WORKSHOPS AND COURSES


 

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UPCOMING YOGA WORKSHOPS

Heart Temple

Inferno Hot Pilates 4 Week Course Feb

Mon, Wed, Fri weekly | 6:15-7am

Friday Feb 2nd – Fri Mar 1st

Taking Family Day: Mon Feb 19th OFF

with Jackie Brown

DROP-IN CLASSES ARE NOW OPEN $13.25 + hst: REGISTER BELOW

Cost: $99 + hst | includes all 12 classes

Circle Studios Auto-renew Monthly Members Special $79 rate

Keep yourself motivated and accountable get moving! This course was designed for anyone who wants to sweat with friends and stay inspired to start your morning with fitness.

We start and finish together on a 4 week journey to sculpt, sweat and tone the whole body. Led by Jackie Brown, you know you’re in good hands to work hard and have tons of fun! Come rise and shine with us and feel amazing!

No compensation for missed classes. Limited Spaces.

New Moon Sound Bath Dec SUN

Full Moon Sound Bath with Crystal Bowls & the Gong

Sunday February 25th from 7-8:30pm | $40
With Danusia (Kirn Kaur) & Michelle Prosek
 
Feeling tired, stressed, or out of sorts? Come relax and renew in a healing sound bath with quartz crystal bowls and earth gong.

Sound baths create a state of harmony to clear imbalances from the body’s energy fields, stimulating brainwaves, helping our brains to move into wave frequencies that induce deep meditative and peaceful states, which can be equivalent to several hours of sleep. Let go of anything that no longer serves you!

Join in sound to transmute stagnant energy in your body to flow again – allow the frequencies from the instruments to give your body a gentle reminder of its ideal energy state to enable it to do what it does best: keep you functional and well. We’re eager to serve you!

Led by Danusia (KIRN KAUR) – 500 Hour Internationally Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Intuitive Healer, and Michelle Prosek – Certified Sound and Crystal Healer and Aerial Yoga Instructor.

Experience a short guided kundalini meditation followed by a cozy hour of long rest and release in resonant sound immersion.

Come with your yoga mat, comfy clothing, blankets, pillows, water, and anything else you need to be super cozy. See you soon!

Heart Temple

Aerial Yoga 4 Week Series March

Tuesdays 8-9pm |  March 5th-26th
4 week course $79
with Michelle Prosek
For Adults (14+)

Come play + get upside down for some anti-gravity benefits! This class is a Foundational Aerial practice, where students can get comfortable in the aerial hammocks. We will focus on proper alignment, muscle engagement, strengthening body awareness, and orienting your body in space using the aerial hammock.

We will be practicing yoga in two ways; feet on the ground AND feet off the ground (with your body suspended slightly above ground level). We’ll be using the aerial hammock as a tool to help support our bodies so we can deepen our yoga postures. While practicing off the ground, we will learn some simpler inversions and aerial flow techniques allowing students to get comfortable with practicing yoga inside the hammock.

Expect a fun aerial yoga flow and to experience a full-body workout that’s enjoyable to practitioners at any level of aerial experience!

 

You must register for this class in advance online. No drop-ins. No refunds for missed classes.

 
Heart Temple

Inferno Hot Pilates 4 Week Course March

Mon, Wed, Fri weekly | 6:15-7am

Mon March 4th – Fri March 29th

with Jackie Brown

Cost: $99 + hst | includes all 12 classes

Circle Studios Auto-renew Monthly Members Special $79 rate

Keep yourself motivated and accountable get moving! This course was designed for anyone who wants to sweat with friends and stay inspired to start your morning with fitness.

We start and finish together on a 4 week journey to sculpt, sweat and tone the whole body. Led by Jackie Brown, you know you’re in good hands to work hard and have tons of fun! Come rise and shine with us and feel amazing!

No compensation for missed classes. Limited Spaces.

Heart Temple

Aerial Level 2 Workshop: Front Balance

With Michelle Prosek

Thursday March 7th | 8-9pm | $22+hst

Ready to fly?
This 1-hour Level 2 aerial workshop is for anyone who has taken a 4-week aerial yoga workshop, or aerial yoga teacher training, and wants to focus on improving and mastering particular flows or skills. If you love aerial yoga, and want to take your practice a little further, this workshop is for you!

