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  • Full Moon Healing Meditation
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    Full Moon Healing Meditation

    Thursday, April 2nd, 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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  • Chakra Balancing Series
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    Chakra Balancing Series

    Wednesday, April 8th to Wednesday, May 27th, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Chakra Balancing Series
    Awaken your energy and explore a deeper relationship with yourself…

    Working with the Chakra system offers a mind-body map for integrative healing. This 8-week series is experiential with discussion and resources to support home practice.

    Pranayama (breath control) and Asana (physical postures) will be shared for each chakra with Mantra (toning and chanting) and Mudra (hand gestures) to benefit physical and psychological health.

    Each class will conclude with Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) using Gong and other sonic tools for transformation.

    As we let go of fear and choose love, we begin to release long held tension in body and mind.
    Let us remember our inherent wholeness and trust our deep connection with all of life.

    Week 1 – Overview of the Chakra System
    Sensing your subtle energy and learning LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing Meditations

    Week 2 – Muladhara: Root Chakra
    Grounding in connection with Mother Earth to form a stable foundation
    *Reclaim your Right to be Here

    Week 3 – Svadhistana: Sacral Chakra
    Exploring the emotional waters within to embrace change and flow with life
    *Reclaim your Right to Feel

    Week 4 – Manipura: Solar Plexus Chakra
    Calling back your personal power to cultivate vitality and strength of will
    *Reclaim your Right to Act

    Week 5 – Anahata: Heart Chakra
    Opening your heart to accept yourself and others with compassion
    *Reclaim your Right to Love & Be Loved

    Week 6 – Vishuddha: Throat Chakra
    Communicating from a place of truth to honour your integrity and creativity
    *Reclaim your Right to Speak & Be Heard

    Week 7 – Ajna: Third Eye Chakra
    Connecting with your intuition and imagination to support your vision
    *Reclaim your Right To See & Be Seen

    Week 8 – Sahasrara: Crown Chakra
    Understanding from a point of pure awareness to experience unity and bliss
    *Reclaim your Right to Know
     
    Cost: $185.00 per person for the full series of 8 2.5-hour classes, $30.00 per person to Drop-in for one 2.5-hour class.
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  • PranaShanti Community Kirtan
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    PranaShanti Community Kirtan

    Friday, April 10th, 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 World Spinal Care (http://worldspinecare.com)

    World Spine Care improves lives and wellbeing through sustainable, evidence based care, education, and prevention for people with spinal conditions in underserved areas around the world.

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  • Meditation: Deeper Self-Understanding
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    Meditation: Deeper Self-Understanding

    Monday, April 13th to Monday, May 11th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Meditation: Deeper Self-Understanding
    This series of 5 classes explores different forms of meditation to support you in developing a personal practice and/or a foundation for deeper self-understanding.
     
    Meditation instruction will include seated and walking practices. Each class will include practice, discussion, and a teaching. We will also explore the inter-relationships between yoga asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), and meditation throughout the series in order to better understand how to truly bring stillness to the patterns of the mind.

    Each class is themed and builds on the teachings of the previous class. It is encouraged to sign up for the whole series. Please note: students are welcome to drop in without registering for the whole series and will still benefit from the concepts and practices taught in any given individual class.

    Week 1  - April 13th - Understanding meditation within the context of Yoga: Yogash chitta vritti nirodhah (bringing stillness to the fluctuations of the mind) as the foundational teaching

    Week 2  - April 20th – Yoga as a system: Dhyana (meditation) and the inter-relationship between the 8 limbs of Yoga

    Week 3  - April 27th – Meditation and the law of impermanence: Witnessing the arising and passing of all matter

    Week 4  - May 4th – Internal vs. External awareness: Mindfulness and awakening practices for a life free from
    suffering

    Week 5  - May 11th – The True Self: Understanding the witness/ the perceiver that is You

    Cost: $80.00 for the 5 week series or $20.00 Drop-In fee.

    Please note: No prior yoga or meditation experience is required in order to benefit from this series.

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  • Chakra Balancing Series
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    Chakra Balancing Series

    Wednesday, April 8th to Wednesday, May 27th, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Chakra Balancing Series
    Awaken your energy and explore a deeper relationship with yourself…

    Working with the Chakra system offers a mind-body map for integrative healing. This 8-week series is experiential with discussion and resources to support home practice.

