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  • YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
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    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series

    Thursday, May 25th, 5:45pm - 7:15pm
    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
     
    A 5-week series consisting of five 90-minute classes.

    Ideal for beginners and perfect for anyone looking to refresh the fundamentals of their yoga practice.
     
    Beginning with basics, these classes are designed to build a strong foundation and introduce the basics of yoga postures, alignment and language.

    Week 1: Let's Begin
    You will learn the foundational poses that comprise a basic Sun Salutation.  A great way to start each day!

    Week 2: Expanding our Repertoire
    We will further explore some of the postures from the Sun Salutations and add in a few new ones!

    Week 3: Linking and Flowing
    We will learn how to safely transition in and out of poses and introduce the concept of flow.

    Week 4: Holding and Stretching
    We will experience holding poses for longer timings and the benefits of deep stretching poses.

    Week 5: Recap & Review
    We will review and re-visit many of the postures and practices we covered in the 4 previous weeks and have one last group practice together.

    This series provides:

    • Experiential learning with an opportunity for individual attention.
    • The opportunity to ask questions about yoga postures and learn about the importance of breathing.
    • An introduction to postures so you can experience the benefits of a yoga practice.
    • An introduction to alignment to prevent injuries.

    Cost: $30.00 per session or $115.00 for all 5 sessions. Space is limited to ensure individual and personalized attention.

    For those signing up for the 5 week series, to continue your practice, you will also receive 3 complimentary class passes to attend any of our Drop-In classes - a $54.00 value!

    Sign up early! Class size is 12 participants in order to ensure individual attention and time for questions each week.

    Notes: Dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in easily.  If you do not have a yoga mat, you can rent one at the Reception Desk for $2.00 per session. 

    Although there are many props at PranaShanti, if you have some favorite ones at home, please bring them with you. This may include a yoga mat, blocks, a yoga strap, a bolster and a hand towel.

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  • New Moon Meditation for Prosperity & Abundance
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    New Moon Meditation for Prosperity & Abundance

    Thursday, May 25th, 5:45pm - 7:15pm
    New Moon Meditation for Prosperity & Abundance

    "Prosperity is a state produced immediately by the mind. When the sun comes out of the clouds, everything is lit. When the mind comes out of duality, prosperity is there."- Yogi Bhajan

    Meditating at the time of the New Moon intensifies our intentions and makes it an ideal time to focus on prosperity (personal and business) and abundance using the energy of the New Moon combined with Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations.

    Prosperity and abundance come in many forms.  When one’s internal attitude is out of alignment, it doesn’t matter what that person has or doesn’t have in the material world.  When we connect with an internal attitude of prosperity, we become like a magnet. The abundance of the universe flows to us.

    Our class includes breath work (pranayam), a short yoga set (kriya) for awareness, a prosperity meditation followed by a deep relaxation (savasana) in the celestial sounds and vibrations of two Gongs.

    Cost: PranaShanti Class Card or Drop-in Fee.

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  • Master Class: Ancient Wisdom to Guide the Rhythm of Life
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    Master Class: Ancient Wisdom to Guide the Rhythm of Life

    Friday, May 26th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Master Class: Ancient Wisdom to Guide the Rhythm of Life

    From the Vedas to modern day authors, the heart of the message remains the same. Presented, spoken, and written through thousands of mediums, the core of Vedic knowledge prevails as a guide to light, truth, and inner peace. As a community we will illuminate the mind to awaken the heart.

    Cost: $90.00 per person.

     

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  • Master Class Weekend: Maria Garre
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    Master Class Weekend: Maria Garre

    Friday, May 26th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Master Class Weekend:  Maria Garre
    Ancient Wisdom for Our Times with Maria Garre
    May 26-28, 2017

    Welcoming Maria Garre back to PranaShanti for a weekend filled of practical wisdom to help us all navigate the times!

    Enjoy a full weekend of seminars where you will learn how to apply ancient yogic wisdom for daily life, including philosophy, ayurveda, and Vinyasa Flow – all to support our physical, emotional and mental health and well being. This is a weekend that is embodying and nourishing on all levels!


    Weekend Outline:

    Ancient Wisdom to Guide the Rhythm of Life: Friday, May 26, 7 pm to 9 pm

    From the Vedas to modern day authors, the heart of the message remains the same. Presented, spoken, and written through thousands of mediums, the core of Vedic knowledge prevails as a guide to light, truth, and inner peace. As a community we will illuminate the mind to awaken the heart.


