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CircusYoga for the Whole Community Website Contact:Erin Maile O'Keefe & Kevin O'Keefe
215 W. 88th Street #12G, New York, New York 10024 Phone:212-712-9644
Yoga Style: Partner Yoga, Family Yoga, Hatha, Childr Send Message
CircusYoga celebrates the whole person, the whole family, the whole community. We combine the consciousness of yoga with the communal celebration of circus. It is an imaginative, fun-filled experience designed to strengthen self-confidence, focus, trust, expression, and teamwork. Most of all, CircusYoga models the principles of inclusion, partnering, community cooperation, the YESness of life, and how we can embrace each individual's gifts in our circle.

CircusYoga is a challenging yet accessible practice in which you and your family can play. In each workshop or retreat we form a tribe that embraces balance, joy, courage, multi-generational learning, appropriate risk, and transformation. Using the consciousness and practices of yoga we explore introductory circus skills. Together we create a closing ritual to share with the entire community. Adults and children (ages 7-13) learn and grow in relationship, on an even playing field, opening new realms of vocabulary through:

* Creation of an environment where everyone is seen and celebrated * Group dynamics in Hatha yoga & group play * Kinesthetic communication through partner acrobatics & flying yoga * Integration across the mid-line with juggling & equilibristics * The spirit of play in parent/kid clowning & physical comedy * Balance on the tightwire and in asanas * Nurturance in parent/kid Thai massage * Self-Expression through creative movement

We lead Family Retreats at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health during Easter, 4th of July, and Thanksgiving holidays. www.Kripalu.org.

We also lead CircusYoga TEACHER TRAININGS at Kripalu, Pompanuck Farm in upstate NY, and in other centers across the country. Look at our current schedule online at www.CircusYoga.com

Who is the CircusYoga Teacher Training for? We welcome parents, yoga instructors, classroom teachers, circus educators, child social workers, family therapists, and any yoga practitioner who wants to work with kids and adults. We recommend that applicants have at least one year of yoga practice, however, no circus experience is necessary.

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