- summer specials!
Build focus this summer while sparking the inner fire of purification and transformation in your core, harnessing the energy of the summer sun through breath, movement, concentration, and meditation. Deep breathing, deep stretching, deep relaxation and strengthening flow… what better way to make the most of your summer?!
Yoga is proactive wellness, laying foundations for mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Showing up to your mat once or twice a week is fantastic, three or more times accelerates transformation. Try it this Summer! Summer Pass is active for two months from the date of purchase.
Unlimited Summer Pass Special: 2 months of unlimited drop-in yoga classes for only $189 +gst ($22.50 weekly) *purchase before July 15*
Summer pass: Purchase (select “drop-in classes” under series and memberships)
- balancing your emotions with yoga
$40 + gst per session
Anxiety is a major concern for a large percentage of the population. Depression descends upon hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Individuals of all ages can be affected the varying degrees. This series of workshops offers an array of yogic techniques to manage both anxiety and mild depression.
June 22: An in depth, experiential practice of yoga for depression and anxiety, including breathing techniques & yoga postures with specific benefits to reduce the symptoms of anxiety.
Jeanette Ward, 500RYT
Jeanette’s passion and enthusiasm for teaching yoga is a delight to be a part of. She began to experience the numerous positive benefits of practicing yoga in 1996 and started teaching in 2002. With a background in Group Fitness (since 1988), Jeanette has discovered that bringing unity and balance to the mind, body and spirit, is just as important as keeping the physical body in shape. During her extended yoga teacher training in India (2009), Jeanette’s knowledge and understanding of yoga was deepened and enriched by her teacher, Yogi Vishvketu. She considers it one of the most transformational experiences of her life, and is most grateful for the profound healing that she received. Other teachers that Jeanette feels most fortunate to have studied with are: Donna Farhi, TKV Desikachar, Mark Whitwell, Rodney Yee and Shiva Rea. Jeanette’s awareness of the energetic aspect of the human body has been enhanced through the practice of yoga. She has taken numerous courses in energetic anatomy, is a Reiki Practitioner and has experienced first hand, the power of hands on healing. Jeanette is thrilled to be sharing the many gifts of yoga and energy healings on a full-time basis.
- summer karma yoga classes return!
Akhanda Yoga Karma Classes
Saturdays 11 am-12:30 pm beginning July 6
Suggested donation: $5-$10 Drop-ins welcome!
Join us for fabulous Akhanda (holistic) Yoga Classes with recent graduates of our Yoga Teacher Training programs AND support Helping Hands for India, an organization committed to providing educational opportunities for children with both aptitude and desire for learning who do not have the means to pursue further education.
This class series is an excellent way to enjoy nourishing enlivening yoga, support our budding teachers, support Indian children, and all on a budget! Bring the whole family!
Helping Hands for India was founded by Yogi Vishvketu of World Conscious Yoga Family. They are now building a school on their organic farm which Mallorie & Leala visited on their recent trip to India. Larger donations to the project can be made through the studio or directly to Helping Hands for India.
Teachers for the Karma Program this Summer as follows:
Sat July 6
Sat July 13
Sat July 20
Sat July 27
Sat Aug 3
Sat Aug 10
Sat Aug 17
Sat Aug 24
Sat Aug 31
Sat Sept 7
- Sacred Fusion Yin Yang Yoga Class with Live Percussion
Join special guest teachers Trevor Nugent-Smith & Laura Sunshine for a unique Sacred Fusion class that combines the elements of gentle yin postures, powerful yang flow and fun, expressive movement on your mat. The journey ranges from ambient to active as the music carries us through a fusion of world electronic music weaved with enchanting vocals, melodies and rhythms accompanied by live drums and percussion.
You can check out a sound clip at www.sacredfusion.net/classes/
Drumming has played an integral part of Trevor’s life for over 12 years. His journey began when he landed a job at One World Drum Company in Calgary, Alberta in 1999. And after more than 10 years there, as manager and instructor, Trevor gained a vast spectrum of experience and knowledge in the world of percussion.
