Autumn Equinox Celebration – Restorative Yin Sound Bath

 

 

Date: September 22, 2024

By: Melissa Maddern & Kate Thomas

Time: 6:45 – 8:15 pm

Investment: $30 adv./$35 day of

Join us for a deeply immersive and restful experience as we celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with a Restorative Yin Sound Bath on September 22, 2024. This unique event is designed to help you find balance, harmony, and inner peace as we transition into the autumn season. The Autumnal Equinox is a time of equilibrium, where day and night are equal in length, symbolizing balance and reflection. Our Restorative Yin Sound Bath will harness the energy of balance present during the equinox to help you align with nature’s rhythm and cultivate a sense of inner harmony.

EXPERIENCE

The session will begin with Kate providing a gentle Yin Yoga practice, focusing on long-held, passive poses that target the deep connective tissues and fascia. This practice will help to release physical tension and prepare your body and mind for deep relaxation. Yin Yoga is particularly beneficial for calming the nervous system and encouraging a meditative state.  Following the Yin Yoga practice, you will be invited to lie down comfortably and surrender to the healing vibrations of the sound bath. Using a variety of instruments such as crystal singing bowls, chimes, and drums, Melissa will create a symphony of sounds designed to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and facilitate emotional release. The harmonious frequencies will help to clear energetic blockages, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and balanced.

 


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:  July 5, 12, 19, August 2, 16, 23, 30

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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Buck Moon – Full Moon in Capricorn

Sunday, July 21st
Time: 6:45 – 8:15 pm
Investment: $30 adv./$35 day of

The full moon in Capricorn is known for its stabilizing and disciplined energy and aligns perfectly with the root chakra’s focus on security and foundation. This moon leads us to have a strong need for being useful to society. It is not a time to seek approval from the outside, it will not rid you of your doubt and it is harmful to you. You must trust your inner values. Focus on feeling gratitude for what challenges and inspires you. It is time to reflect on your long-term plans and recognize the progress you’ve made due to your efforts. Take time to appreciate the steps you’ve taken which allow for your secure future. Energy and attention are precious resources. This is a time for steeping in appreciation of yourself and for recognizing the effort you’ve put into securing a stable and supportive foundation.Participants will be gently guided through restorative yin poses, each held for several minutes to release deep-seated tension and to foster a sense of inner peace. Accompanied by the soothing vibrations of crystal singing bowls and other harmonic instruments, the sound bath enhances the meditative state, allowing the lunar energy to deepen the connection to the earth. This serene environment cultivates a powerful space for grounding, reflection, and realignment. This practice results in participants feeling rooted, balanced, and in harmony with the rhythms of nature.


Summer Solstice Celebration – Restorative Yin Sound Bath

 

 

Date: Thursday June 20, 2024

Time: 7 – 8:30 pm

Investment: $30 adv./$35 day of

As the warm sun bathes the earth, nature celebrates the arrival of summer solstice. The summer solstice signifies the time when the earth is at the fullness of her strength, fertility, and abundance. It represents a time when we transition from the action of the spring, to the nourishment of summer. It is a time of new beginnings, of inner power, and brightness. This solstice is a universal symbol of light, life, growth, and the prospect of a bountiful harvest in the future. We experience the growth and maturing of  intentions we planted in the spring and we appreciate reaping the benefits of intentional living which moves us in the direction of our abundance.

 

EXPERIENCE

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. Dress comfortably and ready to relax! Stay for light nourishment and time to connect with the community after.


Leap Thai Massage for Yogis

 

Date: Saturday June 15th

 

Time: 1-3pm

 

Description: Learn how to deepen your understanding of yoga through the methods and applications of Thai Massage. In this workshop, yogis will learn simple Thai Massage techniques to further open a variety of asanas using Thai Massage adjustments and isometrics. This class is for all levels of practitioners.

 

Investment: $60

 

 


 

Leap Yoga 101 – A Beginners and Beyond Workshop with Tim & Kate

 

Date: Sunday September 8th

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 Summer Kids Yoga Series with Gina Davis

 

 

We all are in a continuous state of busy, including our children.Active bodies & schedules leading to busy minds. Yoga can be a helpful tool to navigate the demands by bringing us more calmness and mindfulness.This a fun opportunity for your kiddos to unwind, move their bodies, and learn about yoga in a kind and playful environment.

We will stretch, breathe, build strength, flexibility, self-confidence and concentration as well as play fun interactive games, partner poses, and learn ways to relax the nervous system together as we embrace the fun of summertime.

