Continuing Education

The most effective yoga teachers understand that learning is a lifelong endeavor. Continue bolstering your teaching skills by joining CCY experts for mentorships and trainings that will bring your teaching to the next level.

Kidasana Kids Yoga Teacher Training with Dawn Keighley

Spring 2017: May 6 - May 7

Join Dawn Keighley for this weekend training that will reveal useful and powerful techniques, tools, and tips for teaching yoga to kids of all ages!CCYogakidscircle_copy1

The weekend intensive Kid Asana Kids Yoga Teacher Training is designed for those who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training or who have a serious yoga practice and knowledge of basic asana and alignment. While Kid Asana will teach age-appropriate asana modifications, please note that basic yoga poses will not be taught so that more time can be devoted to advanced topics specifically related to children’s yoga. Guest faculty will join head trainer Dawn Keighley to introduce trainees to: developmental anatomy and physiology; yoga therapy for children; trauma sensitive yoga for children; and specific types of kids’ yoga, including Toddler yoga, Mommy & Me yoga, and Circus yoga. 
Drawing upon her broad education and more than a decade’s worth of experience working with children, Dawn is a master at skillfully creating yoga classes that promote and foster the needs of a child’s developing mind and body. For the littlest yogis, her classes consist of yoga poses and breathing exercises incorporated into highly invigorating and imaginative educational play. For the big kids, she presents a fun and lively Vinyasa flow, through which children are able to cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves and their environment, while simultaneously developing strength, flexibility, and balance—both physically and mentally.

 dawncompassDawn is a Massachusetts-licensed educator and has spent more than twelve years working with children in both extracurricular and academic settings. She has an educational background in child development, anatomy, physiology, and education. Dawn completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Back Bay Yoga. She has also completed Soulful Yoga Therapy therapeutic yoga training with Kate Graham, and is an active member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. 

For more details on the training click HERE.


Saturday May 6th, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday May 7th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$425 (early bird by 4/20/2017)
$499 (after 4/20/2017)
To enroll click HERE

Fluid Assisting Weekend: The Language of Touch with Betty Ritz


1440497362_11896341_1031988406813767_1522953959174581115_oThis weekend-long training is open to both yoga teachers and yoga students. It will provide teachers with new tools to grow their skill set, and allow students the opportunity to deepen their practice. As teachers, we influence the way our students experience their practice through the space we cultivate, the directives we articulate, and, finally, through the physical contact we make through assists and adjustments. The energy of touch is powerful. Understanding how to harness the wisdom of thoughtful touch can help bring more safety, clarity, and comfort to your students.

The Fluid Assisting weekend workshop will teach the difference between adjusting and assisting; how to approach hands-on work safely for the practitioner and adjuster alike; and help attendees understand how to non-verbally communicate with students. We’ll break down assists for various postures and examine the pressure, direction, and intention behind our contact. By exploring the subtleties of touch, we’ll consider how adjustments and assists can foster deeper, more meaningful connections, both with our students and with the practice itself. The weekend will include assists and adjustments for most standing yoga postures, as well as restorative assists.

Plan on partnering up and doing hands-on work!

Yoga teachers will earn 12 continuing education units for this workshop. Enroll HERE. 

This weekend intensive runs during the following hours:
Saturday, TBD (11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Sunday, TBD (12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Early-bird: $250 
Thereafter: $275

Betty Riaz
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Betty believes in embracing life and all its imperfections as a catalyst for change. Since 2009, when she transformed from fashionista to “yogaista” and co-founded Stil Studio in greater Boston, Betty has been on a mission to change her perception of the world and help others reach their greatest potential inside and out.Her interest and trainings in Thai Massage Yoga assisting led to her create the super-luscious SPA class, as well as workshops and trainings to bring SPA love to yogis seeking a blissful experience both near and far.

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