As a teacher, Trevor has been widely well received with his fun and playful style that engages all ages. He has extensive teaching experience within the school system as an artist in residence as well as leading workshops for kids birthday parties, after school programs, family classes, summer camps and more. Trevor has also been teaching traditional West African drumming classes of various levels for adults as well as performing.
Laura Sunshine Burki
Laura began her yoga practice in 2000 after a knee injury put an end to a strong and dedicated path in sports. Her first yoga class will never be forgotten as it was like a key unlocking a new pathway and a new life journey. As a student, Laura explored the world of yoga and took various teacher trainings but Shiva Rae became her biggest mentor after having a life changing experience with Shiva in her trance dance training. Laura found inspiration to create passionate, creative and unique yoga and dance classes of her own. She knew her calling was upon her and embraced the path.
The culmination of Laura’s training and experiences has led her to create her own style of teaching that draws from her diverse background and embodies her own personal journey. Her classes are said to be regenerating, creative and a pure celebration of the practice.
Laura believes yoga can be for everyone and invites you to experience the celebration of yoga, dance, music and rhythm with Sacred Fusion, a series of unique classes co-created with her partner Trevor Nugent-Smith.
- yoga for anxiety series
with Jeanette Ward
Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
July 2 - July 30
$100 + gst
A huge percentage of the population is affected by anxiety. Many of these people are finding that yoga is an excellent way for managing it. This class will explore various yoga techniques that have successfully been used to cope with anxiety and its symptoms. We will check in before and after class to see what technique is working. All levels are welcome. Please bring a journal.
- Arm Balances and Inversions Playshop
A two and a half hour playshop exploring vinyasa and experiencing lightness within your body. Come prepared to sweat, and feel empowered in your practice. We’ll play around with handstands, as well as several variations of arm balances. To get the most of this workshop experience, have at least 2 months of regular practice under your belt, or a proficiency in bakasana (crow pose). Otherwise, we’ll spend time breaking down the mechanics of more advanced postures in our time together. Come to this workshop with a playful and courageous heart!
Brittany Rudryk: If I’m ever to be sure of something, it’s that yoga heals. My practice is a space to release. to celebrate. to love myself. to forgive. to let go. My hope is through these teachings, we may share in this collective play and shed the layers of ourselves that may diminish our ability to see light. The teachings flow through me differently each time I guide a practice. Water is one of my greatest influences, as is sweetness. Movement is our play, and it is my wish for you to discover it for yourself, through kind and expressive guidance. I dream of travelling, writing, studying with Elena Brower, always more time in nature, getting more tattoos, and one day settling down with a dog and cat of my own. Above all, I exist within a deep gratitude for this life. Forever a student, I’ve spent 300+ hours studying this art through hatha and anusara methodologies. I’m currently soaking up the 200 hour Gaiatri Yoga Teacher Training with an amazing group of teachers including Ally Bogard, Jana Derges, Christine Price Clark, Meghan Currie, Kristin Campbell and Ramesh Turun Narine. I’m also a lover of yogic philosophy, and currently writing my own commentary on the yoga sutras. I post a new one each day to yogionthebus.tumblr.com.
In joyful service,
- Prenatal Partner Workshop
With Sandy Brown
Sunday July 14, 10am-12pm
$50 per couple
Come with your spouse, birthing partner, mother or BFF for some fun with prenatal partner yoga and massage. Learn how we communicate through breath and movement and how to support an expectant woman in pregnancy, birth and beyond with yoga poses and massage techniques.
This workshop embodies the spirit of learning through play, and so we laugh!
No experience required, just an open heart and mind!
Max 10 couples.
- Summer Teen Power Yoga Camp! July 15-19, 1-4 pmAges 13-18$150 + gst per teenJoin Isabelle and Megan for an in-depth yoga tour designed just for teens. Each day we’ll share a juicy yoga practice with a different theme and focus. Some days we’ll get flying in fun and challenging arm balances, some days we’ll sink deep into the restedness of guided meditation and relaxation. Our goal is to fill you with the best that yoga has to offer, for your body, mind, and heart! Through asana practice, journalling, partner activities, introspection, and expression we’ll discover how to take what you love most about yoga into your life. Join us!
