Workshops & Trainings

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Budding Yogis Teaching Yoga to Kids Certification

Do you think you might enjoy teaching yoga to children? Or do you think your child might benefit from learning to relax through the non-competitive practice of yoga? This 20-hour workshop is intended for school teachers, parents, yoga teachers, therapists, or anyone interested in learning how to enrich children's lives with yoga practice. Participants will learn how to teach kids yoga classes, how to create theme-based yoga classes, and how to teach self-calming and meditation techniques. In addition to learning how to teach kids yoga poses and yoga games, participants will gain a clear understanding of the age-breakouts for classes and learn techniques for dealing with various behaviors, including special needs. We will learn through doing, by experiencing kids yoga classes and discussing what works well with kids. Each student will have an opportunity to plan, observe, and teach a free kids yoga class on the last day of the workshop. We'll also discuss what it takes to get started teaching and/or start-up a kids yoga business. A Budding Yogis Certificate will be given to each participant if all sessions and the practice teaching session are successfully attended. Some yoga experience required. More about the training.

Payment may be made in two installments, due on 9/1 and 10/1. If you need to cancel your registration, please do so at least one week before the workshop, and your fee will be refunded minus a 20% administrative fee. Sorry, no refunds will be given for cancellations made within less than one week of the workshop.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

FRI 1-9/SAT 12:30-7/SUN 9-5 — Fri Oct 24 2014, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost:

$475.00 — Early Registration - If registered by Oct 3 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$495.00 — Per Person - If registered after Oct 3 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$247.50 — Installment Plan - FIRST Payment due 9/3 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$247.50 — Installment Plan - SECOND Payment due 10/3/14 [ REGISTER NOW ]

FREE Kids Yoga Classes

We are offering free kids yoga classes as part of our Budding Yogis Teaching Yoga to Kids Certification. The 10:00am class is for 2-4 year olds with an adult. All other classes are drop-off only, so parents can enjoy 30 minutes to themselves. These special free classes usually fill, so please sign up early. **Parents: When registering online, please be sure to include your child as a "Family Member" on your account, include his/her birthdate, and register your child (instead of yourself) for the class.**

Date and Time:

2-4 year olds with one adult — Sun Oct 26 2014, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
5-8 year olds (drop off) — Sun Oct 26 2014, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
8-12 year olds (drop off) — Sun Oct 26 2014, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Cost:

$0.00 — 2-4 year olds w/ adult [ REGISTER NOW ]
$0.00 — 5-8 year olds (drop off) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$0.00 — 8-12 year olds (drop off) [ REGISTER NOW ]

Yoga and Art For Kids (Ages 5-10)

Come and have fun at this two-hour kids yoga workshop with long-time kids yoga teachers Debbie Helfeld and Geneva Moss! Through story, art and yoga we will imagine and explore the fun of individuality within a community. Kids will create and take home an art project inspired by the theme of the yoga class.

Date and Time:

Yoga and Art for Kids — Sat Nov 1 2014, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

$30.00 — CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]
$35.00 — Non-member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]

Living Your Purpose

Do you have goals but obstacles still block you? Do you ever wonder how to make happiness more of a priority in your daily life? Do you ever ask yourself, "What's next?" You aren't alone. According to ancient yoga philosophy we are all born with the basic desire to thrive and be fulfilled in our actions, relationships, and experiences. In this immersive workshop we will use the practical experience of yoga and meditation and the power of breath to not only get to know ourselves better but to increase our power of choice and our success in reaching our goals. We will use the book The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity and Freedom by Rod Stryker as the framework for the practices. Join Jill and Geneva, two long-term teachers and practitioners, to explore what is possible today. Learn more at the Free Intro to Living Your Purpose session on Oct. 19th!

Date and Time:

Friday — Fri Nov 7 2014, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday — Sat Nov 8 2014, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday — Sun Nov 9 2014, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

$300.00 — CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]
$330.00 — Non-CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]

Self-Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a safe, gentle and effective practice that can be used to improve overall health and physical performance. It is a scientific, evidence based technique in which gentle, sustained pressure is applied to the body's connective tissue to release muscular tension and allow muscles to stretch more easily. Its benefits include the release of tight muscles, an increase in flexibility and range of motion, and it improves blood and lymphatic circulation. Myofascial Release also helps reduce injuries and musculoskeletal pain, and aids in the prevention of lower back pain.

This is an interactive workshop in which students will learn how to use a foam roller and tennis balls to apply these mobilization techniques to the upper and lower extremities and the thoracic and lumbar spine. Please wear comfortable clothing appropriate for a movement class.

