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  • A Spiritual Badass’ Path of Forgiveness Information Session
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    A Spiritual Badass’ Path of Forgiveness Information Session

    Sunday, September 15th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    A Spiritual Badass’ Path of Forgiveness Information Session
     
    Spiritual Badass’ Path of Forgiveness
    FREE Information Session

    Meet the facilitator of the Spiritual Badass’ Path of Forgiveness, Sarah Allen, RMT!

    Learn more about the upcoming Master Class, ask your questions and enjoy a complimentary mini class, a sample of how our upcoming weekend will unfold and the powerful act of Forgiveness.

    Cost: FREE. Pre-registration is recommended.
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  • Workshop - Yin & Marma Sound Healing
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    Workshop - Yin & Marma Sound Healing

    Sunday, September 15th, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Workshop - Yin & Marma Sound Healing

    Join Joanna & Stéphane for a healing session of Yin while bathing in the sublime vibrations of the Handpan and Tibetan bowls.
     
    Joanna will lead you into Yin Yoga, a gentle practice of postures held on the ground in a relaxed manner with an attitude of observation and acceptance. The postures are held for several minutes to reach the deep connective tissues such as fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints so as to release blocked energy while relaxing the nervous system.
     
    To deepen our practice, a mindful acupressure offering will seal the session while you relax and bathe in the peaceful sounds of the instruments played by Stéphane.
     
    Developed in India centuries ago, Marma Chikitsa is one of the healing methods used in Ayurveda, the Science of Life. Joanna uses these vital energy points as a bridge between body, mind and spirit through gentle touch on the skin’s surface.
     
    Cost:  $65.00 per person.
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  • Workshop - Prenatal Yoga - 4 Week Series
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    Workshop - Prenatal Yoga - 4 Week Series

    Monday, September 16th to Monday, October 7th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    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.

    Dates:
    • Monday, September 16, 2019
    • Monday, September 23, 2019
    • Monday, September 30, 2019
    • Monday, October 7, 2019
     
    Cost: $30.00 per session or $108.00 for all 4 sessions. Space is limited to ensure individual and personalized attention.
     
    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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  • Instructing with Therapy Balls
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    Instructing with Therapy Balls

    Tuesday, September 17th to Tuesday, October 8th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Instructing with Therapy Balls

    Learn to integrate therapy balls into your teaching
     
    Therapy balls stimulate trigger points in the muscles and release tension in stressed areas. They are becoming increasingly popular as an additional prop, tool and technique in classes and with one-on-one clients because they:
     
    • are an effective self-exercise aid that can strengthen muscles, open joints, increase spinal flexibility and stimulate blood flow;
    • increase neuromuscular connections;
    • come in a variety of sizes and degrees of firmness to penetrate specific areas of the body;
    • are recommended for anyone who suffers pain and stiffness from tension, working at a computer, driving, or participating in fitness training or sports;
    • can be integrated into a variety of styles of movement classes.
     
    Course Description
     
    In this course you will learn:
     
    • how to teach self massage or self-myofascial release using therapy balls as a tool and technique in any teaching or personal training setting;
    • how to sequence a self massage session or class including routines for: shoulders, hips, core and full body massage; various techniques for tissue mobilization; and
    • how to modify for injuries and common conditions.
     
    Massage with the therapy balls helps to relieve pain and mobilize “stuck” areas in the body, while also creating mental and physiological down-regulation and increasing body and spatial awareness.
     
    Help students and clients put the power of massage and healing into their own hands. Students and clients will experience immediate results that empower them in their movement practice and daily lives.
     
    Week 1: We’ll learn the basic techniques of therapy ball massage, review methods to massage and stimulate muscles of the shoulders and upper body, as well as review basic anatomy. Q & A time.
     
    Week 2: Review therapy ball techniques, discuss further methods to stimulate tissues and increase neuromuscular connections, learn tips to massage the hips and lower body, as well as continue to review anatomy. Q & A time.
     
    Week 3: Review previous techniques, explore massage methods for abdominals, psoas, low back, and other areas of the core. Discuss up-regulating and down-regulating the nervous system through therapy ball work. Q & A time.
     
