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  • How to Build a Daily Breathwork Practice
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    How to Build a Daily Breathwork Practice

    Thursday, September 8th to Thursday, September 15th, 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    How to Build a Daily Breathwork Practice
    Online and/or In-Person Workshop Series
     
    A regular breathwork (Pranayama) practice helps to create a calm, relaxed and balanced mind. The early morning, before the mind is too active, is the ideal time to have breathwork (Pranayama) practice and helps to prep you for the day ahead.
     
    This workshop series is designed to get you going, to give you the tools and confidence to continue on your own and to inspire you to create your own morning practices.
     
    The workshop begins with an evening session (Online or In-Person) to introduce you to the techniques of specific breathing practices and answer any questions before starting our Online daily morning group practice sessions over the following 7 days.
     
    The final evening is a second practice and a discussion on the effects over the past week and ideas and tips to continue your personal practice in the future.

    This workshop series is open to ALL teachers and students and requires a steady commitment for the 8 days. A healthy diet, regular sleep and Sattvic habits will support you in having the best experience possible!

    Dates:

    • Lecture & Practice: Thursday, September 8, 2022: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Online or In-Person)
    • Guided Group Practice: Friday, September 9 to Thursday, September 15: 6:30 am - 7 am (Online)
    • Lecture & Practice: Thursday, September 15: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Online or In-Person)
     
    Cost: $140.00 per person includes 2 evening sessions and 7 guided online morning group practices.

    A private group Zoom link will be emailed on the first evening for the 7 guided online morning group practices. 
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  • Gong Meditation - Sound Immersion
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    Gong Meditation - Sound Immersion

    Saturday, September 10th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Gong Meditation - Sound Immersion
     
    In-Person Sound Immersion

    Using sound as a form of healing dates back to ancient cultures. Records of using gongs have surfaced from as early as ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman times.
     
    A Gong Meditation, is a form of sound healing designed to offer:

    • relaxation;
    • emotional release;
    • pain relief.

    Participants lie down and get comfortable on their yoga mat in a yoga relaxation pose (savasana). As the teacher plays the gong or gongs, a disc-shaped percussion instrument, using a mallet, participants are invited to relax and to passively soak up the benefits of the sound and vibrations.
     
    Cost: PranaShanti Drop-In Fee, Class Package or Membership.  
     
    This class is limited to a maximum of 18 participants and is held in our warmly heated studio, the Body Room, with the lighting dimmed for a restful and restoring experience.
     
    Yoga blocks, blankets and bolsters are available in the studio room. Please bring with you the additional props you require to rest comfortably for the 60 minute session. Dress comfortably.
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  • Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance
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    Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance

    Sunday, September 11th, 9:30am - 10:30am
    Full Moon Meditation for Clearing & Balance
     
    Online or In-Person

    The full moon is a special time, especially for those who are following a yogic path, because it is an optimum time for clearing and balancing our mind and our energy.

    The moon is deeply and intimately connected with our mind and our thoughts. Meditation can help to cleanse feelings of agitation, and can even provide us with a great opportunity to let go of the mental or emotional baggage that has been weighing us down.

    Meditating at the full moon also help us to unleash our creativity, whether we are focused on specific creative projects or we need new ways of thinking about the problems and issues we are facing. This practice can help us to release old, stuck, energy that no longer serves us.

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

    Cost: PranaShanti Drop-In Fee, Class Package or Membership.
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  • How to Build a Daily Breathwork Practice
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    How to Build a Daily Breathwork Practice

    Thursday, September 8th to Thursday, September 15th, 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    How to Build a Daily Breathwork Practice
    Online and/or In-Person Workshop Series
     
    A regular breathwork (Pranayama) practice helps to create a calm, relaxed and balanced mind. The early morning, before the mind is too active, is the ideal time to have breathwork (Pranayama) practice and helps to prep you for the day ahead.
     
    This workshop series is designed to get you going, to give you the tools and confidence to continue on your own and to inspire you to create your own morning practices.
     
    The workshop begins with an evening session (Online or In-Person) to introduce you to the techniques of specific breathing practices and answer any questions before starting our Online daily morning group practice sessions over the following 7 days.
     
    The final evening is a second practice and a discussion on the effects over the past week and ideas and tips to continue your personal practice in the future.

