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  • The BIPOC Experience in Western Yoga Spaces | In-Person
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    The BIPOC Experience in Western Yoga Spaces | In-Person

    Sunday, August 7th, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    The BIPOC Experience in Western Yoga Spaces | In-Person

    In-Person Session
     
    In this session, we will explore the historical lack of representation of Black persons, Indigenous Peoples and People of Colour in the Western yoga sphere and the barriers that affect their access to the yoga practice in general, such as racism, discrimination and implicit bias.
     
    We will connect the social justice movement to the practice of yoga beyond our mats, and the ways we can all actively and intentionally participate in fostering safer spaces for racialized communities.

    Session Outline:
     
    • Hindsight is 2020: Racism as a spectrum;
    • #RepresentationMatters: Who is not in our Yoga space and why;
    • The 5 stages of Grief and Anti-racism;
    • The importance of BIPOC-only spaces;
    • Allyship as a lifelong journey of continuous learning and growing.
     
    Cost: $65.00 per person.

    10 In-Person places available so sign up early!

    A portion of the proceeds of this event are donated to BIPOC Yogis of Ottawa, https://www.bipocyogisottawa.ca.

    The session will be recorded and will be available for replay for 14 days.
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  • The BIPOC Experience in Western Yoga Spaces | Online
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    The BIPOC Experience in Western Yoga Spaces | Online

    Sunday, August 7th, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    The BIPOC Experience in Western Yoga Spaces | Online
    Online Session
     
    In this session, we will explore the historical lack of representation of Black persons, Indigenous Peoples and People of Colour in the Western yoga sphere and the barriers that affect their access to the yoga practice in general, such as racism, discrimination and implicit bias.
     
    We will connect the social justice movement to the practice of yoga beyond our mats, and the ways we can all actively and intentionally participate in fostering safer spaces for racialized communities.

    Session Outline:
     
    • Hindsight is 2020: Racism as a spectrum;
    • #RepresentationMatters: Who is not in our Yoga space and why;
    • The 5 stages of Grief and Anti-racism;
    • The importance of BIPOC-only spaces;
    • Allyship as a lifelong journey of continuous learning and growing.
     
    Cost: $65.00 per person.

    A portion of the proceeds of this event are donated to BIPOC Yogis of Ottawa, https://www.bipocyogisottawa.ca.

    The session will be recorded and will be available for replay for 14 days.
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  • Mindfulness & Yoga Summer Camp for Children
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    Mindfulness & Yoga Summer Camp for Children

    Tuesday, August 9th to Friday, August 12th, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Mindfulness & Yoga Summer Camp for Children

    In-Person Day Camp for Children
     
    This program is open to children ages 7 to 12 who will have the opportunity to learn & practice various mindfulness techniques, yoga postures and breathing exercises that will aid in developing their sensory awareness, focus and concentration, as well as help cultivate compassion and peace for themselves and all sentient beings.
     
    Each lesson will combine movement, breath and mindfulness with a particular mindfulness focused theme:
     
    • Day 1: Mindful Bodies & Listening
    • Day 2: Mindfulness of Breathing
    • Day 3: Heartfulness - Sending Kind Thoughts
    • Day 4: Body Awareness
     
    Dates and Times:

    • Tuesday to Friday;
    • 1:30 pm to 4 pm each day
     
    Location: PranaShanti Yoga Centre, 950 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON. The sessions will be held in our Soul Room. Weather permitting, some activities will also occur outdoors in our attached garden space.

    Cost: $140.00 per child for the series of four 2.5-hour sessions of mindfulness, movement/yoga and breathing practices, plus a small mindfulness booklet.

    Space is limited to 15 children to ensure focused attention.

    What to bring: Each child needs to bring their own yoga mat, water bottle, sunscreen (shade is available), and a small snack.

    Testimonials:

    Christine was very personable and patient. She built a relationship with each child and asked for participation from everyone which allowed them to feel included. The information that she taught the kids was useful and the tactics work! As a parent, learning how to calm my 5 year old down with her practices was beneficial to me. Thank you Christine!

