Mirabai Ceiba Sacred Chant Concert – Songs of Love & Longing

Mirabai Ceiba Sacred Chant Concert – Songs of Love & Longing

A gentle yet expansive spirit pervades all the music of Mirabai Ceiba. The delicate sounds of harp, piano, and guitar blend with lovingly intertwined voices amid lush celestial soundscapes. Their concerts are group celebrations for peace—joyous and loving occasions that embody the duo's profound belief in music as a universal language uniting all the world's peoples, cultures and traditions. Join Mirabai Ceiba for an intimate evening of heart opening chanting, conscious breath practice, meditations and spiritual songs to embody the Song of our Lives. About Mirabai Ceiba: Mirabai Ceiba is a duo consisting of guitarist/singer Markus Sieber and singer/harpist/pianist Angelika Baumbach. They come from different parts of the world. Markus is East German. Angelika was born in Tucson, Arizona, and grew up in a small village near Mexico City, the daughter of a Mexican mother and German father. Together, Angelika and Markus have forged engaging new style of world devotional music blending Gurmukhi mantras from the Kundalini Yoga tradition with original songs in English and...
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Take the 40 Day Challenge starting October 1st!

Take the 40 Day Challenge starting October 1st!

Boost your immune system with the PranaShanti 40 Day Yoga Challenge! The Challenge runs from Wednesday, October 1st to Sunday, November 9th, 2014. The PranaShanti 40 Day Challenge is a commitment to attend yoga classes for 40 consecutive days. Yogic science confirms that it takes 40 days to fully develop a new life-promoting habit or to drop a current destructive habit. The PranaShanti 40 Day Challenge is a great way to strengthen the body, unburden the mind, and begin a daily commitment to yourself. In 40 days, you can create a whole new way of being. Start with any class on Wednesday, October 1st! There will be 3 optional team gatherings! 1. Wednesday, October 1st, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM ~ Kick Off Class and Open House Join us for our Kick Off class, Yin Yoga with Gitanjali. We’ll follow the class with healthy snacks. This is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow participants so that you can encourage each other along the way....
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Happy Family Day…FREE Classes for Family Members on Monday, February 17!

Happy Family Day…FREE Classes for Family Members on Monday, February 17!

Spread love with YOGA this Family Day! FREE Classes for family members all day on Monday, February 17th, 2014. If you're a package holder at PranaShanti, bring along a family member on Monday for a FREE class. As long as your family member does not currently have a class package with us, they can enjoy a class for FREE! WHEN: Monday, February 17th, all day and all classes. DETAILS: Your guest may be new to us or a student who has been here before as long as they do not have a current class package. Limit 1 family member per package holder. Please check in at the Reception Desk when you arrive! ...
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Get the Glow in 2014. Start with Hot Yoga 101 on Sunday, January 26.

Get the Glow in 2014. Start with Hot Yoga 101 on Sunday, January 26.

Those who love hot yoga know there are many benefits, including muscle toning; stress reduction and increased vitality; weight loss; reduction of muscle and joint pain; flexibility and mobility, and strength. In particular, hot yoga helps you to detox by sweating out toxins from your skin. Thus the amazing inner and outer glow of the students coming out after a hot yoga class. If you’ve never tried hot yoga. If you’re not sure how to start. If you’ve tried it but were not prepared and intimidated. The Hot Yoga 101 workshop on Sunday, January 26 at PranaShanti is for you! Or, if you love hot yoga and want to share your passion, here’s a safe and fun way for your friends and family members to start. To encourage you to try the hot side, the Hot 101 workshop includes a mat rental, 2 free class passes with 2 mat rentals, a PranaShanti tote bag, plus a handout on Hot Yoga for you...
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Winter Solstice Food Bank Fundraiser – Bringing Love and Light to our Community.

Winter Solstice Food Bank Fundraiser – Bringing Love and Light to our Community.

For the past five years, PranaShanti has celebrated the Winter Solstice with a special fundraising event to help those in need in our community. This year, the event takes place on Friday December 20 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm and all the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Ottawa Food Bank. The Food Bank serves monthly 40,000 Ottawa residents, 40% of which are children, who are struggling with hunger. The Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year and one that is honoured by many as a sacred and rich time. Often it is thought as the dying of one year and the promise of a new beginning. Since ancient times, to counteract the season’s reminder of mortality, communities have come together at Winter Solstice to celebrate, have fun, and call back the Sun by gathering around a fire or setting out candles. Along this theme, I have hired a professional cast of actors from Eddie May...
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Meet our Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Lead Trainer

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Interview with Laurie Howe Caroline Ishii recently had the opportunity to have a cup of tea and a conversation with PranaShanti Yoga Centre Teacher Laurie Howe. Laurie is the Lead Trainer for the centre’s 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training programs. Where were you born? I was born in Ottawa, Ontario. How did you start out in yoga? I was one of those reluctant yogis. I was dragged by a friend back in 1988. It was really different then. There were no yoga centres back then. It took me about three times until I fully came to yoga, it would start to work and then I got busy. How did you come to do your yoga teacher training? I wanted to do something different. I came to a crossroads in my life and I realized how much the yoga asana practice had changed my life and I wanted to be able to bring that to other people. So, I took a year off from...
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Our 5th Anniversary!

Our 5th Anniversary!

Sunday, October 6th, 2013, an auspicious day and a day to celebrate PranaShanti Yoga Centre's 5 year anniversary! Ottawa's Yogis and Yoginis celebrated in grand style with an opening meditation for gratitude by Devinder Kaur, Director, live music by Galitcha, a Children's Party with Jamie Reardon, beautiful henna tattoos as a take home reminder of the night, delicious appetizers and drinks by Chef Caroline Ishii, a flowing chocolate fountain and some high stepping Bollywood Dancing fun! A very special thank you to everyone who has made each year filled with joy. We look forward to many more celebrations with YOU! Be well, Devinder Kaur    ...
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Welcome to PranaShanti: The Home of Yoga in Ottawa!

Greetings, Namaste and Sat Naam, Welcome to the new PranaShanti Yoga Centre website.  I’m very excited to share it with you! We’ve been tirelessly working on this for some time now and we hope the results reflect this. The new website was designed to have a clear and uncluttered look which is easy to navigate. It focuses a lot more on content and experience to help you get to the information you need quickly and easily. We've also added blogs to the new website.  Our intention in adding blogs is simply to share and inspire. When we are inspired, we are full of life, and we can achieve our greatness.  Inspiration is what carries us forward and what picks us up when we fall. There will be many different blog contributors including some very special guest bloggers!  We all have something unique to share that can inspire another whether it is a story, an experience, insight, recipe or new found information.  The blogs will be...
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