    Pranayama (breath control) and Asana (physical postures) will be shared for each chakra with Mantra (toning and chanting) and Mudra (hand gestures) to benefit physical and psychological health.

    Each class will conclude with Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) using Gong and other sonic tools for transformation.

    As we let go of fear and choose love, we begin to release long held tension in body and mind.
    Let us remember our inherent wholeness and trust our deep connection with all of life.

    Week 1 – Overview of the Chakra System
    Sensing your subtle energy and learning LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing Meditations

    Week 2 – Muladhara: Root Chakra
    Grounding in connection with Mother Earth to form a stable foundation
    *Reclaim your Right to be Here

    Week 3 – Svadhistana: Sacral Chakra
    Exploring the emotional waters within to embrace change and flow with life
    *Reclaim your Right to Feel

    Week 4 – Manipura: Solar Plexus Chakra
    Calling back your personal power to cultivate vitality and strength of will
    *Reclaim your Right to Act

    Week 5 – Anahata: Heart Chakra
    Opening your heart to accept yourself and others with compassion
    *Reclaim your Right to Love & Be Loved

    Week 6 – Vishuddha: Throat Chakra
    Communicating from a place of truth to honour your integrity and creativity
    *Reclaim your Right to Speak & Be Heard

    Week 7 – Ajna: Third Eye Chakra
    Connecting with your intuition and imagination to support your vision
    *Reclaim your Right To See & Be Seen

    Week 8 – Sahasrara: Crown Chakra
    Understanding from a point of pure awareness to experience unity and bliss
    *Reclaim your Right to Know
     
    Cost: $185.00 per person for the full series of 8 2.5-hour classes, $30.00 per person to Drop-in for one 2.5-hour class.
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  • Master Yoga Class - Flow & Align
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    Master Yoga Class - Flow & Align

    Wednesday, April 15th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Master Yoga Class - Flow & Align
    This is a dynamic flow based class with emphasis on biomechanics of the body. Focusing on correct alignment and anatomy of the poses, we will tune into what works for YOU to find your individual unique alignment.
     
    This is a very beneficial class if you enjoy movement and want to refine your practice.

    Cost: PranaShanti Class Card or Drop in Fee

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  • New Moon Intention Setting
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    New Moon Intention Setting

    Thursday, April 16th, 5:45pm - 7:15pm
    New Moon Intention Setting
    The New Moon is day one of the moon cycle and is a time to plant new seeds for growth and prosperity. During the New Moon, our glands are at a low ebb, as is our energy.

    Meditating at the time of the new moon intensifies our intentions and makes it an ideal time to focus on positivity, to charge up the mind and body to turn our intentions into reality.

    Join Devinder for this uplifting class as we gather together to make a powerful claim to overcome our challenges while manifesting our intentions. Our class includes an overview of the astrology of the New Moon, breath work (pranayam), a short yoga set (kriya), a prosperity meditation and a deep relaxation with two Gongs played at the same time.

    Cost: PranaShanti Class Card or Drop-in Fee.
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  • Ayurveda Immersion ~ Yoga for Optimal Health & Vitality
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    Ayurveda Immersion ~ Yoga for Optimal Health & Vitality

    Friday, April 17th to Sunday, April 19th, 6:00pm - 6:15pm
    Ayurveda Immersion ~ Yoga for Optimal Health & Vitality
    Join Maria for a weekend immersion in the practice of Ayuroga and Ayurvedic principles!

    Learn ancient tools and techniques to achieve optimal health and vitality for you and your family.

    Philosophical Roots, Ancient Text and Foundation of Ayurveda ~Friday, April 17, 2015, 6 pm to 9 pm

    Explore the roots and lineage of this 5,000-year-old science of medicine known as the “mother of all healing sciences”. Rooted in the ancient teachings of the Vedas, Ayurveda encompasses a full-spectrum approach to harmonizing the mind, body and soul. This seminarp offers a glimpse into the foundational and powerful root-teachings of Ayurveda that then expand into deeper concepts and applications.

    Yoga Class with Maria ~ Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9 am to 10:30 am

    Ayuroga®, created by Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute, is a unique class blending classical Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Mudra and Meditation practices to harmonize the mind, body and soul following basic Ayurvedic principles.