    This program came at a perfect time for my daughters. It was well thought out and they looked forward to each lesson. I loved that they learned wonderful and meaningful life skills that they will follow through with and use each day. Thank you.

    You can tell Christine really enjoys being with the kids. She’s very patient and explains things in a way that’s easy for the kids to understand. It was a great experience for my son.
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  • Mindfulness & Yoga Summer Camp for Children
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    Mindfulness & Yoga Summer Camp for Children

    Tuesday, August 9th to Friday, August 12th, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Mindfulness & Yoga Summer Camp for Children

    In-Person Day Camp for Children
     
    This program is open to children ages 7 to 12 who will have the opportunity to learn & practice various mindfulness techniques, yoga postures and breathing exercises that will aid in developing their sensory awareness, focus and concentration, as well as help cultivate compassion and peace for themselves and all sentient beings.
     
    Each lesson will combine movement, breath and mindfulness with a particular mindfulness focused theme:
     
    • Day 1: Mindful Bodies & Listening
    • Day 2: Mindfulness of Breathing
    • Day 3: Heartfulness - Sending Kind Thoughts
    • Day 4: Body Awareness
     
    Dates and Times:

    • Tuesday to Friday;
    • 1:30 pm to 4 pm each day
     
    Location: PranaShanti Yoga Centre, 950 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON. The sessions will be held in our Soul Room. Weather permitting, some activities will also occur outdoors in our attached garden space.

    Cost: $140.00 per child for the series of four 2.5-hour sessions of mindfulness, movement/yoga and breathing practices, plus a small mindfulness booklet.

    Space is limited to 15 children to ensure focused attention.

    What to bring: Each child needs to bring their own yoga mat, water bottle, sunscreen (shade is available), and a small snack.

    Testimonials:

    Christine was very personable and patient. She built a relationship with each child and asked for participation from everyone which allowed them to feel included. The information that she taught the kids was useful and the tactics work! As a parent, learning how to calm my 5 year old down with her practices was beneficial to me. Thank you Christine!

    This program came at a perfect time for my daughters. It was well thought out and they looked forward to each lesson. I loved that they learned wonderful and meaningful life skills that they will follow through with and use each day. Thank you.

    You can tell Christine really enjoys being with the kids. She’s very patient and explains things in a way that’s easy for the kids to understand. It was a great experience for my son.
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  • Mindfulness & Yoga Summer Camp for Children
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    Mindfulness & Yoga Summer Camp for Children

    Tuesday, August 9th to Friday, August 12th, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Mindfulness & Yoga Summer Camp for Children

    In-Person Day Camp for Children
     
    This program is open to children ages 7 to 12 who will have the opportunity to learn & practice various mindfulness techniques, yoga postures and breathing exercises that will aid in developing their sensory awareness, focus and concentration, as well as help cultivate compassion and peace for themselves and all sentient beings.
     
    Each lesson will combine movement, breath and mindfulness with a particular mindfulness focused theme:
     
    • Day 1: Mindful Bodies & Listening
    • Day 2: Mindfulness of Breathing
    • Day 3: Heartfulness - Sending Kind Thoughts
    • Day 4: Body Awareness
     
    Dates and Times:

    • Tuesday to Friday;
    • 1:30 pm to 4 pm each day
     
    Location: PranaShanti Yoga Centre, 950 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON. The sessions will be held in our Soul Room. Weather permitting, some activities will also occur outdoors in our attached garden space.

    Cost: $140.00 per child for the series of four 2.5-hour sessions of mindfulness, movement/yoga and breathing practices, plus a small mindfulness booklet.

    Space is limited to 15 children to ensure focused attention.

    What to bring: Each child needs to bring their own yoga mat, water bottle, sunscreen (shade is available), and a small snack.

    Testimonials:

    Christine was very personable and patient. She built a relationship with each child and asked for participation from everyone which allowed them to feel included. The information that she taught the kids was useful and the tactics work! As a parent, learning how to calm my 5 year old down with her practices was beneficial to me. Thank you Christine!

