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  • Partner Yoga
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    Partner Yoga

    Saturday, November 1st, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Partner Yoga

    Partner Yoga is a great way to meet new people, a fun idea for a date, reconnecting with your spouse, or simply having fun with a friend!

    What’s better than one downward dog? Why, two of course! Yoga literally means “union”, and what better way to celebrate that than with a partner. No experience required – just your sense of adventure and humour!

    Cost: $20.00 per person or $35.00 per couple.

     
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  • Teen Yoga
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    Teen Yoga

    Sunday, November 2nd to Sunday, December 7th, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Teen Yoga

    A series of yoga classes for young teens (ages 12-17 years) to foster overall well-being, confidence and a relaxed mind. Yoga is a practice that is both invigorating and calming, so that your teen feels both the joyous energy of an aligned, open body as well as a calmer, more spacious mind.

    The classes will have both a strong (and fun!) yoga component, as well as guided bodywork meditations.

    Cost: $72.00 per person for the series. $14 per individual drop-in.

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  • Kundalini Meditation Meet Up
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    Kundalini Meditation Meet Up

    Sunday, November 2nd, 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 the Meditation to Expand into Intuitive Knowing, for 62 minutes.

    Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad, Sat Gur Prasad Ek Ong Kar

    This mantra is the only Kundalini mantra that comes with a warning. This is such a powerful and creative mantra that you must watch your thoughts and actions after you chant it. You will be in such a state of manifestation, that your thoughts will accelerate into being.

    Luckily, the energy within the mantra itself will help you switch your thoughts to the positive. It takes your own negative thought, stops it in its tracks and reverses it into positivity. A thought rides into your consciousness to be processed with Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad, and comes out pure with, Sat Gur Prasad Ek Ong Kar.” – Spirit Voyage

    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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  • Full Moon Healing Meditation
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    Full Moon Healing Meditation

    Thursday, November 6th, 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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  • PranaShanti Community Kirtan
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    PranaShanti Community Kirtan

    Friday, November 7th, 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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  • Teen Yoga
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    Teen Yoga

    Sunday, November 2nd to Sunday, December 7th, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Teen Yoga

    A series of yoga classes for young teens (ages 12-17 years) to foster overall well-being, confidence and a relaxed mind. Yoga is a practice that is both invigorating and calming, so that your teen feels both the joyous energy of an aligned, open body as well as a calmer, more spacious mind.

    The classes will have both a strong (and fun!) yoga component, as well as guided bodywork meditations.

    Cost: $72.00 per person for the series. $14 per individual drop-in.

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  • Nirinjan Kaur - Live in Ottawa
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    Nirinjan Kaur - Live in Ottawa

    Thursday, November 13th, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Nirinjan Kaur - Live in Ottawa
    PranaShanti Yoga Centre is delighted to host an evening of sacred chanting with Nirinjan Kaur (vocals and harmonium) and Matthew Schoening (electric cello).
     
    Our evening begins with a sacred sound and yoga/meditation workshop from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  Following a 30 minute intermission we will begin the concert at 7:30 pm.

    Ticket Options:
    • Workshop: $25.00 per person in advance, $30.00 per person day of
    • Concert: $25.00 per person in advance, $30.00 per person day of
    • Entire evening: $40.00 per person in advance, $50.00 per person day of
    • Children: under 12 $5.00 per child
    Tickets available for each event separately or SAVE when purchasing together.
     
    Join us in this blissful evening!
     
    About Nirinjan Kaur:
    Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa grew up with sacred music and Naad Yoga as a natural part of her life. This has been developed in study with classical Indian Master Ustaad Narinder Singh Sandhu in India. She is a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and graduate of Miri Piri Academy in Amritsar, India. She has a deep understanding of the Shabd Guru, and the sacred Naad, and this is reflected powerfully in her voice and her rendition of these ancient sacred mantras.
     
    Watch and listen to Nirinjan Kaur at:
     
    Learn more about Nirinjan Kaur's music at:  www.nirinjankaur.com/home.html
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  • Movie Night - "I Am" A Film by Tom Shadyac
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    Movie Night - "I Am" A Film by Tom Shadyac

    Friday, November 14th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Movie Night -

    From the director of BRUCE ALMIGHTY, THE NUTTY PROPFESSOR AND ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE
     
    What if the solution to the world's problems was right in front of us all along? 
    I AM - the shift is about to hit the fan!
     
    I AM is an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better?
     
    The filmmaker behind the inquiry is Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy practitioners and the creative force behind such blockbusters as “Ace Ventura,” “Liar Liar,” “The Nutty Professor,” and “Bruce Almighty.”
     
