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  • Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - FREE Info. Session
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    Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - FREE Info. Session

    Tuesday, September 19th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - FREE Info. Session

    FREE INFORMATION SESSION

    The Aquarian Teacher International Teacher Certification Program in Kundalini Yoga & Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Level 1.

    This program is life-transforming and is for everyone. Whether you are interested in becoming a teacher or wanting to deepen your yoga practice and knowledge.

    To find out more about our upcoming Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, please join Lead Trainer Devinder Kaur for our Open House. Learn about our program and ask questions.

    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. Our Hatha and Kundalini Teacher Training Programs are approved by Yoga Alliance and our Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program is also approved by the Kundalini Yoga Research Institute (KRI).

    Cost: Free

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  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program
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    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program

    Wednesday, September 20th to Wednesday, November 22nd, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program
    9 Week Series + Urban Retreat

    This 9-week experiential program develops in participants a foundation in mindfulness practice.

    The program begins with an Orientation Session, followed by 26 hours of direct instruction, including a meditation day retreat and daily home practices.

    MBSR is an 8-week, once weekly, group program that was developed in 1979, by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and associates at the University of Massachusetts Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society. The curriculum is based on the emerging field of Mind-Body Medicine and as a result, MBSR is now an internationally acclaimed program with a growing body of research supporting its efficacy and potential benefits for a variety of populations.

    Through intentional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction strategies, participants will learn to mobilize their own inner resources to activate learning, growth and healing while increasing emotional regulation and enhancing self-care and interpersonal relationships.

    Dates and Times:

    1 orientation session (mandatory) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, followed by 8 weekly sessions beginning Wednesday, September 27 to November 22, 2017. 

    Note: There is no session on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

    Sessions are from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

    Mindful Awakening Urban Retreat on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puzAe4G6uDw&feature=youtu.be

    Cost: $595.00 per person, includes 1 orientation session, 8 weekly classes, Mindful Awakening Urban Retreat, online access to pdf and MP3 downloads of guided meditations for home practice.

    Maximum number of participants: 17 students

    Receipts may be available for reimbursement from some extended health plans with physician prescription*.

    *Check with your insurance plan before registering for the program if you plan to seek reimbursement and if you are not sure if your insurance provider will cover this very valuable class. Student experiences with their insurance plans have varied in the past. Most insurance companies in Canada, the US and abroad have a history of covering MBSR programs.

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  • YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
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    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series

    Thursday, September 21st to Thursday, October 19th, 5:45pm - 7:15pm
    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
     
    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 $115.00 for all 5 sessions. Space is limited to ensure individual and personalized attention.

    For those signing up for the 5 week series, to continue your practice, you will also receive 3 complimentary class passes (added to your account on the date of the first session in the series) to attend any of our Drop-In classes - a $54.00 value!

    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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  • New Moon Meditation for Prosperity & Abundance
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    New Moon Meditation for Prosperity & Abundance

    Thursday, September 21st, 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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  • PranaShanti Community Kirtan
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    PranaShanti Community Kirtan

    Friday, September 22nd, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    PranaShanti Community Kirtan

    Kirtan- an ancient participatory music experience- offers another method of practicing yoga that brings one in contact with the divine within. This yoga of the heart, or yoga of devotion, can carry us effortlessly to a place of quiet, to stillness.

    One of the oldest sacred music traditions of the world, the kirtan call-and-response chanting genre comes to us from India. Using ancient Sanskrit mantras, the kirtan calls upon sacred energies which serve to quiet the mind, remove obstacles, and bring us back to the center of our being.

    Bring your family, kids, friends, parents, and your favorite percussion instruments to play. Herbal tea served. Bring some snacks to share.

    Join the chanting fun!

    Cost: Minimum donation of $10.00 in support of World Spinal Care (http://worldspinecare.com)

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

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  • Advanced Yin Seminar
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    Advanced Yin Seminar

    Friday, September 22nd, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Advanced Yin Seminar

    Target Practice - The Next Level!

    Beyond a series of brief yet focused reviews of the foundations, Target Practice offers the participant methods to empower their dialogue and sharpen their focus, including an introduction to a One-on-One approach called Assisted Yin.