No experience is necessary!

Come have fun with us!!

 

Tuesdays in July starting July 9th through August 6th 9:00-10:00 am

 

Adult power flow being held at the same time. Come stretch your body & calm the mind while your kiddos are right next-door having fun!

Best for Ages: 6 -11, but all are welcome!

Investment: Full 5-Week Series $50 ($10 / class)

Single Drop-In: $12 / class

 

 


 

Leap Family Yoga Event with Gina Davis

 

Date: SUNDAY, June 2
Time: 1-2pm
Best for kids aged 6-11, but all are welcome!!
Investment:
Adult +1 child $20, Families w/ 3 or more $30

Description:

The bright, beautiful, and changing season of Spring can be eventful as we prepare for Summer. Let’s take some time to slow down, connect with the body, the breath, as well as with our littlest loved ones!

Bring the family & join us for fun at another Leap Family Yoga Event!

In this class we will build strength, balance, self-confidence, have fun with games and partner poses to get those wiggles out, as well as practice tools to help calm the nervous system.

Yoga can be a helpful tool to navigate the busy and bring us all to a calmer state of mind. Give yourself the gift of
settling into stillness, having fun with your kiddos, and the practice of being in the moment.

 


Benefits of Family Yoga:

~time to connect as a family
~practice tools to reduce stress and anxiety together
~learn relaxation techniques
~opportunity to encourage a healthy lifestyle
~practice flexibility, balance, & strength
~a time for your kids to shine and show their yoga skills to you ~fun, exploration, games, laughter, making memories

 


 

Hindu Deities and Your Yoga Practice

 

Day: Sunday April 21st

Date: 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Cost: $19 (revised discounted price)

 

Expand your horizons through understanding Hindu deities and their relationship to your yoga practice!

Join us on April 21st from 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM for an enlightening workshop at Leap Yoga where we delve into the fascinating world of Hindu deities and their connection to yoga in the Western context.

 About the Workshop:

Yoga is more than just physical exercise; it is a holistic practice that encompasses the mind, body, and spirit. Central to the philosophy of yoga are various Hindu deities, each representing different aspects of consciousness, energy, and existence.

In this workshop, we will understand Hindu deities and their significance in the practice of yoga. This workshop is not about promoting any particular religion but rather aims to provide understanding and insight into the rich tapestry of yoga philosophy.

What to Expect:

An introduction to Hindu deities including Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman who bless our practice.
Understanding the significance of each deity.
Exploring how these deities are integrated into yoga philosophy.
Addressing common questions and any misconceptions about Hinduism and its relationship to yoga.
Guided meditation and reflection to deepen your connection to the divine energies represented by these deities.
Open discussion and Q&A session to foster understanding and community dialogue.

Who Can Attend:

This workshop is open to all levels of yoga practitioners and anyone interested in learning more about the philosophical roots of yoga. No prior knowledge of Hinduism or yoga is required. All are welcome with an open mind and heart.

Facilitators:

with Nick Shelat, hosted by Timothy Mccall & Butch Mitchell

Nick is a practicing Hindu and Yoga student. He strives daily to learn, forge relationships, be happy, be at peace, and stay on the path of salvation. Nick works in Folsom and has been a resident of the neighboring suburb for 28 years. His 25 years of work for the same employer, knowledge of different languages, and experiences make him a fun companion to have a cup of coffee with.

Join us as we embark on a journey to deepen our understanding of yoga philosophy and the divine energies that guide our practice. We look forward to sharing this transformative experience with you

 


 

Leap New Moon in Taurus Moon Circle with Melissa and Kate

 

Date: Sunday:

5/05/24 – New Moon in Taurus – SORRY CANCELLED

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:

Moon in Taurus – A new moon circle offered by Melissa Maddern and Kate Thomas. Moon Circles are an opportunity for women to gather, connect, and contribute to growing a community through collective intention setting. This celebration of the Taurus New Moon focuses on recognizing and living in our truth to walk the path of our destiny. The offering will include a supportive yin practice to balance the sacral chakra, vibrational sound healing,  intention setting, and enjoying nourishment while spending time with one another.

WHAT IS A MOON CIRCLE?

A sacred gathering honoring the new moon. Also known as a women’s circle or sister circle, this monthly gathering offers women a place to connect in a safe and non-judgemental space. Gatherings are themed according to the new moon’s astrological sign and include intentional stillness, vibrational healing, and an opportunity to contribute to a collective intention setting, followed by sharing in nourishment and community.