This session is all about the front-balance and flow that can be found from our aerial supported downward dog and dolphin positions. Learn strengthening exercises that will help you find that perfect flying balance, and some fun flows you can do from there!

Michelle brings her background as an aerial sling and silks performer to teach new movements that transition from fundamental aerial yoga practices into more advanced flows or wraps with a strong focus on safety, technique, and as always – the joy of taking flight.

The workshop starts with a gentle warmup while reviewing muscle groups that are important to aerial movement and learning useful conditioning exercises that can also be done later at home. This will lead into the skills that are the focus of the session.

Students will complete this workshop with an even greater appreciation for aerial yoga, aerial arts, and a new collection of movements to add to their future practices.

Bring your yoga mat, water bottle, and get ready to fly!

(It is highly recommended to wear or bring a top with medium-long sleeves as an additional layer for comfort)

Sign up today!

Heart Temple

Aerial Level 2 Workshop: Climbing High

With Michelle Prosek
Thursday March 21st | 8-9pm | $22+hst

Ready to reach new heights in your aerial yoga skills?

This 1-hour Level 2 aerial workshop is for anyone who has taken a 4-week aerial yoga workshop, or aerial yoga teacher training, and wants to focus on improving and mastering particular flows or skills. If you love aerial yoga, and want to take your practice a little further, this workshop is for you!

This session is all about the amazing things you can do from a basic inversion, with a focus on climbing up into a ‘circus sit’ and the variety of movements or flows that can come from there. Get ready to build your strength and learn new ways to move!

Michelle brings her background as an aerial sling and silks performer to teach new movements that transition from fundamental aerial yoga practices into more advanced flows or wraps with a strong focus on safety, technique, and as always – the joy of taking flight.

The workshop starts with a gentle warmup while reviewing muscle groups that are important to aerial movement and learning useful conditioning exercises that can also be done later at home. This will lead into the skills that are the focus of the session.

Students will complete this workshop with an even greater appreciation for aerial yoga, aerial arts, and a new collection of movements to add to their future practices.

Bring your yoga mat, water bottle, and get ready to fly!

(It is highly recommended to wear or bring a top with medium-long sleeves as an additional layer for comfort)

Sign up today!

Heart Temple

Sound Healing with Energy Flow

Saturday April 6th
From 7-9pm | $35

Join us for an evening of Sound Healing with Energy Flow with Nadia Ishmail from Stone and Shadow.We begin with mindful breathing and grounding exercises while becoming self aware to move into body mapping. This exercise will allow each participant to understand how our bodies respond to stress, trauma, grief and joy. As we move into our Sound Bath, Crystal Bowl Sound will connect with everyone in a different way. These sessions can be liberating and emotional but know that our practitioner is fully trained and experienced in guiding you through these moments.

Our session will conclude with open time to share experiences and ask questions. Nadia is experienced in intuitive guidance where personal messages may be provided with tips on moving forward in your self care practice and healing journey.

Guided Breathwork + Ice Bath April

with Ashley Orr

Sunday April 21st from 1:30-2:30pm | $40

 

A transformative class built on breathwork, mindset and cold exposure.

In this class you will learn how to control your nervous system with the power of your breath and successfully immerse yourself in an ice bath while being guided by experienced instructor Ashley Orr.

Class Structure :
30 mins guided breathwork and mindset practice
30 mins ice bath experience

Things to bring :
Yoga mat & blanket
Bathing suit and towel
Water bottle
Phone or camera, you are welcome to capture your experience
A open mind

This class is suitable for first timers or for someone looking to strengthen their practice. We require 5 people minimum to run the workshop.