    Week 4: Students will be offered an opportunity to create their own mini sequence with the therapy balls and offer it to the group in a way that best aligns with their teaching or training needs. Discussion and feedback will follow.
     
    Dates and Times:

    • 4 weekly evening sessions
    • Tuesdays, September 17 to October 8, 2019
    • 6 pm to 8 pm each evening
     
    Cost: $225.00 per person.
     
    For 200 hour trained Yoga Teachers, this course is eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance.
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  • Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - 300 Hour Program - Info. Session
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    Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - 300 Hour Program - Info. Session

    Wednesday, September 18th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - 300 Hour Program - Info. Session

    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.

    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 Hatha Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training, please join us for the Information Session.
     
     
    Cost: Free.
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  • YOGA 201: A Foundational Series
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    YOGA 201: A Foundational Series

    Thursday, September 19th to Thursday, October 17th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    YOGA 201: A Foundational Series

    A 5-week series consisting of five 90-minute classes. Ideal for those that have completed our Yoga 101 series or for anyone with a basic understanding of yoga and looking to refresh the fundamentals of their yoga practice or gain a more solid foundation.
     
    These classes are designed to further the exploration of  yoga postures, breath-work and meditation.

    Week 1: Forward bends and hip openers
    Week 2: Headstand and variations
    Week 3: Back bends
    Week 4: Breath-work (Pranayam)
    Week 5: Meditation
     
    This series provides:
     
    • Experiential learning with an opportunity for individual attention.
    • The opportunity to ask questions about yoga postures and learn about the importance of breathing.
    • An exploration of different postures so you can further experience the benefits of a yoga practice.
    • An exploration of alignment and modifications to prevent injuries.

    Cost: $30.00 per session or $130.00 for all 5 sessions. Space is limited to ensure individual and personalized attention.

    Sign up early! Class size is 12 participants in order to ensure individual attention and time for questions each week.

    Notes: Dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in easily. If you do not have a yoga mat, you can rent one at the Reception Desk for $2.00 per session.
     
    Although there are many props at PranaShanti, if you have some favorite ones at home, please bring them with you. This may include a yoga mat, blocks, a yoga strap, a bolster and a hand towel.
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  • YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
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    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series

    Thursday, September 19th to Thursday, October 17th, 5:45pm - 7:15pm
    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
     
    SOLD OUT!
    Wait-list available.

    A 5-week series consisting of five 90-minute classes. Ideal for beginners and perfect for anyone looking to refresh the fundamentals of their yoga practice.

    Beginning with basics, these classes are designed to build a strong foundation and introduce the basics of yoga postures, alignment and language.

    Week 1: Yogic breathing, important exercises and the appropriate approach to yoga. We will learn the importance of proper breathing and how to work with both physical and mental stress.

    Week 2: Sun Salutations.  We will learn the foundational poses that comprise a basic Sun Salutation. A great way to start each day!

    Week 3: Understanding basic postures and their benefits
    We will learn how to safely transition in and out of poses and what the benefits are.

    Week 4: Deepening the postures and your understanding
    We will experience holding poses for longer timings and the physical and other benefits of deep stretching poses

    Week 5: Review - We will review and re-visit many of the postures and practices we covered in the 4 previous weeks and have one last group practice together.
     
    This series provides:
    • Experiential learning with an opportunity for individual attention.
    • The opportunity to ask questions about yoga postures and learn about the importance of breathing.
    • An introduction to postures so you can experience the benefits of a yoga practice.
    • An introduction to alignment to prevent injuries.

    Cost: $30.00 per session or $130.00 for all 5 sessions. Space is limited to ensure individual and personalized attention.
     
    Sign up early! Class size is 12 participants in order to ensure individual attention and time for questions each week.