    This workshop series is open to ALL teachers and students and requires a steady commitment for the 8 days. A healthy diet, regular sleep and Sattvic habits will support you in having the best experience possible!

    Dates:

    • Lecture & Practice: Thursday, September 8, 2022: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Online or In-Person)
    • Guided Group Practice: Friday, September 9 to Thursday, September 15: 6:30 am - 7 am (Online)
    • Lecture & Practice: Thursday, September 15: 5:45 pm - 7 pm (Online or In-Person)
     
    Cost: $140.00 per person includes 2 evening sessions and 7 guided online morning group practices.

    A private group Zoom link will be emailed on the first evening for the 7 guided online morning group practices. 
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  • Restorative Yoga Training - Foundation
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    Restorative Yoga Training - Foundation

    Friday, September 16th to Sunday, September 18th, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Restorative Yoga Training - Foundation

    Online and/or In-Person Course

    For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!
     
    Restorative yoga is a style of yoga that makes use of props to fully support the body so that it can naturally relax and let go.
     
    Join Anne Wanda Tessier, an experienced restorative yoga teacher and trainer, for this 30 Hour foundational Restorative Yoga Teacher Training.
     
    In this training, you will learn a variety of restorative poses based on her trainings with Judith Hanson Lasater as well as variations for each pose. We will explore how to use props to fully support the body as well as learn how to sequence a class based on individual health conditions as well as group classes. We will explore various ways to elicit the relaxation response with breathing exercises and guided meditations and learn gentle exercises to include in a restorative yoga practice.

    Learn the benefits of restorative yoga on the body, mind and soul, and its effect on the organs and the nervous system. Through direct experience, practice teaching, and feedback, you leave with the ability to confidently teach a restorative class and learn how you can incorporate restorative yoga in your personal practice.
     
    In this training your will learn:
    • The benefits of restorative yoga
    • A variety of restorative yoga poses to calm and restore the body
    • The benefits and contra-indications for each pose
    • How to use props to fully support the body and variations with minimal props
    • How the spine is linked to the health of the organs and the nervous system
    • A basic understanding of the nervous system: para-sympathetic vs. sympathetic state
    • How to elicit the relaxation response
    • Breathing techniques and guided meditations
    • Sequencing and themes for a restorative yoga class
    • Conditions for calm
    • Physiology of relaxation
    • The effects of stress on the body and the benefits of finding calm
    • The art of touch and how to offer support to your students
    • Poses for various health conditions (I.e. anxiety, depression, fatigue, menopause, chronic pain, back pain, digestive, circulatory, and reproduction imbalances)
    • Poses which benefit the function of the organs
    • Poses for emotional healing (soothing anger, grief, stress, anxiety)
     
    Dates and Times:
     
    Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18, 2022.
     
    The training hours are:
    • Friday 9 am – 6 pm
    • Saturday 9 am – 6 pm
    • Sunday 9 am – 6 pm
    Plus:
    • Class recording/daily homework and readings: 2-4 hours
    • Homework/Hand in Assignment for 300 Hour Teacher Training students: 5-6 hours

    Cost: $595.00 per person. SAVE $50.00 by registering on or before June 30, 2022 for $545.00 per person.
     
    Fee includes the training, manual, hand-outs, homework project (for 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Training participants) and certificate.
     
    Students must have a minimum of one year of experience practicing yoga regularly. Prior certification to teach yoga is not a prerequisite for this course.
     
    For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers the credits for this training can be applied towards a 300 hour certification and is eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance.

    300 Hour Program - Elective Module - 30 Hours
     
    Note: Please bring or have with you your own props (a bolster, 2 yoga straps, 2 blocks, 6 blankets) and eye pillow, if you have them. Some props are provided in the Centre to borrow.

    Testimonial:

    Thank you so much for all of the valuable information you shared during the training. You are a true giver and I appreciate all the gifts you sent our way during your training. You teach from the heart, and that is what I valued the most from my experience. I will remember your teachings from it. Dominique, Yoga Teacher

    Thank you so much for the amazing weekend – the course was highly informative and transformational for me. Your teaching style is wonderful: very clear, calm and patient, and warm as well. I will recommend studying with you to all my fellow yogis. Erin, Yoga Teacher
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  • Restorative Yoga Training - Foundation
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    Restorative Yoga Training - Foundation

    Friday, September 16th to Sunday, September 18th, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Restorative Yoga Training - Foundation

    Online and/or In-Person Course

    For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!
     
