Workshops & Trainings

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

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness is the practice of bringing non-judgmental awareness to the present moment by tuning in to our mind, body, and surroundings. This workshop will provide students with a basic introduction to mindfulness and meditation practice. We will explore what it means to be mindful and how to bring mindfulness into everyday life. We will practice sitting and walking meditation and engage in interactive discussion. This workshop is designed for people who want to start a meditation practice and for those just interested in learning more about mindfulness practices. No experience necessary.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Intro to Mindfulness — Sat Oct 4 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost:

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

Body, Breath, Sound: An Exploration of Yoga and the Human Voice

All levels of voice and/or yoga students are welcome! This workshop will use deceptively simple yoga and vocal exercises to limber up the body, free the breath, and open the voice. Yoga practitioners will have the chance to deepen their practice at the subtler levels of breath and vocalization; voice students will learn how their instrument, the body, can find greater ease and expression. We won’t sing any songs (no worries, tone-deaf yogis), but we will end by touching on the emotional, energetic, and health/healing aspects of breath, voice, and resonance, including in chants like OM.

Madeline is a professional soprano and voice teacher (Doctor of Musical Arts, voice performance, University of Maryland). Bonnie taught English literature at UCLA before completing her teacher training at the world-renowned YogaWorks studios in Los Angeles, and she has taught yoga full-time since 2010.

Date and Time:

Body, Breath, Sound — Sun Oct 5 2014, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Cost:

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

Energize with Backbends

When practiced with care, backbends can be liberating, satisfying, and energizing postures. This workshop is designed for Level 1-2 students and up who are ready to step into more challenging backbends. We will focus on Urdvha Danurasana, or upward facing bow pose, which is the transition from intermediate to advanced backbends. We will use props to explore different ways of getting into this pose and, from there, tap into more challenging backward extensions. With a strong emphasis on correct alignment, you will learn how to keep your spine healthy and happy while enjoying the benefits of backbending postures.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Backbends — Sat Oct 11 2014, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

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

Graduate Year of Mindfulness for Women: Fall 2014-Summer 2015

This year-long program with Annie Mahon is for those who have completed at least one Year of Mindfulness program. The Graduate Year of Mindfulness (G-YOM) program is designed to deepen participants' understanding of mindfulness, strengthen their mindfulness practice and provide them with a continuing community of women with whom to practice.View dates and details. Payments may be made in quarterly installments. Early registrations and CYC members first payment is due 8/15/14, and all other registrants must make their first payment by 9/1/14. Subsequent payments are due 12/1/14, 3/1/15 and 6/1/15. There are no refunds for this program.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

Full Year Beginning with Oct 18 Workshop — Sat Oct 18 2014, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:

$980.00 — Early Registration (by August 15) or CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$1050.00 — Registration (after August 15) and non-CYC Member [ REGISTER NOW ]
$245.00 — Quarterly Payment Plan - FIRST Early Reg/CYC Payment due 8/15/14 [ 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 9/1 and 10/1. 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:

FRI 1-9/SAT 12:30-7/SUN 9-5 — Fri Oct 24 2014, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost:

$475.00 — Early Registration - If registered by Oct 3 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$495.00 — Per Person - If registered after Oct 3 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$247.50 — Installment Plan - FIRST Payment due 9/3 [ REGISTER NOW ]
$247.50 — Installment Plan - SECOND Payment due 10/3/14 [ REGISTER NOW ]

FREE Kids Yoga Classes

We are offering free kids yoga classes as part of our Budding Yogis Teaching Yoga to Kids Certification. The 10:00am class is for 2-4 year olds with an adult. All other classes are drop-off only, so parents can enjoy 30 minutes to themselves. These special free classes usually fill, so please sign up early. **Parents: When registering online, please be sure to include your child as a "Family Member" on your account, include his/her birthdate, and register your child (instead of yourself) for the class.**

Date and Time:

2-4 year olds with one adult — Sun Oct 26 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5-8 year olds (drop off) — Sun Oct 26 2014, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
8-12 year olds (drop off) — Sun Oct 26 2014, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Cost:

$0.00 — 2-4 year olds w/ adult [ REGISTER NOW ]
$0.00 — 5-8 year olds (drop off) [ REGISTER NOW ]
$0.00 — 8-12 year olds (drop off) [ 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.