    Notes: Dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in easily.  If you do not have a yoga mat, you can rent one at the Reception Desk for $2.00 per session.  Although there are many props at PranaShanti, if you have some favorite ones at home, please bring them with you. This may include a yoga mat, blocks, a yoga strap, a bolster and a hand towel.
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  • Workshop - Invitation to Fall: Nia & Yin Experience
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    Workshop - Invitation to Fall: Nia & Yin Experience

    Friday, September 20th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Workshop - Invitation to Fall: Nia & Yin Experience
     
    Experience the magic and joy of movement, stillness and relaxation!
     
    Designed to explore music, ignite movement and help you tap into the power of sensation and fitness, the first part of this unique class invites you to explore your expression and sense of play through Nia.
     
    Nia is an integrative movement practice that combines the essences of various dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts. The one hour Nia class experience will nourish your body-mind-spirit and give you a great cardio-dance workout.
     
    Your Feel-Good-Experience continues as we calm down and journey on and into the sensation(s) of Yin yoga. The long-held yin poses are designed to calm and balance mind and body, stretch and revitalize the deeper connective tissue, mobilize your joints and help you recharge your batteries as we fall into fall.

    Cost: $50.00 per person in advance. $55.00 per person day of.
     
    No dance experience needed. The only requirement is a curious heart!
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  • Star Reiki Level 1 Training
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    Star Reiki Level 1 Training

    Saturday, September 21st, 9:00am - 6:00pm
    Star Reiki Level 1 Training
    Tap into YOUR Power!
     
    Drawing from the infinite supply of universal healing energy, with intention, Pam believes we all have the power to increase our vibration as well as that of others. Many of us feel our senses in extraordinary ways and have no idea what to call it. You may hear an inner voice, feel the energy in a room, or maybe you are intrigued and open to more!
     
    Star Reiki encompasses the traditional USUI Reiki lineage, and over and above, is inclusive to all forms of connecting and harnessing the power of Oneness. Vibrating with Oneness/Source/Universe is grounding and strengthens intuition, allowing us to make better decisions in our daily lives.
     
    During this training, you will receive a Star Reiki Level 1 Attunement, incorporating gentle yin yoga poses, where a sense of deep healing and/or release may be experienced. You'll have a chance to give and receive healing with your peers (Reiki Share), and you'll receive a manual to continue your practice at home.
     
    At the end of this one-day training, you will be a certified Star Reiki Level 1 Practitioner with the ability to use your hands to heal!
     
    Outline:
     
    • Overview and background of traditional USUI Reiki
    • Star Reiki: The three all-encompassing principles: Intention, Energy (Love), Grounding
    • The Chakras: The seven major energy centres in the body and how Reiki can be used in clearing blockages and promoting healing
    • Pranayama, Yoga, and Meditation: How to prepare the body to tap into Oneness and receive and understand intuitive messages
    • Intro to the Four Clair's
    • Intuitive and traditional hand placements for healing yourself, friends, family, food, plants, pets
    • Attunement: Unique Star Reiki attunement incorporating yoga to prepare the body, mind, and spirit; strengthening intuition and connection to Oneness
    • Reiki Share/Practice session
     
    This energy healing training is open to all. No previous yoga or Reiki experience is necessary. If you are already certified with any previous Reiki Level 1 or above and wish to deepen your connection to source, this experience will also be beneficial to you!
     
    Saturday, September 21, 2019 9 am - 6 pm:
     
    8 hours Training and Attunement, including a manual and breaks.
     
    Cost: $225.00 per person.
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  • Hot Stone Restorative Yoga Training
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    Hot Stone Restorative Yoga Training

    Saturday, September 21st, 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:
    We will begin by experiencing a Hot-Stone Restorative class and learn about the history and benefits of this practice.
     
    Learn how to use hot-stones in your restorative yoga classes as well as gain experience by practicing placing stones with other participants.
     
    Find out how safely use these volcanic stones to help relax muscles, ground the body and provide comfort and healing to your students. In this training you will learn a variety of restorative poses and explore the placement of the stones in each pose.
     
    You will also learn how to sequence a restorative yoga class with the use of the hot-stones and obtain tips on how to promote and manage hosting a hot-stone restorative class.
     
    A manual for the training will be provided. 

