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  • Workshop - Yoga + Breathwork
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    Workshop - Yoga + Breathwork

    Monday, January 20th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Workshop - Yoga + Breathwork

    Join Paula for a unique class that harnesses the fluid movement of Yoga and the healing power of Breathwork in order to connect to yourself.
     
    There is so much that can get in the way of loving and accepting ourselves deeply and completely. Breathwork is an active meditation technique that uses a simple repetitive breath pattern to purge the body and nervous system of emotional blockages.
     
    The experience will create a safe space to move and eliminate stuck energy, shed layers of anxiety, feelings of unworthiness, and suppressed fear, rage and sadness. It will leave you feeling more connected within to your heart, spirit and intuition.
     
    If you’ve been craving a deeper healing experience, more self-love, are feeling stuck, this is most definitely the class for you.
     
    Please bring a journal, an eye mask (if you have it!) and a pillow. Wear comfortable yoga clothing with layers.
     
    Cost: $40.00 per person in advance. $45.00 per person day of.
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  • New Moon Meditation for Prosperity & Abundance
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    New Moon Meditation for Prosperity & Abundance

    Thursday, January 23rd, 5:45pm - 7:15pm
    New Moon Meditation for Prosperity & Abundance

    "Prosperity is a state produced immediately by the mind. When the sun comes out of the clouds, everything is lit. When the mind comes out of duality, prosperity is there."- Yogi Bhajan
     
    Meditating at the time of the New Moon intensifies our intentions and makes it an ideal time to focus on prosperity (personal and business) and abundance using the energy of the New Moon combined with Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations. Prosperity and abundance come in many forms. 
     
    When one’s internal attitude is out of alignment, it doesn’t matter what that person has or doesn’t have in the material world.  When we connect with an internal attitude of prosperity, we become like a magnet. The abundance of the universe flows to us.
     
    Our class includes breath work (pranayam), a short yoga set (kriya) for awareness, a prosperity meditation followed by a deep relaxation (savasana) in the celestial sounds and vibrations of two Gongs.

    Cost: PranaShanti Class Card or Drop-in Fee.
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  • Ayurveda Day Retreat
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    Ayurveda Day Retreat

    Saturday, January 25th, 11:30am - 6:00pm
    Ayurveda Day Retreat

    A day of rejuvenation and inspiration through Yoga and Ayurveda this Vata Season.
     
    Join us for the perfect at home retreat day designed to have you moving through the start of the New Year with ease and grace!
     
    Delight in insightful conversation and community, alongside educational and practical teachings to upgrade and uplift your life. Offering the best of Ayurveda and Yoga, we've created a sublime urban day retreat experience. This will be a healing day of learning to awaken your body, mind and spirit.
     
    Lecture Sessions will include:

    Elemental Healing:
    Explore the 5-element theory to inform and explore how they guide health and vitality for well-being during Vata Season.

    Mindful Eating:
    An insightful discussion and practice on how to understand food, eating and what is good for you during this long cold season!

    Healing Spices:
    Turn your kitchen cabinet into a tea arsenal. Learn qualities of spices as teas, how to combine and make healing decoctions.

    Radiant Beauty:
    Discover Ayurveda's ancient secrets to beautiful skin that glows from the inside out.
     
    Date and Timings: Saturday, January 25 - 11:30 am to 6 pm
     
    • Morning Practice
    • Morning Lecture
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon Lecture
    • Afternoon Practice
    • Tea and Snack Break
    • Yoga Nidra
     
    Your day retreat includes:

    • Healthy vegetarian foods
    • Tea and snacks
    • 3 Complimentary Yoga Classes
    • Infrared Sauna session to use at your convenience
    • A generous Gift Bag of healing goodies for you to enjoy at home and continue your self-care
     
    Dress in yoga attire or comfortable clothes that you can move in easily.
     
    Cost: $225.00 per person. SAVE $30.00 by registering on or before November 30, 2019 for $195.00 per person.
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  • Workshop - Family Yoga
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    Workshop - Family Yoga

    Saturday, January 25th, 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Workshop - Family Yoga
     
     A beautiful class for the whole family!
     
    Child centered and created for fun, this playful class builds and nurtures family connection through yoga stories, games, movement, breath, laughter, relaxation and mindfulness activities. Time to unplug and strengthen family bonds.

