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  • 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Summer Program
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    200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Summer Program

    Thursday, July 4th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
    200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Summer Program

    Online and/or In-Person Program

    In the past 15 years we have offered over 45+ 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainings!
     
    This Summer we are offering a very special training experience that draws on the caliber and depth of specialization of our most experienced Teachers!
     
    Yoga programs at PranaShanti are life-transforming and for everyone, whether you are interested in becoming a teacher or wanting to deepen your yoga practice and knowledge.
     
    Our Summer Program is designed to help accommodate your busy schedule. This format allows for you to really dive into the teachings: physically, mentally and spiritually while respecting your commitments to work, family, schooling and personal life.
     
    Our program provides you with a solid foundational background in yoga that draws on the Hatha and Vinyasa yoga traditions, as well as modern knowledge of bio-mechanics and movement, so that you can confidently teach holistic, all-levels classes in a clear and compassionate manner.
     
    You will deepen your experience of postures and meditation, expand your understanding of yogic and western anatomy, yoga philosophy, and Ayurveda, and you will refine your communication and listening skills all while being part of a supportive community that fosters inquiry, creativity and lifelong learning.
     
    With a total of 200+ hours including 180 contact hours and 35 personal hours you will graduate as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). This format provides you with as much knowledge and hands-on practice teaching time as possible.
     
    Dates and Timings:
     
    The format of the program is comprised of evening lectures, weekend practice time, self study and yoga classes self study and yoga classes with PranaShanti Yoga Centre.

    The program can be attended 100% online. Whether you live a distance away or simply prefer to join in virtually, the online option is available to you for the full program.
     
    Practice Evenings:
     
    Weeknight Evenings from 6 pm ET to 9 pm ET:
    • Tuesday, July 16, 2024
    • Tuesday, July 30, 2024
    • Tuesday, August 6, 2024
    • Tuesday, August 13, 2024
    Practice Weekends:
     
    9 am ET to 6 pm ET each day for 4 full days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday):
    • July 4-5-6-7, 2024
    • July 18-19-20-21, 2024
    • August 1-2-3-4, 2024
    • August 15-16-17-18, 2024
    Self Study:
     
    Complete homework (reading, writing, practice teaching) between group sessions. Prepare a yoga presentation and complete a yoga class journal for each of the 20 yoga classes attended.
     
    20 Yoga Classes at PranaShanti Yoga Centre
     
    Practice and observe various different teachers, teaching and yoga styles. Offered online and in person.
     
    Program Outline: 
    • Teaching Asana – Learn to teach safely, effectively and with compassion and confidence in person and online.Participate in Posture Clinics to breakdown the asanas, and learn about sequencing, props, cuing, music and holding space
    • Meditation – Practice a variety of meditation techniques to focus and quiet the mind and understand the benefits and science behind the practice
    • Pranayama – Explore powerful breath (pranayama) techniques such as ujayi, kapalabhati, nadi shodhana. Understand the bandhas or energy locks that direct prana
    • Anatomy – Study anatomy and the effects of yoga on the body, including physical and energetic postural alignment
    • Yogic Anatomy – Learn the energetic effects of yoga on the body and the chakra and meridian systems
    • Yogic History and Philosophy – Study Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and how these teachings provide a real model that can be applied to daily life. Explore Yoga’s rich history 
    • Ayurveda – Experience yoga’s sister science for health and vitality, self care and nourishment
    • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – Understand and recognise ourselves as transformation leaders through the teaching of yoga
    • Yoga for Everyone – Explore the topics of accessibility, adaptation, modification, and receive an introduction to various yoga styles
    • Teaching Yoga – Take a peak behind the scenes to a day in the life of a yoga teacher and studio owner to understand the practicalities of this profession
    Your Teachers:

    At PranaShanti, the members of our Teacher Training Team are Yoga Alliance certified at the 200 hour or 300 hour levelor our specialists in their fields of study and profession. Our Teachers range from all traditions of yoga and are committed to your study and learning.

    We offer a Teaching Assistant Program as part of our trainings so 200 hour level Teachers can continue to hone their skills in the training environment and be of service to the teachers-in-training. 
     
