WORKSHOPS AND COURSES

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DECEMBER WORKSHOPS

Holiday Potluck

Friday December 20th from 8-11pm

Come join us at the studio for a night filled with good food, great people and holiday cheer!

Bring your favourite dish. Vegetarian/Vegan friendly is welcome.

Yin + Restore Yoga

with Lisa MacDonald

Saturday December 21st | 6:30-7:30pm | $22

Join us for a beautiful fusion of Yin practice and Restorative Yoga. In this special winter solstice session you will rest, restore, rejuvenate, and stretch deeply. We will be guided by tranquility and peace at this the darkest night of the year!

Winter Solstice Sound Therapy

Sunday December 22nd | 7:30-9pm
$60 each or $100/couple
w/ Nadia Ishmail owner of Stone & Shadow
 
Sound Therapy is a harmonizing experience, recommended for many physical and emotional ailments. Using a variety of tools such as Crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, Tuning Forks, Frequencies, Guided Meditation and Reiki energy, these instruments assist in restoring balance to the body’s energy fields. During a Sound Therapy Session, the body will release endorphins and serotonins, allowing a jump start to restoring your entire system. Every session may be different depending on your intentions and needs.
 
What you can expect from a Stone and Shadow Sound Therapy Session: We begin with opening a safe healing space to allow for energetic and spiritual healing to take place. Connecting with the energy in the room, we begin with guided breathing to relax and prepare ourselves to receive all necessary messages for our higher good. We begin with a complete sound bath using Crystal Singing Bowls and may include instruments such as Drums, Gongs and Bells/Tingshas. Nadia will then use tuning forks, Tibetan Bowls and Hand Crystal Singing bowls over the body for individual targeted healing. The session concludes with a softer sound bath and guided breathing to ground and reconnect you with the present moment.
 
We recommend bringing a notepad and pen to capture any messages that come through during or after your session!

Reiki Level Two Training

w/ Lisa MacDonald, Reiki Master
Saturday January 4th | 10am-5pm | $199
 
In this Reiki Level Two Training course you will continue your journey into the wonderful healing energy of Reiki! The focus on Level Two Reiki Training is to understand and practice with the power of the Reiki Symbols, add some awesome new tools into your healing belt (especially for the Chakras!), and gain an even greater level of confidence and competence with energy, self-healing and helping others.
Classes are small in size allowing each student to receive the support they need to be successful. All manuals, materials and certificates are included.
 
Usui Reiki level 2

Reiki level 2 is a deeper level of Reiki, learning to use emotional, mental and intuitive practices and tools to help heal.
You will also learn distance healing, and will be given the necessary attunement and symbols to take you to this next deeper level.

Teachings include:

– 2 new Reiki symbols
– Attunement level 2
– How to work with the aura ( energy field) and chakras
– Learn beaming, and scanning
– Healing past, present, and future
– Practice working with the symbols

CONNECTIONS 2 Day Intensive by Brene Brown

Facilitated by Blair Wilson, M.S.W.,Registered Social Worker

February 2020: Saturday 1st + Sunday 2nd

10am-5pm daily

Do you struggle with feelings of worthlessness, insecurity, or emotional isolation? Do you want to develop deeper and more authentic connections with others? Does a desire to develop a more compassionate and lovely approaching toward yourself resonate with you?

If so, please consider participating in the CONNECTIONS Curriculum, is a psychoeductional group designed by Dr. Brene Brown to help build resilience in the face of shame and perfectionism. CONNECTIONS is an experiential, guided discovery program that helps participants develop a capacity to face vulnerability with confidence and self-compassion.

The fee for registration will be $480.00 if submitted by January 15th, 2020. No late registrations will be accepted. An EARLY BIRD registration fee of $395.00 will be offered to those who register by December 15th, 2019.

The program will be facilitated by Blair Wilson, M.S.W., Registered Social Worker. Blair is passionate about resilience, and has extensive experience facilitating groups designed to cultivate and grow personal resilience.

Family Yoga Flow

w/ Rebecca Morine
Saturday February 1st , 15th + 22nd | 4:30-5:30pm | For ages 6-106 😀
$48.00 +hst for all three dates: Price includes 1 adult + 1 child
$69 +hst for all three dates : Prices includes 1 adult + 2 children.
Mats for children are included

Contact us if you’d like to flow with more than 2 children!

This 3-week series gives families an opportunity to practice yoga together! Get on your mats & spend quality time moving & breathing together while developing and nurturing healthy habits and mindful practices that benefit adults and children, alike. Each class will begin with a gentle yoga flow appropriate for all ages, set to a fun & chill playlist, and will finish with a guided meditation while you and your little one lie in savasana, complete with aromatherapy. Kids LOVE the lavender cloths!

Kids Aerial Yoga Classes for Age 6-12

We’re offering these classes now EVERY Saturday and Sunday, so plan to get on your mat! Kids yoga classes are offered at the same time as the adult Bikram Yoga Classes! Child drop-off starts 15 minutes before and continues 15 minutes after class to give you time to get yourself ready. This allows you to do yoga while your children do yoga at the same time in their own separate class.

These classes run WEEKLY FOR AGES 6-12

Saturday from 10-11:30am

Sunday from 4:30-5:30pm

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

48 hours notice is required for cancellations due to the limited amount of space in each class.

Only 7 hammocks + space for 7 kids.

A fun fusion of yoga postures done in circus silks, called yoga hammocks. The beautiful silks hang low to the ground 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. Classes vary from active to more relaxed. 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!

Please register online here or call the studio: 905.522.9644

Kids Creativity + Movement Summer Camps!

We’re excited to announce registration is OPEN! Spaces going quickly!
One week kids summer camp for Ages 5-12, 9-4pm daily
 
JULY DATES:
Mon 22nd – Fri 26th w/ Shannon Walker, RYT + Kery Maddison, Art Therapist/Psychotherapist Candidate
AUGUST DATE:
Mon 12th – Fri 16th w/ Rebecca Morine, RYT + Kery Maddison, Art Therapist/Psychotherapist Candidate
 

Cost is $225 for the week
Space is limited to small group 12 kids, for max attention with each child!

CAMP ITINERARY:
9am-12 Movement: Aerial Yoga, Yoga, Park Visits, Games etc!
12-1pm Lunch
1-4pm Creativity: Lots of art + mindfulness based creativity activities!

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

COST: per child for the week

AERIAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

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: Full color manual and Certification

DATES: TBD. Please contact with interest and we will run the course when we have a group.

Daily Schedule: Saturday 10:30am – 6:30pm Sunday 8:30am – 2:30pm
Cost: $400 plus HST | Requires $250 deposit to reserve your spot + the remainder on Day 1
Email: info@circlestudios.ca
Phone: 905.522.YOGI

VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

200hr Teacher Training and Personal Development Program w/ Chris En

January – June | 2 Weekends/Month | $3000 + HST
$2800 early bird registration by Nov. 15th
Saturday 9-5pm & Sunday 11:30am-6:30pm
 
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.
 
$1000 non-refundable deposit and then payment is split for the 6 months of the training.

Dates:  Jan 11-12 | Jan 18-19 |  Feb 29-Mar 1 | Mar 21-22 | April 4-5 | Apr 18-19 | Apr 25-26 | June 6-7 | June 13-14

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

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 Jois.

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.