Stage 3 Re-Opening

Stage 3 Re-Opening

Greetings, It's been a long wait and we are deeply grateful for all of the support we have received over the past 4 months that has allowed for us to continue to serve the Ottawa community and beyond. We’re excited to share that we are re-opening for In Person Classes on Saturday, August 1.  Attendance at our In Person classes will follow our current Virtual Class Schedule until we move into our new hOMe!  In Person classes will be held at our temporary location at 45 Eccles Street, Ottawa, Ontario. The safety and health of our staff, teachers and students is very important to us. We are taking the time between now and August 1st to observe how our city responds to the re-openings and so we can be fully prepared with the necessary protocols in place. During the Stage 3 we are re-opening with: Reduced capacity for In Person class attendance to respect social distancing guidelines; Increased cleaning and updated safety procedures; Updated...
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We’re Moving!

We’re Moving!

Greetings! We're moving! COVID is bringing many changes and one of those changes is that we have found the most amazing new location for PranaShanti Yoga Centre and yes, we will still be in the 'hood. It's a dream location for yoga, workshops, courses and trainings! During COVID our lease came to an end. While we have very much enjoyed our time on Armstrong Street, it became clear during COVID that we need to fully embrace the change that this time has created. Shortly after making the decision to relocate the perfect new space presented itself! With a fabulous designer and construction team, we are well into creating a beautiful new PranaShanti that will be ready for us soon. Our new space will continue to offer multi studio rooms and wellness services but we will be incorporating many of the lessons learned from 12 years plus new ones from COVID. The new space has an abundance of natural light, high ceilings, spaciousness,...
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Re-Opening of Massage Therapy

Re-Opening of Massage Therapy

New Procedures for COVID-19 We are happy to announce that Registered Massage Therapy resumes starting Monday, June 15! This is a gradual re-opening with a phased approach accepting appointments first for the clients that have chronic pain or had interrupted treatment plans.  If you are booking online and you don't see the availability you are looking for please contact us. We are keeping a waiting list and may be able to open up additional time slots. Please note the following points on how we will be addressing appointments: All Massage Therapists will be wearing disposable surgical masks. Clients are requested to bring a mask (reusable cloth masks are fine). We ask that you arrive alone and wait outside the Centre until you are asked to enter.  If there are any forms to be completed these will be emailed to you before your appointment. For contact-less payment, all services will be prepaid in advance of the appointment either online at the time of booking or...
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PranaShanti at Home

PranaShanti at Home

Community connection has and will always be an important part of PranaShanti Yoga Centre's vision and mission.  With the government mandated temporary closure of PranaShanti Yoga Centre on March 17, we quickly pivoted and on March 19 launched FREE Online Classes as our way to be of service to the community when so many faced uncertainty from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have now offered 1 month of FREE Online Yoga that has reached hundreds of people around the world everyday.  We’ve had participants from as far as Egypt, New Zealand, Australia, Roatan, Bali, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, all across Canada and the US!  We've received daily email and social media posts on how the yoga classes are a vital support to so many in this challenge time.  While the classes over this past month have been free of charge, we have continued to pay the teachers.  We are deeply grateful for the support that so many have...
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Live Stream Yoga Education

Live Stream Yoga Education

Study with the PranaShanti Teachers at home! We believe that in learning, there is life. In self-discovery, there is growth and the shedding of practices and beliefs that no longer serve us. We want to offer everyone the opportunity to know themselves better through comprehensive programs that serve the personal journey and the professional one.  We want you to explore; whether it is yoga, your profession or your deepest self. In response to the COVID-19 situation and to meet the needs of our current student body, we have made the shift to offer Online Live Stream study as part of our training curriculum.  We believe that the addition of Online Live Stream trainings and courses in addition to our In-Person formats will allow us to better serve our current and future students’ needs. After many years of requests for Online study options, we have also come to understand and appreciate that it’s not always possible to commit to an In-Person course due...
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We’re Delivering!

