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  • Prenatal Yoga: 4-Week Series | In-Person
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    Prenatal Yoga: 4-Week Series | In-Person

    Tuesday, January 25th to Tuesday, February 15th, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
    Prenatal Yoga:  4-Week Series | In-Person

    In-Person Class Series
     
    Practicing Prenatal Yoga can be a powerful tool to prepare for labor and motherhood. Research suggests that Prenatal Yoga has many benefits for pregnant women, such as:
     
    • Improved sleep
    • Reduced stress and anxiety
    • Increased strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
    • Decreased lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and shortness of breath
     
    In this 4-week series we will use meditation and practice yoga postures to strengthen and relax your changing body. We will explore different breath and focus techniques that are supportive for birthing and learn how to modify postures before and after baby arrives.

    Each session ends with a well-deserved relaxation, and is appropriate for new and experienced Yoga students.

    This series is an opportunity to connect with your body, baby and other pregnant women. As well as, to prepare for the challenges of being a new parent.

    Dates and Times:

    • Tuesdays, January 25 to February 15, 2022
    • 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

    Cost: $35.00 per session or $130.00 for all 4 sessions.

    Space is limited to 18 participants to ensure individual and personalized attention.
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  • Prenatal Yoga: 4-Week Series | Online
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    Prenatal Yoga: 4-Week Series | Online

    Tuesday, January 25th to Tuesday, February 15th, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
    Prenatal Yoga: 4-Week Series | Online

    Online Class Series
     
    Practicing Prenatal Yoga can be a powerful tool to prepare for labor and motherhood. Research suggests that Prenatal Yoga has many benefits for pregnant women, such as:
     
    • Improved sleep
    • Reduced stress and anxiety
    • Increased strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
    • Decreased lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and shortness of breath
     
    In this 4-week series we will use meditation and practice yoga postures to strengthen and relax your changing body. We will explore different breath and focus techniques that are supportive for birthing and learn how to modify postures before and after baby arrives.

    Each session ends with a well-deserved relaxation, and is appropriate for new and experienced Yoga students.

    This series is an opportunity to connect with your body, baby and other pregnant women. As well as, to prepare for the challenges of being a new parent.

    Dates and Times:

    • Tuesdays, January 25 to February 15, 2022
    • 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

    Cost: $35.00 per session or $130.00 for all 4 sessions.

    Space is limited to 12 participants to ensure individual and personalized attention.
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  • YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
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    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series

    Thursday, January 27th to Thursday, February 17th, 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
    Online and/or In-Person Workshop

    A 4-week series consisting of four 75-minute classes. Ideal for beginners and perfect for anyone looking to refresh the fundamentals of their yoga practice.

    Beginning with basics, these classes are designed to build a strong foundation and introduce the basics of yoga postures, alignment and language.

    Week 1: Yogic breathing, important exercises and the appropriate approach to yoga. We will learn the importance of proper breathing and how to work with both physical and mental stress.

    Week 2: Sun Salutations.  We will learn the foundational poses that comprise a basic Sun Salutation. A great way to start each day!

    Week 3: Understanding basic postures and their benefits. We will learn how to safely transition in and out of poses and what the benefits are.

    Week 4: Review - We will review and re-visit many of the postures and practices we covered in the 4 previous weeks and have one last group practice together.
     
    This series provides:
    • Experiential learning with an opportunity for individual attention.
    • The opportunity to ask questions about yoga postures and learn about the importance of breathing.
    • An introduction to postures so you can experience the benefits of a yoga practice.
    • An introduction to alignment to prevent injuries.

    Cost: $40.00 per session or $140.00 for all 4 sessions. Space is limited to ensure individual and personalized attention.
     
    Sign up early! Class size is 18 participants in order to ensure individual attention and time for questions each week.

    Notes: Dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in easily.

