Teacher Training

300 Hour Teacher Training

Please join Karen Miscall-Bannon & Stacy Whittingham:


Leap Yoga is introducing our new 300-Hour Embodyoga® Advanced Teacher Training. Beginning September 2017, join us for a well-rounded in-depth study of Embodyoga® and its principles, including using full-body support templates: muscles, bones, organs, glands, fluids, and fascia. Embodyoga® is a radical approach to embodiment and yoga that includes three pillars: Embodied Inquiry; Santosha (contentment) and Viveka (Discriminative Mind).


Weekend 1 Sept 1-4 (Labor Day)
Weekend 2 Sept 14-17
Weekend 3 Oct 5-8
Weekend 4 Nov 9-12
Weekend 5 Jan 18-21
Weekend 6 March 1-4
Weekend 7 March 22-25
Weeend 8 April 12-15

Meeting Times Each Weekend:
Thursdays 5-9pm
Fridays 8-8pm
Saturdays 9:30-4:30pm
Sundays 7-1pm


$3550 early-bird pricing available through july 15 2017
$3700 regular pricing
*includes manual no books
Pay per module: $950 per module

$400 deposit due with application to be considered

4 Modules (2 weekends per module)



We explore yoga practice from a holistic perspective: interweaving body, mind, and spirit to bring us to a place of deep awareness and acceptance of self. Learn how this approach to your yoga practice and teaching can enable a deep connection to Self and Divine, and offer your students a safe and complete practice that will sustain them for a lifetime.

This course includes an in-depth and detailed course on the History and Philosophy of Yoga: including Yoga of the Vedas and Upanishads; Vedanta; Pre-classical Yoga (Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita); the yoga sutras of Patanjali; Tantra; and Hatha Yoga.

We will also include special opportunities to explore the yoga of Sound: mantra and bhakti yoga; Trauma-sensitive Yoga; Yin and Restorative Yoga; and Pre-natal Yoga as part of this in-depth study of teaching and practice.


Detailed Course Outline information: 

Module 1: Movement Principles in Embodyoga®: muscles, bones, and fascia: Intro to Yogic Philosophical Study; the Yoga of Eating

Weekend 1: intro and Bones and Muscles Sept 1-4, 2017

Intro to Embodyoga®
Movement principles in Embodyoga®
hands-tail/feet-head/head-tail connections
differentiating pelvic halves from spine; integrating each with its own leg
mobility of pubic disc
pelvic floor map
breath mechanics and ujjayi pranayama
breathing diaphragm stem and psoas major/minor in breathing
cellular and navel flooding breaths; viloma pranayama
directional movements in the spine: flexion/extension/lateral flexion/spirals vs. twists
relationship to gravity: supine, prone, side-lying, inversions
spinal anatomy: nutation and counternutation of sacrum at SI joints
Embryological/pranic spirals of the arms
Skeletal correlates of hands and shoulder girdle
Lungs in support of arms: creating range and stability
Standing poses
Introduction to Philosophy manual: Classical, Tantra, and hatha yoga (read intro & chs. 1-6)
Read the Yoga of Eating

Weekend 2: Bones, Muscles, and Fascia Sept 14-17, 2017

Embryological/pranic spirals of the legs
Skeletal correlates of the feet and pelvis
Prana Vayus
Deep Front Line and fascial meridians
Standing poses continued
Developing a personal practice
8 limbs of ashtanga yoga and hatha yoga
yoga nidra practice
priciples of backbending and therapeutics for the low back
review nutation/counternutation and bandha in back bending
asana clinic
Reclining pranayama practice
Philosphy: read chs 7-8 in manual
Wisdom of the Body Moving reading

