- 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 Fridays7:30-9:30pmNov 21Dec 12
- Acro Yoga Basics
Date Change: Saturday Nov 29, 3-6pmCome learn the basics of working with a partner in this 3 hour acro yoga workshop at Prana Yoga Studio in Edmonton, AB. NO previous experience needed and signing up with a partner is NOT necessary. Just bring an open mind, an open heart and be willing to “fly”! We’ll give you the skills to mix into your own creativity and truly have a fun workshop!We’ll start out with a yoga style warmup, move into some partner yoga positions, then get everyone off the ground and flying. The workshop will be wrapped up with some acro therapeutics to cool down and stretch it out.
Come and play and have fun!
$40 + GST per person
$35 + GST per person when you sign up as a pair.
- 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.
- Healing Breath Therapy
Saturday December 6, 2014
$35 + gst
For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth. ~Sanskrit Proverb
Healing Breath Therapy is a healing system based on the natural intelligence of the body. This therapy utilizes the power of the breath to heal and balance the mind and body combining techniques of yogic breathing and shamanic breathing. The breath is the most powerful source of life force energy (prana) which can heal the body, open blockages, reveal patterns or addictions, assist in the releasing of past trauma or abuse and accelerate spiritual growth.
“This powerful therapy is safely and expertly guided, each session offers a new experience in healing, self exploration and growth.” D.N.
- Yog-osophy: Beyond Resolutions
Saturday Dec 6, 1-4pm
Connect to Your Life Intentions!
Resolutions tend not to stick because we try to make sweeping changes and eventually lose our footing on this often unfamiliar terrain of transformation. Taking action without a sense of purpose, of connecting to that which is our deepest intention in Life, is akin to driving a car at night with no headlights, moon, or streetlamps to guide us.
Yoga philosophy offers a process of cultivating sankalpa (san-cul-pah) as a way to fully engage with Life. A sankalpa is a personal vow or commitment that teaches you to tune in to the deepest Truth of who you are, and lends a sense of direction on the winding path of Life by channeling your energy into setting sustainable specific intentions to help align your moment-to-moment choices with your heartfelt desires.
This rejuvenating Yin/Yang flow practice weaves pranayama, meditation, yoga nidra, journaling, and yoga philosophy to help connect you to your innermost vision for your Life. What is your life vision that is seeking to emerge from within you?
A perfect way to set intention for the New Year!
(please bring a journal and pen)
- Shakti Flow Class
Join Isabelle Addison for a special yoga flow class that will surprise, invigorate, and transport you. With the support of carefully selected and widely ranging musical tracks, we’ll practice a challenging choreographed flow, leveraging the shakti (power) inherent in music to access places and energy previously untapped. Leave your mind behind and surrender to music and guidance, letting the response of your body and breath move you beyond your familiar self.
This class is not suitable for beginners.
“Best yoga class of my entire life.” Tina W.
“Amaaaaazing.” Amanda T.
- Restore & Recharge: Yin/Yang Winter Sanctuary
Sunday Dec 7, 1-4pm
$60 + gst
Accompanied by live-drumming, explore energizing Hatha and Taoist yoga sequences that stimulate the active state of Yang in detoxifying and recharging the body. Then soak in the sounds of crystal bowls while plunging in to the deep receptivity of a Yin practice that restores healthy energy flow within the body, enhances the immune system, nourishes the nervous system, and fortifies the digestive system.
DISCOVER the healing properties of yoga and Eastern medicine along with the Taoist principles of harmonizing with nature.
EXPLORE asana, meditation, pranayama, mantra, and discussion about Eastern medicine, and learn how to support optimal health based on your personal constitution.
A perfect way to restore and recharge before the holiday season!
$60 + GST
(please bring a journal and pen)
- Prenatal Partner Workshop
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!
- Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
January 30, 31, Feb 1
February 20, 21, 22
March 6, 7, 8
Fridays: 5:30-9:30 Sat. & Sun. 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 85-hour 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.
Pregnancy and birth are rites of passage in a woman’s life, preparing her for the timeless challenges and gifts of becoming a mother. A time to dive into her clarity while shedding the confines of conditioned thinking, fostering authenticity and deep connectedness with her growing baby. Embracing nature’s perfect design, women can thrive, heal and evolve through pregnancy and birth.
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. Midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, expectant mothers, health & wellness practitioners, therapists, doctors & nurses also welcome!
Additional teachers: Amanda Whiting
Additional class observation & practicum hours are required and can be completed before, during or after the program. Please note: All participants will receive a certificate of completion when all course requirements are met, but to become fully certified through the Yoga alliance, you must also complete or have completed a full 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.
Investment: Early Bird (by Jan. 10): $945 +gst – After Jan. 10: $995 + GST
- Yin Yoga Training Intensive
Friday, March 6, 2015: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015: 12pm-6pm
Sunday, March 8, 2015: 10am-5pmDiscovering 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: $350+ GST until February 14, 2015
- 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!