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& Continuing Education Courses fit your needs,

your schedule, and your budget.  

Call to inquire. 714-404-2576

Program Overview   

The mission of Full Circle Yoga’s 300-hour Advanced Breath-Centered Yoga & Meditation Program is to introduce a breath-centered method of yoga called hatha vinyasa krama (also known as viniyoga) for teaching and sharing with small groups and individuals with respect to the spiritual origins and purpose of yoga. This program is for experienced practitioners and teachers of yoga  to learn and practice an adaptable breath-centered practice of asana, breathwork, and meditation.

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Location: Most classes are held at our regular studio location at Full Circle Yoga & Healing Arts in Yorba Linda. Optional field trips may be offered in the local Orange County, CA area. 


Hours: 273 contact hours (in-person with a teacher); 40 non-contact hours (homework and out of class assignments)

Meeting days: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays once per month 10:30am-5pm-

Total cost: $3,130

Flexible completion time: 1-2 years


Content, Hours, & Pricing

Mindfulness & Meditation 60 hrs. $700

Anatomy & Individualized Asana Sequencing, 60 hrs. $700

The Breath-Centered Method: Vinyasa Krama Sequencing 50 hrs $700

History, Philosophy, and the Yoga Lifestyle 54 hrs. $700

Reiki 1/2 Practitioner Certification & Sound Healing Elective: 16 hrs, $330

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 40 hrs. Cost included.

Mentorship with a Senior Teacher, 20 hrs. Cost included. 

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Kristen Fewel, E-RYT500

Lead Trainer

If you have a steady personal practice, and feel the time is right to extend your knowledge and skills, give me a call.  I'd love to connect with you to see if my program is a good fit for you. I welcome your inquiry and I'm happy to answer any questions you have.
Kristen Fewel
Mindfulness & Meditation Certification 
March, April, May 2019
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YACEP course -- 60 hours (50 contact hours).


This module requires 5 hours of observation and evaluation of yoga/meditation classes. Students will learn a step by step progression of mindfulness to samadhi using 10 different objects of meditation students can use to guide meditations for others. Includes sound and vibration, mindfulness through the senses, reiki self-healing (a hands on approach to focus intention on peace and healing in the body), yoga nidra, and Zen. Additionally, we will discuss Patajali's yamas and niyamas (ethical restraints and observances) to discuss solutions to real-life ethical dilemmas that may be encountered as a yoga teacher.  We will screen the documentary Yoga Is to bring to light the influences of history, culture, gender, sex, and sense of purpose on the practice of yoga.

Anatomy, Assessment, & Asana
June, July, August, 2019
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YACEP course --50 hrs (45 contact hours).

This class is an in-depth, analytical study of anatomy and asana. Covers anatomical location and function of muscles, bones, joint movements, organ systems and their functions with a focus on the respiratory system. Additionally we investigate and assess posture and movement patterns, learn and practice modifications of asana to normalize or accommodate abnormal/dysfunctional movement patterns, and kriyas (purification techniques). We offer a 10 day Health & Lifestyle Journal Reflection assignment to evaluate and improve lifestyle habits and each class includes a 75 minute yoga and meditation practice. We analyze the majority of common postures to understand the primary and secondary functions through in class hands-on learning experiences and homework studies. 

The Breath-Centered Method: Hatha Vinyasa Krama
September, October, November, December 2019
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YACEP course-- 75 hours (70 contact hours).


Covers sequencing, teaching techniques, cueing, imagery, Sanskrit terminology, and meditation. 

Emphasis on special populations, student teaching, and feedback. Requires 5 hours of co-teaching/mentoring. 


This module is culmination of the previous modules to prepare you to assess, intelligently sequence, and deliver a yoga class in hatha vinyasa krama with pranayama, asana, and meditation. You will practice the Sanskrit names of common poses and their English equivalent with directional terms to transform language into a meaningful yoga experience for others. 

History, Philosophy, the Yoga Lifestyle
January, February, March 2020
YACEP course -- 54 hours (45 contact hours).
This class presents an in-depth study of the role breathing has on the yoga experience, including vinyasa, mantra (sound), and kriya (purification). We will challenge our breath for endurance, as appropriate, and for stress reduction in asana and meditation. In addition to breathwork, this module covers the history of yoga from the Vedas to Patanjali, the yoga family tree from the grandfather of modern yoga Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, and other classical yoga lineages.  Includes a 90 minute guided class each week, and several documentaries including Breath of the Gods, and Yoga Unveiled: The Evolution and Essence of a Spiritual Tradition.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
January, February, March 2020. Online course runs concurrent with previous module. 

YACEP course-- 40 hrs. Online option.


Students will be led through selected reading and chanting of the Yogasutra of Patanjali using Frans Moors book, Liberating Isolation, and related commentary.  For further study, we use selected readings from Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship by Donna Farhi which underscores the importance of consistent practice and the sacred nature of the teacher-student relationship. 

Internship: 20 hours of co-teaching and/or supervised teaching outside of class. 

Elective:  Reiki 1/2 Practitioner Certification

March, 2019 TBA

Not a YACEP course.

This class is established through the foundations of Usui Japanese healing and independent energywork using Soul (rei) energy (ki). Attuning to Reiki significantly improves your ability to sense and utilize energy, improve health, and focus your intentions. Students will learn and practice eight symbols in a hands-on self-healing protocol, receive a personal healing treatment, give a treatment to others. Level 2 reiki includes sending reiki to others and empowering goals. We conclude our training with a crystal bowl and sound healing play-workshop, vegan potluck, and closing circle. 

Call or email to schedule a meeting with a teacher.  We're happy to meet you! 

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