    Although there are many props at PranaShanti, if you have some favorite ones at home, please bring them with you. This may include a yoga mat, blocks, a yoga strap, a bolster and a hand towel.
    Click to Read More
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  • Yoga for Seniors & Healthy Aging Training
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    Yoga for Seniors & Healthy Aging Training

    Friday, February 4th, 6:05pm - 9:00pm
    Yoga for Seniors & Healthy Aging Training

    Live Stream Online Course and/or In-Person

    For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!

    In 2017, Canada’s Seniors officially out numbered children. With no signs of this trend lessening any time soon, learning to teach yoga to our Seniors safely and mindfully is becoming an increasingly important skill in the yoga teaching world. Understanding the common physical and mental issues and having the qualifications to teach yoga to this large segment of our population will provide yoga teachers and care givers with a unique and very rewarding way to serve our communities.
     
    In the training we will address common physical issues that will need accommodation in class, for example: osteoporosis, arthritis, COPD or CAD. Learning to create skillful modifications for older students, some coming to yoga for the first time, will allow for teachers and care givers to offer the gifts of yoga with confidence. Adapting to the needs in the room will allow for a strong, challenging, but equally relaxed and meditative practice.
     
    The program covers:

    • Simple and profound postures
    • How to sequence a class
    • Teaching methods
    • Strength or flexibility
    • Classical Yoga philosophy
    • Teaching a mixed level class
    • How to modify for those who cannot reach the floor Working with injuries
    • Contraindications
     
    This course is ideal for yoga teachers looking to develop their teaching to meet the needs of a growing segment of the yoga population, or seasoned yoga practitioners who work with this demographic in some other capacity, such as nurses, home health care workers and care givers looking to share yoga with elders in their homes and community.
     
    Dates and Times:
     
    Friday, February 4, 2021 to Sunday, February 6, 2021
     
    • Friday: 6 pm – 9 pm
    • Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm
    • Sunday: 11 am – 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.

    Cost: SAVE $45.00 by registering on or before November 30, 2021, for $450.00 per person. $495.00 per person thereafter. Fee includes the training, manual and certificate.
     
    Notes:
     
    This course is open to general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga and/or meditation practice is recommended for participation.
     
    For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers this course provides CEUs with Yoga Alliance.
     
    This course is also part of our Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.
     
    300 Hour Program Elective Module: 15 Hours
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  • FREE MBSR Information Session
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    FREE MBSR Information Session

    Saturday, February 5th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    FREE MBSR Information Session

    Online Information Session
     
    Interested in mindfulness practices? To find out more about our upcoming Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, please join Carole.
     
    There will be an overview of the program and the principles of mindfulness, a mindfulness practices and time for questions!
     
    This will be an online session in advance of the program starting on February 16, 2022. Everyone signed up will be emailed the meeting link and access code.

    Cost: Free
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  • Healing Gathering | Honoring All Our Relations
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    Healing Gathering | Honoring All Our Relations

    Sunday, February 6th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Healing Gathering | Honoring All Our Relations
    In-Person Class
     
    Please join Sharon Pitawanakwat (Biidaajiimaakwe) for a Healing Gong gathering on the first Sunday of every month.
     
    We will come together and experience the healing vibration of the Gong, and 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 healing vibration of the Gong can transform our minds and take us to a place of clarity and calmness so that together we can create a better tomorrow.
     
    The session will begin with some light movement, followed by 30 minutes of Gong Vibration, and end with 11 minutes of the Siri Gaitri Mantra Meditation (Ra, Ma, Da, Sa, Sa, Say So Hung).
     
    By Donation: All proceeds will be donated to The Legacy of Hope Foundation, https://legacyofhope.ca/
     
    This is an in-person event so space is limited. Register early.

