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: August 17, 2022
Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm ET
Instructor: Devinder and Shannon
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour
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 Shannon
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour
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: September 19, 2022
Monday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm ET
Instructor: Stephanie
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training 300 Hour
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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Courses

Date / Time: September 16 – 18, 2022
Instructor: Anne
Restorative Yoga Training – Foundation

For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!
Restorative yoga is a style of yoga that makes use of props to fully support the body so that it can naturally relax and let go.
Join Anne Wanda Tessier, an experienced restorative yoga teacher and trainer, for this 30 Hour foundational Restorative Yoga Teacher Training.
 
In this training, you will learn a variety of restorative poses based on her trainings with Judith Hanson Lasater as well as variations for each pose. We will explore how to use props to fully support the body as well as learn how to sequence a class based on individual health conditions as well as group classes. We will explore various ways to elicit the relaxation response with breathing exercises and guided meditations and learn gentle exercises to include in a restorative yoga practice.
 
Learn the benefits of restorative yoga on the body, mind and soul, and its effect on the organs and the nervous system. Through direct experience, practice teaching, and feedback, you leave with the ability to confidently teach a restorative class and learn how you can incorporate restorative yoga in your personal practice.
 
Date / Time: September 28, 2022 & October 5, 2022
Wednesdays: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET both evenings
Instructor: Cat
Hands-On Enhancements for Yoga Teachers – Foundation

In-Person Mini Course for ALL Yoga Teachers!
Build upon your abilities and verbal skill as a Yoga Teacher and develop a solid foundation in offering conscious hands-on posture enhancements or assists in classes.
 
Hands-on assists can offer a meaningful way to communicate with the students on the mat. Skilful adjustments keep students safe, empower their practice and offer them deeper insights into the form and essence of asanas.
 
This 5-hour mini course will give you a solid foundation in the offering of hands-on support to students and the ethical considerations involved.
 
You will gain more confidence as a teacher and practitioner. You will cultivate your skills in a supportive, practical, hands-on environment where you will watch, practice and make notes on detailed demonstrations before giving and receiving enhancements with fellow course participants.
 
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. 
 
Date / Time: October 15, 2022
Saturday: 8:00 am ET – 4:00 pm ET
Instructor: Eileen Harris, Ph.D. and Stéphane Ippersiel
Your Brain on Yoga: The Neuroscience of Love, Peace and Wellbeing
Did you know that yoga has the power to change the very structure of your brain? Come discover what happens in your brain during your practice. Learn how to use its abilities more effectively to bring about positive change. Your Brain on Yoga presents current research that demonstrates the physical, physiological and psychological benefits of yoga—benefits that extend beyond our selves to those around us.
 
For centuries, ancient yogis have observed that yoga improves one’s attitude and outlook on life. Yoga challenges the yogi physically and mentally, nudging to explore what is beyond their comfort zone. We know that yoga improves our physical wellbeing, but does the practice of yoga affect the yogi’s brain? Absolutely!
 
This Master Class combines science with practical, insightful exercises and mindful movement. Experience how yoga as mindful meditation can lead to a fuller life and greater happiness.
 
Date / Time: October 18 – November 15, 2022
Tuesdays: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Instructor: Stephanie
The Energetic Anatomy of Yoga
As yoga practitioners, we can explore, become familiar with and have an immediate impact on our energetic or subtle body through various techniques such as asana (postures), pranayama (breathwork), mudras (hand gestures), mantras (repetition of sacred sounds or words) and meditation.
 
The state of our energy or subtle body affects everything from our physical health to our emotional and mental well-being, our sense of connection with others and the clarity (or lack thereof) of our purpose in life. In this course, we will examine the main yogic concepts of the subtle body: the koshas, prana vayus, nadis, chakras and five elements. We will explore these topics with a combination of practical exercises, discussion and theory.
 
This training is designed for yoga teachers, yoga practitioners, and all those wanting to learn more about the subtle body and its important role in physical, mental and emotional health, and as a powerful tool for spiritual evolution.
 
