.  Each class is aligned with Aquarian Numerology for solid navigation toward your destiny, during this time and space.  This series is designed for all levels of experience, especially beginners and first time participants.


You Can be BOTH

 

Here in California we’ve been facing some of the worst wildfires in the history of our state. There are MULTIPLE devastating fires burning all at once (send prayers to all those affected).

All of this came on the tail-end of a weeklong heatwave of temperatures between 100-111 degrees. And let us not forget that is all while we’re in the midst of a global pandemic!

Being outdoors had been a saving grace in the midst of spending nearly 100% of our time at home for the past 5 months. But between the heat and smoke, outdoors has been one of the last places you want to be.

Earlier this week, we splurged on our favorite sandwiches for takeout lunch (if you’re in Sac, GO to Juno’s!). When I went to pick them up I was greeted by the lovely Amy, who is always running the front of the house.

Amy is a salt-of-the-earth person. Her kindness is consistent. As I walked in, I could feel her smile even though I haven’t actually seen it in over 5 months. It’s always hidden by a colorful (and probably hand sewn) mask that she’s wearing.

I asked her how she’s been hanging in there and watched the corners of her eyes tire as she let out a deep sigh before answering. She explained that everyday she makes it a point to count her blessings & recognize what’s good. On the other hand, though, she feels tired and sad. And that it seems kind of weird to be grateful AND sad.

“It’s okay to be both!”, I exclaimed, not fully grasping the important lesson for myself in that statement.

It can be so easy to believe that if we’re grateful, we shouldn’t be sad. Or that when we’re feeling sad, we can’t still be grateful too.

We try to stuff ourselves into these “emotion boxes” and totally forget that we are multi-faceted beings. It’s easy to want to label certain emotions good and other ones bad. We question how we could be feeling two things that we thought were so different.

Yoga teaches about the union of perceived opposites, though. It affirms that the other end of the spectrum is still a part of the same spectrum.

We’re living in strange times, my friends. Now, more than ever, kindness is needed and that work starts within.

Be kind to yourself and the various feelings that you feel, sometimes ALL at the same time.

You can be grateful and sad. You can be BOTH.

 

Tristina Kennedy

www.rtwyoga.com

 


Leap Live Outside

 

Leap Live Outside classes now have fixed permanent shading to allow comfortable yoga, even on our current string of hot days, Our schedule will allow us to achieve some sense of normalcy with regards to providing this opportunity to share our practice with you, with Vinyasa, Yin and Kaiut on the Leap Live Outside schedule.

 

The Leap Yoga Outdoors location is at the Folsom Sports Complex at 66 Clarksville Road in Folsom.  A wonderful way for our community to practice in person locally.

Please stay safe, practice and we look forward to seeing you.

Location: Folsom Spots Complex, 66 Clarksville Road, Folsom Ca 95630

The Leap outdoor studio is to the right of the sports complex building.

Don’t forget your mat and water bottle!

Register now as spaces are limited.

 

Monday, September 014, 

  • 6.00pm Labor Day OUTDOOR Vinyasa  –  Timothy & Amy

Wednesday, September 16, 

  • 6.30am OUTDOOR Vinyasa – Birthday Boy Butch
  • 7.00pm OUTDOOR Vinyasa – Michēal

Thursday, September 17,

  • 6.00pm OUTSIDE Vinyasa – Benett
  • 7.15pm OUTSIDE Yin – Molly

Sunday, September 20,  

  • 8:30am OUTSIDE Vinyasa Flow – Michael

 

 

Leap Library of prerecorded classes with your favorite Leap teachers.  Leap Unlimited Monthly Members receive access to all prerecorded classes included with membership.

To Access Leap Library click on this link.

Members should join our Facebook: LEAP Yoga Members Group, at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/550946295551773/

Wishing all of you health, peace with much love and gratitude.

 


Enjoy this week at Leap,

 

Back to full schedule of Leap Live OUTSIDE as well as a full schedule of Leap VIRTUAL Live classes throughout the week.  We also have over 300 classes and pose instruction videos in our VIRTUAL Library. 

