Pregnancy Health Day

 

Date: February 19th, 2023
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
Investment: $30 advance registration / $35 walk-in

With the much anticipated arrival of baby and your body’s rapidly changing needs, do you find yourself wanting a more personalized movement, mindfulness and health practice?
Start your pregnancy journey off right this year and navigate optimal wellness for you and the lifelong health of your baby.

RECEIVE WELL ROUNDED SUPPORT FOR YOUR PREGNANCY HEALTH
… with some professionally guided reproductive health practices that serve you and the future of your family. Future mommas at all gestation stages and partners welcome!

With LEAP’s Pregnancy Health Day, comfortably be guided with …
– A gentle 60-min prenatal yoga class, complete with breathwork that promotes mindfulness to deepen the connection between you and baby
– Speakers Laura Porterfield, Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist with Well Woman Physical Therapy as well Kristianne Solaris, Fertility & Pregnancy Health Specialist with Mind Baby Wellness.
– Local Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Grace with Grace Mental Health
– Unique baby&me and seasonal health vendors and NURTURE Birth Nonprofit Cooperative

Join us at LEAP YOGA for this Pregnancy Health Day and connect with other local mommas in person (finally!). As always, we are looking forward to guiding you into a deeper yoga and wellness practice.

BONUS: Upon participation, receive private access to a soon-to-be mom’s Pregnancy Health community. Biweekly lives on all things pregnancy health including nutrition and mindfulness practices.

Your Teachers :

Sheree Corbett
(She/Her) is a certified 200hr yoga instructor, registered with the Yoga Alliance, and has additional certifications in Prenatal, Postpartum, Kids, and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga. Her formal education includes a Masters Degree in Business Administration, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management. Sheree wholeheartedly believes yoga is for “EVERY BODY”. While teaching gentle asanas, she believes in utilizing props and/or adjusting poses in order to honor how your present body moves.

Kristianne Solaris
Integrative Fertility and Pregnancy Health Specialist, modern medicine woman, and community builder, Kristianne Solaris helps soon-to-be moms fast-track their pregnancy health to be ‘baby ready’ now. In her avant-garde approach to lifelong health and wellness, she universalizes Epigenetics and empowering strategies that support momma and baby’s individualized needs. A pioneer in intuitive health and nutrition for 18 years, Kristianne bridges science and spirituality for a wholesome fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum experience.

Dress comfortably, bring water, and yoga mat (rentals available). Please consult your doctor before beginning a yoga program. No refunds on day of event. Thanks for understanding!

LEAP’s Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teacher, Sheree Corbett https://www.facebook.com/sheree.corbett

Well Woman Physical Therapist, Laura Porterfield https://www.facebook.com/wellwomanphysicaltherapy

Mind Baby Wellness Pregnancy Health Specialist, Kristianne Solaris https://www.facebook.com/mindbabywellness

Grace Mental Health, Julie Bergman Nurse Practitioner ,
https://www.gracementalhealth.org/

Nurture Birth Cooperative, Wendy Bruns https://nurturebirth.org/


Full Moon Planetary Gong Sound Therapy and Meditation with Wayne Marto

 

Date: February 12, 2023
Time: 12:30-2pm
Investment: $30 advance registration / $40 walk-in

Join us on a transformative journey of healing and deep relaxation, as we bathe every cell of the body in therapeutic sound and vibration. This healing and transformative journey through sound will leave you feeling tuned, refreshed and connected with your intuitive personal power.

The Gong acoustically elevates us, creating a deep spontaneous meditative state that restores harmony and vitality to the mind, body and soul.

The 90-minute event includes a brief discussion on the healing attributes of the Gong, a 62-minute Gong Meditation, followed by sweets and community.

The Gong Meditation is best experienced lying down on your back or a similar comfortable position. Wear comfortable clothes and bring whatever you need to be relaxed for the meditation – yoga mat, blanket, pillow, water, eye mask, etc.