    *The spiritual salutation “Honoring all our Relations” means everyone, everywhere in all times. (Wagamese, Richard, 2019, One Drum, page 43)
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  • Prenatal Yoga: 4-Week Series | In-Person
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    Prenatal Yoga: 4-Week Series | In-Person

    Tuesday, January 25th to Tuesday, February 15th, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
    Prenatal Yoga:  4-Week Series | In-Person

    In-Person Class Series
     
    Practicing Prenatal Yoga can be a powerful tool to prepare for labor and motherhood. Research suggests that Prenatal Yoga has many benefits for pregnant women, such as:
     
    • Improved sleep
    • Reduced stress and anxiety
    • Increased strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
    • Decreased lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and shortness of breath
     
    In this 4-week series we will use meditation and practice yoga postures to strengthen and relax your changing body. We will explore different breath and focus techniques that are supportive for birthing and learn how to modify postures before and after baby arrives.

    Each session ends with a well-deserved relaxation, and is appropriate for new and experienced Yoga students.

    This series is an opportunity to connect with your body, baby and other pregnant women. As well as, to prepare for the challenges of being a new parent.

    Dates and Times:

    • Tuesdays, January 25 to February 15, 2022
    • 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

    Cost: $35.00 per session or $130.00 for all 4 sessions.

    Space is limited to 18 participants to ensure individual and personalized attention.
    Click to Read More
  • Prenatal Yoga: 4-Week Series | Online
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    Prenatal Yoga: 4-Week Series | Online

    Tuesday, January 25th to Tuesday, February 15th, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
    Prenatal Yoga: 4-Week Series | Online

    Online Class Series
     
    Practicing Prenatal Yoga can be a powerful tool to prepare for labor and motherhood. Research suggests that Prenatal Yoga has many benefits for pregnant women, such as:
     
    • Improved sleep
    • Reduced stress and anxiety
    • Increased strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
    • Decreased lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and shortness of breath
     
    In this 4-week series we will use meditation and practice yoga postures to strengthen and relax your changing body. We will explore different breath and focus techniques that are supportive for birthing and learn how to modify postures before and after baby arrives.

    Each session ends with a well-deserved relaxation, and is appropriate for new and experienced Yoga students.

    This series is an opportunity to connect with your body, baby and other pregnant women. As well as, to prepare for the challenges of being a new parent.

    Dates and Times:

    • Tuesdays, January 25 to February 15, 2022
    • 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

    Cost: $35.00 per session or $130.00 for all 4 sessions.

    Space is limited to 12 participants to ensure individual and personalized attention.
    Click to Read More
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  • YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
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    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series

    Thursday, January 27th to Thursday, February 17th, 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
    Online and/or In-Person Workshop

    A 4-week series consisting of four 75-minute classes. Ideal for beginners and perfect for anyone looking to refresh the fundamentals of their yoga practice.

    Beginning with basics, these classes are designed to build a strong foundation and introduce the basics of yoga postures, alignment and language.

    Week 1: Yogic breathing, important exercises and the appropriate approach to yoga. We will learn the importance of proper breathing and how to work with both physical and mental stress.

    Week 2: Sun Salutations.  We will learn the foundational poses that comprise a basic Sun Salutation. A great way to start each day!

    Week 3: Understanding basic postures and their benefits. We will learn how to safely transition in and out of poses and what the benefits are.

    Week 4: Review - We will review and re-visit many of the postures and practices we covered in the 4 previous weeks and have one last group practice together.
     
    This series provides:
    • Experiential learning with an opportunity for individual attention.
    • The opportunity to ask questions about yoga postures and learn about the importance of breathing.
    • An introduction to postures so you can experience the benefits of a yoga practice.
    • An introduction to alignment to prevent injuries.

    Cost: $40.00 per session or $140.00 for all 4 sessions. Space is limited to ensure individual and personalized attention.
     
    Sign up early! Class size is 18 participants in order to ensure individual attention and time for questions each week.

    Notes: Dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in easily.

    Although there are many props at PranaShanti, if you have some favorite ones at home, please bring them with you. This may include a yoga mat, blocks, a yoga strap, a bolster and a hand towel.
    Click to Read More
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  • Valentine's Partner Yoga | In-Person
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    Valentine's Partner Yoga | In-Person

    Friday, February 11th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Valentine's Partner Yoga | In-Person
    In-Person Workshop

    Start your VALENTINE'S WEEKEND off right!

