Work Exchange and Scholarship Program

Work Exchange and Scholarship Program

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 one’s 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 in these amazing opportunities. Work Exchange Program In exchange for working with the teacher trainers, this program offers the ability for a student to earn full certification at no monetary cost, (excluding the cost of textbooks, retreat accommodations, and food). Participation in this program requires full attendance on all weekends and the commitment of approximately 40 hours of seva or service hours. The work exchange program is available to students with an annual income of less than...
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Open for In-Person Classes

Open for In-Person Classes

Our Virtual and In-Person classes are 7 days a week with 65+ classes for you to choose from, the largest variety of yoga classes in city! Our streamed classes are always live and interactive with the Teacher. In Person attendance is a maximum of 8 participants in the Soul Room (regular temperature) and 9 participants in the Body Room (heated) with ample social distancing. Here are our In-Person Class procedures at 950 Gladstone Ave.: Pre-registration for classes is required. When you arrive you will be asked a series of health check questions by our Front Desk Staff. Leave your footwear in the entrance and you will then be directed to hand sanitizer and our designated mat spaces. All props (blocks, vinyl bolsters) provided have been sanitized. You are most welcome to bring your own! After class leave any props used at your practice space for us to sanitize and rotate for fresh props for the next class. Masks on please when moving to and...
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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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Golden Milk: Healing Tonic for Vitality and Flexibility

Golden Milk: Healing Tonic for Vitality and Flexibility

Turmeric is the most healing root for the body. It comes from the root of a plant which is grown mainly in India but it has been used in many countries for thousands of years as a healing food. It is known to be beneficial to the inner organs, the spine and the joints. It is purifying to the blood and promotes general good health. It also has external healing properties and can be used in masks and baths for the skin. Golden Milk can help to repair damage to nerve centers caused by drug abuse. Drink it every day for 40 days. When used internally, it should be cooked rather than raw, so that the body can more easily assimilate its healing powers. It is an essential nutrient for women over the age of 28. Golden Milk is especially beneficial for stiff joints and provides a source of lubrication for the entire system. It includes both essential oils and turmeric, both vital...
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Annual Unlimited Holiday Special!

Annual Unlimited Holiday Special!

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 practice Choose from over 80+ weekly drop in classes 10% off special events, workshops and trainings 10% off all boutique purchases and Infrared Sauna sessions 10 complimentary yoga class passes to bring friends to class with you! Free yoga mat rentals This special is available from December 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017, 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! Sign Up!...
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Get to know Michael Stone!

Get to know Michael Stone!

We are delighted to welcome Michael Stone back to PranaShanti on December 9-11, 2016 for a Master Class Weekend on Embodying Practices. Before Michael's arrival you may like to listen in on some of his podcasts to get a feel for his teaching. The Dharma Talks podcast with Michael Stone is a library of talks on a wide-range of topics, including bringing mindfulness and meditation practice into daily life; personal and community issues regarding mental health; and social change. The podcasts are recorded at live events so you might hear coughing, airplanes, cars, sirens, laughter, and peoples’ questions—all part of the intimate experience. Michael Stone is often described as a cross between a spiritual teacher and public intellectual. His ability to integrate traditional contemplative teachings from his studies in yoga, Zen, and Vipassana, with the insights of Western psychology, gives him a unique voice for a new generation of students integrating mindfulness with the demands of their busy lives. He is the author...
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Join Our Autumn 40 Day Yoga Challenge!

Join Our Autumn 40 Day Yoga Challenge!

Our 8 Year Anniversary Celebrations continue with a 40 Day Yoga Challenge! The Challenge runs from Tuesday, November 1, 2016 to Saturday, December 10, 2016 The PranaShanti 40 Day Challenge is a commitment to attend yoga classes for 40 consecutive days. Yogic science confirms that it takes 40 days to fully develop a new life-promoting habit or to drop a current destructive habit. The PranaShanti 40 Day Challenge is a great way to strengthen the body, unburden the mind, and begin a daily commitment to yourself. In 40 days, you can create a whole new way of being. Start with any class on Tuesday, November 1! There are 3 optional team gatherings! 1. Tuesday, November 1, 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM ~ Kick Off Classes Join us for our Kick Off classes. We’ll follow the class with healthy snacks. This is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow participants so that you can encourage each other along the way. You’ll be seeing a lot of...
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“As Above, Psoas Below” with Todd Norian

“As Above, Psoas Below” with Todd Norian

"Most yoga students are aware that the psoas is a central player in asana, even if the muscle’s deeper function and design seem a mystery. A primary connector between the torso and the leg, the psoas is also an important muscle off the mat: it affects posture, helps stabilize the spine, and, if it’s out of balance, can be a significant contributor to low back and pelvic pain. The way that we use the psoas in our yoga practice can either help keep it healthy, strong, and flexible, or, conversely, can perpetuate harmful imbalances. The psoas major is the biggest and strongest player in a group of muscles called the hip flexors: together they contract to pull the thigh and the torso toward each other. The hip flexors can become short and tight if you spend most of your waking hours sitting, or if you repeatedly work them in activities like sit-ups, bicycling, and certain weight-training exercises. A tight psoas can cause...
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PranaShanti is Turning 7 – Celebrate With Us!

PranaShanti is Turning 7 – Celebrate With Us!

This October 6th, PranaShanti celebrates our 7th anniversary at 52 Armstrong in Hintonburg! Over the better part of a decade, the neighbourhood has grown into a vibrant, diverse community where people love living and practicing yoga. As yogis, we look to the meaning of significant numbers (numerology) rather than waiting for a number ending in 5 or 0 to have a special celebration! Seven is a number that consistently shows up in cultures and religions as being particularly meaningful.  For example, there are seven heavenly virtues in Christianity, seven colours of the rainbow, and seven emblems of the Buddha. Seven has a special significance for our anniversary, since numbers correspond to the Chakra system of what yogis call “the subtle body”, or subtle energy system. The seventh chakra is the crown chakra, which represents enlightenment, bliss and spirituality. When Kundalini energy rises during our yoga practice (represented by a coiled snake at the base of the spine), it rises through all seven...
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Happy Family Day – Monday, February 16

Happy Family Day – Monday, February 16

Sometimes you need to yoga apart so to appreciate your togetherness that much more, and sometimes you want to yoga together as a healthy, heart-full way to bond. We are open this Monday for Family Day. Bring a family member and they practice FREE. On Monday, save the HST on our Family Yoga Package! 15 classes shared by up to 4 family members and valid for 1 year. Buy online with code YOGAFAMILY!...
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