    Understanding Doshic Theory, Individual Constitution and Imbalances ~ Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Ayurveda, literally translated as “science of life” is the oldest, uninterrupted system of healing/medicine. The sister science of Yoga, this is the practice that cultivates vitality, health and longevity. Understand what it means to live according to your prakriti or “constitution” and learn how to adapt this ancient art of healing to fit your life. This workshop will highlight basic Ayurvedic concepts and principles for vibrant living in harmony and balance.

    Dinacharya: Routines and Lifestyle Choices for Health and Vitality ~ Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Ayurveda helps and supports the art of living a balanced and harmonious life. This workshop will teach the basic tenets of Ayurveda and how they can help you choose daily routines/practices that support a life of balance and longevity. Understand the ancient teachings of Dinacharya (daily routine), which offer an awakened approach to living out each day!

    Yoga Class with Maria ~ Sunday, April 19, 2015, 9 am to 10:30 am

    Ayuroga®, created by Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute, is a unique class blending classical Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Mudra and Meditation practices to harmonize the mind, body and soul following basic Ayurvedic principles.

    Ayuryoga Foundations of Practice ~ Sunday, April 19, 2015, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

    One of the goals of Yoga is help us understand the inner workings of the mind so that we may condition ourselves to maintain a state of complete awareness, peace and tranquility. AyurYoga? (as created by Vasant Lad) is the perfect blend of Ayurveda and Yoga and offers both practice and theory to support this inner journey. Through the Ayurvedic view of the doshas, gunas, srotas, marma as well as energetic models of koshas, nadis and chakras, AyurYoga? techniques bring it all together. This is a truly unique practice of delving deep into understanding the nature of the mind and letting go of previous understandings of it. Involves practice, theory and discussion.

    Understanding Pranayama ~ Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    The fundamental principles of pranayama will be explored and practiced, deepening our understanding of how the movement of breath affects both body and mind. The anatomy of breathing, philosophy of breathing, and specific pranayama techniques will be discussed, including instruction on ujjayi, violma, and bhramari breaths that form the foundation of pranayamaas. Specific techniques of breath, body awareness and how to set up for pranayama practice will also be covered, as well as contraindications and cautions in the practice.

    Cost:

    EARLY BIRD SAVINGS! SAVE $50! $295.00 per person before February 28, 2015!

    $345.00 per person after February 28, 2015.

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  • Ayurveda Immersion ~ Yoga for Optimal Health & Vitality
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    Ayurveda Immersion ~ Yoga for Optimal Health & Vitality

    Friday, April 17th to Sunday, April 19th, 6:00pm - 6:15pm
    Ayurveda Immersion ~ Yoga for Optimal Health & Vitality
    Join Maria for a weekend immersion in the practice of Ayuroga and Ayurvedic principles!

    Learn ancient tools and techniques to achieve optimal health and vitality for you and your family.

    Philosophical Roots, Ancient Text and Foundation of Ayurveda ~Friday, April 17, 2015, 6 pm to 9 pm

    Explore the roots and lineage of this 5,000-year-old science of medicine known as the “mother of all healing sciences”. Rooted in the ancient teachings of the Vedas, Ayurveda encompasses a full-spectrum approach to harmonizing the mind, body and soul. This seminarp offers a glimpse into the foundational and powerful root-teachings of Ayurveda that then expand into deeper concepts and applications.

    Yoga Class with Maria ~ Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9 am to 10:30 am

    Ayuroga®, created by Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute, is a unique class blending classical Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Mudra and Meditation practices to harmonize the mind, body and soul following basic Ayurvedic principles.

    Understanding Doshic Theory, Individual Constitution and Imbalances ~ Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Ayurveda, literally translated as “science of life” is the oldest, uninterrupted system of healing/medicine. The sister science of Yoga, this is the practice that cultivates vitality, health and longevity. Understand what it means to live according to your prakriti or “constitution” and learn how to adapt this ancient art of healing to fit your life. This workshop will highlight basic Ayurvedic concepts and principles for vibrant living in harmony and balance.

    Dinacharya: Routines and Lifestyle Choices for Health and Vitality ~ Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Ayurveda helps and supports the art of living a balanced and harmonious life. This workshop will teach the basic tenets of Ayurveda and how they can help you choose daily routines/practices that support a life of balance and longevity. Understand the ancient teachings of Dinacharya (daily routine), which offer an awakened approach to living out each day!

