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  • Meditation Training
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    Meditation Training

    Friday, December 3rd to Sunday, December 5th, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Meditation Training
     
    Live Stream Online Course and/or In-Person

    “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 an introductory course to learn more about the powerful affects of meditation and how to teach simple and effective meditation techniques to others.
     
    Overview:
     
    In this training, you will learn how to integrate meditation into your lifestyle and learn how to teach simple and effective meditation techniques to beginner students with clarity and ease.
     
    During our weekend together, we will:
     
    • Explore the science, philosophy and practicality of different meditation techniques
    • Gain a solid understanding of different meditation and how these practices can assist different populations
    • Learn how to practically present these teachings to your existing student base, work place or general public
     
    This introductory course is suitable for all Yoga students, Yoga Teachers, wellness instructors, mental health counselors, doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and other health care professionals.
     
    Outline:

    During the course you will learn:
     
    Introduction to Meditation
     
    • If happiness is within, where do I find it?
    • Why people have a difficult time meditating and how to make it easy
    • The concerns that may arise in meditation practice and how to overcome them
     
    The Science of Meditation 

    • What are the stress reaction and the relaxation response?
    • The most recent research on the benefits of meditation
     
    The Philosophy of Meditation
     
    • History of Meditation
    • How to answer your students’ challenging questions
    • Lesson plans for a meditation workshop and class series
     
    Types of Meditation Practices

    • The most common styles of meditation
    • How to guide breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation
    • Mudra, mantra and sound meditation techniques
     
    The Business of Meditation
     
    • Where to conduct your classes
    • How to create advertising that will bring results
    • How to attract a steady flow of students
     
    Dates and Timings:
     
    Friday, December 3, 2021 to Sunday, December 5, 2021
     
    • Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
    • Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
    • Sunday: 11:30 am to 5 pm
     
    Breaks will be provided.

    Due to COVID-19, this course will be offered Live Stream and/or In Person as Ontario and City of Ottawa health authorities permit.

    Certification:
     
    The training prepares and certifies you to teach a 2-hour introductory meditation workshop and lead beginner individual or group meditation classes.
     
    Cost and Registration:

    SAVE $45.00 by registering on or before September 30, 2021 for $450.00 per person. $495.00 per person thereafter.
     
    Fee includes the training, manual and certificate.

    Note: This course is open to the general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga practice is recommended for participation.
     
    Please consult the course outline and complete the required readings listed (if any) before the start of the course:

     
    300 Hour Program - Core Module - 20 Hours

    For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers the 20 hour option provides CEUs with Yoga Alliance.
    Click to Read More
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  • Meditation Training
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    Meditation Training

    Friday, December 3rd to Sunday, December 5th, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Meditation Training
     
    Live Stream Online Course and/or In-Person

    “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 an introductory course to learn more about the powerful affects of meditation and how to teach simple and effective meditation techniques to others.
     
    Overview:
     
    In this training, you will learn how to integrate meditation into your lifestyle and learn how to teach simple and effective meditation techniques to beginner students with clarity and ease.
     
    During our weekend together, we will:
     
    • Explore the science, philosophy and practicality of different meditation techniques
    • Gain a solid understanding of different meditation and how these practices can assist different populations
    • Learn how to practically present these teachings to your existing student base, work place or general public
     
    This introductory course is suitable for all Yoga students, Yoga Teachers, wellness instructors, mental health counselors, doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and other health care professionals.
     
    Outline:

    During the course you will learn:
     
    Introduction to Meditation
     
    • If happiness is within, where do I find it?
    • Why people have a difficult time meditating and how to make it easy
    • The concerns that may arise in meditation practice and how to overcome them
     
    The Science of Meditation 

    • What are the stress reaction and the relaxation response?
    • The most recent research on the benefits of meditation
     
    The Philosophy of Meditation
     
    • History of Meditation
    • How to answer your students’ challenging questions
    • Lesson plans for a meditation workshop and class series
     
    Types of Meditation Practices

    • The most common styles of meditation
    • How to guide breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation
    • Mudra, mantra and sound meditation techniques
     
    The Business of Meditation
     
    • Where to conduct your classes
    • How to create advertising that will bring results
    • How to attract a steady flow of students
     
    Dates and Timings:
     
    Friday, December 3, 2021 to Sunday, December 5, 2021
     
    • Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
    • Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
    • Sunday: 11:30 am to 5 pm
     
    Breaks will be provided.

