CircusYoga® RING ONE Teacher Training

Please join us for an unforgettable weekend of multigenerational play and learning with expert facilitator, teacher, co-creator of CircusYoga Erin Maile O’Keefe. While this weekend is part of the CircusYoga Teacher Training journey and it also stands alone as a program for those wishing to explore their creativity, leadership skills, communication, play, and more. Whether you are a yogi, school teacher, facilitator, manager, dancer, parent, or human being... come steep in the benefits of CircusYoga and infuse your practice with the principles of connection, community & play, during this can't-be-missed fun-filled weekend. Ignite the CircusYoga fire in you. Begin your path to becoming a CircusYoga teacher. Or simply get infused with the principles of connection, community and play during this experiential weekend.

We will experience:

  • connection through foundational principles & practices of CircusYoga

  • play & creativity within an inclusive group

  • partnering in Hatha, Thai and Flying Yoga

  • circus skills including juggling, balance, clowning & partner acrobatics

  • yogic awareness in relating to self and others

The weekend will kick off with a Community Playshop. Included in tuition is the CircusYoga Ring One Manual and 15 hours of instruction. This is also the prerequisite for the CircusYoga Ring Two Teacher Training.



 CircusYoga® RING TWO Teacher Training

Ring One participants get to taste and experience. In Ring Two we digest and integrate. During this training we will explore the CircusYoga principles and practices as teachers on our path. We’ll learn even more practices that connect groups. We’ll discover how to bring these practices back to our communities and adapt them to the particular needs of any group. The most powerful thing we will offer are the skills to craft a learning container where everyone is seen and valued.

We will:

  • DIVE more deeply into CY principles, practices and culture

  • CULTIVATE trust and inclusion in groups and partners

  • INCORPORATE the energy and creativity of the whole group

  • SOAR in the practices of Flying Partner Yoga and Mandala Yoga

  • INTEGRATE our own skills and expressions into the CY culture

  • CREATE transitions that welcome, reflect and celebrate any group

  • PRACTICE more partner acrobatics, human pyramids and tribalasanas

  • LEARN teaching progressions and modifications and spotting

  • EXPLORE the power of play as the seed of creativity, intelligence & resilience

  • LISTEN to and follow the gifts in the room when we teach

  • DISCOVER our unique passion and voice in teaching

  • HONOR our questions as teachers and mine the gold within them

  • NURTURE ourselves and each other with Thai Yoga massage

  • ANALYZE relationship dynamics and discern when and how to intercede

  • DEVELOP a specific practice tailored to our community.

At the end of our week together all of the Teacher Training participants will co-lead a Community Playshop. Included in tuition is the CircusYoga Ring Two Manual and 35 hours of instruction.



CircusYoga® Tools for Teachers

Are you a teacher, therapist or parent looking to improve your toolbox of games that make leading groups fun, easy and active? Spend an intensive and experiential day learning practices she has developed over 35 years of teaching dance, theatre, yoga and circus. All of the practices develop inclusion, connection, co-authorship and empathy in the group learning process and can be adaptable to any classroom, population or curriculum. Facilitate learning that is playful, kinesthetic and profoundly memorable.

Included in tuition is a CircusYoga Tools for Teachers Workbook and 6 hours of instruction.