    Yoga Class with Maria ~ Sunday, April 19, 2015, 9 am to 10:30 am

    Ayuroga®, created by Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute, is a unique class blending classical Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Mudra and Meditation practices to harmonize the mind, body and soul following basic Ayurvedic principles.

    Ayuryoga Foundations of Practice ~ Sunday, April 19, 2015, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

    One of the goals of Yoga is help us understand the inner workings of the mind so that we may condition ourselves to maintain a state of complete awareness, peace and tranquility. AyurYoga? (as created by Vasant Lad) is the perfect blend of Ayurveda and Yoga and offers both practice and theory to support this inner journey. Through the Ayurvedic view of the doshas, gunas, srotas, marma as well as energetic models of koshas, nadis and chakras, AyurYoga? techniques bring it all together. This is a truly unique practice of delving deep into understanding the nature of the mind and letting go of previous understandings of it. Involves practice, theory and discussion.

    Understanding Pranayama ~ Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    The fundamental principles of pranayama will be explored and practiced, deepening our understanding of how the movement of breath affects both body and mind. The anatomy of breathing, philosophy of breathing, and specific pranayama techniques will be discussed, including instruction on ujjayi, violma, and bhramari breaths that form the foundation of pranayamaas. Specific techniques of breath, body awareness and how to set up for pranayama practice will also be covered, as well as contraindications and cautions in the practice.

    Cost:

    EARLY BIRD SAVINGS! SAVE $50! $295.00 per person before February 28, 2015!

    $345.00 per person after February 28, 2015.

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  • Children's Yoga Class - Oh, The Places You'll Go!
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    Children's Yoga Class - Oh, The Places You'll Go!

    Saturday, April 18th, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Children's Yoga Class - Oh, The Places You'll Go!

     

    A super fun “Dr Suess” themed class with a focus on adventure, exploring and opening up to the world! You never know what crazy surprises may be in store!

    Cost: $12 per child.

    For children ages 4-9 years old. Parents are welcome to drop children off or stay and join the class.

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  • Ayurveda Immersion ~ Yoga for Optimal Health & Vitality
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    Ayurveda Immersion ~ Yoga for Optimal Health & Vitality

    Friday, April 17th to Sunday, April 19th, 6:00pm - 6:15pm
    Ayurveda Immersion ~ Yoga for Optimal Health & Vitality
    Join Maria for a weekend immersion in the practice of Ayuroga and Ayurvedic principles!

    Learn ancient tools and techniques to achieve optimal health and vitality for you and your family.

    Philosophical Roots, Ancient Text and Foundation of Ayurveda ~Friday, April 17, 2015, 6 pm to 9 pm

    Explore the roots and lineage of this 5,000-year-old science of medicine known as the “mother of all healing sciences”. Rooted in the ancient teachings of the Vedas, Ayurveda encompasses a full-spectrum approach to harmonizing the mind, body and soul. This seminarp offers a glimpse into the foundational and powerful root-teachings of Ayurveda that then expand into deeper concepts and applications.

    Yoga Class with Maria ~ Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9 am to 10:30 am

    Ayuroga®, created by Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute, is a unique class blending classical Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Mudra and Meditation practices to harmonize the mind, body and soul following basic Ayurvedic principles.

    Understanding Doshic Theory, Individual Constitution and Imbalances ~ Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Ayurveda, literally translated as “science of life” is the oldest, uninterrupted system of healing/medicine. The sister science of Yoga, this is the practice that cultivates vitality, health and longevity. Understand what it means to live according to your prakriti or “constitution” and learn how to adapt this ancient art of healing to fit your life. This workshop will highlight basic Ayurvedic concepts and principles for vibrant living in harmony and balance.

    Dinacharya: Routines and Lifestyle Choices for Health and Vitality ~ Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Ayurveda helps and supports the art of living a balanced and harmonious life. This workshop will teach the basic tenets of Ayurveda and how they can help you choose daily routines/practices that support a life of balance and longevity. Understand the ancient teachings of Dinacharya (daily routine), which offer an awakened approach to living out each day!

    Yoga Class with Maria ~ Sunday, April 19, 2015, 9 am to 10:30 am

    Ayuroga®, created by Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute, is a unique class blending classical Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Mudra and Meditation practices to harmonize the mind, body and soul following basic Ayurvedic principles.