    Due to COVID-19, this course will be offered Live Stream and/or In Person as Ontario and City of Ottawa health authorities permit.

    Certification:
     
    The training prepares and certifies you to teach a 2-hour introductory meditation workshop and lead beginner individual or group meditation classes.
     
    Cost and Registration:

    SAVE $45.00 by registering on or before September 30, 2021 for $450.00 per person. $495.00 per person thereafter.
     
    Fee includes the training, manual and certificate.

    Note: This course is open to the general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga practice is recommended for participation.
     
    Please consult the course outline and complete the required readings listed (if any) before the start of the course:

     
    300 Hour Program - Core Module - 20 Hours

    For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers the 20 hour option provides CEUs with Yoga Alliance.
    Click to Read More
  • Sound Healing with Tibetan Singing Bowls
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    Sound Healing with Tibetan Singing Bowls

    Saturday, December 4th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sound Healing  with Tibetan Singing Bowls

    In-Person Workshop

    Explore the healing power of vibrational sound with Tibetan Singing Bowls
     
    Sound healing is an effective and proven modality that uses vibrational sound to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace, well being and better health.
     
    During our workshop you will experience Restorative and Yin Yoga to soothe the nervous system and stimulate the connective tissues through body nourishing postures. Additionally, throughout the session you will experience sound cleansing at a cellular and auric level with the healing notes of Tibetan Singing Bowls and Gongs as they are played in the studio room.
     
    This 60 minute workshop is limited to a maximum of 18 in-person participants. The lighting will be dimmed for a restful and balancing sound cleansing experience.

    Cost: $35.00 per person.
     
    Note: Please bring your yoga mat and any additional props you require to rest comfortably. We are providing bolsters and blocks. You may like to bring an eye pillow or cover, a blanket and meditation cushion.
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  • Meditation Training
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    Meditation Training

    Friday, December 3rd to Sunday, December 5th, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Meditation Training
     
    Live Stream Online Course and/or In-Person

    “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 an introductory course to learn more about the powerful affects of meditation and how to teach simple and effective meditation techniques to others.
     
    Overview:
     
    In this training, you will learn how to integrate meditation into your lifestyle and learn how to teach simple and effective meditation techniques to beginner students with clarity and ease.
     
    During our weekend together, we will:
     
    • Explore the science, philosophy and practicality of different meditation techniques
    • Gain a solid understanding of different meditation and how these practices can assist different populations
    • Learn how to practically present these teachings to your existing student base, work place or general public
     
    This introductory course is suitable for all Yoga students, Yoga Teachers, wellness instructors, mental health counselors, doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and other health care professionals.
     
    Outline:

    During the course you will learn:
     
    Introduction to Meditation
     
    • If happiness is within, where do I find it?
    • Why people have a difficult time meditating and how to make it easy
    • The concerns that may arise in meditation practice and how to overcome them
     
    The Science of Meditation 

    • What are the stress reaction and the relaxation response?
    • The most recent research on the benefits of meditation
     
    The Philosophy of Meditation
     
    • History of Meditation
    • How to answer your students’ challenging questions
    • Lesson plans for a meditation workshop and class series
     
    Types of Meditation Practices

    • The most common styles of meditation
    • How to guide breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation
    • Mudra, mantra and sound meditation techniques
     
    The Business of Meditation
     
    • Where to conduct your classes
    • How to create advertising that will bring results
    • How to attract a steady flow of students
     
    Dates and Timings:
     
    Friday, December 3, 2021 to Sunday, December 5, 2021
     
    • Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
    • Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
    • Sunday: 11:30 am to 5 pm
     
    Breaks will be provided.