Benefits include :

Improved sleep
Reduced pain and inflammation
More energy
Stronger immune system
Connection to higher self
Lowered anxiety and stress
Improved circulation
Faster recover

KIDS YOGA PROGRAMS


Kids Aerial Yoga
Kids Aerial Yoga

Kids Aerial Yoga for Ages 6-13 March

Wednesdays March 6th, 20th + 27th (Off March 13th) from 6:30-7:30pm (60min) | $60 for all 3 classes

Saturdays March 2nd, 9th + 23rd, 30th (off March 16th) from 10-11:30am (90min) | $99 for all 4 classes 

7 hammocks + space for 7 kids. We require 5 kids to run class.

Class runs at the same time as the adult yoga class if you’d like to practice too!

A fun fusion of yoga postures done in yoga hammocks. The beautiful silks hang hip height in a hammock style so there is easy access to the floor. The fabric acts as a safe prop to assist the body in opening and relaxing while your weight is completely supported by the fabric in a zero-gravity situation. The fabric can be opened wide to lie inside or bunched together to sit, stand or support in stretching. We learn yoga poses, flips, tricks and how to move into all of these postures safely. Kids will learn co-ordination and trust. They will develop strength, stamina & flexibility. There are numerous zero-gravity benefits including decompression, improved circulation, skeletal and nervous system health as well as joint mobility. Plus kids LOVE playing in the silks!

You must register for this class in advance online. No drop-ins. No refunds for missed classes.

Please register online here or call the studio if you require assistance: 905.522.9644

Kids Creativity + Movement Summer Camps!

Ages 5-12 | Dates:

Week 1: July 8th-12th

Week 2: July 15th-19th

Week 3: July 22nd-26th

Week 4: July 29th- Aug 2nd

Week 5: Aug 12th-16th

Week 6: Aug 26th-30th

 

8:30am-4pm daily | Everything Included except lunch + snacks

Cost: $265, Register Early! Limited to 7 children/ Require 5 participants to run the camp.

CAMP ITINERARY:
8:30-8:45am Drop-off (please be punctual)
8:45am-11:45 Movement: Aerial Yoga, Yoga, Games etc!
11:45-12:45pm Lunch
12:45-3:45pm Creativity: Lots of art + mindfulness based creativity activities!
3:45-4pm Pick-up (please be punctual)

CALL: 905.522.YOGI
EMAIL: info@circlestudios.ca

Kids Creativity + Movement March Break Camp!

Ages 5-12
Monday March 11th – Friday March 15th, 2024 | 8:30am-4pm daily

Cost: $265, Register Early! Limited to 7 children/ Require 5 participants to run the camp.

CAMP ITINERARY:
8:30-8:45am Drop-off
8:45am-11:45 Movement: Aerial Yoga, Yoga, Games etc!
11:45-12:45pm Lunch
12:45-3:45pm Creativity: Lots of art + mindfulness based creativity activities!
3:45-4pm Pick-up

CALL: 905.522.YOGI
EMAIL: info@circlestudios.ca

YOGA TEACHER TRAININGS


DATES:

Weekend 1

Jan 27th: 1:30 – 7:30pm = 6 hours

Jan 28th: 12:00 – 7:30pm = 7.5 hours

Weekend 2

Feb 3rd: 1:30 – 7:30pm = 6 hours

Feb 4th: 12:00 – 7:30pm = 7.5 hours

Weekend 3

Feb 17th: 1:30 – 7:30pm = 6 hours

Feb 18th: 12:00 – 7:30pm = 7.5 hours

Weekend 4

Mar 2nd: 1:30 – 7:30pm = 6 hours

Mar 3rd: 12:00 – 7:30pm = 7.5 hours

 

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

A Pilgrimage to be Fully Received
in this comprehensive Restorative Yoga Teacher Training.

* 2 online courses, sold separately, are needed for completion of the 65-hour training.

Restorative yoga invites us to bring more softness and ease to our bodies and mind. When our restorative yoga practice nourishes this stillness and steadiness, it imbues into our lives. We, most importantly, rest, especially in a time and society where achieving, accumulating, and doing more is celebrated. We become more inclusive of all parts of ourselves (and others). We’re given the gift to respond and interact with our emotions and life from a place of spaciousness and compassion.
As teachers, sharing this experienced wisdom of restorative yoga with others is an incredible gift that can create ripples in the fabric of society.