    Cost: $30.00 for up to 4 participants (maximum of 2 adults and 2 children, ages 3 – 12 years old).

    Registration and payment in advanced is required.
     
    Please bring a yoga mat for each participant or rental mats are available at the Front Desk for $2.00 each.
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  • Workshop - Pelvic Floor, Yoga & Therapy Ball Work
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    Workshop - Pelvic Floor, Yoga & Therapy Ball Work

    Saturday, January 25th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Workshop - Pelvic Floor, Yoga & Therapy Ball Work
    SOLD OUT!

    With Jenna Swizter, Yoga Teacher, and Rachel Marcotte, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
     
    A supportive, small group workshop for women to connect to their centre of creative expression and sexuality, the pelvic floor. Become empowered through a better understanding and connection to your pelvic floor with a combination of therapy ball work, yoga poses, and energetic discussion.
     
    This workshop, co-lead by Jenna Switzer and pelvic floor physiotherapist Rachel Marcotte, is designed to educate and empower women in their understanding of this intimate area.
     
    Whether you are looking to heal pelvic floor dysfunction or pain, build intimacy with your inner creative, connect deeper to your core anatomy, or simply experience the feminine yoni energy, this workshop will give you the key tools to complete your self-care practice.

    Cost: $125.00 per person. Space is limited to a maximum of 15 women to provide a supportive environment. Pre-registration is required.
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  • Workshop - Yin & Massage
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    Workshop - Yin & Massage

    Sunday, January 26th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    Workshop - Yin & Massage

    Treat Yourself with Nourishing Massage and Restful Yin Yoga!
     
    You will experience the warm and loving hands of Christine Lamothe, RMT, and Yoga Teacher, Cat Doyle, while being guided in Yin yoga poses.
     
    Yin Yoga is practiced passively with longer held poses (3-5 minutes) mainly focused on the lower body. In the body, yin is represented by the stiffer connective tissues (ligaments, tendons and fascia) and joints.
     
    Join us for 2 hours of Yin and Massage. You are not going to want to miss this!
     
    Cost: $65.00 per person.
     
    Maximum 24 participants to ensure everyone receives quality time and attention in this most blissful experience!
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  • Star Reiki Master Level
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    Star Reiki Master Level

    Sunday, January 26th, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Star Reiki Master Level

    Master Your Power and Enhance your Unique Healing Potential! Star Reiki builds on traditional USUI Reiki and encompasses all healing modalities and all ways to connect with Oneness.
     
    The Master Level training consists of 10 contact hours (two 5 hour sessions), plus additional self-study and practical hours. It includes copies of both the Star Reiki Level 1 and Level 2 manuals (if you are new to Star Reiki), as well as Master level information for you to keep and continue your practice.
     
    Outline
     
    Contact Hours
     
    • Overview of the traditional USUI Reiki Master Symbol and using INTENTION in the Star Reiki method of Connecting to Oneness
    • Soul level healing and beyond. The Star Reiki approach primarily uses INTENTION and always accesses the infinite potential of healing from Oneness
    • A Unique Star Reiki Master Level Attunement incorporating Yin Yoga (no experience necessary)
    • Overview of Star Reiki and Practicing the Techniques: Principles of: Intention, Love (Energy), Grounding Opening Up to Tap into Oneness Healing Hands and Beyond (4 Clairs/Angels/Mediumship/Psychic Realms)
    • Grounding
    • Giving and Receiving Healing in the Client/Practitioner Style In-Person and via Distance
     
    Self Study, 10-15 hours
     
    • Reading (or re-reading) the Star Reiki Level 1 and 2 Manuals and practicing the exercises
    • Discovering and Enhancing your Own Unique Healing Gifts through practice sessions
    • Practice Star Reiki Sessions, In-Person and Distance Reiki – a minimum of five sessions is required, up to ten is recommended, with session notes to be handed in
    • Support During and Post-training
     
    This training is open to anyone who has any previous Reiki Level 1, 2 (and/or 3) certification of ANY kind. No previous yoga experience required. A regular practice of self-healing and practicing on others, is beneficial. If you are already certified with any previous Reiki Master Level and wish to strengthen your intuition, this experience will also be beneficial to you!
     