    Fire + Earth Vinyasa: Finding Peace in the Fire: Saturday, May 27, 10 am to 12:30 pm

    Activating our outer or inner fire is a delicate art; we must not burn ourselves. Yoga offers a mirror to daily living. Enjoy an invigorating and awakening Prana Vinyasa Flow class to ignite the fire of inner peace. Through creative sequencing, uplifting music, and readings, you will awaken your peaceful warrior.

    Ayurveda for Mental Well-Being: Doshas and the Mind - Saturday, May 27, 2:30 pm to 5 pm

    Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science, is a Vedic healing science that offers a psychological model by which to understand the movements of our mind. Ayurveda integrates the wisdom of the elements through the tri-gunas of the mind: Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas. These offer not just a way to understand how we think but also how our mind, body, and spirit are a tripod for complete mental wellness. This class will support your path to understand the mind through the lenses of the ancient science of Ayurveda.

    Devotion in Motion: Vinyasa as a Living Altar - Sunday, May 28, 10 am to 12:30 pm

    Come to Maria’s spiritual Sunday flow, a truly uplifting and soulful experience! To remember the sacred within is an act of returning to wholeness. Explore the joy of moving, chanting, and offering every breath as a source of inner devotion. Uplift every cell and connect to your life: a living altar of the divine.

    Managing Stress & Anxiety through Yoga & Ayurveda - Sunday, May 28, 2:30 pm to 5 pm

    Stress and anxiety are an unavoidable aspect of daily life. Do you know when these emotions start to become your demons? Join Maria for an illuminating and refreshing conversation regarding simple and practical techniques to support your mental health and well-being. Understand the mechanisms and pathways of stress on the mind and body; learn how to counteract and release them. Understand how Yoga and Ayurveda can support your whole being: mind, body, soul.

    Cost:

    $90.00 per person per workshop.

    $325.00 per person for the weekend until April 15, 2017, then $395.00 per person thereafter.

    The weekend is open to students and teachers of all levels and areas of study and practice.  For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers the credits for this intensive can be applied towards a 500 hour certification and is eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance.

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  • Master Class: Fire + Earth Vinyasa: Finding Peace in the Fire
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    Master Class: Fire + Earth Vinyasa: Finding Peace in the Fire

    Saturday, May 27th, 10:00am - 12:30pm
    Master Class:  Fire + Earth Vinyasa: Finding Peace in the Fire

    Activating our outer or inner fire is a delicate art; we must not burn ourselves. Yoga offers a mirror to daily living. Enjoy an invigorating and awakening Prana Vinyasa Flow class to ignite the fire of inner peace. Through creative sequencing, uplifting music, and readings, you will awaken your peaceful warrior.

    Cost: $90.00 per person.

     

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  • Master Class: Ayurveda for Mental Well-Being: Doshas and the Mind
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    Master Class: Ayurveda for Mental Well-Being: Doshas and the Mind

    Saturday, May 27th, 2:30pm - 5:00pm
    Master Class:  Ayurveda for Mental Well-Being: Doshas and the Mind

    Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science, is a Vedic healing science that offers a psychological model by which to understand the movements of our mind. Ayurveda integrates the wisdom of the elements through the tri-gunas of the mind: Satva, Rajas, and Tamas. These offer not just a way to understand how we think but also how our mind, body, and spirit are a tripod for complete mental wellness. This class will support your path to understand the mind through the lenses of the ancient science of Ayurveda.

    Cost: $90.00 per person.

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  • Gentle Yoga Training
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    Gentle Yoga Training

    Saturday, May 27th to Sunday, May 28th, 11:30am - 5:30pm
    Gentle Yoga Training
     
    The Course is now FULL! 
    Please check back for future offerings!

    For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!

    Gentle yoga is an approach to yoga where all muscle groups are worked individually, allowing each posture to be comfortable while still being balanced, strengthening and stretching, to allow for relaxation. With this method any student can safely follow the program and experience the benefits.

    Students don’t need to adapt to yoga, yoga is flexible enough for everyone. This training will focus on how open yoga can be to all types of students. Many students are attracted to gentle yoga, and the program will explain the methodology needed to work with them. This includes students with different fitness levels, those starting a practice later in life or who are new to yoga or fitness, students with injuries or mobility difficulties such as MS, students who are overweight, pregnant, suffering from anxiety, and students with other reasons for attending a gentle class.

    Program Outline

    A gentle yoga class can bring the benefits of yoga to any students, from beginner to advanced offering a meditative experience where the practitioner can get in touch with them selves.