    Outline:

    Learn to manually guide and hold the client's passive body into the appropriate Target Area, while skillfully using posture and props to minimize their own muscular efforts.

    This next level study also aims deeper than the crude tissues of the Target Area. The Yin practice releases blocked Chi which has the potential to awaken the spiritual centers of our being, the Chakras.

    “The Modern Meridian Theory” proposes that the physical manifestation of Chi (or Prana) flows in water patterns, “rivers” or Meridians that run through the Fascia. Restricted tissue, as well as stagnant and/or deficient Chi flow is corrected and regulated through the proper application of practices like Yin Yoga.

    The exit of the posture reveals this flow, this “Rebound.” And with a continuously conscious yet soft focus at the end of each asana, this intelligent vibration can be directed into the Chakras to reveal everything from suppressed regret and fear to forgotten joy and inspiration. Each awakened Chakra is a unique opportunity to examine deeply hidden motivations, an opportunity to choose to release or embrace these previously hidden drives in order to move toward a higher path.

    Seminar Dates and Times:

    Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24, 2017

    The hours each day are:

    Friday - 6:00 pm to 9 :00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday - 9:00 am – 6:30 pm each day

    Cost:

    $595.00 per person.

    Refunds (minus a $300 Administration Fee) are available up to August 31, 2017. No refunds after this date or after the commencement of the seminar.

    Prerequisite: This seminar is for those who have been trained in the Foundations with Joe Barnett or have completed a minimum of 30 hours of Yin Training.

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

    Minimum Registration: 15 students

    Maximum Registration: 40 students

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  • Mala Workshop
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    Mala Workshop

    Sunday, September 24th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Mala Workshop
    Mala Workshop
    with Kyla Miller of MalaRae

    The mala is a traditional garland of 108 prayer beads. Every bead represents a truth, and meditating on them with an affirmation, or mantra, is used to bring peace of mind. The mala can also be seen as a metaphor for life: a small knot between each of the beads represents a challenge between the smoother, more beautiful aspects of life.

    In this fun, informative and inspiring workshop led by Kyla Miller, founder of MalaRae, participants will learn the sacred art of mala making and how malas are used in daily practice.

    Each participant will leave the workshop with a one-of-a-kind mala bead necklace. Materials are included in the price of the workshop.

    Participants will have the option to choose from one of the following stones in advance.

    Please contact us with your choice of stone after purchasing your spot!

    • Black onyx - strength and endurance {root chakra}
    • Carnelian - courage and fearlessness {sacral chakra}
    • Tigereye - self-worth and positivity {solar plexus chakra}
    • Rose quartz - love heals the heart OR love and clarity {heart chakra}
    • Sodalite - truth and honesty {throat chakra}
    • Larvikite - psychic abilities and past life recall {third eye chakra}
    • Amethyst - intuition and happiness {crown chakra}
    • Picture jasper - balance and peace {all chakras}

    Cost:  $108.00 per person.

    Maximum participants is 26. Sign up early to ensure your space!

    Note: Gemstone selections are to be sent in as soon as you register for the workshop to guarantee your pick. Email your choice to info@malarae.com

    About MalaRae:

    MalaRae is a unique mala company based in the Ottawa region of Canada. The owner, Kyla Rae, designs and makes each piece herself with care, craftsmanship, and attention to detail. As the process of making malas influences the energy of mala beads, each piece is made with love and only during a positive and peaceful state of mind. We use only top quality semi-precious gemstones and crystals. Our malas are handmade and knotted between each stone. The number of stones in our malas are made to the specific spiritual number of 9. We do not mass-produce our pieces, and we do not outsource the making of our pieces to factories abroad. Once complete, each piece is sage cleansed and moonlit charged. It is our hope that this space and our mala beads bring your mind, body and spirit a sense of true peace and positivity.

    Learn more at:http://malarae.com/

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  • Workshop - Introduction to Yoga Nidra
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    Workshop - Introduction to Yoga Nidra

    Monday, September 25th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Workshop - Introduction to Yoga Nidra
     
    "By focusing on the nature of the dream state
    or the nature of the state of dreamless sleep,
    the mind becomes stabilized and tranquil".
    - Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Sutra 1:38

    Prepare to enjoy 60 minutes in an aware Savasana!

