New Class and Video: Yoga for Runners with Cat Edward

New Class and Video: Yoga for Runners with Cat Edward

Yoga for Runners is a new class on our schedule to address the needs of the active Ottawa community. Students will appreciate the focus on flexibility and movement through the hips to counter the repetitive, strengthening motions of running, and core and shoulder strengthening and stability to ensure an even distribution of strength and flexibility throughout the body. Of course, the class is for anyone (in Cat's words: sitter, walker, runner, or athlete), looking to bring relief and ease to the whole body when it's primary movements or posture are repetitive. The delightful Cat Edward has been teaching yoga for almost five years and plays recreational soccer, as well as participates in various run clubs, snowshoeing, and skiing. Active and affable, Cat is a great addition to the PranaShanti team....
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Summertime Fun Savings – Practice Yoga for FREE in August!

Summertime Fun Savings – Practice Yoga for FREE in August!

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 June 1st and July 31st, 2015, when  you purchase a 10 or 20 class package or sign up for Auto-Renew, you'll receive free yoga in the month of August. The class packages you purchase are good for a year from the date of purchase, and the bonus classes are valid for use between August 1 - 31st, 2015. When you purchase... A 10 class package = 5 free August classes. A 20 class package = 10 free August classes. The Monthly Unlimited Auto-Renew (studio membership) in June or July = one month of free yoga. Because the Auto-Renew is a minimum 4 month commitment, you'll pay for your first month at time of registration, and then your second month will be free,...
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The Desire Map

The Desire Map fits like my favourite yoga pants. Comfortable. Transformational. Practical. Versatile. Natural. Like putting on a hug. An investment in awesome. An investment in forward motion. An investment in life: lived on purpose, with purpose. It also solved one very big problem. First, a little back story. Danielle Laporte, creator of The Desire Map, lights up truths and pulls it all together – practically and poetically. She asks us to turn old habits, beliefs, and ways of getting stuff done inside out. Born in Windsor, Ontario, she’s globally known as a powerhouse of manifestation. Without post-secondary education, she rose up through The Body Shop by achieving new goals, and then asking for promotions. The Desire Map is premised on the clarity of intention. Clarity of desires. Clarity of choices. Clarity of action. Yet (and this is a big yet), the approach is oh-so-soothing. to body, mind AND spirit. Soothing to the soul. It’s gentle, powerful and life affirming. I was an early...
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Kirtan with Krishna Das: Kirtan Wallah Tour 2015

Kirtan with Krishna Das: Kirtan Wallah Tour 2015

PranaShanti Yoga Centre is pleased to present world-renowned kirtan artist Krishna Das for a live Ottawa concert as part of his Kirtan Wallah Tour of SE Canada and NE USA 2015! "Hailed as yoga's "rock star," Krishna Das put sacred Sanskrit mantras on the music map." ~ Alan di Perna, Grammy.com, April 17, 2014 Date and Time Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm Doors open at 7:30 pm About the Event Krishna Das layers traditional Hindu kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation. With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das – known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD – has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling chant artist of all time. Learn more at www.krishnadas.com. Tickets Advance tickets are available via Eventbrite until July 6th at 7 pm. The ticket price is $53.50 plus there is a $2.06 service charge for each ticket...
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Give Mom health and relaxation this Mother’s Day!

Give Mom health and relaxation this Mother’s Day!

Every year my family gave my grandmother lavender hand cream, soaps, and talc powder, until she had amassed such an inventory that it would take her the better part of a decade to use it all. Finally, we collectively decided to start giving her experiences, rather than things. She had enough things, and she was actually quite particular about the types of things to have, but she would eagerly use a gift certificate for massage. We've got a few things happening at the centre for Mother's Day this year! See which experience suits you or your mother figure. Yoga Classes Yoga for Kids and Mom Saturday May 9th 12:30 - 1:30 pm Enjoy an hour with your little yogi and practice Yoga for Kids and Mom led by Victoria Lyons. Register here! Mother's Day Yoga Workshop Saturday May 9th 3 - 5 pm A decadent two hour class for Moms to reconnect with a sense of peacefulness and celebrate all that you do and give. A little bit of everything...
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Happy Family Day – Monday, February 16

Happy Family Day – Monday, February 16

Sometimes you need to yoga apart so to appreciate your togetherness that much more, and sometimes you want to yoga together as a healthy, heart-full way to bond. We are open this Monday for Family Day. Bring a family member and they practice FREE. On Monday, save the HST on our Family Yoga Package! 15 classes shared by up to 4 family members and valid for 1 year. Buy online with code YOGAFAMILY!...
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Black Friday Sale

Black Friday Sale

Save the HST on Friday, November 28, 2014! To support your yoga practice in this season of lights, we're offering you the opportunity to bring some more light to your winter this Friday. For one day only, we are offering a 13% discount or SAVE THE HST on 5, 10, 20, 50, Family, 1 Month Unlimited, 3 Month Unlimited and Annual Unlimited Class Packages. Buy Online with the code FRIDAY2014 or in person at the Centre. Note:  Drop-In and Monthly Auto-renew packages are not included....
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Annual Unlimited Holiday Savings begins December 1st!

Annual Unlimited Holiday Savings begins December 1st!

Make a commitment to yourself! This package is truly UNLIMITED! With the PranaShanti Annual Unlimited Package Holiday Special you will enjoy: No limit to the number of classes you practice in a day, week, month or the year! 10% off special events, workshops and trainings 10% off all boutique purchases and Infrared Sauna sessions 5 Complimentary yoga class passes to bring friends & family to class with you A PranaShanti tote bag and water bottle This special is available from December 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015, with the holiday special price of $1,275.00 (HST included) which includes all the goodies listed above for 365 days! A $300 savings just on the package price with more savings all year long! Sign Up!...
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Winter Solstice Celebration of Light

Winter Solstice Celebration of Light

Date and Time: Sunday, December 21, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Event Details 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 that is being created for us 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, forgiveness, and understanding. When we walk the path outward, we are lighter, more joyful and ready yet again to take on life's challenges. Barbara Brown of Canadian Labyrinth Ventures will be creating our Labyrinth and live music by Canadian Singer Leah Longo and her band, will enhance our sacred...
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Nirinjan Kaur – Live in Ottawa

Nirinjan Kaur – Live in Ottawa

Nirinjan Kaur - Live in Ottawa - Workshop + Concert PranaShanti Yoga Centre is delighted to host an evening of Kundalini Yoga and sacred chanting with Nirinjan Kaur (vocals and harmonium) and Matthew Schoening (electric cello) accompaniment and opening set. Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Event Details Our evening begins with a sacred sound and yoga/meditation workshop from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Following a 30 minute intermission we will begin the concert at 7:30 pm. Ticket Options: Tickets available for each event separately or SAVE when purchasing together. Workshop: $25.00 per person in advance, $30.00 per person day of Concert: $25.00 per person in advance, $30.00 per person day of Entire Evening: $40.00 per person in advance, $50.00 per person day of Children: under 12 $5.00 per child Join us in this blissful evening! About Nirinjan Kaur: Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa grew up with sacred music and Naad Yoga as a natural part of her life. This has been developed in study with classical Indian Master Ustaad Narinder Singh Sandhu...
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