Circle Holding Facilitator Training 6 Week Online Live Training
Dates: Mondays 19 Feb - 25 March 2024
Time: 1230-1500 GMT (UK Time)
Cost: Early Bird Price £395 Book before 15th Dec 2023 (Full Price £495)
- Setting your intention for running your circle and finding your audience
- Understanding the fundamental guidelines of circle
- Preparation, welcoming, opening & settling
- Addressing the challenges and managing circle dynamics
- Deepening connection with listening partnerships
- Practical considerations of in person and online circles
- Closing your circle
- Embodiment circles and special groups
- Experienced the benefits of sitting in circle
- Gained practice in circle holding
- Understood how to manage some of the major challenges of circle holding
- Created a plan for running your own circle with clear steps you can take
- Experienced running circle yourself to build your confidence in the different aspects of circle holding
"Your training helped enormously, I think it gave me the confidence boost that I needed just beforehand ..It helped me to create the structure that I needed and the shared guidelines were much appreciated.."
19 February: This week you will take your first steps towards circle holding and look at how to be inclusive within the boundaries of your choice of group.
26 February: Integration Week - No Live Session
4 March: This week you will learn how to set up your circle and create a welcoming environment for your participants. You will learn techniques for juggling different needs and look at practical considerations
11 March: This week you will practice opening and settling your circle and co-create circle guidelines that reflect the specific needs of your group.
18 March: This week you will look at the nuances of running circles for specific groups and how that affects choice around themes and use of creativity (eg arts and crafts)
25 March: This week you will learn how to manage a variety of challenges that can come up within a circle. You will also learn differences between incorporating circle into other group settings and running weekly or monthly groups either online or in person
This training contains considerable support material that you can use to plan your own circles including skills around promotion and marketing. It is recommended that you allow for 2 hours of self study between each live session.
Support material provided via interactive online learning library.
All Monday sessions are live and 80% live attendance is recommended and will be required for certification.
Tessa & Julia will be sharing exclusive content from their forthcoming book "Circle Holding: A Practical Guide to Facilitating Talking Circles" due to be published October 2024.
This training will give you skills you can use to confidently plan and hold talking circles and reflect on and grow your circle-holding skills.
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At the end of the training, you will receive Certificate of Attendance from Yoga Teachers Forum.
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About the facilitator - Tessa Sanderson:
Tessa has run online women's circles throughout the lockdowns and this format can work very well, including the use of breakout rooms. She has been running her women's circles for 7+ years, mostly in person, and girls / mother and daughter circles for 4 years.
She has also taught Pregnancy Yoga for 15 years and has 12,000+ teaching hours under her belt, including Well Woman and Mother & Baby Yoga, Restorative and Birth Preparation workshops. She has taught yoga in four diverse cities: London, Southampton, Bristol and Reading. She is the author of Pearls of Birth Wisdom: An Inner Journey with Stories, Insights and Practices.
About the facilitator - Julia Davis:
Julia has hosted and run online Yoga Teachers Circles throughout and after the lockdowns. She integrates circle holding into all of the trainings that she runs and also into the classes she runs from her Finchley Yoga studio. Her circle holding skills originated in the youth groups she facilitated as a teenager.
She has taught yoga for over 20 years with specialisation in Women's Health Therapy.
She is founder of Yoga Teachers Forum & The State of Birth Symposium and runs the Perimenopause Training & Mentoring programmes with Jane Dancey. She is an experienced mentor having worked with many yoga teachers who have taken the step from teacher to specialist trainer.