    However, in I AM, Shadyac steps in front of the camera to recount what happened to him after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Though he ultimately recovered, he emerged with a new sense of purpose, determined to share his own awakening to his prior life of excess and greed, and to investigate how he as an individual, and we as a race, could improve the way we live and walk in the world.

    Armed with nothing but his innate curiosity and a small crew to film his adventures, Shadyac set out on a twenty-first century quest for enlightenment.

    Meeting with a variety of thinkers and doers–remarkable men and women from the worlds of science, philosophy, academia, and faith–including such luminaries as David Suzuki, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Lynne McTaggart, Ray Anderson, John Francis, Coleman Barks, and Marc Ian Barasch – Shadyac appears on-screen as character, commentator, guide, and even, at times, guinea pig. An irrepressible “Everyman” who asks tough questions, but offers no easy answers, he takes the audience to places it has never been before, and presents even familiar phenomena in completely new and different ways. The result is a fresh, energetic, and life-affirming film that challenges our preconceptions about human behavior while simultaneously celebrating the indomitable human spirit.

    Cost: By donation. Suggested minimum donation is $5.  Donations are being given to Cornerstone Housing for Women. Cornerstone provides emergency shelter and supportive housing for a diversity of women in Ottawa.
     
    Popcorn will be served!
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  • Guided Sound Meditation
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    Guided Sound Meditation

    Saturday, November 15th, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Guided Sound Meditation
    Quantum physics has proven that everything has vibration, whether it is a table, a person, a planet or a cosmos. Wherever there is a sound, there is a vibration.

    Meditation has many benefits, including better emotional well-being, stress relief and a deeper spiritual connection with your Inner Self. Meditating with Tibetan Singing Bowls is an excellent practice, as their sound provides a strong point of focus and serves as a reminder to stay in the present moment.
     
    The sound vibrations emitted by the Tibetan singing bowls are rich in natural and soothing harmonics, which are the healing component of sound, affecting a person at the cellular level, triggering alertness, concentration and deep relaxation to open the flow of energy.
    You will be guided first through breathing techniques. Relaxed breathing is essential to create a centered and focused state of mind when you are meditating.
     
    After you have attained the proper state of mind, the singing bowls will be struck at different frequencies to relax specific areas of your body. Along with the sound, you will be guided through your meditation practice.

    How to prepare:

    • Wear loose comfortable clothing without buttons, zippers or jewelry
    • Do not consume any heavy meals at least two hours before the meditation.
    • Bring a yoga mat or a thick cotton blanket and an eye pillow or small towel.
    • Be sure to drink water.

    Cost: $25.00 per person.
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  • Children's Yoga Class - Diwali – the Celebration of Light!
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    Children's Yoga Class - Diwali – the Celebration of Light!

    Saturday, November 15th, 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Children's Yoga Class - Diwali – the Celebration of Light!
    Come join Victoria this fall for 4 different, creative and fun-filled yoga classes! With an equal balance of play and rest, kids will learn how to slow down, breathe, and feel joyful! They will gain a better awareness of their bodies through yoga poses which focus on balance, strength and acceptance.

    During class, the children will be invited to participate in yoga games, yoga songs, and yoga stories!

    These classes are offered once per month on Saturdays from 11:00 am to noon. Write them into your calendars!

    November's theme is "Diwali – the Celebration of Light"!

    Diwali is one of the most important festivals of India. It’s as big as Christmas, and many communities consider it their new year. Diwali is a festival of joy, prosperity and the triumph of light over dark, good over evil. We will explore these themes and learn about some Indian mythology!

    Cost: Children's Drop in Fee of $12 per class or sign up for all 4 classes for $42.00.

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

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  • Teen Yoga
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    Teen Yoga

    Sunday, November 2nd to Sunday, December 7th, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Teen Yoga

    A series of yoga classes for young teens (ages 12-17 years) to foster overall well-being, confidence and a relaxed mind. Yoga is a practice that is both invigorating and calming, so that your teen feels both the joyous energy of an aligned, open body as well as a calmer, more spacious mind.

    The classes will have both a strong (and fun!) yoga component, as well as guided bodywork meditations.

    Cost: $72.00 per person for the series. $14 per individual drop-in.

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  • New Moon Intention Setting
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    New Moon Intention Setting

    Thursday, November 20th, 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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  • Kundalini Trance Dance & Mantra Chants
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    Kundalini Trance Dance & Mantra Chants

    Friday, November 21st, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Kundalini Trance Dance & Mantra Chants
    A new & exciting event that will awaken heart n’ soul & allow for deep connection with one’s true nature of the Divine Self.

    This stimulating class offers physical expression through meditative trance dance (unique blends of Kundalini inspired body movements, healing sounds & breath) as preparation for blissful communal chanting meditation!

