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  • Healing Gong & Meditation Experience
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    Healing Gong & Meditation Experience

    Sunday, August 4th, 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 for a Cause: 24Hr Yogapalooza for Childhood Cancer Research
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    Yoga for a Cause: 24Hr Yogapalooza for Childhood Cancer Research

    Wednesday, August 7th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Yoga for a Cause: 24Hr Yogapalooza for Childhood Cancer Research
    Outdoor Fundraising Class

    Join us for a special outdoor yoga class in the beautiful PranaShanti Garden, led by the inspiring Randy Roffey. This class is a fundraiser with 24Hr Yogapalooza, an initiative founded in 2018 to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. All proceeds from this class will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), supporting their mission to help children live their best lives.

    Immerse yourself in an hour of mindfulness and community as we flow through a heart-opening yoga practice designed for all levels. Set in our garden, this class will focus on connecting breath with movement, cultivating inner peace, and fostering a sense of togetherness. We will conclude our class with a relaxation that includes Yoga Nidra.

    Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or new to the practice, this class offers a perfect opportunity to support a vital cause while nurturing your own well-being.

    How to Join and Donate:

    Sign up here and then donate at the link below. Your generous donations are crucial for funding childhood cancer research.

    https://cheofoundation.donordrive.com/team/Pranashanti

    About 24Hr Yogapalooza:

    24Hr Yogapalooza was founded on the premise that childhood cancer research is critically important and seriously underfunded. Our mission is to raise money and awareness for this cause, partnering with CHEO to provide the best care for kids with cancer. Our fundraising efforts are deeply rooted in community and mindfulness, leveraging the passion of the Ottawa yoga community to support CHEO’s life-saving work.

    We honor the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation and the un-ceded territory where our events take place, and we are committed to providing a safe, welcoming environment for all participants.

    Come flow with us and be part of a community dedicated to making a positive impact. We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Gong Meditation - Sound Immersion
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    Gong Meditation - Sound Immersion

    Saturday, August 10th, 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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  • Higher Self Attunement
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    Higher Self Attunement

    Saturday, August 10th, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Higher Self Attunement
    In-Person Workshop
     
    Through a guided meditation and small mindfulness exercises, re-calibrate your body and mind to your highest-self, letting go of the muck that does not serve you, stepping more into your radiant, intuitive nature.

    In this workshop, you are invited to call in and re-align with your highest self to cultivate inner peace and expand your daily, divine, spiritual energy.
     
    All levels are welcome!

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

    Bring a yoga mat. If you like, bring your favourite meditation cushion, eye pillow and blankets.  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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  • Radical Rest: Beyond the Physical
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    Radical Rest: Beyond the Physical

    Sunday, August 11th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    Radical Rest: Beyond the Physical
    In-Person Workshop

    "As long as attachment and aversion bind the mind, true happiness eludes us. But when these chains are broken, the soul rejoices in its inherent bliss.- Paramahansa Yogananda

    When we relax on the couch after a long day, we may feel as though we are resting, but this form of rest is just scratching the surface. We may still be spending a lot of mental and emotional energy lost in the currents of the mind and upholding our sense of personal identity and beliefs.

    In our time together, we will first move through a nourishing practice of restorative yoga to settle the physical body and loosen held tension. We will then transition into the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra which invites us to become aware of different layers of our being (physical, sensation, mental, etc.) and lay our attachments and aversions to rest.

    Ultimately, through a combination of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra, we arrive at the deepest possible rest: as Awareness itself which is the Bliss, Peace, and Joy we all long to return to. Taste the essence of who you truly are, rest and rejoice in your innermost Self.

    You are the Bliss you are seeking.

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

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

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  • 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training FREE Info. Session
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    200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training FREE Info. Session

    Monday, August 12th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training FREE Info. Session

    Online Info. Session

    Interested in deepening your yoga practice on and off the mat? Interested in taking your experience to the next level by becoming a Yoga Teacher?

    To find out more about our upcoming Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, please join us and bring your questions!
     
    This will be an online session. In advance of the session, everyone signed up will be emailed the meeting link and access code.

    PranaShanti Yoga Centre offers internationally recognized Yoga Teacher Training programs in Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. We are an approved 200-hour and 300-hour Registered Yoga School (RYS) through Yoga Alliance.
     