In this 65-hour training, learn how to use props, your voice, poses, and more to create an environment for yourself and students to move into deeper states of rest. In an intimate group setting, you will learn the traditional wisdom of moving into these more profound states of relaxation, the science behind the nervous system, and how this beautiful system keeps us protected. We learn anatomical aspects and breathing techniques to recalibrate the nervous system. We will also learn to teach with minimal and lots of props and how to sequence classes to evoke a specific benefit or theme.

Join us for a deeply enriching training.

YOUR GUIDES
Shanine Dennill

Shanine Dennill
Lead Trainer

After being touched by the death of family members at a young age, Shanine questioned the meaning of life and death. This led her on a spiritual quest and to study with masterful spiritual teachers.

Over the past 15 years, Shanine has helped thousands of people to nourish and restore their body, mind, and soul through her classes (having owned a studio for 10 years and now teaching at various places), having taught many teacher trainings, workshops, and through her recordings. Her first teaching position was working at a hospice, bringing the healing benefits of restorative yoga to those with life-limiting illnesses. She returned to Restorative during grief and when she was so depleted that she could not get out of bed. Restorative and Yoga Nidra restored her back to health (as well as through herbal medicine) and provided so much more.

Shanine is dedicated to bringing Rituals and Rest to her students (a space that cultivates reverence and guides us to slow down and listen to the whispers of our heart). Yoga Nidra has brought her some peace with the aspects around death, which is our most extraordinary transformational transition. In Restorative and Yoga Nidra, we are on a pilgrimage of dissolving to be fully received in the unknown (much like death).

Shanine is an E-RYT 500 and YACEP with the Yoga Alliance (having graduated from 3 trainings). She has received extensive training in Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation. Her yoga practices are influenced by Tantra Yoga (from the Sri Vidya lineage). She is also a Reiki practitioner. Her hobbies include: spending time with her Aussie dog, Rihanna; learning and sharing folk herbalism (including awakening people as being part of nature); and playing her didgeridoo.

Shanine’s desire is to share the wisdom of soulful healing to live fully and die well.

Preeti Unique

Preeti Unique
Guest – Introduction to Sound Healing

Preeti has a unique way to life. She sees the world as energy, art and expression. She is an Energy Alchemist and has the gift of Light Language and deeply connecting to spirit. She is a Vibrational Healer, Holistic Health and Beauty Practitioner, with over 22 years of experience in Beauty, Holistic Nutrition, Reflexology and Reiki. She also has a background in Pranayama Yoga, Vipassana Meditation, various styles of breath-work and Sound Healing. Combining all these aspects together really shifts the way she experiences life. 

Her mission is to bridge our spirit back to source energy and nature. Reactivating our hearts, connecting us back to the natural planetary rhythms and cycles. Helping us to remember where we truly come from. 

Kathleen Aubry

Kathleen Aubry
Guest – The Brain & Nervous System Regulation (Online)

Thirty years ago, when Kathleen stepped onto a yoga mat for the first time, little did she know that she was taking the first step into a practice that would transform her life. In the beginning, she loved the physical practice of yoga, developing strength and flexibility, and the feeling of lightness she would have after class. But as Kathleen continued to practice, she became aware that what she really loved was the sense of contentment and inner peace she would feel, not just while she was practising, but also in other areas of her life. These feelings inspired her to delve into learning more about yoga, first by taking the Yoga Teacher Training at Chrysalis Yoga and then to study Yoga Therapy at Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine in Rishikesh, India. This is where her yoga became a deeply spiritual practice integrating breath, mind, and body. She found a place, a way, to inner peace and healing. Kathleen truly believes that Yoga IS Therapy; yoga is a system of healing that works from the outside in.

Kathleen has over 30 years of experience as a Registered Kinesiologist and recently received her C-IAYT. Her original studies in Western medicine taught her anatomy, physiology, and the science of human movement. Still, the ancient Eastern science of life, yoga, taught her to take a holistic approach, simultaneously working on the body, mind and spirit. Currently, Kathleen teaches Chair Yoga and Aquatic Yoga. She is passionate about helping people in pain by integrating yoga into healthcare.

