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  • 30 Day Spring 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!

    Complete the challenge and receive ONE MONTH FREE UNLIMITED DROP IN YOGA!

    NEW DATES: Tuesday April 18 – Wednesday May 17, 2017

    Fast track holistic fitness by starting your day right. Boost metabolism, clear your mind, stretch, strengthen, breathe and leverage the potent power of spring to renew your health. Join Prana Yoga Studio’s inspiring and dedicated team of teachers as we journey through a month of renewal and transformation from Monday April 24th through Wednesday, May 4th. Every day we will gather for a rejuvenating yoga practice ranging from inspiring yoga flow to challenging vinyasa to restorative yoga. All levels of practitioner are welcome.

    Challenge Includes:

    • Daily Yoga Practice 6:00 – 7:00am (Flow, Vinyasa, Akhanda, Core, Sattva, Yin & more!)
    • Hot Tea every day
    • Kick off Workshop – Monday April 17, 5:45-7 pm
    • Celebratory breakfast!
    • Fabulous end-of-challenge draw prizes for those who successfully complete it!

    Cost: $189 before April 10th, $209 after

    Challenge Rules:

    • Complete 30 consecutive days and receive a free month of yoga, plus be entered in to win prizes.
    • Participants can miss 2 classes, but must make-up the classes prior to end date, or show proof of attendance at another yoga studio. Please note, make up classes at Prana are an extra fee & are not included in the challenge price
    • Current drop-in passes & memberships can be frozen during the challenge
    • No refunds, credits or transfers

     

     

  • Anniversary Sale!

    Thank you for your dedication!

    We appreciate you and all that you bring to the Prana community. Thank you for being a part of Prana’s rebirth in our first year at our new location. We love our new home and we love that you are with us.

    We’re celebrating eleven years in business in the west end with a year pass sale!

    Buy 11 months of yoga, get the 12th month FREE!  $1089 + gst.  *sale ends March 30

     

     

     

  • Intro to Yoga Nidra ~ Deep Renewal


    With Sheena Mason

    Sunday March 26, 10:30am-12:30pm
    Cost: $40 + gst

    Yoga Nidra is a deep and complete relaxation system that is accessible to everyone. As you lay comfortably on your back, supported with warm blankets and pillows, your body can fall asleep as your mind follows along to a guided meditation. The practice is designed to move through the layers of self or Kosha’s, providing connection and relaxation to the Physical, Pranic, Mental & Emotional systems.

    Some benefits include:
    – Stress reduction
    – Can provide relief from depression, anxiety & sleep disorders
    – Alleviates physical tension. Slows heart and breathing rate. Nourishes the nervous system. Balances the endocrine system.
    -Heightens focus and mental clarity
    – Increases creativity
    – Connects us to our greater portion of self and more expanded states.

    Yoga Nidra has many applications, from healing to shifting belief systems to exploring inner creativity.
    In this workshop, we’ll focus on Relaxation and Deep Renewal.  Spending time in preparatory practices, Nidra and short information session on the science of Nidra and relaxation.

     

     

     

     

  • Community Meditation Class

    with Jane Marshall
    Fridays 7:30-8:15 pm by donation

    Calm your mind in a serene setting with expert guidance. Learn new ways to focus your mind and drop in to your heart, while relaxing & reconnecting to your body.

    The class is by donation, all proceeds go to The Compassion Project in Nepal, an organization that Jane is actively involved in from her visits to Nepal.

     

  • Yoga BellyDance Fusion

     with Saskia
       
    Get flexible & fit with a yoga inspired warm up followed by dynamic belly dance drills and sensational sequencing. This class is a fusion of modern and classical styles of belly dance, including Arabic and Tribal infused with elements of Hip hop and jazz. Each session will build a fully choreographed piece with a performance opportunity in late Spring. Be prepared to sweat, smile and shake it with class! All levels. Hip scarf optional, no yoga mat needed.

