Workshops & Trainings

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

Safe Sitter Course [FULL]

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.

Date and Time:

Safe Sitter — Sat Aug 29 2015, 12:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Cost:

$99.00 — Registration Fee* FULL *

Free Intro to the Year of Getting It Done

With the support of yoga, coaching, and community, the Year of Getting It Done: Turning Intention Into Action will help you define a specific goal that is meaningful to you and build momentum to achieve it. Many of us are in a period of transition--maybe re-evaluating our choices, entering a new stage of family life or retirement, or just juggling too many things--and we can lose sight of what's most important to us. Take this opportunity to shine a light on what matters most in your life and commit to turning your intention into action. Join Geneva and Jill for this one-hour session to learn more about the structure of the program and what you can expect to from the year. More.

Date and Time:

Free Intro — Sun Aug 30 2015, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

$0.00 — Free - Please register in advance [ REGISTER NOW ]

Year of Building Your Home Practice:
Fall 2015-Summer 2016

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 8/14/15, and all other registrants must make their first payment by 9/1/15. Subsequent payments are due 11/2/15, 2/1/16 and 5/1/16. There are no refunds for this workshop.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Full Year Beginning Sept 19 — Sat Sep 19 2015, 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Cost:

$1235.00 — Early Registration (by Aug 14) or CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$1435.00 — Registration (after Aug 14) and non-CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$308.75 — FIRST Quarterly Payment - Early Reg or CYC Member (due Aug 14) [ REGISTER NOW ]

Book Party: Things I Did When I Was Hangry by Annie Mahon

Please join us to celebrate Annie Mahon's new book, Things I Did When I Was Hangry: Navigating a Peaceful Relationship With Food. We'll host a book party at Circle Yoga Cooperative on Sunday, September 20, at 6:30pm. Annie will read from the book, answer questions, and sign copies of the book. The book will be released by Parallax Press on September 15, and will be available for purchase in the Circle Yoga shop.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

— Sun Sep 20 2015, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Cost:

$0.00 — Please register to reserve your space [ REGISTER NOW ]

Cinema's Greatest Hits

Join Cinema in celebrating 10 wonderful years at Circle Yoga! This practice will include a simple stretch vinyasa, a few partner and restorative poses, a bit of yoga nidra, and some mantra meditation. If you've been in Cinema's classes in the past, you will recognize favorite poses like "Toe-ga," "Happy Puppy," and "Eiffel Tower." All levels are welcome into this playful and sacred space where mindful allowing and community support you.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

— Sun Sep 27 2015, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

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

Year of Getting It Done: Turning Intention Into Action

With the support of yoga, coaching, and community, the Year of Getting It Done will help you define a specific goal that is meaningful to you and build momentum to achieve it. Many of us are in a period of transition--maybe re-evaluating our choices, entering a new stage of family life or retirement, or just juggling too many things--and we can lose sight of what's most important to us. Take this opportunity to shine a light on what matters most in your life and commit to turning your intention into action. More.

Date and Time:

Full Year Beginning with Oct 4 Workshop — Sat Oct 3 2015, 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Cost:

$1285.00 — Early Registration (by Sept 1) or CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$1485.00 — Registration (after Sept 1) and non-CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$321.25 — FIRST Quarterly Payment - Early Reg or CYC Member (due Sept 1) [ REGISTER NOW ]

Living in the Center of Calm

Calm is a state of heightened awareness and a feeling of being fully “at home” in ourselves. To “live in the center of calm” is to be vibrantly alive, empowered, and present in our lives - even in the midst of stress and chaos. Each session of this weekend workshop will offer very practical ways to deal effectively with stress when it occurs, as well as a clear practice to dramatically increase the possibility of learning to “live in the center of calm.” Through the experience of yoga asana, breath work, and meditation, we will find fertile ground for the practice of manifesting calm even in the midst of challenge. Whatever your level of yoga practice may be, this workshop will enliven and enrich your experience of yoga, yourself, and your life.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Friday — Fri Oct 9 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday — Sat Oct 10 2015, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday — Sun Oct 11 2015, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost:

$160.00 — Full Weekend- Early Registration (by Sept 21) or CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$180.00 — Full Weekend- Registration (after Sept 21) and non-CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$130.00 — Saturday & Sunday Sessions only (if registered by Sept 21) [ 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, Back to the Body: Dancing Anatomy

In this workshop we will reconnect to the body through dance and mindful movement to soulful world music. We will stretch, warm up, and use guided imagery to creatively explore anatomy and space. Unwind and release tension, explore, exercise, enrich your yoga practice, and have fun. This class will combine elements of Shake Your Soul with recent movement studies Mora has done at Dance Exchange and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. No dance experience is necessary.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

— Sat Oct 17 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost:

$30.00 — CYC Member Registration Fee [ REGISTER NOW ]
$35.00 — Non-Member Registration Fee [ 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 September 1. If you have paid in full and cancel before Sept. 12, 2015, you will receive a refund in the amount of the fee you have paid minus the $500 deposit. No refunds after Sept. 12, 2015.

Date and Time:

Circle Yoga Retreat — Sun Nov 1 2015, 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 ]
$1895.00 — Remainder of Registration for Double Occupancy (Due September 1) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$2395.00 — Remainder of Registration for Single Occupancy (Due September 1) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$2895.00 — Early Bird Registration for Single Occupancy (BY July 1) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$2595.00 — Full Registration for Double Occupancy (AFTER July 1) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$3095.00 — Full Registration for Single Occupancy (AFTER July 1) [ 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.

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 6 2015, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday — Sat Nov 7 2015, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday — Sun Nov 8 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

$475.00 — Early Registration - If registered by 10/1/15 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$495.00 — Per Person - If registered after 10/1/15 [ 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 — Sat Nov 7 2015, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

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

This workshop is designed for yoga students who want to learn how to make their practice fit their shape. We will offer a workshop on this topic for yoga teachers in the future.

Date and Time:

Celebrate Your Shape — Sun Nov 15 2015, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

$45.00 — CYC Member Registration Fee [ REGISTER NOW ]
$50.00 — Non-Member Registration Fee [ 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 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 Nov 20 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost:

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

Yin Yoga: Release and Recharge for the Winter Season

Take some time to let go of your week and recharge for the holiday season with a calming, contemplative Yin practice. The evening will begin with a brief discussion and introduction to the principles of Yin Yoga, followed by an extended opportunity for students to practice and explore this cooling, more passive alternative or complement to a more active asana practice. While surrendering into primarily seated or reclined postures for 3-5 minutes at a time, practitioners are guided in the cultivation of observance, breath, and meditation, as they experience release of connective tissues and deeply held, stagnant energy. Suitable for new and experienced practitioners.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Yin Yoga — Fri Dec 4 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost:

$35.00 — CYC Member Registration Fee [ REGISTER NOW ]
$40.00 — Non-Member Registration Fee [ 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 Dec 5 2015, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost:

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