    Restorative yoga is a style of yoga that makes use of props to fully support the body so that it can naturally relax and let go.
     
    Join Anne Wanda Tessier, an experienced restorative yoga teacher and trainer, for this 30 Hour foundational Restorative Yoga Teacher Training.
     
    In this training, you will learn a variety of restorative poses based on her trainings with Judith Hanson Lasater as well as variations for each pose. We will explore how to use props to fully support the body as well as learn how to sequence a class based on individual health conditions as well as group classes. We will explore various ways to elicit the relaxation response with breathing exercises and guided meditations and learn gentle exercises to include in a restorative yoga practice.

    Learn the benefits of restorative yoga on the body, mind and soul, and its effect on the organs and the nervous system. Through direct experience, practice teaching, and feedback, you leave with the ability to confidently teach a restorative class and learn how you can incorporate restorative yoga in your personal practice.
     
    In this training your will learn:
    • The benefits of restorative yoga
    • A variety of restorative yoga poses to calm and restore the body
    • The benefits and contra-indications for each pose
    • How to use props to fully support the body and variations with minimal props
    • How the spine is linked to the health of the organs and the nervous system
    • A basic understanding of the nervous system: para-sympathetic vs. sympathetic state
    • How to elicit the relaxation response
    • Breathing techniques and guided meditations
    • Sequencing and themes for a restorative yoga class
    • Conditions for calm
    • Physiology of relaxation
    • The effects of stress on the body and the benefits of finding calm
    • The art of touch and how to offer support to your students
    • Poses for various health conditions (I.e. anxiety, depression, fatigue, menopause, chronic pain, back pain, digestive, circulatory, and reproduction imbalances)
    • Poses which benefit the function of the organs
    • Poses for emotional healing (soothing anger, grief, stress, anxiety)
     
    Dates and Times:
     
    Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18, 2022.
     
    The training hours are:
    • Friday 9 am – 6 pm
    • Saturday 9 am – 6 pm
    • Sunday 9 am – 6 pm
    Plus:
    • Class recording/daily homework and readings: 2-4 hours
    • Homework/Hand in Assignment for 300 Hour Teacher Training students: 5-6 hours

    Cost: $595.00 per person. SAVE $50.00 by registering on or before June 30, 2022 for $545.00 per person.
     
    Fee includes the training, manual, hand-outs, homework project (for 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Training participants) and certificate.
     
    Students must have a minimum of one year of experience practicing yoga regularly. Prior certification to teach yoga is not a prerequisite for this course.
     
    For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers the credits for this training can be applied towards a 300 hour certification and is eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance.

    300 Hour Program - Elective Module - 30 Hours
     
    Note: Please bring or have with you your own props (a bolster, 2 yoga straps, 2 blocks, 6 blankets) and eye pillow, if you have them. Some props are provided in the Centre to borrow.

    Testimonial:

    Thank you so much for all of the valuable information you shared during the training. You are a true giver and I appreciate all the gifts you sent our way during your training. You teach from the heart, and that is what I valued the most from my experience. I will remember your teachings from it. Dominique, Yoga Teacher

    Thank you so much for the amazing weekend – the course was highly informative and transformational for me. Your teaching style is wonderful: very clear, calm and patient, and warm as well. I will recommend studying with you to all my fellow yogis. Erin, Yoga Teacher
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  • Yin and Gong Meditation | In-Person
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    Yin and Gong Meditation | In-Person

    Saturday, September 17th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Yin and Gong Meditation | In-Person
    In-Person Yin Yoga and Sound Immersion
     
    At the intersection of Yin Yoga and Gong Meditation is a sweet spot where mind and body are totally relaxed and totally aligned. The Yin Yoga practice lengthens and opens the physical body, massaging deep connective tissue in a most relaxing way.
     
    The gong’s warm vibrations envelop your entire being in wave after wave of preternatural sound that will affect you at the cellular level. Chances are you’ll feel pretty good after this practice.
     
    Come share this experience, every third Saturday at 3:00 pm.
     
    Cost: PranaShanti Drop-In Fee, Class Package or Membership.  
     
