Circusoul Yoga is a purpose driven Sarasota yoga studio and yoga teacher training facility in Sarasota, FL that seeks to provide the highest level of service to our clients. Our purpose is to help people live healthier more fun-filled lives through the practice of healthful habits, yoga, and mindfulness. Our yoga studio specializes in hot yoga, warm yoga, yin yoga, yoga therapy and aerial yoga.
We provide public yoga classes, workshops, CEUs, yoga teacher trainings. We are the only school in the nation to offer a comprehensive aerial yoga certification. CircuSoul is the premiere location for aerial yoga training. We offer a professional level RYT200 training program with requirements that prepare yoga trainees to teach professionally in both private and public yoga settings.
Our school's philosophy is to help our students holistically - offering specialized care for injured students in the way of private yoga, Vedic Thai yoga, and yoga therapy. For our uninjured students we recommend public yoga classes.
CircuSoul started out as a dream and a passion for owner and founder Kerry Tice. His original intent was to start a circus production company and perform on the high flying trapeze.
In 2009 CircuSoul got its start out in Tulsa, Oklahoma where Kerry and his team ran a recreational trapeze rig offering flying trapeze lessons to the public. It was a hard and grueling summer out in the dust bowl, but many valuable lessons where learned and our journey had only just begun.
In 2010 CircuSoul came back home to Sarasota, Florida and became CircuSoul Productions, LLC that specialized in circus performances for private parties and events. CircuSoul Productions went on to perform for the likes of Ultra Music Festival, Oceana, and The Humane Society of Lakewood Ranch, just to name a few. Spite fufilling one of his dreams of owning and running a circus production company, Kerry Tice longed for more. His passion for Yoga was growing and he knew that he wanted to merge his love of Circus with his love of Yoga.
In late 2012 Kerry Tice morphed a piece of fabric and launched an outdoor areial yoga program straight out of his homes backyard; Gillispie Park Aerial Yoga was born and took the community of Sarasota by storm. People all over town referred to it as the as the "tree yoga" place. It was an amazing opportunity to connect with nature, have a fun work out, and experience something new. Being able to commune with a giant oak tree and sky-high bamboo, while being suspended from colorful cocoons was a beautiful and unique experience. Sadly the tree could only hold so many people at one time, and Mother Nature was a force to be reckoned with during the Summer months in Florida, so off we went looking for a new space.
In 2013 we opened up our first Aerial Yoga space near the airport in Sarasota, Florida. There we built up a loyal clientele base and started the launch of our sister business, Flying Hammock, which manufactures and distributes aerial yoga hammocks worldwide. We added on new staff members and started teaching more classes. The business grew quickly and after only a short year we already needed another new space.
In the start of 2014 CircuSoul opened its doors at its current location at 4141 S. Tamiami Trail, this time armed with TWO suites dedicating its space to all things yoga and circus. Suite 6, referred to as Studio Air houses all of our aerial yoga classes and circus classes, where we instruct on aerial yoga hammocks, aerial silks, static trapeze, and aerial hoop (lyra). Suite 11, also known as Studio Earth, houses our Warm and Hot Yoga Classes and is equipped with an infrared heater.
Now with established roots in our central location, CircuSoul Yoga became a Yoga Alliance Registered School at the RYS-200 level. Offering Yoga Alliance approved teacher training programs in both RYT-200 Vinyasa Yoga and Aerial Yoga. CircuSoul has one of the only Yoga Alliance approved Aerial Teacher Training programs in the world. Our aerial yoga training is the most comprehensive training offered anywhere. Together with a crew of extremely knowledgeable and certified instructors CircuSoul is quickly becoming one of Sarasota's favorite yoga studios and an internationally recognized brand.
In 2017 CircuSoul Yoga became a RYS-300 Yoga Training Facility, registered with the Yoga Alliance at the RYS-300 level. From just a dream and a couple pieces of fabric, Kerry Tice has built a successful and professional company from the ground up, and shows us that with a dream and dedication to fulfilling that dream that anything is possible. In early May of 2017 Kerry teamed up Dancing Dogs Yoga to bring aerial yoga to the Greensboro, NC! Kerry also traveled to Akron, OH to help establish our aerial roots at Release Yoga. In 2018 CircuSoul Yoga teams up with Blaze Dance Studio to bring Aerial Yoga Teacher Training to Asheville, NC.
In August of 2018 CircuSoul Yoga had a huge overhaul! We spent the whole month renovating, beautifying and updating our both studios to unveil our brand new look! We have the largest selection of aerial yoga classes in Sarasota, and the only studio in the area to offer aerial yoga classes every day of the week. See the results of the renovation below! Our Flying Yoga teacher training program was completely redesigned. We ran our first ever 8 day Flying Yoga Teacher Training immersion over Christmas break 2018.
March 2019 CircuSoul Yoga was voted Best of SRQ | Best Sarasota Yoga Studio (Bronze Winner). December 1, 2019 will be the first time CircuSoul Yoga joins forces with Bryan Kest to bring you a Power Yoga Master class with the creator of Power Yoga himself!