What will the opening of the Lion's Gate Portal mean for you?

The Lion's Gate Portal opens every year from July 26 - August 12, and it peaks on the magical date of August 8 — 8/8 — when the sun in Leo, Orion's Belt, the brilliant Sirius, and the Earth all line up. Join us to activate your personal portal.

Register to activate the portal

Do you want to make the most of the Lion's Gate Portal?

Join us for all 3 workshops for a 10% discount, plus an 8/8 activation meditation!

The Lion's Gate Portal opens every year from July 26 - August 12. To make the most of this highly positive, mystical season, enter the Lion's Gate Portal series, with pre-recorded workshops. Join us to activate your personal portal!

You'll receive:

  • HEART MAPPING: From Anxiety to Connection: 
  • A guided "ACTIVATION MEDITATION" for the magical 8/8 **PEAK** of the Lion's Gate Portal alignment

Register for The Lion's Gate Portal Workshop Series

What people are saying...

Exceeded expectations

Kristen Overmann

Recently had a thrilling experience in taking Leigh’s auto writing course. I had done one myself but wanted to try in a group. I was enjoying the grounding portion, and then Leigh led the group to a place I have honestly never been. I created a fantastic space, and from there the words came streaming in. I couldn’t keep up. Nearly 5 paragraphs, 3 of which came in a language is never studied and required translation! I am hopeful Leigh will continue her Auto writing courses. I hope everyone can try the class. It was a jaw dropping experience.

Beautiful inspiration

Crystal Lee

Leigh has such a gentle way of introducing the material. It was such a comfortable and supportive environment. I left class feeling inspired to create again after a long hiatus with my art and my writing. So grateful for the beautiful inspiration.

A lovely experience

Regina B

Thank you Leigh for a beautiful class! It was my first time taking a class here, I signed up on a whim and I enjoyed it. I lost connection toward the end and was happy to find the recording to listen to the end. I tend to do these exercises on my own but connecting with others was a lovely experience. Thank you 🙏🏻

Really wonderful, the workbook was fantastic!

Cheryl OShaughnessy

I found this workshop very valuable and informative. I really appreciated the action strategies to use after understanding the content! The workbook was fantastic as I am a visual and kinesthetic learner. Just hearing a lecture and information is tough for me to internalize and remember. I now have some wonderful strategies to use, and much greater insight and understanding about emotions that are such a huge part of our lives, and great ways to deal with them. There was one in particular that I am so grateful to have learned and will definitely use ongoing! Do hope you will consider a later start, 7 central, as 6 central is a tough time to make work for peacefully being ready to make it to, and focus on a workshop. This was really wonderful!!!

Right on time, just what I needed!

Kelly Moreno

I think Heart Mapping came along just for me! I've been in a bit of an inexplicable funk most all of the month; I gotta tell you, by the day after this workshop I was well on my way to "Mischief Managed!" One has to do the 'work,' but Leigh provides the springboard. Loved it BIG TIME. Thank you, Leigh!!!

Hopeful, helpful, and supportive

Keitha Austin

A wonderful workshop. Hopeful, helpful, and supportive. The exercises are practical and at the core of what needs exposure for the highest good. I especially liked the introduction of polyvagal responses and the path to safety.

Kind and supportive fellow Spirit Workers

Linda T.

Perfect class! Marvelous Leigh (thank you!) shared her insights on using our psychic gifts with the awareness of our Intuition, Affinity, and Intention. She checked in with us throughout to ask if we had questions or encouraged questions thru the Chat section of the zoom call, too. Discussion of the main topic and finer points followed. Then the class was opened to any general questions we had for the group--everyone participated using their incredible psychic gifts. I had a question regarding an upcoming positive change & got marvelous feedback! I will update everyone when we meet in 2 weeks!

What is the Lion's Gate Portal series?

The Lion's Gate Portal opens every year from July 26 - August 12. In the first "activation session," you'll be guided to open up to the electrifying energy that has inspired mystics for thousands of years. This 3 week, highly positive, galactic energy peaks on the magical date of August 8 — 8/8 — when the sun in Leo, Orion's Belt, the brilliant Sirius, and the Earth all line up. Live workshops are on Wednesdays at 7 EST, and all calls are recorded. Join us and get super-boosted!



Leigh Hopkins

Leigh Hopkins has a Masters in Education, a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and is a certified Usui Reiki Master. In 2010, Leigh Hopkins said goodbye to a career in social policy to move to Brazil, where she founded Viva Institute by rigging a satellite dish to a boulder in a banana field (yes, really!). Viva Institute's workshops and virtual retreats have reached thousands of people on six continents. A lifelong educator, Leigh is passionate about helping people to unlock their unique contributions to the world. At Viva Institute, we believe that you are the catalyst for your own transformation, and Leigh's mission is to empower you with the tools you need, exactly when you need them. Leigh's writing has appeared in BOMB Magazine, Longreads, McSweeney’s, and The Rumpus, among other publications. Today, she lives in Philadelphia, PA.

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