Workshops & Trainings

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

A Year of Building Your Home Practice:
Fall 2014-Summer 2015

This year-long program with Bonnie Foote is for yoga students with at least one year of yoga experience. Registration includes 11 Saturday sessions, 1 day-long retreat , 3 private sessions, and 1 final closing gathering. View dates and details. Payments may be made in quarterly installments. Early registrations and CYC members first payment is due 8/15/14, and all other registrants must make their first payment by 9/1/14. Subsequent payments are due 11/1/14, 3/1/15 and 6/1/15. There are no refunds for this workshop.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Full Year Beginning with Sept 6 Workshop — Sat Sep 6 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:

$1235.00 — Early Registration (by August 15) or CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$1435.00 — Registration (after August 15) and non-CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$308.75 — FIRST Quarterly Payment - Early Reg or CYC Member Due 8/15/14 [ REGISTER NOW ]

The Art of Presence: A Day of Mindfulness for Artists

Are you an artist looking for a way to ground your work in a mindful, sustainable, spiritual practice? Writers, musicians, filmmakers, performers, visual artists, storytellers, dancers, art therapists, journalists -- all varieties of artists are invited to come together for this day of meditation, creative exploration, and community building with Sister Jewel (Chau Nghiem). This workshop will include sitting and walking meditation, mindful movements, a dharma talk on bringing mindfulness and our art together, deep relaxation, small group work, and more. Ordained in the Plum Village tradition, Sister Jewel regularly leads mindfulness retreats and programs for artists in the US and abroad. Limited scholarships are available.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

— Sat Sep 6 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

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

Listening to Nature, Listening to Each Other: A Refreshing Afternoon of Mindfulness for Families (with children ages 6-12)

Bring your family to connect with each other and nature through fun and simple mindfulness practices. We will learn hands-on activities that can help kids and parents relieve stress, increase concentration and confidence, and deal with difficult emotions. Among these activities is 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 14 years of experience teaching mindfulness practices to kids and families in the Plum Village community. Sister Jewel leads mindfulness retreats and programs worldwide, and she is the editor of the book, Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children. Children ages 6-12 are invited to attend with their adult family member(s). Limited scholarships are available.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

— Sun Sep 7 2014, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

$20.00 — CYC Member Registration - Per Family Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$25.00 — Non-CYC Member Registration - Per Family Member [ REGISTER NOW ]

Reiki Practice Group

Join Marion Werner for a monthly Reiki Practice Group, open to all Reiki practitioners with Reiki Level 1, 2 and/or master training. The group is an opportunity to get support for your self-practice - even if you haven't been practicing regularly; offer and receive a Reiki treatment; share questions and experiences; and connect with other Reiki practitioners. You will also learn about Reiki volunteer opportunities at Circle Yoga and in the community. You can sign up for each meeting separately.

If you did not train with Marion and this is your first time attending, please call her at the studio to introduce yourself before the group practice.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Reiki Practice Group — Tue Sep 9 2014, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Cost:

$20.00 — Per Person [ REGISTER NOW ]

Relax with Reiki: 30-Minute Reiki Treatments

If you have never had a Reiki session before, "Relax with Reiki" is a great opportunity to experience the practice in a group setting. "Relax with Reiki" offers 30-minute Reiki sessions in the studio with 7-8 treatment tables set up side by side. A dedicated group of Reiki practitioners, all of whom have completed Reiki practitioner training and practice self-Reiki daily, provide the one-on-one Reiki sessions.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

For Reiki Practitioners — Sat Sep 13 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
First 30-Min Treatment Session — Sat Sep 13 2014, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Second 30-Min Treatment Session — Sat Sep 13 2014, 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Cost:

$20.00 — First Session (2:00PM) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$20.00 — Second Session (2:45PM) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$0.00 — For Participating Reiki Practioners Only [ REGISTER NOW ]