    Due to COVID-19, this course will be offered Live Stream and/or In Person as Ontario and City of Ottawa health authorities permit.

    Certification:
     
    The training prepares and certifies you to teach a 2-hour introductory meditation workshop and lead beginner individual or group meditation classes.
     
    Cost and Registration:

    SAVE $45.00 by registering on or before September 30, 2021 for $450.00 per person. $495.00 per person thereafter.
     
    Fee includes the training, manual and certificate.

    Note: This course is open to the general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga practice is recommended for participation.
     
    Please consult the course outline and complete the required readings listed (if any) before the start of the course:

     
    300 Hour Program - Core Module - 20 Hours

    For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers the 20 hour option provides CEUs with Yoga Alliance.
    Click to Read More
  • Honoring all our Relations in the Spirit of Truth and Reconciliation
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    Honoring all our Relations in the Spirit of Truth and Reconciliation

    Sunday, December 5th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Honoring all our Relations in the Spirit of Truth and Reconciliation
    In-Person Class

    Join Sharon Pitawanakwat (Biidaajiimaakwe) for a Healing Meditation experience on the first Sunday of every month.
     
    We will come together and experience the incredible healing vibration of the Gong, an instrument of healing, to honor all Indigenous children lost to the Indian Residential school system, sending healing light and loving energy to all survivors, their families and Indigenous communities across Turtle Island creating an energetic frequency of inspiration, hope, and above all love. Love for each other, for mother earth, and for generations yet to come.
     
    The session will begin with some light movement, followed by 30 minutes of Gong vbration, and end with 11 minutes of the Siri Gaitri Mantra Meditation (Ra, Ma, Da, Sa, Sa, Say So Hung).

    The healing vibration sound of the Gong has the ability to transform our minds and take us to a place of clarity and calmness so that together we can create a better tomorrow.
     
    Cost: PranaShanti Drop-in Fee, Class Package or Membership.
     
    This is an in-person event so space is limited. Register early.
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  • Holiday Bliss | In-Person
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    Holiday Bliss | In-Person

    Sunday, December 5th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Holiday Bliss | In-Person
    In-Person Workshop

    I look forward to connecting with you with this special holiday restorative yoga evening at PranaShanti Yoga Center.
     
    In this 2-hour workshop we will set an intention for the holiday season with a guided meditation and participate in a cozy candlelight restorative yoga practice with aromatherapy and hot stones.
     
    Melt away holiday stress, connect with others, and nourish your body, mind and spirit.
     
    This special restorative yoga evening is suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners, including those who are new to the practice.

    Cost: $75.00 per person. All participants will leave with a special hand-made gift.

    Location:  PranaShanti Yoga Centre, 950 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON. Soul Room.
     
    The workshop is limited to 10 participants. As always, we will be following public health guidelines and protocols.
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  • Gong Meditation - Sound Immersion
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    Gong Meditation - Sound Immersion

    Saturday, December 11th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Gong Meditation - Sound Immersion
     
    In-Person Sound Immersion

    Using sound as a form of healing dates back to ancient cultures. Records of using gongs have surfaced from as early as ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman times.
     
    A Gong Meditation, is a form of sound healing designed to offer:

    • relaxation;
    • emotional release;
    • pain relief.

    Participants lie down and get comfortable on their yoga mat in a yoga relaxation pose (savasana). As the teacher plays the gong or gongs, a disc-shaped percussion instrument, using a mallet, participants are invited to relax and to passively soak up the benefits of the sound and vibrations.
     
    Cost: PranaShanti Drop-In Fee, Class Package or Membership.  
     
    This class is limited to a maximum of 18 participants and is held in our warmly heated studio, the Body Room, with the lighting dimmed for a restful and restoring experience.
     