Leap Live Outside classes now have fixed permanent shading to allow comfortable yoga, even on our current string of hot days, Our typical schedule allows us to achieve a sense of normalcy providing Vinyasa, Yin and Kaiut.  

The Leap Yoga Outdoors location is at the Folsom Sports Complex at 66 Clarksville Road in Folsom.  A wonderful way for our community to practice in person locally.

In the meantime please stay safe, practice and we look forward to seeing you.

 

Are you a Leap Unlimited Monthly Member?

If so you can access all live streamed classes (excluding specialty classes listed under workshops) using your membership. Just sign up anytime at least one hour in advance through Leapyoga.net

Not a Leap monthly member and want to practice with us?

Leap Live drop-in classes are available for $12. Simply log in to your Leap account and register for the class you’d like to attend.

Don’t have a Leap account set up yet?

Visit us at leapyoga.net and create your account, then click on the classes tab to purchase a single class.

After the class you will receive another link enabling viewing for a further 48 hours.

 

This week’s Leap Schedule:

 

Monday, September 14, 

  • 9.00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa – Gena
  • 4.15pm VIRTUAL Kaiut – Stacy
  • 6.00pm OUTDOOR Vinyasa – Amy

Tuesday, September 15, 

  • 9.00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa – Cici
  • 10:15am VIRTUAL Kaiut – Colette
  • 4.30pm VIRTUAL Yin – Blake
  • 6:15pm VIRTUAL Vinyasa – Blake

Wednesday, September 16, 

  • 6.30am OUTDOOR Vinyasa – BIRTHDAY BOY Papa Yogi!
  • 5.30pm VIRTUAL Vinyasa – Timothy 
  • 6.00pm OUTDOOR Kaiut – Michēal 

Thursday, September 17,

  • 9.00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa – Karen
  • 10.15am VIRTUAL Kaiut – Cindi
  • 6.15pm OUTSIDE Vinyasa – Benett
  • 7.20pm OUTSIDE Yin – Molly

Friday, September 18, 

  • 9.00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa – Tristina
  • 10.15am VIRTUAL Kaiut – Butch

Saturday, September 19, 

  • 9:00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa Flow – Stacy
  • 10.15am VIRTUAL Kaiut Yoga – Molly

Sunday, September 13,  

  • 8:30am OUTSIDE Vinyasa Flow – Michael
  • 9:00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa Flow – Butch
  • 10.15am VIRTUAL Kaiut Yoga – Michēal
  • 6.3opm Yoga Nidra VIRTUAL WORKSHOP – Gena

 

Follow this link for Workshop details and pricing.

 

 

Leap Library of prerecorded classes with your favorite Leap teachers.  Leap Unlimited Monthly Members receive access to all prerecorded classes included with membership.

To Access Leap Library click on this link.

Members should join our Facebook: LEAP Yoga Members Group, at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/550946295551773/

Wishing all of you health, peace with much love and gratitude.

 

 


Enjoy Leap VIRTUAL this week.

 

Back to full schedule of Leap Live OUTSIDE as well as a full schedule of Leap VIRTUAL Live classes throughout the week.  We also have over 300 classes and pose instruction videos in our VIRTUAL Library. 

Leap Live Outside classes now have fixed permanent shading to allow comfortable yoga, even on our current string of hot days, Our typical schedule allows us to achieve a sense of normalcy providing Vinyasa, Yin and Kaiut.  

The Leap Yoga Outdoors location is at the Folsom Sports Complex at 66 Clarksville Road in Folsom.  A wonderful way for our community to practice in person locally.

In the meantime please stay safe, practice and we look forward to seeing you.

 

Are you a Leap Unlimited Monthly Member?

If so you can access all live streamed classes (excluding specialty classes listed under workshops) using your membership. Just sign up anytime at least one hour in advance through Leapyoga.net

Not a Leap monthly member and want to practice with us?

