Yoga programs at PranaShanti are life-transforming and for everyone, whether you are interested in becoming a teacher or wanting to deepen your yoga practice and knowledge.
We design our programs to help accommodate your busy daily schedule. Our virtual and in-person formats allow for you to physically, mentally and spiritually dive into the teachings while respecting your commitments to work, family, schooling and personal life.
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.

PranaShanti has been offering Yoga Teacher Training programs since 2008. We have offered over 35 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs in the Hatha and Kundalini Yoga traditions.

Our 200-hour programs provides a solid foundational background in yoga so that you can confidently teach holistic, all-levels classes in a clear and compassionate manner. You will deepen your experience of postures and meditation, expand your understanding of yogic and western anatomy, yoga philosophy, and Ayurveda, and you will refine your communication and listening skills all while being part of a supportive community that fosters inquiry, creativity and lifelong learning.

PranaShanti’s 300-hour programs gives one the opportunity for further personal transformation and a deepening of practice and knowledge.

We believe yoga is for everyone and teaching opportunities happen everywhere – on and off the mat. PranaShanti graduates take their yoga studies into all avenues of teaching whether on the mat in a yoga studio room, to the workplace, to school, or sharing one-on-one with a friend or family member.

Our Yoga School and Yoga Teacher Training programs are approved by Yoga Alliance and we are a certified educational institution by Employment and Social Development Canada and can therefore issue Tuition Tax Receipts for qualified programs.

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Information Sessions

Date / Time: TBA
Instructor: Devinder and Stephanie
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour
Live Stream – Online Information Session

Interested in deepening your yoga practice on and off the mat? Interested in taking your experience to the next level by becoming a Yoga Teacher?

PranaShanti Yoga Centre offers internationally recognized Yoga Teacher Training programs in Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. We are an approved 200-hour and 300-hour Registered Yoga School (RYS) through Yoga Alliance.

To find out more about our upcoming Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, please join us and bring your questions! This will be an online session. In advance of the session, everyone signed up will be emailed the meeting link and access code.

Cost: Free

Date / Time: TBA
Instructor: Devinder and Stephanie
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour
Live Stream – Online Information Session
Interested in deepening your yoga practice on and off the mat? Interested in taking your experience to the next level by becoming a Yoga Teacher?

PranaShanti Yoga Centre offers internationally recognized Yoga Teacher Training programs in Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. We are an approved 200-hour and 300-hour Registered Yoga School (RYS) through Yoga Alliance.
 
To find out more about our upcoming Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, please join us and bring your questions! This will be an online session. In advance of the session, everyone signed up will be emailed the meeting link and access code.
 
Cost: Free
 
Date / Time: November 15, 2021
Monday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm ET
Instructor: Stephanie
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training 300 Hour
Live Stream – Online Information Session
PranaShanti Yoga Centre’s Hatha Yoga Teacher Training 300-Hour Program is a comprehensive course of study that delves deeply into all aspects of Yoga, thus, building on the knowledge and skills developed at the 200-Hour Level. This self-paced modular approach to advanced Yogic education, that builds on your 200-Hour Level Training, allows you to customize a pathway based on your own unique needs.
 
Believing in studying with a variety of highly trained teachers increases everyone’s knowledge and depth of experience, our dedicated and skilled faculty deliver a well-rounded curriculum that enables you to refine your expertise in particular areas of interest due to their areas of specialization.
 
PranaShanti Yoga Centre offers internationally recognized Yoga Teacher Training programs in Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. We are an approved 200-hour and 300-hour Registered Yoga School (RYS) through Yoga Alliance. To find out more about our Hatha Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training, please join us for the Information Session.
 
This will be an online session. In advance of the session, everyone signed up will be emailed the meeting link and access code.
 
Cost: Free
 

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Date / Time: TBA
Instructor: Devinder and Shannon
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour
Live Stream – Online Information Session
This program is life-transforming and is for everyone. Whether you are interested in becoming a teacher or wanting to deepen your yoga practice and knowledge.