    Registration:
     
    Hold your space! A $500.00 + HST non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space in the program. 
    • $3,295.00 + HST before April 30, 2024;
    • $3,500.00 + HST May 1, 2024 onward and paid in full before our start date; OR
    • Payment Plan: $3,800.00 + HST. A deposit of $500.00 + HST plus 3 monthly payments (June, July and August). All payments to be complete before the course concludes.
    • 50% discount for PranaShanti 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher graduates that would like to repeat the program
    • 10% discount for full time students, seniors and military.
    If you live away from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and would like printed training materials to be sent to you, please ensure you sign up at least 10 days before the course start date in order for us to ship the materials to you. Otherwise e-documents will be provided, where possible.

    There is no refund for the $500.00 + HST deposit.
     
    Refunds for the balance of the course fees (minus a $500.00 Administration Fee) are available up to 5 days before the starting date. No refunds or credits will be provided after the course has started.
     
    What is Included: 
    • Yoga Manual, 2 text book and numerous handouts and slides
    • Access to our digital library of supplemental information and recordings
    • Membership in a private Facebook Group for participants and teachers in the program
    • Home study assignment/projects, presentation, journaling
    • Practice teaching and mentorship
    • An Unlimited Yoga Class Package that starts on the first day of the program and ends on the last day of the program to support you in completing the 20 Yoga Class requirement
    • During training students receive 10% off purchases at PranaShanti for such items as books, manuals, clothing, yoga mats and bags.
    • During the training receive a 10% discount when registering and paying in full for upcoming courses and trainings offered at PranaShanti.
    We believe in the highest quality and caliber of training so that every student receives the time, focus and dedication of the trainers that is needed to create a solid foundation for practice and teaching. Although every effort is made to maintain consistency, trainers, guest speakers and faculty may be subject to change.
     
    Tax Receipts:  PranaShanti is an ESDC Certified Educational Institution and can provide tax receipts for this training.

    Location: PranaShanti Education Centre, 45 Eccles Street, Ottawa, Ontario, (Chinatown).
     
    Our 2,500 square foot Education Centre offers a large open concept training area with high ceilings and an abundance of natural light and excellent ventilation. There is a kitchenette with fridge, microwave, kettle and dishware. We have a dining/boardroom with conference table and chairs, 2 gender neutral bathrooms, reading room, mini Boutique and our Administration Office.
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  • Healing Gong & Meditation Experience
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    Healing Gong & Meditation Experience

    Sunday, July 7th, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
    Healing Gong & Meditation Experience
    In-Person Class
     

    If you just allow your body and mind to rest, the healing will come by itself”. Thich Nhat Hanh

    Give yourself the gift of deep relaxation and open up to incredible healing, as you immerse yourself into the sound vibration of the Gong.

    The Gong is an instrument of healing. It’s incredible vibration supports a deeper ability to relax, balances the nervous and glandular systems of the body, opens the Chakras to revitalize energy pathways, soothes emotional and physical pain, supports an overall emotional transformation AND it simply feels wonderful.

    In this world of unprecedented change where we are bombarded with constant stress and uncertainty, often leading to isolation and disconnection from our true self; taking time to rejuvenate and heal ourselves in mind, body and soul is crucial.

    During this 75-minute practice, participants will engage in a short breathing exercise (pranayama), prepare the body for rest with some gentle warmups, then lay down to rest and rejuvenate to the vibration of the Gong. The practice will end with a 7-11 Kundalini Yoga inspired meditation.

    Cost: PranaShanti Drop-In, Class Package or Membership. All levels and abilities welcome.

    Location: 950 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON.

    Studio: Soul Room

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  • Yoga Summer Camp for Children
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    Yoga Summer Camp for Children

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

    In-Person Day Camp for Children
     
    Welcome, adventurers aged 4 to 10! Join us for an amazing day camp experience where you'll dive into the world of movement, yoga, and breathwork.

    Explore exciting movement techniques, strike some awesome yoga poses, and master calming breathing exercises. It's all about sharpening your senses, boosting focus, and spreading kindness!

    Here's what each day holds:

    • Day 1: Let's tune into our bodies and become super listeners!
    • Day 2: Discover the magic of mindful breathing.
    • Day 3: It's all about heartfulness - spreading love and kindness everywhere!
    • Day 4: Get ready to move every inch of your amazing body!
    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: $175.00 per child for the series of four 2.5-hour sessions of movement, yoga, and breathing practices.
     
    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.
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  • Yoga Summer Camp for Children
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    Yoga Summer Camp for Children

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

    In-Person Day Camp for Children
     
    Welcome, adventurers aged 4 to 10! Join us for an amazing day camp experience where you'll dive into the world of movement, yoga, and breathwork.