    Dates and Times
    • Sunday, January 26, 2020: 12 pm to 5 pm
    • Sunday, March 8, 2020: 12 pm to 5 pm
     
    Cost and Registration
     
    $300.00 per person before December 15, 2019, $350.00 per person thereafter.

    Fee includes the Star Reiki Master Level manual to take home and continue with practice plus the Star Reiki Level 1 and 2 manuals, if you are new to Start Reiki.
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  • LoveYourBrain Yoga Drop In Class
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    LoveYourBrain Yoga Drop In Class

    Monday, January 27th, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    LoveYourBrain Yoga Drop In Class

    A combination of gentle yoga, guided breathing and meditation practices, as well as a short discussion and community building at the end of practice.
     
    This monthly class is brain-friendly: low lighting, no music, and many options are offered to support all students in finding a healing yoga experience.
     
    The LoveYourBrain Drop In Yoga Class is based on the 6-week LoveYourBrain Yoga Series; a free program at PranaShanti for people who have sustained a Concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). 
     
    OPEN TO ALL! We encourage everyone on the LoveYourBrain waitlist, graduates of the program, people who have been touched by brain injury, or anyone who is looking for a gentle, healing, meditative, and brain-friendly yoga practice to attend.

    Cost: PranaShanti Class Card or Drop In Fee. 
     
    If you successfully completed the LoveYourBrain 6-week Series, you may attend this class at the special $5.00 fee for 6-months following your 6-week Series.
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  • Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Training
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    Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Training

    Friday, January 31st, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Training
     
    Yoga can offer amazing benefits for pregnancy, labour and parenthood; however, there are things that teachers and practitioners need to know!

    This interactive course is designed for anyone keen to learn more about Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga, including yoga teachers, fitness instructors, doulas and other health professionals as well as parents to be.

    This course will share practices for each stage of the journey from yoga support for conception to partner yoga for pregnancy and labour to yogic recommendations for postpartum recovery to parent/baby yoga poses for bonding. Resources will also be provided to comfort women in the event of pregnancy loss.

    Topics covered:


    • Anatomy and physiology specifically related to Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga. Benefits of Yoga for fertility, pregnancy, labour, postpartum, and parenthood.
    • Teaching Yoga classes for this population and adapting any class to meet the needs of prenatal and postnatal women (best practices, things to avoid, modifications, and contraindications).
    • Breathwork, postures, meditation, and chanting for pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period.
    • Common conditions related to posture, core and pelvic floor issues. Teacher ethics, scope of practice, business considerations, and marketing services in the community.

    Learning Objectives:


    • Ability to confidently and safely teach yoga classes designed for pregnant and postnatal women.
    • Capacity to tailor any style of class or practice for pregnant and postnatal women.
    • Understand and address prenatal and postnatal conditions, including practices that can help and things to avoid.

    Re-requisite Reading:

    Recommended but not required: Book: Prepare to Push by Kim Vopni

    Assignment:

    In class mini practicum and written lesson plan for both stages.
     
    Dates and Timings:

    Friday, January 31 to Sunday, February 2, 2020.
    • Friday: 6 pm to 9 pm.
    • Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 6 pm each day.

    Cost: $495.00 per person.
     
    Note: This course is open to the general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga practice is recommended for participation.
     
    Please consult the course outline and complete the required readings listed (if any) before the start of the course: http://pranashanti.com/services/300-hour-teacher-training-schedule/
     
    300 Hour Program - Elective Module - 20 Hours
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  • 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Registration
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    300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Registration

    Friday, January 31st, 9:00am - 9:00pm
    300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Registration

    PranaShanti Yoga Centre’s HYTT 300-Hour Program is a comprehensive course of study that delves deeply into all aspects of Yoga, thus, building on the knowledge and skills developed at the 200-Hour Level.
     
    This self-paced modular approach to advanced Yogic education allows you to customize a pathway based on your own unique needs. Believing in studying with a variety of highly trained teachers increases everyone’s knowledge and depth of experience, our dedicated and skilled faculty deliver a well-rounded curriculum that enables you to refine your expertise in particular areas of interest due to their areas of specialization.
     
    To Register: Please complete the Registration Form, link below, sign, and submit with your $150.00 Program Registration Fee.
     
    This fee covers program administration throughout your studies. Registration closes end of day Wednesday, January 31st, 2019.
     

    Cost: $150.00 per person.
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