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  • Beat the Winter Blues - Restorative Day Retreat
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    Beat the Winter Blues - Restorative Day Retreat

    Sunday, February 17th, 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Beat the Winter Blues - Restorative Day Retreat

    Boost your energy ~ Connect with others ~ Nourish the soul
     
    In this one day retreat you will enjoy guided meditations and discussions on how to boost your energy during this season and learn tips on how to cultivate joy during the winter months.
     
    You will enjoy a delicious light lunch, and practice gentle yoga to move energy in the body, and close with restorative yoga with hot-stones to warm the body and sooth the soul.
     
    This is a perfect opportunity to take time out for yourself, replenish your energy and learn tips on how to beat the winter blues this season. Our retreat day is suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners, including those who are new to the practice.
     
    Our Urban Day Winter Retreat includes:
    • Welcome talk and introductions
    • Gentle yoga and meditation practice
    • Guided Discussion on how to boost energy and tips to cultivate joy this winter season.
    • A nourishing and healing light lunch
    • Restorative yoga with Hot Stones
    • A goodie bag of soothing spa treats
    • 2 yoga classes at PranaShanti Yoga Center 

    Cost: $145.00 per person. Maximum 16 participants
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  • Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance
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    Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance

    Tuesday, February 19th, 5:45pm - 7:15pm
    Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance
     

    The full moon is a special time, especially for those who are following a yogic path, because it is an optimum time for clearing and balancing our mind and our energy.

    The moon is deeply and intimately connected with our mind and our thoughts. Meditation can help to cleanse feelings of agitation, and can even provide us with a great opportunity to let go of the mental or emotional baggage that has been weighing us down.

    Meditating at the full moon also help us to unleash our creativity, whether we are focused on specific creative projects or we need new ways of thinking about the problems and issues we are facing. This practice can help us to release old, stuck, energy that no longer serves us.

    During the class, we will clear our mind and balance our body’s chakras (energy centers) through a variety of Kundalini Yoga practices including breath work (pranayam), meditation, visualization, setting intentions, and a restorative sound bath with the symphonic Gong.

    Cost: PranaShanti Class Card or Drop-in Fee.
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  • Workshop - Buddhist Meditation 101
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    Workshop - Buddhist Meditation 101

    Tuesday, February 19th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Workshop - Buddhist Meditation 101
     
    Learn the Fundamentals of Buddhist Meditation
     
    A 6-week course on the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation. This course is designed for beginners and those who wish to revitalize their practice.
     
    You will learn the essentials of meditation practice and the Buddhist approach to training the mind.
     
    Each class will include guided meditation, a talk and opportunity for questions and discussion.
     
    Everyone is welcome.

    Dates: Tuesdays, January 22 to February 26, 2019
     
    Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
     
    Cost: $275.00 per person for the 6 week series OR $45.00 per person Drop In fee for the 2 hour session.
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  • LoveYourBrain - Fundamentals Series
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    LoveYourBrain - Fundamentals Series

    Wednesday, February 20th to Wednesday, March 27th, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    LoveYourBrain - Fundamentals Series
    LOVEYOURBRAIN FUNdamentals
    6-Week Series
     
    This is a community based program for individuals affected by TBI and their support people designed to enhance well being through gentle yoga, meditation, and small group discussion.
     
    About LOVEYOURBRAIN and the Yoga Program:
     
    LoveYourBrain is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury—from concussion to severe injury—through programs that build community.
     
    The LoveYourBrain Yoga Program supports people who have experienced a TBI and their caregivers to participate in community-based gentle yoga and meditation classes tailored to their needs.
     
    We believe that everyone should have an opportunity to improve and restore their physical and emotional wellbeing through these practices. LoveYourBrain is the message that embodies our positive approach to brain injury prevention and recovery. Everything LYB does is about connecting, educating and empowering people to promote a brain healthy lifestyle.

    REGISTRATION AND APPLICATION: LYB manages the registration and application process. Please contact them directly if you are interested in this series. There is currently a waiting list and priority is given to those with TBIs that have not practiced yoga and have financial constraints.

     
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  • Parent & Baby Yoga
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    Parent & Baby Yoga

    Wednesday, February 20th, 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Parent & Baby Yoga

    Congratulations on becoming a new parent!
    Just as pregnancy is a time of transformation, so is the postnatal period.
     
