Workshops & Trainings

Looking for more ways to kick start or deepen your practice? Don’t forget to check out our Spring 2014 Mini Series offerings.

Free Intro to Living Your Purpose Series

This free introductory session will provide an overview of the upcoming Living Your Purpose mini series at Circle Yoga. In the 7-week series, you will use tools rooted in yoga practice and philosophy to better understand where and how you want to direct your life. Working with yoga poses, breathing, guided meditation, and specific writing exercises, you will learn how to identify and deal with old habits and patterns that may have derailed you in the past. You will also set your course to achieve an inspiring goal in the next 6 to 18 months. Students will emerge from the series with greater self-awareness, practical tools, and energy to focus on what matters most in their lives. The Living Your Purpose series is based on the book, The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom, by internationally renowned yoga teacher Rod Stryker. All levels, yogis and non-yogis, are welcome to this introductory session.

Date and Time:

— Sat Apr 19 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost:

$0.00 — Free - Please register in advance [ 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 Apr 22 2014, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost:

$20.00 — Per Person [ REGISTER NOW ]

Planting Peaceful Seeds with Restorative Yoga

The change of seasons is the perfect time to till your soil and create the conditions for a peaceful spring. In this nurturing workshop, you will practice passive, restful yoga poses designed to remove layers of tension to reveal that part of you that is always full of peace and joy. This is the perfect soil for planting the seeds of a more peaceful spring, unobscured by the heaviness of winter. All levels of experience are welcome.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Restorative Yoga — Fri Apr 25 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost:

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

Maintaining Vitality: Yoga for Strong Bones and Joints

If you are concerned about arthritis and low bone density, this workshop is for you! You'll learn practical ways to keep your bones and joints strong and healthy. Using the wisdom of yoga and Ayurveda, an ancient holistic health system and sister science to yoga, the workshop will focus on three areas:

  1. Specific asana practices that help build strong bones and keep joints from getting stiff
  2. Healthy dietary habits that support strong bones
  3. Reducing stress through rest and relaxation, which is also critical to bone and joint health.
Following a teacher-led discussion, we will practice a yoga sequence created to support strong bones and joints. The workshop will end with a deep relaxation and sharing a delicious digestive tea.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

— Sat Apr 26 2014, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Cost:

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

Teaching Mindfulness to Children and Teens

This one-day training can be used as 6-hours toward the YoKid 95-hour Yoga Alliance Kids Teacher Training Certification. Train with Linda Feldman. In this workshop students will learn about mindfulness and how to teach mindfulness to children within a yoga class. We will learn about mindful listening and speaking, mindful eating, and mindful games and activities. Learn more.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Teaching Mindfulness to Kids - Training — Sat Apr 26 2014, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Cost:

$95.00 — Register [ REGISTER NOW ]

Infant Massage

Massaging babies is an integral part of infant care in many cultures. Research studies have repeatedly demonstrated the benefits of massage for helping babies grow, gain weight, calm themselves, sleep better, and bond with their parents. This workshop is a hands-on instructional forum for babies and their caretakers--mom, dad, nanny, nana, etc.--and is ideal for babies one to six months (alert but not yet crawling). Handouts and massage oil provided. Please bring a blanket and a waterproof pad for your baby.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Infant Massage — Fri May 2 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost:

$30.00 — CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]
$35.00 — Non-Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]
$10.00 — Extra Adult Participant [ REGISTER NOW ]

Sharp as a Tack: Balancing and Breathing for Better Memory

This workshop is one in a series of "Sharp as a Tack - Yoga and Cognition" workshops with Eduardo Guedez about the intersection between emerging neuroscience and ancient yoga practices. Students can take one or all workshops in the series, and can take them in any order.

Recent advancements in neuroscience have only confirmed what yogis have known for centuries about the relationship between optimal cognitive functions, body movement, and the science of breath and energy, or pranayama. In this chapter of "Sharp as a Tack," students will focus on balancing poses and pranayama as they relate to improving "spatial memory." Spatial memory involves a felt-sense not only of where we stand physically and the attributes of our surroundings, but also of our positions/opinions on issues and the information associated with them in the past, present, and our projections of the future. The amazing thing about the neuroplasticity of the brain is that it is never too late to rewire the darn thing! All levels welcome.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

— Sat May 3 2014, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost:

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

Intro to Mindful Eating

In this introductory workshop, we will learn about the ways that a mindfulness practice can support our desire to eat reasonable portions of healthy food. Mindfulness is a wonderful tool to help us see where we are getting caught in emotional eating or overeating. Using meditation for relaxation and other techniques, this practice can help us start to unravel our habits and understand more about why we make the food choices we do.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

— Sat May 10 2014, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Cost:

$40.00 — CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$45.00 — Non-CYC 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 — Mon May 12 2014, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost:

$20.00 — Per Person [ REGISTER NOW ]

The Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse

Ayurveda, a 5000-year-old science of healing and rejuvenation, and sister science to yoga, recommends cleansing during spring to restore balance to the body. If the cold weather has left you feeling sluggish, less motivated, and imbalanced, this workshop will get you started on a 7-10 day program of gentle, nourishing foods, massages, and rest. Detox your body, bring a bounce in your step, and lightness to the spirit, just in time for spring! The workshop includes a 20-page handout with in-depth instructions, and tastings.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