    Union is the essence of yoga. Partner Yoga is perfect for sharing your practice, deepening your poses, building trust and communication while connecting on a deeper level.

    Join us for a playful evening as we explore traditional postures, breath work, and simple massage techniques!

    Partner yoga is a great idea for a date, reconnecting with your spouse, or having fun with a loved one.

    Suitable for all levels. No experience necessary.

    Cost: $60.00 per couple.

    Disclaimer:  Fun will be had!
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  • Valentine's Partner Yoga | Online
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    Valentine's Partner Yoga | Online

    Friday, February 11th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Valentine's Partner Yoga | Online
    Online Workshop

    Start your VALENTINE'S WEEKEND off right!

    Union is the essence of yoga. Partner Yoga is perfect for sharing your practice, deepening your poses, building trust and communication while connecting on a deeper level.

    Join us for a playful evening as we explore traditional postures, breath work, and simple massage techniques!

    Partner yoga is a great idea for a date, reconnecting with your spouse, or having fun with a loved one.

    Suitable for all levels. No experience necessary.

    Cost: $60.00 per couple.

    Disclaimer:  Fun will be had!
    Click to Read More
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  • Gong Meditation - Sound Immersion
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    Gong Meditation - Sound Immersion

    Saturday, February 12th, 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 Flow | In-Person
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    Full Moon Flow | In-Person

    Sunday, February 13th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    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, bolsters, blankets and straps 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.
    Click to Read More
  • Full Moon Flow | Online
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    Full Moon Flow | Online

    Sunday, February 13th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Full Moon Flow | Online

    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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  • Prenatal Yoga: 4-Week Series | In-Person
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    Prenatal Yoga: 4-Week Series | In-Person

    Tuesday, January 25th to Tuesday, February 15th, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
    Prenatal Yoga:  4-Week Series | In-Person

    In-Person Class Series
     
    Practicing Prenatal Yoga can be a powerful tool to prepare for labor and motherhood. Research suggests that Prenatal Yoga has many benefits for pregnant women, such as:
     
    • Improved sleep
    • Reduced stress and anxiety
    • Increased strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
    • Decreased lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and shortness of breath
     
    In this 4-week series we will use meditation and practice yoga postures to strengthen and relax your changing body. We will explore different breath and focus techniques that are supportive for birthing and learn how to modify postures before and after baby arrives.

    Each session ends with a well-deserved relaxation, and is appropriate for new and experienced Yoga students.

    This series is an opportunity to connect with your body, baby and other pregnant women. As well as, to prepare for the challenges of being a new parent.

    Dates and Times:

    • Tuesdays, January 25 to February 15, 2022
    • 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

    Cost: $35.00 per session or $130.00 for all 4 sessions.

    Space is limited to 18 participants to ensure individual and personalized attention.
    Click to Read More
  • Prenatal Yoga: 4-Week Series | Online
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    Prenatal Yoga: 4-Week Series | Online

    Tuesday, January 25th to Tuesday, February 15th, 5:45pm - 6:45pm
    Prenatal Yoga: 4-Week Series | Online

    Online Class Series
     
    Practicing Prenatal Yoga can be a powerful tool to prepare for labor and motherhood. Research suggests that Prenatal Yoga has many benefits for pregnant women, such as:
     
    • Improved sleep
    • Reduced stress and anxiety
    • Increased strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
    • Decreased lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and shortness of breath
     
    In this 4-week series we will use meditation and practice yoga postures to strengthen and relax your changing body. We will explore different breath and focus techniques that are supportive for birthing and learn how to modify postures before and after baby arrives.

    Each session ends with a well-deserved relaxation, and is appropriate for new and experienced Yoga students.

    This series is an opportunity to connect with your body, baby and other pregnant women. As well as, to prepare for the challenges of being a new parent.

