Workshops & Trainings

Looking for more ways to kick start or deepen your practice? Don’t forget to check out our Mini Series offerings.

Full-Day Summer Camp (Ages 6-12)

Full-day camp is for kids ages 6-12. Circle Yoga Summer Camp is FUN and full of movement and creativity. Campers get to play outside and be the active kids they are, and they have time to wind down with mindful yoga, journaling, and relaxation. A typical day at camp includes Mindful Yoga & Movement, Crafts & Creative Arts, Play at the Park, Group Games, Camp Songs, Relaxation, and Journaling. *Refund Policy: Refunds are provided, minus a $50 administrative fee, if cancelled before May 7, 2016.* More about camp.

Date and Time:

June 20-24 (9am-3pm) — Mon Jun 20 2016, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
June 27 - July 1 (9am-3pm) — Mon Jun 27 2016, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
July 5 - 8 (9am-3pm) — Tue Jul 5 2016, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
July 18 - 22 (9am-3pm) — Mon Jul 18 2016, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 1 - 5 (9am-3pm) — Mon Aug 1 2016, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 8 - 12 (9am-3pm) — Mon Aug 8 2016, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 15 - 19 (9am-3pm) — Mon Aug 15 2016, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cost:

$365.00 — June 20 - 24 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$365.00 — June 27 - July 1 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$292.00 — July 5 - 8 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$365.00 — July 18 - 22 (9am-3pm)* FULL *
$365.00 — Aug 1 - 5 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$365.00 — August 8 - 12 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$365.00 — August 15 - 19 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]

Opening the Breath

Join Bonnie for this donation-based Yoga off the Mat class in August. We all know how important a smooth, steady breath is to the practice of yoga--and to a general sense of well-being. Take the luxury of a full hour devoted to this crucial part of your practice. We'll draw from an eclectic mix of asana and stretches, pranayama (yogic breath exercises), Western voice exercises (no, you don't have to sound good!), resting poses, and meditation to help create a fuller, easier breath. Ahhhhh! Suggested donation is $5 minimum. No advance registration.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Yoga off the Mat — Fri Aug 12 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cost:

$0.00 — No advance registrations - donations at the door [ REGISTER NOW ]

Safe Sitter® Course

Do you have a teen who is ready to babysit or a preteen who is interested in learning the basics? The Safe Sitter® course prepares young adolescents, ages 10-15, for the profound responsibilities of protecting and caring for infants and children. The course includes Babysitting as a Business, Success on the Job, Child Care Essentials, Safety for the Sitter, Injury Management, Preventing Problem Behavior, Care of Choking Infant, Care of Choking Child, Infant and Child CPR, Preventing Injuries, and Behavior Management.

Safe Sitter® was founded in 1980 by Indianapolis pediatrician, Dr. Patricia A. Keener, after a colleague's 18-month-old choked to death while under an adult sitter's care. Dr. Keener developed Safe Sitter® as a medically accurate instructional program designed for young teens. Dr. Keener has been recognized nationally for the educational excellence of the Safe Sitter® program by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive The Official Safe Sitter® Babysitter's Handbook and a course completion card.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Safe Sitter — Sat Aug 27 2016, 12:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Cost:

$99.00 — Registration Fee [ REGISTER NOW ]

Freeing Our Creativity: A Day of Mindfulness to Enliven Our Creative Impulse

This workshop is for artists and for anyone wishing to unlock their creativity and overcome their inhibitions to full expression. We will explore mindfulness practices that can help each of us connect with and enliven our creative fire. Mindfulness is being here now, with kindness and openhearted curiosity. Cultivating this source of energy is vital to reconnecting with our creative life force. During the workshop, we will slow down and come home to our body and breath by practicing sitting, walking and eating meditation together, as well as deep relaxation, mindfulness teachings, and group discussion. We will also use the tools of InterPlay—improvisational movement, voice and storytelling—to encourage creative exploration and embody mindfulness through play.

