Work Exchange and Scholarship Program

Work Exchange and Scholarship Program

We recognise that Yoga Teacher Training is a life commitment and that it can also present financial challenges. Since 2008, through the generosity of donations and believing in the concept of serving one’s community, we have been offering Work Exchange and Scholarship positions for our 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and 200-hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Programs. As of 2021, over 125 individuals have participated in this program. In the spirit of community and to support students becoming yoga teachers we welcome you to explore and share in these amazing opportunities. Work Exchange Program In exchange for working with the teacher trainers, this program offers the ability for a student to earn full certification at no monetary cost, (excluding the cost of textbooks, retreat accommodations, and food). Participation in this program requires full attendance on all weekends and the commitment of approximately 40 hours of seva or service hours. The work exchange program is available to students with an annual income of less than...
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950 Gladstone Ave. Opens December 27!

950 Gladstone Ave. Opens December 27!

Announcing our OPENING DATE! SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27! We’re happy to announce that PranaShanti Yoga Centre will open at 950 Gladstone Ave. on Sunday, December 27! As we wrap up construction and get ready to receive you, we will continue with our current Class Schedule and Wellness Appointments from our 45 Eccles Street location until December 23. We will be closed December 24, 25 and 26 for the holidays. December 27-30: We will offer our current Class Schedule of Interactive Live Stream Classes and In Person Classes plus Wellness Appointments all from 950 Gladstone Ave. December 31: Closed for New Year’s Eve. January 1: Open for 8 Specialty Classes to celebrate the New Year! January 2 and Onward: Open with our NEW and EXPANDED Class Schedule and wellness offerings. To learn more and stay up to date, keep an eye on our website and sign up for our newsletter at www.pranashanti.com ...
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In Person Classes Resume Saturday, November 7, 2020

In Person Classes Resume Saturday, November 7, 2020

As announced this week by Premier Ford - In Person Classes resume TODAY! We’re excited to welcome everyone back to class! We’re keeping it safe and cozy in our 45 Eccles Street space while our 950 Gladstone Ave. Centre is being renovated. Our Online live stream and In Person classes are 7 days a week with 45+ classes for you to choose from. In Person attendance is a maximum of 6 participants with ample social distancing. Here are our In Person Class procedures at 45 Eccles Street: Pre-registration for classes is required. When you arrive you will be asked a series of health check questions by our Front Desk Staff.Leave your footwear in the entrance and you will then be directed to hand sanitizer and our designated mat spaces that are spaced for ample social distancing.All props (blocks, vinyl bolsters, blankets and cushions) provided have been sanitized. You are most welcome to bring your own!After class leave any props used at your practice space...
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30-Day Challenge for Community Connection

30-Day Challenge for Community Connection

Now more than ever we need our practice and community connection! On Tuesday, October 13th, join the 30-Day Challenge for community connection, peace of mind and good health! Create a positive and healthy habit with daily mindful movement. Join the challenge and give yourself the gift and experience of daily practice and see where it can take you! Use your Annual or Monthly Membership, Class Package or do Drop Ins.   How to join: 1. Make sure you have an Annual or Monthly Membership, Class Package or Drop Ins on your PranaShanti account. If you have a Monthly Membership already that has been on pause due to COVID, activate it by contacting us at 613-761-YOGA or emailing info@pranashanti.com.   2. Sign up for class! Go to the Class Schedule and sign up for your choice of class each day. You can book up to 7 days in advance.   3. Your progress is entirely self-managed but we’ll be tracking the classes you attend!...
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PranaShanti Education Centre

PranaShanti Education Centre

Ego says, "Once everything falls into place, I'll feel peace." Spirit says, "Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place." - Marianne Williamson   We don't need all the answers right now. Start with peace and the rest will fall into place...and likely in better ways than you could have ever imagined!  When COVID hit and we were mandated to close, I went home and sat on my couch for a deep think! What will we do? How will we continue to support the students, teachers and staff? The answer - we go online and we go online right now! In less than 3 days from closure we were offering FREE live stream classes to the community and to the world! Teachers were paid and we were able to retain some staff. We kept the FREE classes going for 5 weeks! Hundreds joined in daily from around the world.   Then the next reality sunk in that we are in...
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Keeping it cozy & safe!

Keeping it cozy & safe!

We’re keeping it cozy and safe in our 45 Eccles Street space while our Gladstone Ave. Centre is being renovated. Our Online Live Stream and In Person classes continue 7 days a week with 45+ classes for you to choose from. In Person attendance is a maximum of 6-7 participants with ample social distancing. Note: Starting on Monday, October 5, our 4 pm classes are moving to a 4:30 pm start time. Here are our In Person Class procedures at 45 Eccles Street: When you arrive you will be asked a few health check questions by our Front Desk Staff.Leave your footwear in the entrance and you will then be directed to hand sanitizer and our designated mat spaces that are spaced for ample social distancing.All props (blocks, vinyl bolsters, blankets and cushions) provided have been sanitized. You are most welcome to bring your own!After class leave any props used at your practice space for us to sanitize and rotate for fresh props...
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Our NEW hOMe!

Our NEW hOMe!

Where is our new hOMe? Many have been wondering. We've had tonnes of emails and social media questions about it and I've even heard there was a bet or 2 going! Drum roll please... Our new location is 950 Gladstone Avenue! We are thrilled and trust you will love it too! The location is central, close to the newest LRT, has free 3 hour street parking and designated parking for our use. We are easy walking distance to the restaurants on Preston Street and the shops and cafes we adore on Wellington Street. Our new hOMe was built in the late 1800's as a wholesale hardware warehouse. Built on a timber frame with post and beam construction, it is one of the only buildings of its kind remaining in Ottawa. We will have 3 studio rooms; Body, Mind and Soul. There are large windows, high ceiling and lots of interesting architectural features. It's a COVID-19 good news story with a fresh energy for a new...
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Stage 3 Re-Opening

Stage 3 Re-Opening

Greetings, It's been a long wait and we are deeply grateful for all of the support we have received over the past 4 months that has allowed for us to continue to serve the Ottawa community and beyond. We’re excited to share that we are re-opening for In Person Classes on Saturday, August 1.  Attendance at our In Person classes will follow our current Virtual Class Schedule until we move into our new hOMe!  In Person classes will be held at our temporary location at 45 Eccles Street, Ottawa, Ontario. The safety and health of our staff, teachers and students is very important to us. We are taking the time between now and August 1st to observe how our city responds to the re-openings and so we can be fully prepared with the necessary protocols in place. During the Stage 3 we are re-opening with: Reduced capacity for In Person class attendance to respect social distancing guidelines; Increased cleaning and updated safety procedures; Updated...
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We’re Moving!

We’re Moving!

Greetings! We're moving! COVID is bringing many changes and one of those changes is that we have found the most amazing new location for PranaShanti Yoga Centre and yes, we will still be in the 'hood. It's a dream location for yoga, workshops, courses and trainings! During COVID our lease came to an end. While we have very much enjoyed our time on Armstrong Street, it became clear during COVID that we need to fully embrace the change that this time has created. Shortly after making the decision to relocate the perfect new space presented itself! With a fabulous designer and construction team, we are well into creating a beautiful new PranaShanti that will be ready for us soon. Our new space will continue to offer multi studio rooms and wellness services but we will be incorporating many of the lessons learned from 12 years plus new ones from COVID. The new space has an abundance of natural light, high ceilings, spaciousness,...
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Re-Opening of Massage Therapy

Re-Opening of Massage Therapy

New Procedures for COVID-19 We are happy to announce that Registered Massage Therapy resumes starting Monday, June 15! This is a gradual re-opening with a phased approach accepting appointments first for the clients that have chronic pain or had interrupted treatment plans.  If you are booking online and you don't see the availability you are looking for please contact us. We are keeping a waiting list and may be able to open up additional time slots. Please note the following points on how we will be addressing appointments: All Massage Therapists will be wearing disposable surgical masks. Clients are requested to bring a mask (reusable cloth masks are fine). We ask that you arrive alone and wait outside the Centre until you are asked to enter.  If there are any forms to be completed these will be emailed to you before your appointment. For contact-less payment, all services will be prepaid in advance of the appointment either online at the time of booking or...
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