    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, September 21, 2019
    11 am to 5 pm

    Cost and Registration:
     
    $225.00 per person.
     
    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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  • Workshop - Yin, Massage and Meditation
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    Workshop - Yin, Massage and Meditation

    Sunday, September 22nd, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Workshop - Yin, Massage and Meditation

    Honour Yourself and the Equinox, with Nourishing Massage, Gratitude, and Restful Yin Yoga
     
    You will experience the warm and loving hands of Sarah Allen RMT and 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.
     
    In a time where we transition from summer to fall, we experience a shift from focusing on the external to the internal. The flowers have bloomed and we have enjoyed the sparkle of summer, now we move inward once again. The colours of Fall emerge around us, reflecting our inner beauty, it is a time of harvest and abundance.
     
    Join us for 2 hours of Yin, Massage, and Meditation. 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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  • Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Children
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    Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Children

    Sunday, September 22nd, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Children
     
    “If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” -Dalai Lama
     
    Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant lessons, competitive sports and the ever increasing dominance of hyper-connectedness and “on-line all-the-time culture”. These influences can be very stressful for our kids! The bustling pace of our children's lives can have a profound effect on their innate joy.

    Growing research suggests that teaching children to disconnect though Yoga and Mindfulness, can help them in the same way it benefits adults, having a profound impact on alleviating depression, anxiety and improving concentration and self-esteem. Kids think better, are kinder humans and show up in the world more connected to their surroundings with these skills!

    Yoga and Mindfulness teaches them skills they can use to calm themselves when they are angry and soothe themselves when they are distressed. These skills allow them to become aware of their internal world and serve them as they grow into more compassionate, loving, mindful and balanced adults.

    This fun, creative and practical workshop is designed for:

    • parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers and educators, health care professionals, yoga teachers
    • or anyone who wishes to learn some fundamental ways to bring Yoga and Mindfulness to the children in their lives!

    What we will cover:

    • The benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness for children.
    • How to share Yoga and Mindfulness with different age groups.
    • Postures, pranayam’s, props, games and activities and ways to deliver them in an engaging, child friendly manner.
    • Teaching kids to relax!
    • Easy and effective Mindfulness activities to use at home or in the classroom.
    • Putting it all together – an opportunity to put together and present a mini class.
    • How to bring Yoga and Mindfulness for children into the community – so many opportunities!

    Cost: Early Bird SAVINGS! Register before June 30, 2019 for $165.00 per person, $195.00 per person thereafter.
     
    Yoga Alliance CEU's are available for this course.
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  • Workshop - Prenatal Yoga - 4 Week Series
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    Workshop - Prenatal Yoga - 4 Week Series

    Monday, September 16th to Monday, October 7th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    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.

    Dates:
    • Monday, September 16, 2019
    • Monday, September 23, 2019
    • Monday, September 30, 2019
    • Monday, October 7, 2019
     
    Cost: $30.00 per session or $108.00 for all 4 sessions. Space is limited to ensure individual and personalized attention.
     
    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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  • Instructing with Therapy Balls
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    Instructing with Therapy Balls

    Tuesday, September 17th to Tuesday, October 8th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Instructing with Therapy Balls

    Learn to integrate therapy balls into your teaching
     
    Therapy balls stimulate trigger points in the muscles and release tension in stressed areas. They are becoming increasingly popular as an additional prop, tool and technique in classes and with one-on-one clients because they:
     
    • are an effective self-exercise aid that can strengthen muscles, open joints, increase spinal flexibility and stimulate blood flow;
    • increase neuromuscular connections;
    • come in a variety of sizes and degrees of firmness to penetrate specific areas of the body;
    • are recommended for anyone who suffers pain and stiffness from tension, working at a computer, driving, or participating in fitness training or sports;
    • can be integrated into a variety of styles of movement classes.
     
    Course Description
     
    In this course you will learn:
     
    • how to teach self massage or self-myofascial release using therapy balls as a tool and technique in any teaching or personal training setting;
    • how to sequence a self massage session or class including routines for: shoulders, hips, core and full body massage; various techniques for tissue mobilization; and
    • how to modify for injuries and common conditions.
     