    More than just a simple relaxation, in Yoga Nidra we guide the body to relaxation with our awareness awake so we can tap into our individual healing energies and abilities.

    In this workshop we will:

    • Experience a 60 minute Yoga Nidra practice;
    • Learn and identify tips to experience a Yoga Nidra session fully;
    • Discuss and share our experience.

    Cost:  $35.00 per person in advance. $40.00 per person day of.

    Note: Wear comfortable clothes. If you like you are welcome to bring an eye pillow or eye covering.

    Julia Long is one of the few certified Yoga Nidra Instructors in the Ottawa Area.  Join her for a deeply relaxing experience!

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  • Workshop - Hot Stone Restorative Yoga
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    Workshop - Hot Stone Restorative Yoga

    Tuesday, September 26th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Workshop - Hot Stone Restorative Yoga
     
    Join Anne Wanda Tessier for a deeply relaxing and healing Hot Stone Restorative Yoga practice.
     
    Restorative yoga is already nurturing for your mind and body, imagine including the added benefit of hot stones. The heat from the stones has a balancing and healing effect on our bodies and systems.
     
    Anne will guide you through a nurturing restorative practice and will gently place volcanic mineral stones on your body in each long-held pose. Along with the use of aromatherapy, this promises to be a luxurious, relaxing and healing experience. You will leave this session feeling soothed and nurtured.

    Spaces limited to 12 students maximum. Please wear comfortable clothing such as yoga pants, and thin long-sleeve top.

    Cost: $55.00 per person in advance, $60.00 per person day of.

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  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program
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    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program

    Wednesday, September 20th to Wednesday, November 22nd, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program
    9 Week Series + Urban Retreat

    This 9-week experiential program develops in participants a foundation in mindfulness practice.

    The program begins with an Orientation Session, followed by 26 hours of direct instruction, including a meditation day retreat and daily home practices.

    MBSR is an 8-week, once weekly, group program that was developed in 1979, by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and associates at the University of Massachusetts Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society. The curriculum is based on the emerging field of Mind-Body Medicine and as a result, MBSR is now an internationally acclaimed program with a growing body of research supporting its efficacy and potential benefits for a variety of populations.

    Through intentional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction strategies, participants will learn to mobilize their own inner resources to activate learning, growth and healing while increasing emotional regulation and enhancing self-care and interpersonal relationships.

    Dates and Times:

    1 orientation session (mandatory) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, followed by 8 weekly sessions beginning Wednesday, September 27 to November 22, 2017. 

    Note: There is no session on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

    Sessions are from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

    Mindful Awakening Urban Retreat on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puzAe4G6uDw&feature=youtu.be

    Cost: $595.00 per person, includes 1 orientation session, 8 weekly classes, Mindful Awakening Urban Retreat, online access to pdf and MP3 downloads of guided meditations for home practice.

    Maximum number of participants: 17 students

    Receipts may be available for reimbursement from some extended health plans with physician prescription*.

    *Check with your insurance plan before registering for the program if you plan to seek reimbursement and if you are not sure if your insurance provider will cover this very valuable class. Student experiences with their insurance plans have varied in the past. Most insurance companies in Canada, the US and abroad have a history of covering MBSR programs.

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  • YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
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    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series

    Thursday, September 21st to Thursday, October 19th, 5:45pm - 7:15pm
    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
     
    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 $115.00 for all 5 sessions. Space is limited to ensure individual and personalized attention.

    For those signing up for the 5 week series, to continue your practice, you will also receive 3 complimentary class passes (added to your account on the date of the first session in the series) to attend any of our Drop-In classes - a $54.00 value!

    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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  • Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Part-Time - FREE Info. Session
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    Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Part-Time - FREE Info. Session

    Thursday, September 28th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Part-Time - FREE Info. 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 and 300-hour Registered Yoga School (RYS) through Yoga Alliance.

    To find out more about our upcoming Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, please join us for the Open House.

    Meet the Teaching Team Lead, experience a yoga class and learn about our program. Bring your questions!

    Cost: Free

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  • Yogi Bhajan Video Class & Potluck
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    Yogi Bhajan Video Class & Potluck

    Friday, September 29th, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Yogi Bhajan Video Class & Potluck
    Join us for a cozy autumn evening celebration of Yogi Bhajan!