    Ayuryoga Foundations of Practice ~ Sunday, April 19, 2015, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

    One of the goals of Yoga is help us understand the inner workings of the mind so that we may condition ourselves to maintain a state of complete awareness, peace and tranquility. AyurYoga? (as created by Vasant Lad) is the perfect blend of Ayurveda and Yoga and offers both practice and theory to support this inner journey. Through the Ayurvedic view of the doshas, gunas, srotas, marma as well as energetic models of koshas, nadis and chakras, AyurYoga? techniques bring it all together. This is a truly unique practice of delving deep into understanding the nature of the mind and letting go of previous understandings of it. Involves practice, theory and discussion.

    Understanding Pranayama ~ Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    The fundamental principles of pranayama will be explored and practiced, deepening our understanding of how the movement of breath affects both body and mind. The anatomy of breathing, philosophy of breathing, and specific pranayama techniques will be discussed, including instruction on ujjayi, violma, and bhramari breaths that form the foundation of pranayamaas. Specific techniques of breath, body awareness and how to set up for pranayama practice will also be covered, as well as contraindications and cautions in the practice.

    Cost:

    EARLY BIRD SAVINGS! SAVE $50! $295.00 per person before February 28, 2015!

    $345.00 per person after February 28, 2015.

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  • Meditation: Deeper Self-Understanding
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    Meditation: Deeper Self-Understanding

    Monday, April 13th to Monday, May 11th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Meditation: Deeper Self-Understanding
    This series of 5 classes explores different forms of meditation to support you in developing a personal practice and/or a foundation for deeper self-understanding.
     
    Meditation instruction will include seated and walking practices. Each class will include practice, discussion, and a teaching. We will also explore the inter-relationships between yoga asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), and meditation throughout the series in order to better understand how to truly bring stillness to the patterns of the mind.

    Each class is themed and builds on the teachings of the previous class. It is encouraged to sign up for the whole series. Please note: students are welcome to drop in without registering for the whole series and will still benefit from the concepts and practices taught in any given individual class.

    Week 1  - April 13th - Understanding meditation within the context of Yoga: Yogash chitta vritti nirodhah (bringing stillness to the fluctuations of the mind) as the foundational teaching

    Week 2  - April 20th – Yoga as a system: Dhyana (meditation) and the inter-relationship between the 8 limbs of Yoga

    Week 3  - April 27th – Meditation and the law of impermanence: Witnessing the arising and passing of all matter

    Week 4  - May 4th – Internal vs. External awareness: Mindfulness and awakening practices for a life free from
    suffering

    Week 5  - May 11th – The True Self: Understanding the witness/ the perceiver that is You

    Cost: $80.00 for the 5 week series or $20.00 Drop-In fee.

    Please note: No prior yoga or meditation experience is required in order to benefit from this series.

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  • Chakra Balancing Series
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    Chakra Balancing Series

    Wednesday, April 8th to Wednesday, May 27th, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Chakra Balancing Series
    Awaken your energy and explore a deeper relationship with yourself…

    Working with the Chakra system offers a mind-body map for integrative healing. This 8-week series is experiential with discussion and resources to support home practice.

    Pranayama (breath control) and Asana (physical postures) will be shared for each chakra with Mantra (toning and chanting) and Mudra (hand gestures) to benefit physical and psychological health.

    Each class will conclude with Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) using Gong and other sonic tools for transformation.

    As we let go of fear and choose love, we begin to release long held tension in body and mind.
    Let us remember our inherent wholeness and trust our deep connection with all of life.

    Week 1 – Overview of the Chakra System
    Sensing your subtle energy and learning LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing Meditations

    Week 2 – Muladhara: Root Chakra
    Grounding in connection with Mother Earth to form a stable foundation
    *Reclaim your Right to be Here

    Week 3 – Svadhistana: Sacral Chakra
    Exploring the emotional waters within to embrace change and flow with life
    *Reclaim your Right to Feel

    Week 4 – Manipura: Solar Plexus Chakra
    Calling back your personal power to cultivate vitality and strength of will
    *Reclaim your Right to Act

    Week 5 – Anahata: Heart Chakra
    Opening your heart to accept yourself and others with compassion
    *Reclaim your Right to Love & Be Loved