**All students must bring their own full, round 31" or 36" long foam roller, which can be purchased at Circle Yoga, a sporting goods store or online at Amazon.com. The length of the roller is important - it’s necessary in order to fully participate in all the exercises.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Self-Myofascial Release — Fri Nov 14 2014, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cost:

$35.00 — CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]
$40.00 — Non-Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]

Adult and Child CPR Certification

Join us for this Adult and Child CPR/First Aid certification training taught by an American Heart Association certified trainer. This training is open to yoga teachers and anyone interested. Participants who complete each session will receive proof of certification in Adult and Child CPR and First Aid, which is valid for two years.

Date and Time:

CPR Certification — Sun Nov 16 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
First Aid Certification — Sun Nov 16 2014, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost:

$40.00 — CPR Certification [ REGISTER NOW ]
$40.00 — First Aid Certification [ REGISTER NOW ]

Digest to Meditate: Yoga for the Gut-Brain Connection

This workshop is a new episode in Eduardo's series, Sharp as a Tack: Yoga and Cognition. The latest neurological studies confirm that we actually have two "brains:" one brain in our head and a second brain below the diaphragm muscle. They are designed to work together as teammates. The gut flora affects not only how we digest food but also influences our capacity for concentration, our behavior, our moods, and even our personality.

In this workshop, we will explore yoga poses and breathing techniques that massage and stimulate the vital organs and muscles associated to the digestive system while balancing your nervous system and creating a powerful relaxation response that benefits cognitive functions.

Yoga Sutra 3.41: "Mastery of the energy of digestion located in the abdomen brings the power of radiance."

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Digest to Meditate — Sat Nov 22 2014, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost:

$35.00 — CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]
$40.00 — Non-Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]

Restorative Yoga: A Sanctuary of Rest

Life can feel frantic this time of year--experience a sanctuary of rest with restorative yoga. We will slow down the pace of life with passive poses over blankets and bolsters, and give our active bodies some downtime. Enveloped in candlelight and quiet, relaxing music, you will dial down your active nervous system, ease muscular tension, and relax your mind. No yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Restorative Yoga — Fri Dec 5 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost:

$30.00 — CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]
$35.00 — Non-CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): An Introduction to Tapping

EFT is a form of relaxation which is widely used for stress reduction. It has been shown to reduce emotional upsets and pain by decreasing or eliminating negative emotions. Also referred to as "tapping," EFT is a technique based on acupuncture. However, there are no needles and you can easily learn to do this for yourself. EFT calms you down so that you can think more clearly about whatever problem you wish to address. In this workshop, you will learn the basic techniques and we will do some practice together so that you will begin to experience how quickly it is possible to reduce or even eliminate worries, physical discomfort, and stress.

This is a donation-based workshop, with a suggested donation of $10-$40. Please pay what you can. Proceeds benefit the Circle Yoga Scholarship Fund.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

EFT — Sun Dec 14 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost:

$10.00 — Donation [ REGISTER NOW ]
$20.00 — Donation [ REGISTER NOW ]
$30.00 — Donation [ REGISTER NOW ]
$40.00 — Donation [ REGISTER NOW ]

Budding Yogis Teaching Yoga to Kids Certification

Do you think you might enjoy teaching yoga to children? Or do you think your child might benefit from learning to relax through the non-competitive practice of yoga? This 20-hour workshop is intended for school teachers, parents, yoga teachers, therapists, or anyone interested in learning how to enrich children's lives with yoga practice. Participants will learn how to teach kids yoga classes, how to create theme-based yoga classes, and how to teach self-calming and meditation techniques. In addition to learning how to teach kids yoga poses and yoga games, participants will gain a clear understanding of the age-breakouts for classes and learn techniques for dealing with various behaviors, including special needs. We will learn through doing, by experiencing kids yoga classes and discussing what works well with kids. Each student will have an opportunity to plan, observe, and teach a free kids yoga class on the last day of the workshop. We'll also discuss what it takes to get started teaching and/or start-up a kids yoga business. A Budding Yogis Certificate will be given to each participant if all sessions and the practice teaching session are successfully attended. Some yoga experience required. More about the training.

Payment may be made in two installments, due on 5/1/15 and 6/1/15. If you need to cancel your registration, please do so at least one week before the workshop, and your fee will be refunded minus a 20% administrative fee. Sorry, no refunds will be given for cancellations made within less than one week of the workshop.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

FRI 6AM-9PM, SAT 9AM-6PM, SUN 9AM-5PM — Fri Jun 26 2015, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost:

$475.00 — Early Registration - If registered by 5/1/15 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$495.00 — Per Person - If registered after 5/1/15 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$247.50 — Installment Plan - FIRST Payment due 5/1/15 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$247.50 — Installment Plan - SECOND Payment due 6/1/15 [ REGISTER NOW ]