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  • PranaShanti Community Kirtan
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    PranaShanti Community Kirtan

    Friday, September 5th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    PranaShanti Community Kirtan
    Meditation doesn't come easy for everyone and that's where kirtan-an ancient participatory music experience-offers another method. Without the work of mentally quieting the mind, the music and chanting of kirtan can carry us effortlessly to a place of quiet, to stillness.

    One of the oldest sacred music traditions of the world, the kirtan call-and-response chanting genre comes to us from India. Using ancient Sanskrit mantras, the kirtan calls upon sacred energies which serve to quiet the mind, remove obstacles, and bring us back to the center of our being.

    Bring your family, kids, friends, parents, and your favorite percussion instruments to play. Herbal tea served. Bring some snacks to share.

    Join the chanting fun!

    Cost: Minimum donation of $5.00 in support of The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation (Visit www.ottawacancer.ca for more information

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  • Children's Yoga Class - Back to School!
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    Children's Yoga Class - Back to School!

    Saturday, September 6th, 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Children's Yoga Class - Back to School!
    Come join Victoria this fall for 4 different, creative and fun-filled yoga classes! With an equal balance of play and rest, kids will learn how to slow down, breathe, and feel joyful! They will gain a better awareness of their bodies through yoga poses which focus on balance, strength and acceptance.
     
    During class, the children will be invited to participate in yoga games, yoga songs, and yoga stories!

    These classes are offered once per month on Saturdays from 11:00 am to noon. Write them into your calendars!
     
    September's theme is "Back to School"!
     
    Back to school can be a challenging time for children. Luckily there are some wonderful yoga practices that can help kids feel confident, calm down at their desks, build focus, and be amazing students in and out of the classroom!
     
    Cost:  Children's Drop in Fee of $12 per class or sign up for all 4 classes for $42.00.
     
    For children ages 4-9 years old. Parents are welcome to drop children off or stay and join the class.
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  • How to Play the Gong
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    How to Play the Gong

    Sunday, September 7th, 11:30am - 1:30pm
    How to Play the Gong

    Learn the basics of how to play the gong.

    Explore the benefits of the sound and vibration produced by this ancient instrument. During the workshop you will learn how to incorporate the Gong's healing sound and vibration into your yoga practice and classes as well as how to play the gong for relaxation, meditation, healing and therapeutic uses.

    The workshop is suitable for all yoga teachers, yoga students, healers and therapists. An information package containing all the information you need to get started in playing the Gong is provided for you to take home.

    The workshop is led by Devinder Kaur, KRI Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer and Gong Player of the Gong Meditation CD "Echo: Meditations for Peace of Heart and Mind", Devinder Kaur.

    This class is limited to 12 participants so please sign up early!

    Cost: $75.00 per person.

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  • Full Moon Healing Meditation
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    Full Moon Healing Meditation

    Tuesday, September 9th, 5:45pm - 7:15pm
    Full Moon Healing Meditation

    On the full moon, the sun’s radiance is strongest and is reflected both from the earth and from the moon to the earth.The full moon is the time of month where there is the greatest connection between sun and moon.

    The moon relates to the spine left energy channel, ida (yin, contraction, introversion, receptive, inner feminine). The sun relates to spine right energy channel, pingala (yang, expansive, extroversion, projective, inner masculine).

    The sun and moon together in equal parts relates to the spine's central energy channel, sushmana. When we practice at this time we can direct the prana through the sushumna and create a movement of energy for balance and self-healing.

    Join Devinder for this nurturing class which includes an overview of the astrology of the Full Moon, breath work (pranayam), a short yoga set (kriya), a healing meditation and a deep relaxation with the soothing vibration of the Gong.

    Cost: PranaShanti Class Card or Drop-in Fee.

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  • FREE Introductory Class - Tai-Chi
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    FREE Introductory Class - Tai-Chi

    Wednesday, September 10th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    FREE Introductory Class - Tai-Chi
    Immerse yourself in this ancient oriental practice.

    Tai-Chi, as it is practiced in the west today, can best be thought of as a moving form of yoga and meditation combined. The objective of Tai-Chi is to expand one's vital energy (chi) and at the same time to open oneself to a spiritual dimension. The "chi" is a vital energy that is in us, around us, and is the origin of the universe.