    This class is limited to a maximum of 18 participants and is held in our warmly heated studio, the Body Room, with the lighting dimmed for a restful and restoring experience.
     
    Yoga blocks, blankets and bolsters are available in the studio room. Please bring with you the additional props you require to rest comfortably for the 60 minute session. Dress comfortably.
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  • Restorative Yoga Training - Foundation
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    Restorative Yoga Training - Foundation

    Friday, September 16th to Sunday, September 18th, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Restorative Yoga Training - Foundation

    Online and/or In-Person Course

    For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!
     
    Restorative yoga is a style of yoga that makes use of props to fully support the body so that it can naturally relax and let go.
     
    Join Anne Wanda Tessier, an experienced restorative yoga teacher and trainer, for this 30 Hour foundational Restorative Yoga Teacher Training.
     
    In this training, you will learn a variety of restorative poses based on her trainings with Judith Hanson Lasater as well as variations for each pose. We will explore how to use props to fully support the body as well as learn how to sequence a class based on individual health conditions as well as group classes. We will explore various ways to elicit the relaxation response with breathing exercises and guided meditations and learn gentle exercises to include in a restorative yoga practice.

    Learn the benefits of restorative yoga on the body, mind and soul, and its effect on the organs and the nervous system. Through direct experience, practice teaching, and feedback, you leave with the ability to confidently teach a restorative class and learn how you can incorporate restorative yoga in your personal practice.
     
    In this training your will learn:
    • The benefits of restorative yoga
    • A variety of restorative yoga poses to calm and restore the body
    • The benefits and contra-indications for each pose
    • How to use props to fully support the body and variations with minimal props
    • How the spine is linked to the health of the organs and the nervous system
    • A basic understanding of the nervous system: para-sympathetic vs. sympathetic state
    • How to elicit the relaxation response
    • Breathing techniques and guided meditations
    • Sequencing and themes for a restorative yoga class
    • Conditions for calm
    • Physiology of relaxation
    • The effects of stress on the body and the benefits of finding calm
    • The art of touch and how to offer support to your students
    • Poses for various health conditions (I.e. anxiety, depression, fatigue, menopause, chronic pain, back pain, digestive, circulatory, and reproduction imbalances)
    • Poses which benefit the function of the organs
    • Poses for emotional healing (soothing anger, grief, stress, anxiety)
     
    Dates and Times:
     
    Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18, 2022.
     
    The training hours are:
    • Friday 9 am – 6 pm
    • Saturday 9 am – 6 pm
    • Sunday 9 am – 6 pm
    Plus:
    • Class recording/daily homework and readings: 2-4 hours
    • Homework/Hand in Assignment for 300 Hour Teacher Training students: 5-6 hours

    Cost: $595.00 per person. SAVE $50.00 by registering on or before June 30, 2022 for $545.00 per person.
     
    Fee includes the training, manual, hand-outs, homework project (for 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Training participants) and certificate.
     
    Students must have a minimum of one year of experience practicing yoga regularly. Prior certification to teach yoga is not a prerequisite for this course.
     
    For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers the credits for this training can be applied towards a 300 hour certification and is eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance.

    300 Hour Program - Elective Module - 30 Hours
     
    Note: Please bring or have with you your own props (a bolster, 2 yoga straps, 2 blocks, 6 blankets) and eye pillow, if you have them. Some props are provided in the Centre to borrow.

    Testimonial:

    Thank you so much for all of the valuable information you shared during the training. You are a true giver and I appreciate all the gifts you sent our way during your training. You teach from the heart, and that is what I valued the most from my experience. I will remember your teachings from it. Dominique, Yoga Teacher

    Thank you so much for the amazing weekend – the course was highly informative and transformational for me. Your teaching style is wonderful: very clear, calm and patient, and warm as well. I will recommend studying with you to all my fellow yogis. Erin, Yoga Teacher
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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, September 19th, 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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  • Yoga Reset: Yoga for Osteoporosis
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    Yoga Reset: Yoga for Osteoporosis

    Thursday, September 22nd to Thursday, October 27th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Yoga Reset:  Yoga for Osteoporosis
    Online and/or In-Person 6-Week Series

    Yoga Reset: Principles and Practices of Safe Yoga for People with Osteoporosis is aimed at people who have osteoporosis or osteopenia (low bone density), an established yoga practice and who want to learn how to continue their practice safely.
     
