Friday Night Bhakti with Brian

 

A soulful flow to set your weekend right. Renew by rinsing it out with a grounding and invigorating practice. An emphasis on fluidity and bringing more range of motion to your asana along with mantra and chanting to ignite the heart. Candle-lit and a tailored playlist designed to help you turn your attention inward, and connect deeper to your true self.

 

Dates: Friday Evening:  March 1, 8, 22 & 29

Time: 6-7:15pm, In-person only

Investment: FREE to unlimited monthly members // $15 drop-in (Sliding-scale pricing is available. If you cannot afford $15 please pay what you can. We would still love for you to attend).

Brian Murch bio:

Brian Murch started his yoga journey in San Francisco in the early 2000s as a way to help heal from long-term martial arts injuries. He has since traveled the world attending yoga retreats, workshops, and teacher trainings to deepen his understanding and practice of yoga. Part of a close-knit community of teachers, Brian finds deep inspiration from those who give themselves each day in service to bring yoga to the community. Beloved teachers like Janet Stone, Stephanie Snyder, Dharma Mitra, Annie Carpenter, and Darren Main. Brian has a Bhakti yoga practice of devotion and emphasizes the deeply personal aspects of yoga to enrich your individual life and the lives of our community at large.

 

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Leap AcroYoga 101 with Reno Gorman & Sheri House

 

Date: Saturday May 11th, 1:00-3:30pm
Investment: $45 early registration, $50 day of

Learn the FUNdamentals of AcroYoga with Reno and Sheri! All levels welcome, no experience or partner necessary.

Specifics:

AcroYoga is a blend of partner yoga and acrobatics. It’s an incredibly fun movement practice that takes your yoga to new heights. You’ll learn fundamental techniques and poses in this workshop so you can safely and effectively base and/or fly. You’ll develop strength, flexibility, and balance through this practice, and have a lot of fun while doing it. The gravity defying moves may look intimidating or impossible, but are a lot more doable than you might think.
No experience necessary – any yoga, dance, or gymnastic experience is helpful though.

No need to come with a partner – we work in groups of 3 or 4, so that there is always at least one safety spotter. And, this gives you a chance to rotate out to try another role or to take a break as needed.
No need to bring a mat, Reno will bring padded mats that work better for AcroYoga than yoga mats.

Reno has been teaching AcroYoga for over a decade, and teaches across the country at conventions and festivals. He is a certified AcroLove instructor and also a ERYT-200 yoga instructor with over 20 years experience practicing yoga. He is co-founder of The Handstand Nation and performs with Aries Moon Circus. He teaches a weekly AcroYoga class on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm. See his website for details www.RenoGorman.com

Contact Reno if you have any questions regarding the workshop: Reno.Gorman@gmail.com
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THE BENEFITS:

– Learn alignment and technique for basing/flying
– Learn how to spot for safety
– Practice solo and partner drills to develop strength, flexibility, and balance
– All Levels – no experience necessary
– No partner necessary – there will be plenty of people to group up with
– Incredibly fun and more doable than you might think!

 

 

 


Friday Night Bhakti with Brian

A soulful flow to set your weekend right. Renew by rinsing it out with a grounding and invigorating practice. An emphasis on fluidity and bringing more range of motion to your asana along with mantra and chanting to ignite the heart. Candle-lit and a tailored playlist designed to help you turn your attention inward, and connect deeper to your true self.

 

Dates: Friday Evening:  April 5, April 19 & April 26

Time: 6-7:15pm, In-person only

Investment: FREE to unlimited monthly members // $20 drop-in (Sliding-scale pricing is available. If you cannot afford $20 please pay what you can. We would still love for you to attend).

Brian Murch bio:

Brian Murch started his yoga journey in San Francisco in the early 2000s as a way to help heal from long-term martial arts injuries. He has since traveled the world attending yoga retreats, workshops, and teacher trainings to deepen his understanding and practice of yoga. Part of a close-knit community of teachers, Brian finds deep inspiration from those who give themselves each day in service to bring yoga to the community. Beloved teachers like Janet Stone, Stephanie Snyder, Dharma Mitra, Annie Carpenter, and Darren Main. Brian has a Bhakti yoga practice of devotion and emphasizes the deeply personal aspects of yoga to enrich your individual life and the lives of our community at large.


 

Leap Spring Equinox Celebration – Restorative Yin Sound Bath with Melissa and Kate

 

Date: Sunday:

3/17/24 – Spring Equinox Celebration

4/21/24 – Full Moon in Scorpio

5/05/24 – New Moon in Taurus

6/09/24 – New Moon in Gemini

Time: 6;45 – 8;15

Investment: $30/$35 day of walk-ins

Teachers: Melissa Maddern & Kate Thomas

 

OFFERING:

 

The spring equinox is a time for unfolding from the stillness and nourishment we embraced during the cold and dark winter months. We find ourselves restored, refreshed and ready for new beginnings and possibilities. With heightened clarity and feelings of renewal we welcome planting seeds of self-growth through new ideas, intentions, and practices which support our purpose and path. As the days become brighter and longer we recognize how capable we are of cultivating and supporting the life which nourishes us. We gather, in celebration, with our community to amplify the growth energy of this season, understanding that together we are stronger, and that we are one.

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

Vibration is in all of us. It is the essence of our existence. The sound of the universe is the sound of our prana, the sound expressed in ohm. -Yuval Samburski

Give yourself the gift of your own self-healing with this workshop of restorative yin yoga poses and healing vibrational sound. This program will consist of a nourishing and restful restorative yin practice led by Kate, cultivated to bring you into the Relaxation Response, a physical state of deep relaxation in which your body releases chemicals that slow down your breathing and heart rate. Once you’ve dropped into your stillness, Melissa will create a deeply-immersive, full-body listening experience which intentionally uses sound to induce a state of relaxation and release.

