Writing to Write by Jessie Carson

Writing to Write by Jessie Carson

Have you ever wanted to start (or re-start) a writing practice and just can’t seem to make it happen? Maybe you think you don’t have the time or you don’t think it’s productive or that there is no benefit unless you publish. Those roadblocks along with many other myths are just some of the excuses we tell ourselves to keep us from creating and reaping the benefits that come from a creative practice. Writing for no other purpose but ‘to write’ can be a helpful thing to do during times of uncertainty. It is a simple practice where writing for as short a time as three minutes can be beneficial after one session. While there are no guarantees, writing often helps people make sense of things going on in their lives. Writing can also help with processing and coping. No matter what ‘purpose’ we have for writing, many people know that writing can be settling and comforting. Franz Kafka, a writer of...
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Online Shopping

Online Shopping

We're here for you and our Online Store is OPEN! We've made yoga props - from mats to therapy balls available in our Online Store to support your practice.  We have: Yoga MatsBolsters and CushionsMeditation BenchesYoga BlocksYoga StrapsBlanketsEye PillowsYoga Tune Up BallsBooksBath Booms and Bath SaltsBeeswax CandlesHerbal and Yogi Teaand more... Visit our Online Store today! FREE Curbside pick up and FREE shipping with purchases over $99.00! We'll continue to find ways to help you build a deep, and rewarding practice. In-Store Shopping With COVID safety measures.Monday to Friday: 10:30 am to 4:30 pmSaturday and Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm Free Curbside and In-Store Pickup Choose the "In Store Pickup" option and you can pick up your order from Monday to Friday (10:30 am - 4:30 pm) and Saturday and Sunday (11 am - 5 pm). All curbside and "In Store Pickups" are at 45 Eccles Street in Chinatown. Shipping We ship within Canada and the to U.S. We offer FREE regular shipping in...
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Annual Unlimited Holiday Special! Make a commitment to YOURSELF!

Annual Unlimited Holiday Special! Make a commitment to YOURSELF!

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 practiceChoose from over 80+ weekly drop in classes10% off special events, workshops and trainings10% off all boutique purchases1 60-minute massage5 drop-in guest yoga passes OR 5 Infrared sauna sessionsFree yoga mat rentals This special is available from December 10, 2020 to January 31, 2021, with the holiday special price of $1,275.00 (HST included) which includes all the goodies listed above for 365 days! A $300.00 savings just on the package price with more savings all year long! BUY ONLINE ...
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Top Yoga Studio in Ottawa 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

Top Yoga Studio in Ottawa 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

Grateful to be voted Top Yoga Studio in Ottawa for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020! PranaShanti Yoga Centre crowned Top Choice Award Winner for Top Yoga Studio in the 2019 Annual Top Choice Award Survey. Ottawa, Ontario, CA -- January 10, 2020 -- Top Choice Awards has announced that PranaShanti Yoga Centre has been crowned the winner for Top Yoga Studio of 2020 in the city of Ottawa. PranaShanti Yoga Centre has set new standards for quality, service, image, value and professionalism. We have excelled in our category through hard work and complete dedication to our customers. This award is a testament to the skill, passion and vision of our company. We truly appreciate this recognition and the association with the exclusive Top Choice Award circle of winners in North America. Top Choice Awards is an International market research firm, focusing on the experience of the customers. Since 2005, winners are released annually to recognize and showcase the most trusted and appealing service organizations and...
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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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The Basics of Kundalini Yoga

The Basics of Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is the fastest growing Yoga.  It's known as the Yoga of Awareness – it consists of simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter their age or physical ability. Kundalini is a holistic practice that includes breathwork (pranayama), yoga postures (asanas), sound (gong), chanting silently or out loud (mantra), and meditation. This is a wonderful yoga practice that is done at your own individual pace, and everyone can do. From your very first class you’ll start reaping the rewards, whether you’re new to yoga, or you’re looking to expand your yoga practice to include some more spiritual and meditative work. Here's some Q&A's to help get you started in learning more about this style of Yoga. Why do we cover our head? In Kundalini yoga it is recommended to keep the hair up and to wear a white headcover to better receive the solar energy, which will merge with the Kundalini energy rising from the root chakra and help...
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10 Great Reasons to do Teacher Training at PranaShanti!

10 Great Reasons to do Teacher Training at PranaShanti!

10 GREAT reasons to do your Teacher Training at PranaShanti! 10. A Spacious Centre Our Centre has four practice Studios, which means that Teacher Training is always in the largest space reserved just for trainings. The consistency and preparation of a space makes training a comfortable experience! You'll always have the kitchen available to you so you can bring your own food to prepare, and there's no moving around to other spaces to accommodate classes. 9. We're Well Equipped We're really equipped because of the diversity of trainings and classes we host!  Whether you want to teach Hot Yoga or Restorative Yoga in the future, your Teacher Training will have many yoga props so you can be supported in your training and learn the full spectrum of how to support yoga students. 8. In A Great Neighbourhood Enjoy free parking evenings and weekends, so if you're not locking your bike up outside, you don't need to fuss with parking tickets. There are two vegan restaurants, two...
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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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New Year’s Day Celebration 2019

New Year’s Day Celebration 2019

New Year's Day - Celebrate the start of 2019 the Yogi Way! Begin the year with Yoga at PranaShanti Yoga Centre! The beginning of the new year is traditionally a time of contemplating change, it is also a time to clarify your intentions for the coming year. Come steep in the wisdom of your heart and nourish your most auspicious projections for 2019! Our annual tradition is to kick off the New Year with some of your favorite PranaShanti Yoga Teachers.  We will have 4 Yoga Classes at 12 pm and 4 Yoga Classes at 1:30 pm. Join the celebration with PranaShanti Teachers. Treats and joyful spirit included! 12 pm to 1 pm: Warm Yin with Steffi Slow Flow with Kate Yoga for Stress Relief with Stephanie Kundalini with Devinder 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm: Hot Flow with Laurie Yin with Stephane Yoga Nidra with Julia Hatha with Melissa Cost: PranaShanti Class Card or Drop-in Fee.  Sign Up HERE!...
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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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