Workshops & Trainings

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

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 — Fri Feb 12 2016, 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 ]

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 27 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost:

$35.00 — CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]
$40.00 — Non-CYC Member Registration [ 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 — Sat Mar 5 2016, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

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

An Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method®

Try a movement experience that can improve your balance and flexibility, reduce pain and tension, and bring more ease and energy into your daily activities. In this introductory workshop, you will be guided through two Feldenkrais Method® Awareness Through Movement lessons. Using simple movements, performed slowly and with attention, you will begin to learn about your unconscious movement habits and experiment with alternative options that can help you to let go of long-held patterns of tension. With practice over time, Feldenkrais can give you a new sense of choice in how you move. In addition to the movement experiences, there will be time for questions and discussion. All participants will receive materials explaining basic principles of the Feldenkrais approach and resources for further exploration.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Feldenkrais® — Sat Mar 19 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Cost:

$40.00 — CYC Member Registration Fee [ REGISTER NOW ]
$45.00 — Non-Member Registration Fee [ 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 — Sun Mar 20 2016, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost:

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

Teaching Students with Scoliosis

Help students with scoliosis benefit more from their practice! A student with an asymmetrical spine will benefit much more from an asymmetrical practice--but what should that practice look like? And how can you help that student get special, appropriate benefits if s/he is attending a general class? This workshop will cover:
- How scoliosis affects the spine and surrounding tissues
- How to quickly get a basic idea of each individual student's curvature and its effects
- The key goals of a yoga practice for scoliosis, given the student's particular curves (which tissues that individual needs to stretch, which to strengthen, where to bring awareness)
- How to modify each major type of pose to help create that result
- Key poses for scoliosis
- How to incorporate all of this into a general class

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Teaching Students with Scoliosis — Sat Mar 26 2016, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

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

Yin Yoga Teacher Training

The Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Yael Flusberg is designed for yoga teachers and yoga practitioners who seek to enhance their teaching or personal practice by touching upon (t)issues rarely worked in more dynamic "yang" yoga styles. Read the full training description. Payment can be made in two installments: $420 upon registration (of which $200 is a non-refundable deposit) and $420 due on March 1, 2016. Students who register after March 1 will pay the total tuition in one installment. If you need to cancel your registration, please do so at least one week before the training, and your registration fee will be refunded minus the $200 deposit. Sorry, no refunds will be given for cancellations made within less than one week of the training.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

First Session — Fri Apr 1 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost:

$420.00 — Installment Plan - 1st Payment - 2nd Payment Due 3/1/16 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$840.00 — Early Registration Fee - by 3/1/16 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$870.00 — Registration Fee - after 3/1/16 [ REGISTER NOW ]

Teaching Mindfulness to Kids and Teens

This workshop is intended for yoga teachers, classroom teachers, therapists, parents, or anyone interested in learning mindfulness techniques that are most appropriate and effective to use with children and teens. We'll explore the meaning of mindfulness, how it can play a role in our own lives, and how we can impart the benefits of mindfulness to the kids in our lives. Workshop participants will experience mindful listening and speaking, mindful eating, and mindful games and activities that are all age appropriate. Those attending the workshop will leave with handouts and the ability to incorporate mindful activities into their curricula, their home lives, and their teachings. It will be an informative and fun afternoon!

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Teaching Mindfulness to Kids — Sat Apr 30 2016, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Cost:

$95.00 — Registration Fee [ REGISTER NOW ]

Divine Tales to Hearten a Mom's Soul

Borrowing from Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian texts, this workshop will open a new chapter in our lives as caregivers and mothers--inspiring new perceptions, compassion and strength in our roles as moms and sacred beings.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Divine Tales — Sun May 8 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Cost:

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

Full-Day Summer Camp (Ages 6-12)

Registering for 2+ kids or for 2+ weeks of camp? Register by March 18 to receive 10% off when you register for multiple weeks! 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) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$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 ]

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 Jun 24 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday — Sat Jun 25 2016, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday — Sun Jun 26 2016, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

$475.00 — Early Registration - If registered by 6/1/16 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$495.00 — Per Person - If registered after 6/1/16 [ REGISTER NOW ]

Half-Day Summer Camp (Ages 4-7)

Registering for 2+ kids or for 2+ weeks of camp? Register by March 18 to receive 10% off when you register for multiple weeks! Half-day camp is for kids ages 4-7. 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 6, 2016.* More about camp.

Date and Time:

July 11 - 15 (9am-12pm) — Mon Jul 11 2016, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 25 - 29 (9am-12pm) — Mon Jul 25 2016, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost:

$250.00 — July 11 - 15 (9am-12pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$250.00 — July 25 - 29 (9am-12pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]

Every Kid's Yoga: Teaching Yoga to Children with Special Needs

This 20-hour experiential training with Craig Hanauer will integrate yoga, creative arts, and play for children with special needs, ages 4-12 years. Trainees will learn how the practice of yoga parallels and supports other therapeutic modalities in addressing difficulties with attention, self-regulation, speech and language learning, and high and low muscle tone. This training is appropriate for yoga teachers, parents, teachers and therapists with a personal yoga practice who are interested in incorporating yoga into their work with children. More.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Friday — Fri Jul 15 2016, 1:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday — Sat Jul 16 2016, 12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday — Sun Jul 17 2016, 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Cost:

$475.00 — Early Registration Fee - If registered by 5/20/16 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$495.00 — Registration Fee - If registered after 5/20/16 [ REGISTER NOW ]