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 4 Week Class Series & Prenatal Workshop

Investment:

Four-week Prenatal Yoga series – $60

Prenatal Workshop – $45

Both Prenatal Series and Workshop – $99

 

Mondays 10:15-11:15am:

5/10 WEEK 1 Heart and Breath 

What does it feel like to approach your pregnancy with an Open Heart and Mindful Breathing?

In the first week we will examine the emotions of pregnancy and learn how to use our breath to maintain a foundation of calmness and ‘ingathering’ to deepen the bond between you and your growing Baby.

5/17 WEEK 2 Body and Breath 

How do you view your body’s changes as it grows your Baby and how does this affect your pregnancy?

In the second week we will examine all the physical changes your body goes through as your Baby grows and the physical movements you can begin to practice in connection with your breath.

5/24 WEEK 3 Relationship and Breath 

What does your breath look like and feel like in your everyday interactions?

In the third week we will further examine how your everyday breath has impact on your body and your Baby’ emotions and how to activate mindful breathing in movement and stillness.

6/7 WEEK 4 Labor and Breath 

What are your concerns and fears during Labor?

In the fourth week we will discuss common concerns and fears during labor and how to use your breath and movement to benefit and cope with labor.

 

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

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.

 


 

A few words from Butch about the changes at Leap!

 

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Bhakti Bliss, A 95-minute Yoga Retreat with Britany Paradis

Bhakti Bliss a 95-minute Yoga Retreat

May 16th 12-1:35pm

Investment: $25

Join Britany for a journey into a whole body experience of sound, movement, rest and reset. This 95-minute yoga retreat will begin with gentle breathwork and the cultivation of present moment awareness, followed by a dynamic flow designed to warm and strengthen the body in preparation for a sequence of stretching, opening, and supported restorative postures. By this time the body will have begun its neurological reset and will be ready to rest and receive for an extended live music savasana – the ultimate gift.

All levels welcome. No experience necessary. Bring a layer to stay warm, a pillow and/or a blanket as desired.


Kaiut Yoga Immersion Weekend 

 

Dates: June 25th to 27th

Times: Friday 5:30-7:30pm, Saturday 12-2pm, Sunday 12-2pm

Investment: Single Session $45, Full Weekend $115 (All three sessions)

Venue: In-Studio and Virtual

With a combined 1700+ hours of training with founder of the Kaiut Yoga Method, Francisco Kaiut, Leap’s Certified Kaiut Yoga teachers have collaborated to bring you this very special event. Leap’s Kaiut Immersion Weekend includes 3 sessions that will explore the role the three major “girdles” (joints), shoulders, hips and ankles/feet, play in your overall mobility and joint health. Whether from over use, lack of use, injury or just regular use, our joints tend to lose some of their functionality. This can have a major impact on your quality of life. This practice also has a very positive effect on the nervous system. Grounding the nervous system can provide relief from anxiety and depression. When our brain feels safe and at ease throughout the practice this will stimulate the body’s natural healing intelligence.

Upon completing this series you will have a deeper understanding of the benefits this style of yoga can offer YOUR BODY and MIND for many years to come. Kaiut Yoga is appropriate for all ages and body types.

Each session will include:

* Kaiut Practice (Shoulders, Hips, Ankles/Feet)

* Learn proper use of modifications and props for YOUR BODY

* Discussion & Demonstration of Poses

* Q & A with Instructors

Friday 5:30-7:30pm The Shoulder Girdle with Colette Nalley

The shoulders are a highly sensitive section of the body. Connected to the thoracic spine (middle-upper back), it is the part of the spine that ages the fastest. Thus, we often notice rigidity, weakness, and loss of mobility in this area of the body first. In this practice we will uncover and explore restrictions in the shoulder girdle and move in the direction of improved mobility and restore the shoulder’s natural function.

Saturday 12-2pm The Hip Girdle with Molly Oser 

Saturday’s practice will focus on the movement in the hips from the front groin through the full range of the hip musculature. This practice will include movement throughout the entire leg and together we will watch the effects on the low back and the easing of the spine. When coupled with the practices on Friday and Sunday, we will begin to feel and find a harmony; a moving as a whole body with less tension and a feeling of ease.

Sunday 12-2pm Ankle & Feet with Michéal Mitchell

The ankles and feet are the foundation (or building blocks) of almost every movement you make. Whether you want to continue or improve upon other forms of activity that make you smile like hiking, running, power vinyasa, cycling or maybe even something as simple as getting down on the floor to play with your pets, kids or grand-kids… you may discover loss of functionality/motion in your ankles and feet that you didn’t even know you had. This loss of mobility could have a considerable impact on your quality of life now, or in the future. You will gain awareness of the impact this has on every step you take and also how loss of mobility of ankles/feet reverberates throughout the entire body.  You will gain an appreciation of how this practice can challenge and inspire… taking you through poses that utilize the range of motion Mother Nature intended you to have.


Leap Sunday Evening Meditation & Gong Alignment with Rochelle Goehring

Date: Sunday May 23rd, Sunday June 13th

Time: 6-7pm

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

Location: In-Studio & Virtual

Sunday Night Align & Rejuvenate:

Join us to 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.


 

A short and inspiring video recap of our giving project this last Christmas.  We are so happy Leap and its community was able to be a contributor to such a local worthy cause.

It brought tears to my eyes to see people coming together in service, generosity, and love during such a difficult time for all.

I am so glad we could be a part of it this year.

With much love

Stacy


Ashtanga 101 Series: Cultivating a Personal Practice with Benett and Susana

Title:  Ashtanga101: Cultivating a Personal Practice

Dates:  Monday, April 5th – Monday, May 10th (6 week series)

In-person and Zoom livestream Monday mornings, ongoing access to class videos

Time:  7:15-8:45am

Details:

Watch Video: Ashtanga101 – SD 480p

  • Surya Namaskar A&B
  • In-depth look at the Standing Series
  • Exploration of Primary Series postures
  • A mindful approach to Backbends
  • Variations for all types and abilities
  • Theory, history, and chanting

 

Price: Early registration $159 until March 21st, then regular price $189, 50% off for returning students from the first 101 workshop.


 

I can’t believe it…9 years!  This Monday, February 15th, Leap will celebrate it’s 9th anniversary…and what a 9 years it has been! When I reflect back over the years there are so many wonderful and moving memories. If I shared them all this would be a VERY long novel, so in the interest of brevity, I will simply say THANK YOU for your support and for being an important part of this amazing community. The Leap family has endured heartbreak and loss and celebrated life and love while continuing to support one another through it all. Thank you to our teachers, staff, assistants, KYs and to YOU…the students… who make this community what it is! Believe it or not, I still stop by the studio and just sit on the couch to FEEL the positive energy and love all of you have brought to this wonderful place!

With humility, gratitude, admiration and love… I THANK YOU!

Namaste,

Papa Yogi

This year is so very different and even though we aren’t able to celebrate in the usual way we ARE celebrating by offering FREE Classes all-day on Monday, February 15th. Both VIRTUAL and IN-STUDIO options are available so be sure to sign up in advance and join us in the celebration of our very special yoga home.

 

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM • Vinyasa Flow • Gena Foreman

04:30 PM – 05:30 PM • Kaiut Yoga • Michéal Mitchell

06:00 PM – 07:00 PM • Vinyasa Yoga Flow • Amy Zilkie

 

We think it most appropriate that Gena is taking our first class on Monday as she was and is one of our original teachers that taught exactly 9 years ago to the day, when we opened.

 

To sign up: https://leapyoga.net/virtual-live/