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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

Happy Family Day – Monday, February 16

Happy Family Day – Monday, February 16

Sometimes you need to yoga apart so to appreciate your togetherness that much more, and sometimes you want to yoga together as a healthy, heart-full way to bond. We are open this Monday for Family Day. Bring a family member and they practice FREE. On Monday, save the HST on our Family Yoga Package! 15… Read More

40 Day Challenge

40 Day Challenge

Beat the Winter Blues with the PranaShanti 40 Day Yoga Challenge! About the Challenge The PranaShanti 40 Day Challenge is a commitment to attend yoga classes for 40 consecutive days. The Challenge runs Monday, February 9th, 2015 to Friday, March 20th, 2015. Yogic science confirms that it takes 40 days to fully develop a new… Read More

Vedantic Philosophy: The Snake and the Rope

Vedantic Philosophy: The Snake and the Rope

Try and guess the source of this philosophical quip: “Your eyes can deceive you, don’t trust them”. This is actually from Star Wars Jedi knight Obi Wan Kenobi, but it might as well have come from the Vedanta philosophy (the philosophy stemming from the Vedas, the Hindu scriptures). Let’s take a look! Is what we… Read More

A Numerology Reading for 2015

A Numerology Reading for 2015

From Devinder Kaur, PranaShanti’s lead trainer and owner, a numerology reading to prepare you for the coming year. In Kundalini yoga, numerology is a system that assesses the significance of numbers in a person’s life. It is simply a framework for considering life, personality, and events, so that we act in a way most beneficial… Read More

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