    Week 6 – Vishuddha: Throat Chakra
    Communicating from a place of truth to honour your integrity and creativity
    *Reclaim your Right to Speak & Be Heard

    Week 7 – Ajna: Third Eye Chakra
    Connecting with your intuition and imagination to support your vision
    *Reclaim your Right To See & Be Seen

    Week 8 – Sahasrara: Crown Chakra
    Understanding from a point of pure awareness to experience unity and bliss
    *Reclaim your Right to Know
     
    Cost: $185.00 per person for the full series of 8 2.5-hour classes, $30.00 per person to Drop-in for one 2.5-hour class.
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  • Vinyasa, Zumba & Yin!
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    Vinyasa, Zumba & Yin!

    Friday, April 24th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Vinyasa, Zumba & Yin!

    Three incredible forms of movement blended into one great dynamic class.

    Vinyasa means breath-synchronized movement. This is our warm up as we link the movement of hatha yoga postures with an inhale and exhale.

    Zumba really gets us moving as we combine Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system.

    Yin Yoga is our cool down and is designed to gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form our joints.

    Embrace Body, Mind, Spirit and Friends, as you share in this movement experience.

    Cost: Drop In Fee or use your PranaShanti Class Card.
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  • Slow Flow + Aromatherapy
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    Slow Flow + Aromatherapy

    Saturday, April 25th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Slow Flow + Aromatherapy
    Treat yourself to an experience in yoga using your sense of smell and touch!
     
    Aromatherapy is an ancient, pan-cultural method of healing and relaxation that has powerful effects on your experience of the body and mind.
     
    During this 90 minute workshop, we'll open with a discussion on the benefits of different essential oils and their best uses. Then you'll enjoy an intelligently sequenced, thorough slow flow yoga practice, interspersed with the application of oils to produce a desired effect. Lots of hands-on support and sweet relaxation for all!
     
    Cost:  $25.00 per person.
     
    Note:  100% therapeutic grade essential oils by doTERRA will be used in this workshop. Please let us know if you have any essential oil allergies or sensitivities.
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  • Bhakti Yoga
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    Bhakti Yoga

    Sunday, April 26th, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
    Bhakti Yoga
    Bhakti yoga, the path of devotion, is a direct method for channeling emotions in a positive manner. The practitioner finds a safe and uplifting outlet for negative emotions rather than letting them build up inside.

    Bhakti Yoga, which has often been overlooked in western culture is the path of the heart, and the easiest path to enlightenment. Often people are more present in their minds, the seat of worries and doubts, whereas practicing Bhakti Yoga brings you to the heart, the seat of love and compassion.

    You will learn about Mantras and Bhajans (chants), the symbolism behind the most popular Hindu deities, as well as some traditional stories. As well, how the practice can help emotional people find balance, and people less emotional get in touch with their emotions in a safe manner. The afternoon will conclude with a puja, a ceremony to focus the heart and mind.

    Cost: $25.00 per person. You are welcome to bring flowers or fruit for the puja.


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  • Meditation: Deeper Self-Understanding
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    Meditation: Deeper Self-Understanding

    Monday, April 13th to Monday, May 11th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Meditation: Deeper Self-Understanding
    This series of 5 classes explores different forms of meditation to support you in developing a personal practice and/or a foundation for deeper self-understanding.
     
    Meditation instruction will include seated and walking practices. Each class will include practice, discussion, and a teaching. We will also explore the inter-relationships between yoga asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), and meditation throughout the series in order to better understand how to truly bring stillness to the patterns of the mind.

    Each class is themed and builds on the teachings of the previous class. It is encouraged to sign up for the whole series. Please note: students are welcome to drop in without registering for the whole series and will still benefit from the concepts and practices taught in any given individual class.

    Week 1  - April 13th - Understanding meditation within the context of Yoga: Yogash chitta vritti nirodhah (bringing stillness to the fluctuations of the mind) as the foundational teaching

    Week 2  - April 20th – Yoga as a system: Dhyana (meditation) and the inter-relationship between the 8 limbs of Yoga

    Week 3  - April 27th – Meditation and the law of impermanence: Witnessing the arising and passing of all matter

    Week 4  - May 4th – Internal vs. External awareness: Mindfulness and awakening practices for a life free from
    suffering

    Week 5  - May 11th – The True Self: Understanding the witness/ the perceiver that is You

    Cost: $80.00 for the 5 week series or $20.00 Drop-In fee.