    Combining dance and chants provides participants with limitless inner journey experiences & promotes spiritual awakenings, emotional well-being & physical stamina. Once the physical body has been uplifted through transcend-dance, the pure energy of sound through mantra will change vibrational frequencies of human consciousness.

    Mantras are not small things, mantras have power. They are the minds’ vibration in relationship to the Cosmos. The science of mantra is based on the knowledge that sound is a form of energy having structure, power & a definite predictable effect on the chakras & the human psyche.” - Yogi Bhajan

    CostPranaShanti Class Card or Drop-in Fee.

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  • Mindful Awakening Urban Day Retreat
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    Mindful Awakening Urban Day Retreat

    Saturday, November 22nd, 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Mindful Awakening Urban Day Retreat

    FULL DAY Silent Retreat ~ 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Mindful Awakening Urban Day Retreat is a day of practice devoted to YOU in the soft, soothing and welcoming environment of the PranaShanti Yoga Centre.

    Join us for an day of nourishing practice including silent mindful and candlelit meditations along with Compassionate Awakening of the Heart (lead Dr. Kimberly Sogge, C.Psych. psychologist and experienced MBSR Teacher) and Deep Action of the Heart (lead by Peter Lloyd MBA, consultant, coach and MBSR Teacher-in-Training).

    Cost: $108.00 per person. Prior meditation experience is not required.

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  • Teen Yoga
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    Teen Yoga

    Sunday, November 2nd to Sunday, December 7th, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Teen Yoga

    A series of yoga classes for young teens (ages 12-17 years) to foster overall well-being, confidence and a relaxed mind. Yoga is a practice that is both invigorating and calming, so that your teen feels both the joyous energy of an aligned, open body as well as a calmer, more spacious mind.

    The classes will have both a strong (and fun!) yoga component, as well as guided bodywork meditations.

    Cost: $72.00 per person for the series. $14 per individual drop-in.

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  • Meditation - It's Not What You Think!
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    Meditation - It's Not What You Think!

    Sunday, November 23rd, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
    Meditation - It's Not What You Think!
     
    This introductory workshop provides students with the opportunity to explore various meditation techniques. Come and discover which techniques will best support your individual wellness. Handout included to facilitate student's development of personal meditation practice.
     
    Meditation helps to:
    • reduce stress
    • calm nervous system and improve immune system
    • create emotional balance
    • manage/alleviate chronic pain
    • increase creative awareness
    No experience required! To optimize your enjoyment of this experience please wear loose comfortable clothes and bring your mat, water, and a pen.
     
    Cost: $35.00 per person.
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  • Vinyasa, Zumba & Yin!
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    Vinyasa, Zumba & Yin!

    Friday, November 28th, 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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  • Yin Yoga 101
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    Yin Yoga 101

    Saturday, November 29th, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Yin Yoga 101
    Yin Yoga 101 is the ideal introduction to Yin Yoga!
    If you've never tried Yin Yoga, this workshop is for you!
    Not sure how to get started with Yin Yoga, this workshop is for you!

    Join Gitanjali for this fun, light-hearted introduction to Yin Yoga!

    Topics covered include:
    • Benefits of practicing Yin Yoga;
    • What to wear and what to bring to Yin Yoga class;
    • Overview of basic postures (asanas);
    • Questions and Answers.

    During this class we will do a short introductory Yin Yoga set which will cover basic Yin Yoga postures. There will be lots of time for questions and discussion. Leave with a good level of understanding of how to proceed with your Yin Yoga practice. Dress in comfortable clothing and bring your sense of humour.

    Cost: $40.00 per person and includes a yoga mat rental for the workshop, a PranaShanti tote bag, and 2 free class passes (expires 30 days from date of workshop). Included in the 2 free classes are 2 additional yoga mat rentals and a 2 page handout on Yin Yoga for you to take home.
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  • Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Open House
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    Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Open House

    Saturday, November 29th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Open House

    FREE INFORMATION SESSION

    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 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 Teacher Trainers, learn about our program and ask questions.

    Cost: Free

     

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  • Teen Yoga
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    Teen Yoga

    Sunday, November 2nd to Sunday, December 7th, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Teen Yoga

    A series of yoga classes for young teens (ages 12-17 years) to foster overall well-being, confidence and a relaxed mind. Yoga is a practice that is both invigorating and calming, so that your teen feels both the joyous energy of an aligned, open body as well as a calmer, more spacious mind.

    The classes will have both a strong (and fun!) yoga component, as well as guided bodywork meditations.

    Cost: $72.00 per person for the series. $14 per individual drop-in.

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