To find out more about our upcoming Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, please join PranaShanti Yoga Centre offers internationally recognized Yoga Teacher Training programs in Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. We are an approved 200-hour Registered Yoga School (RYS) through Yoga Alliance. 

This will be an online session. In advance of the session, everyone signed up will be emailed the meeting link and access code.

Cost: FREE

Courses

Date / Time: January 20-25, 2022
Thursday to Tuesday: 9 am ET – 5:30 pm ET
Instructor: Devinder Kaur and Dev Suroop Kaur
Mind & Meditation
Your mind has a unique, energetic frequency that runs parallel to your individual place in history’s time-line. As a soul who decided to take human form, both dense and luminous in nature, you are bound to the subtle and radical changes in the earth’s rhythms as well. There is only one sanctuary from the chaotic changes we are now experiencing– your own mind.
Mind & Meditation is intended to illuminate the relationship between you and your mind. Through this powerful experience, you will explore how the mind works in relationship to yourself and others. You will begin to integrate fundamental concepts about the nature and dynamics of the mind into your life. Perhaps most important of all, you will deepen your meditative practice.
 
The type of relationship we create with our mind is essential to our ability to act effectively, to recognize our true nature and to align with our Divine Purpose. The technology presented in Mind & Meditation addresses the rapid shifts we are experiencing today, individually and as a collective.
 

Date / Time: January 22-23, 2022
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am ET – 4 pm ET
Instructors: Barrie Risman

The Power of You: Define Your Authentic Voice

Become an Outstanding, Sought-after Teacher in your Community
As yoga teachers, we often assume that only the most charismatic instructors are sought after and have consistently full classes. But that is far from the truth! The reality is that every yoga teacher can – and should – inspire passion, commitment, and loyalty.
 
In this course you will:
 
  • Clarify your intention and purpose as a yoga teacher;
  • Identify your niche and the people you are meant to serve;
  • Articulate your story and examine your experiences in yoga to uncover your unique and authentic voice as a teacher; and 
  • Learn how to share your passion and love for yoga with students in ways that inspire them.
Date / Time: February 4-6, 2022
Friday: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am ET – 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.
 
Date / Time: February 18-20, 2022
Friday: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am ET – 4 pm ET
Instructor: Barrie
Teaching Yoga to Brand-New Beginners
This training is designed to equip new and experienced teachers with tools and strategies to teach brand-new students with confidence and skill, both online and in-person.

Introducing the power and potency of yoga to new students can be one of the most rewarding types of teaching there is. Yet, many teachers find that this type of teaching comes with its own set of unique challenges.

This training is intended for teachers who have completed a 200-hour level training. Participants can expect to participate in group discussions and simple asana practices in each session and complete short written assignments between sessions.

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Date / Time: March 4-6, 2022
Friday: 6:30 pm ET – 8:30 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am ET – 6 pm ET
Instructor: Cat and Lailee
Yin Yoga Teacher Training – Advanced
Build on your Yin Yoga Teacher Training Foundation

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga, incorporating principles of traditional Chinese medicine, with asanas (postures) that are held for longer periods of time than in other styles. The sequences of postures are meant to stimulate the channels of the subtle body known as meridians in Chinese medicine and as nadis in Hatha yoga.

Building on our Yin Yoga Teacher Training Foundations course, we will guide you to discover deeper facets of this quiet practice: 
 
  • Understanding the Meridian System and Qi and how it relates to the practice of Yin Yoga;
  • Developing a meditative state through the practice of Yin Yoga and Mindfulness;
  • Exploring additional postures including contraindications, modifications and alternatives, the use of props and counter poses;
  • Sequencing for Yin Yoga classes for specific themes and needs. 
Date / Time: March 18-20, 2022
Friday: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am ET – 6 pm ET
Instructor: Stephanie
Teaching Methodology

Enhance & Advance Your Teaching Skills
In this theoretical course with some practice time, we will examine how to; effectively observe when teaching in a group setting and respond accordingly, find a balance between demonstration and observation, manage time and set priorities when dealing with classes of varying lengths and styles, and understand the student learning process and how to communicate effectively.

