Music at Leap with Gaya

 

Join us for 3 amazing events and a luxurious dive into the healing powers of movement and sound.

In-Studio Sound Healing with Gaya Shelton-Ostadi

Vibrational medicine for the soul: sounds have pitches and frequencies that can move through matter and deeply affect us…think of how the sound of the wind could either ease you if it’s a breeze softly rustling through leaves or put you on alert if it’s crashing and swirling. Gaya’s Sound Healing will start with some basic movement and breathing practice to help release tension and ground, then give time for you to deeply relax into a field of sounds designed to ease the mind and heal body and spirit.

Date: Friday June 24th

Time: 6-7:15pm

Investment: $20 Advance Registration // $25 Day of Event

No refunds on day of event. Thanks for understanding!

 

In-Studio Intro to the Gayatri Mantra with Gaya Shelton-Ostadi

Mantras are spirit-activating words that we repeat to help focus our minds and to lift us up into emotional wellness. They can be put into practice through silent repetition, chanting aloud on our own or in a group. Gaya will help you unlock the power and meaning of opening words of Om and Shanti, and a longer chant, the Gayatri Mantra, used in many yoga and buddhist traditions and recorded by many kirtan artists. Each chant will broken down into bite size pieces and practiced by the students before going onto the next chant. Learn what each word means and what the sentiment of the chant is when the words are taken together. Class involves practice speaking and singing the chants and working toward a meditative state.

Date: Sunday July 10th

Time: 6-7:15pm

Investment: $15

No refunds on day of event. Thanks for understanding!

 

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

Join the fun on this playful Friday evening with our Musician in Residence, Gaya, and her Earth & Spirit Band. They will be leading simple mantras in a call and response format backed by drums, bass and harmonium. Sing along…coast…drop into a deep space!

Date: Friday August 26th

Time: 7:30-9pm

Investment: $25 Advance Registration // $30 Day of Event

No refunds on day of event. Thanks for understanding!

 


Prenatal Yoga with Sheree Corbett

 

Title: Prenatal Yoga Class

Day: Mondays

Times: 7:30pm – 8:45pm

Investment: $90 for a 6 class pass (best value!) or individual drop-in rate $20/class.

 

Description: These classes are designed to provide pregnant people with a safe space to connect with their changing bodies as well as other parents to be, connecting their experience to others in their community. The ancient practice of yoga also connects birthing people throughout history, tapping into the innate wisdom within. Each practice will consist of safe, gentle postures in addition to breath and mindfulness meditation. Postures help to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, assist in finding comfort in changing bodies, while finding focus through balance. You will learn skills and techniques that you will be able to draw upon any time during your pregnancy when you might be feeling nervous, anxious, or stressed. Taught with a strong focus on the connection between you and your baby (and a healthy dose of humor 😊), these classes can help you navigate your changing body and life with grace and acceptance.

We invite you to come and be a part of a powerful group of birth parents where we hope you will learn a little more about yourself, develop a deeper connection with your baby, and feel grounded as your baby’s birthday draws closer.

Dress comfortably, bring water, and yoga mat (rentals available). Please consult your doctor before beginning a yoga program.

 


Cacao Dream & Sound Journey with Winter Jendayi

 

Date: April 29th, 2022

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Price: $35/advanced $40/day off event

 

This guided journey offers a mystical experience into the depths of the Self, where we find connection with our guides and the energies that are offering their wisdom, support and gifts at this time in our life.

Working with sacred ceremonial Cacao, we are supported in softening into our heart space as we align with our personal intentions as our compass and surrender into trust.

The foundation of this offering is Shamanic Journeying which works with drum beats as a tool to induce alpha + theta brain waves guiding one into a deep state of relaxation and meditation. In this state, intuition is awakened, allowing access to symbols and memories which offer clarity, soul guidance and connection with inner wisdom.