    Due to COVID-19, yoga blocks and bolsters are the only supplied props at this time. Please bring with you the additional props you require to rest comfortably for the 60 minute session. Dress comfortably and you may like to bring a blanket, cushion and eye pillow or cover.
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  • Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance
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    Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance

    Thursday, December 16th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance
     
    Live Stream - Online Class

    The full moon is a special time, especially for those who are following a yogic path, because it is an optimum time for clearing and balancing our mind and our energy.

    The moon is deeply and intimately connected with our mind and our thoughts. Meditation can help to cleanse feelings of agitation, and can even provide us with a great opportunity to let go of the mental or emotional baggage that has been weighing us down.

    Meditating at the full moon also help us to unleash our creativity, whether we are focused on specific creative projects or we need new ways of thinking about the problems and issues we are facing. This practice can help us to release old, stuck, energy that no longer serves us.

    During the class, we will clear our mind and balance our body’s chakras (energy centers) through a variety of Kundalini Yoga practices including breath work (pranayam), meditation, and a yoga nidra savasana (relaxation).

    Cost: PranaShanti Drop-In Fee, Class Package or Membership.
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  • Full Moon Flow | In-Person
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    Full Moon Flow | In-Person

    Saturday, December 18th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Full Moon Flow | In-Person

    In-Person Class
     
    The moon has shaped the way people understand and track time, and has been a prominent symbol in myth and culture across the globe, uniting us all. The full moon is a particularly auspicious time in the lunar cycle for grounding, and finding balance.
     
    The moon’s perpetual cycling reminds us of the ever shifting cycles here on Earth, and within our own lives. Every full moon offers a unique opportunity to honour the satellite that connects us to each other, to our ancestors, and to our Selves. In this class we will turn inward to find balance and clarity as we flow through moon salutations, pranayam, and meditation.

    Cost: PranaShanti Drop-In Fee, Class Package or Membership.
     
    This class is limited to a maximum of 18 in-person participants.
     
    Due to COVID-19, yoga blocks and bolsters are the only supplied props at this time. Please bring with you the additional props you require to rest comfortably for the 60 minute session. Dress comfortably and you may like to bring a blanket, cushion and eye pillow or cover.
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  • Full Moon Flow | Virtual
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    Full Moon Flow | Virtual

    Saturday, December 18th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Full Moon Flow | Virtual

    Live Stream - Online Class
     
    The moon has shaped the way people understand and track time, and has been a prominent symbol in myth and culture across the globe, uniting us all. The full moon is a particularly auspicious time in the lunar cycle for grounding, and finding balance.
     
    The moon’s perpetual cycling reminds us of the ever shifting cycles here on Earth, and within our own lives. Every full moon offers a unique opportunity to honour the satellite that connects us to each other, to our ancestors, and to our Selves. In this class we will turn inward to find balance and clarity as we flow through moon salutations, pranayam, and meditation.

    Cost: PranaShanti Drop-In Fee, Class Package or Membership.
     
    Please have with you the props you require to support yourself during the class. You may like to have a blanket, cushion and eye pillow or cover.
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  • Yin + Aromatherapy | In-Person
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    Yin + Aromatherapy | In-Person

    Sunday, December 19th, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
    Yin + Aromatherapy | In-Person
    In-Person Workshop

    Treat yourself to an experience in yoga using your sense of smell!
     
    Aromatherapy is an ancient, pan-cultural method of healing and relaxation that has powerful effects on your experience of the body and mind.
     
    During this 75 minute workshop, we'll open with a discussion on the benefits of different essential oils and their best uses. Then you'll enjoy an intelligently sequenced, thorough yin yoga practice, interspersed with the self-application of essential oils to produce a desired effect.

    Lots of sweet relaxation for all!
     
    Cost: $45.00 per person. 

    100% therapeutic grade essential oils by doTERRA will be used in this class. You will apply the essential oils yourself.

