- 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.
- the yin within
Saturday February 7 3-5pm
Join Amanda on a deeper exploration of Yin Yoga. During this workshop you will learn how the postures affect your connective tissues, why that is of benefit to your body, and mindfulness will be explored.
The Yin aspect of Yoga (using postures that stretch connective tissue) brings a balanced approach to physical and mental health. This brings about a meditative state through holding stillness and focusing inward. Yin is a vital complimentary practice for anyone seeking greater balance in their lives, a self practiced therapeutic healing technique, increased range of motion, or a tool for meditation plus many more benefits.
Be prepared to explore yin postures and sink deep into a mindfulness meditation.
Cost: $25 + gst
- 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.
- valentine’s partner yoga
♥ February 14th, Time: 1:00-3:00pm ♥
Forget the chocolates… spend some quality time connecting with your favorite person this Valentine’s! This guided partner yoga practice is suitable for all levels of yogis. Not only is partner yoga fun, it inspires connection between you and your loved one through breathing, touch, mutual support and play. Practicing yoga with your partner can also foster communication, sensitivity to each others needs, trust and closeness.
Not just for couples, pair up with a close friend too!
$60 + gst/couple
- family yoga
With Dawn Hills
Monday, February 16 (Family Day!)
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.
- Healing Breath Therapy
Saturday, February 21
$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.
- Urban Priestess: Red Temple SOUL-rority
“When sleeping women wake, mountains move” ~ Chinese Proverb
An Urban Priestess is a woman who values inner connection as much as outer. She is most interested in living aligned with what really matters, what she knows in her heart to be possible and true.
DISCOVER how to create a personal feminine spiritual embodiment practice and to dance among the paradox of light/dark, yin/yang, sun/moon, and welcome all of yourself – both the conscious and disparate parts – into the Temple of your being.
An Urban Priestess is a woman interested in embracing wholeness not fragmentation. It is in this place she rebirths herself Home.
EXPLORE archetypal wisdom and symbolism pulled from yoga philosophy, Tantra, Buddhism, Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and Celtic, Druidic, Native American, and Women’s Spirituality (and more). Learn how to knit yourself back into the rhythmic weave of nature and realign yourself with the rhythms of lunar, solar, and seasonal cycles through storytelling, chanting, ritual/ceremony, movement/asana, breathing/pranayama, drumming, meditation, and journaling.
An Urban Priestess values the cycles of nature. She answers to the mystery and magic of life. She pulses with the Earth, the Moon, and the Seasons. She recognizes that the sacred is woven into the everyday.
EMBODY your Goddess/Shakti (divine feminine) essence by unleashing your voice, trusting your body, igniting your deepest desires, plugging into your Truest self, forged in connection with your innate feminine brilliance, beauty, and natural instinct.
An Urban Priestess is a woman who longs to embody her highest and deepest Selves. She experiences the miraculous through common acts of eating, breathing, making love, and being in her Aliveness.
The Red Temple SOUL-rority is a process of melting into and unraveling the wisdom and beauty inherent in each woman, and the celebration of that continual rebirthing. There is no more powerful place to do that than in a circle of conscious women. Gathering as women, for women. To celebrate, support, and heal one another through our very Presence.
An Urban Priestess dives in so she can shine out. She longs to practice being Awake.
Join us in coming alive and learning to speak from our inner Goddess, while being romanced by our own Remembrance. Will you heed the call of the Urban Priestess within you? Your heroine journey awaits…
Priestess In-Training 3 Circle Pass: $85 + GST
Priestess Full Training 6 Circle Pass: $150 + GST
Priestess’ in Sisterhood: Bring a friend and you both get 10% off!
*includes invitation to our online forum
NEW 2015 DATES:
- Kids Yoga & Dance Spring Break Camp
Join our beloved kid’s teachers Dawn & Amanda for yoga, dance, crafts & fun!
Kids will go on virtual themed trips all 3 days!
Camp for ages 5-12
March 30-April 1, 1-4pm
*Please bring a healthy nut-free snack, water bottle and yoga mat
(please note, camps sold out last year, so reserve early!)
$150 + GST (Register a sibling a receive 15% off the second registration fee, must be done over the phone or in studio)
- Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
Saturdays & Sundays 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 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. Yoga teachers, 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
- 3-Day Akhanda Yoga® Retreat with Yogi Vishvketu
Join us at the scenic Sanctum Retreat Centre for a rejuvenating, all-inclusive retreat amongst a community of other yoga enthusiasts. The Sanctum Retreat Centre offers delicious vegetarian meals, comfortable accommodation and a vaulted hall for yoga during the retreat. To view their website please visit www.sanctumretreat.ca.
This retreat will include a variety of Akhanda (holistic) Yoga™ practices: invigorating Classical Kundalini, restorative Hatha-Raja and deep and slow Akhanda I-II Yoga during our asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation sessions morning 6-8:30 and evening 4-6. There will be a daily discussion hour for exploring contemplations from the Yoga Sutras, Upanishads and other Yogic texts, as well as evening mantra and transformational experiences sessions.
6:00am-8:30am – Morning Akhanda (holistic) Yoga®
9:00am – Breakfast
10:00am – Discussion hour with Vishva-ji on the Yoga Sutras, diet, daily yoga processes, early Vedic wisdom
12:00pm – Lunch
4:00pm-6:00pm – Afternoon Akhanda (holistic) Yoga®
6:30pm – Dinner
7:30-9:00pm – Evening mantra and Transformational Experiences sessions (chanting, dancing, healing circles etc.)
Please visit akhandayoga.com, Prana is not involved in the registration process
- Vote for Prana for 2015 Top choice Award!
Click on the link to see what people are saying about Prana Yoga Studio and why they are voting for us! We won Top Choice Award for 2014, and we are grateful for your commitment and support for our unique, thriving yoga community. Om!
- saxophone fund
For friends of Greg Silver who would like to support in the repair or replacement of his beloved saxophone, you are invited to donate $30 to the fund by clicking the link below. As a thank you we will gift you two free yoga passes for any drop-in class at Prana Yoga Studio. To donate, you will need to create an account (takes one minute!) and your classes will be added to the account. You can donate as many times as you like. Please use these classes by March 15, 2015. Thank you!