“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 & events

Date / Time: June 9, 2023 to June 11, 2023
Friday: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am ET – 4 pm ET
Instructor: Michael
Chair Yoga Training

For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!
Chair Yoga adapts traditional yoga poses so that they can be done with a chair for support, making yoga more accessible for all people.
Our society is aging and there are many people unable to practice a standard yoga class. Chair yoga also provides a gentle but effective practice for those with mobility or disability issues.
The chair takes the place of the yoga mat, and poses are seated or supported by the chair. You get a warm-up, stretching and strengthening, whether you’re coming off a sports injury, challenged by the physical limits of aging, or have been sitting for too many hours at your desk.

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Date / Time: September 15, 2023 to September 17, 2023
Friday: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am ET – 5 pm ET
Instructor: Melissa
Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Training

For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!
Yoga can offer amazing benefits for pregnancy, labour and parenthood; however, there are things that teachers and practitioners need to know!
This interactive course is designed for anyone keen to learn more about Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga, including yoga teachers, fitness instructors, doulas and other health professionals as well as parents to be.
This course will share practices for each stage of the journey from yoga support for conception to partner yoga for pregnancy and labour to yogic recommendations for postpartum recovery to parent/baby yoga poses for bonding. Resources will also be provided to comfort women in the event of pregnancy loss.

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Date / Time: October 13, 2023 to October 15, 2023
Friday: 6:30 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am ET – 5 pm ET
Instructor: Devinder
Yoga Nidra Training

For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!
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.

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Date / Time: November 17, 2023 to November 19, 2023
Friday: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am ET – 6 pm ET
Instructor: Sonia
Principles of Ayurveda

For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!
Learn the core concepts of Ayurveda, an ancient tradition of healing, 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: November 3, 2023 to November 5, 2023
Friday: 7 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday: 10 am ET – 12 pm ET & 2 pm ET – 4 pm ET
Sunday: 9:30 am ET – 12 pm ET & 2 pm ET – 4:30 pm ET
Instructor: Max Strom
Max Strom: The Sunrise Within
Join a weekend with Max Strom: inspiring workshops and a training on breathwork, well-being, and emotional health.
Friday: 7 PM ET – 9 PM ET
Total Relaxation – Max Strom’s renowned rest & renewal

Learn and experience how to relax deeply. This special event will help you rest like you did long ago.

Saturday: 10 AM ET – 12 PM ET
Strength Grace Healing

Experience Max Strom’s unique yoga practice, called Inner Axis, with emphasis on emotional transformation. Class will include a short talk, inner axis yoga, non-dogmatic philosophy, breathing patterns, and meditation.

Saturday, 2 PM ET – 4 PM ET
Some Doors Open Only From the Inside – The healing power of transformational breath-work

The practices you will learn in this workshop will take you to new depths of insight and inspire you for weeks to come.

Sunday, 9:30 AM ET – 12:00 PM ET
The Sunrise Within Training
Part 1: The Secret of Using Movement & Postures to find stillness every time

Experience Max Strom’s unique practice that will enhance your strength, and yet brings you to a profound state of stillness. And learn how to teach others to experience this as well.

Sunday, 2 PM ET – 4:30 PM ET
The Sunrise Within Training
Part 2: Teaching cathartic breathwork

With the cathartic breathing techniques you learn in this training your students will be able to access memories more clearly, gain insights, and release long-held, obstructive emotions.

All levels are welcome. No previous experience necessary.


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Date / Time: November 24, 2023 to November 26, 2023
Friday: Arrival time is 3 PM
Sunday: Departure time is 1 PM
Instructor: Devinder Kaur
PranaShanti Fall Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Connect with nature and unplug!
Absorb yourself in daily yoga practice and dive within through meditation, movement and healing sound vibrations.
The weekend includes healthy meals, cozy accommodations, w2ood fired sauna, time in nature, yoga, meditation and evening symphonic sound immersions. 
Come out and explore with us in Mother Natures finest beauty, Algonquin Park just a few hours north of the city. Escape the hustle and bustle of the everyday life to find peace and tranquility on a weekend getaway.
The weekend includes:
  • 3 days and 2 nights private or shared accommodation
  • All nourishing meals and snacks
  • Morning yoga and meditation classes and evening sound immersions meditation/relaxations with Devinder
  • Join the activities or enjoy quiet time
  • Use of Northern Edge’s amenities
  • Wood-fired sauna
  • Nature walk
  • Quiet time to unplug, relax and be

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Date / Time: December 1, 2023 to December 3, 2023
Friday and Saturday: 9 am ET – 5 pm ET
Sunday: 9 am ET – 3 pm ET
Instructor: Devinder
Meditation Training

“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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