Throughout the journey, Winter will incorporate medicine music and purifying plants to help assist in the process of carrying you into deeper connection and alignment with your truest expression + the source of your being.

** Winter works with raw cacao from Ecuador which grows in the wild and is harvested from mature trees up to 150 years old. She first studied with this medicine in Guatemala in 2017 and carries it with utmost respect and acknowledgment of the indigenous peoples who are the original stewards of this sacred plant.

 

About Winter

Winter is a dedicated ceremonialist, musician, healer and guide, carrying the teachings of the sacred ways of life. Winter is an initiated Moon Dancer and Pipe Carrier committed to serving the realms of Spirit and the Earth through offering her work to support others in opening new pathways in which they can come into more harmony and alignment in their life.

For the past eight years, Winter has been studying in countries and communities around the globe where she’s received teachings from elders and experienced many traditional forms of healing. Winter’s work weaves the wisdom of different traditions together, in the same way her ancestry is woven from different parts of the world.

Winter currently shares her work through a variety of individual and group programs, circles, workshops and retreats; virtually, locally and internationally.

Website: www.winterjendayi.com

 


Celebrate a decade of Leap Yoga! 

 

We couldn’t have made it this far without the support of our amazing community. To celebrate, we have a GIVEAWAY CONTEST for you on our NEW Instagram!

Enter to win a new Manduka yoga mat, Leap Yoga Sweatshirt, and a 10-class pass at Leap  — a perfect prize to Leap into Spring!

 

To enter:

  1. FOLLOW  @leapyogafolsom on Instagram.
  2. LIKE the giveaway post.
  3. COMMENT & TAG at least two friends who would love this great prize!

 

The winner of this prize will be chosen at random and has been extended to be announced at our celebratory OUTDOOR yoga practice on Friday April 22nd.  Come join us!  To sign up: https://leapyoga.net/2022/04/leap-tenth-anniversary-outdoor-celebration/

The winner must collect the prize at the Leap Yoga studio. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

Click on the link and follow us now: @leapyogafolsom


Spring Renewal Cleanse Week with Stacy Whittingham

 

What’s the plan? 

Workshop Sunday, March 27th  12-2pm (VIRTUAL OR IN-STUDIO)

Mid-week check-in Wednesday, March 30th 7-8pm (VIRTUAL)

Cleanse Week and Beyond Workshop Saturday, April 2nd 12-1:30pm (VIRTUAL OR IN-STUDO)

 

Investment: 

$89 Register by March 15th

$108 Regular Registration after March 15th

(includes 2 workshops, mid-week check in, recipes, and sample bag)

 

Spring is the perfect time for renewal and reset. As the seasons change so do our bodies. Sync up with nature and move in to the spring and summer months feeling so so good.

This 5-Day Cleanse is an opportunity to give some attention to our eating habits, what we take in, and how we let go. Let’s reboot together (there’s a lot of power in this group experience). Sometimes we have the information and lack the motivation. A group cleanse experience provides added inspiration and motivation. Use this week of clean eating to renew your your energy and experience feeling lighter and more grounded at the same time.

Education is power (always) and feeding ourselves is no exception. In this workshop you’ll “walk-the-walk” supported by Stacy and other participants as you experience the effects of clearing out and cleaning up.

  • 5- Days of recipe suggestions for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Learn what “clean eating” can feel like for you.
  • Do I have to let go of all that I love in order to be healthy? No way! Learn about healthy substitutes and what the good, better, and best choices might be.
  • What are super foods and why do I need them?
  • What do I need to know about nutrient dense foods?
  • Learn about the microbiome.

 


Prenatal Yoga with Sheree Corbett

 

Title: 6-week Prenatal Yoga, Meditation, and Breathwork Series

Dates: Mondays March 7th – April 11th

Times: 7:30pm – 8:45pm

Investment: $90 for the full six-week series (best value!) or individual drop-in rate $20/class.

