By Maria Garre We don’t have to search very far in the ancient Ayurvedic texts to find a simple definition of Ayurveda. Charaka, known as the first physician of Ayurveda, says “science where advantageous and disadvantageous as well as happy and unhappy states of life along with what is good and bad for life, its measurement… Read More
Props can be used in yoga to help the body stretch, strengthen, balance, relax or improve body alignment. They can help students experience the pose more profoundly and safely. Students often ask me what is the difference between yin and restorative poses. In yin, we hold poses for a shorter amount of time (5-10 minutes)… Read More
The PranaShanti mobile app is now available! Check your classes, book online, see what’s coming up all! Follow the links below to install your new Apps: • Apple App Store • Google Play Store Enjoy the ease and convenience from your phone or mobile device!
How would you like other people to feel in your presence? How do you want students to feel in your class? As teachers, we ask students to set an intention for themselves, and while we often approach classes with philosophical or anatomical themes, we should ask ourselves what affect we want to create in our… Read More
What is yin yoga and why is it beneficial? Before the lovely and knowledgeable Joe Barnett returns to PranaShanti this month, let’s explore what this quiet, powerful yoga is and who will benefit from a yin yoga practice. You’ve seen the Yin Yang symbol – a black and white circle divided by a curved line… Read More
Family Day is Monday, February 15! We are open! Whether you are celebrating Family Day with the family tree or with your yoga family, we’re open with our full Class Schedule. You can get into a class with a daytime teacher you haven’t tried before, or go to your regular evening class.
Mirabai Ceiba Concert Ottawa Date Saturday, February 27, 2016 Time 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Doors open at 7:00 PM for seating. Concert begins at 7:30 PM. Venue Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa, Ontario. There is free parking at the church in the parking lot. Cost $25.00 per person in advance, $30.00… Read More
With the tremendous benefits of yoga and meditation too numerous to name, these practices are definitively acts of self-love. In acknowledging that we are worthy of wellness, peacefulness and health, we are caring for ourselves when we show up on the mat. This season of the heart, February, is such a critical time for self-care… Read More
This is a guest post from Angela Regnier, to invite you to our January 23 workshop! I often hear moans and groans in my Forrest-Inspired yoga classes when we are about to start the core sequences, but students regularly admit to me how beneficial and effective they really find them! Here are a few reasons… Read More
This is a guest post from PranaShanti Yoga Teacher Jen Gillean, a Prenatal Yoga instructor. It is no surprise that many women are drawn to yoga practice during their pregnancies. Most of us now know that yoga means union or connection to the universe through our physical being. And most pregnant women would agree that… Read More