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October 2018
  • Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Winter - FREE Yoga Class with Q&A

    Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Winter - FREE Yoga Class with Q&A

    Thursday, October 18th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Winter - FREE Yoga Class with Q&A

    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, experience a yoga class and learn about our program. Bring your questions!
    Cost: Free
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  • PranaShanti Community Kirtan

    PranaShanti Community Kirtan

    Friday, October 19th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    PranaShanti Community Kirtan

    Kirtan- an ancient participatory music experience- offers another method of practicing yoga that brings one in contact with the divine within. This yoga of the heart, or yoga of devotion, 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 $10.00 in support of World Spinal Care ( Please stop by the Front Desk on your way in to register and make your donation.

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

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  • Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training

    Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training

    Friday, October 19th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training


    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.
    October 2018 to May 2019
    The Aquarian Teacher Training Level 1: Foundation® is the first level of a three tiered KRI Certified Teacher Training Program of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Upon the completion of this transformative course you will become a Certified Kundalini Yoga instructor and qualify to apply as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYS®) at the 200hr-level by Yoga Alliance.
    Throughout this 220+ hour, 8 month program, you will be part of a supportive, yogic community who will share this deep experience into the teachings with you. Taking the time to meet over nine weekends with manageable hours allows you to integrate the teachings gracefully into your daily life while respecting your personal, family and work obligations.
    You will be supported by a team of dedicated KRI Trainers who are members of the KRI Aquarian Academy and are available to you locally between weekends for the duration of the program and beyond. In this program life-long relationships and deep bonds of trust will form that fulfill the longing of the soul for fellowship and spiritual community.
    Foundations introduces the student to the principles and practices of the self-sensory human, and explores how Kundalini Yoga and yogic lifestyle can harmonise and uplift the human experience and awaken your true potential. There are six principle components in the Level One program:
    1. Kriya and Meditation: The foundation of Kundalini Yoga - The theory and practice of Kundalini Yoga kriyas (yoga sets), asanas, and mudras. Explore the nature of the mind and its training through Kundalini Yoga meditations, mantras and pranayam (breathing techniques).
    2. Humanology and Philosophy: The Lifestyle of a Kundalini Yoga Teacher - The history and tradition of Kundalini Yoga, as well as the underlying philosophy behind all yogic practices. The technologies of Kundalini Yoga as they apply to healing and humanology (the science of daily living), including diet, nutrition, and relationships.
    3. Anatomy and Physiology: Essentials of Yogic and Functional Anatomy - Traditional Western Anatomy, its purpose and function, including the respiratory, nervous, immune, musculoskeletal, circulatory, endocrine, and digestive systems and their relation to the practice and teaching of yoga. Also Yogic anatomy and the energy systems of the body including the chakras, nadis, pranas and vayus, and the the yogic bodies.
    4. Consciousness of a Teacher: Virtues and Values of Living in the Golden Chain - The skills and techniques to become an effective instructor, including practical strategies for teaching beginners, ethical guidelines, curriculum development, and the transformational role of the teacher in developing a successful yoga practice.
    5. The Master's Touch: Cultivating a Connection to the Master - Connect with Yogi Bhajan through DVD classes and study.
    6. The Practicum: Teaching from Day One - Practical experience instructing a yoga class under the supervision of a KRI Yoga Teacher Trainer, receiving written evaluation and student feedback.
    Believing that your learning is enriched and deepened by studying and learning from a variety of experienced trainers, PranaShanti brings in world renowned trainers from around the world. Our Teaching Team will lead you on your transformational journey of self mastery using the science and technology of Kundalini Yoga. All of our Teachers are KRI certified Teacher Trainers and always available to you.
    Your Training Team is:

    • Devinder Kaur ~ Ottawa - Lead Trainer, Owner and Director of PranaShanti
    • Guru Raj Kaur ~ Vancouver - Lead Trainer, co-foundering Director of Yoga West
    • Dr. Mahan Rishi Singh ~ Pennsylvania - Lead Trainer, Chiropractor, co-founder of Khalsa Healing Arts
    • Dev Suroop Kaur ~ New Mexico - Lead Trainer and Recording Artist
    • PranaShanti Teacher Faculty.

    • October 19-20-21, 2018;
    • November 16-17-18, 2018;
    • December 14-15-16, 2018;
    • January 18-19-20, 2019;
    • February 15-16-17, 2019;
    • March 15-16-17, 2019;
    • April 12-13-14, 2019;
    • May 24-25-26, 2019;
    • September 21, 2019 - White Tantric Yoga (Ottawa - fee not included);
    • Fridays 6:00PM - 9:00PM;
    • Saturdays 9:00AM - 6:00PM;
    • Sundays 9:00AM - 6:00PM.