    The program is based on the principles outlined by Osteoporosis Canada in their Basic Bone Fit™ program and Too Fit To Fracture: Managing Osteoporosis through Exercise. Each 1.5-hour session will include education on relevant topics (see below), the exploration and adaptation of commonly practiced yoga poses, a yoga practice and guided relaxation.
     
    In this 6-week program you will learn:
     
    • What is osteoporosis/osteopenia and the importance of practicing safe yoga for people who have osteoporosis or osteopenia;
    • The principles of safer movement/exercise for people with osteoporosis;
    • Safe variations/modifications of commonly practiced yoga poses;
    • The importance of back strengthening, posture, balance and overall strengthening;
    • How to safely incorporate back strengthening, posture, balance, strengthening and spine sparing strategies into a yoga practice; and
    • Yoga philosophy.
     
    If you don’t have osteoporosis or osteopenia but you know that you are at risk to develop this disease (e.g. it runs in your family, you are post-menopausal or you have another health condition that increases the risk of developing osteoporosis), your yoga practice would benefit from this program.

    Dates and Times:

    • Thursdays, September 22 through to October 27, 2022.
    • 7:00 pm ET - 8:30 pm ET each Thursday for 6 weeks.

    Cost: $325.00 per person before August 31, 2022. $350.00 per person thereafter.
     
    Fee includes participation in the 6 weekly sessions and selected handouts/materials.
     
    Location: PranaShanti Education Centre, 45 Eccles Street, Ottawa, Ontario, (Chinatown).
     
    Note: At least six months of yoga experience is recommended.
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  • 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Part Time
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    200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Part Time

    Friday, September 23rd, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Part Time

    Online and/or In-Person Program
     
    Our 29th 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Training Program!

    At PranaShanti Yoga Centre we have offered over 20 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainings. This fall we will be offering a very special training experience that draws on the caliber and depth of specialization of our most experienced Teachers!

    Our yoga programs are life-transforming and for everyone, whether you are interested in becoming a teacher or wanting to deepen your yoga practice and knowledge.
     
    This Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Part-Time program is designed to help accommodate your busy schedule. It offers the possibility to really dive into the teachings: physically, mentally and spiritually while respecting your commitments to work, family, schooling and personal life.
     
    This PranaShanti Teacher Training program is a total of 200+ hours including 180 contact hours and 35 personal hours so that you graduate a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). This format provides future teachers exposure to as much knowledge and hands-on practice teaching time as possible.
     
    Our program provides you with a 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, compassionate manner.  You will deepen your understanding of asana (postures), develop a functional understanding of yogic and Western anatomy, yoga philosophy and theory, Ayurveda, meditation, personal development and communication skills.

    Dates and Timings

    The format of the program is comprised of evening lectures, weekend lectures, self study and public yoga classes at PranaShanti Yoga Centre.
     
    Practice Weekends

    Fridays, 6 pm to 9 pm and Saturdays and Sundays, 9 am to 6 pm each day. All evening sessions are available by Live Stream or In-Person.
     
    • September 23-24-25, 2022
    • October 28-29-30, 2022
    • November 11-12-13, 2022
    • January 6-7-8, 2023
    • February 10-11-12, 2023
    • March 10-11-12, 2023
    • April 14-15-16, 2023

    Group Lecture:  Weeknight Evenings 6 pm to 9 pm.  All evening sessions are available by Live Stream or In-Person.
     
    • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 22, 2022
    • Tuesday, December 6 and 13, 2022 (2 sessions in December)
    • Tuesday, January 17, 2023
    • Tuesday, February 21, 2023
    • Tuesday, March 21, 2023
     
    Self Study

    • Complete homework (reading, writing, practice teaching) between group sessions.
    • Prepare a yoga research presentation and complete a yoga class journal for each of the 20 yoga classes attended.

    20 Yoga Classes at PranaShanti Yoga Centre

    Choose from over 80 classes per week to practice and observe various different teachers, teaching and yoga styles.
     
    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 and language
    • Ayurveda – Experience yoga’s sister science for health and vitality, self care and nourishment
    • 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, trauma informed practice, and receive an introduction to various yoga styles
    • Business of 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
     
    Teaching Team

    At PranaShanti, the members of our Teaching Team 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.
     