    Location: PranaShanti Education Centre, 45 Eccles Street, Ottawa, ON, (Chinatown).
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  • Winter Solstice: Bring Light to Darkness
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    Winter Solstice: Bring Light to Darkness

    Sunday, December 19th, 9:30am - 10:30am
    Winter Solstice: Bring Light to Darkness

    Live Stream and/or In-Person
     
    The winter solstice, the longest night of the year, is a reflective time of year where we prepare to move into the light, not only physically but with our intentions as well.
     
    What better way to clear your energy and clarify your intentions than to open your body and strengthen your nervous system with Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and then expand and relax your being with a deeply restoring savasana!
     
    Take a moment during this busy holiday season to nurture yourself and celebrate this turning point with us!

    Cost: PranaShanti Drop-In Fee or membership.
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  • Winter Solstice: The Power of Cacao + Breathwork | In-Person
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    Winter Solstice: The Power of Cacao + Breathwork | In-Person

    Tuesday, December 21st, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Winter Solstice: The Power of Cacao + Breathwork | In-Person

    In-Person Workshop

    Align with the vibration of love as we enter this powerful winter solstice portal. Join me for a heart opening journey harnessing the ancient plant medicine of cacao with the transformational effects of breathwork.
     
    Ceremonial grade cacao is a plant medicine known for being a heart opener and a powerful space holder for healing, unlocking intuition, bringing clarity in your life, and artistic inspiration. Breathwork is a powerful tool for clearing out repressed emotions that create density in the body and leave you stuck in old energetic patterning. Cacao is a powerful amplifier and will enhance the potency of the breathwork to facilitate a greater release. Discover how both of these act as tools towards living a more aligned heart centred life.

    In the workshop we will:

    • Share in a cup of cacao together
    • Understand the benefits of ceremonial grade cacao and what makes it different from chocolate or cacao you buy in the store
    • Learn how to incorporate this ancient plant medicine into your life to live with more heart awareness
    • Meditate and journal work to allow ourselves time to sit with the medicine of cacao
    • Do transformative breathwork to clear out repressed emotions so we can shift into a more heart-centred space
    • Experience deep integration

    Bring:

    • A journal and pen
    • Your favourite mug
    • Extra clothing options such as socks, sweater, scarf to make sure you are comfortable
    • A blanket
     
    Cost: $55.00 per person.
     
    Location: PranaShanti Education Centre, 45 Eccles Street, Ottawa, ON, (Chinatown).
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  • Relax. Release. Create. Renew.
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    Relax. Release. Create. Renew.

    Thursday, December 30th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Relax. Release. Create. Renew.
    Live Stream and/or In-Person Workshop
     
    Enjoy our last workshop of 2021!
     
    Out with the old; in with the new...
     
    Releasing the ‘old' makes space for the ‘new’, and the upcoming New Year presents us with a wonderful opportunity for renewal.
     
    This 2-hour session will begin with a gentle yoga practice (including self-massage with optional peppermint essential oil) designed to help you relax.
     
    A guided meditation will then help you to release 2021, and set an intention for 2022.
     
    This meditation will be followed by a stream of consciousness writing exercise, which you will then transform into a small unique artwork!
     
    We will finish with a few gentle yoga poses, some breathwork, and a Guided Imagery Meditation by candlelight to feel refreshed, renewed and ready for the New Year.
     
    Cost: $55.00 per person.
     
    For those attending virtually, gather up your favourite drawing pencils or markers and have a sheet of paper.
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  • New Year's Eve Peace Meditation | Virtual
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    New Year's Eve Peace Meditation | Virtual

    Friday, December 31st, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
    New Year's Eve Peace Meditation | Virtual
    Live Stream Online Session
     
    Set your intention for joy and peace during 2022!
     
    With the completion of another year, let's come together in community for connection, inspiration and to set our collective intentions for peace, hope, and healing for the coming year!
     
    This meditation practice begins with directing loving-kindness toward oneself, and then expanding to all beings. By meditating together, we will create more well-being for ourselves and for all those in our shared world.
     
    May we be happy. May we be healthy. May we feel safe. May our hearts feel at ease.
     
    Cost: FREE - everyone welcome!

    Recording of the meditation available.
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