    Explore exciting movement techniques, strike some awesome yoga poses, and master calming breathing exercises. It's all about sharpening your senses, boosting focus, and spreading kindness!

    Here's what each day holds:

    • Day 1: Let's tune into our bodies and become super listeners!
    • Day 2: Discover the magic of mindful breathing.
    • Day 3: It's all about heartfulness - spreading love and kindness everywhere!
    • Day 4: Get ready to move every inch of your amazing body!
    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: $175.00 per child for the series of four 2.5-hour sessions of movement, yoga, and breathing practices.
     
    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.
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  • Traditional Tantra Yoga | 6-Week Series
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    Traditional Tantra Yoga | 6-Week Series

    Wednesday, July 10th to Wednesday, August 14th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Traditional Tantra Yoga | 6-Week Series
    6-Week Series - In-Person

    In pop culture, Tantra has been largely misunderstood as a practice of sexual gratification and sensual indulgence as a result of cultural appropriation. In actuality, Tantra is "A mystical tradition that has existed for millennia. Rather than a pathway to physical pleasure, it is a profoundly liberating spiritual practice that gives us tools to awaken energies within ourselves, deepen our awareness, and connect with all that is divine in the Universe." - Artemis Emily Doyle & Bhairav Thomas English.

    Over the 6 weeks, we will move through a practice which involves less postures with longer holds and more space for silence, focusing on the awakening and movement of Kundalini Shakti (spiritual energy) through the chakra system.

    We will harness the power of awareness and mantra to unlock the energetic qualities of each posture, chakra, and their associated element helping you remove limitations and tap into your fullest potential.

    This is a slower, more meditative inward practice for those seeking spiritual transformation and all levels are welcome. Each class will also open with a brief introduction to Tantra Yoga Philosophy.

    Some of the benefits include (but are not limited to):

    • A balance of self-empowerment and ego dissolution
    • Expanded sense of awareness
    • Less rigid attachment to personal identification and suffering
    • Removal of blocks in energy pathways so you may be more receptive to grace and wisdom

    You will be led by Kayla Miller who has studied and engaged in the daily practice of a traditional tantric lineage since 2019.

    Dates and Times:

    Wednesdays, July 10, 2024, to August 14, 2024

    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (90 minute session).

    Cost:

    SAVE! $175.00 per person for the 6-week series until June 15, 2024. $200.00 per person thereafter for the 6-week series.

    $45.00 per person to drop in for a single session

    Location: PranaShanti Education Centre, 45 Eccles Street, Ottawa, ON, (Chinatown).

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  • Yoga Summer Camp for Children
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    Yoga Summer Camp for Children

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

    In-Person Day Camp for Children
     
    Welcome, adventurers aged 4 to 10! Join us for an amazing day camp experience where you'll dive into the world of movement, yoga, and breathwork.

    Explore exciting movement techniques, strike some awesome yoga poses, and master calming breathing exercises. It's all about sharpening your senses, boosting focus, and spreading kindness!

    Here's what each day holds:

    • Day 1: Let's tune into our bodies and become super listeners!
    • Day 2: Discover the magic of mindful breathing.
    • Day 3: It's all about heartfulness - spreading love and kindness everywhere!
    • Day 4: Get ready to move every inch of your amazing body!
    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: $175.00 per child for the series of four 2.5-hour sessions of movement, yoga, and breathing practices.
     
    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.
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  • Yoga Summer Camp for Children
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    Yoga Summer Camp for Children

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

    In-Person Day Camp for Children
     
    Welcome, adventurers aged 4 to 10! Join us for an amazing day camp experience where you'll dive into the world of movement, yoga, and breathwork.

    Explore exciting movement techniques, strike some awesome yoga poses, and master calming breathing exercises. It's all about sharpening your senses, boosting focus, and spreading kindness!

    Here's what each day holds:

    • Day 1: Let's tune into our bodies and become super listeners!
    • Day 2: Discover the magic of mindful breathing.
    • Day 3: It's all about heartfulness - spreading love and kindness everywhere!
    • Day 4: Get ready to move every inch of your amazing body!
    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: $175.00 per child for the series of four 2.5-hour sessions of movement, yoga, and breathing practices.
     
