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  • Live Stream - Explore the Practices and Benefits of Meditation
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    Live Stream - Explore the Practices and Benefits of Meditation

    Monday, March 8th to Monday, March 22nd, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
    Live Stream - Explore the Practices and Benefits of Meditation
    Live Stream Online Series

    Learn the principles and techniques of meditation and enjoy the deep and lasting benefits of this ancient practice for your bodfy, mind and soul.
     
    What is meditation? For thousands of years, human beings have practices various techniques for focusing and conditioning the mind. Modern science has confirmed that meditation offers deep and lasting benefits for mental, emotional and physical health and well-being. 

    Practising meditation provides many benefits including:

    • stress reduction
    • better concentration
    • ability to change thought patterns and habits
    • increased memory
    • improved sleep

    In 3 weekly sessions we will practice different styles and types of meditation techniques. This 3 week series will give you a practical and solid foundation for starting (or re-starting) your personal meditation practice so you can realise many of the benefits of meditation.

    Dates and Times:

    Mondays, March 8, 15 and 22, 2021

    6:30 pm to 7:45 pm each evening.

    Session includes lecture, practice, and Q&A.

    Cost:  $108.00 per person for the 3 week series.
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  • Live Stream - MBSR Information Session
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    Live Stream - MBSR Information Session

    Wednesday, March 10th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Live Stream - MBSR Information Session

    Live Stream 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 March 31, 2021. Everyone signed up will be emailed the meeting link and access code.

    Cost: Free
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  • Gong Meditation - Sound Immersion
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    Gong Meditation - Sound Immersion

    Saturday, March 13th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    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 Class Card or Membership or Drop-In Fee. 
     
    This class is limited to a maximum of 9 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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  • Live Stream - Explore the Practices and Benefits of Meditation
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    Live Stream - Explore the Practices and Benefits of Meditation

    Monday, March 8th to Monday, March 22nd, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
    Live Stream - Explore the Practices and Benefits of Meditation
    Live Stream Online Series

    Learn the principles and techniques of meditation and enjoy the deep and lasting benefits of this ancient practice for your bodfy, mind and soul.
     
    What is meditation? For thousands of years, human beings have practices various techniques for focusing and conditioning the mind. Modern science has confirmed that meditation offers deep and lasting benefits for mental, emotional and physical health and well-being. 

    Practising meditation provides many benefits including:

    • stress reduction
    • better concentration
    • ability to change thought patterns and habits
    • increased memory
    • improved sleep

    In 3 weekly sessions we will practice different styles and types of meditation techniques. This 3 week series will give you a practical and solid foundation for starting (or re-starting) your personal meditation practice so you can realise many of the benefits of meditation.

    Dates and Times:

    Mondays, March 8, 15 and 22, 2021

    6:30 pm to 7:45 pm each evening.

    Session includes lecture, practice, and Q&A.

    Cost:  $108.00 per person for the 3 week series.
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  • Live Stream - MBSR Information Session
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    Live Stream - MBSR Information Session

    Saturday, March 20th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Live Stream - MBSR Information Session

    Live Stream 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 March 31, 2021. Everyone signed up will be emailed the meeting link and access code.

    Cost: Free
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  • Live Stream - Explore the Practices and Benefits of Meditation
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    Live Stream - Explore the Practices and Benefits of Meditation

    Monday, March 8th to Monday, March 22nd, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
    Live Stream - Explore the Practices and Benefits of Meditation
    Live Stream Online Series

    Learn the principles and techniques of meditation and enjoy the deep and lasting benefits of this ancient practice for your bodfy, mind and soul.
     
    What is meditation? For thousands of years, human beings have practices various techniques for focusing and conditioning the mind. Modern science has confirmed that meditation offers deep and lasting benefits for mental, emotional and physical health and well-being. 

    Practising meditation provides many benefits including:

    • stress reduction
    • better concentration
    • ability to change thought patterns and habits
    • increased memory
    • improved sleep

    In 3 weekly sessions we will practice different styles and types of meditation techniques. This 3 week series will give you a practical and solid foundation for starting (or re-starting) your personal meditation practice so you can realise many of the benefits of meditation.

    Dates and Times:

    Mondays, March 8, 15 and 22, 2021

    6:30 pm to 7:45 pm each evening.

    Session includes lecture, practice, and Q&A.

