Workshops & Trainings

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

SoulCollage®: Get Your Creativity Flowing in 2015!

Come try this fun and creative collage practice to get your creative juices flowing in the New Year! You'll learn about the process of SoulCollage®, through which you make your own deck of collaged cards, one card at a time. The deck mirrors the self as a whole and each card represents one part of that self. People use their SoulCollage® cards to access their own inner wisdom and find direction by "reading" their cards individually or in groups. The workshop will begin with a mindful centering, followed by an exercise designed to introduce you to the SoulCollage® process and a card making demonstration. Participants will create at least one personal collaged card to take home. All card making supplies will be provided. Optional: Bring a journal to record the wisdom that comes from your card during the last segment of the workshop. Pay what you can; donations benefit the Circle Yoga Scholarship Fund.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

SoulCollage® — Sat Jan 31 2015, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Cost:

$10.00 — $10 Donation [ REGISTER NOW ]
$20.00 — $20 Donation [ REGISTER NOW ]
$30.00 — $30 Donation [ REGISTER NOW ]

Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation

Treat yourself to an evening of deep peace and relaxation. Yoga Nidra retrains your nervous system to truly and completely relax, which enables deep healing and rejuvenation to occur in your body, heart, and mind. It can help to ease anxiety, insomnia, and depression and is the perfect antidote to an active, busy, stressful life. In this two-hour workshop we will explore the many benefits of Yoga Nidra, including why and how it works, unwind the body with some gentle stretching, and then lie down for an hour-long guided relaxation. Bring your body and mind into equilibrium and walk away feeling warm, peaceful, and relaxed. No yoga or meditation experience is needed. This workshop is appropriate for adults and teens, ages 16 and up.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Yoga Nidra — Fri Feb 6 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost:

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

Doula Meet & Greet

Learn about the benefits of receiving continuous support before, during, and after childbirth from a professional labor and birth assistant, also known as a doula. Studies have shown that working with a doula results in improved maternal and fetal outcomes, along with a lower risk of unnecessary interventions and less need for medicated pain relief. Most importantly, women and families who work with a doula report a higher rate of satisfaction with the birth experience, regardless of how baby was born. Whether you are aiming to have a natural birth or are curious about how to stay proactive and ensure baby-friendly practices in the event of an epidural or cesearean, this info session will provide you with a better understanding of your birth options and may even help you find a doula you would like to work with! There will be a short presentation by several doulas as well as opportunities for questions and discussion. And of course we'll have snacks and tea! Join us for our regular Prenatal Yoga class at 11:00am, and stay for the Doula Meet & Greet.

Date and Time:

— Sat Feb 7 2015, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Cost:

$0.00 — Free - advance registration recommended [ REGISTER NOW ]

Partner Yoga

Join Cinema and her beloved Drew for this special partner yoga workshop. We'll enjoy a playful practice, suitable for yogis and non-yoga practitioners alike. Find deeper connection through graceful, easy poses, designed to create balance, harmony, and heart opening. Life is a dance--come learn new moves! Please note that the registration fee covers the cost of one participant; couples need to register for two participants.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Partner Yoga — Sat Feb 14 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost:

$30.00 — CYC Member Fee - Per Person [ REGISTER NOW ]
$35.00 — Non-CYC Member Fee - Per Person [ REGISTER NOW ]

Reiki Level 1 Training, Part 2: Practitioner Class

Building on the foundation of the Reiki Self-Care Class, the Reiki Practitioner Class introduces participants to the practice of Reiki on others, beginning with family and friends. Participants will learn how to offer a chair Reiki session and a full table Reiki session. We will talk about the experience of Reiki both for the recipient and the practitioner. We will also touch on Reiki practice in healthcare settings and Reiki research. The class is primarily experiential. Attendance at both sessions is required. Participants completing the full class will receive the Reiki Level I certificate. Pre-requisite: completion of Reiki Level 1 Training, Part 1: Reiki Self-Care Class

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Saturday — Sat Feb 21 2015, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday — Sun Feb 22 2015, 11:45 AM - 2:30 PM

Cost:

$150.00 — CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]
$165.00 — Non-CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]

Building Confidence in Arm Balances

Are you curious about how to work into arm balancing postures but don't know where to begin? Or are you looking to deepen your arm balancing practice? This workshop will give you the chance to learn the proper stages and techniques for practicing playful arm balances. During this 2-hour journey, we'll work through three families of arm balances with plenty of time to rest, ask questions and restore at the end. You'll be able to return to your regular yoga class feeling more confident in knowing how to move safely and strongly into these poses. Confidence in plank pose and completion of a level 1-2 class recommended.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Arm Balances — Sat Feb 21 2015, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost:

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

Restorative Yoga: A Sanctuary of Rest

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. Please wear comfortable clothes.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Restorative Yoga — Sun Feb 22 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost:

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

Is Mindfulness Meditation for Me?