    • $3,295.00 + HST; or
    • Payment Plan: Deposit of $500.00 + HST to reserve your space plus 7 monthly payments of $428.57 + HST. All payments to be complete before the course concludes.
    • Hold your space! A $500.00 + HST non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space in the program.
    The following is included in the course:
    • Course fees for all instruction (220 hours over 8 months);
    • All required KRI approved textbooks and manuals;
    • 20 Class Yoga Package at PranaShanti;
    • A one-year Membership to IKYTA - the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers' Association (value $130);
    • During training students receive 10% off purchases at PranaShanti for such items as CD's, books, yoga manuals, yoga clothing, yoga mats and sheepskins.
    Secure your space with a non-refundable $500.00 deposit.
    10% discount for full-time students, seniors and military.
    There is no refund for the $500.00 + tax deposit.

    Refunds for the balance of the course fees (minus a $500.00 Administration Fee) are available up to 5 days before the starting date. No refunds or credits will be provided after the course has started.
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  • Hot Stone Restorative Yoga Training

    Hot Stone Restorative Yoga Training

    Saturday, October 20th, 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Hot Stone Restorative Yoga Training

    For ALL Yoga Teachers!
    Join Anne Wanda Tessier (E-RYT) for a one-day Hot Stone Restorative Yoga Training.

    Program Outline:
    You will experience a Hot Stone Restorative class and learn about the history and benefits of this practice. In this training you will learn how use Hot Stones in your Restorative Yoga classes.
    Find out how the use of basalt stones help to relax muscles, ground the body and provide comfort and healing to your students.
    You will have the opportunity to practice using the hot-stones, as well as learn how to sequence a Restorative Yoga class with the use of stones.

    Your Trainer:
    Anne Wanda Tessier is an E-RYT 200 certified Yoga Teacher and has been teaching various styles of yoga for over the past four years. Anne took a leave from her busy routine and set out to complete her RYT 200 hatha yoga teacher training in Bali, Indonesia in 2013. At the time, she was finding it tough to balance a healthy lifestyle, work, while also maintaining her yoga practice. She wanted to fully understand the benefits of regular yoga on the body, mind and spirit, and came back restored and ready to share her knowledge with others.
    Since then, she has accumulated over 1000 teaching hours, and completed several trainings focusing primarily on restorative, yin, and therapeutic yoga. Over the past several years, Anne has taken several workshops on assisting students in poses, sequencing, use of props, and specialized workshops focusing on various medical conditions.
    Anne is also interested in how our spine health, and energy is linked to the function of the organs in the body. Anne enjoys sharing these useful tools, and insights with her students.

    Dates and Times:
    Saturday, October 20, 2018
    11 am to 5 pm

    Cost and Registration:
    $225.00 per person.
    Refunds (minus a $150 Administration Fee) are available up to September 30, 2018. No refunds after this date or after the course commences.
    Students must have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training. Prior certification to teach yoga is a prerequisite for this course. For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers the credits for this training can be applied towards a 200 hour certification and is eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance.

    Maximum Registration: 16 students
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  • Jai-Jagdeesh LIVE IN CONCERT - Down Come the Walls

    Jai-Jagdeesh LIVE IN CONCERT - Down Come the Walls

    Monday, October 22nd, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Jai-Jagdeesh LIVE IN CONCERT - Down Come the Walls

    Down Come The Walls - Album Debut!
    In a beautifully bold and vulnerable declaration of the glory of being human, “Down Come The Walls” explores divinity, passion, heartbreak, and authenticity in an exquisite musical journey.
    It is said that a person’s cracks are where the light gets in. In this case, Jai-Jagdeesh has decisively demolished her entire facade to reveal a blazing majesty that is nothing short of magnificent.

    Time:  Concert begins at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. No reserved seating.

    Venue: St. Paul's University, Amphitheater, 223 Main, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1S 1C4

    Tickets: $35.00 per person before September 30, $45.00 per person thereafter.

    "There is devotional music, and then there is music that is pure devotion. This is Jai-Jagdeesh. You can feel it. It flows from her lips like pure nectar of the Divine.” – Aykanna

    About Jai-Jagdeesh:
    Jai-Jagdeesh's journey as a singer began nearly 25 years ago, in a temple in India.
    Spending her formative years in Northern India - and traveling as a musical representative for Yogi Bhajan's foreign education program - set the foundation for a deep devotion to the sacred texts of the Kundalini yoga tradition & the Sikh faith. Between then and now, her innovative spirit has walked many artistic paths: actress, classical Indian dancer, photographer, and writer. With music at the forefront, she is effervescently expressive.
    Jai-Jagdeesh’s unique combination of sacred sounds and soulful authenticity continues to connect deeply with audiences as she records, tours, plays festivals, and gives vocal workshops around the world. Her debut album, 'I Am Thine', a combination of sacred mantras and powerful English lyrics, was released in the summer of 2011 to record sales and acclaim. Her second full-length studio album, 'Of Heaven & Earth', climbed up to #6 on Billboard's New Age Music chart within the first few weeks of its release. Her two Kundalini mantra meditation CDs, 'The Expansive Spirit' (2012) and 'Miracles Abound' (2015) are designed as practices, and are full of deep, transformative resonance.
    With ‘Down Come The Walls,’ a groundbreaking new studio album released in May of 2018, Jai-Jagdeesh continues to inspire great courage in fans around the world, opening hearts and uplifting spirits everywhere she goes. To find her out on the road, visit the tour page.
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  • Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance

    Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance

    Tuesday, October 23rd, 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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  • Parent & Baby Yoga

    Parent & Baby Yoga

    Wednesday, October 24th, 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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    Friday, October 26th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

    Get ready to move, raise your energy
    and chill out too!
    Combining elements of yoga, breathwork, movement and Zumba, this class is a joyful, cardio pumping, calorie burning, easy-to-follow dance and movement class that features dance rhythms set to high energy Latin & international beats.
    Enjoy a slow cool down that gently stretches and carries you into a deep relaxation.
    CostPranaShanti Class Card or Drop-In Fee.
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  • Workshop - Prenatal Yoga - 4 Week Series

    Workshop - Prenatal Yoga - 4 Week Series

    Saturday, October 27th to Saturday, November 17th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Workshop - Prenatal Yoga - 4 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 $90.00 for all 4 sessions. Space is limited to ensure individual and personalized attention.
    ***Our gift to YOU!***For those signing up for the 4 classes, to continue your practice, you will also receive 2 complimentary class passes (added to your account on the first day of the series) to attend any of our Drop-In classes - a $40.00 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.
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  • Children's Yoga Class - A Halloween Adventure!

    Children's Yoga Class - A Halloween Adventure!

    Saturday, October 27th, 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Children's Yoga Class - A Halloween Adventure!

    Join Victoria this fall for 3 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. Children will be invited to participate in yoga games, yoga songs, and yoga stories!
    These classes are offered on Saturdays once per month. Write them into your calendars!

    Ages 4-9 years old.

    Come dressed up in costume for this fun class! With an element of mystery and excitement, we will spark the imagination as we go on a ghostly Halloween adventure… A “spooky” craft included. Boo!

    Cost: $12.00 per child or sign up for all 3 classes for $31.50 per child.
    Parents are welcome to drop children off or stay and join the class. 1 parent per child please.
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  • Workshop - Elemental Astrology & Tantrik Yoga with Brian & Debbie

    Workshop - Elemental Astrology & Tantrik Yoga with Brian & Debbie

    Sunday, October 28th, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Workshop - Elemental Astrology & Tantrik Yoga with Brian & Debbie
    Explore the Zodiac!
    In this workshop, we will explore the 12 signs of the Zodiac from an elemental and archetypal perspective, connecting each to the cycle of the seasons.You will learn about your own Sun Sign, and how it can help reveal an essential component of your nature, purpose and constitution. With this knowledge, we will discover which herbs and Elemental Yogic practices can help bring us balance according to our own particular needs.
    You'll be guided through an Elemental Tantrik Yoga practice where we explore mantra, chakra meditation and pranayama techniques to invoke and balance the elemental energies as well as 6 vinyasa mandalas inspired by earth, water, fire, air, sun and moon that you can incorporate into your daily ritual as whole body prayer to the life-giving and life-sustaining forces of nature. The workshop will finish with a restorative sound bath to help with integration.
    Cost: SAVE by signing up before September 30 for $65.00 per person. $75.00 per person thereafter. Handouts will be provided.
    About Your Teachers:
    Brian James (Sagittarius/Pisces Rising) and Debbie Stapleton (Capricorn/Cancer Rising) have been married for 11 years and teaching together for the past 5 years. Individually and as a couple, they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge drawn from decades of studying yoga, music, astrology and shamanism.
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  • Kundalini Meditation Meet Up

    Kundalini Meditation Meet Up

    Sunday, October 28th, 11:30am - 1:00pm
    Kundalini Meditation Meet Up

    PranaShanti hosts quarterly Meditation Meet Ups for all KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teachers, Teachers in Training and experienced students. This is a time to come together, to catch up with old friends and practice a meditation that helps to develop our caliber and projection.
    In this Meditation Meet Up we will practice 62 minutes of the Master's Touch Meditation: "Aad Sach, Jugaad Sach, Hai Bhee Sach, Naanak Hosee Bhee Sach".
    This mantra translates as: "Primal Truth, True for all Time, True at this Instant, Oh Nanak, Forever True." These are the four stages of truth that must prevail through one touch. It is recorded in the scriptures that this meditation is to be practiced for 2-1/2 hours.  However, it is up to you how long you practice. This is a personal sadhana and does not replace group sadhana in the Amrit Vela."

    62 minutes of meditation changes the grey matter in the brain. The subconscious “shadow mind” and the outer projection are integrated.
    Cost: A donation to the KRI Library of Teachings is gratefully accepted.
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