    Massage with the therapy balls helps to relieve pain and mobilize “stuck” areas in the body, while also creating mental and physiological down-regulation and increasing body and spatial awareness.
     
    Help students and clients put the power of massage and healing into their own hands. Students and clients will experience immediate results that empower them in their movement practice and daily lives.
     
    Week 1: We’ll learn the basic techniques of therapy ball massage, review methods to massage and stimulate muscles of the shoulders and upper body, as well as review basic anatomy. Q & A time.
     
    Week 2: Review therapy ball techniques, discuss further methods to stimulate tissues and increase neuromuscular connections, learn tips to massage the hips and lower body, as well as continue to review anatomy. Q & A time.
     
    Week 3: Review previous techniques, explore massage methods for abdominals, psoas, low back, and other areas of the core. Discuss up-regulating and down-regulating the nervous system through therapy ball work. Q & A time.
     
    Week 4: Students will be offered an opportunity to create their own mini sequence with the therapy balls and offer it to the group in a way that best aligns with their teaching or training needs. Discussion and feedback will follow.
     
    Dates and Times:

    • 4 weekly evening sessions
    • Tuesdays, September 17 to October 8, 2019
    • 6 pm to 8 pm each evening
     
    Cost: $225.00 per person.
     
    For 200 hour trained Yoga Teachers, this course is eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance.
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  • Workshop - Fall Equinox: Breathwork Healing
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    Workshop - Fall Equinox: Breathwork Healing

    Wednesday, September 25th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Workshop - Fall Equinox: Breathwork Healing
     
    The Equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from north to south. This season governs organization, setting limits and protecting boundaries. We move from the external, expansive nature of summer to the internal, contractive nature of autumn. This season is associated with the lungs in Chinese medicine, which represent ‘letting go’. The breath can assist you in magnetizing what you desire and release what you no longer need to hold in your cells or your mental patterning.
     
    Breathwork is an active meditation technique that uses the breath to purge the body of emotional gunk. You breathe with an open mouth into the belly to stir the second chakra, oxygenate and breathe new life force into old stories and limiting beliefs. You draw the breath up to the heart to purify and wash these emotions with love. You breathe out of the mouth to release. The experience moves stuck emotional energy and facilitates release of strong emotions like anxiety, anger and grief. It leaves you feeling softer, open and less burdened.
     
    Breathwork is for you if:
     
    • You have tried many other healing modalities (passive healing) to help ease pain and suffering and find they are only temporary relief.
    • You are ready to deepen your relationship with your emotional body and ready to practice with a self-healing practice (Breathwork)
    • You are ready to heal lifetime patterns of anxiety, chronic pain, depression, addictions
     
    Cost: $40.00 per person.
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  • YOGA 201: A Foundational Series
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    YOGA 201: A Foundational Series

    Thursday, September 19th to Thursday, October 17th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    YOGA 201: A Foundational Series

    A 5-week series consisting of five 90-minute classes. Ideal for those that have completed our Yoga 101 series or for anyone with a basic understanding of yoga and looking to refresh the fundamentals of their yoga practice or gain a more solid foundation.
     
    These classes are designed to further the exploration of  yoga postures, breath-work and meditation.

    Week 1: Forward bends and hip openers
    Week 2: Headstand and variations
    Week 3: Back bends
    Week 4: Breath-work (Pranayam)
    Week 5: Meditation
     
    This series provides:
     
    • Experiential learning with an opportunity for individual attention.
    • The opportunity to ask questions about yoga postures and learn about the importance of breathing.
    • An exploration of different postures so you can further experience the benefits of a yoga practice.
    • An exploration of alignment and modifications to prevent injuries.

    Cost: $30.00 per session or $130.00 for all 5 sessions. Space is limited to ensure individual and personalized attention.

    Sign up early! Class size is 12 participants in order to ensure individual attention and time for questions each week.

    Notes: Dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in easily. If you do not have a yoga mat, you can rent one at the Reception Desk for $2.00 per session.
     
