PranaShanti offers a clean, fresh and beautiful environment for your Yoga practice. Designed by Architect Robert Martin and Associates, and a team of Interior Designers who have designed some of the Outaouais’ most beautiful interiors, such as Le Nordik Spa in Chelsea, Quebec, PranaShanti incorporates the latest in Yoga Centre and Spa décor with quality environmentally friendly material, fixtures and finishes.
Our intention at PranaShanti is to create an oasis in the city of Ottawa. A home that heals your body, calms the mind and strengthens the spirit. From the moment you walk through the door, your Yoga practice begins. Hear the soothing sound of the waterfall, feel surrounded by the soft color palette and enjoy a delicious cup of Yogi Tea with your fellow yogis.
The PranaShanti Yoga Teachers bring a wealth of experience and offer the highest quality of teaching. Our Teachers come from all walks of life and backgrounds and share the vision of bringing the benefits of Yoga and Meditation from many different traditions to our community.
We provide a soothing, healing atmosphere and a community that is open to all where you can deepen your yoga and meditation practice. We encourage you to relax and take your time so you can leave feeling renewed by your overall experience.
We invite you to experience the PranaShanti difference.
Devinder Kaur, Director
PranaShanti Community Involvement
PranaShanti Yoga Center truly represents the next evolution in sustainable businesses. While our classes, workshops and events promote health and wellness, we also encourage conscious living off the yoga mat through various special events and fundraisers dedicated to raising money and awareness around issues close to our hearts.
Each month PranaShanti offers a Yoga Class and a Kirtan where 100% of the proceeds are donated by the Teacher and PranaShanti to a local charitable organisation. A monthly rotation of different charities receives the donations collected from the class. PranaShanti also contributes regularly to local fund raising events through donations raised and collected and the giving of Class Packages and Yoga Mats for Silent Auction bidding.
In the spirit of community and to support students becoming Yoga Teachers PranaShanti offers a Work Exchange and Scholarship Program for our Yoga Teacher Training Programs. We recognize that Yoga Teacher Training is a life commitment and it can also be costly. Since 2009, we have made available 1 Work Exchange and 1 Scholarship for our Hatha Yoga Teacher Training programs. Thereby enabling some students who may not have been able to afford the program to learn valuable teaching skills and further their personal development.
Additionally, PranaShanti provides an Energy Exchange program. In this program yoga students contribute their time and energy in exchange for yoga classes. Energy is given by the student towards cleaning the Yoga Centre space, postering, flyer delivery and helping at reception during larger events in exchange for the equivalent amount of class time. This opportunity helps those who could not otherwise afford to attend classes.
PranaShanti Trainings and Advanced Studies
Yoga is rapidly growing and there is a high demand for yoga teachers globally. PranaShanti Yoga Centre offers quality internationally recognized Yoga Teacher Training programs in Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. We are an approved 200-hour Registered Yoga School (RYS) through Yoga Alliance. Our Teacher Training Programs are approved by Yoga Alliance. In addition, our Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program is certified by the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI).
PranaShanti Yoga Centre is an approved Certified Private Educational Institution by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Our Yoga Teacher Training programs were reviewed by HRSDC and determined to be part-time educational programs. Students taking PranaShanti Yoga Teacher Training programs are eligible to receive an official tuition fee receipt (CRA Tuition, Education, and Textbook Amounts Certificate (T2202A)) which allows students to qualify for Tuition and Education Tax Credits on their personal income tax for the tuition paid for these programs.
By keeping our class sizes small and quality of training high our programs will give you the knowledge and confidence to teach students safely and effectively. In our trainings you will deepen your personal practice while still being able to maintain your commitments to your work and family. Our Yoga Teacher Training Programs are for aspiring teachers as well as for students who want to deepen their understanding of yoga as a practice and way of living.
We invite you to come visit our boutique which has been specially designed with products to elevate and support your practice.
Take a moment to browse through the selection of yoga music CDs, yoga DVDs, yoga manuals and books, journals, candles, incense, herbal teas, healthy snacks, yoga mats, cushions, zafus, body care products, jewelry and more. We also carry a selection of cotton, hemp and bamboo yoga clothing from local and international designers.
Drop in or shop in our Online Store. Worldwide shipping and gift wrapping service available for sending special gifts to friends and loved ones far and wide.
Our Wellness Services provides space for a variety of holistic treatments and therapies to support your Yoga and Meditation practice. Featuring a private appointment Infrared Sauna and shower room for deep cleansing and detoxification and our tranquil Consultation Room for Private appointments. Visit Wellness at PranaShanti for more details on our services.
Yoga Studio Rooms
At PranaShanti we take your health, comfort and the environment to heart.
PranaShanti offers 4 hygienic Yoga Studio rooms. Each room is individually climate controlled with its own heat and cooling source, ventilation and filtration systems. The Body Room is maintained at a temperature of 105°F and provides even humid heat from state-of-art infrared ceiling panels. There is no blowing air, floating dust or furnace noise to disturb your practice. The Spirit, Soul and Mind Rooms are regular temperature studios.
There are no mirrors or mirrored walls in our Yoga Studio rooms. We believe that yoga is experienced from inside the body. Mirrors have a tendency to create comparison. Our teachers are skilled in providing adjustments and modifications, when required and/or requested, so your experience is yours alone.
The Men’s and Women’s Change Rooms at PranaShanti are a Spa experience!
The Change Rooms are outfitted with individual lockers of varying sizes for storing and locking your clothes and valuables. If you forgot your lock we will happily provide you with one at Reception.
The showers are large and roomy with privacy drapes in the changing portion of the shower and complimentary organic Shower Gel is provided in each shower. Energy efficient hairdryers are permanently available in the Change Rooms.
Water Savings and Purification
In the Change Rooms, all showers have water filtration and the toilets and urinal are low water consumption units.
We offer pure UV filtered drinking water from a energy efficient self-serve water system so you can refill your reusable sports bottle. This will help protect the environment by reducing the number of empty water bottles in the trash, eliminating bulk water delivery and water waste from other forms of treatment.
Cleaning and Paper Products
We use natural cleaning products for all of the PranaShanti’s cleaning including the rental mats. The products we use are hypo-allergenic and biodegradable. All of our paper towels and paper drinking cups are made from post consumer recycled paper and are compostable.
The flooring used in PranaShanti is a combination of all natural Cork (Spirit and Mind Rooms), Bamboo (Soul Room), Marmoleum (Reception, Boutique), Ceramic (Change Rooms, Bathrooms) and Vinyl (Body Room, Consultation and Sauna Rooms).
Bamboo is produced from an extremely fast growing grass and is therefore a renewable resource that is durable and long lasting.
Marmoleum is an all-natural linoleum that is hypoallergenic, easy to clean and exceptionally durable. It is made from linseed oil, pine resins, wood flour, flax, ground limestone and pigments.
Vinyl is used for its ability to withstand heat/humidity and ease of cleaning to maintain a hygienic space. All flooring in the Centre is washed daily to ensure the floors are free of bacteria.
“A home that heals your body, calms the mind and strengthens the spirit.”