    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 faculty may be subject to change.
     
    Registration
     
    • $2,950.00 + HST before August 15, 2022
    • $3,200.00 + HST starting August 16, 2022 onward and paid in full before our start date; or
    • Payment Plan: $3,500.00 + HST.  A deposit of $500.00 + HST plus 7 monthly payments (September 2022 to March 2023). All payments to be complete before the course concludes.
     
    What is Included

    • Yoga manual, text book and handouts
    • 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
    • Home study assignment/projects, presentation, journaling
    • Practice teaching
    • Personal mentorship
    • During training students receive 10% off purchases at PranaShanti for such items as books, manuals, clothing, yoga mats and bags.

    Hold your space! A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space in the program.
     
    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.
     
    50% discount for PranaShanti 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training graduates that would like to repeat the program.
     
    10% discount for full time students, seniors and military.
     
    Tax Receipts

    PranaShanti is an ESDC Certified Educational Institution and can provide tax receipts for qualifying trainings.
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  • The Art of Fermentation
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    The Art of Fermentation

    Tuesday, September 27th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    The Art of Fermentation
    Online and/or In-Person
     
    Learn about fermented foods, the background, the process involved and the benefits for your body.
     
    Get the skills you need to make your own kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut and more.

    Discover why the microorganisms involved in fermentation are so good for you, leaving this course with a new found appreciation for preserves and ferments, as well as lots of recipes to try at home.
     
    Cost: $45.00 per person. The first 4 registrations will receive a scoby to take home!

    Location: PranaShanti Education Centre, 45 Eccles Street, (Chinatown), Ottawa, Ontario.
     
    About Your Teacher:
     
    Tina Le Moine has a passion for using local organic food to nourish ourselves and thrive. Growing up in Germany on a little urban food farm, she experienced from an early age the advantages of eating local, foraging and preserving food.
     
    Tina graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Oct 2021. She is passionately educating her community about the abundance of locally grown, organic food in Ottawa.
     
    Tina is excited to be offering individualized nutritional counseling at PranaShanti Yoga Centre.
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  • Hands-On Enhancements for Yoga Teachers - Foundation
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    Hands-On Enhancements for Yoga Teachers - Foundation

    Wednesday, September 28th to Wednesday, October 5th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Hands-On Enhancements for Yoga Teachers - Foundation
    In-Person Mini Course
     
    Build upon your abilities and verbal skill as a Yoga Teacher and develop a solid foundation in offering conscious hands-on posture enhancements or assists in classes.
     
    Hands-on assists can offer a meaningful way to communicate with the students on the mat. Skilful adjustments keep students safe, empower their practice and offer them deeper insights into the form and essence of asanas.
     
    This 5-hour mini course will give you a solid foundation in the offering of hands-on support to students and the ethical considerations involved.
     
    You will gain more confidence as a teacher and practitioner. You will cultivate your skills in a supportive, practical, hands-on environment where you will watch, practice and make notes on detailed demonstrations before giving and receiving enhancements with fellow course participants.

    Date and Times:

    • Wednesdays, September 28, 2022, and October 5, 2022.
    • 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ET both evenings

    Cost: Early Bird SAVINGS before August 31, 2022, $245.00 per person, $275.00 per person thereafter.

    Handout included. Be sure to bring a pen/pencil and notebook to take notes!
     
    This mini course is open to Yoga teachers of all disciplines. 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: 5 Hours
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  • Yoga Reset: Yoga for Osteoporosis
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    Yoga Reset: Yoga for Osteoporosis

    Thursday, September 22nd to Thursday, October 27th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Yoga Reset:  Yoga for Osteoporosis
    Online and/or In-Person 6-Week Series

    Yoga Reset: Principles and Practices of Safe Yoga for People with Osteoporosis is aimed at people who have osteoporosis or osteopenia (low bone density), an established yoga practice and who want to learn how to continue their practice safely.
     
    The program is based on the principles outlined by Osteoporosis Canada in their Basic Bone Fit™ program and Too Fit To Fracture: Managing Osteoporosis through Exercise. Each 1.5-hour session will include education on relevant topics (see below), the exploration and adaptation of commonly practiced yoga poses, a yoga practice and guided relaxation.
     