This workshop is open to everyone. No mindfulness experience required. Limited scholarships are available. An ordained nun in the Plum Village tradition for 15 years, Kaira Jewel Lingo is now a lay Dharma teacher and regularly leads mindfulness retreats and programs for artists in the US and abroad.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Freeing Our Creativity — Sat Sep 3 2016, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

$120.00 — CYC Member Registration Fee [ REGISTER NOW ]
$130.00 — Non-Member Registration Fee [ REGISTER NOW ]

Joyfully Together: An Afternoon of Mindfulness for Families (with children ages 6-12)

Parents and their children ages 6-12 are invited to come explore how mindfulness can help us to connect more deeply to each other and to ourselves. We will learn how to nourish our joy and take care of difficult emotions through the practices of mindful breathing, pebble meditation and the art of flower-watering—a practice of sharing our appreciation for each other. Learn how your family can develop a strong foundation of mindfulness that can support your lives together.

This workshop is a unique opportunity to learn from a Dharma teacher who has 15 years of experience teaching mindfulness practices to kids and families in Thich Nhat Hanh's Plum Village community. Kaira Jewel Lingo leads mindfulness retreats and programs worldwide, and she is the editor of the book, Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children. Limited scholarships are available.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Joyfully Together — Sun Sep 4 2016, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

$25.00 — CYC Member Registration - Per Family Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$30.00 — Non-CYC Member Registration - Per Family Member [ REGISTER NOW ]

Year of Mindfulness for Women: Living Compassion, Living Joy

Join a diverse group of women learning how to wake up and enjoy life using daily mindfulness practices and meditation. The Year of Mindfulness program is now in its fourth year at Circle Yoga. The 2016-2017 program is unique in that we will have five facilitators, each a highly experienced practitioner in her particular field of mindfulness. This collaborative team approach provides participants expanded learning opportunities and more small group connections and mentoring time. Following the guidance and wisdom of our five facilitators, we will apply what we learn to all aspects of our lives–-our relationship with ourselves, our interactions with others, our chosen vocation, and our physical health. Visit the Year of Mindfulness page for program details, full schedule, and pricing.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

First Retreat Plus Full Program Year — Sat Sep 10 2016, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:

$650.00 — First quarterly payment (includes $300 non-refundable deposit) [ REGISTER NOW ]

Circle Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica 2016

Join Circle Yoga teachers Rebecca Bly and Mora Solano Lavin for six days in the Pacific Coast beach town of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. This retreat is designed for students of all levels to practice yoga and movement in a beautiful and peaceful setting. See full retreat details. Questions? Email retreat@circleyoga.com.

A $500 non-refundable deposit reserves your space and will be applied toward the full registration fee, which is due August 31, 2016. If you have paid in full and cancel before September 9, 2016, you will receive a refund in the amount of the fee you have paid minus the $500 deposit. No refunds after September 9, 2016.

Date and Time:

Circle Yoga Retreat — Sun Oct 30 2016, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

$500.00 — Deposit for Registration for Double Occupancy [ REGISTER NOW ]
$500.00 — Deposit for Registration for Single Occupancy [ REGISTER NOW ]
$2495.00 — Early Bird Registration for Double Occupancy (BY July 15) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$2995.00 — Early Bird Registration for Single Occupancy (BY July 15) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$2695.00 — Full Registration for Double Occupancy (AFTER July 15) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$3195.00 — Full Registration for Single Occupancy (AFTER July 15) [ 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. Some yoga experience required. More about the training.

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:

Friday — Fri Nov 4 2016, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday — Sat Nov 5 2016, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday — Sun Nov 6 2016, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

$475.00 — Early Registration - If registered by 10/1/16 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$495.00 — Per Person - If registered after 10/1/16 [ REGISTER NOW ]

Circle Yoga Teacher Training - Application Fee

Learn how to share everything you love about yoga in your own mindful, sustainable yoga classes. In this carefully structured year-long program, you’ll be part of a supportive trainee community while studying with a team of highly experienced yoga teachers. The Circle Yoga Teacher Training (CYTT) meets and exceeds the requirements for the Yoga Alliance® 200-hour certification. Learn more about the program.

Date and Time:

First Session — Fri Jan 13 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Cost:

$50.00 — Non-refundable application fee [ REGISTER NOW ]