- 30 Day Sunrise Yoga Challenge
Amaze Yourself! Launch into spring with power and grace: Attend 30 days of sunrise yoga classes taught by a team of Prana’s dynamic teachers, and receive ONE MONTH OF FREE UNLIMITED DROP-IN YOGA! Save the date: April 14 - May 13, 2014
We had sixty-eight enthusiastic participants and two awesome sunrise classes daily for our last Spring sunrise challenge, and we’re ready to raise the roof for the next one! Fast track holistic fitness by starting your day right… boost metabolism, clear your mind, stretch, breathe, tone…
Shift happens! Especially when you commit to a sunrise yoga practice for 30 days. It’s the perfect way to refresh and rebirth yourself in preparation for spring – body, mind, and spirit. Join Prana Yoga Studio’s inspiring and dedicated team of teachers as we journey through a month of renewal and transformation from Monday April 14 through Tuesday May 13. Everyday we will gather for a rejuvenating practice ranging from inspiring yoga flow to challenging vinyasa to restorative yoga. We will be partnering with Health Matters & Glow Juicery to provide support and information regarding nutrition and simple detox techniques – providing an opportunity to launch into spring with a strengthened, nourished and wholly cleansed system. Every day teas will be provided after class and we will end our month together with a celebratory breakfast!
• Daily Yoga Practice 6:15 – 7:30 am (Flow, Vinyasa, Akhanda, Core, Yin/ Yang, Restorative & more!) 7:00 am start time on Sat & Sun
• 25% discount on all supplements at Health Matters during the challenge
• Delicious daily tea from DAVIDsTEA
• 10% off a 1,2 or 3 day cleanse from Glow Juicery
• Opening circle & juice cleanse workshop Sun April 13th
• Succesfully complete the Challenge and be eligible to win a head-to-toe yoga outfit from lululemon athletica!
• Celebratory breakfast!
Complete 30 consecutive days (6:15-7:30am) and receive 1 month of unlimited drop-in yoga classes for FREE! (one month pass must be activated within 2 weeks of program completion)
Cost: $189 + gst
- yoga for anxiety management
Dates have recently changed: March 12 – April 9
5 sessions in total
$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.
The Yoga for Anxiety class series gave me the space and opportunity to cultivate a new awareness of myself, and how I had allowed anxiety to shape and control my daily thoughts. Jeanette’s gentleness and warmth made the class a safe space to explore my own self in a way I’d never experienced-her in-depth knowledge, guidance, and encouragement opened my mind to re-thinking deeply ingrained ways of being. By providing a whole range of tools-from different breathing techniques and restorative postures to meditative practices-Jeanette’s class has transformed the way I think about and cope with anxiety and stress in my life. Since taking her class and incorporating a variety of simple techniques into my daily routine, I am able to cope more positively with life’s uncertainty and change.
The Yoga for Anxiety class has definitely been a life-changing experience for me, and I am grateful to have met someone as inspiring as Jeanette. – Anonymous
- aligning in the flow
With Denise Currie
Alignment Workshop Series part 2 of 3 (newcomers welcome)
Saturday March 15, 1-3:30pm, $35 + gst
Ever wonder if you are doing your yoga postures correctly, or if there is more you could get of each posture by refining your understanding of alignment? Alignment is both physical and energetic, and very simple applications of effort can help you receive the full essence and benefit of each posture. This workshop series will be a glimpse into some of the alignment foundations we cover in yoga teacher training, and can be applied directly to your flow practice, optimizing the time you spend on your mat by enriching your awareness and depth within your body.
Alignment for standing postures
● Learn how to build a strong foundation from the ground up.
● Access earth energy, literally drawing prana from the earth to energize your practice.
● Find your core and create steadiness and ease within your body in any posture.
● Discover modifications or enchanements that will take your practice to the next level.
Part 3: Alignment For Balancing Postures April 5th
- yoga for dark times Sunday March 16, 10am – 6pm$99 + gst before March 10/ $139 + gst after(Includes meal & special offers)This workshop is for anyone who wants to reduce the effects of stress, depression, anxiety and trauma; for enchanced mental balance, clarity and calm. Learn practices for a life of compassionate awareness and inner peace. Includes direct experiences, support materials, lifestyle and nutritional suggestions, a safe and healing group enviroment and more! No previous experience needed.
- Prenatal Partner Workshop
$50 + GST per couple before March 15
$60 + GST per couple after March 15
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.