$700+HST for in-person training OR 4 monthly payments of $200+HST.

Plus $160 each for 2 online sections (purchased separately online; HST already included):
The Brain & Nervous System Regulation
The Koshas & Gunas – Layers of Being and Influences in Life

Other Expenses: Props (if you need to purchase them) and if you wish to print the manuals.

  • Prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
  • Non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Includes 5 free restorative classes at Circle Studios during the course, and many benefits listed above.
  • Monthly payments: 1st payment is due on sign-up; the remaining payments are due on the first of every month thereafter.
  • One payment or 4 monthly payments are for Modules 1, 4, 5, 6. Payments are made through Circle Studios. Modules 2 & 3 are online courses and are paid separately through www.shaninedennill.com/

Free Restorative Classes:
You will receive 5 free Sunday night Restorative classes through Circle Studios on the course weekends as part of the training. This is a wonderful way to enjoy the restorative practice, as well as enhance what you have studied.

Two Short Pre-Recorded Practices:
It’s important to make space for more rest in our lives, especially being on this journey. You will have access to 2 short pre-recorded practices to nourish yourself.

Mentorship:
You will receive the opportunity to assist classes and receive guidance to be more fully in the seat of the teacher.

PROPS YOU WILL NEED
Your yoga mat, 1 strap, 2 yoga blocks, 4 blankets, 2 bolsters, 1 light cloth to cover the eyes, and journal. More props are welcomed in aiding in rest.

  • Downloadable beautiful, and detailed manuals.
  • Scripts for deeper relaxation, as well as guidelines on how to create your own teaching practices.
  • Assist a restorative class (and more if you wish to receive further mentorship).
  • Two free short guided restorative practices for personal use.

ACCREDITATION
This training is eligible for 65 hours of Yoga Alliance’s continuing education credits.

FAQS

Q: WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR?

Q: WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR?
For new and experienced yoga teachers, meditation teachers, fitness instructors, massage therapists and bodyworkers, health coaches, health care professionals, and those who work in healing professions.

Q: WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

Q: WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
This is mainly an in-person training so you can physically see and experience the poses. Teaching from an embodied place is essential in transmitting the richness of the practice. We will be in an intimate setting (limited to 12 students). The training is meant to be a space to learn but to also feel immense support and safety to rest for yourself. Some sections are online and can be completed at your own pace. Online sections are charged separately. To receive the full certificate, you will need to complete all sections (in-person and online) and homework assignments. You will be able to attend and assist restorative classes. A highlight of the training is attending the Sound Healing & Restorative workshop (while you rest in poses, a guest instructor will use sound to add to your healing journey).

Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO MISS A SESSION?

Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO MISS A SESSION?
100% attendance is required for the in-person sessions as each section builds on the other. If you miss a session, you can book a private session to catch up. You’ll be charged an additional cost of $85 + HST per hour (if you missed 3–4 hours of work, this is usually covered in 1-2 hours). All online sessions can be completed at your own pace. To receive your certificate, all sessions must be completed within the year.

Q: WHAT TEXTBOOKS DO I NEED?

Q: WHAT TEXTBOOKS DO I NEED?

We recommend a few textbooks and will send you a list. However, these are not mandatory, if there are financial restrictions.

Q: ARE THERE OTHER COSTS I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT?

Q: ARE THERE OTHER COSTS I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT?
Textbooks are recommended but not mandatory. You will receive access to 5 restorative classes during the training. You can print the manuals yourself or keep them digitally. If you wish for us to print them, there will be an additional $100 charge (roughly – you will be given receipts). If you do not have props, you will need to purchase them.

Q: DO I NEED TO HAVE MY 200-HR YTT TO TAKE THIS TRAINING?

Q: DO I NEED TO HAVE MY 200-HR YTT TO TAKE THIS TRAINING?
It’s highly recommended to take a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training as this previous training will lend skills to knowing the Sanskrit and English names of poses, how to observe alignment in poses, how to teach, and other skills. However, it is still a beautiful training to add to your other trainings and field of interest. If you wish to chat with the Lead Training, Shanine to see whether it’s a good fit, please send her an email: hello@shaninedennill.com.