    Whether adjusting to your role as a new parent or parenting multiple siblings, it’s a challenge to balance life with baby and family.  Yoga tailored to you can help with these challenges and also the hormonal changes, lack of sleep, and physical strain!
     
    Bringing baby with you, this yoga is a gentle way to help your body recover from childbirth while bonding with your baby. Enjoy the opportunity to connect with other mothers, parents and care givers and share the experience and insights of raising a child in community.
     
    Special attention is placed on rebuilding core strength of the back, abdomen, and pelvic floor, as well as relieving tension in the neck, and shoulders caused by lifting, carrying, and nursing.

    No previous yoga experience is required. Parents, partners and care givers are welcome to participate in the class.

    CostPranaShanti Class Card or Drop In Fee per person.  Baby attends for free!
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  • Workshop - Journey with Sea
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    Workshop - Journey with Sea

    Thursday, February 21st, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
    Workshop - Journey with Sea

    February Journey with Sea ~ Awaken your Heart

    Lead By Sarah Allen, RMT

    This month we Journey, similar to a Guided Meditation, into our Heart of Hearts, giving us the opportunity to Forgive Ourselves.

    Self Forgiveness is one of the truest expressions of Self-Love and Compassion.


    Join us~ Explore, Learn, Heal, and Grow

     
    Cost:  PranaShanti Class Card or Drop In Fee.
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  • YOGA 201: A Foundational Series
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    YOGA 201: A Foundational Series

    Thursday, February 21st to Thursday, March 21st, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    YOGA 201: A Foundational Series

    A 5-week series consisting of five 90-minute classes. Ideal for those that have completed our Yoga 101 series or for anyone with a basic understanding of yoga and looking to refresh the fundamentals of their yoga practice or gain a more solid foundation.
     
    These classes are designed to further the exploration of  yoga postures, breath-work and meditation.

    Week 1: Forward bends and hip openers
    Week 2: Headstand and variations
    Week 3: Back bends
    Week 4: Breath-work (Pranayam)
    Week 5: Meditation
     
    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 exploration of different postures so you can further experience the benefits of a yoga practice.
    • An exploration of alignment and modifications 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 (added to your account on the first day of the series) 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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  • YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
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    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series

    Thursday, February 21st to Thursday, March 21st, 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: Yogic breathing, important exercises and the appropriate approach to yoga. We will learn the importance of proper breathing and how to work with both physical and mental stress.

    Week 2: Sun Salutations.  We will learn the foundational poses that comprise a basic Sun Salutation. A great way to start each day!

    Week 3: Understanding basic postures and their benefits
    We will learn how to safely transition in and out of poses and what the benefits are.

    Week 4: Deepening the postures and your understanding
    We will experience holding poses for longer timings and the physical and other benefits of deep stretching poses

    Week 5: 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 (added to your account on the date of the first session in the series) to attend any of our Drop-In classes - a $60.00 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.
    Click to Read More
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  • Workshop - Reiki Yoga
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    Workshop - Reiki Yoga

    Friday, February 22nd, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Workshop - Reiki Yoga

    Join Pam for a refreshing and relaxing class incorporating yoga and Reiki Energy Healing.
     
    Reiki promotes relaxation and inner peace, cultivating deep inner harmony. Reiki energy can only be beneficial and will naturally flow to where your body needs it the most. You will leave the session feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!
     
    It is also common to feel an emotional release, creating space for positive energy to flow. We will move through a short all-levels hatha yoga flow, followed by a series of relaxing chakra balancing long-held yin postures. The goal is to invoke the relaxed state of the parasympathetic nervous system in the body to allow healing energy to flow easily. We often reside in the sympathetic state, fight-or-flight, which may lead to health issues, anxiety, low self-esteem, and “dis-ease”.
     
    Pam believes that we all have the innate power to increase our own internal vibration and with Intention, we can bring in Universal Positive Energy to elevate our Individual health and happiness. By incorporating the laying of your own hands on your body, Pam will guide you to open the seven major chakras (energy centres) along the spine from the root to the crown, dissolving energy blocks and promoting a natural balance between mind, body, and spirit. Each individual will receive Reiki from Pam during the course of the workshop.
     