Benefits:

Promotes relaxation and stress relief
Restores vibrational balance and mind-body harmony Stimulates immune system and glandular functioning Encourages the movement of life force energy
Clears habitual negative thought patterns
Supports deep spontaneous meditation
Improves concentration, creativity and will-power Advances spiritual exploration and self-discovery.

 

Wayne’s Info: (425) 296-6513, beneficialsound.org
7607 NE 148th Place Kenmore, WA 98028

Wayne is a life-long musician who has studied the gong extensively under Gong Master Mehtab Benton. His authentic style of playing, infused with passion and intention, promotes deep relaxation and transformation. Wayne is the Founder- Director of Beneficial Sound, a 501(c)3 public charity committed to bringing wellness to the mind, body and soul through sound and vibration. He has a degree in Psychology, is a Certified Gong Practitioner and is a member of the American Sound Healers Association.

 


 

February Yoga Challenge

 

January is a time that most of us set intentions for the year and feel motivation to meet those commitments. We want to make sure those intentions continue! We invite you to join us for Leap’s February Yoga Challenge.

 

Here’s how it works:

In the month of February complete 20 classes in 28 days (approximately 5 classes per week). Classes can be practiced in-person or online. This challenge is designed to keep you committed to your practice and to be consistent as the year progresses.

 

After you sign up, your name will be added to the challenge board at Leap and after every class you take you will put a sticker next to your name on that day. We will tally up your classes at the end of the month and if you have practiced in 20 classes or more you will receive a prize.

 

Investment: $20

Prize: 30% off one item in the Leap boutique and 30% off one Leap Workshop (Discounts good through June 1, 2023).

 


 

Sacred Music Programs at Leap

 

Join us for 3 amazing events and a luxurious dive into the powers of movement and sound.

 

January 15 (Sunday): Intro to the Infinity Mantra, 6:45-8:00pm

Mantras are spirit-activating words that we repeat to help focus our minds and to lift us up into emotional wellness. They can be put into practice through silent repetition, chanting aloud on our own or in a group. In this class, Gaya will help you unlock the power and meaning of Om Purnamadah, a chant designed to take you from your ego-defined state of limitations…into the infinite state that is your true reality. No previous experience required!

Investment: $12 advance/$15 at the door

This Workshop is Complimentary to Leap Monthly Members

 

February 24 (Friday): Chant and Meditation Journey, 6-7:15pm

Take new steps on your yogic path with the practices of mantra and meditation. Come and learn how to settle in with a soul-deepening chant practice. As the space deepens, we will let go into reclining relaxation as the sound journey continues around us, easing us into the healing depths of stillness. Newcomers welcome!

Investment: $15

 

April 7 (Friday): Kirtan with Gaya’s Earth & Spirit Band, 7:00-8:30pm

Join the fun on this playful Friday evening with our Musician in Residence, Gaya, and her Earth & Spirit Band. They will be leading simple mantras in a call and response format backed by drums, bass and harmonium. Sing along…coast…drop into a deep space!

Investment: Sliding Scale: $10-$30

 

 


 

Leap Yoga – Beginner’s Series

 

4 Wednesday Evenings 7:30 to 9 pm, January 18 – February 8

Are you brand new to yoga or have you been practicing for a while and want to learn more? This 4-week beginner series is led by a team of amazing Leap teachers and begins with the fundamentals of yoga in a safe and engaging learning environment. Students will learn yogic breathing, proper alignment of yoga postures, and includes an introduction to yoga philosophy. Build knowledge, strength, and flexibility as you begin your yoga journey!

Benefits Include:

  • Learn in a safe and friendly small class environment
  • Safely explore your limits
  • Build a strong knowledge base
  • Build strength and flexibility
  • Release tension in the body

Register by December 31st and save!

 

New to Leap

Investment: $140 Early-Bird / $159 (after December 31st)
Included: 2 Leap Yoga Class Passes per week..to practice what you are learning. Complete the Beginner Series and get 1/2 Off your First Month of the Leap Premier Unlimited Membership

*In your 30/39? Ask for your special discounts!

