LEAP Program Overview
Leaders Empowered into Action Program, or LEAP, is Create Karma’s flagship program. Whether you are new to the wellness world or are looking for ways to develop your leadership skills for the first time, LEAP provides an opportunity to explore your leadership potential through the experience of yoga, wellness, and your connection to others. Over the course of 9 weekends, you will move your body, explore self-inquiry and participate in team-building activities to practice and hone your leadership skills.
The training is based on a pay-it-forward model, encouraging you to bring the lessons learned in LEAP back to your communities. As a LEAPer, you will become a leader in both thought and action, creating a life of health and empowerment for yourself and those around you. You will learn from some of the country’s leading wellness experts how to experience wellness in your own body, plus gain the tools to become a leader by sharing those lessons with others, no matter where you are starting from in your wellness journey.
With its focus on community, LEAP is also an ideal training for existing leaders and wellness advocates looking to expand their skills and bring mindfulness and wellness to the populations they serve. Non-profit executives and staff from nursing homes, churches, shelters, and other community organizations that serve at-risk populations can join like-minded individuals in working together towards a common goal: Creating strong, healthy communities by becoming compassionate human beings and leaders.
Comprehensive Curriculum and Experiential Learning
LEAP provides you with an optimal opportunity for personal development by integrating leadership training techniques with a variety of wellness practices. We combine physical movement, breathwork, meditation, and self-inquiry with team-building activities and action-based service projects to generate enduring wellness in your life and community. By completing this leadership-in-action training, you will transform your relationship with yourself and your ability to create wellness and empowered leadership every day.
The program ends with a full weekend dedicated to helping you refine your role as a wellness leader and provide theoretical knowledge and practical tools for becoming a yoga instructor. In addition to opportunities to practice teaching and receive group feedback, you will have access to one-on-one coaching and mentorship, an invaluable discussion on the business of yoga, and actionable next steps towards becoming an effective yoga instructor. These skills and experience will aid you in leading your community using the tenets of yoga, as recommended by Yoga Alliance®, the national credentialing organization for the yoga community.
LEAP Curriculum Includes…
Anatomy & Kinesiology: Use basic anatomy and awareness to create balanced movement
Ayurveda: Stabilize your inner and outer environment through nutrition and daily life practices
Physiology of Wellness: Learn how the systems of wellness regulate health
Functional Movement: Ground and energize through inclusive yoga and movement
Connection: Create partnership and community by sharing yourself authentically and generously
Leadership: Integrate your leadership as a natural extension of your being
Support: Connect in weekly calls with your mentor and a fellow trainee
Sustainability: Nourish and support your body with daily wellness
Service: Impact the lives that matter to you
Practice: As a LEAP, you will have access to a discounted, unlimited membership yoga at ZYW for the duration of the training (6-months).
2020-2021 LEAP Training Dates
Each weekend session includes Friday evenings from 6pm-9:30pm, Saturdays from 8am-6pm and Sundays from 8am-4pm.
• Weekend 1 – October 16, 17, 18
• Weekend 2 – November 6, 7, 8
• Weekend 3 – December 4, 5, 6
• Weekend 4 – January 8, 9, 10
• Weekend 5 – January 29, 30, 31
• Weekend 6 – February 19, 20, 21
• Weekend 7 – March 12, 13, 14
• Weekend 8 – March 26, 27, 28
• Weekend 9 – April 9, 10, 11
We offer three tuition options to suite your needs. Once accepted into the program, your application fee and deposit secure your space in the program.
Tuition for this program is non-refundable.
Anyone with an interest in leadership and wellness is welcome and encouraged to apply. Once you are accepted, you must attend all training hours, complete all coursework and training homework, and lead 12 outreach classes (a minimum of 60 minutes in length each).
Your successful completion of Create Karma’s Yoga Teacher Certification Weekend will make you eligible to register as an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance®. Please note, if you choose to register with Yoga Alliance®, you will need complete your online registration with them after you have received your completion certificate from Create Karma. Create Karma is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance®.