    10 WEEK SESSIONS $179 +gst (Gold & Prime Members receive 50% off!):
     
    Session 1: Feb. 5 – April 9 / Sundays 5:15-6:45            
    Session 2: April 23 – June 25 / Sundays 5:15-6:45 

    Saskia is a visual arts consultant by day, who also happens to be a fusion belly dance performer by night. She is known for her fierce-some double sword performances, out of the box Modern Fusion choreography as well as her Luna Improvisational Tribal Style dance format. Saskia is the artistic director of Luna Dance Fusion, a beautiful brilliant dance troupe, and the producer of the annual Vaudevillian themed GlitterBall events. She has been teaching some of the most mind and body bending, creative Tribal Fusion dance classes in Edmonton since 2005 and always strives to infuse classes with humour, supportive environment and a saucy edge.

     
     
     
     
  • managing anxiety

    jeanettewith Jeanette Ward
    Friday March 17, 6:00-8:00pm
    and Saturday March 25, 1:30-3:30pm 
    $79 +gst

    Anxiety is a major concern for a large percentage of the population. Individuals of all ages can be affected in varying degrees. Leading a very stressed and hectic lifestyle is common in today’s society. It very often leads to anxiety and panic attacks. In this workshop we will explore various yoga postures, breathing and meditation techniques which are extremely helpful in reducing and perhaps even eliminating anxiety and panic attacks.

    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.

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  • Prenatal Partner Workshop

    Prana Sole_Mariano-177connecting through movement, breath and massage

    Sunday April 2, 10:30am-12:30pm
     
    When approached mindfully, the journey through pregnancy and birth can have a profound and positive effect on a couple’s bond.the intensity of the experience provides a unique opportunity to deepen and strengthen the relationship.
     
    Join Mariano and Soledad for a fun and informative experiential workshop for pregnant couples or birth partners.
    the workshop includes:
     
    • partner yoga
    • Acupressure  points for natural pain relief during pregnancy, Childbirth and postpartum
    • Quick reference handouts with key point to remember 
    • tips for partner involvement during labour and postpartum
     
    Investment: $60 per couple + GST
     
    Soledad and Mariano are the owners and directors of Integrated Therapies Edmonton inc. Soledad is Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher and massage therapist. Mariano is a registered Acupuncturist, Thai massage therapist and body worker. They have helped in the creation of two beautiful children: Orel and Pina. 

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  • Ayurveda Intensive Training

    ayurvedaGet Immersed in Ayurveda

    with Ian Hayward

    June 16 – June 18, 2017
    Friday: 5:30-9:30pm
    Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm
    Sunday 8:30am-4pm

    Come to this weekend intensive and gain a solid grounding in Ayurvedic principles and their practical application to support your good health and balance.  This 20 hour intensive will provide you with all the information and insights you need to guide yourself and others in essential Ayurvedic wisdom.  You will also receive detailed handouts.

    You will learn how to :

    • Identify each Dosha on the physical, mental and emotional levels; find out what causes imbalance and how to restore harmony.
    • Swim with the flow of life by discovering the influence of the major life cycles as classified in Ayurveda upon your life span, your daily experience and the seasonal transitions.
    • Improve your digestion with the Ayurvedic approach to food for each Dosha. You will also learn the qualities and functions of the six tastes and the benefits of food combining.
    • Recognize the process of disease as identified by Ayurveda and how to reverse the process.
    • Cleanse your system in ways that are Dosha appropriate.
    • Feel young, fresh and vibrant by consuming Rasayanas – Superfoods, herbs and spices that are just right for your Dosha.

    Cost: $400+GST

    Ian Hayward is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner with many years experience.  In addition to his Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis practice, 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.

    Note: This intensive counts towards elective hours for the 300 hour teacher training.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Thai Massage 101

    copy-of-navigating-the-waters-of-grief-and-lossNovember 2- 5, 2017
    with Shai Plonski

    The gift of compassionate touch is empowering, incredible, and available to everyone ready to discover it. No prior massage experience necessary.

    Thai Massage is an ancient and timeless therapeutic approach which combines yoga with an extensive range of touch techniques using your whole body to help give. It is amazingly effective in promoting deep relaxation, easing all manner of aches & pains, improving circulation, boosting the immune system, and balancing the body energetically, thus facilitating mind-body integration. TM incorporates an integrative form of yoga for the practitioner as well as the recipient, enhancing one’s sense of alignment, vitality and health.