Unlimited Members

Investment: $99 Early-Bird / $120 (after December 31st

Investment: $140 (Not a Leap monthly unlimited member yet? Registration includes 2 Leap class passes per week to practice what you’re learning each week. Complete all 4 classes during your series and get half price off your first month of a Leap monthly unlimited membership.
Leap monthly unlimited members $99

Regular Pricing (After December 31st)
Investment: $159 Leap monthly unlimited members $120

 

Teachers: Sheri House, Morgan Fallon, Kate Thomas, Tim McCall, & Carissa Drummond

 

Week One: January 18th

Discussion: Why we practice, setting intention, and breathwork

Practice: Classical Sun Salutations

Week Two: January 25th

Discussion: What are the different styles of yoga offered at Leap and the benefits? Using props, proper alignment, and practicing safely.

Practice: Sun Salutations and Hip Openers

Week Three: February 1st

Discussion: Energetic Body (Chakras, Yin, Yang)

Practice: Kneeling, Prone, and Supine Poses

Week Four: February 8th

Discussion: Yoga Philosophy

Practice: Warriors, Standing, and Balance Poses

 


Leap Sound Healing & Meditation with Rochelle Goehring

 

Day: Sundays

Time: 6;45 to 7;45pm

Investment: $10 Advance, $15 on day.

 

January  22: Cancelled

February 26: Tap into your vibration, unlocking  and expanding your prosperity in synchronism with this New Year.  Heal your wounds around money and open up to abundance with grace.

March 19: Surrender to sound healing and experience the removal of obstacles.  Allow the gong vibration to illuminate your path and renew your ability to master life’s challenges.

April 23: Break though stagnation and blossom to the vibration of your soul.  Refreshing your radiance and soul’s purpose.


Somatic-based Yin Yoga Training with James Kapick

 

Discounts for Leap Teachers / Staff:

Please offer LEAP staff / Worktrade 20% discount and teachers 40% discount.

 

Investment: 

$399 (by February 15th)

$449 (February 15th-March 23rd)

 

Dates & Times: 

Friday, March 24: Noon – 8pm (break from 4:15 – 5:45pm)

Saturday, March 25: Noon – 8pm

Sunday, March 26: Noon – 8pm (break from 3:45 – 5:30pm)

Public Yin class from 5:30 – 6:30pm

Join James Kapicka for a deep study of embodied yin yoga through an 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 course includes a 90-page manual and online access to 5 yin yoga classes with James.

The foundational aspects of this training include:
Exploring somatic-based principles in yin yoga
Coming in, supporting and exiting shapes safely
Balance of stability and mobility in the sensual spine
Embodying the organs, diaphragms and connective tissue
Relaxation and the nervous system
Anatomical and energetic sequencing
Assisting and massage
Use of props, modifications and variations
Counter poses and contraindications
Holding space that supports healing
Use of space, silence and stillness

This 3-day 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.

* This training qualifies for 25 hours CE

Investment:
Early registration $399 (by February 15th)
Regular registration $449 (February 16th-March 23rd)


 

Annual LEAP Holiday Sale is now on!

 

How can a regular yoga practice benefit you and the people you love?

 

A recent article from Johns Hopkins Medicine lists the many benefits of a regular yoga practice.

 

Here are just a few:

  • Improve strength, balance, and flexibility
  • Helps relieve back pain
  • Yoga can relieve arthritis symptoms
  • Reduces stress and body-wide inflammation
  • Supports a healthy heart
  • Promotes relaxation and improved sleep
  • Increased energy and brighter moods
  • Helps manage stress
  • Supportive Community (our personal favorite at Leap!)
  • Promotes better self care

We invite you to check our Leap’s holiday sale and give the gift of yoga this holiday season!

 

Holiday Membership Sale

•40% off first month Leap Premium Unlimited Membership

(3 month minimum)

• Leap Premium Unlimited Membership Year in full $999.  Premium membership includes:  unlimited access to in-studio and virtual classes, access to the Leap Virtual Library (practice anytime, anywhere), 10% off boutique items all year long!