Leap Live drop-in classes are available for $12. Simply log in to your Leap account and register for the class you’d like to attend.

Don’t have a Leap account set up yet?

Visit us at leapyoga.net and create your account, then click on the classes tab to purchase a single class.

After the class you will receive another link enabling viewing for a further 48 hours.

 

This week’s Leap Schedule:

 

 

 

Monday, August 31, 

  • 9:00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa  –  Gena
  • 4.15pm VIRTUAL Kaiut – Stacy
  • 7.00pm OUTDOOR Vinyasa – Amy

Tuesday, September 01, 

  • 9.00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa – Cici
  • 10:15am VIRTUAL Kaiut – Colette
  • 4.30pm VIRTUAL Yin – Blake
  • 6:15pm VIRTUAL Vinyasa – Blake

Wednesday, September 02, 

  • 6.30am OUTDOOR Vinyasa – Butch 
  • 5.30pm VIRTUAL Kaiut – Timothy 
  • 7.00pm OUTDOOR Vinyasa – Michēal 

Thursday, September 03,

  • 9.00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa – Karen
  • 10.15am VIRTUAL Kaiut – Cindi
  • 6.15pm OUTSIDE Vinyasa – Benett
  • 7.20pm OUTSIDE Yin – Molly

Friday, September 04, 

  • 9.00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa – TBD
  • 10.15am VIRTUAL Kaiut – Butch

Saturday, September 05, 

  • 9:00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa Flow – Stacy
  • 10.15am VIRTUAL Kaiut Yoga – Molly

Sunday, September 06,  

  • 8:30am OUTSIDE Vinyasa Flow – Stacy
  • 9:00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa Flow – Butch
  • 10.15am VIRTUAL Kaiut Yoga – Michēal

 

 

 

Leap Library of prerecorded classes with your favorite Leap teachers.  Leap Unlimited Monthly Members receive access to all prerecorded classes included with membership.

To Access Leap Library click on this link.

Members should join our Facebook: LEAP Yoga Members Group, at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/550946295551773/

Wishing all of you health, peace with much love and gratitude.

 

 


On Santosha in Yoga Practice

 

Santosha in Sanskrit means a few different things, but one of them is the idea of acceptance or contentment with what is. It’s not indifference. It is a state realized when we deeply enquire into the nature of what is happening, recognizing that there is suffering, it is real. Yet, we can also know that down deep, no matter what, through whatever trials, we’re also going to be ok. This is the state of Santosha. A sense of abiding in bliss. 

By the way, bliss has nothing to do with feeling good! Ananda is about being able to abide in the state of being where the fluctuations of life don’t knock you down so easily. Where we know we are strong and capable of doing the hard work. 

And we build resilience through practice! 

Santosha is the second of the Niyama, or inner practices, in Patanjali’s Classical Yoga Sutras. All systems of Yoga include these “limbs” or elements and sequences of learning to practice. They can differ in what order they emphasize, but essentially what all Yoga systems agree on is that there is a systematic way of finding freedom, and there is a progression that we can follow.

Patanjali’s Yoga philosophy begins with the ideas of Yama and Niyama- moral behavior and observances, and Santosha is the second inner observance. These are principles that we learn to embody through our physical practices.

Many if not most of us come to yoga these days via the Asana path –which is perfect, as we learn the principles of Yoga first in our bodies. Yoga is at its core an experiential science, and in our asana practice, we use the experience of the body to affect the mind and vice versa. 

We learn to control our breath and to differentiate between pain and discomfort. We learn to contain Prana, or life-force energy, within the physical structure of the body, — we can feel this! 

Try this: Take a simple pose you “dislike” –or one you find takes all your concentration and you find hard, or where you want to check out… and see if you can bring yourself into a version of it (maybe you need supports) that allows you to stay and breathe steadily for a while. Like at least a minute (maybe don’t choose handstand!)

We use the body and the breath to teach the mind to be still. Discomfort we can breathe through, pain we cannot! Once we teach ourselves that we are capable of sitting with discomfort, we can start to accept exactly where we are in any given moment, whether it’s in an asana or not. 