    Dates and Times:

    • Tuesdays, January 25 to February 15, 2022
    • 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

    Cost: $35.00 per session or $130.00 for all 4 sessions.

    Space is limited to 12 participants to ensure individual and personalized attention.
    Click to Read More
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  • Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance
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    Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance

    Wednesday, February 16th, 6:30am - 7:30am
    Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance
     
    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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  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program
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    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program

    Wednesday, February 16th to Wednesday, April 13th, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program

    Online Course and/or In-Person

    9 Week Series + Urban Retreat

    This 9-week experiential program develops in participants a foundation in mindfulness practice.
     
    The program begins with an Orientation Session, followed by 26 hours of direct instruction, including a meditation day retreat and daily home practices.
     
    MBSR is an 8-week, once weekly, group program that was developed in 1979, by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and associates at the University of Massachusetts Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society.
     
    The curriculum is based on the emerging field of Mind-Body Medicine and as a result, MBSR is now an internationally acclaimed program with a growing body of research supporting its efficacy and potential benefits for a variety of populations.
     
    Through intentional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction strategies, participants will learn to mobilize their own inner resources to activate learning, growth and healing while increasing emotional regulation and enhancing self-care and interpersonal relationships.

    Dates and Times:
    • 1 orientation session (mandatory) on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.
    • Followed by 8 weekly sessions beginning Wednesday, February 23, 2022, to April 13, 2022.
    • Sessions are from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm ET
    • Mindful Awakening Day Retreat on Friday, April 1, 2022 from 9 am to 3:30 pm ET.


    Cost: $595.00 per person, includes 1 orientation session, 8 weekly classes, Mindful Awakening Urban Retreat, online access to pdf and MP3 downloads of guided meditations for home practice.

    Maximum number of participants: 18 students
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  • YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
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    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series

    Thursday, January 27th to Thursday, February 17th, 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    YOGA 101: A Beginner Series
    Online and/or In-Person Workshop

    A 4-week series consisting of four 75-minute classes. Ideal for beginners and perfect for anyone looking to refresh the fundamentals of their yoga practice.

    Beginning with basics, these classes are designed to build a strong foundation and introduce the basics of yoga postures, alignment and language.

    Week 1: Yogic breathing, important exercises and the appropriate approach to yoga. We will learn the importance of proper breathing and how to work with both physical and mental stress.

    Week 2: Sun Salutations.  We will learn the foundational poses that comprise a basic Sun Salutation. A great way to start each day!

    Week 3: Understanding basic postures and their benefits. We will learn how to safely transition in and out of poses and what the benefits are.

    Week 4: Review - We will review and re-visit many of the postures and practices we covered in the 4 previous weeks and have one last group practice together.
     
    This series provides:
    • Experiential learning with an opportunity for individual attention.
    • The opportunity to ask questions about yoga postures and learn about the importance of breathing.
    • An introduction to postures so you can experience the benefits of a yoga practice.
    • An introduction to alignment to prevent injuries.

    Cost: $40.00 per session or $140.00 for all 4 sessions. Space is limited to ensure individual and personalized attention.
     
    Sign up early! Class size is 18 participants in order to ensure individual attention and time for questions each week.

    Notes: Dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in easily.

    Although there are many props at PranaShanti, if you have some favorite ones at home, please bring them with you. This may include a yoga mat, blocks, a yoga strap, a bolster and a hand towel.
    Click to Read More
  • Yoga Therapy for Sleep | Online
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    Yoga Therapy for Sleep | Online

    Thursday, February 17th, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
    Yoga Therapy for Sleep | Online

    Online Workshop
     
    Lack of sound sleep can lead to physical, mental, and emotional strain; if you have trouble falling or staying asleep you know that it can make day to day life challenging.
     
    Join Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, Chantal, to learn tools including gentle movement, pranayama, yoga nidra, and other techniques you can practice daily to assist in releasing tension from the body and mind to support restful and nourishing sleep patterns.
     