 

BENEFITS OF RESTORATIVE YIN YOGA & SOUND HEALING:

 

  • Relaxes mind and body
  • Soothes the nervous system
  • Enhances your mood
  • Reduces chronic pain
  • Improves sleep, well-being, & focus
  • Increases energy & immune system function

 


 

Chakra Journeys with Gaya Shelton-Ostadi

 

PROGRAM DATES/TIMES:

 

March 3 Drawing Up Earth (the lower Chakras)

March 24 Drawing Down Sky (the Upper Chakras)

April 7 Conjunction of Love (the Meeting Place Chakra)

You can attend all or individual sessions

 

Time: 2-3pm

 

INVESTMENT:

All 3 Session: $45

Individual Sessions: $20

 

Attune to the energetic vortices that are the portals of your being as it journeys from light into matter. In this three part offering, Gaya will lead you through regions of The Chakras helping you to attune, understand and experience each energy center. The three part journey will cover each chakra including:

—Decoding visual depictions

—Influences and qualities

—Guided Meditation aimed at direct experience

 


Leap 12 years of Community

 

We simply couldn’t let another moment go by without thanking all our lovely students, staff, helpers and friends for making our anniversary celebration so special and fun.  We are truly blessed!

Thank you 🙏❤️

     


 

Leap Art of Assisting Workshop

 

PROGRAM DATES/TIMES:

Session 1: Saturday March 2nd 2024 1-4PM

Session 2: Sunday March 3rd 2024 1-3:45PM

Session 3: Saturday March 9th 2024 1-4PM

Session 4: Sunday March 10th 2024 1-3:45PM

 

INVESTMENT:

Register before February 24th – $200 // After February 24th – $225

 

ASSIST WITH SKILL, SAFETY & CONFIDENCE

Have you thought about deepening your knowledge of yoga poses or finding answers to some questions about your personal yoga practice? How is your spine aligned? Are your feet and knees aligned in poses? Are your shoulders protected through proper alignment? Are your muscles engaged?

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basic principles of how anatomy and alignment work together in each pose, and you will get a chance to be the giver and receiver of gentle pose alignment. You will have the opportunity to learn corrective, supportive, deepening, and directional assists for a wide range of poses. You will learn foundational skills that will advance your personal practice and develop the art of “reading” bodies and assisting students with confidence.

 

You will learn about:

• Basic elements of skeletal anatomy

• How to evaluate a pose and assist

• The lines of energy in the body and how to access them in any pose

• How to effectively & safely assist and support students

• What makes a pleasant assist experience

 

WORKSHOP INCLUDES:

13 hours of hands on workshop in a small group setting. Leap Art of Assisting manual. Leap certificate for the hands-on assisting workshop upon attendance of all sessions, competition of peer assists, and passing the assisting test. Upon workshop completion, graduation and four shadow assists, the student may be able to assist during Leap Flow Yoga classes. Leap Assistants may receive a discounted Monthly UNLIMITED Membership in exchange for a weekly regular hands on assistance in class.

“The guidance of a good assistant can be profound and students often express great appreciation for the steady presence of an assistant in yoga practices week after week. It is a deeply rewarding role, a form of seva (sacred service).”


Leap Anniversary Class

 

Celebrate with us and join us for the Leap Anniversary Class

Vinyasa Flow n’ Glow with Butch followed by Yin & Sound Bath with Stacy & Gaya.

A 45 minute Vinyasa flow with black light … so enjoy the glow …followed by a 30 min Yin and Sound Bath.

5:00pm – 6:15pm on February 10th.

Celebrate our 12th anniversary. The class is FREE.

 


Somatic-based Yin Yoga Training

 

Dates & Times:

– Friday, May 17: Noon – 8pm (break from 4:15 – 5:45pm)

– Saturday, May 18: Noon – 8pm (break from 3:30 – 4:30pm)

– Sunday, May 19: Noon – 8pm (break from 3:45 – 5:15pm)

* Public Yin class from 5:15 – 6:15pm

 

Investment:

$399 (by April 26th)

$449 (after April 26th)

 

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 75-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 a supportive container

– 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

 

 


 

Yoga 101 – A Beginners and Beyond Workshop with Tim & Sheri

 

Date: Saturday April 6th, 2024

Time: 1 pm – 3 pm

Investment: $35 / $40 for day-of walk-ins

 

The beginning of a yoga journey is a special time. If you are new to yoga, or an experienced student who wants to revisit the basics and explore ways to deepen your practice, Yoga 101 – A Beginners Yoga Workshop is for you!

 

Learn the fundamentals of common yoga poses and gain a greater understanding of modifying poses and your practice to meet your personal needs. In addition to covering yoga poses, the 3-hour workshop includes an opportunity to learn about breathwork, a brief explanation of yoga philosophy and styles of yoga, and a gentle flow to practice newly learned yoga skills.

 

THE BENEFITS OF A CONSISTENT YOGA PRACTICE

A few of the physical benefits you are likely to experience from establishing a consistent yoga practice:

•Improved muscular-skeletal condition

•Improved balance

•Improved breathing capacity

•Improved flexibility

•Stronger and more toned muscles

•Better posture

•A healthier spine

•A reduction in back pain

 

A few of the mental benefits you are likely to experience from developing a mindful yoga practice:

•Improve mental clarity and calmness

•Assists with relaxing the mind and improves sleep habits

•Improved attention and concentration