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 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).”


 

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

 

 


 

Leap Drops of Stillness 

with Gaya Shelton-Ostadi and Toni Maita

Date: Sunday February 25

Time: 2:00-3:30pm

Investment: $19 in advance/$25 day of

 

Unplug from the noise and the hustle. For a while, let go of your screen and the world. Musician in Residence Gaya pairs up with Shamanic Healer, Toni Maita (Academy of Sound) to lead you through a lushly soothing soundscape designed to take you into the depths of peace. In this Sound Bath your mind will slow down, giving it time to process and integrate. And as the mind slows, your body is given time to relax, repair and heal.

 

What to Bring: Dress for warmth as you will be reclining and, at rest, your body temperature will drop. Leap Yoga has props, but bring whatever helps you build a comfy nest to recline within. People often use their yoga mat and a bolster and blanket. If you wish, bring a bottle of water (with a lid so as not to spill).


Gong, Pranayama & Yin Yoga Heart Centered Workshop with Stacy & Wayne

 

Date: Tuesday February 13th

Time: 7.00 – 8:30pm

Investment: $35 advance registration // $45 walk-in

(Leap Unlimited Monthly Members receive 20% discount).

 

Relax and renew with a blissful 90-minute Gong Yoga Workshop that includes yin yoga, light pranayama (breath work) and a 31-minute Gong Meditation all designed to leave you feeling tuned, refreshed and connected to your heart. This workshop is designed to promote physical and emotional well-being and you will receive a very special crystal gift to take home with you.

 

What to Expect:

We’ll start with a brief discussion on the healing attributes of Planet Gongs, and then we’ll use our breath to explore heart focused breathing techniques. Later, you will be guided through several yin yoga poses that will help release any tension stored in the body. Easy and for everyone, these poses have been selected to focus on the energetic heart, anahata chakra.

During the 30-minute gong meditation at the end, you’ll be delicately bathed in the balancing and aligning frequencies of anahata chakra realignment through chimes and tuned planetary sound plates. Once in savasana, the six planet Gongs will escalate the sound and intensity, leading you on a cosmic journey through deep space.

A special crystal gift awaits you to be activated during the Gong Meditation. You’ll be invited to reach into a sachet, where a heart aligned crystal will select you as their new owner. The chakra crystal can be placed on the skin during the Gong Meditation to open and balance that energy center. The event concludes with sweets and community.

 

Benefits of Gong Meditation:

• Promotes relaxation and stress relief
• Restores vibrational balance and mind-body harmony Stimulates immune system and glandular functioning Encourages the movement of life force energy
• Clears habitual negative thought patterns
• Supports deep, spontaneous meditation
• Improves creativity, will-power and confidence Advances spiritual exploration and self-discovery.

 


Leap Yin-Thai Massage Workshop

 

Date: Sunday February 11th

Time: 1-3:30pm

Investment: $69 per Pair Advance Registration // $79 per Pair Day of Event.

No refunds on day of event. Thanks for understanding!

 

Come play and connect with a beloved in this partner Yin and Thai Yoga Massage workshop. Explore how to confidently and intuitively care for another through energetic awareness, active listening and conscious contact. And receive the sweetness of sharing deep and relaxing body temple nurturement.

 

This hands-on guided journey is intended for any two people interested in spending time together to breathe, move, share touch and kindness.

 

Thai massage is an ancient therapeutic system combining broad and targeted acupressure, stimulation and manipulation of energy lines, and assisted yoga postures. Developed by the Buddha’s physician 2,500 years ago and passed down through monastic tradition, this practice increases flexibility, relieves muscle and joint tension, and balances the body’s energy systems.