- Free Yoga Weekend
Oct 25 & 26 9:30am – 5:30pm
Discover the Healing Power of Yoga: 24 Free Yoga Classes!
In support of Edmonton’s Food Bank, and with gratitude for you, our wonderful community, Prana Yoga Studio is hosting its Annual Free Yoga Weekend! If you or someone you know has been wanting to try yoga… or a new style of class… now is the perfect time! Bring a donation for Edmonton’s Food Bank and attend any one of our 24 FREE sample classes – including Yoga-Core – Hatha Beginner – Family Yoga & more! – there is something for every age and every level!
Whether you’re joining us for a free class, or simply to view our stunning studio, you’re invited to bring a foodbank donation anytime over the weekend to enter our draw to win:
- a head-to-toe outfit from Lululemon Athletica
- a One Month Unlimited Drop-in Pass to Prana Yoga Studio
- a 60 Minute Massage from 3 Leaf Wellness
We’ll also be offering some awesome registration specials during the free weekend only:
- $20 off on any Pre-registered 7 Week Session limit one per customer; must register for chosen class at time of purchase.
- $99+gst for a 10 Class Drop-in Pass (save $36!) limit one per customer; pass must be activated by Dec. 1, 2014; may purchase additional passes as gifts for others.
- $99 + gst for a 1 Month Unlimited Drop-in Pass (Save $21!) limit one per customer; pass must be activated by Dec. 1, 2014; may purchase additional passes as gifts for others.
Please arrive 20 minutes early for classes to check in, and bring a yoga mat (rental mats are available for $2). All classes are drop-in & will be 60 minutes unless otherwise stated. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance for the free weekend. Limit 2 free classes per day per participant. Complimentary DAVIDsTea will also be offered, please feel free to bring your own travel mug to help us save cups!
FREE YOGA WEEKEND SCHEDULE:
Saturday Oct 25
9:30-10:45 am Yoga-Core with Sean
9:30-10:30 am Therapeutic Yoga for Backs with Kate
11 am – 12:00 pm Hatha Beginner Yoga with Sean
11 am – 12:30 pm Yin Yang Yoga Fusion with Kate
12 pm – 1:00 pm Revitalize! Yoga with Donna
1 – 2 pm Akhanda Restorative Flow with Leala
1 – 2:30 pm Yoga for Strength with Jaya
3 – 4 pm Hatha Beginner with Megan
3 – 4 pm Warm Vinyasa Flow with Melissa
4 – 5 pm Hot Yoga Flow with Denise
4 – 5 pm Hatha Flow Fusion with Megan
Sunday Oct 26
10 – 11:30 am Akhanda Yoga Flow with Donna
11 am – 12 pm Hatha Beginner with Lauren
12 – 1 pm Akhanda Restorative Flow with Leala
12 – 1:15 pm Yoga-Core with Tina
1 – 2 pm Acro Yoga Basics with Melissa & Jonathan
1:30 – 3 pm Yin Yoga with Amanda
2 – 3 pm Yoga Flow with Jonathan
3 – 4 pm Vinyasa Flow with April
3:15 – 4:30 pm Therapeutic Yoga for Backs with Amanda
4 – 5 pm Teen Power Yoga with Tina
4:30 – 5:30 pm Family Yoga & Dance with Dawn
New to Prana? Print off and fill out a waiver to bring with you to the free weekend. This will speed up the process the day of and get you into your yoga class faster! Print Waiver
Read our faq & etiquette guide before your first class.
- 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
- Red Moon Mandala: Yoga for Women’s Cycles, Rhythms & Well-Being
With Kate CaseSaturday Oct 18, 1-6pm
$75 + GST
“At her first period a girl meets her wisdom. Through her menstruating years she practices her wisdom, and at menopause she becomes her wisdom” ~ Native American saying
As women, one of our most potent sources of power is the very thing we are often taught to turn away from, not talk about, and keep hidden – our monthly cycles with all of the moods, mystery, and magic that come along with them.
Denying our cyclical nature by living the same way day in and out, year-round can result in getting out of step with our health, energy, well-being, and true Nature.
Tap into the healing properties of yoga and Eastern medicine including asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation, journaling, and philosophy as we:
DISCOVER how to knit back into the rhythmic weave of nature and realign with the lunar and seasonal cycles of gestation, creation, manifestation, integration, and dis-solution.
EXPLORE yoga and lifestyle practices to support:
- Month-long hormone cycles
- Healthy menstruation
- The “4 seasons” of your monthly cycle
- Riding the wave of common aspects of a monthly cycle: insomnia, hot flashes, agitation, anxiety, depression, low libido, memory loss, weight gain, PMS, headaches, stress, poor digestion
EMBODY the wisdom of these ancient teachings while creating simple daily self-care rituals and routines to find the calm in your centre based on the profound and acces-sible healing arts of yoga and Eastern wisdom.
No matter what stage of life or monthly cycle, yoga can empower you to embrace your highest form of well-being by allowing the transformative nature of your feminine wisdom to lead you to your greatest creativity, intuition, and power.
- 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 Fridays7:30-9:30pmOct 24Nov 21Dec 12
- 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!
- Save The Date
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…