- holiday hours & 2015 registration
Closed Tuesday December 23rd through Friday December 26th.
Open for current/fall schedule drop-in classes Saturday December 27th through Tuesday December 30th.
Closed Wednesday December 31st & Thursday January 1st.
January 2015 schedule:
Drop in classes begin Friday January 2nd onward.
Registered classes will begin the week of Monday January 5th to Sunday January 11th.
Registration for 2015 is now available!
- sumptuous holiday specials
10 Class Drop-In Pass
$115 + gst (normally $135 – save $20) valid for six months, activate by Jan. 25
1 Month Unlimited
$99 + gst (normally $120 – save $21) activate by Jan. 25
EARLY BIRD! 8 Week Pre-reg Session
$98 + gst (normally $108 – save $10) Register now
Specials available online, over the phone & in studio Nov 27- Dec 22
- give the gift of yoga!
Yoga Mat, Eye Pillow & 6 Class Drop-In Pass Combo
$110 + gst ($15 off)
Buy a Giftcard over $50 and receive a FREE drop-in class for yourself! (Limit 1 drop-in class per person)
Giftcards & passes are available online or in studio. Yoga mat’s & eye pillows are available in studio only. Nov 27- Dec 22,14
- Yoga Teacher Training FREE Info Session 200 & 500 hour
10-11:30: Akhanda Flow with Denise
11:30-noon: Q & A with Leala & Denise
200 hr.+300 hr.= 500 hour certification
Prana Yoga Studio Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training Program in Edmonton
Love yoga and want to go deeper? Burning to share what you love about yoga with others? Simply curious to find out more about what yoga teacher training entails?
If you have a passion for yoga and for exploring the deeper questions of life, if you love to grow and learn, if you are ready to take your practice or teaching to the next level and/or ready to share your passion for yoga with others, this course may be your next step!
Whether you are clear you want to teach, or that you want to dive more deeply into the tradition of yoga for your own personal growth, you are warmly welcome to attend our free class and info night about our upcoming 2015 yoga trainings:
200 hour Extended program begins Jan. 24
200 hour Summer intensive begins July 20
NEW 300 hour (for 500 hour certification) begins Sept. 4.
Yogi Vishvketu and World Conscious Yoga Family have had a huge influence on Prana Yoga Studio’s owners and teachers, from inspiration, to philosophy, to vision. We are thrilled to be offering our twelfth 200 hour YTT program, and we hope you can join us!
We have limited space left in our upcoming extended program, which will be a unique blend of in-town and retreat-style yoga study. There will be eight weekends held at Prana Yoga Studio in Edmonton. The final five days will be an ashram-style retreat at the beautiful Sanctum Retreat Center. It will be an intensive time of mantra, meditation, asana, pranayama and teaching practice leading up to graduation!
Participants receive 5 months of free drop-in yoga classes at Prana during the course.
- 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
- A Night in Nepal: Kirtan & Fundraiser
- Watch Lama Pema’s movie The Light of Peace, a film about his birthplace in Tsum
- Hear Jane Marshall read from her book Back Over the Mountains
- Enjoy a Kirtan (call and response singing) and concert with Isabelle Addison
- Bid on silent auction items including Sunshine Valley, Marmot Basin & Nakiksa lift tickets, a Columbia Hyperdown Jacket, Unlimited Yoga Passes, items from Nepal and more… All proceeds go directly to The Compassion Project. Cheques and cash warmly accepted.
Spend the evening in the Himalayas without having to buy a plane ticket! Discover how Edmonton is connected to the remote valley of Tsum, Nepal and help improve healthcare and education there. Lama Pema has produced a beautiful film about Tsum and his monastic heritage. Be transported to his isolated village which lies beneath the massive Himalayan peaks along the Tibet border. Join us as we celebrate Tsum culture together!
Tsum is a 5-7 day hike into the Himalayas. No road, no emergency medical facilities, and a few stone schools with limited students. It may be (very) basic, but Tsum is fantastically rich in culture, history, and spirituality.
This fundraiser marks the birth of The Compassion Project, a grass roots charity aimed at improving Tsum villagers’ quality of life. It’s a four-person operation: Lama Pema, Lopsang Chhiring Lama, and Dhawa Tashi were all born in Tsum, and Jane Marshall traveled there in 2012 to research her forthcoming book Back Over the Mountains (Hay House, India). By having just four charity members, money raised can be put directly to use in Tsum, making an immediate impact where it’s most needed.
Buy tickets: $25 + gst
- create inner peace
With Jeanette Ward
Saturday January 17 & 31
3:00 to 5:00pm
$65 + gst
Meditating has incredible benefits. It is a key tool for managing stress. This workshop will cover how stress affects the mind and body. The ‘what, who, when, where and how’ of meditation will be covered. Techniques for cultivating a new meditation practice will be taught. Learn how to quiet the chattering monkey mind. Create inner peace and wellbeing.
- Yin Yoga Training Intensive
Friday, April 17, 2015: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday, April 18, 2015: 12pm-6pm
Sunday, April 19, 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
- 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
- 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!
- 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 3 Circle Pass: $85 + GSTPriestess Full Training 6 Circle Pass: $150 + 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 gatherings
*Priestess in Sisterhood Special just for you! Take 15% off the Priestess packages above if you register by Winter Solstice Fri Dec 19th*NEW DATES:Select Fridays7:30-9:30pm