    This workshop is virtual so you can practice in the comfort of your home (or bed!) and drift off to sleep after our time together.
     
    Also included is an emailed handout with the basic sleep asana sequence for your reference.
     
    Dates and Times:
     
    Thursday, February 17, 2022

    Workshop: 6 pm ET to 7:45 pm ET
    Yoga Nidra Session: 8 pm ET to 9 pm ET
     
    Cost: $45.00 per person. Includes Handout, Workshop and Yoga Nidra Session.
     
    Dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in easily. Have any yoga props you may like to use such as a yoga mat, cushion, and blanket.
     
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  • Teaching Yoga to Brand-New Beginners
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    Teaching Yoga to Brand-New Beginners

    Friday, February 18th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Teaching Yoga to Brand-New Beginners
     
    Live Stream Online Course and/or In-Person
     
    This training is designed to equip new and experienced teachers with tools and strategies to teach brand-new students with confidence and skill, both online and in-person. Introducing the power and potency of yoga to new students can be one of the most rewarding types of teaching there is. Yet, many teachers find that this type of teaching comes with its own set of unique challenges.
     
    This training is intended for teachers who have completed a 200-hour level training. Participants can expect to participate in group discussions and simple asana practices in each session and complete short written assignments between sessions.
     
    Learning Objectives:
     
    • Learn how to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere;
    • Sharpen your verbal cues so they are even more effective;
    • Refine your observation and demonstration skills;
    • Sequence beginner classes with strategies for both form and flow-based classes;
    • Modify poses for beginners using props and pose variations;
    • Teach beginners online;
    • Create a class series or curriculum of classes for new students;
    • Introduce basic breathwork and chanting
     
    Dates and Times:
     
    Friday, February 18, 2022 to Sunday, February 20, 2022
     
    • Friday, February 18, 2022 - 6 pm ET to 9 pm ET
    • Saturday, February 19, 2022 – 10 am ET to 4 pm ET
    • Sunday, February 20, 2022 – 10 am ET to 4 pm ET

    + 2 hours homework assignment, post weekend.

    Due to COVID-19, this course will be offered Live Stream and/or In Person as Ontario and City of Ottawa health authorities permit.
     
    Cost: $450.00 per person with our EARLY BIRD SAVINGS! Save $45.00 when register before December 31, 2021. $495.00 per person thereafter.
     
    Fee includes the training, manual, slides and certificate.
     
    This course is open to Yoga Teachers of all disciplines and levels of teaching experience including Yoga Teachers in training.
     
    For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers this course provides CEUs with Yoga Alliance.
     
    This course is also part of our Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.
     
    300 Hour Elective Module: 15 Hours
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  • Self Care Sunday | In-Person
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    Self Care Sunday | In-Person

    Sunday, February 20th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Self Care Sunday | In-Person
    In-Person Workshop

    I look forward to connecting with you with this special restorative yoga evening at PranaShanti Yoga Center.
     
    In this 2-hour workshop we will set an intention for love and kindness with a guided meditation and participate in a cozy candlelight restorative yoga practice with aromatherapy and hot stones.
     
    Melt away 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 by Anne.

    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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  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program
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    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program

    Wednesday, February 16th to Wednesday, April 13th, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program

    Online Course and/or In-Person

    9 Week Series + Urban Retreat

    This 9-week experiential program develops in participants a foundation in mindfulness practice.
     
    The program begins with an Orientation Session, followed by 26 hours of direct instruction, including a meditation day retreat and daily home practices.
     
    MBSR is an 8-week, once weekly, group program that was developed in 1979, by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and associates at the University of Massachusetts Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society.
     
    The curriculum is based on the emerging field of Mind-Body Medicine and as a result, MBSR is now an internationally acclaimed program with a growing body of research supporting its efficacy and potential benefits for a variety of populations.
     
    Through intentional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction strategies, participants will learn to mobilize their own inner resources to activate learning, growth and healing while increasing emotional regulation and enhancing self-care and interpersonal relationships.

