NEW Monthly Beginner Workshop at Leap

 

The Basics: A workshop  for the “Beginner” in all of us!

 

Whether you’ve been practicing yoga for 6 weeks or 6 years this is a workshop that will  benefit everyone. In this 2 1/2 hour  program we will explore breathing and the role it plays in ensuring that your yoga  practice is yoga and not just calisthenics.  A selective group of basic poses will be explored showing proper alignment,  modification,  and then sequenced into a simple flow that will help you build confidence and  deepen your personal practice while  helping avoid injury.

 

Teacher: Butch Mitchell

Date: November 7th, 12 – 2:30 p.m.

Investment: $39 in advance, $49 day of

In-studio space is limited and early registration is encouraged.

Available: in-studio & virtually as well.

 


Leap Fall Meditation & Gong Series with Rochelle Goehring

 

 

October 24:  Opening Your Heart – creating space for more joy into your life

November 14:  Embracing Change with a Thankful Heart – while gracefully lifting up those around you

December 12:  Tap into the Flow of Prosperity – cultivating abundance and balance

Time: 6.45-7.45pm

Investment: $10 in advance, $15 on the day

Location: In-Studio & Virtual

This meditation and gong series aligns with the fall season and focuses on letting go of things that will no longer serve us and manifesting more joy. All levels of experience, especially beginners are welcome.


Kaiut Workshop September 24-26

Kaiut Workshop at Leap (Virtual and in-person available)

Dates: September 24-26

Times: Friday 6-8pm, Saturday 12-2pm, Sunday 12-2pm

Single Session $45

Full Weekend $115 (All three sessions)

 

MODULE 1 –  NERVOUS SYSTEM

Friday 24th 6pm-8pm with Colette Nalley

In this section of the workshop, we explore the profound neurological impacts of the Kaiut Yoga method.  Due to our modern way of living, we all are in desperate need of rest and relaxation. True relaxation is not a shallow sensation—it creates real and measurable outcomes to our health and to the quality of our lives.  For example, sleep improves, blood pressure lowers, immune system function improves, etc.  In this session, we develop our capacity to be restful even as the body is actively challenged in the poses.   As we learn to be more restful in the poses, we strengthen the neurological connections between the brain and the various joints which are being positively stressed in the practice. Practicing in this way—keeping the mind calm and restful as the joints and body are stimulated—may strengthen the body’s innate ability to heal and ensures that we’re practicing in a way that is safe and sustainable all through our lives.

MODULE 2 – CIRCULATION

Saturday 25th 12noon-2pm with Molly Oser

Our joints rely on the ability to move properly, have adequate muscle support and be well lubricated.  Today we will find freedom of movement in the joints through poses  that take us through a range of motion adding variability and flexibility to your daily motion. We will focus on increasing the blood flow and fluid circulation in and around the joints through compression and opening like a massage for your joints.  Increasing strength and stability in all parts of the body may give you a little more lightness in your gait, some freedom in your neck and an overall feeling of wellness in your body.

MODULE 3 – CORE STRENGTH

Sunday 26th 12noon—2pm with Michéal Mitchell

This section of the Kaiut workshop will focus on improving your core strength.  Many associate only the abdominal muscles as the body’s core, however, the fact is the human core structure is MUCH more than that!  The core is a collection of muscles and joints that stabilize, rotate and move the spine.  We will focus on having your pelvis, lower back, hips & abdomen working in harmony allowing you to move more freely as well as improving overall balance.  Whether you enjoy physical activity like hiking, swimming, cycling or running OR just everyday activities like reaching for a glass on the top shelf, bending down to tie your shoes or getting down on the floor to play with your kids/grandkids ALL of these movements draw on your core strength.  Having a strong core is beneficial to EVERYONE because it allows your body to function properly


 

10 Great Reasons to do a Yoga Teacher Training (Even if you Don’t want to Teach!)

 

I had been practicing for 8 years before I started to toy with the idea of taking a teacher training. My first thought, I was too old! The younger generation was showing up as the popularity of yoga gathered momentum. So, at the ripe ole’ age of 36, I made excuses and tried to talk myself out of it. Truthfully, I was scared. I knew I would have to get out of my comfort zone. But this little voice in my head kept saying “Do it, the time is now!” 

I am so happy I listened to my intuition and stepped into the fire. Words simply cannot express the magnitude of the experience and how it changed my life. Upon completion of my training, I was offered a position at a local gym. It was there that I was able to share the beauty of this practice to others. 17 years later, not a day goes by that I don’t give thanks to this practice, the teachings, and all that it has given to me. And a reminder, we are never too old to try something new!

