Ottawa Yoga Instructor and Director of PranaShanti​

Attend a yoga class with Devinder, and you’ll experience why students have studied and practiced with her for 20 years. She is a smart, experienced, and positive yoga teacher, who approaches the practice of yoga and meditation with humour and sensitivity.

Her strong interpersonal approach to teaching helps people reach their individual goals and empower themselves through yoga.

While talented and practiced, Devinder is also thoroughly accredited – she is a 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher in the Hatha and Kundalini Yoga traditions.

In 2003, Devinder created PranaShanti (Prana means breath, Shanti means peace) as a web resource and free eNewsletter to share the benefits of Yoga.

In 2008, as she saw that the Ottawa yoga community had grown considerably, she grew the concept into the PranaShanti Yoga Centre.

In 2020, Devinder pivoted PranaShanti Yoga Centre into 2 new locations; PranaShanti Yoga Centre and PranaShanti Education Centre.

The Education Centre has expanded the offering of virtual courses and trainings which have been gaining in local, national, and international popularity over the past 14 years.

Through the newly founded School of Life, School of Yoga, and School of Yoga Therapy, Devinder has created courses, trainings, and programs that focus on yoga, meditation, and healing arts education for all levels of personal and professional interest.

PranaShanti is now recognized as the largest yoga training centre in eastern Canada, and is a community where many teachers and students receive exceptional yoga and meditation education.

Today, with over 25 years of experience as a self-employed business owner and business/IT consultant, she is a highly requested presenter on television programs, as well as at local, national, and international Yoga and Women’s conferences. She also travels extensively as a guest trainer for Yoga Teacher Training programs.

Photo credit: The Notley Creative

“In meditation and in our daily lives there are three qualities that we can nurture, cultivate, and bring out. We already possess these, but they can be ripened: precision, gentleness, and the ability to let go.”
– Pema Chodron​