    Yang style Tai-Chi consists of a series of 108 movements always executed in the same sequence to calm the mind, allowing a sense of peace to be instilled as well as to stimulate a harmonious circulation of this chi, this energy, throughout the body.

    Cost: FREE!
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  • Tai-Chi
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    Tai-Chi

    Wednesday, September 17th to Wednesday, December 17th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Tai-Chi
    Immerse yourself in this ancient oriental practice.
     
    Tai-Chi, as it is practiced in the west today, can best be thought of as a moving form of yoga and meditation combined. The objective of Tai-Chi is to expand one's vital energy (chi) and at the same time to open oneself to a spiritual dimension. The "chi" is a vital energy that is in us, around us, and is the origin of the universe.

    Yang style Tai-Chi consists of a series of 108 movements always executed in the same sequence to calm the mind, allowing a sense of peace to be instilled as well as to stimulate a harmonious circulation of this chi, this energy, throughout the body.

    Cost: Drop In Fee or use your PranaShanti Class Card.

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  • Yin Yoga Intensive
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    Yin Yoga Intensive

    Friday, September 19th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Yin Yoga Intensive

    SOLD OUT! A waiting list is available.

    More and more practitioners are exploring Yin Yoga. This is a natural reaction to what has become an extremely yang health culture. Yin yoga is the relaxed practice of floor postures for three to five minutes at a time. A yin practice emphasizes the connective tissues of the hips, thighs, pelvis and lower spine. It prepares the body and mind for longer meditation practices. By drawing the student’s awareness away from the muscles and deeper into the bones a deep level of relaxed focus is achieved.

    Joe Barnett is an experienced Guest Speaker and Master Teacher of Yin Yoga. Joe lives in Tuscon, Arizona and lectures and speaks internationally. Joe is passionate about helping students to find their own natural alignment in yoga postures, particularly through Yin Yoga. Trained by Paul Grilley and assistant Trainer at Paul's trainings, Joe is uniquely qualified to bring this intensive to the Ottawa community.

    This 30-hour intensive is a strong complement for a current Yoga Teacher of any style or a spring board for the student who is ready to take the leap into a broader perspective and fuller appreciation of the practice of Yin Yoga.

    Dates and Times: The intensive is held over two 2.5-day weekends for a total of 5 days: September 19-21, 2014 and September 26-28, 2014.

    The hours each weekend are:

    • Fridays 6:00 – 9:00pm
    • Saturdays 11:00 – 2:00 pm & 3:00 – 6:00 pm
    • Sundays 11:00 – 2:00 pm & 3:00 – 6:00 pm

    Outline:

    Weekend #1 - Part 1: Foundations: A Practice of Surrender:

    Yin Yoga is a very simple practice. We settle into an asana for 3-7 minutes and slowly relax our muscles to allow the deeper drier tissues (the connective tissues that wrap our muscles and make up our joint capsules) to be safely and therapeutically stretched, stimulated and strengthened.

    The alignment rules of the postures are also simple, but more importantly they are functional and organic: We listen to our bodies and lead ourselves into the shape that follows the natural contours of our spine, pelvis and hips. However, bringing ourselves into this simplicity can be quite challenging. The practice of being still and quiet for minutes at a time can be trying enough, let alone while dropping into a powerful stretch that moves across wide sheets of fascia and drops deep into the ligaments of the joints. Listening to our bodies to find the natural alignment of the pose requires a power of discrimination and an understanding and familiarity with the ever-changing sensations in the body.

    In this weekend, we will analyze, observe and practice all of these elements of Yin Yoga in depth. We will examine ourselves on a personal level with ancient meditation techniques that guide us into a steady awareness of the changing sensations in the postures. We will study with slides of real bones and by articulating the joints on a plastic skeleton. But mostly we will have an interactive, hands-on study and examine each other with anatomical range of motion (ROM) tests. The study culminates in a truer understanding of the infinite variety of human bodies (from the bones up), an understanding of why every posture should be modified to the individual, and the basic techniques to help guide each Yin Yoga student with their unique skeletal structures into the appropriate asana for them.