Even if you choose not to teach the outcome is extremely positive; your confidence will soar, the practice will take root, and the inspiration from the training will fuel any number of transformations in your life. Need more? Here are 10 reasons why a teacher training is right for you: 

  1. Deepen your practice – enhance your understanding of poses from the inside out, learn yoga anatomy, alignment and key actions, modifications, and hands on adjustments.
  2. Focus on you – teacher training is an investment in you, your health, and your growth. 
  3. Get in shape, feel great – nothing like practicing asana everyday to give a boost to your health and wellness. 
  4. Broaden your understanding of yoga beyond physical poses – explore the subtleties of pranayama, meditation, chakras, and energy anatomy.
  5. Explore yoga philosophy – what is the history of yoga? where does it come from? why is it still applicable today? learn the vibrational language of Sanskrit.
  6. Cultivate lasting and meaningful relationships – the bonds that are created during teacher training last a lifetime as you immerse yourself in community and deepen your connection with teachers and fellow students.
  7. Accelerate transformation in your life – there is an individual and collective experience of transformation that takes shape during a training inspiring you to live bigger and brighter!
  8. Learn to teach – whether you ever teach a yoga class post training or not what you gain from the opportunity to teach others ripples out into all areas of your life. 
  9. Receive personal attention – learn how to adapt the practice to meet your needs, develop a personal mediation and home asana practice, and receive individualized feedback on how to teach in a way that is most authentic to you!
  10. You love yoga! why not dive deeper into something that brings you peace and happiness. 😊

Yoga teacher training is a substantial commitment of your energy, time, and finances; and it’s not an easy decision. Please feel free to contact Stacy or I if you would like to discuss the possibilities. 

In Gratitude, 

Gena 

 

 


Creating time for yoga – by Papa Yogi

Wise words as to why we should always have time for Yoga and our personal wellbeing, by Papa Yogi!

 

 

 


Sunday Afternoon Mantra Journey with Gaya’s Earth & Spirit Band

 

Date: Sunday, August 15th

Time: 1:30-3pm

Investment: $20 advance registration// $25 at the door

Join us for an afternoon of relaxation and joyful singing at LEAP Folsom as Gaya Shelton-Ostadi leads us through a soundscape of beautiful mantra. Everyone is welcome. Singing mantras is one of the most direct ways to connect with that inner well that contains bliss, relaxation and awe. This will be an afternoon of hearing simple mantra phrases and singing them back, led by Gaya and backed by her band, the Earth & Spirit Band. You will also learn about the four yogic states of meditation. Elevate your spirit and sink into the states of meditation, rejuvenate our mind and soul.

Come in comfortable clothes and don’t forget your water bottle.

 


Leap Sunday Evening Meditation & Gong Alignment with Rochelle Goehring

Date: September. 12th

Time: 6.45-7.45pm

Investment: $10 in advance, $15 on the day

Location: In-Studio & Virtual

Sunday Night Align & Rejuvenate:

This summer meditation and gong series will tap into the radiant sun energy balancing the mind and body to assist us in reaching our full potential and destiny.  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.


Dance Your Asana Pop-Up with Morgan Fallon

An active, unique, and liberating movement practice workshop created and developed by Morgan Fallon, combining elements of integrated dance rhythms and yoga. This class will awaken your “life force energy” (Prana) and leave you feeling energized. 

Join Morgan for a playful and nurturing atmosphere with GREAT MUSIC, and much fun. 

The practice incorporates fluid movement patters, spirals centered around anatomical planes of axis, safe alignment, breath-work (pranayama), physical yoga postures (asana), primal movements, and Bioenergetics (ecstatic dance/shake medicine). 

Everyone is welcome with support and modifications suitable for all genders, ages, and body types. 

Bring you friends, family, and join us at Leap on Monday June 28th at 7:15pm!

$10 Drop-In


Strength & Conditioning Workshop with Benett & Susana

 

Date: Saturday May 22

Time: 12-2pm

Investment: $25

Things you’ll need: mat, 2 blocks, towel or soft socks (for sliding)

 

 

This workshop is a hybrid class combining elements of animal movement and mobility, cardiovascular training, strength building drills, and a modified asana sequence.  The aim of the class is to develop awareness, strength, and control of the body, breath, and mind – providing additional insight and conditioning for notorious “challenge” postures and transitions native to the Ashtanga Yoga Series.  Modifications and options will be offered to all who participate however it is important to acknowledge that this class will be challenging!

 


 

PRENATAL YOGA WORKSHOP Sunday, June 13th  1-3pm

 

Investment: Prenatal Workshop – $45

A two-hour workshop reviewing how breath and movement impact pregnancy and labor.  We will address the Stages of Labor and how to incorporate movement and breath during Transition and Pushing, practicing as we learn.  There will be an open discussion about what is really needed during labor, expectations of your birth, how your Partner can help, and the importance of Bonding after birth.  There will be Pauses throughout the workshop where we will practice quieting down our mind and connecting to our breath and Baby.

 

Should you need local Medical advice Leap Yoga recommends The practice of Ruth Haskins MD

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