    Share in community with a vegetarian potluck. Meditate with the master in a Yogi Bhajan Video Class. Relax and restore with the healing vibrations of multiple live gong playing.

    This event is by donation, with proceeds going to the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings.

    • 6 pm to 7:30 pm - Yogi Bhajan Video Class & Gong Relaxation
    • 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Vegetarian Potluck and social community time together

    Please bring:

    • Potluck items to share (not sure what to bring, contact Meghan at meghan@pranashanti.com)
    • Plate/bowl, cutlery and cup/mug (we are going Solstice-style on the dishes!)
    • Yoga mat, sheepskin, meditation cushion, shawl or blanket
    • Donation for the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings
    Cost: By Donation.
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  • Workshop - Soul Food – Magical Core Flow & Sound Bath
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    Workshop - Soul Food – Magical Core Flow & Sound Bath

    Friday, September 29th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Workshop - Soul Food – Magical Core Flow & Sound Bath

    “I flow with ease and grace for cellular regeneration.”- Joa

    This special 2-hour regular temperature class is an extension of what Joa's students already know from his warm and hot classes. If you have had a busy week and are ready for some fun and relaxation, you will experience the best of both world’s here!

    This practice will have a restorative, strength and tone core flow running throughout to ignite your fire within. Leading into Savasana you will experience the wonders of toning to help you ease into the blissful sounds of singing bowls, gentle gong and other magical instruments. Joa will take your relaxation one step deeper through the use of his own vocal toning, sound scape and spiritual food for thought. We invite you to fully relax and explore your heart’s wisdom.

    This evening is the perfect way to unwind from the week and also challenge yourself to replace the past weeks stress with self love and bliss. Leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to take on the weekend.

    Cost:  $30.00 per person or use your PranaShanti class card and pay an additional $10.00.

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  • Children's Yoga Class - Superhero Yoga
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    Children's Yoga Class - Superhero Yoga

    Saturday, September 30th, 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Children's Yoga Class - Superhero Yoga

    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.

    Children will be invited to participate in yoga games, yoga songs, and yoga stories! 

    These classes are offered on Saturdays once per month.
    Write them into your calendars! Ages 4-9 years old.

    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:  $12.00 per child or sign up for all 4 classes for $42.00 per child. Parents are welcome to drop children off or stay and join the class.
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  • Hot Stone Restorative Yoga Training
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    Hot Stone Restorative Yoga Training

    Saturday, September 30th, 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Hot Stone Restorative Yoga Training

    For ALL Yoga Teachers!

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

    Program Outline:

    You will experience a Hot Stone Restorative class and learn about the history and benefits of this practice. In this training you will learn how use Hot Stones in your Restorative Yoga classes.

    Find out how the use of basalt stones help to relax muscles, ground the body and provide comfort and healing to your students.

    You will have the opportunity to practice using the hot-stones, as well as learn how to sequence a Restorative Yoga class with the use of stones.

    Your Trainer:

    Anne Wanda Tessier is an E-RYT 200 certified Yoga Teacher and has been teaching various styles of yoga for over the past four years.

    Anne took a leave from her busy routine and set out to complete her RYT 200 hatha yoga teacher training in Bali, Indonesia in 2013. At the time, she was finding it tough to balance a healthy lifestyle, work, while also maintaining her yoga practice. She wanted to fully understand the benefits of regular yoga on the body, mind and spirit, and came back restored and ready to share her knowledge with others.

    Since then, she has accumulated over 1000 teaching hours, and completed several trainings focusing primarily on restorative, yin, and therapeutic yoga. Over the past several years, Anne has taken several workshops on assisting students in poses, sequencing, use of props, and specialized workshops focusing on various medical conditions. Anne is also interested in how our spine health, and energy is linked to the function of the organs in the body. Anne enjoys sharing these useful tools, and insights with her students.

    Dates and Times:

    Saturday, September 30, 2017
    11 am to 5 pm

    Cost and Registration:

    $225.00 per person.

    Refunds (minus a $150 Administration Fee) are available up to August 1, 2017. No refunds after this date or after the course commences.

    Students must have completed a 200-hour yoga 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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