    Weekend #2 - Part 2: Understanding Alignment, Functional and Organic:

    We will go further into the study of skeletal variations and individual modifications, which we reinforce with continual, live and interactive anatomical studies; and because the source of most injuries in Yoga is a misunderstanding of anatomical differences in our bones. We will go further into the study of Functional Alignment and into schematics of muscle, fascia and subtle energy channels in order to focus less on what we are avoiding and a little more on our target areas in each posture.

    This weekend culminates into the art of developing an effective and appropriate Energy Curve in a yoga class, and the art of sequencing Yin Yoga postures for a dominantly Yin class or as a means to support a more fiery and/or fluid Flow (Yang) class.

    Cost and Registration: $650.00 per person on and after July 31st, 2014.

    Register early and SAVE $55.00 by registering on or before July 31st for $595.00 per person.

    Registration closes Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Fee includes manual, handouts and a 5-Class Package valid for one year.

    Refunds (minus a $150 Administration Fee) are available up to September 12th, 2014. No refunds after the commencement.

    Attendees must have a minimum of one year of experience practicing yoga regularly. Prior certification to teach yoga is not a prerequisite. 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.

    Minimum Registration: 15 students.

    Maximum Registration: 45 students.

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  • Cultivating Awareness Through Yoga
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    Cultivating Awareness Through Yoga

    Saturday, September 20th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Cultivating Awareness Through Yoga
    Cultivating Awareness Through Yoga is about slowing down the body and the mind by integrating the yoga philosophy of Pratyahara (inner awareness) into your yoga practice.

      Learn to feel and understand your body as you move in and out of poses.

      Learn how to safely modify and deepen poses.

    Cultivate a more mindful yoga practice by bringing awareness to every movement you do.

    Join Christiane for this experiential workshop that will help empower you with greater awareness of your body and add an increased sense of purpose to your yoga practice.

    Cost: $40.00 per person.
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  • Sadhana Kundalini Morning Practice
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    Sadhana Kundalini Morning Practice

    Saturday, September 20th, 5:00am - 7:00am
    Sadhana Kundalini Morning Practice

    "Sadhana means daily spiritual practice. Sadhana is a self-discipline that allows one to express the Infinite within one's self. Sadhana is a discipline of the mind and body to serve the soul. Sadhana keeps the mind clear to accurately guide our actions.". Source: The Aquarian Teacher.

    The following items are covered in the Sadhana for the Aquarian Age:

    • Reading/listening to Japji (Guru Nanak's Poem of the Soul);
    • Opening mantra;
    • Warm up exercises;
    • Yoga set (Kriya) with relaxation;
    • Mantra meditations;
    • Closing affirmation.

    (Japji Booklets and Mantra Sheets available for use during Sadhana)

    Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. You may also like to bring a bottle of water and a blanket to stay warm during relaxation.

    Cost: $5.00 donation for the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) Library of Teachings.

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  • Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Open House
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    Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Open House

    Sunday, September 21st, 11:15am - 12:15pm
    Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Open House

    FREE INFORMATION SESSION

    The Aquarian Teacher International Teacher Certification Program in Kundalini Yoga & Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Level 1.

    This program is life-transforming and is for everyone. Whether you are interested in becoming a teacher or wanting to deepen your yoga practice and knowledge.

    To find out more about our upcoming Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, please join Lead Trainer Devinder Kaur for our Open House. Learn about our program and ask questions.

    PranaShanti Yoga Centre offers internationally recognized Yoga Teacher Training programs in Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. We are an approved 200-hour Registered Yoga School (RYS) through Yoga Alliance. Our Hatha and Kundalini Teacher Training Programs are approved by Yoga Alliance and our Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program is also approved by the Kundalini Yoga Research Institute (KRI).

    Cost: Free

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  • The Sound of Ashana: Live! Fall Equinox Concert
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    The Sound of Ashana: Live! Fall Equinox Concert

    Tuesday, September 23rd, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
    The Sound of Ashana: Live! Fall Equinox Concert
    Celebrate the Fall Equinox with transcendent music for healing, relaxation and joy!

    Ashana’s concerts have been described as “ecstatic,” “profoundly healing,” and “breathtakingly beautiful!” One comment often made is how Ashana’s recordings do not even begin to prepare a person for the exquisite experience of her live shows.