- Kids Yoga & Dance Spring Camp
We will go on virtual trips to the beach, to the circus and even to the mountains for some camping adventures!
Camp for ages 6-12:
Save the date! April 2 - 4, 1-4pm daily.
*Please bring a healthy nut-free snack, water bottle and yoga mat
(please note, camps sold out last year, so reserve early!)
$150 + GST
- Yoga Medicine: Anatomy, Asana & Therapeutics
YOGA MEDICINE: Moving into Grace
Anatomy, Asana, and Therapeutics with Kate Case
Not all bodies are created equal and our yoga practice (no matter what style) – if integrated holistically as a path of health, wellbeing, and healing – should reflect and embrace our uniqueness.
This 10 hour training is designed for yoga teachers, trainees, and experienced yoga practitioners to experience first-hand a practical and functional understanding of the interconnectedness of the body.
Through the kosha (layers of the body) system, tap into the inherent wisdom and profound intelligence of the body while moving into deeper levels of Grace.
Teachers learn the art of teaching people instead of poses, and students learn how to create a practice suited to your personal needs, through modification, therapeutics, and adjustments.
●Bones, joints, and common injuries
●Muscles and connective tissue
●Major systems of the body: musculoskeletal, nervous, respiratory, endocrine, lymphatic, and circulatory
●How to lessen wear and tear on feet, knees, hips, pelvis, back, shoulders, wrists
●Shifting pathways of chronic misalignment to safe, effective, and healthy alignment
●Major yoga therapy principles and how to apply them
●Adapting a yoga practice (not just asana) to suit an individual’s unique constitution (dosha)
●Biomechanics of yoga asana and freedom of movement
Kate’s yoga journey began in 1998. Soon after her first class, she took one year of training through the Yoga Association of Alberta and in 1999, she completed a second year of training through the Gerda Kerbs Hatha Yoga Centre. Kate continued her fascination of the body through her Thai massage training in 2000. Her unique insight into the healing power of yoga stems from a fatal diagnosis when Kate was born with a rare illness; she has overcome a his-tory of eating disorders and severe anxiety, and continues to manage a major knee injury.
Kate has a burgeoning private practice. She also works out of one of Edmonton’s top physio-therapy clinics, and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Kate’s enthusiasm for life-long learning led her to over 50+ hours of training with international senior yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater; and to Mount Royal University’s 500 hour Yoga Therapy certification (complete in June 2014).
- the elemental approach to health & wellness
April 9th 1:00pm – 3:00pm or
April 19th 10:00am – 12:00pm
In these two hour presentations you will be introduced to a profound approach that will give you a much deeper understanding of yourself, your family and friends.By learning the qualities, cycles and influences of the natural elemental forces and how they present in your physical, mental and emotional makeup, you will gain the practical ability to come into balance and move in harmony with the power of nature. By applying this knowledge to your life you will be able to achieve and maintain vibrant health and wellness on all levels for you and your family ….. naturally.
Register online at www.elementallifesolutions.com
Visit our website for more information and to register. You can also find information on Ian’s upcoming workshop series, The Four Pillars of Health and Wellness.
Ian is a passionate presenter, published author and educator who was widely publicized in the UK as he gained popularity with celebrities and members of the British Royal Family.
His workshops are designed to inform, inspire and empoweryou to gain deep and profound insights.
- the four pillars of health & wellness
With Ian Hayward
Through these four modules, split into eight half day workshops, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of your elemental make up and how to bring it into balance. Each workshop will give you practical knowledge and guidance to apply the principles of elemental health and wellness to all levels of your being.
With this knowledge you can make the right lifestyle choices to optimize your well-being in the key areas of relationship, diet, exercise, career and home environment.
Wednesdays10:00am – 2:30pm
Module 1 April 30th and May 7th Understanding the Elements
Module 2 May 14th and May 21st Elemental Approach to Food
Module 3 May 28th and June 4th Elemental Routines and Cleanses
Module 4 June 11th and June 18th Exploring the Laws of Nature
Cost: $141.75 (incl. gst) for each module.
Pre-registration required Visit www.elementallifesolutions.com to register online.
Ian is a passionate presenter, published author and educator who was widely publicized in the UK as he gained popularity with celebrities and members of the British Royal Family. His workshops are designed to inform, inspire and empower you to gain deep and profound insights.
- kundalini dance returns to prana!
Select Fridays 8-10:30pm:
March 14 – First class!
