Workshops & Trainings

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

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 Mar 28 2015, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost:

$35.00 — CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]
$40.00 — Non-CYC Member Registration [ 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 Apr 24 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost:

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

Self-Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a safe, gentle, and effective practice that can be used to release muscular tension, prevent injury, and increase range of motion. A regular practice of Myofascial Release can also improve blood and lymphatic circulation and aid in the prevention of lower back pain. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to use a foam roller* and tennis balls to apply gentle, sustained pressure to your body's connective tissues. You will practice mobilization techniques for the upper and lower extremities and the thoracic and lumbar spine--techniques that you can take with you and practice any time, on your own. Please wear comfortable clothing appropriate for a movement class. This workshop is not intended for Super Gentle students nor for students with osteoporosis.

* All students must bring their own full round, 31" or 36" long foam roller, which can be purchased at Circle Yoga, a sporting goods store, or online. The length of the roller is important - it’s necessary in order to fully participate in all the exercises.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Self-Myofascial Release — Fri May 1 2015, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Cost:

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

Teaching Mindfulness to Children 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 - Training — Sat May 2 2015, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Cost:

$95.00 — Registration Fee [ REGISTER NOW ]

Info Session for Circle Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

Join CYC teachers Rebecca Bly and Mora Solano Lavin for an informational session about the first annual Circle Yoga Retreat in November 2015. Rebecca and Mora will provide you with details about this 5-night retreat in the Pacific Coast beach town of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. The retreat is designed for students of all levels to practice yoga and movement in a beautiful and peaceful setting. This session will be recorded and available for playback. See full retreat details. Questions? Email retreat@circleyoga.com.

Date and Time:

Info Session — Sun May 3 2015, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

$0.00 — Please register in advance [ REGISTER NOW ]

Restorative Yoga: Nurture Yourself

It's time to prioritize your own self-care with restorative yoga. In this nurturing workshop, we will support ourselves with bolsters and yoga props so that we can rest and reset. Believe it or not, under that mask of tension lies your true self whose nature is always peaceful and joyful. You will feel refreshed as you shed layers of tightness and soothe your nervous system, and you will take home techniques to use in your daily life to help manage your stress level. No yoga experience necessary.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Restorative Yoga — Fri May 8 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost:

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

Declutter: Clearing a Path To Your Dreams

Do you have dreams for yourself that never seem to come true? Could something be blocking your way? Could it be clutter--the stuff you believe you need to keep, but don't use or love? Physical clutter is a good indication that something isn't flowing freely in your life. If you start working with it, you actually make space for yourself and those dreams. They both need breathing room. Come to this workshop where you'll discover that there's more to clutter than just stuff! We'll take a deeper look at what lies under your stuff. We'll explore your logic for keeping it and the meanings you give it. Learn why shedding light on your things and the beliefs that go with it leads to a happier, dream-fulfilled life.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Declutter — Sat May 9 2015, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost:

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

Yoga for Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that is often accompanied by a rotational component and back pain. In this workshop we will stretch muscles that are tight, strengthen muscles that are weak, and provide maximum traction to the spine. We will bring more breath into the compressed side of the body. Doctor approval strongly recommended. This workshop is appropriate for students who are taking Gentle Yoga, Yoga Level 1, and higher level classes.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Yoga for Scoliosis — Sun May 31 2015, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost:

$45.00 — CYC Member Fee [ REGISTER NOW ]
$50.00 — Non-CYC Member Fee [ 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:

Friday — Fri Jun 26 2015, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday — Sat Jun 27 2015, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday — Sun Jun 28 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 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 ]

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 17 2015, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday — Sat Jul 18 2015, 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday — Sun Jul 19 2015, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Cost:

$475.00 — Early Registration Fee - If registered by 5/22/15 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$495.00 — Registration Fee - If registered after 5/22/15 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$247.50 — Installment Plan - FIRST Payment due 5/22/15 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$247.50 — Installment Plan - SECOND Payment due 6/19/15 [ 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. Join Rebecca and Mora for a Retreat Info Session on Sunday, May 3, 4-5pm. See full retreat details. Questions? Email retreat@circleyoga.com.

A $500 deposit reserves your space and will be applied toward the full registration fee, which is due September 1.

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 ]
$2395.00 — Early Bird Registration for Double Occupancy (BY July 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 ]