    This program came at a perfect time for my daughters. It was well thought out and they looked forward to each lesson. I loved that they learned wonderful and meaningful life skills that they will follow through with and use each day. Thank you.

    You can tell Christine really enjoys being with the kids. She’s very patient and explains things in a way that’s easy for the kids to understand. It was a great experience for my son.
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  • Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance
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    Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance

    Thursday, August 11th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance
     
    Online or In-Person

    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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  • Mindfulness & Yoga Summer Camp for Children
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    Mindfulness & Yoga Summer Camp for Children

    Tuesday, August 9th to Friday, August 12th, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Mindfulness & Yoga Summer Camp for Children

    In-Person Day Camp for Children
     
    This program is open to children ages 7 to 12 who will have the opportunity to learn & practice various mindfulness techniques, yoga postures and breathing exercises that will aid in developing their sensory awareness, focus and concentration, as well as help cultivate compassion and peace for themselves and all sentient beings.
     
    Each lesson will combine movement, breath and mindfulness with a particular mindfulness focused theme:
     
    • Day 1: Mindful Bodies & Listening
    • Day 2: Mindfulness of Breathing
    • Day 3: Heartfulness - Sending Kind Thoughts
    • Day 4: Body Awareness
     
    Dates and Times:

    • Tuesday to Friday;
    • 1:30 pm to 4 pm each day
     
    Location: PranaShanti Yoga Centre, 950 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON. The sessions will be held in our Soul Room. Weather permitting, some activities will also occur outdoors in our attached garden space.

    Cost: $140.00 per child for the series of four 2.5-hour sessions of mindfulness, movement/yoga and breathing practices, plus a small mindfulness booklet.

    Space is limited to 15 children to ensure focused attention.

    What to bring: Each child needs to bring their own yoga mat, water bottle, sunscreen (shade is available), and a small snack.

    Testimonials:

    Christine was very personable and patient. She built a relationship with each child and asked for participation from everyone which allowed them to feel included. The information that she taught the kids was useful and the tactics work! As a parent, learning how to calm my 5 year old down with her practices was beneficial to me. Thank you Christine!

    This program came at a perfect time for my daughters. It was well thought out and they looked forward to each lesson. I loved that they learned wonderful and meaningful life skills that they will follow through with and use each day. Thank you.

    You can tell Christine really enjoys being with the kids. She’s very patient and explains things in a way that’s easy for the kids to understand. It was a great experience for my son.
    Click to Read More
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  • Gong Meditation - Sound Immersion
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    Gong Meditation - Sound Immersion

    Saturday, August 13th, 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.
     
    Yoga blocks, blankets and bolsters are available in the studio room. Please bring with you the additional props you require to rest comfortably for the 60 minute session. Dress comfortably.
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  • 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training FREE Info. Session
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    200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training FREE Info. Session

    Wednesday, August 17th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training FREE Info. Session

    Live Stream - Online 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?

    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.

    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.
     
    Cost: Free
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  • Yin and Gong Meditation | In-Person
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    Yin and Gong Meditation | In-Person

    Saturday, August 20th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Yin and Gong Meditation | In-Person
    In-Person Yin Yoga and Sound Immersion
     
    At the intersection of Yin Yoga and Gong Meditation is a sweet spot where mind and body are totally relaxed and totally aligned. The Yin Yoga practice lengthens and opens the physical body, massaging deep connective tissue in a most relaxing way.
     
    The gong’s warm vibrations envelop your entire being in wave after wave of preternatural sound that will affect you at the cellular level. Chances are you’ll feel pretty good after this practice.
     
    Come share this experience, every third Saturday at 3:00 pm.
     
    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.
     
    Yoga blocks, blankets and bolsters are available in the studio room. Please bring with you the additional props you require to rest comfortably for the 60 minute session. Dress comfortably.
    Click to Read More
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