— Sun May 18 2014, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Cost:

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

Slow Release: Breath, Movement, and Massage in a Restorative Yoga Workshop

Welcome the breath back into your body with an evening of gentle and restorative yoga in combination with therapeutic touch. Mental and physical relaxation and restoration are the central goals. Gretchen will lead participants in gentle movement with breath to center the awareness on the body, and then guide participants through a series of restorative yoga postures. Vic, a certified massage therapist, will gently release joint stiffness and myofascial congestion using appropriate massage modality with individual bodies. Students will deepen their breath and relax more deeply within each pose as Vic applies individualized therapeutic pressure and assisted stretching to neck and shoulder joints as well as low back, buttocks, thighs, and feet. This type of yoga-massage combination is rooted in Thai yoga massage principles and is safe for persons of any body type and ability. Gretchen will complete the workshop with yoga nidra, a deeply relaxing guided meditation.

Date and Time:

— Fri May 23 2014, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Cost:

$50.00 — CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]
$55.00 — Non-Member Registration [ 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 5-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 May 30 2014, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday — Sat May 31 2014, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Cost:

$150.00 — Early Registration (by March 30) or CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$165.00 — Registration (after March 30) and for non-CYC members [ 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 Jun 16 2014, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost:

$20.00 — Per Person [ REGISTER NOW ]

Reiki Clinic: 30-Minute Reiki Treatments

Circle Yoga is offering another Reiki Clinic, supervised by Reiki Master, Marion Werner. Our hope in offering these clinics is to increase awareness of how Reiki treatment supports health and well being, to serve the community by offering Reiki treatments at a reasonable rate, to give Reiki practitioners an opportunity to increase their experience with clients, and to build a Reiki community.

A diverse group of Reiki practitioners, all of whom have completed at least First Degree Reiki Training, and have a daily Reiki self-practice, will offer two sessions of 30-minute treatments to members of the Circle Yoga community. If you have never received a Reiki treatment before, this is a great opportunity to give it a try. A Reiki treatment is very relaxing, brings balance to your system and supports your natural ability to heal.

Each session will be 30 minutes in length, allowing time at the beginning to check in and time at the end for feedback.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

For Reiki Practitioners — Sat Jun 21 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
First 30-Min Treatment Session — Sat Jun 21 2014, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Second 30-Min Treatment Session — Sat Jun 21 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 ]

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 9, 2014.*

Date and Time:

June 23-27 (9am-3pm) — Mon Jun 23 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
June 30 - July 2 (9am-3pm) — Mon Jun 30 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
July 21 - 25 (9am-3pm) — Mon Jul 21 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
July 28 - August 1 (9am-3pm) — Mon Jul 28 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 4 - 8 (9am-3pm) — Mon Aug 4 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 11 - 15 (9am-3pm) — Mon Aug 11 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 18 - 22 (9am-3pm) — Mon Aug 18 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cost:

$365.00 — June 23 - 27 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$219.00 — June 30 - July 2 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$365.00 — July 21 - 25 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$365.00 — July 28 - August 1 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$365.00 — Aug 4 - 8 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$365.00 — August 11 - 15 (9am-3pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$365.00 — August 18 - 22 (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. With Linda Feldman. 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 27 2014, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday — Sat Jun 28 2014, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday — Sun Jun 29 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

$475.00 — Early Registration - If registered by Jun 1 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$495.00 — Per Person - If registered after Jun 1 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$165.00 — Installment Plan - FIRST Payment due 5/10 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$165.00 — Installment Plan - SECOND payment due 6/7 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$165.00 — Installment Plan - FINAL payment due 6/21 [ 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 9, 2014.*

Date and Time:

July 7 - 11 (9am-12pm) — Mon Jul 7 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 14 - 18 (9am-12pm) — Mon Jul 14 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost:

$250.00 — July 7 - 11 (9am-12pm) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$250.00 — July 14 - 18 (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. The training will provide a strong foundation for teaching yoga to children with special needs such as high functioning autism/Asperger's Syndrome, sensory processing dysfuntion, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and mild cerebral palsy. The primary focus of the training is on working with groups of "higher functioning" children with special needs, who are essentially "physically able." 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. Trainees will be able to: structure a class for potentially impulsive children using behavior management and limit-setting techniques, modify postures for this population, teach breathing exercises, meditation and relaxation to children, integrate props, chanting, Thai Yoga Massage and partner yoga, employ visuals for children with language-based learning disabilities, use yoga to support speech and language, sensory processing, memory and reading comprehension.

Refund policy: no refund after two weeks prior, with the understanding that one can attend this same training in the future using past payment, plus a $100.00 rescheduling fee.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Friday — Fri Jul 18 2014, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday — Sat Jul 19 2014, 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday — Sun Jul 20 2014, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Cost:

$475.00 — Early Registration (by May 18) or CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$495.00 — Registration (after May 18) and non-CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]