- Open House & Free Intro Classes
Please note we will be CLOSED on Labor Day Monday September 1st
Summer is a busy, vibrant time at Prana, and we’re savoring the summer days while looking forward to healthy new routines in fall. Flow with grace into the transition by stretching, breathing & toning with yoga! View our new fall schedule, registration for fall classes is available now!
New to yoga? Have a friend or loved one who is? Visit our beautiful studio and try one of our free introductory yoga classes to experience the benefits of yoga firsthand. We’ll be offering tea & treats as well, join us!
Free Intro & Specialty Class Schedule:
(all other classes are regular price)
Wednesday Sept 3rd
4:30-5:30pm - Gentle Yin Yang with Kate
6-7:15pm – Therapeutic Yoga For Backs with Kate
6-7:15pm – Hot Yoga Flow with Denise
7:30-9pm – Candlelight Yin Flow with Kate
7:45-9pm – Hatha Beginner with Isabelle
Thursday Sept 4th
6-7:15pm – Hatha Beginner with Sean
6-7:15pm – Yoga For Pregnancy with Amanda
7:30-9pm – Yoga Hips with Sean
7:30-9pm – Akhanda Restorative Flow with Leala
*Please note, you do not have to register for the free classes but it’s recommended that you arrive 10-15 minutes early.
- Kids Yoga Teacher Training Intensive
*You do not need to be a yoga teacher to take this training!*
Spend a weekend immersed in the world of kids yoga with this fun, interactive and inspiring workshop. Teaching Kids Yoga Level 1 is the Yoga In My School foundational kids yoga teacher training course, providing comprehensive education on how to effectively teach yoga to children 4-12 years of age. Includes experience teaching real children, practice teaching with your peers and learning directly from Yoga In My School founder Donna Freeman.
The workshop also includes a 2 hour FREE kids yoga class on Sunday afternoon 2-4:00 which provides participants with hands-on experience teaching yoga to kids. Max 12 kids ages 5-12.
The training curriculum includes:
- Intro to Kids Yoga: what is kids yoga, how it is differs from adult classes, joys and challenges of teaching kids yoga
- Understanding Yogic Philosophy (yamas and niyamas)
- Importance of a personal practice and assistance in developing one that fits your lifestyle
- Benefits of yoga for kids
- Research behind kids yoga
- Pranayama for kids with specific exercises to make breathing fun and engaging
- Key methodology to meet the every changing needs of each individual child
- Child growth and development: Preschool to Tween
- Differences between teaching boys and girls: what to be aware of and how to do this effectively
- Classroom Management: how to promote responsibility & learning
- Relaxation techniques that work quickly and effectively
- The power of affirmations
- Guidelines and steps to successful guided visualizations for kids
- How to create engaging kids yoga classes: keys and components of Lesson Planning
- How to use props in kids yoga class
- How to use music and children’s literature in kids yoga class
- 60 child friendly yoga poses
- 17 guided imagery texts
- 20 yoga games and activities
Cost is $395 + GST
- Akhanda Yoga Workshop Series
With Erik Hanzen
Sept 14, 21, 28 & Oct 5
$80 + gst
In this workshop series you will experience the joy of a full traditional yoga class combining all the elements of Patanjali’s yoga sutras including: mantra, pranayama, asana, philosophy and meditation. Come prepared to open your heart, mind and body to a new way of being in your life.
- Yoga for a Revived Motherhood
3 week class series
September 15, 22, 29
$55 + GST
“One of the hardest parts of post-partum depression is that the birth of a baby is supposed to be a blessing. A harvest of love. Quiet time spent inhaling the soft, earthy sweet smell of new skin. But instead, I felt like I was dying. I couldn’t sooth my baby. I couldn’t sooth myself. And I didn’t feel like I could tell most people.” – Lynn from “The Light Will Find You” blog
Postpartum depression affects up to 1/3 of new mothers and can arise anytime from after the birth until 18 months later. This 3 week session will address many issues that arise with baby blues, postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety.
We will learn how mindfulness and awareness can help to identify and examine our inner most feelings. We will examine connections – to ourselves, our babies and our partners. We will examine our own expectations within and the expectations of those around us.
If you are a brand new mom and want to have a toolbox to access during times of being overwhelmed, anxious or otherwise, or you’re a mom already experiencing Post Partum Depression or Anxiety, this series is for you.
Join Amanda on this exploration of motherhood and see what may be able to shift internally to make motherhood a more enjoyable or restful experience.