    Cost: Free
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  • Yoga Summer Camp for Children
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    Yoga Summer Camp for Children

    Tuesday, August 13th to Friday, August 16th, 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, August 13th to Friday, August 16th, 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, August 13th to Friday, August 16th, 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, August 13th to Friday, August 16th, 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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  • Harmonic Renewal: Sound Bath Journey
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    Harmonic Renewal: Sound Bath Journey

    Saturday, August 17th, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Harmonic Renewal: Sound Bath Journey
    In-Person Workshop
     
    Join us for an enriching in-person workshop that will elevate your well-being through a carefully curated blend of activities. Begin your journey with a 30-minute gentle yoga class, meticulously designed to instill mindfulness through soothing stretches and poses, nurturing your body and calming your mind.

    Following the yoga session, immerse yourself in an invigorating one-hour transformative experience titled "Soundbath for Letting Go and Allowing New." Indulge in the enchanting symphony of elemental sounds, including the calming ebb of water, grounding drum beats, celestial gong resonance, and delicate chimes. This immersive sonic adventure is crafted to encourage the release of old energies, paving the way for positive vibes and fresh perspectives.

    Allow the harmonious blend of sounds to guide you towards rejuvenation, leaving you with a newfound sense of serenity. The combination of gentle yoga and the transformative sound experience promises a unique and revitalizing journey that will linger with you long after the workshop concludes.

    Cost: $40.00 per person, $45.00 per person day of.
     
    Location: PranaShanti Yoga Centre, 950 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON. Studio: Soul Room.

    Secure your spot for "Harmonic Renewal" now and embark on a holistic wellness experience that will refresh your body, mind, and spirit.
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  • Yin Yoga for Seasonal Attunement - Earth Element
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    Yin Yoga for Seasonal Attunement - Earth Element

    Sunday, August 18th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    Yin Yoga for Seasonal Attunement - Earth Element
    In-Person Workshop
     
    Earth Element - Harvest Season
    Focusing on stability and grounding, and discussing nurturing, worry, and digestion.
     
    A two-hour workshop exploring the connection between Yin Yoga, Daoism, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. This workshop will begin with 30 minutes of lecture, offering a brief introduction to 5 Element Theory and the meridian system, and will include actionable tips to notice when one is out of balance.
     
    We'll discuss how to use diet, actions, and yoga tools to return towards centre. This lecture time will be followed by a 90 minute Yin-style yoga posture practice, designed specifically to stimulate the meridians associated with the earth element.
     
    Expect a well-rounded and relaxing posture practice. The posture practice will highlight hip openers, side bends, and neck stretches.
     
    No previous knowledge of TCM or yin yoga is required to benefit from this workshop.
     
    Cost: $60.00 per person in advance, $70.00 per person day of.
     
    Location: PranaShanti Yoga Centre, 950 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, ON. Studio: Body Room
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  • Full Moon Yoga + Sound Bath
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    Full Moon Yoga + Sound Bath

    Wednesday, August 21st, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Full Moon Yoga + Sound Bath
    In-Person Event

    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. Yoga, meditation and sound 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.

    Practicing 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 supports us.

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

    Cost: $40.00 per person in advance, $45.00 per person day of. Herbal tea and cookies included.

    Location: PranaShanti Yoga Centre, 950 Gladstone Ave. Ottawa, Ontario

    Note: Each teacher brings their unique gifts to the class which may include singing bowls and/or Gongs for the sound bath.

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  • Yin + Gong Meditation
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    Yin + Gong Meditation

    Saturday, August 24th, 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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  • Family Yoga
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    Family Yoga

    Sunday, August 25th, 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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  • 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training FREE Info. Session
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    200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training FREE Info. Session

    Wednesday, August 28th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training FREE Info. Session

    Online Info. Session

    Interested in deepening your yoga practice on and off the mat? Interested in taking your experience to the next level by becoming a Yoga Teacher?

    To find out more about our upcoming Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, please join us and bring your questions!
     
    This will be an online session. In advance of the session, everyone signed up will be emailed the meeting link and access code.

    PranaShanti Yoga Centre offers internationally recognized Yoga Teacher Training programs in Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. We are an approved 200-hour and 300-hour Registered Yoga School (RYS) through Yoga Alliance.
     
    Cost: Free
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