    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.
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  • Gong Meditation - Sound Immersion
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    Gong Meditation - Sound Immersion

    Saturday, July 13th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Gong Meditation - Sound Immersion
     
    In-Person Class

    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 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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  • MELT Method Low Back Pain Buster
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    MELT Method Low Back Pain Buster

    Sunday, July 14th, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    MELT Method Low Back Pain Buster
    In-Person Workshop
     
    Did you often have a stiff and cranky low back? Come give your low back some support with the MELT Method®. This science-based fascial bodywork helps rehydrate connective tissue which helps decrease pain in our joint spaces - that includes our spine!
     
    Cost: $40.00 per person in-advance, $45.00 per person day of. Maximum of 12 participants.
     
    Location: PranaShanti Yoga Centre, 950 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON. Studio: Soul Room.
     
    About Rachel:
     
    Rachel Lipton is a certified MELT Method® Instructor with a regular (and enthused) at-home practice. She teaches 1:1 MELT lessons out of her community acupuncture studio with the goal of helping others manage their chronic pain and tension.
     
    “I found MELT during the pandemic while trying to find a cost-effective way to manage my posture-based pain and tension areas. After practicing for two years, and using it while training for a short tri-athalon, I decided I couldn’t keep it to myself any longer! As a registered acupuncturist, I found the overlap between fascial function and the ancient Chinese meridians thrilling. I’m delighted to be sharing this method with the Ottawa community.”
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  • Traditional Tantra Yoga | 6-Week Series
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    Traditional Tantra Yoga | 6-Week Series

    Wednesday, July 10th to Wednesday, August 14th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Traditional Tantra Yoga | 6-Week Series
    6-Week Series - In-Person

    In pop culture, Tantra has been largely misunderstood as a practice of sexual gratification and sensual indulgence as a result of cultural appropriation. In actuality, Tantra is "A mystical tradition that has existed for millennia. Rather than a pathway to physical pleasure, it is a profoundly liberating spiritual practice that gives us tools to awaken energies within ourselves, deepen our awareness, and connect with all that is divine in the Universe." - Artemis Emily Doyle & Bhairav Thomas English.

    Over the 6 weeks, we will move through a practice which involves less postures with longer holds and more space for silence, focusing on the awakening and movement of Kundalini Shakti (spiritual energy) through the chakra system.

    We will harness the power of awareness and mantra to unlock the energetic qualities of each posture, chakra, and their associated element helping you remove limitations and tap into your fullest potential.

    This is a slower, more meditative inward practice for those seeking spiritual transformation and all levels are welcome. Each class will also open with a brief introduction to Tantra Yoga Philosophy.

    Some of the benefits include (but are not limited to):

    • A balance of self-empowerment and ego dissolution
    • Expanded sense of awareness
    • Less rigid attachment to personal identification and suffering
    • Removal of blocks in energy pathways so you may be more receptive to grace and wisdom

    You will be led by Kayla Miller who has studied and engaged in the daily practice of a traditional tantric lineage since 2019.

    Dates and Times:

    Wednesdays, July 10, 2024, to August 14, 2024

    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (90 minute session).

    Cost:

    SAVE! $175.00 per person for the 6-week series until June 15, 2024. $200.00 per person thereafter for the 6-week series.

    $45.00 per person to drop in for a single session

    Location: PranaShanti Education Centre, 45 Eccles Street, Ottawa, ON, (Chinatown).

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  • Yin & Thai Yoga Massage
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    Yin & Thai Yoga Massage

    Saturday, July 20th, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Yin & Thai Yoga Massage
    In-Person Workshop
     
    Experience the holistic and restorative benefits of combining Yin Yoga with traditional Thai Massage.
     
    Join yoga teacher and Thai Massage Therapist Eric Desjardins as he shares his extensive expertise, skilfully guiding you through restorative Yin while addressing your aches and pains with traditional Thai Massage.

    By systematically holding Yin poses designed to generate internal pressure and stretching the body's deep tissues and fibers with the aid of gravity, and simultaneously applying traditional Thai acupressure techniques to release tension, we will unlock and enhance the body's innate capacity to heal—physically, mentally, and emotionally—resulting in a profound sense of relaxation and well-being.

    Indulge yourself in this 90-minute session of rejuvenating Yin and traditional Thai Massage, set in the comforting and grounded energy of the warmly heated Body room.

    This unique offering is truly not to be missed!

    Cost: $65.00 per person in advance, $75.00 per person day of.

    Maximum of 8 participants.

    **BONUS**: Registered participants will receive a voucher for 15% off a private 1-on-1 60-minute Thai Yoga Massage appointment with Eric. Valid for 60-days.

    Location: PranaShanti Yoga Centre, 950 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON. Studio: Body Room.