Mothers can come with or without baby.
- Journey to Self Healing with Courtney KennettSaturday Sept 20, 1-4pm
$40 + GSTNegative self-talk and self-criticism is an ongoing issue for many. Whether it be through comparing ourselves to others, focusing on our flaws, or caring too much about others’ opinion, we eventually tear ourselves down to the point of self-loathing and unhappiness.
Through journaling, meditation, mantras, breathwork and yoga asana, Courtney has overcome every known eating disorder, body dysmorphia and major depression.
Join Courtney as she helps you explore a path of Yoga that will guide you towards self-healing, self-worth and self-love. From struggling with many issues herself, Courtney has found ways to integrate yogic techniques to calm the mind, repair the body and uplift the soul.
- Urban Priestess: Red Temple SOUL-rority
Together we embark upon a quest for our own enchantment. It will take us to a place where what is feminine is sacred. There we can become who we are meant to be and live the life we are meant to live ~ Marianne WilliamsonAn 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 wisdom, freedom, love, and power.There is no more powerful place to dive deeper into our inner landscape to retrieve (and celebrate) the lost treasures of our soul than in a circle of conscious women. Gathering as women, for women. To celebrate, support, and heal one another through our very Presence.This not a therapy or a support group. It is a Yogini circle where we drop our masks, and let the beauty of our authentic face be seen in all its glory and pain, passion and vulnerability. We fill our cups with the medicine of sacred alchemy as we gather in a real and dynamic way to prioritize our inner lives while walking the spiritual path together.DISCOVER how to create a personal feminine spiritual embodiment practice with the sole focus of: caring for your body, nourishing your sexuality, respecting your emotions and intuition, creating your dreams, and honoring your spirit.EXPLORE various wisdom traditions – from yoga philosophy, Buddhism, Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Celtic, Druidic, Native American, Women’s Spirituality and more – to help knit yourself back into the rhythmic weave of nature and realign yourself with the rhythms of lunar, solar, and seasonal cycles.EMBODY your Shakti (divine feminine) essence through exploring archetypes, storytelling, chanting, ritual, movement/asana, breathing/pranayama, drumming, meditation, and journaling while tapping into your innate feminine brilliance.Join us in remembering your Beingness, Womb Wisdom, and sumptuous She while moving into deeper levels of Grace within yourSelf.Will you heed the call of the Urban Priestess within you?Your heroine journey awaits…Priestess In-Training 2 Circle Pass: $55 + GSTPriestess Full Training 4 Circle Pass: $100 + GSTPriestess’ in Sisterhood: Bring a friend and you both get 10% off!*includes an invitation to our online forum and soul work suggestions for between gatheringsSelect Fridays7:30-9:30pmSept 19Oct 24Nov 21Dec 12No matter if you plan on claiming space among our circle of sisters for a few or all of the dates, we ask that you please register by 9pm Wed Sept 17th.
- Compassion Meditation Workshop
Saturday Sept 20, 10am – 12pm
$35 + gst
Tong Len meditation (Tibetan for giving and receiving) helps us cut the roots of our suffering. This Buddhist meditation practice reduces our self-cherishing attitudes by connecting us to others. When we contemplate others, our own problems are put into perspective. Emotions such as depression, anxiety, and isolation melt away and we feel connected. We feel love. Please join me for two hours of mental exercise. Expand your capacity to feel compassion and in doing so, find the inner peace you’ve been seeking.
- Cultivating Emotional Wellbeing With Yoga & Meditation
Saturdays Sept 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, Nov 1
$100 + GST
In this five-week class series, practitioners will learn various yoga and meditation tools and techniques to effectively manage stress, anxiety and mild depression.
“I just wanted to thank you again for the yoga with anxiety class. I am so happy to have finally entered the world of yoga and hope to continue on the path. I appreciate you holding our class for the past few weeks even though it was so small. It really did come at a time of need for myself and I could sense for the other ladies as well. It has opened up a new world of discovery and reflection within myself and has truly helped me open myself up to a journey which will continue to actively involve yoga and meditation to help with my anxiety. Your personal stories on your struggles with anxiety and with your journey in life weregreat to hear as I could relate to so much of it. It gives me faith and hope that things will continue to get better and I can gain back control of my life. I know overcoming my anxiety is going to involve alot of dedication and hard work andthat yoga is only part of the journey but thank you for giving me these tools to help on that journey.” Anonymous
- Four Week Introduction To Meditation
Join Jane Marshall as she shares meditation techniques she’s learned from her studies in Tibetan Buddhism and Himalayan travels. You’ll come away with four distinct practices that can be used in daily life to help generate serenity and insight.
