New Moon Yin, Nidra & Sound Healing

 

Date: Saturday, Oct 22nd

Time: 6:00-8:00PM

Investment: $30 advance registration / $35 walk-in

Included: Special gift from Holly & Jacquelyn

 

Overview: 

Join Jacquelyn and Holly for an enchanting evening of renewal, restoration and healing. Enjoy a medley of modalities including Yin/Restorative asana, Pranayama, mudra, mantra, meditation, poetry, deep relaxation, and sound healing.

 

Our intention for this workshop is to create a space where you may find healing and restoration as well as experience awareness, presence, and peace. Be prepared to nurture yourself through these beautiful practices of self love and feel deeply connected to Mother Nature. In this journey, we will explore the layers of the physical and subtle bodies, allowing the body and mind to completely relax and let go.

 

Benefits of these practices include help with insomnia, stress, anxiety, PTSD, and other physical and mental health challenges. They also enhance creativity, spark intuition, improve focus and establish balance in the nervous system. Together, they bring harmony to the mind, body and spirit. May this SYMPHONY of healing modalities calm your mind, open your heart, and inspire your soul.

Your Teachers:

 

Holly Ashton Wallin: While navigating cancer, divorce, job loss, and a faith transition; Holly discovered yoga. Yoga was the light in her dark night of the soul. Fueled by her passion and curiosity, she pursued deeper knowledge.
She studies Yogic Lineages, Pranayama, Anatomy/Asana, Meditation, and Deep Relaxation. Through these ancient, evidence-informed practices, she helps her clients to discover their own native breath and inner sanctuary.
She is an RYT 500, Meditation & Nidra teacher, and yoga therapist in training. Holly teaches workshops, classes, and leads practices for recovering addicts at both inpatient and outpatient facilities.
Learning to slow down, pay attention, and enjoy the magic moments of life have allowed her to find new purpose, meaning and connection. Holly is a blogger, mom of 3 beautiful girls, & lover of the outdoors. Nature is her master teacher. www.nativebreath.com

 

 

Jacquelynn Knoll: CAM, has obtained certifications in multiple alternative therapeutic modalities. She has a passion for holistic and alternative pathways to wellness. Jacquelynn Knoll spent the first quarter of her adult life living in Southern California in beautiful Santa Barbara and Ventura County. It was in the ocean and on the beach that she spent most of her free time. This love of nature and connection with the ocean impacted her lifestyle choices. She began meditating and practicing yoga regularly. Jacquelynn is a member of the Sound Healers Association and the National Meditation Alliance. She is certified in Biofield Tuning, Reiki, Meditation, and Herbalism. She trained in alternative, integrative, and holistic medicine.  Her passion is wellness and finding peace in transferring her knowledge onto others so that they may also find relief.   www.wavesinmotion.com

 


Introduction to Thai Massage with Sam Scholtes and Stacy Whittingham

 

 

Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Investment: $35 for pre-registration / $40 for day of walk-ins

 

Join Sam Scholtes and Stacy Whittingham to learn the basics of Thai Massage in this 2 hour workshop. You’ll discover how to apply the alignment principles of yoga to another person’s body using this ancient method of yogic massage from Thailand.

What: During this workshop we will be using three basic techniques: joint mobility, acupressure and stretching in both passive and facilitated fashions linked together to ease muscle tension, increase flexibility in muscles and range of motion in the joints.

Who is this workshop for: Athletes, Yogis, Desk-Jockeys, Dancers, Gym-goers, New Moms, Dads… Just about Anybody who wants to feel better in their BODY.

 


Full Moon Planetary Gong Sound Therapy and Meditation with Wayne Marto

 

Date: October 9th
Time: 7-8:30pm
Investment: $30 advance registration / $40 walk-in

Join us on a transformative journey of healing and deep relaxation, as we bathe every cell of the body in therapeutic sound and vibration. This healing
and transformative journey through sound will leave you feeling tuned, refreshed and connected with your intuitive personal power.