    This workshop will show you how to tap into your own innate abilities to give a sensational massage. In this 4-day course, you will learn a complete 90-minute massage, focusing on:

    • Safe and effective massage for shoulders, head, back, hands, legs, abdomen, and feet;
    • The secrets of developing outstanding and intuitive touch as it applies to Thai Massage;
    • Assisted yoga postures;
    • Loving touch; and
    • How to get started on a successful career giving Thai Massage

    Perfect for people without any bodywork experience, this training is also invaluable as continuing education for yoga teachers and massage practitioners. Yoga teachers will be able to bring immediate enhancements into how they teach and provide adjustments in their yoga classes.

    The gift of compassionate touch is empowering, incredible, and available to everyone ready to discover it.

    This is the first class in our Professional Training Program. Complete two classes and a series of practice massages in order to qualify for Primary Certification. Still Light Centre is accredited with NCBTMB

     Required reading:

    • Thai Massage: Unlocking the Secrets of Universal Touch by Shai Plonski (available at Prana Yoga Studio!)

    For more details please visit www.stillightcentre.com 

    About Shai:

    Over the past fifteen years Shai has taught Thai Massage at some of the largest yoga centers in the world including the Kripalu Center and Omega Institute. He has authored or co-authored 14 manuals and books on the practice of Thai Massage, trained over 2500 practitioners and 100 teachers in this healing art. As the founder of the Still Light Centre he brings a passionate and calm approach to his teaching that can bring out the Thai master in anyone. He believes that compassionate touch is our birthright.

     

     

     

  • Advanced Alignment, Postures & Sequencing

    Advanced Methodology, Alignment & Postures –  May 12-14, 2017
    with Mallorie Buoy, Prem Robin Campbell and more!

    Friday & Saturday 8am-5pm
    Sunday 8am-1pm

    This training fulfills the Yoga Alliance requirements for Continuing Education. It is also a core module for the Prana 300 hour Yoga Teacher TrainingThis module is open to all teachers, and can also be audited by committed students.
    Cost: $375+GST 

    What you can expect from this module:

    • Learn about Hatha Raja – a form of yoga developed by Yogi Vishvketu using honeybee breath during postures
    • Explore postures such as bird of paradise, locust, handstand, scorpion and more
    • Learn how to sequence classes to build to a peak pose
    • Learn how to sequence for different doshas
    • Learn about power disparity and ethics within yoga

     

     

     

  • Homeschool Yoga

    with Michelle Stady
    Wednesdays 1:30-3 pm beginning March 1st

    Each week your child will cultivate a strong, flexible and healthy mind, body and spirit connection through yoga and meditation. Kids will learn how to calm and relax their nervous system through simple and effective methods of meditation, breathwork and yoga postures. They’ll explore in a fun and dynamic environment how meditation affects the brain, the benefits of self-care through yoga and meditation, and calming response tools for stress and anxiety. This class will help children increase concentration, attention and focus while providing an opportunity to develop connections with other homeschoolers.

    Learning together in a warm and welcoming environment while exploring the joys of yoga both individually and in connection allows each child to develop self confidence and self worth while nurturing a strong body and mind connection… all while having fun!!

    ACTIVITIES & LEARNING OUTCOMES
    ♥ mantra meditation and stress management skills
    ♥ pranyama techniques, calming response tools & mindfulness
    ♥ fun and interactive yoga sequences and postures
    ♥ healthy habits through self-care with meditation, yoga & mindfulness
    ♥ introduction to Ayurveda, the 5 elements and how they affect us and our environment
    ♥ the stress response and how it behaves in the brain
    ♥ how the digestive system is connected to our mind, emotions
    ♥ how to discover and nurture your inner superhero
    ♥ how to make your own soothing, immune boosting seren-i-tea
    ♥ essential oils for clarity and relaxation
    ♥ mindful crafts and activities

    Parents will receive handouts after each class to help review and discuss topics covered.

    8-weeks pre-registered: March 1-April 26 Ages 8 and up (no class March 29th)
    $119 +GST   Siblings receive 10% family discount. To receive this discount, register both children before proceeding to checkout. Use code “sibling10” at checkout.

     

     

     

     

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