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The Desire Map

The Desire Map

The Desire Map fits like my favourite yoga pants. Comfortable. Transformational. Practical. Versatile. Natural. Like putting on a hug. An investment in awesome. An investment in forward motion. An investment in life: lived on purpose, with purpose. It also solved one very big problem. First, a little back story. Danielle Laporte, creator of The Desire… Read More

Yoga Teacher Training FAQ’s

Yoga Teacher Training FAQ’s

Our yoga journey is a very individual experience transpiring within a community practice, or at least that’s our perception. You may find in discussion with other yogis similarities to your internal practice, reactions and questions. This is certainly true when it comes to choosing a yoga teacher training! We may all have a very unique… Read More

Raw Chocolate Truffles from Casa Om

Raw Chocolate Truffles from Casa Om

PranaShanti owner and Kundalini teacher, Devinder Kaur, took a group of yogis on retreat to Casa Om in Mexico this March. They had a fantastic visit: lots of laughter, yoga, meditation, relaxation and gorgeous food. There was also some extremely interesting time spent with Julie, resident massage therapist, shamanic healer, and chocolate aficionado. Several yogis,… Read More

Kirtan with Krishna Das: Kirtan Wallah Tour 2015

Kirtan with Krishna Das: Kirtan Wallah Tour 2015

PranaShanti Yoga Centre is pleased to present world-renowned kirtan artist Krishna Das for a live Ottawa concert as part of his Kirtan Wallah Tour of SE Canada and NE USA 2015! “Hailed as yoga’s “rock star,” Krishna Das put sacred Sanskrit mantras on the music map.” ~ Alan di Perna, Grammy.com, April 17, 2014 Date… Read More

Turmeric Tea for Health and Longevity

Turmeric Tea for Health and Longevity

Turmeric Tea Turmeric is lauded for its healing powers in folk medicine and Ayurveda, it’s even highly recommended as part of a Kundalini lifestyle. Research has shown that turmeric promotes digestion, reduces inflammation and joint paint, and even promotes cellular repair. You may recognize it as the spice that gives curry its bold yellow colour,… Read More

Give Mom health and relaxation this Mother’s Day!

Give Mom health and relaxation this Mother’s Day!

Every year my family gave my grandmother lavender hand cream, soaps, and talc powder, until she had amassed such an inventory that it would take her the better part of a decade to use it all. Finally, we collectively decided to start giving her experiences, rather than things. She had enough things, and she was… Read More

Your Brain on Yoga – by Dr. Eileen Harris

Your Brain on Yoga – by Dr. Eileen Harris

In your yoga practice, are you “paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally, to the unfolding of experience moment by moment”? Are you at least striving to do that? If so, you are practicing a form of mindfulness as defined by Jon Kabat-Zinn. I call it mindful meditation. There is a growing body… Read More

what is a mala necklace and how do you use it?

what is a mala necklace and how do you use it?

You may have noticed your teacher wearing a necklace-like decoration with a tassel on the end, sometimes around their neck, or wrapped around their wrist. Called a mala (pronounced: mall-ah), why is it yogis wear it and what do they use it for? Malas, or mala beads, are a meditation device used by Hindus, Buddhists,… Read More

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