We’re Delivering!

Our Online Store is NOW open and we're delivering! We've made yoga props - from mats to therapy balls available in our Online Store.  If you make an order before noon, there's a really good chance that our good friend Bruce will deliver your Yoga goodies the same day. We have: Yoga Mats Bolsters and Cushions Meditation Benches Yoga Blocks Yoga Straps Blankets Eye Pillows Yoga Tune Up Balls Books Bath Booms and Bath Salts Beeswax Candles and more... Visit our Online Store today: https://bit.ly/3dDVOBb Free delivery in the Ottawa area. We'll continue to find ways to help you build a deep, and rewarding home practice. ...
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*NEW* FREE Live Online Classes

*NEW* FREE Live Online Classes

UPDATE (22 April 2020):  Thank you to everyone that joined us for the FREE Live Online Classes!  We are grateful to have been able to offer FREE Live Online classes for 5 weeks as a community service.  We continue to build our library of FREE classes at FREE Online Classes or join us for more Live Stream Classes by signing up through our Class Schedule. ***************** *NEW* FREE Live Online Classes - We've been missing you! But we are here for you and we've set up some online and real time Yoga Classes that are FREE for everyone to join! View the Class Schedule and then Sign Up Online with your PranaShanti account so we know you're coming to Class! After signing up, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to access the class. For those in Teacher Training, these classes count towards your practice requirement! We want to hear from you! What classes and times you would like to see? We will...
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Your health is important to us!

Your health is important to us!

Temporary Closure of PranaShanti Yoga Centre due to COVID-19 effective March 16, 2020. Email March 15, 2020: COVID-19 - Temporary Closure of PranaShanti Yoga Centre Greetings! Following, the announcement this afternoon, by Dr. Etches, Ottawa's Chief Medical Officer, it is with great sadness that we temporarily close PranaShanti Yoga Centre. While we have taken every measure and precaution to provide a safe space, we feel the best option to keep you, our Staff, Teachers, Wellness Providers and the Ottawa community healthy, is for us to close. Over the coming days we will place all memberships on hold for the closure period and we will extend Annual Unlimited Packages for the same duration as the closure. We will do this for each account so there is nothing for you to do. Our regular Class Packages do not expire so no action is required. Wellness Appointments will be cancelled and credited to your PranaShanti account. Class Series that are in progress will be date extended and upcoming...
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Hands-On Assists – A Yogi’s Choice at PranaShanti Yoga Centre

Hands-On Assists – A Yogi’s Choice at PranaShanti Yoga Centre

Have you seen these cards around the Centre? Place this card on the edge of your mat so the Teacher knows if it's okay to give you hands-on adjustments. One side of the card says "Yes, please" for assists, and the other side says "No, thank you." While hands-on adjustments can be a good way for a teacher to help students access alignment, they can also feel intrusive to those who are injured, have experienced trauma, or simply don’t like being touched. Here at PranaShanti, we want everyone to feel comfortable and respected in their practice. You can pick up an assist card today in your Studio Room. See you in class!...
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Make a Difference in the Lives of Children

Make a Difference in the Lives of Children

Make a Difference in Lives of Children! – The Awesome World of Kids Yoga. By Victoria Lynes After teaching my first couple of Yoga classes to kids almost a decade ago, and watching them close their eyes and practice calming breath work -  that was it - I was hooked! I knew there was a gap here that I wanted to fill. “Namaste Miss Victoria!” Bright, smiling eyes.  Tight knee and belly hugs from the kinders.  High 5's from the older kids. This is the reception I often receive when I arrive each week to teach at one of my public or private schools. I adore teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to children,whether they are classes for toddlers or young teens. Children need these tools now more than ever,especially in this world of hyper connectivity and “on-line, all the time” culture that they are being raised in.   Many people ask me how to get started with kids yoga. There are many different approaches. But if there...
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