Date / Time: October 22, 2022
Saturday: 10 am ET – 6 pm ET
Instructor: Anne
Hot Stone Restorative Yoga Training

For ALL Yoga Teachers!
Join Anne Wanda Tessier (RYT500) for a deeply relaxing and nurturing Hot Stone Restorative Yoga Training. Learn about the history and benefits of this practice and find out how to sequence a restorative yoga class with the use of hot stones.
 
In this full day training, we will review various restorative poses which are ideal for placing hot stones as well as practice how to fully support the body and use props to ensure safety while placing stones. Explore how to use heated volcanic stones to help relax muscles, ground the body and provide comfort to your students.
 
You will learn how to set-up and clean up after a hot-stone restorative class and how to take care of the basalt stones and hot-stone heater. You will also obtain valuable insight on how to promote and manage hosting a hot stone restorative class for individuals, small groups and larger classes.
 
Date / Time: November 4-6, 2022
Friday: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am ET – 6 pm ET
Instructor: Laurie and Stephane
Yin Yoga Teacher Training – Foundation

For ALL Yoga Teachers!
Discovering the healing potential of a yin practice is becoming more popular. This 25-hour training is designed for both yoga teachers and dedicated yoga practitioners to delve deep into the practice and theory of Yin Yoga, and explore anatomy, sequencing, safety in postures, introduction to meridian theory, and mindfulness.
 
This training will benefit teachers, practitioners and students alike. It can be used as a therapeutic treatment or as a personal practice. You don’t need to have the desire to teach, only the openness to fully immerse yourself in yoga.
 
This 25-hour intensive is a strong complement for a current Yoga Teacher of any style. It can also be a springboard for the student who is ready to take the leap into a broader perspective and fuller appreciation of the practice of Yin Yoga.
 
Date / Time: November 18-20, 2022
Friday: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday: 9 am ET – 12 pm ET & 1 pm ET – 4 pm ET
Sunday: 9 am ET – 12 pm ET
Instructor: Barrie Risman
Yoga for Lifelong Well-being
Practical strategies for a lifetime of vitality with international teacher and best-selling author Barrie Risman, E-RYT 500, YACEP
Everyone would like to age with as much strength and grace as possible. Now, research has confirmed what many yoga practitioners have known for a long time: yoga practice can have a remarkable impact on your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being as you grow older.
 
In this weekend workshop you’ll learn about how yoga can improve five key components of healthy aging: stress management, strength, flexibility, agility, and balance.
 
You’ll leave with effective tools to target, adapt, and customize your yoga practice to meet your individual needs and concerns, no matter what your starting point.
 
If you’re a yoga teacher, this workshop will provide you with many practices and perspectives – including postures, breathwork, philosophy, and meditation – to support your students.
 
Date / Time: November 25-27, 2022
Friday: 6 pm ET – 9 pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am ET – 6 pm ET
Instructor: Sonia
Principles of Ayurveda
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.
 
Date / Time: December 2-4, 2022
Friday: 9 am ET – 5 pm ET
Saturday: 9 am ET – 5 pm ET
Sunday: 11:30 am ET – 5 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 a pragmatic 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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Programs

Date / Time: September 23, 2022 to April 16, 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 Part-Time Fall 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, 2023 to June 18, 2023
Instructors: PranaShanti Faculty
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour

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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Date / Time: October 2023
Instructors: PranaShanti Faculty
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training 300 Hour – Authentic Relationships

Our entire life experience unfolds within the matrix of our relationships and is the key to all our success. When we live in authentic relationships we embrace our true identity and our infinite nature. From this place we can consciously connect to the divine in others and create an authentic relationship that serves and elevates both our self and others.

Integrate authentic relationships into your life and your teaching. Explore and understand how we form, sustain and honor relationships. Our success as Kundalini Yoga teachers and as conscious human beings depends on our capacity to be authentic and respond from our hearts; our primary objective is to examine our relationships and improve our effectiveness, authenticity and awareness within them.

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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 2022, 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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