Experience peace from the inside out
- Sacred Sounds Tibetan Bowl Concert
Sunday, September 21, 2014
7:00 – 10:00 P.M.
Come and spend an evening with the enchanting sounds of Shaman John Or’s Singing Tibetan Bowls and Gongs.
John performs a concert of etheric music with an ensemble of up to 40 Singing Bowls. A foremost expert in the world of Singing Bowls, John has hand selected the finest bowls over many years from collections all over Asia, Europe and North America to create his celestial orchestra.
Described as “star music” and “galactic sound”, this form of ancient technology activates the senses and subtle bodies on an inner journey through time and space.
Experiences vary throughout the concert from grounding to expansive, sublime and meditative as John explores the subtle dynamics of Sacred Sound.
For tickets contact Marthe Murphy @ Body of Life
780 231-6230 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
Required Reading: Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers (not included with registration cost)
*This training filled last time! Reserve your spot soon!*
Tuition and Registration
Tuition: $375 + GST
Early bird registration – $350+GST until October 10, 2014.
Friday, November 7: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday, November 8: 12pm-6pm
Sunday, November 9: 10am-5pm
- Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
Saturday & Sunday 9-6
Ever wonder what happens to the female body during pregnancy and postpartum?
Do you wonder how to safely teach postures and breathing techniques to expectant mothers?
Prana Yoga Studio, for the first time, is offering a full Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. Certified with Yoga Alliance, you will emerge from this training with knowledge on:
- Safe postures for each stage of pregnancy and postpartum
- Breathing techniques for each stage of pregnancy and postpartum
- A deeper understanding of pelvic floor muscles and anatomy
- A deeper understanding of the anatomy of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum stage
- A guideline on aryurvedic principals for pregnancy and beyond
- A guideline of mantras to be used during pregnancy, birth and postpartum An idea on sequencing a prenatal class as well as a postpartum class
- An overall feeling of confidence in the ability to teach prenatal and postpartum yoga classes.
Any yoga teacher or person wanting to dive deeper into prenatal knowledge while learning the skills to teach prenatal and postnatal yoga, as well as those who want to learn how to safely guide expectant moms in their regular yoga classes are invited to take this training.
Additional teachers: Amanda Whiting
Additional class observation & practicum hours are required and can be completed before, during or after the program.
Cost: $995 + GST
- Top Choice Award – Best Yoga Studio 2014
Prana Yoga Studio was founded on the vision of creating a center for growth and beauty, nourished by the rich traditions of yoga. By connecting breath, movement and awareness, students are inspired to move past the boundaries of the conditioned mind, into a state of clarity and transformation. Our team is made up of a group of dedicated and professional yoga practitioners both highly trained and passionate about sharing their love of yoga with others.
We have designed our center to be both calming and uplifting, so that the moment you walk through our doors you will experience a state of inspiration, transformation, and release. The invitation is to focus deeply on yourself, to reconnect with your breath, your body, and your very essence. Our classes are non-competitive, ranging from absolute beginner classes to challenging and dynamic flow styles. Whether students are coming to increase their level of fitness, release stress, or calm their mind, they will discover so much more than just fantastic classes… they will discovery health, peace and community! Read more about Prana and our teachers under the “about” section of the website.
Thank you for being a part of the Prana community, we truly appreciate your support!
- Deva Premal concert in Edmonton!
Friday, September 19th 7:30 pm at the Oasis Conference Center
You’ve heard her enchanting voice in almost every yoga class you’ve taken… now see her live! Amazing music in an exquisite West End venue…
- Save The Date
Red Moon Mandala: Yoga for Women’s Cycles, Rhythms, and Well-Being
Saturday Oct 18th, 1-6pm
Yoga Medicine: Moving Into Grace Part 1
Anatomy, Asana, Biomechanics, and Therapeutic Intensive
Saturday Nov 1st, 1-5pm
& Sunday Nov 2nd, 10am-4:30pm (includes lunch break)
Yoga Medicine: Moving Into Grace Part 2
Energy Anatomy (doshas, chakras, meridians, gunas) and Therapeutic Intensive
Saturday Nov 22nd, 1-5pm
& Sununday Nov 23rd, 10am-4:30pm (includes lunch break)
Registration and more info coming soon…