New Dancer Full Series $195 + gst
Returning Dancer $180 + gst
Discover the divine feminine and masculine pathways of love and light and lift your vibration into ecstatic resonance with creation!
Awaken to the truth of who you are, your potential and purpose with Kundalini Dance…
Kundalini Dance is a cutting edge form of ecstatic dance, founded by Leyolah Antara. Authentic (non-choreographed) movement and rhythmic breathing are blended with tantric energy work and sound healing to open and clear the chakras of stagnant energy and to anchor in a new way of being that is alignment with the deeper truth of who you are.
No dance experience is required, only a willingness to let go, breathe and move!
*Commitment dealine March 3rd.
- Urban Priestess: Yogini Moon Circle
“With wild nature as ally and teacher we see not through two eyes but through many eyes of intuition. With intuition we are like the starry night, gazing at the world through a thousand eyes. The wild woman is fluent in the language of dreams, images, passion, and poetry.” ~Clarissa Pinkola Estes
An Urban Priestess is a woman who is searching for something MORE. A woman who leans into herself and whose spirituality becomes a lived and embodied experience of her inherent wis-dom, freedom, love, and power.
Dive deep into a feminine spiritual embodiment practice with the sole focus of prioritizing all aspects of womanhood: caring for our bodies, nourishing our sexuality, respecting our emo-tions and intuition, creating our dreams, and honoring our spirit. There is no more powerful place to do that than in a circle of conscious women.
Connecting to various wisdom traditions – from yoga philosophy, Buddhism, Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Celtic, Druidic, Native American, Women’s Spirituality and more – knit yourself back into the rhythmic weave of nature and realign yourself with the rhythms of lunar, solar, and seasonal cycles.
Embrace your Shakti (divine feminine) through exploring the ar-chetypes present in your life, storytelling, mantra, asana, pra-nayama, and journaling (and sometimes drumming!) while tapping into your innate feminine power, beauty, and grace.
Will you heed the call of the Urban Priestess within you?
Your Shakti journey awaits…
Select Fridays, 7:30-9:30pm
Jan 31/ Feb 28/ Mar 28/ Apr 25/ May 16/ June 13
All of us have busy lives and sometimes timing doesn’t work. The sole focus of these circles are about prioritizing a woman’s inner life, the part of us that often gets pushed aside when too busy.Lean in and join us as you can, when you can. YOU are always welcome here.
Priestess In-Training 3 Circle Pass: $85 (plus GST)
Priestess Full Training 6 Circle Pass: $150 (plus GST)
Priestess’ in Sisterhood: Bring a Friend and both of you receive 10% off! (must pay over the phone or in studio to receive this discount)
- Yin Yoga Training Intensive Discovering the healing potential of a yin practice is becoming more common. This 15 hour training is designed for both yoga teachers and dedicated yoga practitioners to delve deep into the practice and theory of Yin Yoga, exploring anatomy, meridian theory, sequencing, safety in postures, and mindfulness.Program of Study:
- Form, method of instruction, benefits and cautions of Yin postures
- Learning to sequence for both teaching a yin class or as a home practice
- Anatomy and the physical/mental benefits of Yin Yoga
- Learn about energetic meridians and how they apply to Yin Yoga
- Mindfullness theory – learning to sit with the mind in the intensity of Yin Yoga
This training is recommended for RYT’s who would like to teach yin yoga, as well as for dedicated yoga students who would like to add depth and dimension to their own practice while increasing experiential knowledge.
Carly Forest has taught in and around Victoria BC for over a decade. She began her meditation training in 2002 and has sat numerous retreats since then, in both the Theravadin and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. She has studied Yin Yoga in depth with both Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers and has completed an 18 month Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock. She is an endorsed Insight Yoga teacher, after completing her training with the Insight Yoga Institute in California. Carly is a volunteer counsellor through the Esquimalt Neighborhood House and is currently undergoing training in medical qi gong. She offers deep gratitude and respect to her primary teachers Sarah Powers and Jennifer Welwood.
Carly’s style provides her students with a range of mindfulness-based philosophy woven through the asana practice. She teaches workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings locally and abroad.
A Yin Yoga teacher training manual developed by Carly will be included in the cost of the course.
Tuition and Registration
Tuition: $375 + GST
Early Bird Pricing – Register before May 15: $350 + GST
Friday, June 27: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday, June 28: 12pm-6pm
Sunday, June 29: 10am-5pm