    The philosophy portion will explore the spirit behind the poses, as well as how to encourage students to bring yoga into their daily life.

    The program covers:

    • Simple and profound postures
    • How to sequence a class
    • Teaching methods
    • Strength or flexibility?
    • Philosophy of gentle yoga
    • Classical Yoga philosophy
    • Teaching a mixed level class
    • How to modify for those who can not reach the floor
    • Working with injuries
    • Contraindications
    Dates & Times

    Saturday, May 27, 2017 – 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
    Sunday, May 28, 2017 – 11:30 am to 5:30 pm

    Cost & Registration

    $225.00 per person. SAVE $30.00 by registering on or before April 30, 2017 for $195.00 per person.

    Fee includes the training, handouts and certificate.

    Refunds (minus a $150 Administration Fee) are available up to April 30th, 2017. No refunds after the course commences.

    Students must have a minimum of one year of experience practicing yoga regularly. Prior certification to teach yoga is not a prerequisite for this course.

    For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers the credits for this training can be applied towards a 500 hour certification and is eligible for CEUs (15 hours) with Yoga Alliance.

    Minimum Registration: 10 students
    Maximum Registration: 20 students


    Feedback

    Hi Mike, thank you again for the wonderful workshop on Saturday. I so appreciated all of the energy, training, insights, handouts you prepared. It was quite obvious the amount of energy, experience and presence you brought to the workshop and I learned so much and feel so refreshed to return to my chair teaching.

    In deep gratitude,
    Sandy Jones, Certified Yoga Instructor

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  • Gentle Yoga Training
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    Gentle Yoga Training

    Saturday, May 27th to Sunday, May 28th, 11:30am - 5:30pm
    Gentle Yoga Training
     
    The Course is now FULL! 
    Please check back for future offerings!

    For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!

    Gentle yoga is an approach to yoga where all muscle groups are worked individually, allowing each posture to be comfortable while still being balanced, strengthening and stretching, to allow for relaxation. With this method any student can safely follow the program and experience the benefits.

    Students don’t need to adapt to yoga, yoga is flexible enough for everyone. This training will focus on how open yoga can be to all types of students. Many students are attracted to gentle yoga, and the program will explain the methodology needed to work with them. This includes students with different fitness levels, those starting a practice later in life or who are new to yoga or fitness, students with injuries or mobility difficulties such as MS, students who are overweight, pregnant, suffering from anxiety, and students with other reasons for attending a gentle class.

    Program Outline

    A gentle yoga class can bring the benefits of yoga to any students, from beginner to advanced offering a meditative experience where the practitioner can get in touch with them selves.

    The philosophy portion will explore the spirit behind the poses, as well as how to encourage students to bring yoga into their daily life.

    The program covers:

    • Simple and profound postures
    • How to sequence a class
    • Teaching methods
    • Strength or flexibility?
    • Philosophy of gentle yoga
    • Classical Yoga philosophy
    • Teaching a mixed level class
    • How to modify for those who can not reach the floor
    • Working with injuries
    • Contraindications
    Dates & Times

    Saturday, May 27, 2017 – 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
    Sunday, May 28, 2017 – 11:30 am to 5:30 pm

    Cost & Registration

    $225.00 per person. SAVE $30.00 by registering on or before April 30, 2017 for $195.00 per person.

    Fee includes the training, handouts and certificate.

    Refunds (minus a $150 Administration Fee) are available up to April 30th, 2017. No refunds after the course commences.

    Students must have a minimum of one year of experience practicing yoga regularly. Prior certification to teach yoga is not a prerequisite for this course.

    For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers the credits for this training can be applied towards a 500 hour certification and is eligible for CEUs (15 hours) with Yoga Alliance.

    Minimum Registration: 10 students
    Maximum Registration: 20 students


    Feedback

    Hi Mike, thank you again for the wonderful workshop on Saturday. I so appreciated all of the energy, training, insights, handouts you prepared. It was quite obvious the amount of energy, experience and presence you brought to the workshop and I learned so much and feel so refreshed to return to my chair teaching.

    In deep gratitude,
    Sandy Jones, Certified Yoga Instructor

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  • Partner Yoga
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    Partner Yoga

    Sunday, May 28th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Partner Yoga
     
    Partner Yoga is a great way to meet new people, a fun idea for a date, reconnecting with your spouse, or simply having fun with a friend!

    Join us for a playful evening as we explore traditional yoga postures, breath work, even simple massage techniques!

    No experience required – just your sense of adventure and humour!

    Cost: $22.00 per person or $40.00 per couple.