Module 2: Organs, Glands, and Subtle Anatomy; Vedas, Upanishads, Gita

Weekend 3: Organs and Glands Oct 5-8, 2017

Developmental movement patterns: fluid patterns and skeletal patterns
Embodying the organs: kidney-bladder axis in forward and back bending
Lungs/Large Intestine in support of the arms and legs
Heart, lungs, and breathing diaphragm/DFL
Back bends using digestive tract support/ resting heart
The Glands as a suspension system in the body
Arm balances using glandular/subtle anatomical supports
Read Chs. 9-10 in philosophy manual –Vedas/Upanishads/Gita-Stacy
Subtle anatomy and the chakra system
Read The Endless Web
WBM reading

Weekend 4:  Yoga of Sound Nov 9-11 (no Sunday)

Pre-natal yoga

Module 3: Systems of Communication in the Body-mind; Trauma sensitive yoga; Restorative and Yin; Classical Yoga and Tantra;

Weekend 5: Nervous System and Fascia as Organizational Communication system Jan 18-21, 2018

Intro to the autonomic nervous system: parasympathetic, sympathetic, enteric
Subtle anatomy: chakras and kosas
Hatha yoga and kundalini
The DFL and SBL in balance
Trauma Sensitive yoga
Fascia as the communication system in the body/mind: held emotions
Fascia, Anatomy, and Movement reading
Read Chs 11-13 in philosophy manual

Weekend 6: March 1-4, 2018

Yoga of Sound: Nervous system;
Restorative and Yin Yoga

Module 4: Sequencing and Assisting; Teaching assessments; Hatha Yoga and Ethics;

Weekend 7: March 22-25, 2018

Teaching evaluations
Chs 14-15 philosophy manual
Final exam

Weekend 8: April 12-15, 2018

Teaching evaluations; final practices

Sunday hike TBD.

Book list:

Included in cost of training:

Training manual
Birthingmama.org membership

To be purchased by student:

Georg Feuerstein Philosophy manual: www.traditionalyogastudies.com/store/books/tys-store-teacher-training-manual/

password: YTTM1008feuerstein

The Endless Web Shultz and Feitis
Fascia, Anatomy, and Movement Joanne Avison
The Yoga of Eating Charles Eisenstein
The Wisdom of the Body Moving Linda Hartley

suggested reading:

Tantra Illuminated-Christopher Wallis
Netterâ™ Anatomy-any edition
Anatomy Trains -Tom Myers
Inside the Yoga Sutras Jagganath Carrera
The Visible Body: www.visiblebody.com


Yin Yoga Weekend Intensive & Teacher Training with James Kapicka

Yin Yoga Weekend Intensive & Teacher Training ~ January 26th – 28th at LEAP Yoga
Join James Kapicka for a deep study of yin yoga ​​​​through the exploration of breath awareness, pose modifications and variations, intelligent sequencing, yin philosophy and the creation and holding of a container for healing yoga ceremony.

The foundational aspects of this training include:
☯ Coming in & out of shapes safely
☯ Anatomical & energetic sequencing
☯ Use of props, modifications & variations
☯ Assisting & massage
☯ Counter poses
☯ Contraindications
☯ Teaching & embodiment of yin philosophy
☯ Theming
☯ Holding space that supports healing
☯ Use of silence & stillness

This weekend intensive has been designed for students of yoga who wish to increase their understanding of the yin practice, and for teachers aspiring to gain knowledge of yin postures and philosophy. We will discuss and examine topics such as chi, Taoism, yin/yang, anatomy, Chinese meridians, chakras and meditation. Practicum will explore how to move through postures to help deepen your practice and adapt it to the personal needs of students. This includes working with modifications and variations, as well as building sequences around the seasons, anatomical features, and Chinese meridians.

Friday, Jan 26th, 3pm – 9pm
Saturday Jan 27th, 8am – 4pm (At a private yoga studio)
Sunday Jan 28th, 8am-4pm (At a private yoga studio)Investment:
$319 (by Jan. 5th)
$369 (after Jan. 5th)

* * Students who complete the 2 homework assignments will receive 25 hours CE