    Please note: No prior yoga or meditation experience is required in order to benefit from this series.

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  • Chakra Balancing Series
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    Chakra Balancing Series

    Wednesday, April 8th to Wednesday, May 27th, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Chakra Balancing Series
    Awaken your energy and explore a deeper relationship with yourself…

    Working with the Chakra system offers a mind-body map for integrative healing. This 8-week series is experiential with discussion and resources to support home practice.

    Pranayama (breath control) and Asana (physical postures) will be shared for each chakra with Mantra (toning and chanting) and Mudra (hand gestures) to benefit physical and psychological health.

    Each class will conclude with Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) using Gong and other sonic tools for transformation.

    As we let go of fear and choose love, we begin to release long held tension in body and mind.
    Let us remember our inherent wholeness and trust our deep connection with all of life.

    Week 1 – Overview of the Chakra System
    Sensing your subtle energy and learning LifeForce Yoga Chakra Clearing Meditations

    Week 2 – Muladhara: Root Chakra
    Grounding in connection with Mother Earth to form a stable foundation
    *Reclaim your Right to be Here

    Week 3 – Svadhistana: Sacral Chakra
    Exploring the emotional waters within to embrace change and flow with life
    *Reclaim your Right to Feel

    Week 4 – Manipura: Solar Plexus Chakra
    Calling back your personal power to cultivate vitality and strength of will
    *Reclaim your Right to Act

    Week 5 – Anahata: Heart Chakra
    Opening your heart to accept yourself and others with compassion
    *Reclaim your Right to Love & Be Loved

    Week 6 – Vishuddha: Throat Chakra
    Communicating from a place of truth to honour your integrity and creativity
    *Reclaim your Right to Speak & Be Heard

    Week 7 – Ajna: Third Eye Chakra
    Connecting with your intuition and imagination to support your vision
    *Reclaim your Right To See & Be Seen

    Week 8 – Sahasrara: Crown Chakra
    Understanding from a point of pure awareness to experience unity and bliss
    *Reclaim your Right to Know
     
    Cost: $185.00 per person for the full series of 8 2.5-hour classes, $30.00 per person to Drop-in for one 2.5-hour class.
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  • Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Open House
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    Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Open House

    Wednesday, April 29th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Open House


    Interested in deepening your yoga practice on and off the mat?

    Interested in taking your experience to the next level by becoming a Yoga Teacher?

    PranaShanti Yoga Centre offers internationally recognized Yoga Teacher Training programs in Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. We are an approved 200-hour and 300-hour Registered Yoga School (RYS) through Yoga Alliance.

    To find out more about our upcoming Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, please join us for the Open House.

    Meet the Lead Trainer, learn about our program and bring your questions!

    Cost: Free

     

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  • Inner Vision Quest - Blindfolded Yoga
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    Inner Vision Quest - Blindfolded Yoga

    Thursday, April 30th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Inner Vision Quest - Blindfolded Yoga
    Turn your gaze inward as you take a journey on your mat without use of vision.
     
    Life is full of visual distractions, and the culture and technology of today can leave you well and truly overstimulated. The majority of information you receive is through your vision; You are constantly absorbing the information from the world around you – from billboards, TV, newspapers, cell phones, signs and symbols, to the expressions on the faces of others.
     
    Practicing yoga blindfolded is a time to slow down the asana practice, and tune deeper into the breath. The present moment becomes magnified. We will move mindfully and carefully through familiar poses – exploring the opportunity to feel more on the inside as the other senses become more in-tune and refined. Your mind must be more focused and present; if the mind wanders at all, or shifts to something outside of the body, you will sense the change.

    Practicing without the use of your vision allows you to connect to your deeper self, and to cultivate a renewed sense of self confidence. You will learn to trust yourself more fully, becoming more in tune with your intuition and the wisdom of your body.

    CostPranaShanti Class Card or Drop In Fee.

    "I just wanted to say how much I loved this evening’s hatha class. I’ve never done blindfolded yoga, and at first I was a little apprehensive. But in the end, I focused way more on how the poses felt rather than on how I thought they should look, so that made the whole sessions about me and my body… my ego kind of disappeared. It was a really nice experience, so thank you." ~ Anne

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