Yoga Studies, Yoga Teacher Training,
& Continuing Education
Courses to fit your needs, your schedule, and your budget.
"Learning Yoga is an act of love to yourself, and sharing Yoga is showing compassion toward another person, but teaching Yoga is an act of compassion toward humanity."
Yoga Studies are the same courses offered to Yoga Teacher trainees for personal enrichment and education of the yoga arts. FULL CIRCLE YOGA is a place to learn, heal, and grow at your own pace, and to receive mentorship on your path toward developing your practice, knowledge, and confidence.
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider Courses (YACEP)
We offer certified yoga teachers continuing education in a variety of yogic disciplines. All workshops offered through Full Circle Yoga within the scope of yoga and meditation are YACEP approved. Certificates of completion are provided upon request.
Our teachers are registered with Yoga Alliance (YA) and are approved to give YA credit (YACEP) to YA registered yoga teachers.
200 hour Yoga Training Foundations Course
Due to what we feel is an erroneous 200 hour benchmark required by the Yoga Alliance (YA), in addition to dwindling requests for in-person yoga training, we discontinued our yoga school registration with the YA in 2020 after 10 years of membership. However, we continue to deliver their curriculum standards, and EXCEED their standards in both ethics and mentorship. We do not feel that Yoga Alliance, which is not a certifying organization, has any bearing on whether a yoga student makes a good teacher: good teaching and supportive learning environments do.
We believe strongly that mentorship and practice hours of actual teaching with the supervision of an experienced yoga teacher is what helps new teachers become effective teachers. We have a network of mentors in the OC/LA areas that are happy to mentor with our students, exceeding the expectations of most organizations who hire yoga teachers. Our mission is to help every serious student who wants to teach yoga be competent and confident in doing so.
Our program is suitable for newer students looking to understand a greater depth of Yoga AND experienced practitioners who wish to become teachers of yoga and meditation. We emphasize a gentle, adaptable, and appropriate practice of asana (posture), pranayama (breathwork), and meditation. Kristen Fewel, the Lead Trainer, and guest teachers are highly trained and well experienced in teaching to a wide range of learners.
The modular courses listed below may be taken a la carte or consecutively which will prepare even the most beginning student to have a personal practice and a confident voice for sharing Yoga with family, friends, taking on private students, or teaching in small groups.
If you are considering a Yoga Studies or Yoga Teacher Training program in the Orange County, CA area, give us a call.
The goals of our program are to:
~ define and understand the purpose and practice of Yoga in a modern world
~ establish and deepen a healthy, balanced lifestyle
~ develop a safe and appropriate practice
~ acquire the knowledge and skills to sequence a safe and appropriate practice for a small group or an individual
~ develop confidence to appropriately share the practice with others
~ acquire assessment skills of posture and breath to safely and effectively teach an individual, including those with special conditions or limited mobility.
~ develop and adapt a practice for a small group or individual based on their needs
~ establish and refine your leadership in guiding classes in asana, pranayama, mindfulness, and meditation.
Total program cost: $2,950 split up into five payments over a nine month period. Modules are priced individually.
Dynamic Yoga Anatomy
24 contact hours.
Kristen Fewel has been teaching anatomy for yoga teacher trainings for 20 years, and Breath-centered yoga is the focus of her practice and teaching. Yoga is not all muscles and bones, folks! Dynamic Yoga Anatomy will have asana study, but with a focus on pranayama and its connection to the health of the body.
The Breathing Cycle & Respiratory Anatomy
Integral Respiration & Cellular Breath
Posture & Breath Assessment in Asana
This course satisfies the requirements for Anatomy in Yoga Teacher Training, or as individual workshops (a la carte). For enrollment in one class, RSVP by email then pay $88 by cash or check to the teacher.
History, Philosophy, and the Yoga Lifestyle
42 contact hours.
Understand more of what you read and hear about in yoga classes, journals, and workshops. We will study the philosophy of yoga that underlies a dedicated, progressive yoga practice that is adaptive to your needs. We will screen the acclaimed documentary film YogaWoman by Suzanne Bryant, and trace the yoga family tree from the yoga masters of India to modern influences and teachers in America. Each class will include a guided asana practice, breathwork, and meditation.
This course satisfies the requirements for Yoga Philosophy in Yoga Teacher Training, or as individual workshops (a la carte). To attend one class, RSVP by email then pay $88 by cash or check to the teacher.
Developing Effective Sequences for Asana and Meditation
42 contact hours.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of 2 prior modules or are a certified yoga teacher already.
Covers sequencing, teaching techniques, verbal cueing, Sanskrit and anatomical terminology, meditation, and teaching technique. Weekly workshops include special populations such as kids, seniors, prenatal, student teaching, and giving and receiving feedback.
This module prepares you to teach a yoga class that includes the three pillars of a well-rounded practice: pranayama, asana, and meditation. This class will teach you how to design and teach an engaging, appropriate asana sequence for your peers. You will refine your cuing, practice the Sanskrit names of common poses and their English equivalent with directional terms to transform language into a safe and meaningful yoga experience for others. This module includes a 75 minute practice and a minimum of 2 hours designing and practice teaching sequences in each class.
The completion of the Yoga Studies program contains 200 hours of Yoga Alliance approved standards, but we feel more teaching and mentorship helps aspiring teachers to hone their professional voice and craft in the art of Yoga. Therefore, an additional 5 hours of mentorship through observation and/or co-teaching is recommended for those who desire to teach.