Q: CAN I STILL TAKE THE TEACHER TRAINING EVEN IF I DO NOT PLAN ON TEACHING?

Q: CAN I STILL TAKE THE TEACHER TRAINING EVEN IF I DO NOT PLAN ON TEACHING?
Yes. This practice is beautiful for you to integrate into your life. If you already teach, you learn other poses to help a student transition in life and who perhaps need more rest.

Q: IS THE PROGRAM RECOGNIZED BY THE YOGA ALLIANCE?

Q: IS THE PROGRAM RECOGNIZED BY THE YOGA ALLIANCE?
Yoga Alliance is a governing body that ensures certain standards of teaching requirements and training programs. Once you complete the program and receive your certificate, you may submit it directly to Yoga Alliance for continuing education credits of 65 hours.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Module 1: Foundations of Restorative Yoga

Module 1: Foundations of Restorative Yoga
Location: In-person (Circle Studios)

What is Restorative Yoga, and why practice it?
The lineage of restorative yoga and its evolution throughout the years.
How can we create space in our life for a daily ritual of rest?
Therapeutic benefits of restorative yoga, according to traditional wisdom and science-based wisdom.
The pillars of restorative yoga.
Yogic philosophy and texts related to restorative yoga.

Module 2: The Brain & Nervous System Regulation

Module 2: The Brain & Nervous System Regulation
Location: Online (Rooted in Natura). Must be completed within a year of RYTT start date.

Basic nervous system anatomy (the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system).
The psoas, vagus nerve and breath in relation to health and relaxation.
The anatomy of the mind according to science and its relation to rest.
The traditional wisdom of the anatomy of the mind and how rest/stillness plays an important role.

Module 3: The Koshas & Gunas - Layers of Being and Influences in Life

Module 3: The Koshas & Gunas – Layers of Being and Influences in Life
Location: Online (Rooted in Natura). Must be completed within a year of RYTT start date.

The 5 layers that comprise of the body, energy, breath, emotions, and soul according to eastern philosophy and how they play a role in rest. 
The gunas and how these interweave in life and our practice.

Module 4: The Art of Propping

Module 4: The Art of Propping
Location: In-person (Circle Studios)

How to set up a Rest Nest and prepare students for gathering props.
The use of different props and alternatives.
Explore 20 key restorative postures and variations in propping. Learn the various categories of poses, including the benefits and contraindications.
Learn to adapt and modify poses according to the student(s) level and circumstances, including minimal or lots of props.

Module 5: Guiding Students into Deeper States of Relaxation

Module 5: Guiding Students into Deeper States of Relaxation
Location: In-person (Circle Studios)

Cueing deeper states of relaxation – words, voice, and more.
Breathing practices for before or during a practice.
Introduction to Yoga Nidra and other techniques to cue more profound relaxation and deeper states of consciousness.
Introduction on trauma-sensitive guidelines or intentions (however, this is not a specific trauma-informed training).
The use of touch. Assist and learn ways to add therapeutic touch to aid in relaxation.
The use of sound and the role of sound healing for deep listening and relaxation. Enjoy a Restorative Yoga & Sound Healing Journey workshop.
The importance of silence.
Bonus information: Rooted in Natura elements to aid in relaxation (teas, plants, and more).
Other rituals for relaxation, compassionate inquiry and integration.

Module 6: The Art of Teaching Restorative Yoga

Module 6: The Art of Teaching Restorative Yoga
Location: In-person (Circle Studios)

Pillars for teaching restorative yoga.
Sequence postures for the overall theme, timing of poses and for particular therapeutic effects.
How do the Doshas (Ayurveda) play a role in propping and teaching.
Plan restorative classes and prepare for the specific needs of your students (includes a class template).
How to demonstrate poses.
The power of observation and verbal cues.
Teaching privately and as a group. Virtual considerations.
The importance of personal practice.
Practice teaching and hold space for students.