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  • Guided Reiki Meditation
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    Guided Reiki Meditation

    Saturday, July 20th, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Guided Reiki Meditation
    In-Person Workshop
     
    Be introduced to the gentle power of Reiki energy healing through a guided meditation journey and visualization practice. During your meditation, Tara will administer Reiki directly to each student.

    Reiki translates to 'spiritually-guided life force energy' and supports us in activating our bodies' own ability to heal, reducing pain and stress, and promoting relaxation and the cultivation of our intuitive abilities.
     
    All levels are welcome!

    Cost: $40.00 per person, $45.00 per person day of.

    Yoga mats optional. If you like, bring your favourite meditation cushion, an eye pillow and blanket. Cushions and blankets are available in the studio room.

    Location: PranaShanti Yoga Centre, 950 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON. Studio: Soul Room.

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  • The Yoga of Poetry: A Journey into Bhakti
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    The Yoga of Poetry: A Journey into Bhakti

    Sunday, July 21st, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    The Yoga of Poetry: A Journey into Bhakti
    In-Person Workshop

    It is the nature of this world to share
    its burden with you.

    And it is my nature to remove it from
    your back.

    Hafiz

    In this 2 hour immersive experience, we will explore the rich tradition of Bhakti, the yoga of love and devotion, and uncover how poetry serves as a profound vehicle for spiritual practice. In our time together, we'll delve into the timeless wisdom of poet saints like Mirabai, Rumi, and Hafiz, exploring how their verses offer a sanctuary from the stresses of modern life, offering solace and connection in today's fast-paced world.

    In this workshop, you will:

    • discover poetry as a yoga practice
    • rest into the loving essence of a sacred poem through a guided meditation
    • move through a rejuvenating yoga practice, infused with the spirit of poetry
    • receive guidance to source and create your own poem from the depths of your practice

    Whether you're a seasoned yogi or new to the practice, this workshop offers a sacred space to explore the transformative power of poetry and its profound impact on your yoga journey. No experience or knowledge required.

    This workshop will differ from the previous one held in May, both in themes explored and poems worked with. Whether you joined our last workshop or not, this is a perfect opportunity to deepen your practice alongside the masterful guidance of the poet saints and yogis.

    Join us as we embark on a voyage of self-discovery, guided by the luminous words of the poet saints, and emerge with rekindled hearts.

    Please bring a mat, a notebook, and a writing utensil.

    In addition, you will receive:

    • strategies to integrate your experience into daily life
    • list of recommended books and poets to take home and continue your practice

    Cost: $60.00 per person in advance, $70.00 per person day of.

    Location: PranaShanti Yoga Centre, 950 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa. Studio: Soul Room

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  • Traditional Tantra Yoga | 6-Week Series
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    Traditional Tantra Yoga | 6-Week Series

    Wednesday, July 10th to Wednesday, August 14th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Traditional Tantra Yoga | 6-Week Series
    6-Week Series - In-Person

    In pop culture, Tantra has been largely misunderstood as a practice of sexual gratification and sensual indulgence as a result of cultural appropriation. In actuality, Tantra is "A mystical tradition that has existed for millennia. Rather than a pathway to physical pleasure, it is a profoundly liberating spiritual practice that gives us tools to awaken energies within ourselves, deepen our awareness, and connect with all that is divine in the Universe." - Artemis Emily Doyle & Bhairav Thomas English.

    Over the 6 weeks, we will move through a practice which involves less postures with longer holds and more space for silence, focusing on the awakening and movement of Kundalini Shakti (spiritual energy) through the chakra system.

    We will harness the power of awareness and mantra to unlock the energetic qualities of each posture, chakra, and their associated element helping you remove limitations and tap into your fullest potential.

    This is a slower, more meditative inward practice for those seeking spiritual transformation and all levels are welcome. Each class will also open with a brief introduction to Tantra Yoga Philosophy.

    Some of the benefits include (but are not limited to):

    • A balance of self-empowerment and ego dissolution
    • Expanded sense of awareness
    • Less rigid attachment to personal identification and suffering
    • Removal of blocks in energy pathways so you may be more receptive to grace and wisdom

    You will be led by Kayla Miller who has studied and engaged in the daily practice of a traditional tantric lineage since 2019.

    Dates and Times:

    Wednesdays, July 10, 2024, to August 14, 2024

    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (90 minute session).

    Cost:

    SAVE! $175.00 per person for the 6-week series until June 15, 2024. $200.00 per person thereafter for the 6-week series.

