“Learning to be present with yourself and to abide in that which is steady and comfortable does not allow space for self-judgment. When you live this way, you are practicing yoga: you are living fully.”
– Judith Hanson Lasater
We believe that in learning, there is life, and in self-discovery, there is growth which allows us to shed the practices and beliefs that no longer serve us. We aim to offer everyone the opportunity to know themselves better through comprehensive programs that serve the personal journey and the professional one. 
We invite you to join us for courses and trainings that are open to practitioners of all levels of experience. 
Online Courses & Trainings
Study with us from the comfort of your own home. 
Online Community
Join a global community of teachers and students in the exploration of yogic teachings. 
In-Person Courses & Trainings
Attend in-person courses and trainings at the PranaShanti Education Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Upcoming COURSES

Date / Time: October 1-3, 2021
Friday: 6 pm – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm ET
Instructor: Sonia
Principles of Ayurveda

Learn the core concepts of Ayurveda, the oldest known tradition of healing on the planet, to enhance well-being and energy for the mind, body and soul.

Join Sonia for a 20-hour course to learn how to achieve personal and professional balance and unlock your true potential and purpose, through integrating modern science and the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga.

If you want to understand and learn how Ayurveda and Yoga can be integrated at a practical level for your constitution, in your modern and fast-paced life, then this training is for you. You will learn how to attain peace, calm, and cultivate self-development in your professional life, in your relationships and in your lifestyle, using the basic principles of Yoga, Ayurveda and modern science.

By the end of this course, you will have your personalized wellness plan, based on your own unique constitution. You will be equipped with all the tools and understand how to bring balance to yourself based on your unique diet, lifestyle, and specific stress management techniques.

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Date / Time: Journey 2 – October 15-17, 2021
Friday: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm ET
Instructor: Devinder, Dev Suroop and Madhur-Nain

The 21 Stages of Meditation

This online course is for anyone who wants to enhance the joy of their meditation experience. Meditators, students and teachers of all levels of experience and from all traditions are invited!

The 21 Stages of Meditation is a Journey to the Self along the meditative path to realization. Meditation is both a skill and an experience. It has stages, just as a flower grows from seed to sprout to leaves to bloom.

The Stages of Meditation’ are grouped into three ‘journeys’. They are: Experience & Crystallize the Self, Express and Distill the Self and Transcend and Sublimate the Self. Each journey lasts one weekend. Each weekend takes you through seven stages of deep meditation. Each stage systematically confronts your mind’s patterns and limitations, awakens a part of you and develops new skills to clear your way towards realization.

This course is for anyone who wants to enhance the joy of their meditation experience. Meditators from all traditions are invited! You’ll clear your mind, sharpen your consciousness and strengthen your nervous system. So, mark your calendar and be sure to join us!

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Date / Time: November 10, 2021 – December 8, 2021
Wednesdays: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ET
Instructor: Lynne Cardinal
Introduction to Sanskrit
Sanskrit is a classical language of India. It literally means “perfection”. It is the language of ancient sages and Sanskrit words are used as mantras, as their sounds when properly pronounced are suiting and transformative.
This introductory course, aims to familiarize students with some basic concepts of Sanskrit which will help them in their study of sacred essential texts.
 
Sanskrit is a phonetical language; since the words are pronounced according to their spellings it makes them easy to read and pronounce.
 
The knowledge of Sanskrit is very helpful for anyone who is interested in exploring the original texts relating to the Indian traditional knowledge systems.
 
The Sanskrit sounds are meditative. To read, write or sing in Sanskrit is an ancient practice to help us awaken to our essential nature.
 
No prior knowledge of Sanskrit is required to take the course.
 

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Date / Time: November 19, 2021
Friday: 8:30 am ET – 5:30 pm ET
Instructor: Pam
Star Reiki – Level 1
Tap into YOUR Power!
 Drawing from the infinite supply of universal healing energy, with intention, Pam believes we all have the power to increase our vibration as well as that of others. Many of us feel our senses in extraordinary ways and have no idea what to call it. You may hear an inner voice, feel the energy in a room, or maybe you are intrigued and open to more!
 