    Dates and Times:
    • 1 orientation session (mandatory) on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.
    • Followed by 8 weekly sessions beginning Wednesday, February 23, 2022, to April 13, 2022.
    • Sessions are from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm ET
    • Mindful Awakening Day Retreat on Friday, April 1, 2022 from 9 am to 3:30 pm ET.


    Cost: $595.00 per person, includes 1 orientation session, 8 weekly classes, Mindful Awakening Urban Retreat, online access to pdf and MP3 downloads of guided meditations for home practice.

    Maximum number of participants: 18 students
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  • The Yoga of Life: 4-Week Series
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    The Yoga of Life: 4-Week Series

    Thursday, February 24th to Thursday, March 17th, 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    The Yoga of Life: 4-Week Series
    Live Stream and/or In-Person Workshop
     
    Join us for an inner staycation to search for calm, resilience and peace. Instead of focusing on what is not accessible, turn the focus around during this time that is very conducive to self inquiry and meditation.

    In this 4-week series we will covering one of the most discussed portions of the Raja Yoga Sutras, the 8 Limbs of Yoga, Chapter 2 verse 27 - Chapter 3 verse 3.
     
    Each session consists of a gentle yoga practice, meditation and philosophy lecture. We will study from the gross to the subtle, from action to thought to stillness.
     
    The 8 Limbs of Yoga offers practical steps towards a more peaceful mindset and life. By studying yogic philosophy you will experience more depth and direction in your current yoga practice.
     
    Dates and Times:
     
    • Thursdays, February 24, 2022, to March 17, 2022 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm

    Cost: $140.00 for all 4 sessions.
     
    Sign up early! Class size is 18 participants in order to ensure individual attention and time for questions each week.

    Notes: Dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in easily. Although there are many props at PranaShanti, if you have some favorite ones at home, please bring them with you. This may include a yoga mat, blocks, a yoga strap, a bolster and a hand towel.
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  • Restorative Yoga 101
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    Restorative Yoga 101

    Saturday, February 26th, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Restorative Yoga 101
    Online and/or In-Person Workshop Series

    Join Anne Wanda Tessier E-RYT500 for this 2 part series focusing on the benefits of this relaxing yoga practice. You can join one workshop or both!
     
    In this 2 part workshop series we will cover the following:
     
    Part 1: Saturday, February 26, 2-5 pm:

    • Intro to restorative yoga
    • Workshop several restorative poses with variations of props for support
    • Tips for a relaxing yoga practice
    • 2 variations of savasana
     
    Part 2: Saturday, March 5, 2-5 pm:

    • Workshop several restorative poses with variations of props for support
    • Restorative yoga poses using minimal props
    • Tips for teaching restorative yoga online
    • 2 variations of savasana
    • 20 ways to use a sandbag
     
    Cost: $155.00 per person for both sessions or $85.00 per person for 1 session. 
     
    An illustrated handout in PDF format is in included for each session. 
     
    Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with Yoga Alliance are available for Registered Yoga Teachers.
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  • 300-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training FREE Info. Session
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    300-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training FREE Info. Session

    Monday, February 28th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    300-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training FREE Info. Session

    FREE Online Session

    PranaShanti Yoga Centre’s Hatha Yoga Teacher Training 300-Hour Program is a comprehensive course of study that delves deeply into all aspects of Yoga, thus, building on the knowledge and skills developed at the 200-Hour Level.
     
    This self-paced modular approach to advanced Yogic education, that builds on your 200-Hour Level Training, allows you to customize a pathway based on your own unique needs.

    Believing in studying with a variety of highly trained teachers increases everyone’s knowledge and depth of experience, our dedicated and skilled faculty deliver a well-rounded curriculum that enables you to refine your expertise in particular areas of interest due to their areas of specialization.

    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. To find out more about our Hatha Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training, please join us for the Information Session.
     
     
    Cost: Free.
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