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  • Yoga Teacher Training FREE Class & Info Session

    Yoga Teacher Training EdmontonFREE Class & YTT Info Session – Learn more about our 200 & 300 hour programs!

    Monday, November 7 7:30-9:30pm

    7:30 pm Akhanda Yoga Flow with Denise
    9-9:30pm Q & A with Denise & Leala

    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 session about our upcoming 2015 yoga trainings:

    200 hour Extended training begins January 2017
    300 hour Extended training begins November 2016

    Participants receive 6 months of free unlimited yoga during the course.

    Find out more about our teacher trainings here.

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  • family yoga

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    With Dawn Hills

    Saturday, October 8
    2-3pm

    Spend time together as a family to cherish and nurture your body, mind and spirit while practicing yoga together! Yoga relieves tension, creates stability, increases balance, increases body awareness, and garners self-acceptance. This class will explore sun salutations, breathing techniques, standing postures, balances and partner poses the whole family can enjoy. No previous yoga experience necessary! kids, teens, parents, grandparents and caregivers are all welcome, ages 3 & up. 

    $25 per family for up to 2 adults, $10 for each additional adult.

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  • healing breath therapy

    Erik Hanzen - Yoga Teacher Training Prana Yoga StudioWith Erik Hanzen

    Sunday, October 16
    10:30am-12:30pm
    $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.  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.

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  • managing anxiety

    jeanettewith Jeanette Ward
    2 Saturdays: Nov. 5th & 12th   11-1:30pm
    $99 +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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  • 300 hour YTT for 500 hour certification

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    300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training for 500  certification.
    Beginning fall of 2016! 

    FREE Class & YTT Info Session Monday November 7th – 200 & 300 hr. programs
    Meet the teachers! 7:30 pm Akhanda Yoga class  9:00 pm Q & A

    Are you a 200 hour trained yoga teacher?

    Are you interested in deepening your practice and taking your teaching to the next level?

    Are you drawn to moving through an in-depth YTT program with a committed group of like-minded individuals, growing and sharing together?

    Dive into the true roots of traditional, holistic yoga and its timeless application for the evolving world.  The course offers yoga teachers of all traditions a unique opportunity for professional development and profound personal growth.

    This 300-hour certification course (which gives a graduate a total of 500-hours of training in combination with their previous YTT 200) is intended only for graduates of a Yoga Alliance recognized 200-hour teacher training program or equivalent.

    Yoga teaching is an art that refines and evolves as we do. This is never static, but something that develops directly through our own authenticity and through immersion in yoga practice, philosophy and lifestyle. There are no set rules or structures, but a rich tradition to draw from in our explorations. Yoga teacher training is a huge support for this development.

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  • The Yogi Code & Yoga of Intention

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    The Yogi Code 

    Saturday, October 1 10:30am-12:30pm
    $40 (or both workshops for $70)

    Take your yoga off the mat and into your everyday life with practical guidance from the Yoga Sutras. The physical postures of yoga, yoga asana, is just one small part of the infinity of yoga and of all the greatness your yogic journey has to offer you. Discover the deeper essence of yoga and tips for living yoga as a lifestyle and path to Bliss in the body mind and spirit.
    Enjoy a 30 minute talk to discover the 8 Limbs of Yoga as outlined in the Yoga Sutras, followed by an inspired yoga practice including meditation and breath work to apply all 8 Limbs of Yoga both on the mat and off the mat.

    Yoga of Intention

    Saturday, October 1 1:30-3:30pm
    $40 (or both workshops for $70)

    Enjoy self-reflection, simple journaling, and a deeply relaxing and therapeutic Yoga Nidra practice to declare, ignite and integrate your greatest desire and experience powerful change on your mat, in your life and in the world around you.

    Create a life you love – yogi style! Reveal your unique truth and purpose, learn powerful techniques to declare your deepest heartfelt desires, and explore potent manifestation rituals and methods.

    britney2About Bindi:

    Bindi is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher offering yoga classes, workshops and retreats around the world and online. She spends most of her time in Bali where she is fully devoted to her own spiritual awakening, in constant study with her beloved teachers, spreading dharma and wisdom through yoga and living a life of love and service.

    See more about Bindi at www.bindiyoga.ca and www.theahimsafoundation.com

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  • restorative yoga sanctuary

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    with Leala Enfield

    Sun. Nov. 6th  3-5:30 pm $45 +gst

    Restorative Yoga is designed to rejuvenate vital life force energy (prana) by deeply calming the nervous system and quieting the mind, reconnecting us to our essential vitality.

    This workshop is designed to nurture you and to replenish your energy as fall transitions to winter. Find balance within beingness as we slow down and attune to the world within.
    Restorative Yoga utilizes supportive props to create long comfortably held postures, deeply soothing the central nervous system while creating subtle openings and releases in the physical body. Melt away stress and create a clean slate for clarity, renewal, and inspiration. Suitable for all levels.

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  • Yin & Mindfulness Training Level 2

    IMG_0125With Carly Forest

    October 28-30th, 2016
    Friday 5:30-9:30pm
    Saturday 10:30-5:30pm
    Sunday 10:30-5pm

    Mindfulness and Yin Training (15 hours)

    With over a decade of practice combining Yin yoga and mindfulness, Carly Forest offers a training that delves into the heart of the two arts, helping participants emerge with the capacity to weave them together in both personal and professional practice.

    Designed with strong emphasis on theory and practice, this 15 hour training will ground participants in the foundations of mindfulness and facilitate a rich exploration of how it relates to emotional intelligence, science, and Yin yoga.

    Through in-depth teachings and embodied practice, participants will experience ancient wisdom teachings translated into contemporary form, thereby deepening their own understanding and expanding what they can offer to others.

    This training is one of deep immersion. Participants can expect extended practices infused with depth teachings, poetry, and reflective pause.  A manual is provided for reference and participants are asked to bring their own journals.From the roots of mindfulness, to the spirit of Yin, this workshop promises to land in the heart.

    This training is recommended for RYT’s who would like to deepen their knowledge of yin and mindfulness techniques. It is a level 2 course designed to be taken after an initial yin training.

    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.

    Required Reading: Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers (not included with registration cost)

    Tuition and Registration

    Tuition: $350 + GST Earlybird Pricing available until September 1, 2016; $375 + GST after earlybird.

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  • Level 1 Kids Yoga Teacher Training Intensive
     

    Kids yoga, teacher training, kids yoga teacher training, donna freeman, Level 1 Kids Yoga Teacher Training Intensive, prana yoga studio, yoga, Edmonton, kids, children, kids yogaNovember 18-20, 2016

    *You do not need to be a yoga teacher to take this training!*

    This weekend now counts towards a 95 hour Registers Children’s Yoga Teacher Designation with Yoga Alliance should you continue to work towards it with Donna!

    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

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