As you see from the asana example, acceptance of what is (I’m doing the pose for 2 min) doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t act (I figure out a version of the pose that I can hold and breathe and maybe move more deeply into it). Even inaction is action.

Patanjali also states that future suffering can be avoided, (heyam duhkham anagatam); thus, you can choose an option that doesn’t cause you pain or suffering, but might just be uncomfortable. And Breathe. And remember –the pose ends eventually!

Santosha could be described as taking the path that causes the least amount of suffering, while acknowledging that it might entail some discomfort. Ananda or abiding in bliss — is the reality —we just have to remind ourselves of it –over and over –and this is practice.

Thank you for listening!! Hari Aum!

 

Karen

www.kmbyoga.com


Ashtanga 101 Series: Cultivating a Personal Practice with Benett and Susana

Title:  Ashtanga 101: Cultivating a Personal Practice

Dates:  October 6th – November 10th (6 week series)

Time:  Tuesdays 7:15-8:45am for the 6 week series, with ongoing access to class videos.

Investment:  Early registration, prior to Sept 30: $159.  After Sept 30: $189.

 

Watch Video: Ashtanga101 – SD 480p

 

Description: Dive in with Benett and Susana for this six-week exploration of the ashtanga yoga posture series created by K. Pattabhi Jois during the 20th century. Ashtanga is based in a series of postures through which practitioners progress and develop body awareness, intuition, and ownership of their yoga. 

This experience will include the following:

•Surya Namaskar A&B

•In-depth look at the Standing Series

•Exploration of Primary Series postures

•A mindful approach to Backbends

•Variations for all types and abilities

•Theory, history, and chanting


ROCK THE VOTE!!

National Voter Registration Day is 9/22/20

It’s never too early to exercise your Constitutional right to register.  

Voters need to register or update their registration if 

  • they have moved since the last election
  • turned 18 
  • became a citizen
  • changed their name. 

The changes to voting procedures in response to COVID-19 make it crucial that voters register or update their registrations well in advance of Election Day. Only voters that are registered in advance may be able to take advantage of options such as mail-in voting or early in person voting.

California Voter Registration Deadlines:

California counties which have adopted the California Voter’s Choice Act use a vote-by-mail system for all elections, meaning that every registered voter is sent a ballot in the mail 29 days (10/5/20) before Election Day. As of 2020, these counties include:

El Dorado

Sacramento

In 2016, over 65 million citizens were unable to vote because they were not  registered. In a 2020 one study found more than one in four eligible voters (27%) reported not being registered because they didn’t know how, they kept forgetting, they didn’t have time, were too busy, or they recently moved. Among unregistered voters ages 18-24, this number was even higher: 42%.1.  If you, your friends or family members fall in this age group please pass the below information on to them.  

With recent Post Office challenges, please register early so you don’t miss the mailing date for your ballot this year.  Check your voter registration status at https://registertovote.ca.gov/

Our country and democracy are stronger when we all vote.


Leap Live Outside

 

We are back to a  full Leap Live Outside schedule this week!

 

Leap Live Outside classes now have fixed permanent shading to allow comfortable yoga, even on our current string of hot days, Our schedule will allow us to achieve some sense of normalcy with regards to providing this opportunity to share our practice with you, with Vinyasa, Yin and Kaiut on the Leap Live Outside schedule.

 

We have also moved some Workshops to OUTSIDE as well, and are anticipating growing our offering throughout the summer.

The Leap Yoga Outdoors location is at the Folsom Sports Complex at 66 Clarksville Road in Folsom.  A wonderful way for our community to practice in person locally.

In the meantime please stay safe, practice and we look forward to seeing you.

Location: Folsom Spots Complex, 66 Clarksville Road, Folsom Ca 95630

The Leap outdoor studio is to the right of the sports complex building.

Don’t forget your mat and water bottle!

Register now as spaces are limited.