Through the study of these various aspects of teaching, we will also discuss the importance of finding your own voice as a teacher.
 
 
Date / Time: April 1-3, 2022
Friday: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am ET – 6 pm ET
Instructor: Melissa
Pre and Post Natal Training
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.

Date / Time: April 22-24, 2022
Friday: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am ET – 5 pm ET
Instructor: Max Strom
Breathe to Heal
This 15-hour course is an opportunity for transformation. Step into a space that is designed for you to safely dive deep within yourself, to heal any wounds life has left you with and to tend to scars of struggles you’ve overcome.

Divided over 3 days you’ll be presented with a balanced program of lecture, writing, breathing and movement.

The aim is for you to reconnect with yourself on a deep level, to reconcile with events in the past, to explore your direction in life and to learn techniques that will help you immediately to manage stress, anxiety and depression.

The added value to this in-person course is that besides the personal journey you’ll be on, experiencing this work as a group creates a supportive community. You are not alone.

 

Date / Time: May 6-8, 2022
Friday: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am ET – 5 pm ET
Instructor: Catherine Collobert, PhD
Classical Yoga Philosophy
The practice of yoga dates back at least 5,000 years and continues to this day to be an experiential path to spiritual enlightenment.
Understanding the history and evolution of this practice can shed more light on its current iteration and allow us to explore its various aspects in more depth, as yoga was meant to be much more than exercise.
 
This training will explore central themes in some of the most significant historical texts on yoga and yoga practice such as the Rig Veda, the Upanishads, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali in order to gain a better understanding of yoga’s beginnings and cultural roots.
 
We will examine in more detail the larger context of yoga practice beyond asana and pranayama, as well as the origins of the physical practice of yoga postures and its evolution as the central focus in the West’s adoption of yoga.
 
This training is designed for yoga teachers, yoga practitioners, and all those wanting to learn more about the origins of yoga, its historical and cultural context, and philosophical underpinnings.
 
Date / Time: June 3-5, 2022
Friday: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 11:30 am ET – 5:30 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.
 
This program will offer you the tools to help you and/or your students build strength, awareness and confidence as well as to increase well-being both physically and mentally. Learn how to work with this ever growing group who can get so much benefit from the practice of yoga with the assistance of a chair!
 
Date / Time: September 30 – October 2, 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. 
 

Programs

Date / Time: June 2022 to August 2022
Instructors: PranaShanti Faculty
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour – Summer 2022
Yoga programs at PranaShanti are life-transforming and for everyone, whether you are interested in becoming a teacher or wanting to deepen your yoga practice and knowledge.  Our Summer Program is designed to help accommodate your busy schedule. This format allows for you to really dive into the teachings: physically, mentally and spiritually while respecting your commitments to work, family, schooling and personal life.
 
Our program provides you with a solid foundational background in yoga that draws on the Hatha and Vinyasa yoga traditions, as well as modern knowledge of bio-mechanics and movement, so that you can confidently teach holistic, all-levels classes in a clear and compassionate manner. You will deepen your experience of postures and meditation, expand your understanding of yogic and western anatomy, yoga philosophy, and Ayurveda, and you will refine your communication and listening skills all while being part of a supportive community that fosters inquiry, creativity and lifelong learning.
 
With a total of 200+ hours including 180 contact hours and 35 personal hours you will graduate as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). This format provides you with as much knowledge and hands-on practice teaching time as possible.
 
Date / Time: September 23, 2022 to April 9, 2023
Instructors: PranaShanti Faculty
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour – Fall 2022
Yoga programs at PranaShanti are life-transforming and for everyone, whether you are interested in becoming a teacher or wanting to deepen your yoga practice and knowledge.  Our Summer Program is designed to help accommodate your busy schedule. This format allows for you to really dive into the teachings: physically, mentally and spiritually while respecting your commitments to work, family, schooling and personal life.
 