[FULL] A Year of Mindfulness for Women: Fall 2014-Summer 2015

This year-long program with Annie Mahon is for mindfulness students who have completed at least one introductory course or equivalent experience. Registration includes 7 Saturday workshops, 5 Friday evening workshops, 2 Q&A conference calls, 1 day-long retreat and 1 weekend-long retreat in the mountains of Virginia, and one final closure gathering. View dates and details. Payments may be made in quarterly installments. Early registrations and CYC members first payment is due 8/15/14, and all other registrants must make their first payment by 9/1/14. Subsequent payments are due 11/1/14, 2/1/15 and 5/1/15. There are no refunds for this workshop.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Full Year Beginning with Sept 14 Workshop — Sun Sep 14 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cost:

$1950.00 — Early Registration (by August 15) or CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$2100.00 — Registration (after August 15) and non-CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$487.50 — Quarterly Payment Plan - FIRST Early Reg/CYC Payment due 8/15/14 [ REGISTER NOW ]

Reiki Level 1 Training, Part 1: Reiki for Self-Care

Reiki is a subtle, meditative practice that relieves stress, brings balance to the system, and supports self-healing. Part 1 of the Reiki Level 1 Training is focused on Reiki for self-care. In this 6-hour experiential class, you will learn everything you need to know to begin a daily Reiki self-care practice. Students interested in learning to practice Reiki informally on others, and who wish to receive a Reiki Level 1 certificate, may complete the training by taking Reiki Level 1, Part 2: Reiki Practitioner Class. For those interested only in self-care, you are welcome to take Part 1 only. Part 1 is a prerequisite for students who wish to take Part 2.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Friday — Fri Sep 19 2014, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday — Sun Sep 21 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost:

$150.00 — Early Registration (by Sept 1) or CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$165.00 — Registration (after Sept 1) and for non-CYC members [ REGISTER NOW ]

Cultivating Fearlessness Through Yoga

In cultivating fearlessness we are able to claim our inner mastery--whether in pursuing a career goal, hosting a dinner party with uncommon elegance, or diving into a full commitment on the spiritual journey. Fear can literally stop us from blossoming in our careers, in our daily relationships with friends and family, and in our evolution as human beings. In this workshop, we will use asana practice, along with breathwork and meditation, to set free a full-blown inner presence that translates into maximizing our success in whatever endeavors are most important in our lives. Whatever your level of yoga practice may be, this workshop will enliven and enrich your experience of yoga, yourself, and your life.

Private sessions are available with Eliana while she is in town. If interested, email eliana.baccas@gmail.com.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Friday — Fri Sep 19 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday — Sat Sep 20 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday — Sun Sep 21 2014, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost:

$160.00 — Full Weekend- Early Registration (by Sept 1) or CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$180.00 — Full Weekend- Registration (after Sept 1) and non-CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$130.00 — Saturday & Sunday Sessions only (if registered by Sept 1) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$45.00 — Session 1: Friday only [ REGISTER NOW ]
$70.00 — Session 2: Saturday only [ REGISTER NOW ]
$70.00 — Session 3: Sunday only [ REGISTER NOW ]

Fall Reset: Finding Balance and Stability in the Transition from Summer to Fall

As the summer heat gives way to the cooler and drier air of fall, we need to slow down, nourish our bodies, and find stability so that we do not get depleted. In this workshop, we will explore principles from both yoga and Ayurveda (the ancient Indian holistic health system) for staying balanced and healthy during this seasonal shift. The workshop will include a one-hour grounding and balancing asana practice, which will expel heat from the body and soothe the nervous system, ending with a deep relaxation. We will discuss Ayurvedic dietary guidelines and simple lifestyle practices that can help in the transition from summer to fall, and we'll share a nourishing tea for the season. All levels of yoga experience are welcome.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Fall Reset — Sat Sep 27 2014, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Cost:

$40.00 — CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]
$45.00 — Non-CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]

Advanced Asana Practice Workshop

This workshop is for experienced students who want to take their practice a step further. We will focus on hip openers and backbends. Students should be familiar with inversions and Urdhva Dhanurasana (upward bow pose).

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

— Sat Oct 11 2014, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

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

Reiki Practice Group

Join Marion Werner for a monthly Reiki Practice Group, open to all Reiki practitioners with Reiki Level 1, 2 and/or master training. The group is an opportunity to get support for your self-practice - even if you haven't been practicing regularly; offer and receive a Reiki treatment; share questions and experiences; and connect with other Reiki practitioners. You will also learn about Reiki volunteer opportunities at Circle Yoga and in the community. You can sign up for each meeting separately.

