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/

 

 

 

 


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

 

 

 

 



 

Dear Leapers!

A message from Gaya:

It’s so deeply satisfying to be bringing the dimension of sacred music to Leap Yoga classes and workshops! I just released my new single, Durgayei, and I am looking forward to singing it with you at Mantra Night on August 26. My band, Gaya’s Earth & Spirit Band will be there to make the evening magical! Come sing, bask, align with the universe as beautiful mantras fill the space.

 

To Book: In-Studio Mantra Evening with Gaya’s Earth & Spirit Band

To listen to Gaya’s new Single; Durgayei

 

 

 

 


 

Transformative Yoga Teacher Training 2022-2023 with Stacy Whittingham & Gena Foreman

 

REVISED Dates:  Registration now open for Transformative Yoga Teacher Training 2022-2023. Program begins November 11th, 2022.

 

PROGRAM DATES/ TIMES:

VIRTUAL Instruction 10 Wednesday evenings 6-8pm IN-STUDIO Instruction 8 Weekends and 1 additional Sunday

In-Studio Weekend Schedule:

Fridays 5-9pm / Saturdays 8-6pm / Sundays 9-4pm

VIRTUAL Instruction 10 Wednesday evenings 6-8pm IN-STUDIO Instruction 8 Weekends

Weekend 1: November 11-13

Weekend 2: November 18-20

Weekend 3: January 6-8

Weekend 4: January 13-15

Weekend 5: January 27-29

Weekend 6:Feb 3-5

Weekend 7: March 3-5

Weekend 8: March 10-12 

In-Studio Weekend Schedule Meeting Times: Fridays 5-9pm / Saturdays 8-6pm / Sundays 9-4pm This program is an in-depth study of foundational yoga. Areas of focus include yoga asana, philosophy, anatomy, prenatal yoga, assisting, ayurveda, sanskrit, mantra, yoga nidra, and meditation.

 

Weekend 1

Introduction to Philosophy and Mantra Pranayama Ujjayi / Three Part Breathing Foundations of Asana/Sun Salutations

Weekend 2

History of Yoga/Classical and Tantra/Patanjali’s Eight Limbs Asana Exploration and Introduction to Sun Salutations A, B, C Pranayama: Ujjayi Breath

Chant Mantra and Mediation

Yoga Anatomy

Weekend 3

Yamas & Niyamas and Introduction to Yoga Sutras Pranayama: Alternate Nostril Breathing

Asana Exploration, Sun Salutation, Intro to Sequencing Japa Meditation and Mantra Practices

Yoga Anatomy

Weekend 4

Understanding the Subtle Energetic Body: Bandhas & Koshas Yoga Nidra

Pranayama: Sitali

Asana Exploration: Inversions & Sequencing

Assisting Techniques

Yoga Anatomy

Weekend 5

Yoga Philosophy

Pranayama: Bhramari

Asana Exploration: Assisting & Sequencing Yoga Anatomy

Ashtanga Yoga

Weekend 6

Introduction to Ayurveda

Five Element Walking Meditation Pranayama: Kapalabhati & Vayus Asana Exploration: Assisting Review & Practice Teach

Yoga Anatomy

Weekend 7

Practical Testing & Written Final Exam Prenatal Yoga

Yoga Anatomy

Weekend 8

Teach Friends and Family Graduation Ceremony

 

INVESTMENT: $2,695* early registration before September 1, 2022 $2,995 regular enrollment after September 2, 2022 *To be eligible to receive early discount pricing you must meet the following criteria: – Upon acceptance half tuition ($1,147.50) due – Remaining balance ($1,147.50) due October 1, 2022 *Payment plans for special circumstances can be made available upon request.

Tuition Includes: 200 HR Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Certification (pending all program requirements are met), Transformative Yoga Teacher Training Manual, guest teacher workshops, Tuition does not include books. Book list provided upon acceptance. Payment plans for special circumstances available upon request.

REFUND POLICY:Please note: The $400 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. (If for any reason you are not accepted into the program your deposit will be refunded in full.) If a student withdraws from the course: 31+ days prior to training, full refund minus deposit 15-30 days prior to training, 50% of training balance, minus $400 deposit 14 days prior to training, no refund Once training begins: no refund.

 

There are two tracks available:

ADVANCED STUDIES PROGRAM

Yoga students are invited to attend this training for the purpose of advanced study without fulfilling all requirements for 200HR certification recognized by Yoga Alliance.

200HR YA CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

This certification is available to yoga students who wish to teach yoga in public venues such as studios, corporate yoga, recovery programs, and gyms.

200HR YA CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Consistent classroom participation, successful completion of assigned reading, demonstration of understanding principles presented in the program, and fulfillment of practice teaching requirements factors your eligibility for certification through Yoga Alliance.

CURRICULUM OUTLINE

This Hatha Yoga 200 HR Teacher Training and Deeper Studies Program is designed for experienced students who would like to achieve a 200 HR Yoga Alliance Certification for the purpose of teaching yoga classes and also for the serious yoga practitioner desiring to deepen his/her understanding of the science of yoga.This comprehensive curriculum will include the fundamentals of yoga philosophy, teaching methods, and developing skills for working with a diverse array of yoga practitioners in aspects of postural, breathing, mantra, and meditation practices.

