– 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
$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.
As we look back on 2023, we want to recognize everyone who have helped us through this year.
We are all so grateful for our Leap community.
Your dedication to your practice, your warmth in our studio, and the energy you bring make Leap a truly special place.
We are blessed everyday with the love of yoga, our yogis and the incredible power of self exploration and self development, spiritually, mentally and physically that regular Yoga practice brings. These a few images of our last closing chapters of 2023 and beginning the new dawn of 2024.
We’re excited to continue growing, learning, and flowing together.
Here’s to more moments of peace, balance, and strength in 2024!
Blessed to Serve – Holiday Giving with Leap Yoga & Powerhouse Ministries
Bring a gift for our Holiday Giving Drive and take a Thanksgiving Class for free.
Thanksgiving Yoga Thursday:
8:00 – 9:00am Kaiut with Molly
9.15 -10.30am Flow with Sheri
Friday: 4.30 LeapPower cancelled – all else unchanged.
Sunday: 3.45 Prenatal cancelled – all else unchanged.
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Holiday Season Giving
It’s that time of the year again! Are you looking for a giving project for you or your family to participate in this year?
Once again Leap yogis are partnering with Powerhouse Ministries to brighten the holidays for those in need.
Here are two ways to participate:
Fill a Senior Gift Bag with supplies and gifts for a local senior who is isolated, struggling financially, or dealing with chronic disease. Gift bags and instructions are located in the lobby at Leap. Pick one up today
We also collecting unwrapped gifts for adult men and women in need. There is a box in the lobby at Leap where you can leave your gifts.
Suggested Gifts for Women:
Pans (fry, sauce and pasta pan
Make Up (not foundation)
Cookie sheets, 13×9 pans
Blow Dryers/Curling Irons
Small Kitchen appliances (Toasters,
Coffee Makers blenders, Mixer, Crock Pot)
Throws (Not Handmade)
Sweaters and Fleece Tops (AIl Sizes)
Insulated Travel Cups (hot and cold)
Hoodies (All sizes)
Kitchen Towels, Pot Holders, etc.
Can Openers, Cooking Utensils (sets)
Suggested Gifts for Men:
Cologne Gift Sets
Mechanics Tool Sets
Cordless Ratchet Wrenches
Small Tool Sets
Magnetic Screwdriver Sets
Oscillating Multi Tool Kits
Drop off Senior Gift Bags and Individual Gifts at Leap by December 4th and we will be sure your special offering gets to Santa so he can deliver it on time!
Investment: Full 4-Week Series $40 ($10 / class), Single Drop-In: $12 / class
Yoga is a powerful tool to help your child learn to self-regulate, practice mindfulness, and build coordination, strength, and self-confidence. These sessions include games, a brief meditation practice, yoga poses and plenty of opportunity to get the wiggles out. Come have fun with us and give your child the gift of yoga!
Begins Thursday October 19th through November 9th.
Section 6: Introduction to Ayurveda Five Element Walking Meditation Pranayama: Kapalabhati & Vayus Asana Exploration: Assisting Review & Practice Teach Yoga Anatomy
Section 7: Practical Testing & Written Final Exam Prenatal Yoga Yoga Anatomy
Section 8: Teach Friends and Family/Graduation Ceremony
Early registration, on or before Dec 1, 2023 – $2,795 Regular enrollment, after Dec 1, 2023 – $2,995 *To be eligible to receive early discount pricing you must meet the following criteria: • $400 deposit due with application • Upon acceptance, half tuition ($1,397.50) due • Remaining balance ($1,397.50) due Jan 1, 2024 *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 and access to classes taught by Gena and Stacy at Leap Yoga throughout the training program Books are not included in tuition. Book list will be provided upon acceptance. Payment plans for special circumstances available upon request.
Refund policy: Please note that the $400 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. However if you are not accepted into the program for any reason, your deposit will be refunded in full. If a student withdraws from program: • 31+ days prior to training, full refund issued, minus $400 deposit • 15 – 30 days prior to training, 50% of training balance issued, minus $400 deposit • 14 days prior to training or once training begins, no refund will be issued
TWO PROGRAM 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.
This Hatha Yoga 200HR Teacher Training and Deeper Studies Program is designed for experienced students who would like to achieve a 200HR 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.
Asana Technique, Teaching Methods and Practical Yoga 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, biomechanics 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 the traditional texts. Studies include Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, Yoga Sutras, Patanjali’s Philosophy of Spiritual Psychology, an overview of the Bhagavad Gita, history of yoga and an introduction to Sanskrit.
Class Plan and Sequencing: This section of study will include the 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, Cueing: We learn to observe, appreciate and understand what is happening with different students to develop the skills to work with all bodies and abilities and how to effectively demonstrate yoga poses while giving clear and 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 including three-part breathing and umami 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 the template 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 postpartum reintegration through yoga.
Lifestyle, Ethics and Selfless Service: In this section we will be exploring the 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.
We are all in a continuous state of busyness, including our children. Busy bodies and busy schedules leading to busy minds. Yoga can be a helpful tool to navigate the busy and bring us more to a state of calmness and mindfulness. In this class we will build strength, self-confidence, balance, play games, practice meditation, get those wiggles out, as well as rest the body and mind.
Come have fun with us!
Starting Tuesday June 13th and will continue weekly throughout the summer.