If you did not train with Marion and this is your first time attending, please call her at the studio to introduce yourself before the group practice.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Reiki Practice Group — Mon Oct 13 2014, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Cost:

$20.00 — Per Person [ REGISTER NOW ]

Reiki Level 1 Training, Part 2: Practitioner Class

This 6-hour training is for students who have completed the Reiki Level 1 Training, Part 1: Reiki for Self-Care. With an established Reiki self-care practice, you can learn how to offer Reiki practice informally to others – family, friends and pets. There is ample time to experience and practice. Students also learn about Reiki practice in healthcare and Reiki research. Attendance for all 6 hours is required.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Friday — Fri Oct 17 2014, 6:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Sunday — Sun Oct 19 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost:

$150.00 — Early Registration (by Oct 1) or CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$165.00 — Registration (after Oct 1) and for non-CYC members [ REGISTER NOW ]

Graduate Year of Mindfulness for Women: Fall 2014-Summer 2015

This year-long program with Annie Mahon is for those who have completed at least one Year of Mindfulness program. The Graduate Year of Mindfulness (G-YOM) program is designed to deepen participants' understanding of mindfulness, strengthen their mindfulness practice and provide them with a continuing community of women with whom to practice.View dates and details. Payments may be made in quarterly installments. Early registrations and CYC members first payment is due 8/15/14, and all other registrants must make their first payment by 9/1/14. Subsequent payments are due 12/1/14, 3/1/15 and 6/1/15. There are no refunds for this program.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Full Year Beginning with Oct 18 Workshop — Sat Oct 18 2014, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:

$980.00 — Early Registration (by August 15) or CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$1050.00 — Registration (after August 15) and non-CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$245.00 — Quarterly Payment Plan - FIRST Early Reg/CYC Payment due 8/15/14 [ 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 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 6-9/SAT 9-6/SUN 9-5 — Fri Oct 24 2014, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost:

$475.00 — Early Registration - If registered by Oct 1 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$495.00 — Per Person - If registered after Oct 1 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$247.50 — Installment Plan - FIRST Payment due 9/1 [ REGISTER NOW ]

Celebrate Your Shape

Yoga is for EVERY body, no matter what size. And yet images of yoga in pop culture too often lead us to think that yoga is only for people shaped like supermodels. In this workshop, co-led by Mercedes Santos, E-RYT 200, and Circle Yoga student Danielle Lewis, learn how to make your yoga practice fit your shape. Easy changes allow you to adapt the most common yoga poses to your body's curves, reducing the "squash factor" so you get the full benefit of every pose.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

— Sun Oct 26 2014, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost:

$40.00 — CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]
$50.00 — Non-CYC Member Registration [ 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 ]

Reiki Practice Group

Join Marion Werner for a monthly Reiki Practice Group, open to all Reiki practitioners with Reiki Level 1, 2 and/or master training. The group is an opportunity to get support for your self-practice - even if you haven't been practicing regularly; offer and receive a Reiki treatment; share questions and experiences; and connect with other Reiki practitioners. You will also learn about Reiki volunteer opportunities at Circle Yoga and in the community. You can sign up for each meeting separately.

If you did not train with Marion and this is your first time attending, please call her at the studio to introduce yourself before the group practice.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Reiki Practice Group — Mon Nov 3 2014, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Cost:

$20.00 — Per Person [ 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 ]

Reiki Practice Group

Join Marion Werner for a monthly Reiki Practice Group, open to all Reiki practitioners with Reiki Level 1, 2 and/or master training. The group is an opportunity to get support for your self-practice - even if you haven't been practicing regularly; offer and receive a Reiki treatment; share questions and experiences; and connect with other Reiki practitioners. You will also learn about Reiki volunteer opportunities at Circle Yoga and in the community. You can sign up for each meeting separately.

If you did not train with Marion and this is your first time attending, please call her at the studio to introduce yourself before the group practice.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Reiki Practice Group — Tue Dec 16 2014, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Cost:

$20.00 — Per Person [ REGISTER NOW ]