Star Reiki encompasses the traditional USUI Reiki lineage, and over and above, is inclusive to all forms of connecting and harnessing the powers of Oneness. Vibrating with Oneness/Source is grounding and strengthens intuition, allowing us to make better decisions in our daily lives.
 
Included in this training, you will receive a Star Reiki Level 1 Attunement incorporating gentle yin yoga, and a manual to continue your practice. A sense of deep healing and/or release may be experienced. With the completion of this training, you will be a certified Star Reiki Level 1 Practitioner with the ability to use your hands to heal. 
 
Date / Time: November 19-21, 2021
Friday: 6 pm – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm ET
Instructor: Anne
Restorative Yoga – Advanced
Explore Restorative Yoga beyond the basics!
This advanced restorative yoga training is for experienced restorative yoga teachers and students who would like to expand their knowledge of the therapeutic benefits of this practice as well as explore various new poses not covered in introductory restorative yoga trainings. Those who practice restorative yoga understand the importance of this yoga practice on the body, mind, the health of the organs, the spine and the nervous system.
 
In this 20-hour training, we will explore more deeply the benefits of this practice on the organs of the body, the spine and how this practice can assist with anxiety, fear and depression as well as other health conditions. We will also gain more knowledge on the physiology of relaxation and the importance of finding calm in our busy lives.
  

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Date / Time: December 3-5, 2021
Friday and Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm ET
Sunday: 11:30 am – 5 pm ET
Instructor: Devinder Kaur
Meditation

“Meditation: Because some answers can only be found on the Inner net.” – Shira Tamir
Meditation is one of the most natural and rewarding of all human activities. It brings balance, rest, and a growing inner peace. While its highest and original purpose is to help us awaken our inner, spiritual nature, the benefits to body and mind are well established by medical research.
 
Practiced on a daily basis, meditation produces profound results on all levels of your being—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. It connects you with your own inner powers of vitality, clarity, and peace.
 
Join, PranaShanti Yoga Centre Director, Devinder Kaur, for an introductory course to learn more about the powerful affects of meditation and how to teach simple and effective meditation techniques to others.
 

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Date / Time: February 2-4, 2022
Friday: 6 pm – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm ET
Instructor: Michael
Yoga for Seniors & Healthy Aging Training
For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!
 In 2017, Canada’s Seniors officially out numbered children. With no signs of this trend lessening any time soon, learning to teach yoga to our Seniors safely and mindfully is becoming an increasingly important skill in the yoga teaching world. Understanding the common physical and mental issues and having the qualifications to teach yoga to this large segment of our population will provide yoga teachers and care givers with a unique and very rewarding way to serve our communities.
 
In the training we will address common physical issues that will need accommodation in class, for example: osteoporosis, arthritis, COPD or CAD. Learning to create skillful modifications for older students, some coming to yoga for the first time, will allow for teachers and care givers to offer the gifts of yoga with confidence. Adapting to the needs in the room will allow for a strong, challenging, but equally relaxed and meditative practice.
 
More details to come!
Date / Time: May 6-8, 2022
Friday: 6:30 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am ET – 6 pm ET
Instructor: Devinder
Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a type of meditation based on the ancient yogic anatomy of the Koshas, the 5 subtle bodies. Sometimes described as a long savasana, it is actually a combination of deep body relaxation and mental awareness.
Yoga Nidra is a quiet journey inward to stillness that transforms and releases old habits, fatigue, worry, and stress. Yoga Nidra is a technique for physical rejuvenation, mental relaxation, spiritual growth, and overall wellness.
 
This training is for those who would like to offer students the opportunity to experience a systematic method of conscious relaxation. Yoga Nidra has been found to be effective in treating many of the physical symptoms of stress, including insomnia, anxiety, and depression. It is also helpful in the treatment of PTSD and addictions.