    Although there are many props at PranaShanti, if you have some favorite ones at home, please bring them with you. This may include a yoga mat, blocks, a yoga strap, a bolster and a hand towel.
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  • YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
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    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series

    Thursday, September 19th to Thursday, October 17th, 5:45pm - 7:15pm
    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
     
    SOLD OUT!
    Wait-list available.

    A 5-week series consisting of five 90-minute classes. Ideal for beginners and perfect for anyone looking to refresh the fundamentals of their yoga practice.

    Beginning with basics, these classes are designed to build a strong foundation and introduce the basics of yoga postures, alignment and language.

    Week 1: Yogic breathing, important exercises and the appropriate approach to yoga. We will learn the importance of proper breathing and how to work with both physical and mental stress.

    Week 2: Sun Salutations.  We will learn the foundational poses that comprise a basic Sun Salutation. A great way to start each day!

    Week 3: Understanding basic postures and their benefits
    We will learn how to safely transition in and out of poses and what the benefits are.

    Week 4: Deepening the postures and your understanding
    We will experience holding poses for longer timings and the physical and other benefits of deep stretching poses

    Week 5: Review - We will review and re-visit many of the postures and practices we covered in the 4 previous weeks and have one last group practice together.
     
    This series provides:
    • Experiential learning with an opportunity for individual attention.
    • The opportunity to ask questions about yoga postures and learn about the importance of breathing.
    • An introduction to postures so you can experience the benefits of a yoga practice.
    • An introduction to alignment to prevent injuries.

    Cost: $30.00 per session or $130.00 for all 5 sessions. Space is limited to ensure individual and personalized attention.
     
    Sign up early! Class size is 12 participants in order to ensure individual attention and time for questions each week.

    Notes: Dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in easily.  If you do not have a yoga mat, you can rent one at the Reception Desk for $2.00 per session.  Although there are many props at PranaShanti, if you have some favorite ones at home, please bring them with you. This may include a yoga mat, blocks, a yoga strap, a bolster and a hand towel.
    Click to Read More
  • New Moon Meditation for Prosperity & Abundance
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    New Moon Meditation for Prosperity & Abundance

    Thursday, September 26th, 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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  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training
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    Yin Yoga Teacher Training

    Friday, September 27th, 8:00am - 6:00pm
    Yin Yoga Teacher Training

    2 SPACES OPEN!

    30-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training
    with Laurie Howe and Stéphane Ippersiel
     
    Discovering the healing potential of a yin practice is becoming more popular. This 30-hour training is designed for both yoga teachers and dedicated yoga practitioners to delve deep into the practice and theory of Yin Yoga, and explore anatomy, sequencing, safety in postures, introduction to meridian theory, and mindfulness.
     
    Who will benefit from this Training?
     
    This training will benefit teachers, practitioners and students alike. It can be used as a therapeutic treatment or as a personal practice. You don’t need to have the desire to teach, only the openness to fully immerse yourself in yoga.
     
    More and more practitioners are exploring Yin Yoga. This is a natural reaction to what has become an extremely yang health culture. Yin yoga is the relaxed practice of floor postures for three to five minutes at a time. A yin practice emphasizes the connective tissues of the hips, thighs, pelvis and lower spine. It prepares the body and mind for longer meditation practices. By drawing the student’s awareness away from the muscles and deeper into the bones, a deep level of relaxed focus is achieved.
     
    This 30-hour intensive is a strong complement for a current Yoga Teacher of any style. It can also be a springboard for the student who is ready to take the leap into a broader perspective and fuller appreciation of the practice of Yin Yoga.
     
    Dates and Times:
     
    The course is held over 3 full days, Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29, 2019.
     
    The hours each day are:
     
    Friday to Sunday – 8:00 am – 6:00 pm each day, with periodic breaks.
     
    Outline:
    • Overview, background and lineage of Yin Yoga 24 Poses, method of instruction, benefits and cautions of Yin postures
    • Learning to sequence for both teaching a yin class or as a home practice
    • Anatomy and the physical/mental benefits of Yin Yoga
    • Introduction to the energetic meridians and how they apply to Yin Yoga
    • Discussion and question and answer time
    • Home study review questions
     
    Course Materials:
     
    Included: Asana booklet and training certificate.
     