     
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  • Master Class: Managing Stress & Anxiety through Yoga & Ayurveda
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    Master Class: Managing Stress & Anxiety through Yoga & Ayurveda

    Sunday, May 28th, 2:30pm - 5:00pm
    Master Class: Managing Stress & Anxiety through Yoga & Ayurveda

    Stress and anxiety are an unavoidable aspect of daily life. Do you know when these emotions start to become your demons? Join Maria for an illuminating and refreshing conversation regarding simple and practical techniques to support your mental health and well-being. Understand the mechanisms and pathways of stress on the mind and body; learn how to counteract and release them. Understand how Yoga and Ayurveda can support your whole being: mind, body, soul.

    Cost: $90.00 per person.

    Click to Read More
  • Master Class: Devotion in Motion: Vinyasa as a Living Altar
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    Master Class: Devotion in Motion: Vinyasa as a Living Altar

    Sunday, May 28th, 10:00am - 12:30pm
    Master Class: Devotion in Motion: Vinyasa as a Living Altar

    Come to Maria’s spiritual Sunday flow, a truly uplifting and soulful experience! To remember the sacred within is an act of returning to wholeness. Explore the joy of moving, chanting, and offering every breath as a source of inner devotion. Uplift every cell and connect to your life: a living altar of the divine.

    Cost:  $90.00 per person.

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  • Prenatal Yoga - 5 Week Series
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    Prenatal Yoga - 5 Week Series

    Monday, May 29th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Prenatal Yoga - 5 Week Series

    Practicing Prenatal Yoga can be a powerful tool to prepare for labor and motherhood!

    Research suggests that Prenatal Yoga has many benefits for pregnant women, such as:
    • Improved sleep
    • Reduced stress and anxiety
    • Increased strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
    • Decreased lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and shortness of breath

    In these sessions we will use meditation and practice yoga postures to strengthen and relax your changing body. We will explore different breath and focus techniques that are supportive for birthing and learn how to modify postures before and after baby arrives. Each session ends with a well-deserved relaxation, and is appropriate for new and experienced Yoga students.

    This is an opportunity to connect with your body, baby and other pregnant women. As well as, to prepare for the challenges of being a new parent.

    Cost: $30.00 per session or $115.00 for all 5 sessions.  Space is limited to ensure individual and personalized attention. For those signing up for the 5 week series, to continue your practice, you will also receive 3 complimentary class passes to attend our Parent & Baby classes when your little Yogi arrives OR any of our Drop-In classes - a $54.00 value! 

    Sign up early class size is 12 participants!  Please dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in easily. Bring a yoga mat or you can rent one from the Front Desk for $2.00 per session. All other props provided.

    Note:  There is no class on Monday, May 22nd due to the Victoria Day holiday.

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  • Kundalini Yoga 101: An Introductory Series
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    Kundalini Yoga 101: An Introductory Series

    Monday, May 29th to Monday, June 26th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Kundalini Yoga 101: An Introductory Series

    A 5-week series consisting of five 90-minute classes

    Ideal for beginners and perfect for anyone looking to learn more about Kundalini Yoga and Meditation.

    Beginning with basics, these classes are designed to build a strong foundation and introduce the basics of Kundalini Yoga postures, Breath Work, Mantra and Meditation.

    • Week 1: Breath of Life is Your Life: Prana and Pranayam.
    • Week 2: Creatures of Habit: Apana, Digestion and Elimination.
    • Week 3: Where Are You At? Chakras and the Kundalini.
    • Week 4: How to Have a Really Good Night's Sleep!
    • Week 5: Great Day in the Morning - How to Get Up!

    This series provides:

    • Experiential learning with an opportunity for individual attention. 
    • The opportunity to ask questions about Kundalini Yoga postures and learn about the importance of breathing.
    • An introduction to the practice of Kundlaini Yoga so you can experience the benefits in your daily life.

    Cost: $30.00 per session or $115.00 for all 5 sessions. Space is limited to ensure individual and personalized attention.

    For those signing up for the 5 week series, to continue your practice, you will also receive 3 complimentary class passes to attend any of our Drop-In classes - a $54.00 value!

    Sign up early! Class size is 12 participants in order to ensure individual attention and time for questions each week.

    Notes: Dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in easily. If you do not have a yoga mat, you can rent one at the Reception Desk for $2.00 per session.

    Although there are many props at PranaShanti, if you have some favorite ones at home, please bring them with you. This may include a yoga mat, block, blanket, meditation cushion or bolster.

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