    $45.00 per person to drop in for a single session

    Location: PranaShanti Education Centre, 45 Eccles Street, Ottawa, ON, (Chinatown).

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  • Yin + Gong Meditation
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    Yin + Gong Meditation

    Saturday, July 27th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Yin + Gong Meditation
    In-Person Class

    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 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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  • Foundation Essentials to Strengthen Your Practice
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    Foundation Essentials to Strengthen Your Practice

    Saturday, July 27th, 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Foundation Essentials to Strengthen Your Practice
    In-Person Workshop

    Deepen your understanding of foundational principles of yoga asana in this 4-hour workshop designed to elevate and strengthen your practice with the guidance of an experienced teacher.

    By the end of this workshop, you’ll learn the basic principles of alignment, feel more confident, and develop a solid foundation to advance your asana practice in a safe and accessible way.

    During the workshop, you will:

    • Learn the key principles of foundations: hands and feet
    • Discover the role of internal/external rotations of arms and legs in asana alignment
    • Explore the concepts of contraction and expansion during asana practice
    • Put it all together in a 60-minute asana practice

    This workshop is tailored to all levels and practitioners so whether you’re new to yoga or have been practicing for years, you’ll walk away with essential knowledge to take your practice to the next level!

    Breaks will be provided.

    Cost: Early Bird SAVINGS! $95.00 per person in advance. $125.00 per person day of.

    Location: PranaShanti Education Centre, 45 Eccles Street, Ottawa, ON, (Chinatown).

    Our 2,500 square foot Education Centre offers a large open concept training area with high ceilings and an abundance of natural light and excellent ventilation. There is a kitchenette with fridge, microwave, kettle and dishware. We have a dining/boardroom with conference table and chairs, 2 gender neutral bathrooms, reading room, mini Boutique and our Administration Office.

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  • Family Yoga
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    Family Yoga

    Sunday, July 28th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Family Yoga
    In-Person Class
     
    Yoga for the whole family to enjoy! Time to unplug and strengthen family bonds.

    This class was created with the intention of: family connection, building confidence, improving emotional regulation, and having fun!
     
    Create fun and lasting memories for the whole family while learning different relaxation techniques that will stay with you for a lifetime!

    Cost: $35.00 per family. Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children.

    Ages: Children ages 3-12 years with the company of parent(s) or guardian.

    Location: PranaShanti Yoga Centre, 950 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON. Studio: Soul Room.

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  • Traditional Tantra Yoga | 6-Week Series
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    Traditional Tantra Yoga | 6-Week Series

    Wednesday, July 10th to Wednesday, August 14th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Traditional Tantra Yoga | 6-Week Series
    6-Week Series - In-Person

    In pop culture, Tantra has been largely misunderstood as a practice of sexual gratification and sensual indulgence as a result of cultural appropriation. In actuality, Tantra is "A mystical tradition that has existed for millennia. Rather than a pathway to physical pleasure, it is a profoundly liberating spiritual practice that gives us tools to awaken energies within ourselves, deepen our awareness, and connect with all that is divine in the Universe." - Artemis Emily Doyle & Bhairav Thomas English.

    Over the 6 weeks, we will move through a practice which involves less postures with longer holds and more space for silence, focusing on the awakening and movement of Kundalini Shakti (spiritual energy) through the chakra system.

    We will harness the power of awareness and mantra to unlock the energetic qualities of each posture, chakra, and their associated element helping you remove limitations and tap into your fullest potential.

    This is a slower, more meditative inward practice for those seeking spiritual transformation and all levels are welcome. Each class will also open with a brief introduction to Tantra Yoga Philosophy.

    Some of the benefits include (but are not limited to):

    • A balance of self-empowerment and ego dissolution
    • Expanded sense of awareness
    • Less rigid attachment to personal identification and suffering
    • Removal of blocks in energy pathways so you may be more receptive to grace and wisdom

    You will be led by Kayla Miller who has studied and engaged in the daily practice of a traditional tantric lineage since 2019.

    Dates and Times:

    Wednesdays, July 10, 2024, to August 14, 2024

    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (90 minute session).

    Cost:

    SAVE! $175.00 per person for the 6-week series until June 15, 2024. $200.00 per person thereafter for the 6-week series.

    $45.00 per person to drop in for a single session

    Location: PranaShanti Education Centre, 45 Eccles Street, Ottawa, ON, (Chinatown).

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