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October 2016
  • I'm Here for the Savasana!

    I'm Here for the Savasana!

    Thursday, October 27th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    I'm Here for the Savasana!

    In today's fast-paced lifestyle more and more people are finding it difficult to be still.
    Join Anne for a two hour workshop dedicated entirely to the pose Savasana, otherwise know as corpse pose.
    Learn about the benefits of this posture as well as the effects it has on the body, mind, organs and nervous system. We will explore various options for savasana including modifications with the use of props to fully support the body as well as options without the use of props.
    Delve into the art to being still and discover how you can take this challenging pose and make it one of your most blissful ones! 
    Cost:  $35.00 per person. Option to bring an eye pillow.
    More About Anne
    Anne has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years and obtained her RYT200 in Bali, Indonesia in 2013. She has obtained her Relax and Renew Training certification with Judith Hanson Lasater in 2014 and has assisted Judith in recent trainings. Anne has taught regular Hatha, yin and restorative classes for the past two years.
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  • Chair Yoga Training

    Chair Yoga Training

    Friday, October 28th to Sunday, October 30th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Chair Yoga Training
    SOLD OUT!  A waiting list is available.

    For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!

    Chair Yoga adapts traditional yoga poses so that they can be done with a chair for support, making yoga more accessible for all people. Our society is aging and there are many people unable to practice a standard yoga class. Chair yoga also provides a gentle but effective practice for those with mobility or disability issues.

    The chair takes the place of the yoga mat, and poses are seated or supported by the chair. You get a warm-up, stretching and strengthening, whether you're coming off a sports injury, challenged by the physical limits of aging, or have been sitting for too many hours at your desk.

    Program Outline:

    This program will offer you the tools to help you and/or your students build strength, awareness and confidence as well as to increase well-being both physically and mentally. Learn how to work with this ever growing group who can get so much benefit from the practice of yoga with the assistance of a chair!

    This program is Yoga Alliance recognized and consists of 15 hours of contact teaching. Topics covered include:

    • Teaching a 30-60 min chair yoga class
    • Teaching to a group living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
    • Teaching a group with Multiple Sclerosis and other causes of limited mobility
    • Teaching chair yoga for office workers
    • Working with other common issues that make a chair necessary
    • How to set up the class and how to teach from a chair
    • Practicum – Students will have the opportunity to practice teaching
    • Anatomy of aging
    • Mental aspects of aging
    • Yoga Philosophy and aging
    • Meditation and Mantras
    • Storytelling and other ways to share the yogic philosophy
    • How to find work as a chair yoga instructor
    • Volunteer opportunities

    Yoga Trainer:

    Michael Hutkins is a 500hr trained teacher in the Sivananda lineage. He has been teaching yoga for 15 years and Chair Yoga for the past 6, making yoga accessible and fun for people of all ages and abilities. He is always amazed at how open seniors are to every aspect of yoga, from the physical to meditation, philosophy and even chanting.

    Dates & Times:

    • Friday, October 28, 2015 – 7 pm to 9 pm (Chair Yoga Class experience)
    • Saturday, October 29, 2015 – 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
    • Sunday, October 30, 2015 – 11:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Cost & Registration:

    $295.00 per person.

    Fee includes the training, handouts, manual and 2 ‘play-shop classes’ at PranaShanti Yoga Centre to practice your Chair Yoga skills.

    Refunds (minus a $150 Administration Fee) are available up to 5 days before the start of the course. No refunds after the course commences.

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

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

    Minimum Registration: 15 students
    Maximum Registration: 24 students


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

    In deep gratitude,
    Sandy Jones, Certified Yoga Instructor

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  • Chakra and Yin Yoga Master Class

    Chakra and Yin Yoga Master Class

    Saturday, October 29th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Chakra and Yin Yoga Master Class

    Join Lana Boyuk and Stéphane Ippersiel for a sweet combination yoga practice, where the intention of Chakra Yoga is complemented by the gentleness of Yin Yoga.

    Chakra Yoga was designed to open and activate each chakra through postures, bio-energetic exercises, breathing practices, mantras, and guided meditation. Often referred to as “the quiet practice” Yin Yoga subtly but effectively targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and the joints.

    Lana will lead you with ease and grace through the Chakra practice, focusing on the lower three chakras. Stéphane will then guide you through the Yin sequence while weaving in the upper 4 chakras. He will seal the practice with a Gong meditation.

    Cost:  $30.00 per person.

    About Lana:

    Lana is a yoga teacher, holistic practitioner, and women’s self care life coach.

    With over 20 years of experience teaching yoga and holistic health, Lana is an embodied example of grace and radiance. She challenges her students to find their edges in their yoga practice, and gently nurtures them as they grow past what they thought was possible. Lana is known for the wisdom and spiritual energy her yoga classes and chakra trainings are infused with. Get ready to transform.

    Lana was originally certified as a Sivananda Yoga Teacher in 2001 and was the owner of Sudbury’s first yoga studio; OM Yoga Space. Lana has continued to study various forms of yoga; Chakra Yoga Flow with Seane Corn, Chakra Psychology with Anodea Judith, Kundalini, and, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy.

    To learn more about Lana’s offerings, go to

    About Stephane:

    When it comes to yoga, Stéphane is all about balance. He strives for a “just right” combination of Yin and Yang when teaching yoga.

    Stéphane prefers to place the accent on fundamentals: proper alignment (with a clear understanding that every one of our bodies is unique), connection to the ground and relaxed breathing.

    Stéphane was originally certified as a Power Yoga Teacher in 2011 and has accumulated over 850 hours of yoga teacher training since.

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  • Kundalini Meditation Meet Up

    Kundalini Meditation Meet Up

    Saturday, October 29th, 11:00am - 12:30pm
    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 2 cycles of the Siri Gaitri Mantra, a classic healing meditation.

    "Ra Ma Da Sa, Sa Say So Hung is the mantra for the sacred healing meditation first taught in the Summer of 1973. This healing meditation is used to pray for healing energy for our friends, family, and ourselves.

    Kundalini Yoga practitioners have been using this meditation for the last four and a half decades when you want to send healing energy to a loved one or need healing yourself.

    Practicing the mudra and the mantra properly will optimize the energy flow and will make this meditation all the more potent."


    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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  • Energetic Cleanse with Tibetan Singing Bowls

    Energetic Cleanse with Tibetan Singing Bowls

    Sunday, October 30th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Energetic Cleanse with Tibetan Singing Bowls
    Explore the healing power of vibrational sound with Tibetan Singing Bowls
    Sound healing is an effective and proven modality that uses vibrational sound to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace, well being and better health.
    During our 2 hour workshop you will experience  Restorative and Yin Yoga to soothe the nervous system and stimulate the connective tissues through body nourishing postures using bolsters, blankets and eye pillows.
    Additionally, throughout the session you will be individually cleansed at a cellular and auric level with the healing notes of Tibetan Singing Bowls as they are played around you and near you. 
    Workshop is limited to a maximum of 8 participants to ensure full and dedicated individual attention.
    Cost: $60.00 per person in advance, $65.00 per person day of.
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