Workshops & Trainings

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

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 ]

Building Confidence in Arm Balances

*This workshop has been rescheduled from the 2/21 snow day.* 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 ]

Teaching Mindfulness to Children and Teens

In this workshop students will learn about mindfulness and how to teach mindfulness to children. We will learn about mindful listening and speaking, mindful eating, and mindful games and activities.

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 ]

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 ]