 

Description: These classes are designed to provide pregnant people with a safe space to connect with their changing bodies as well as other parents to be, connecting their experience to others in their community. The ancient practice of yoga also connects birthing people throughout history, tapping into the innate wisdom within. Each practice will consist of safe, gentle postures in addition to breath and mindfulness meditation. Postures help to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, assist in finding comfort in changing bodies, while finding focus through balance. You will learn skills and techniques that you will be able to draw upon any time during your pregnancy when you might be feeling nervous, anxious, or stressed. Taught with a strong focus on the connection between you and your baby (and a healthy dose of humor 😊), these classes can help you navigate your changing body and life with grace and acceptance.

We invite you to come and be a part of a powerful group of birth parents where we hope you will learn a little more about yourself, develop a deeper connection with your baby, and feel grounded as your baby’s birthday draws closer.

Dress comfortably, bring water, and yoga mat (rentals available). Please consult your doctor before beginning a yoga program.

 


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: April 3, 12 – 2:00 p.m.

Investment: $20

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

Available: in-studio & virtually as well.

 


Strength & Conditioning Workshop with Benett & Susana

 

Title: Strength & Conditioning

Date: Sunday March 20, Sunday April 24

Time: 12-2.00pm

Investment: $30

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!

 


Leap Sunday Evening Meditation & Gong Alignment with Rochelle Goehring

 

Dates:

Sunday March 13: Master the distractions and embrace the subtle opportunities to create scared space.

Sunday April 10: Expand your radiance to spring into new beginnings.

Sunday May 22: Bloom into sustainable and meaningful partnerships and relationships.

Time: 6.45-7.45pm

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

Location: In-Studio & Virtual

 

This meditation and gong series will tap into the 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.

 


Kaiut Weekend Workshop

 

Dates: March 4-6

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

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

 

Session 1 Fundamentals of the Method with Colette 

Friday, March 4th, 6-8pm

This session of the workshop will explore the fundamental concepts and application of the Kauit Yoga method. The fundamentals are the key to a consistent, effective and lifelong practice—whether this is your first introduction to the method, or you’ve been experiencing the benefits of the method for years. Practicing Kaiut Yoga is a continuous process of educating and liberating the mind and body. From ages 19 to 90 it’s never too early or too late to begin this amazing process, unleashing your potential for more efficient movement and improving the quality of your life for all the days and decades to come.

Topics in this section of the workshop will include:

*Using the 100 series to educate ourselves and continuously improve practice over the lifetime.

*Journaling to educate and grow—Journaling allows us to notice disharmonies and make connections to accelerate our progress.

*Importance of the nervous system—We are chronically over-charged, leading to tension from sacrum to cranium (along the whole spine), impoverishing all of our vital systems.

*The three girdles—The importance and interconnectivity of the plantar (feet/ankles), pelvic (hips, lumbar, pelvis) and shoulder (shoulders, thoracic/cervical spine, hands/arms) girdles.

*Restrictions and blockages and how to uncover and remove them to improve mobility, blood flow, and health.

 

Session 2 Mobility: Repair and Restore with Molly 

Saturday, March 5, 12-2pm 

On Saturday, we will continue with the kaiut journey exploring more facets of the nervous system, how to allow the poses to move into your body and experience the calm and the joy of the non doing and restoration of movement. In this two hour practice,  we will focus on hip and ankle work to access a forgotten ease of mobility.  Can we move from chronic pain to chronic joy?  Invest in your life in this new year.

 

Session 3 Sciatic Overview with Michéal

Sunday, March 6th, 12-2pm

The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the body.  Many suffer from sciatica …low back pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks into the leg and sometimes all the way into the foot…a condition that can be infrequent and irritating or severe and debilitating.  The third module of this Kaiut workshop will explore ways that stretching and strengthening poses included in the Kaiut method can promote healing of soft tissues, improve functioning of the nervous system which, in turn, helps ease lower back pain and sciatic discomfort.