    In this 6-week program you will learn:
     
    • What is osteoporosis/osteopenia and the importance of practicing safe yoga for people who have osteoporosis or osteopenia;
    • The principles of safer movement/exercise for people with osteoporosis;
    • Safe variations/modifications of commonly practiced yoga poses;
    • The importance of back strengthening, posture, balance and overall strengthening;
    • How to safely incorporate back strengthening, posture, balance, strengthening and spine sparing strategies into a yoga practice; and
    • Yoga philosophy.
     
    If you don’t have osteoporosis or osteopenia but you know that you are at risk to develop this disease (e.g. it runs in your family, you are post-menopausal or you have another health condition that increases the risk of developing osteoporosis), your yoga practice would benefit from this program.

    Dates and Times:

    • Thursdays, September 22 through to October 27, 2022.
    • 7:00 pm ET - 8:30 pm ET each Thursday for 6 weeks.

    Cost: $325.00 per person before August 31, 2022. $350.00 per person thereafter.
     
    Fee includes participation in the 6 weekly sessions and selected handouts/materials.
     
    Location: PranaShanti Education Centre, 45 Eccles Street, Ottawa, Ontario, (Chinatown).
     
    Note: At least six months of yoga experience is recommended.
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  • Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
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    Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

    Friday, September 30th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
    Online and/or In-Person Course

    Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a type of meditation based on the ancient yogic anatomy of the Koshas, the 5 subtle bodies. Sometimes described as a long savasana, it is actually a combination of deep body relaxation and mental awareness.
     
    Yoga Nidra is a quiet journey inward to stillness that transforms and releases old habits, fatigue, worry, and stress. Yoga Nidra is a technique for physical rejuvenation, mental relaxation, spiritual growth, and overall wellness.
     
    Course Overview
     
    This training is for those who would like to offer students the opportunity to experience a systematic method of conscious relaxation. Yoga Nidra has been found to be effective in treating many of the physical symptoms of stress, including insomnia, anxiety, and depression. It is also helpful in the treatment of PTSD and addictions.
     
    During our weekend together, we will:
     
    • Explore the science, philosophy and practice of Yoga Nidra.
    • Gain a solid understanding of how this practice can assist different populations.
    • Learn how to practically present Yoga Nidra sessions in both group and individualized settings.
     
    This introductory course is suitable for all Yoga students, Yoga Teachers, wellness instructors, mental health counselors, doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and other health care professionals.

    Course Outline
     
    During the course you will learn:
     
    Introduction to Yoga Nidra
    • What is Yoga Nidra?
    • What is consciousness?
    • How is Yoga Nidra different from meditation
    • The benefits of the practice
     
    The Science of Yoga Nidra
    • The science behind the practice
    • Modern neuroscience and neuroplasticity
    • Nervous system regulation and vagus nerve
     
    The Philosophy of Yoga Nidra
    • The history of Yoga Nidra
    • The Kosha’s, 5 subtle bodies
    • The stages of Yoga Nidra
     
    Types of Yoga Nidra Practices
    • Yoga Nidra as a meditative practice
    • Creating Sankalpa: Intention and Visualization
    • Script preparation for effective classes
     
    Leading Yoga Nidra Practices
    • The tools to teach Yoga Nidra
    • Enhancing your personal practice and/or Yoga Classes with Yoga Nidra
    • The important of voice and finding your voice
    • Creating a comfortable and safe environment; props, postures and music
    • Movement and breathwork practices to support the Yoga Nidra experience
     
    Dates and Timings

    Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2, 2022
    • Friday: 6:30 pm to 9 pm
    • Saturday: 11 am to 6 pm
    • Sunday: 11 am to 6 pm

    Breaks will be provided. A reading list will be provided in advance of the start date of the training and contains required reading for the training.

    Costs and Registration
     
    $450.00 per person before June 30, 2022. $495.00 per person thereafter.

    Fee includes the training, manual, certificate and access to additional resources including Yoga Nidra scripts and research information.

    A recording of the training is available until 7 days after the training ends.
     
    This 15 hour training prepares and certifies you to teach a 1-hour introductory Yoga Nidra workshop and lead individual or group Yoga Nidra classes.
     
    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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