Ignite the internal flame of balance inside and out. Prana is the vital energy or life force. When vital energy (prana) flows freely and unrestrictedly throughout the body, there is physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing. Leap Yoga’s Vinyasa Flow classes allow for slower movement through intelligently sequenced postures and poses. In this class you will experience a strong integrated flow as you build strength and heat from within. Explore standing postures achieving greater balance on and off the mat. Dive into the basics of backbends and twists as well as core work leaving you feeling strong and centered. We move slower with less heat, but this class will still challenge any yogi! Classes are held for 60 & 75 minutes. The temperature range is between 80-84 degrees.
Leap Yoga’s Power Flow classes will challenge you to develop strength and flexibility. This active flow class is designed to detoxify and electrify your body and mind at the deepest levels. In this class, you may be offered arm balances, inversions, and binds along with challenging apex postures and poses. Teachers offer newer students modification of poses as they work on building a solid and safe foundation for their practice. More experienced students will be offered advanced variations to explore their edge. Classes are held for 60 & 75 minutes. The temperature range is between 84-90 degrees. This class is held in studio.
Yin Yoga is a practice designed to lengthen connective tissue around the knees, pelvis, spine, shoulders, and sacrum. This is a passive practice. Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes accessing deeper layers of fascia. This class is done primarily on the floor with props to support the body during this slow deep meditative practice. This class is not heated and is appropriate for beginners, intermediate, and advanced practitioners.
Kaiut Yoga is all about biomechanical health
Unlike most yoga that stretches muscles in extraordinary ways, Kaiut Yoga works from the joints. As such, it has a dramatic impact in countering the harmful effects of modern living – where most of us sit most of the day – as well as the harmful impact to our bodies of consistent movement patterns such as frequent running or cycling, playing a certain sport for years, or our compensating behaviours for old sports or other injuries.
Kaiut Yoga is about maintaining or returning the body to optimal structure and functionality. It’s about freedom of movement, physical system and energy flow. It’s about keeping us as healthy, mobile and pain free as possible for as long as possible. With more freedom of body comes freedom of mind. It’s about a better quality of life. This class is not heated and is appropriate for beginners, intermediate, and advanced practitioners.
Leap Refine & Align
Join Karen Miscall-Bannon in an exploration of the roots of vinyasa in this vigorous and informative specialty class. Karen has a vast knowledge of anatomy and yoga and is able to guide her students through the subtleties of the postures allowing them to experience how to generate, channel, and contain prana in the body. This class is offered as a specialty class once per month. Visit our workshops tab to register. This class is not heated and is appropriate for anyone who is interested in learning more about yoga asana.
Leap Supported Alignment
Supported Alignment is a method of yoga pioneered by world renowned teachers, Eddie Modestini and Kristin Bosteels. With a strong focus on structural alignment, this practice gives students the tools to take healing into their own hands, and watch as their efforts bring deep change to all layers of their beings– physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Props are often used to explore new ways of accessing familiar poses and to tailor each pose to the unique anatomy of the student.As a student, you will be encouraged to turn your attention inwards during the practice, learning how to bring yourself into a more meditative state even in the face of challenge.
The recommended props for this class are; 2 yoga blocks, 1-2 bolsters, 1-2 yoga straps, 3-5 Mexican style blankets. If a Virtual student is unable to access the resources stated above, variations will be given by the instructor. This class is not heated and is appropriate for beginners, intermediate, and advanced practitioners.
Leap Relax Deeply
Relax Deeply is a method of restorative yoga pioneered by Eddie Modestini and Kristin Bosteels. Using props (blankets, bolsters or pillows, and blocks) to creatively support the body, students are guided towards an experience of profound relaxation and healing. While all poses will be gentle, students will be encouraged to find a balance of effort and non-effort, embodying the famous yoga sutra “sthira sukham asanam,” or effort without tension, relaxation without dullness. This practice is ideal for those who are looking to yoga to support the emotional body, are in the midst of illness or disease, or simply need a way to destress from the challenges of daily life. This class is not heated and is appropriate for beginners, intermediate, and advanced practitioners.