    Cost:  $108.00 per person for the 3 week series.
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  • Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - 300 Hour Program - Info. Session
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    Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - 300 Hour Program - Info. Session

    Wednesday, March 24th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - 300 Hour Program - Info. Session

    Live Stream Online Information 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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  • Asana Labs - Monthly Mini Course
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    Asana Labs - Monthly Mini Course

    Wednesday, March 24th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Asana Labs - Monthly Mini Course

    Live Stream and/or In Person

    The idea of one correct way to do an asana is outdated.
    Join us to learn more and explore asanas from the inside out!
     
    Our Asana Labs are mini courses where we unpack and rebuild asanas to help you understand the physical side of your practice. Learn with an anatomy informed approach that honors individual difference.

    Dates and Times:

    Wednesdays, 6:30 pm to 9 pm:
     
    • Session #1 - January 20, 2021: Standing Closed Hip Asanas - Live Stream
    • Session #2 - February 17, 2021: Standing Open Hip Asanas - Live Stream
    • Session #3 - March 24, 2021: Standing Balancing Asanas
    • Session #4 - April 21, 2021: Back Bending Asanas
    • Session #5 - May 19, 2021: Hand and Shoulder Asanas
     
    Each session breaks down the asanas to cover the muscles, join actions (flexion/extension, etc), range of motion and modifications pertinent to each grouping of asanas. Included is time to experiment with the asanas by exploring different ways to get in and out of them, trying different cues, and investigating the ranges of motion for each person.
     
    Attend individual sessions or sign up for the full 5 session series.
     
    Cost: $120.00 per person per session.

    All welcome from the beginner to the seasoned Teacher.  There is something for everyone!
     
    Due to COVID-19, this course will be offered Live Stream and/or In Person as Ontario and City of Ottawa health authorities permit.
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  • Yoga for Everyone and Trauma Informed Practice
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    Yoga for Everyone and Trauma Informed Practice

    Friday, March 26th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Yoga for Everyone and Trauma Informed Practice
     
    Live Stream Online Course

    Holding space is a continual learning process. 

    This course will explore themes of inclusion and safety to build skillfulness among teachers.
     
    Although teachers show up with positive intent, something may be amiss in the process. Many folks do not feel welcome and/or face obstacles to participate, and people can be adversely affected by what happens in yoga classes.
     
    Through discussion about the dynamics of power and privilege, participants will learn more about systems of oppression, and pathways to personal and collective liberation to offer yoga in a way that honours the tradition and respects the full spectrum of human diversity. Everyone has been touched by trauma in some way, and t here is an urgent need for trauma - sensitive yoga. Creating a container with protocols for safe practice can support students in using yoga as part of their healing process.
     
    This course will explore the language of invitation and inquiry to encourage choice and autonomy in yoga practice. An atmosphere of allowing where options are offered  throughout a class instead of relying on blanket  statements (such as,“listen to your body”) at the beginning of class can empower students to adapt according to their unique needs.
     
    We will explore issues related to: potential triggers; assumptions; praise and competition; and the subtleties of consent and hands - on adjustments. This is an opportunity to examine these topics free of judgment. By exploring strengths - based approaches to yoga, teachers can be well resourced in serving diverse populations.
     
    Coursework will also focus on supporting yourself to serve in a sustainable way and addressing issues that may arise (such as, negotiating boundaries, dealing with burnout, etc.).
     
    Learning Objectives:
     
    • Gain awareness about inclusion and the importance of strengths-based approaches.
    • Develop an understanding of trauma and how to design trauma-informed offerings.
    • Build care capacities to address issues as needed and serve in a sustainable way.
     
    Dates and Times:
     
    March 26-28, 2021
     
    • Friday 6 pm to 9 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm (both days)

    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! $450.00 per person before January 31, 2021. $495.00 per person thereafter.

    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
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  • Live Stream - Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance
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    Live Stream - Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance

    Sunday, March 28th, 9:30am - 10:30am
    Live Stream - Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance
     
    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 Class Card or Drop-in Fee.
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  • Live Stream - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program
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    Live Stream - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program

    Wednesday, March 31st to Wednesday, May 26th, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Live Stream - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program

    Live Stream Online Series

    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, March 31, 2021.
    • Followed by 8 weekly sessions beginning Wednesday, April 7, 2021, to May 26, 2021
    • Sessions are from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
    • Mindful Awakening Day Retreat on Sunday, May 2, 2021, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.


    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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