 

Anatomy: Participants will learn to teach the primary families of asanas: Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Backbends, Forward Bends, Twists, Arm Balances, Inversions, Core Refinement, and Hip Openers. Explorations of postures and poses will be supported by functional anatomy, bio- mechanics, and the kinesiology of movement. In this section participants will also learn how to see yoga practitioners in order to guide them in a meaningful and safe way through an asana practice. Studies of alignment principles, modifications, physical adjustments/assists, and the use of yoga props are all included in this section.

Practical Yoga History and Philosophy:This section includes the study of certain yoga philosophies and traditional texts. Studies include; Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, Yoga Sutras, Patanjali’s philoposphy of Spiritual Psychology, an overview of the Bahagavd Gita, history of yoga, and an introduction to the use of Sanskrit.

Class Plan and Sequencing: This section of study will include art and science of sequencing postures for yoga classes. Class plan instruction will include grounding practices, intention setting, themes, and styles of asana practice.

Seeing, Relating, Demonstrating, Cuing: We learn to observe, appreciate, and understand what is happening with different students to develop the skills to work with all bodies and abilities. How to effectively demonstrate yoga poses while giving clear concise instructions using the qualities of voice, tone, and audibility.

Practice Teaching: Participants will be working together in group settings to practice teach. Students will learn to develop confidence and skills to lead larger classes. Each practice teaching session includes feedback and discussion of teaching techniques and methods.

Teaching Pranayama: This section includes instruction of basic breathing techniques; three-part breathing and ujayi breath along with intermediate breathing techniques such as alternate nostril, sitali, kapalabhati, bhramari. Meditation Practice: We will explore several meditation techniques including japa meditation, guided meditation, silent meditation, and walking meditation.

Subtle Energetic Body and Ayurveda:The subtle energetic body is thetemplate to the physical body and in this section we will cover nadis, koshas, bandhas, chakras, and the vayus. Included in this section is an introduction to Ayurveda, the five elements, doshas, gunas, and dinacharya.

Pre-Natal Yoga: In this section participants will learn how to adapt the practice for each trimester of pregnancy, indications and contra- indications for various conditions, effective use of props, emotional and psychological aspects of pre-natal, preparation, delivery and post-partum reintegration through yoga.

Lifestyle, Ethics, and Selfless Service:In this section we will be exploringthe bigger picture of how we live our lives off the mat. We will explore nutrition, personal yoga and meditation practice, relations with family, friends, co-workers and community. We will study the yogic perspective of living life with dignity, integrity, and respect for all beings.


 

Dear Leapers!

Come celebrate Memorial Day with us. Your amazing Leap teachers will guide you through sequenced postures and poses designed to boost your spirits and encourage strength and stability.

 

Our Memorial Day Schedule includes:

FREE CLASSES for VETERANS, MILITARY personnel,

and their families.  Just show up and let us honor you!

 

Memorial Weekend Class Schedule

 

Saturday, May 28th

(Please note NEW CLASS and Saturday Schedule)

8am Leap All-Levels Flow with Tim

9:30am HOT 26 with Elise

10:45am Kaiut with Molly

 

Sunday, May 29th

9am Leap Power Vinyasa with Butch

10:30am Kaiut with Miche’al

4pm Leap Basic Flow with Sheri

5:30pm Yin with Kate

 

Monday, May 30th

9am Leap All-Levels Flow with Carissa

10:30am Kaiut with Michéal

 

Memorial Day Weekend Sale!

  • 20% OFF the first 2 months of a NEW Leap Premier Unlimited Membership (6 month commitment required)
  • 20% Boutique

 

To book a class click on this link

 

 

 

 


 

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

If you are planning your day we have so many things planned at Leap, Sales, free classes for your Mom or Kid and discount memberships, not to mention our new inventory of bags, jewelry and hold-alls:

•10 Class Pass – $150 – Save $20

•Unlimited Membership – Receive 50% off first month – Save $64.50 (6 month commitment)

•Leap Yogis – Bring your Mom or Kid to Yoga on Mother’s Day for Free!

•Struggling to find the perfect gift? – We have lots of Mother’s Day goodies in our Boutique

Call 916 608 5327, visit or contact us for details!

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

To book a class click on this link

 

 

 

 


Thank you!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for making last night’s celebration so special.  The classes we excellent and it was great seeing you all after COVID!

We could never have reached our 10th anniversary without you, and for this we are truly grateful.

Fun was had by all, the Pizza was tasty and we raised $900 for World Central Kitchen helping displaced Ukrainian Families. pastedGraphic.pngpastedGraphic_1.png

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It looks like Rain!

We are moving Friday’s outdoor celebration indoors at Leap this Friday, April 22 starting at 5.00pm. We sure hope you will join us to celebrate 10 years in our yoga home!

Our line up consists of two complimentary classes followed by a PIZZA PARTY!

 

Please consider offering a donation as all proceeds will benefit World Central Kitchen helping displaced Ukrainian Families.

Donation will be collected at Friday’s event in advance at the studio.  We will accept cash, credit cards and checks.

 

Vinyasa with Amy – 5pm

Kaiut with Michéal – 6.10pm

Pizza Party – 7.00-8.00pm

 

 

Also don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @leapyogafolsom