Holiday Sale

•20% off all boutique items

(including mats, props, new apparel and accessories)

•25% off LEAP wear

•up to 50% off clearance items

•10% off class passes

 

Visit our boutique and ask at the front desk for further details.

 

Don’t forget our gift Cards

To order online: Click on the image above

 

If you would like to arrange a custom shopping appointment email: info@leapyoga.net or call us 916 608 5327

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

 

Contact us: https://leapyoga.net/contact/

 

 

 

 


Cleanse Week with Stacy Whittingham

 

 

Now is the perfect time to reset after the holidays! This is an opportunity to give some attention to our eating habits, what we take in, and how we let go. Let’s reboot together (there’s a lot of power in this group experience). Sometimes we have the information and lack the motivation. A group experience provides added inspiration and motivation. Let’s step in to this NEW YEAR with more energy and feeling light and grounded at the same time.

 

Education is power (always) and feeding ourselves is no exception. In this workshop you’ll “walk-the-walk” supported by Stacy and other participants as you experience the effects of cleaning up and clearing out.

  • 7- Days of nutrient dense recipe suggestions for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Learn what “clean eating” can feel like in your body.
  • Do I have to let go of all that I love in order to be healthy? No way! Learn about healthy substitutes and what the good, better, and best choices might be.
  • What are super foods and why do I need them?
  • What do I need to know about nutrient dense foods?
  • How do I create a healthier gut microbiome?

What’s the plan? 

Workshop Wednesday, January 11th 6:15-8:00PM

Final Meeting Wednesday, January 18th 6:15-8:00PM

Investment: $95 early registration / $108 after Jan 1st (includes 2 workshops, Q&A, recipes, and sample bag)


New Moon and Solar Eclipse

In the words of author and spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle, “You are here to enable the divine purpose of the Universe to unfold. That is how important you are!”

This past week has presented some unexpected and stressful challenges, for me. I’ve been riding the roller coaster of emotions, feeling it all. I’ve experienced moments of wondering why I do this work that I do. I’ve even questioned the path I am on. And yet, my trust has been restored over and over again this week.

Something really tender happened for me this morning…

I was leading a yoga practice at an addiction recovery center up in the mountains and hills of Northern, CA. There were 12 clients present today, which is quite larger than our normal crew. It started off a little rough, with lots of distractions around us. We moved through a sequence of poses, taking time in each one to feel the shape and explore the breath. Each person in the room was in a very different body and having a very different experience.

At the end of our yoga practice, I invited the group to lie on their backs for a guided meditation practice. As they laid there, supported by the ground beneath them, I observed each person in the room. One woman had her hands on her heart and a tender smile on her face. Another gentleman took up lots of space on his mat with his palms facing towards the sky; he looked open and ready to receive. Another woman seemed to be feeling an emotion; her face told me so. One man was curled up into a fetal position with his hands cradling his head, nurturing himself. Another man was having a very hard time being still, but I watched him soften and gradually relax through the process. And then there was the guy who was playing cards on his mat. 🙂 As I watched these beautiful humans together, I remembered why I do this work and how rewarding it is to watch humans just simply BE right where they are.

Something beautiful happens when we simply do our best, let go of fear and uncertainty, and lean into trust. When I open my heart and trust in LIFE, things naturally unfold in a way that is hard to put into words. I remember why I am here & why I do what I do.

I am so grateful for strangers, students, teachers, family and friends who show up to help me when I am in need, for the way in which Mother Nature so naturally teaches me, and for the organic way the universe manifests the mysteries of life!

In a few days, we will experience a new moon in which the energy of the moon helps us reflect on the past, set new intentions and envision new dreams. The energy of the new moon and solar eclipse is fresh, even inviting, and can remind us of what our soul came here to achieve. October’s moon is a partial solar eclipse, and so it can open us to the deep and mysterious caverns of our hearts that we’ve yet to explore. The spiritual meaning of the October 2022 new moon solar eclipse is to bring heart-centered transformations for all zodiac signs. During this phase of the moon cycle, it is a wonderful time to create or shift our heartfelt intentions and renew our trust in the magic of LIFE.

 

Holly Ashton-Wallin