Our program provides you with a solid foundational background in yoga that draws on the Hatha and Vinyasa yoga traditions, as well as modern knowledge of bio-mechanics and movement, so that you can confidently teach holistic, all-levels classes in a clear and compassionate manner. You will deepen your experience of postures and meditation, expand your understanding of yogic and western anatomy, yoga philosophy, and Ayurveda, and you will refine your communication and listening skills all while being part of a supportive community that fosters inquiry, creativity and lifelong learning.
 
With a total of 200+ hours including 180 contact hours and 35 personal hours you will graduate as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). This format provides you with as much knowledge and hands-on practice teaching time as possible.
 

PranaShanti Yoga Centre’s 300 Hour Program is a comprehensive course of study that delves deeply into all aspects of Yoga to build on the knowledge and skills developed at the 200-Hour Level. This self-paced modular approach to advanced Yogic education allows you to customize a pathway based on your own unique needs.

We believe that studying with a variety of highly trained teachers increases everyone’s knowledge and depth of experience. Our dedicated and skilled faculty deliver a well-rounded curriculum that enables you to refine your expertise in particular areas of interest due to their areas of specialization. 

You are welcome to start taking 300 Hour Level courses and formally enroll in the program at any time throughout the year.

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Date / Time: January 20-25, 2022
Instructors: Devinder Kaur and Dev Suroop Kaur
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training 300 Hour – Mind and Meditation
Your mind has a unique, energetic frequency that runs parallel to your individual place in history’s time-line. As a soul who decided to take human form, both dense and luminous in nature, you are bound to the subtle and radical changes in the earth’s rhythms as well. There is only one sanctuary from the chaotic changes we are now experiencing — your own mind.
Mind & Meditation is intended to illuminate the relationship between you and your mind. Through this powerful experience, you will explore how the mind works in relationship to yourself and others. You will begin to integrate fundamental concepts about the nature and dynamics of the mind into your life. Perhaps most important of all, you will deepen your meditative practice.
 
The type of relationship we create with our mind is essential to our ability to act effectively, to recognize our true nature and to align with our Divine Purpose. The technology presented in Mind & Meditation addresses the rapid shifts we are experiencing today, individually and as a collective.
 

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Date / Time: To be announced
Instructors: Devinder Kaur, Guest Trainers & PranaShanti Faculty
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour – Fall 2022

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation focuses on the movement of energy in the body. The style of practice used in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation allows for people of all ages and levels of mobility to have a powerful experience through the combination of simple rhythmic exercises, yoga postures, breathwork, and meditation techniques including sound and mantra.

Kundalini Yoga also has a direct impact on the major systems in the body, particularly the glandular and nervous systems. When these systems are activated and strengthened we can better manage the stresses of daily life, create greater peace of mind and improve our overall health and well-being.

During our time together you will become immersed in, and learn how to teach Kundalini Yoga and Meditation.  With this program you will be able to teach confidently whether online or in-person. Upon successful completion you be able to teach yoga to people in your community, your family, the workplace and anywhere in the world.

“A truly awesome experience! The teachers were supportive, encouraging and caring. I learned so much about yoga and myself! This program is a gift to your soul!” DP 

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Our Teaching Assistant Program is an opportunity for yoga teachers who want to make a difference for the participants in the training.

As an assistant to the training you will deepen your teaching practice, advance your yoga knowledge and gain more confidence and experience in your presentation and teaching skills.

Many of our teaching assistants also join our sub teaching roster or teach classes on our regular class schedule, lead class series or offer workshops.

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We recognise that Yoga Teacher Training is a life commitment and that it can also present financial challenges.

Since 2008, through the generosity of donations and believing in the concept of serving your community, we have been offering Work Exchange and Scholarship positions for our 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and 200-hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Programs. 

As of 2021, over 125 individuals have participated in this program. In the spirit of community and to support students becoming yoga teachers we welcome you to explore and share these amazing opportunities.

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