"Mindfulness" is everywhere in the news lately. It's supposed to help us reduce stress, manage anger, and deal with an array of mental and emotional health conditions. But what exactly is mindfulness meditation, and how does the practice compare to other types of meditation? Join Annie Mahon, founder of Circle Yoga, for tea and a discussion about mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. We'll also share a short meditation practice. This is a special session for 2015 members of the Circle Yoga Cooperative. If you're not yet a member, click here to join CYC for $20, and then register for the workshop! Space is limited, so we recommend that you register in advance to reserve your space.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

— Thu Feb 26 2015, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cost:

$0.00 — Free to Circle Yoga Co-op Members [ REGISTER NOW ]

Yoga and Art For Kids (Ages 5-10)

Your kids will have a great time at this popular 2-hour yoga and art workshop with Debbie Helfeld and Geneva Moss! We will explore themes through storytelling, yoga, art and observation while building a sense of community. Kids will create and take home an art project inspired by the theme of the class.

Date and Time:

Yoga and Art for Kids — Sun Mar 1 2015, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

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

Yoga On the Go

Sometimes when you need yoga the most, there's no class to be found. Or space, or props, or time... But that doesn't mean you can't practice! In this workshop, we'll talk about how to keep yourself aligned while you're on the move (for instance, Is your car seat adjusted correctly?), and we'll explore sequences for: 1) Yoga in a limited space (e.g. plane seat), 2) Yoga without props (e.g. hotel room, airport, back of the airplane), and 3) Yoga to recover from travel. Students will receive handouts (paper and online), so you can remember the sequences and practice yoga on the go! All levels welcome.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Yoga On the Go — Sat Mar 7 2015, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost:

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

Living Your Purpose: Gain Space, Steadiness, and Perspective

We often get caught up in the distractions, agitations, and even dullness of life. What's even more challenging is that sometimes we feel identified with these reactions. Yoga steadies body, breath, and mind and creates space between action and reaction, between what is known and what is illusion. Gain stability, strength, and stillness in this two-hour workshop using asana, pranayama and meditation.

Date and Time:

Living Your Purpose — Sat Mar 7 2015, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

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

Brain Memory, Body Memory & Breath

As we age we experience changes in our mental capacities, particularly in our short-term memories. Genetics certainly play an important role in those changes. However, scientists have documented that our brain is fundamentally "plastic." That is, it reconfigures itself in response to our behavior and habits. And if we make a point of nourishing our mental, physical, and spiritual selves, we can make real strides in protecting the mind as we grow older. Through a series of gentle asanas, breath training, and guided imagery, we'll explore the theory and practice of particular yogic techniques geared to unwrap the full potential of the mind. All levels welcome.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Brain Memory, Body Memory & Breath — Sat Mar 14 2015, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost:

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

Partner Yoga & Acrobatic Balancing

Prepare to fly and have fun. This partner yoga workshop will give you a whole new perspective on balance. Take some of your favorite yoga poses like downward dog, bow pose and cobra to all new heights to deepen your understanding of stability and strength. See how working together to simultaneously give and receive support can teach you about your yoga practice off the mat. You do not have to bring a partner to this workshop. Confidence in plank pose and completion of a level 1-2 class is recommended.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Partner Yoga & Acrobatic Balancing — Sat Mar 21 2015, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost:

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

Budding Yogis Full-Day Camp (Ages 6-12)

Full-day camp is for kids ages 6-12. Budding Yogis 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 Budding Yogis Summer 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 8, 2015.*

Date and Time:

June 22-26 (9am-3pm) — Mon Jun 22 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
June 29 - July 3 (9am-3pm) — Mon Jun 29 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
July 6 - 10 (9am-3pm) — Mon Jul 6 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
July 27 - 31 (9am-3pm) — Mon Jul 27 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 3 - 7 (9am-3pm) — Mon Aug 3 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 10 - 14 (9am-3pm) — Mon Aug 10 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 17 - 21 (9am-3pm) — Mon Aug 17 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cost:

$365.00 — June 22 - 26 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$365.00 — June 29 - July 3 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$365.00 — July 6 - 10 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$365.00 — July 27 - 31 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$365.00 — Aug 3 - 7 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$365.00 — August 10 - 14 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$365.00 — August 17 - 21 (9am-3pm) [ 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 ]

Budding Yogis Half-Day Camp (Ages 4-7)

Half-day camp is for kids ages 4-7. Budding Yogis 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 Budding Yogis Summer 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 8, 2015.*

Date and Time:

July 13 - 17 (9am-12pm) — Mon Jul 13 2015, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 20 - 24 (9am-12pm) — Mon Jul 20 2015, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost:

$250.00 — July 13 - 17 (9am-12pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$250.00 — July 20 - 24 (9am-12pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]