Date and Time:

Celebrate Your Shape — Sun Oct 26 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost:

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

Yoga and Art For Kids (Ages 5-10)

Come and have fun at this two-hour kids yoga workshop with long-time kids yoga teachers Debbie Helfeld and Geneva Moss! Through story, art and yoga we will imagine and explore the fun of individuality within a community. Kids will create and take home an art project inspired by the theme of the yoga class.

Date and Time:

Yoga and Art for Kids — Sat Nov 1 2014, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

$30.00 — CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]
$35.00 — Non-member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]

Living Your Purpose

In this workshop, you will uncover your unique code to attain an authentically fulfilling life. Working with practical tools based on yoga philosophy, you will understand where you want to direct your life, learn how to deal with obstacles, and set your course to achieve an inspiring goal in the next 6 to 18 months. Working with yoga poses, breathing, guided meditation, and specific writing exercises, you will emerge from the weekend with greater self-awareness, direction, and energy to live your purpose. Homework may include reading The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity and Freedom, by Rod Stryker, journaling, and meditation. All levels welcome.

Date and Time:

Friday — Fri Nov 7 2014, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday — Sat Nov 8 2014, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday — Sun Nov 9 2014, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost:

$300.00 — CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]
$330.00 — Non-CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]

Self-Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a safe, gentle and effective practice that can be used to improve overall health and physical performance. It is a scientific, evidence based technique in which gentle, sustained pressure is applied to the body's connective tissue to release muscular tension and allow muscles to stretch more easily. Its benefits include the release of tight muscles, an increase in flexibility and range of motion, and it improves blood and lymphatic circulation. Myofascial Release also helps reduce injuries and musculoskeletal pain, and aids in the prevention of lower back pain.

This is an interactive workshop in which students will learn how to use a foam roller and tennis balls to apply these mobilization techniques to the upper and lower extremities and the thoracic and lumbar spine. Please wear comfortable clothing appropriate for a movement class.

**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 at Amazon.com. 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 Nov 14 2014, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cost:

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

Adult and Child CPR Certification

Join us for this Adult and Child CPR/First Aid certification training taught by an American Heart Association certified trainer. This training is open to yoga teachers and anyone interested. Participants who complete each session will receive proof of certification in Adult and Child CPR and First Aid, which is valid for two years.

Date and Time:

CPR Certification — Sun Nov 16 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
First Aid Certification — Sun Nov 16 2014, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost:

$40.00 — CPR Certification [ REGISTER NOW ]
$40.00 — First Aid Certification [ 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 the pace of life 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 Dec 5 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost:

$30.00 — CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]
$35.00 — Non-CYC Member Registration [ REGISTER NOW ]

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): An Introduction to Tapping

EFT is a form of relaxation which is widely used for stress reduction. It has been shown to reduce emotional upsets and pain by decreasing or eliminating negative emotions. Also referred to as "tapping," EFT is a technique based on acupuncture. However, there are no needles and you can easily learn to do this for yourself. EFT calms you down so that you can think more clearly about whatever problem you wish to address. In this workshop, you will learn the basic techniques and we will do some practice together so that you will begin to experience how quickly it is possible to reduce or even eliminate worries, physical discomfort, and stress.

This is a donation-based workshop, with a suggested donation of $10-$40. Please pay what you can. Proceeds benefit the Circle Yoga Scholarship Fund.

Instructor(s):

Date and Time:

EFT — Sun Dec 14 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost:

$10.00 — Donation [ REGISTER NOW ]
$20.00 — Donation [ REGISTER NOW ]
$30.00 — Donation [ REGISTER NOW ]
$40.00 — Donation [ REGISTER NOW ]