- Kids Summer Camps!
Join our beloved kid’s teachers Sara & Dawn for yoga, dance, crafts & fun! Themes will include – Circus Yoga, Yoga Safari, Going On a Camping Trip, Where The Wild Things Are & Seausical.
Camps for ages 3.5-5:
July 2-5, 1-2:30pm
August 6-9, 1-2:30pm
$90 + gst per camp/ per child
Camps for ages 6-12:
July 8-12, 1-4pm
July 22-26, 1-4pm
August 19-23, 1-4pm
$150 + gst per camp/ per child
*Please bring a healthy nut-free snack, water bottle and yoga mat
REGISTER (please note, some camps sold out last summer, so reserve early!)
- Summer Akhanda® Yoga Retreat with Yogi Vishvketu
Fees: $385 + GST (includes meals, yoga program and accommodations)
Taught by :Yogi Vishvketu
Join us at the scenic Sanctum Retreat Centre in Caroline, AB for a rejuvenating, all-inclusive retreat amongst a community of other yoga enthusiasts. The Sanctum Retreat Centre offers delicious vegetarian meals, comfortable accommodation and a vaulted hall for yoga during the retreat. To view their website please visit www.sanctumretreat.ca.
This retreat will include a variety of Akhanda (holistic) Yoga™ practices: invigorating Classical Kundalini, restorataive Hatha-Raja and deep and slow Akhanda I-II Yoga during our asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation sessions morning 6-8:30 and evening 4-6. There will be a daily discussion hour for exploring the daily contemplations from the Yoga Sutras, Upanishads and other Yogic texts, as well as evening mantra and transformational experiences sessions.
6-8:30 Morning Akhanda (holistic) Yoga®
10:00 Discussion hour with Vishva-ji on the Yoga Sutras, Diet, Daily yoga processes, Early Vedic wisdom
4-6:00 Afternoon Akhanda (holistic) Yoga®
7:30-9 Evening mantra and Transformational Experiences sessions (chanting, dancing, healing circles etc.)
Please note, this retreat has limited space.
To Register: Please fill out our Online Registration Form.
- NEW! spring/summer Sunrise Yoga Series
May 27-July 12 (no class Canada Day)
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 6:15-7:30 am Cost: 7 weeks – 3x weekly (20 classes) $189 +GST
Monday-Friday 5 days weekly! 6:15-7:30 am Cost: 7 weeks – 5x weekly (34 classes) $245 +GST
Due to the amazing response from our 40 day Sunrise Yoga Challenge (68 participants!), we are carrying forward with seven additional weeks of sunrise yoga classes led by a team of Prana’s gifted teachers. Classes will be fluid and invigorating, inspiring spring cleaning from the inside out! Start your day with grace and strength, and reap the benefits of a thrice-weekly early morning practice with fellow early risers.
- Deva Premal & Miten Concert in Edmonton!
Friday, October 18th 7:00pm – 10:00pm
at The Oasis Centre 10930 177 St NW Edmonton (West End)
Get ready to experience the beauty and bliss of the world’s most sacred mantras!
MantraFest 2013 brings together two visionary musical ensembles: the amazing Deva Premal & Miten with Manose (and Maneesh de Moor) and The GuruGanesha Band.
Deva Premal and Miten are among the chief architects of the sacred chant phenomenon that has energized the yoga and meditation movement in recent years. The legendary GuruGanesha has put together a sizzling array of multi-cultural musicians, garnering rave reviews wherever they perform.
The tour, which kicks off this Fall 2013, will reach from Miami to Vancouver and Montreal to Phoenix, is presented by Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha and produced by BrightStar Live Events.
Note from Prana: Deva Premal & Miten are our top favorite mantra artists, and are played in almost every yoga class at Prana! We are thrilled they are coming to Edmonton… we’ll see you there!