    Weaving together renditions of sacred chant, song and poetry from the world’s traditions with passionate soaring vocals and the luminous sound of crystal singing bowls, Ashana’s live events are a heart-opening journey of joyous song and mantra, inspiration, love and the transcendent healing sounds of masterful crystal bowl playing.

    Featuring Ashana on vocals and crystal singing bowls, with guest musicians on keyboard, percussion and guitar.

    Ashana embodies shakti, the feminine aspect of the divine, during her incredible performances. Playing crystal bowls, while singing and dancing, she creates a true initiation in her temple, the concert. Being with her is a one-way ticket to heaven.”
    - Barbara Hand Clow: Author of The Mayan Code: Time Acceleration and Awakening the World Mind

    Ashana’s music is lyrical, mystical and more a happening than a concert. She sings along with her bowls, rather than playing them, and the combination of voices opens the heart, expands the mind and bewitches the senses. Hers is a stunning voice, a radiant spirit, and a blessed soul. She defies categories: at once chant, new age, congregational, and instrumental. Beautiful, sublime, and powerful. if she is singing near you – Go!
    – Ramdesh Kaur, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Spirit Voyage Music

    Cost:  $35.00 per person in advance, $45.00 per person at the door.

    Learn more and listen to Ashana's music at http://soundofashana.com


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  • Tai-Chi
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    Tai-Chi

    Wednesday, September 17th to Wednesday, December 17th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Tai-Chi
    Immerse yourself in this ancient oriental practice.
     
    Tai-Chi, as it is practiced in the west today, can best be thought of as a moving form of yoga and meditation combined. The objective of Tai-Chi is to expand one's vital energy (chi) and at the same time to open oneself to a spiritual dimension. The "chi" is a vital energy that is in us, around us, and is the origin of the universe.

    Yang style Tai-Chi consists of a series of 108 movements always executed in the same sequence to calm the mind, allowing a sense of peace to be instilled as well as to stimulate a harmonious circulation of this chi, this energy, throughout the body.

    Cost: Drop In Fee or use your PranaShanti Class Card.

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  • Crystalline Activation to Heal the Waters & Divine Flow Within with Ashana and James Kawainui
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    Crystalline Activation to Heal the Waters & Divine Flow Within with Ashana and James Kawainui

    Thursday, September 25th, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Crystalline Activation to Heal the Waters & Divine Flow Within with Ashana and James Kawainui
    An Immersion of Sacred Sound, Light and Ancestral Vibrations

    Weaving together the sacred sound currents of crystal singing bowls and ancient mantra with the wisdom of the ancestors, the Crystalline Activation is a high frequency karmic clearing created to release core patterns and sub-conscious beliefs that no longer serve you.

    Ashana and Native Hawaiian Healer James Kawainui, take you on a divine journey to the depth of your soul to help open and align “you” with “YOU”. As the sacred sounds reverberate through every cell and fiber of your being, James gently works with each participant to help clear blockages held within the emotional, mental, spiritual and physical bodies. The combination of these profound healing modalities helps peel away to reveal and shift patterns of lower vibrational energies to realign you with your innate divine blueprint and the consciousness of your Higher Self.

    In this time of monumental acceleration throughout the collective, the Crystalline Activation has been called “life-changing” by some participants, and spontaneous healings have been known to occur. Key to this process are the prayerful intentions set in this sacred space, which creates a profoundly safe and loving vessel for transformation and change.

    This is a time for personal reflection, rejuvenation and renewal at the core level.

    Time: 4 hours

    Cost: $108.00 per person in advance, $125.00 at the door.

    SAVE! Combine with Ashana's Concert for $128.00 per person in advance of the concert on Tuesday, September 23 or $154.00 per person at the door.

    During the Crystalline Activation, we toned with Ashana and the crystal bowls for 2 ½ hours. I totally put my all into that evening and had an out of body experience like I have never had before. I felt like I had been taken to the very deep and grace filled space of Pure Love. No words can describe what happened to me.”
    – Sarah Grace, Reiki Master, Founder of Grace House, Overland Park, KS

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