    Cost and Registration:
     
    $595.00 per person. 
     
    Registration closes September 20, 2019, at 5:00 pm.
     
    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 - 30 Hours
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  • Children's Yoga Class - Superhero Yoga
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    Children's Yoga Class - Superhero Yoga

    Saturday, September 28th, 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Children's Yoga Class - Superhero Yoga

    Ignite the hero within!
     
    This class will be action-packed! We will strengthen our bodies and explore our own superhero powers through fun yoga games and activities. Maybe we will even learn how to fly!

    Costumes are encouraged – come dressed up as your favourite superhero.
     
    Cost: $18.00 per child.

    Parents are welcome to drop children off or stay and join the class.  Maximum of 1 parent per child.
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  • Workshop - Yin & Restorative Yoga with Gong
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    Workshop - Yin & Restorative Yoga with Gong

    Saturday, September 28th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Workshop - Yin & Restorative Yoga with Gong
    Yin and Restorative Yoga with
    Gong Sound Bath and Aromatherapy.
     
    Join Maria Figueroa and Anne Wanda Tessier for a special two-hour Yin and Restorative Yoga practice combined with the healing sounds of the gong and the use of aromatherapy.
     
    In this all-levels yoga practice, Maria will begin with a balancing yin yoga practice in order to move energy in the body, improve flexibility, and calm the mind. We will end the practice by finding comfort and ease with a restorative yoga practice led by Anne. With the use of props, we will fully support the body to release muscle tension, calm our thoughts and find stillness.
     
    Throughout the practice you will enjoy the soothing vibrations of the gong and stimulate the senses with the use of aromatherapy.
     
    Relax, restore and renew the body, and sooth the mind and nervous system with this unique yoga experience.
     
    Cost: $45.00 per person.
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  • Workshop - Stress Warrior Workshop
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    Workshop - Stress Warrior Workshop

    Sunday, September 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Workshop - Stress Warrior Workshop
    Join Ishawara Kaur for this special 2 hour, stress reduction workshop
    focusing on calming and depressurizing the central nervous system.
     
    The nervous system is the connecting highway which regulates how our bodies and emotions feel. It helps regulate the responses we have to our environment: home life, workplace, families and friends.
     
    Learn precise, adaptive tools to soften and offset current stressors while evolving your stress management IQ. Increase your resiliency by understanding how stress happens and how to actualize your potential for peace and calm.

    This interactive workshop will cover:
    • The stressed brain/body and the relaxed brain/body
    • Simple and effective yoga and meditation techniques to balance the nervous system and reduce stress
    • Creativity and the playful brain
    • The two faces of stress: is some stress good stress? How much?
    • Putting your senses to work, mindfully...!
    • Growing a support system
    • "Desserts" spelled backwards... the nutrition connection
    • Gradually developing a daily practice as an access point, to *the path of calm*

    Includes an optional, post-workshop support piece: a Stress Warrior participant Facebook group, to track and encourage each other in a "40 day pause" challenge. Share personal tips on stress reduction and discuss your experience of tools and techniques learned in the workshop.

    Cost: $40.00

    Ishawara Kaur (Carrie Prince) is a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Energy Worker and former Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor who has worked closely with Non-Profit and Federal agencies in Ottawa, Vancouver, and the Northwest Territories to uplift and connect people, to understand trauma and to heal the human pain-body.
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  • Workshop - Prenatal Yoga - 4 Week Series
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    Workshop - Prenatal Yoga - 4 Week Series

    Monday, September 16th to Monday, October 7th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    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.

    Dates:
    • Monday, September 16, 2019
    • Monday, September 23, 2019
    • Monday, September 30, 2019
    • Monday, October 7, 2019
     
    Cost: $30.00 per session or $108.00 for all 4 sessions. Space is limited to ensure individual and personalized attention.
     
    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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