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Use of Props in Yin vs. Restorative Childs Pose

Use of Props in Yin vs. Restorative Childs Pose

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

Creating Space

Creating Space

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

10 Reasons to Do YTT at PranaShanti

10 Reasons to Do YTT at PranaShanti

10 Reasons to Do Yoga Teacher Training at PranaShanti  A Spacious Centre Our Centre has four practice Studios, which means that Teacher Training is always in the largest space reserved just for trainings. The consistency and preparation of a space makes training a comfortable experience! You’ll always have the kitchen available to you so you… Read More

Why I Teach by Gurumantra Kaur

Why I Teach by Gurumantra Kaur

When a student comes into the studio, whether it is for the first or hundredth time, it brings a warmth to my heart. I know that they came to me seeking to become healthier and happier. I greet my students by asking them how they are doing, how the day has treated them, and if… Read More

Chair Yoga: The Benefits and Surprises of a Supported Practice

Chair Yoga: The Benefits and Surprises of a Supported Practice

Chair yoga is an incredible experience for both students and teachers.  Students who don’t believe they can exercise or improve their overall heath find accessible, rewarding techniques; and teachers find incredibly devoted, grateful students who cannot make it to traditional classes. The journey for myself began by wanting to share yoga with my grandparents who were… 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

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