The Gong acoustically elevates us, creating a deep spontaneous meditative state that restores harmony and vitality to the mind, body and soul.

The 90-minute event includes a brief discussion on the healing attributes of the Gong, a 62-minute Gong Meditation, followed by sweets and community.

The Gong Meditation is best experienced lying down on your back or a similar comfortable position. Wear comfortable clothes and bring whatever you need to be relaxed for the meditation – yoga mat, blanket, pillow, water, eye mask, etc.


Benefits:

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 concentration, creativity and will-power Advances spiritual exploration and self-discovery.

 

 


 

Seeking Devotion: Leap Book Club

 

Date: 1st Sunday of every month

October through December: How Yoga Works by Geshe Michael Roach
October 2 & November 6

February through April: The Healing Path of Yoga by Nischala Devi
December 4 & February 5

May through June: Embracing Yoga’s Roots by Susanna Barktaki
March 5 & April 2

August through September: Yoga & AyurvedaSelf Healing & Self Realization by David Crawley

May 7 & June 4

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Investment: $10 / single book or $35 for the series of 4 book

Included: 2 meetings per book / journal / Access to group online message board

Not-Included: Book (can be purchased online; links will be provided)

 

Overview: 

Join Carissa and Holly at Leap’s first book club! This is a chance to read, reflect, and connect with other fellow seekers as you enrich your relationship with the heart of yoga. Each quarter we will have a new book and will meet three times for each book.

  1. First meeting: meet & greet, asana and meditation practice, and discussion;
  2. Second meeting: a check-in session where we can come back together and discuss what we’ve read, learned, and applied;
  3. Third meeting: a time to connect, reflect, and embody movement & breath.

 

What students will learn:

  • Integrating yogic concepts & modalities into our own lives and day-to-day experiences
  • Using reading & reflection as tools to help shape your yoga practice both on & off the mat
  • Exploring new ways of thinking as they relate to the diverse voices of others and applying that to our own awareness & understanding

 

Your Teachers:

Carissa Drummond.  Carissa is a high school English teacher with a passion for practicing, teaching, and learning. She has her RYT 500 hour certification and continues to evolve her personal and teaching practices through continued coursework and growth opportunities. When she’s not grading essays, reading, teaching, or practicing, you can find her outside soaking up the sun, by the water (preferably an ocean), or planning her next big adventure. www.mudfloweryoga.com

Holly Ashton Wallin. Yoga transformed Holly’s life. After navigating a divorce, job loss, and a faith transition, she discovered her inner sanctuary. Fueled by her passion and curiosity, she pursued a deeper knowledge of Yoga. She studies Yogic Lineages, Anatomy/Asana, Pranayama, & Meditation/Deep Relaxation. Through these ancient, evidence-informed practices, she helps her clients to discover their own inner sanctuary. She is an RYT 500, Nidra teacher, and yoga therapist in training. Holly is a blogger, mom of 3 beautiful girls, and lover of the outdoors. Nature is her master teacher. www.nativebreath.com

 


Music at Leap with Gaya

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

 

September 23 (Friday): Infinite Bliss Sound Healing with Gaya, 6-7:15pm

Vibrational medicine for the soul: sounds have pitches and frequencies that can move through matter and deeply affect us. Gaya’s Sound Healing will start with some basic movement and breath work to help you release tension and ground, then offer you deep relaxation as her meditative music and sounds carry you into that ever expanding bliss that awaits just beyond our usual sense of self.

Investment: $15 advance/$20 at the door

 

October 14 (Friday): Mantra Evening with Gaya’s Earth & Spirit Band, 7-8:30pm

Join the kirtan 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!

Investment: $20 advance/$25 at the door

 

November 13 (Sunday):  Intro to the Removing Obstacles Mantra, 2-3:15pm

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. In this class, Gaya will help you unlock the power and meaning of the Om Gum Ganapatayei Namaha Mantra, and ode to the fun-loving god Ganesh.