 

Monday, August 31, 

  • 7.00pm OUTDOOR Vinyasa – Amy

Wednesday, September 02, 

  • 6.30am OUTDOOR Vinyasa – Butch
  • 7.00pm OUTDOOR Vinyasa – Michēal

Thursday, September 03,

  • 6.15pm OUTSIDE Vinyasa – Benett
  • 7.20pm OUTSIDE Yin – Molly

Sunday, September 06,  

  • 8:30am OUTSIDE Vinyasa Flow – Stacy

 

 

Leap Library of prerecorded classes with your favorite Leap teachers.  Leap Unlimited Monthly Members receive access to all prerecorded classes included with membership.

To Access Leap Library click on this link.

Members should join our Facebook: LEAP Yoga Members Group, at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/550946295551773/

Wishing all of you health, peace with much love and gratitude.

 


Enjoy Leap VIRTUAL this week.

 

We usually have a full array of Leap Live OUTSIDE classes.  Unfortunately these have been suspended early this week but resume Sunday due to poor air quality.  We have therefore increased our Leap VIRTUAL Live classes throughout the week, as well as offering over 300 classes and pose instruction videos in our VIRTUAL Library.  We will recommence OUTSIDE classes on Sunday and return to a full schedule next week.

Leap Live Outside classes are expanding. rapidly and we now have fixed permanent shading to allow comfortable yoga, even on our current string of hot days, Our typical schedule allows us to achieve a sense of normalcy providing Vinyasa, Yin and Kaiut.  

The Leap Yoga Outdoors location is at the Folsom Sports Complex at 66 Clarksville Road in Folsom.  A wonderful way for our community to practice in person locally.

In the meantime please stay safe, practice and we look forward to seeing you.

 

Are you a Leap Unlimited Monthly Member?

If so you can access all live streamed classes (excluding specialty classes listed under workshops) using your membership. Just sign up anytime at least one hour in advance through Leapyoga.net

Not a Leap monthly member and want to practice with us?

Leap Live drop-in classes are available for $12. Simply log in to your Leap account and register for the class you’d like to attend.

Don’t have a Leap account set up yet?

Visit us at leapyoga.net and create your account, then click on the classes tab to purchase a single class.

After the class you will receive another link enabling viewing for a further 48 hours.

 

This week’s Leap Schedule:

 

 

 

Monday, August 24, 

  • 9:00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa  –  Sheri
  • 4.15pm VIRTUAL Kaiut – Stacy
  • 7.00pm VIRTUAL Vinyasa – Amy

Tuesday, August 25, 

  • 9.00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa – Cici
  • 10:15am VIRTUAL Kaiut – Colette
  • 4.30pm VIRTUAL Yin – Blake
  • 6:15pm VIRTUAL Vinyasa – Blake

Wednesday, August 26, 

  • 6.30am VIRTUAL Vinyasa – Butch 
  • 4.15pm VIRTUAL Kaiut – Michēal 
  • 5.30pm VIRTUAL Vinyasa – Timothy

Thursday, August 27,

  • 9.00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa – Karen
  • 10.15am VIRTUAL Kaiut – Cindi
  • 4.15pm VIRTUAL Vinyasa – Benett
  • 5.30pm VIRTUAL Yin – Benett

Friday, August 28

  • 9.00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa – Kenzi
  • 10.15am VIRTUAL Kaiut – Butch

Saturday, August 29, 

  • 9:00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa Flow – Stacy
  • 10.15am VIRTUAL Kaiut Yoga – Colette

Sunday, August 30,  

  • 8:30am OUTSIDE Vinyasa Flow – Stacy
  • 9:00am VIRTUAL Vinyasa Flow – Butch
  • 10.15am VIRTUAL Kaiut Yoga – Michēal

 

 

 

Leap Library of prerecorded classes with your favorite Leap teachers.  Leap Unlimited Monthly Members receive access to all prerecorded classes included with membership.

To Access Leap Library click on this link.

Members should join our Facebook: LEAP Yoga Members Group, at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/550946295551773/

Wishing all of you health, peace with much love and gratitude.