Curriculum is subject to change. Some modules may cross over (for example demonstrating poses in the art of propping).
Training must be completed within 1 year (including submission of all assignments). There are no huge time-consuming projects.
You will receive a detailed schedule before every weekend.

Chris is a movement educator. Curiosity is what brought Chris into his first yoga class. That curiosity marked the beginning of an ongoing journey and passion for the practice of yoga and a profound desire to deepen that relationship. Chris is currently studying the Ashtanga Yoga method. With persistence, mindfulness and dedication, one’s yoga practice can only strengthen and grow deeper. In 2015, Chris embarked on two separate trip to Mysore, India to study with R.Sharath Jois and Saraswathi Rangaswamy at KPJAYI (Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute), the source of Ashtanga yoga. In 2018, Chris completed his fourth trip studying at the Shala with Paramaguru Sharath Joi

Chris is a certified Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist (FRCms) under Dr. Andreo Spina and continues to work with Head FRC & Kinstretch Master Instructor, Dana John Heimbecker. In 2018, Chris completed the Kinstretch Instructor training in the Functional Range Systems under Dewey Neilson and is currently completing the certification. He is also studying the art of hand balancing under renown circus performer and coach, Nicolas Montes de Oca and handbalance legend, Yury Bozyan. Chris is also a second degree Reiki practitioner.

In 2017, Chris began his studies in contemporary Pilates (Mat & Reformer) with esteemed Pilates educator; Leslie Parker of Mindful Movement Centre and also completed the Yoga Tune Up Level 1 Teacher Training created by Jill Miller. To date, Chris has completed 14 trainings and continues his studies daily in yoga, Pilates, Biomechanics and physiology.

To Chris, yoga is not something to “excel” at but rather about cultivating contentment, compassion, mindfulness, self acceptance and bringing awareness into the body. Yoga has transformed his life on and off the mat. As a teacher, he aspires to help others find a santosha (contentment) and a deeper connection to themselves.

VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

200HR TEACHER TRAINING AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM W/ CHRIS EN

Coming up next WINTER 2024 Please email with Interest

START DATE: Sunday Feb 25th – Sunday May 5th. Every Sunday Afternoon from 11:30am-2:30pm person on Concession St. Hamilton, Mountain.

Cost is $3000 + HST | $1000 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot. Option to split the remaining course fee over 4 months of the training ($500/ Feb-May). Payment plans available, please ask.

Includes a 3 month pass at Circle Studios for maintaining your personal practice, deepening learning and completing your required YTT hours. 

Educate and explore deeper within yourself in this unique and contemporary yoga and movement training.

This intrinsic and empowering course is designed for students and aspiring yoga teachers who are looking for growth and personal development. Whether you are looking to dive deeper into your practice or to share this practice with others, this course is for you. This 200hr-hour course will provide and equip you with the tools and knowledge you need in order to start your career as an exceptional and effective yoga teacher and to continue your lifelong journey as a yoga student.

200 Hours include: in-class hours & additional development: practice, teaching + observation hours + mentor ship.

Email: info@circlestudios.ca with any questions.
Phone: 905.522.YOGI

Aerial yoga Teacher Training General

Aerial Yoga Teacher Training

This is an intensive 2-day training. It will be fast paced and physical.
You will learn: beginner level aerial techniques including, hip openers, deep stretches, forward and back inversions, strength & conditioning, cardiovascular exercises, heart openers, back bends and stretches, deep relaxation techniques opening warm-up sequences on the Zero-Gravity Aerial Yoga Hammock. You will learn how to sequence a class that progresses into tricks & flips. Learn safe and effective spotting techniques, how to evaluate and what to watch for with clients of varying abilities. Progressions into Inversions and the cooling and calming benefits of restorative postures.

Course includes: Manual and Certification

DATES:  JULY 2023. Please contact with interest.

Daily Schedule: Saturday 11am – 6pm & Sunday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $450 plus HST | Requires $250 deposit to reserve your spot + the remainder on Day 1

Prerequisite: 200hr YT Certification

Email: info@circlestudios.ca
Phone: 905.522.YOGI

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