Art of Circling

Level 2: Facilitator Training
Flexible Format – Begin Anytime

This is an advanced training & mentorship program for graduates of our Level 1 Circling™ training who want to take their facilitation skills to the next level.


In The Art of Circling™ Facilitator Training, You Will…


  • Deepen your personal growth and transformation through Circling™ and being Circled (and other supporting practices) during the retreats
  • Deepen your capacity for authentic leadership
  • Introduction to parts/shadow work that will:
  • Open you to welcoming and loving the most disowned parts of yourself
  • Support you in addressing any shame and self-judgment
  • Give you skills to work with your super-ego/inner critic
  • Systematically upgrade the way you show up in your relationships:
  • Initiate courageous conversations with others
  • Be submerged in a practice and context that calls you to continually open your heart, confront your blind spots, and soften habits like criticism, judgment, and projection
  • Own your unique wisdom, style, and voice in group or individual work

Professionally (Learning and Skills Development):

  • Learn to lead Authentic Relating Games, Practices and Circling™ Intro Events:
  • Practice facilitating people who are new to Circling™
  • Learn to lead gracefully with another Circler
  • Deepen your capacity to work with groups:
  • Work with any defensiveness and/or resistance that shows up
  • Skillfully track and speak the collective ‘group field’ as it evolves
  • Artfully manage projections, transference or counter-transference as they come up in Circling™
  • Deepen your skills at each stage of the Circling™ Method:
  • Become a Master Circler & embody the practice at a more profound level by learning to coach & mentor students in the Art of Circling™ Practitioner Training
  • Learn to weave Circling™ into your coaching or other professional practices
  • Develop your workshop leading and coaching skills, including:
  • Learning the art of enrollment, and how this is essential at every stage of working with people
  • Learning how to set the context and present distinctions in front of the room in a way that is relational, engaging, and moves forward the experience of the group

What’s Included in

The Art of Circling Facilitator Training:

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Five (5) Weekend Modules of
Level 2 Facilitator Training

Held once every quarter where we dive deep into working on your deepest blocks, edges or stuck patterns that prevent you from showing up in your fullest embodiment in life and as a facilitator.

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Three (3) Fridays of
Immersion Training

Prior to select AOC Practitioner Training Modules in Berkeley, CA where you will receive additional coaching on your Circling™ plus coaching/instruction on your 
facilitation skills.

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Six (6) Weekend Modules of
Level 1 Practitioner Training

With opportunities to staff, coach, mentor & learn the principles & skills at a deeper level.

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Practice Supervising and Coaching in the Level 1 Peer Group Circling™

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Learn to Create, Design, Market & Lead Circling™ & Authentic Relating Events

From idea to implementation, including effective 3-hour Circling™ intro nights, Games nights, Weekend Intensives or whatever else you wish to co-invent.

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Practice One-to-One Circling™ of Level 1 Students in Their Skills and Challenges

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Peer Group Circling™

Practice with fellow advanced students to deepen your skills and receive ongoing support.

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Four (4) Individual Meetings
with Instructors

To discuss your progress & individualize your training.

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Private Facebook Group

Where you can stay in intimate contact with your peers and instructors as you are learning and sharing.

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Opportunity to Create a Strategic Alliance with The Circling™ Institute

With cross-promotion and mutual support. This is a potential pathway to working with us in the future as a Co-Facilitator and/or Trainer.

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Fulfill the prerequisites to take our forthcoming Level 3 Course (Course Leader Training)

To teach our Level 1 & 2 courses and develop your own unique courses and offerings.


Dates & Logistics

Live Weekend Modules

Will all be held in Berkeley, CA on the Friday before the subsequent Intro Weekends and in 2-day
weekends (Saturday & Sunday) from 10 am – 7 pm.

The dates currently scheduled are:

Level 2 Facilitator Training Weekends

(You will need to attend 4 of these upcoming weekends and can take up to 5):

  • August 15-16, 2020
  • October 17-18, 2020
  • January 30-31, 2021
  • May 1-2, 2021
  • July 17-18, 2021
  • October 9-10, 2021
  • December 11-12, 2021

Intro Weekend Training

(You will need to attend 3 of these upcoming weekends, which includes attending a Facilitator-only Training on Friday and assisting the subsequent Level 1 Weekend Intro days on Saturday & Sunday)

  • September 25, 2020
  • December 4, 2020
  • March 26, 2021
  • July 30, 2021
  • November 19, 2021
(More dates will be posted in the future as they become available)

Certification Requirements

(within a 2 year period):

  • Attend & demonstrate proficiency in all facets of the course
  • Attend Three (3) Friday Intro Trainings And assist in that subsequent Intro Weekend Trainings
  • Assist with any Three (3) of the
    remaining Five (5) Modules of
    Level 1 Practitioner Trainings
  • Attend Four (4) of the Weekends for Facilitator Training
  • Create or Co-create Fifteen (15) of Your Own Circling™ Intro Events or Weekend Intensives Or assist with existing events run by
    Circling™ Institute to learn how to organize
    them yourself.
  • Four (4) One-to-One Circling™ Sessions
    with Level 1 Students 2 of which are supervised or recorded.
    Includes tracking, taking notes,
    offering support.
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  • Eight (8) Sessions Supervising and
    Coaching Participants in the
    Level 1 Peer Group Circling™
  • Record Two (2) Circling™ Sessions of your Choosing and Review Them with
    Course Leaders
  • Four (4) Individual Meetings with Instructors To discuss your progress & individualize
    your training.
  • Outreach (this is your “thesis in action”) Demonstrate initiative & creativity by producing at least 2 of your own completely unique offerings through social media, blogs, videos, webinars, seminars, organizations, festivals, podcasts, expos, schools, prisons or any where else you are drawn to make a difference where Circling is not generally practiced or known.
  • Vision Generate, write and start to implement an inspiring vision for yourself and how you will use and/or share Circling and your services with the world
  • Additional Zoom video-conference debriefs after select AOC weekend modules
  • Peer group Circling™ Pods


  • $5495
  • 6 Month and 12 Month Payment Plans available.
  • Some partial trades may be negotiated – be creative in your value exchange offering!


  • Art of Circling™ Level 1 Practitioner Training Certification


  • SF Bay Area, CA
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Apply now to join us for one of the most amazing years of your life!

To ask more questions and explore if the course is a fit for you, 
contact us to set up a conversation: