Annual Winter Solstice Celebration 2019

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration 2019

Our Annual Winter Solstice Celebration is Friday, December 20! Midwinter's day has been an important time for celebration throughout the ages. On this shortest day of the year, the sun is at its lowest and weakest, a pivot point from which the light will grow stronger and brighter. This is the turning point of the year. To celebrate this sacred time we will walk an incredible light-filled Labyrinth in the Spirit Room! The labyrinth is a metaphor for what is sacred in our lives. When we walk the path inward, we carry our burdens with us. When we meditate or pray in the center, we ask for grace and understanding. When we walk the path outward, we are lighter, more joyful and ready yet again to take on life's challenges. Live music by the local Ottawa duet Ataraxia, will enhance our sacred experience as we are guided along our walk with ambient soundscapes. Refreshments will be served afterwards including mulled spiced apple tea, delicious goodies...
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Vote for PranaShanti Yoga Centre – Top Ottawa Yoga Studio in 2020!

Vote for PranaShanti Yoga Centre – Top Ottawa Yoga Studio in 2020!

Vote for Us! PranaShanti Yoga Centre has been nominated as Ottawa's Top Yoga Studio of 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, by Top Choice Awards! Thank you for your nominations and your support of PranaShanti Yoga Centre! We are deeply touched that so many voted for us as Top Yoga Studio for 2017, 2018 and 2019 and we are in deep gratitude for being nominated as Top Yoga Studio in Ottawa for 2020! We are here to set high standards within our category and within our community. Your vote is important. It helps Top Choice Awards discover new, noteworthy businesses, and helps other people in Ottawa enjoy better overall products and services. By voting you are also thanking those who proudly serve you and our community every day. Please show your support and vote for us! Voting is OPEN until December 20, 2019!   ...
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Summertime Fun SAVINGS! Enjoy FREE Yoga in August!

Summertime Fun SAVINGS! Enjoy FREE Yoga in August!

Our annual Summertime Fun Savings begins on July 1st! We're always so impressed how dedicated our yogis are through the Ottawa winter, that when it comes to summer, we want to help you maintain the benefits of a regular yoga practice for health and vibrancy through the warm months. That's why between July 1st to August 31st, 2019, when you purchase a 10 or 20 class package, you'll receive some FREE yoga in the month of August. The class packages do not expire and the bonus classes are valid for use between August 1 to August 31st, 2019. When you purchase... A 10 class package = 5 free August classes. A 20 class package = 10 free August classes. You can purchase online or at the Centre, and your classes will be added to your account. It's a tremendous thing to get extra support in maintaining your practice! Yoga's a little like regular tune ups and oil changes on your car: even if you do it really...
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Yoga in the Park 2019

Yoga in the Park 2019

Summertime Yoga in the Parkdale Market Park! Every Saturday morning in July and August come join us over at the Parkdale Market for Yoga in the Park. We begin on Saturday, July 6th! Take classes with your favourite PranaShanti Teachers! These classes are FREE and ALL ages and levels are welcome! Bring your yoga mat or beach towel and get ready to practice yoga outdoors in the summer sunshine! Rain or shine, we’ll be there! Time 9:45 am to 10:45 am Location Parkdale Park, Hintonburg - 223 Armstrong St., Ottawa, ON. From Parkdale Avenue, the park is located behind the Parkdale Market vendors.  There is street parking available. Schedule July 6: Devinder Kaur July 13:  Maria Figueroa July 27: Barbara Long August 3: Brian Simser August 10: Chantal Houde August 17: Phil Landel August 24: Jenna Switzer August 31: Bruce Minnes ...
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Community Yoga – Fridays at 7:30 pm

Community Yoga – Fridays at 7:30 pm

Every Friday evening enjoy a Yoga class that supports our Community. Each week different Teachers-in-Training from our 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program volunteer to guide an all levels Hatha Yoga Class. All of the teachers are already 200 hour trained Yoga Teachers and your participation helps them to further refine their teaching skills. Classes are suitable for all ages and abilities! Day: Fridays Time: 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm Cost: $5.00 + tax or use your PranaShanti Class Card. Community Yoga classes are a great way to connect with others, support a Teacher-in-Training and the ongoing PranaShanti Work Exchange and Scholarship programs. Sign Up...
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Minecraft and Mindfulness

Minecraft and Mindfulness

Minecraft and Mindfulness - Navigating our kids through the digital world and how yoga and mindfulness can help. By Victoria Lynes, Certified Children's Yoga Teacher and Mindfulness Educator Maybe you have you heard the latest catchphrase in regards to kids and technology? “Digital Heroin”.  Whoa.  It’s a harsh term.  Very scary if you are a parent watching your child loose themselves in cyberspace…and it plays into our parental guilt and fear. Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, used this terminology recently in his article that went viral last summer from the New York Post, titled ‘It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies’.  The article suggests that, “iPads, smartphones and Xboxes are a form of digital drug. Recent brain imaging research is showing that they affect the brain’s frontal cortex — which controls executive functioning, including impulse control — in exactly the same way that cocaine does. Technology is so hyper-arousing that it raises dopamine levels — the feel-good neurotransmitter most involved in the addiction dynamic.” ...
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300 Hour Hatha Yoga  Teacher Training – Registration is Open!

300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training – Registration is Open!

300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program Registration is NOW Open! 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. Join us for our FREE Information Sessions Bring your questions, learn more and meet our Program Co-ordinator, Kathleen Burr, Our next dates are: Sunday, January 6, 2019 – 2 pm to 3 pm Monday, January 14, 2019 – 6 pm to 7 pm Sign Up HERE! PranaShanti Yoga Centre is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) and Registered Yoga Teachers are...
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Boutique & Reception Makeover

Boutique & Reception Makeover

Boutique & Reception Makeover! This October we celebrate 10 years of serving the Ottawa community!  As we near this milestone, the boutique and reception areas will have a makeover so we can serve you even better! The makeover starts Sunday, August 5 and will include: Expanded coat & shoe storage. New slate tile flooring and steel grate at doorway to minimize weather coming in. A new reception counter. New LED light fixtures. Upgraded seating/relaxation and tea area with new furniture. Fresh paint and decor. The boutique will be relocated to the Mind Room for the week of renovations. We will make every effort possible to minimize disruption of classes and wellness services. Some minor change will be needed but we are certain the refresh will make for a more enjoyable experience for you! SALE! To make way for new stock for the fall and our 10 Year Anniversary Celebrations, this month we're having a SUMMER SALE! SAVE up to 50% on select...
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Practice Yoga for FREE in August with our Summertime Fun Savings!

Practice Yoga for FREE in August with our Summertime Fun Savings!

Our annual Summertime Fun Savings begins on July 1st! We're always so impressed how dedicated our yogis are through the Ottawa winter, that when it comes to summer, we want to help you maintain the benefits of a regular yoga practice for health and vibrancy through the warm months. That's why between July 1st to August 31st, 2018, when you purchase a 10 or 20 class package, you'll receive some FREE yoga in the month of August. The class packages do not expire and the bonus classes are valid for use between August 1st - 31st, 2018. When you purchase... A 10 class package = 5 free August classes. A 20 class package = 10 free August classes. You can purchase online or at the centre, and your classes will be added to your account. It's a tremendous thing to get extra support in maintaining your practice! Yoga's a little like regular tune ups and oil changes on your car: even if you do it really well...
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City of Om – Ottawa’s Yoga Festival – June 2

City of Om – Ottawa’s Yoga Festival – June 2

PranaShanti Yoga Centre is thrilled to be a key sponsor for the event again this year! Join us in the PranaShanti Practice Studio, also known as the Agriculture Building, for a day of inspiring classes. ****** City of Om is Ottawa’s vibrant festival destination for everything yoga and wellness! Join us for a day dedicated to connecting communities in the Ottawa area (and beyond!) to a larger network focused on mindful living. Beginner? Intermediate? Expert? Curious? All levels are welcome! We look to motivate individuals to incorporate the fundamentals of yoga into their daily lives to ultimately create a healthier & more sustainable lifestyle. Our focus is to unite communities while bringing forward awareness to health & wellness by highlighting what tools are accessible to all. Date: June 2nd, 2018 Time: 8:00AM – 7:00PM Nama(state) of mind: 7:00PM Location: Lansdowne Park City of Om is Ottawa’s largest health and wellness festival. Historically this festival attracts over 2,000 guests in a single day. This festival is ideal for folks...
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