    What else can Reiki do?

    • Accelerate healing from injury
    • Pain relief of chronic issues
    • Aid sleep
    • Clear energy blockages, restore balance Boost immune system
    • Messages from Oneness
    • And much, much more!

    Cost: $40.00 per person. Space is limited to 16 people.
     
    Please bring layers, water, an open heart and mind, and a journal, if you wish.

    Pam is an Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) having taught over 2000 hours of yoga classes; a Reiki Master & Teacher, and Founder of Star Reiki, healing with the three key guiding principles of: Intention, Energy (Love), and Grounding. As well as providing healing to all, her passion is to teach and share her knowledge, so we can all learn how to heal ourselves.
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  • Workshop - Buddhist Meditation 101
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    Workshop - Buddhist Meditation 101

    Tuesday, February 26th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Workshop - Buddhist Meditation 101
     
    Learn the Fundamentals of Buddhist Meditation
     
    A 6-week course on the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation. This course is designed for beginners and those who wish to revitalize their practice.
     
    You will learn the essentials of meditation practice and the Buddhist approach to training the mind.
     
    Each class will include guided meditation, a talk and opportunity for questions and discussion.
     
    Everyone is welcome.

    Dates: Tuesdays, January 22 to February 26, 2019
     
    Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
     
    Cost: $275.00 per person for the 6 week series OR $45.00 per person Drop In fee for the 2 hour session.
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  • LoveYourBrain - Fundamentals Series
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    LoveYourBrain - Fundamentals Series

    Wednesday, February 20th to Wednesday, March 27th, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    LoveYourBrain - Fundamentals Series
    LOVEYOURBRAIN FUNdamentals
    6-Week Series
     
    This is a community based program for individuals affected by TBI and their support people designed to enhance well being through gentle yoga, meditation, and small group discussion.
     
    About LOVEYOURBRAIN and the Yoga Program:
     
    LoveYourBrain is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury—from concussion to severe injury—through programs that build community.
     
    The LoveYourBrain Yoga Program supports people who have experienced a TBI and their caregivers to participate in community-based gentle yoga and meditation classes tailored to their needs.
     
    We believe that everyone should have an opportunity to improve and restore their physical and emotional wellbeing through these practices. LoveYourBrain is the message that embodies our positive approach to brain injury prevention and recovery. Everything LYB does is about connecting, educating and empowering people to promote a brain healthy lifestyle.

    REGISTRATION AND APPLICATION: LYB manages the registration and application process. Please contact them directly if you are interested in this series. There is currently a waiting list and priority is given to those with TBIs that have not practiced yoga and have financial constraints.

     
    Click to Read More
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  • YOGA 201: A Foundational Series
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    YOGA 201: A Foundational Series

    Thursday, February 21st to Thursday, March 21st, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    YOGA 201: A Foundational Series

    A 5-week series consisting of five 90-minute classes. Ideal for those that have completed our Yoga 101 series or for anyone with a basic understanding of yoga and looking to refresh the fundamentals of their yoga practice or gain a more solid foundation.
     
    These classes are designed to further the exploration of  yoga postures, breath-work and meditation.

    Week 1: Forward bends and hip openers
    Week 2: Headstand and variations
    Week 3: Back bends
    Week 4: Breath-work (Pranayam)
    Week 5: Meditation
     
    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 exploration of different postures so you can further experience the benefits of a yoga practice.
    • An exploration of alignment and modifications 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 (added to your account on the first day of the series) 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.
    Click to Read More
  • YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
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    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series

    Thursday, February 21st to Thursday, March 21st, 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: Yogic breathing, important exercises and the appropriate approach to yoga. We will learn the importance of proper breathing and how to work with both physical and mental stress.

    Week 2: Sun Salutations.  We will learn the foundational poses that comprise a basic Sun Salutation. A great way to start each day!

    Week 3: Understanding basic postures and their benefits
    We will learn how to safely transition in and out of poses and what the benefits are.

    Week 4: Deepening the postures and your understanding
    We will experience holding poses for longer timings and the physical and other benefits of deep stretching poses

    Week 5: 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 (added to your account on the date of the first session in the series) to attend any of our Drop-In classes - a $60.00 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.
    Click to Read More