Workshops & Trainings

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

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 ]

Reiki Level 1 Training, Parts 1 and 2

Would you like to learn a simple practice that can help you feel better every day? Would you like to be able to use the light touch of your hands to help ease your stress and invite a feeling of balance and overall well-being? The first half of the workshop focuses on learning to practice Reiki for self-care, using your hands in a sequence of placements on your head and torso. While practicing, you are still and quiet, in a state of non-doing. Relaxation usually comes quite easily, naturally and effortlessly. In class we also explore the origins of Reiki practice and its health benefits. The second half of the workshop – Reiki practitioner training - introduces participants to the informal practice of Reiki for family and friends. You learn how to offer a chair Reiki session, and a table Reiki session. We talk about the experience of Reiki both for the recipient and the practitioner. The training is primarily experiential with plenty of time for practice, sharing and feedback. My goal is for you to feel confident in your ability to practice Reiki, particularly on yourself, by the end of the weekend. Participants receive a Reiki Level I Certificate at the completion of the three training sessions. No experience is necessary to take the training.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Session 1 — Fri Sep 9 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Session 2 — Sat Sep 10 2016, 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Session 3 — Sun Sep 11 2016, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost:

$300.00 — CYC Member Registration Fee [ REGISTER NOW ]
$325.00 — Non-Member Registration Fee [ REGISTER NOW ]

[FULL] 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)* FULL *

Reiki Level 1 Training, Part 2 Only: Reiki Practitioner

Beginning with a review and full practice of Reiki Self-Care , the Reiki Practitioner class introduces participants to the informal practice of Reiki for family and friends. Participants learn how to offer a chair Reiki session and a table Reiki session. We talk about the experience of Reiki both for the recipient and the practitioner. We also touch on Reiki practice in healthcare settings and Reiki research. The class is primarily experiential with plenty of time for practice, sharing and feedback. Participants receive a Reiki Level I Certificate at the completion of the two training sessions. Pre-requisite: completion of Reiki Self-Care Training Level 1: Part 1

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Session 1 — Sat Sep 10 2016, 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Session 2 — Sun Sep 11 2016, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost:

$200.00 — CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]
$225.00 — Non-CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]

Free Info Session for the 200-hr Circle Yoga Teacher Training

Thinking about becoming a yoga teacher, or curious about how a teacher training could help deepen your own practice? Join us for this free informational session about the 200-hr Circle Yoga Teacher Training. Alex, Bonnie, and Eduardo, the three lead trainers, will explain what’s special about the Circle Yoga teacher training, what the experience will be like and what you can expect to learn. This session will be recorded and available for playback. Questions? Email cytt@circleyoga.com.

Date and Time:

Info Session — Sun Sep 11 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cost:

$0.00 — Please register in advance [ REGISTER NOW ]

Focus the Mind with Meditation

Join Jill for this donation-based Yoga off the Mat class in September. Do you find that your mind wanders all over the place during meditation? Have you ever thought that you are "bad" at meditating? Maybe you just need to try some new tips and techniques to ease the way. Drawing on the yoga tradition, we will explore a few practices to help you collect, concentrate, and direct your attention. Suggested donation is $5 minimum. No advance registration.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Yoga off the Mat — Fri Sep 23 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cost:

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

Ease Into Autumn for Teens

The practice will begin with gentle and restorative poses, followed by a deep breath-centered relaxation. Students will warm and relax their muscles, learn mindful breathing techniques, and ease into the calm and focus of a tranquil mind. Suitable for students with at least one session of yoga. A longtime Circle Yoga teacher, Cinema Wood has been away this fall studying Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Netherlands and is happy to be back to offer this special workshop at the studio.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Ease Into Autumn — Sun Oct 9 2016, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost:

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

Yoga for Anxiety

Join Dhyana Delatour to explore some simple tools and techniques you can use to manage anxiety, both on and off the yoga mat. During the workshop, we will discuss in general what is happening in the body when you are experiencing anxiety, how to recognize the symptoms and bring awareness to what may be causing it, and how you can use yoga to help manage anxiety and stress in your everyday life. We will work with a variety techniques including breathing practices, mindfulness, mudras or hand gestures, and positive affirmations. Please come prepared to do a gentle and restorative yoga practice. You may also want to take some notes, so bring a writing pen and pad. No prior yoga experience is necessary.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Yoga for Anxiety — Sat Oct 15 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost:

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

Yoga for Scoliosis

Did you realize that certain yoga poses can have significant benefits for people with scoliosis? Do you know which parts of your back need more strengthening, and which need more stretching, to help balance out your muscles and connective tissues? Do you know how to modify common yoga poses so they help compensate for, rather than exaggerate, the asymmetries of your spine? Come learn all of these things and more in this carefully designed workshop. If you don’t already know what type of curve(s) you have, where they're located, and which direction(s) they go, it would be helpful to find that out before the workshop so we can accurately tailor the poses for you. (If not, you'll just need to do some research afterward to make sure our guesses were correct). Class size is limited to allow for individual attention, so sign up early!

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Scoliosis — Sun Oct 16 2016, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost:

$60.00 — CYC Member Registration Fee [ REGISTER NOW ]
$70.00 — Non-Member Registration Fee [ REGISTER NOW ]

Raja Yoga

The practice of Raja Yoga incorporates the limbs of yoga not often practiced on the mat, including self-study, pranayama and meditation. In this practice students will enjoy gentle, nourishing hatha yoga poses, deep systematic relaxation and a centering mantra meditation. This practice is suitable for all levels. A longtime Circle Yoga teacher, Cinema Wood has been away this fall studying Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Netherlands and is happy to be back to offer this special workshop at the studio.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Raja Yoga — Sun Oct 23 2016, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost:

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

Circle Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

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:

$2695.00 — Full Registration for Double Occupancy [ REGISTER NOW ]
$3195.00 — Full Registration for Single Occupancy [ 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 ]

How Do You Relax Your Jaw?

Many students carry tension in their jaws. This can connect to tension around the temples, eyes, tongue, throat, neck, shoulders, or hands. Noticing the tension and releasing it can be hugely beneficial to your yoga practice and your general well-being. This workshop will cover standard yoga poses that particularly benefit the jaw, specific exercises to release the jaw, easy cues to remember in yoga poses and throughout the day, and a relaxation meditation to help release the jaw, particularly before sleep. You'll get a handout with all the poses and exercises, a link for the meditation audio, and ideas about other resources to try.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Relax Your Jaw — Sat Nov 5 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost:

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