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Leap Meditation & Sound Healing with Rochelle Goehring

 

Day: Sundays

Time: 6;45 to 7;45pm

Investment: $10 Advance, $15 on day.

 

September 18: Creating Sacred Space: 

Tap into your heart center and capacity to create and maintain sacred space.  This workshop will guide you through a power meditation to create scared space and heal dysfunctional road blocks through Symphonic Gong sound healing.

October 16:  Embracing Change:  

Prepare for up coming changes.  Through a prescriptive meditation and surrendering to the healing vibration of the Symphonic Gong this workshop will prepare you for upcoming changes in the transformational month of October.

 

November 20: Activating Prosperity: 

Honor and accept the prosperity waiting for you. Learn to activate your gift of manifesting prosperity through a powerful meditation and vibrational expansion to open up your pathway.

December 18:  Build Your Excellence:  

It’s time for you to excel and be the light! Through a powerful meditation and vibrational sound activation this workshop will expand your gift of mastery and progression toward sustainable excellence.


Cacao Dream & Sound Journey with Winter Jendayi

 

Date: Friday October 7th 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

 


From Integration to Inspiration:  A Magical Evening of Asana, Nidra, and Connection.

 

Date: Friday, July 29

Time: 6:00-8:00PM

Investment: $35 in advance; $40 for walk-ins

Included: Journaling Notebook & Homemade Treat

Overview: 

Hinging on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 2.46, sthira sukham asanam, this workshop is an opportunity to lean not only into your stability, intention, and strength, but also your comfort, ease, and openness. This combination of meditation, mudra, asana, nidra, and writing will invite you to explore the good space of you and bring you into a deeper relationship with your beautiful, authentic self.

Our flow is designed to help you feel yourself as a strong and beautifully open spirit. You will experience a tender Nidra practice which guides you through your inner landscape of ease and peace. You’ll reflect on your experiences with journaling prompts that encourage gratitude, awareness, creativity, and joy for your entire self.

What students will learn:

  • Deepening the connection between mind, body, and spirit
  • Navigating the relationship between firmness and ease
  • Using powerful mudras and pranayama techniques to ground and empower you
  • Discovering Inner Sanctuary through stillness and presence
  • Engaging in writing as a vehicle to articulate relationship, reflection, and connection
  • Practicing Yoga (Nidra & Asana) as a means to mitigate stress, anxiety, and the challenges of daily life

 

Your Teachers:

Carissa Drummond  Carissa is a high school English teacher with a passion for practicing, teaching, and learning. She has her RYT 500 hour certification and continues to evolve her personal and teaching practices through continued coursework and growth opportunities. When she’s not grading essays, reading, teaching, or practicing, you can find her outside soaking up the sun, by the water (preferably an ocean), or planning her next big adventure. www.mudfloweryoga.com

Holly Ashton Wallin  Yoga transformed Holly’s life. After navigating a divorce, job loss, and a faith transition, she discovered her inner sanctuary. Fueled by her passion and curiosity, she pursued a deeper knowledge of Yoga. She studies Yogic Lineages, Anatomy, Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, and Deep Relaxation. Through these ancient, evidence-informed practices, she helps her clients to discover their own inner sanctuary. She is an RYT 500, Nidra teacher, and yoga therapist in training. Holly is a blogger, mom of 3 beautiful girls, and lover of the outdoors. Nature is her master teacher. www.nativebreath.com

 


Cacao Dream & Sound Journey with Winter Jendayi

 

Date: Friday July 22, 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

 


Summer Solstice Outdoor Yoga Celebration

 

Our amazing Leap Teachers will be team teaching Kaiut, Vinyasa, & Yin along with live music by Gaya.

Date: Monday June 20th

Time: 5:15-6:15pm Kaiut Yoga with Butch & Michéal

6:30-8pm Vinyasa & Yin Yoga with Timothy, Carlie, & Kate

Live Music by Gaya

Investment: Complimentary for Leap Unlimited Monthly Members / $15 drop-in and others

Venue: Folsom Sports Complex, 66 Clarksville Road in Folsom.