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14 hours ago

Prana Yoga Studio

Phase one of our Yoga Origins: India Retreat is complete! We had an amazing time in Tiruvannamalai in South India. Last night we arrived in Rishikesh for phase two... stay posted! 🔥🌿☀️🦋🌸 ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking forward to seeing y’all! I’m Rishikesh bound next week! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💫

Thanks for these wonderful pictures Leala!!

Love these pics!

20 hours ago

Prana Yoga Studio
Teacher Feature: Louise Owen 🌸🌷

A few years ago I was blessed enough to be welcomed into the Prana family, from there I continued to find myself even more curious and invested in my Yoga practice. I competed my 200 Hr YTT training in Akhanda Yoga through Prana in the June of 2016. It was one of the most wonderful and expansive experiences I’ve had the privilege of participating in, and it truly taught m the art of surrendering. I have since taken additional trainings in Yoga therapy and Yin yoga.

Outside of the studio, I have BA, in Psychology and Anthropology.

I am so grateful I am able to to share my love of yoga, as it has constantly and loving brought me a contentment and wholeness that is second to none. In my classes I hope to cultivate an environment that allows all my students to flourish and find their love for the practice.

To enjoy Louises teaching, you can participate in her classes on Wednesdays for: 

Hot Yoga flow from 7:45-8:45pm
Hot Yin from 9-10pm

To see additional classes, follow the link to our schedule:
https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/schedule/

Teacher Feature: Louise Owen 🌸🌷

"A few years ago I was blessed enough to be welcomed into the Prana family, from there I continued to find myself even more curious and invested in my Yoga practice. I competed my 200 Hr YTT training in Akhanda Yoga through Prana in the June of 2016. It was one of the most wonderful and expansive experiences I’ve had the privilege of participating in, and it truly taught m the art of surrendering. I have since taken additional trainings in Yoga therapy and Yin yoga.

Outside of the studio, I have BA, in Psychology and Anthropology.

I am so grateful I am able to to share my love of yoga, as it has constantly and loving brought me a contentment and wholeness that is second to none. In my classes I hope to cultivate an environment that allows all my students to flourish and find their love for the practice."

To enjoy Louise's teaching, you can participate in her classes on Wednesdays for:

Hot Yoga flow from 7:45-8:45pm
Hot Yin from 9-10pm

To see additional classes, follow the link to our schedule:
https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/schedule/
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So grateful for Louise every Wednesday!

Hi Louise! 👋😊 Wonderful journey 🙏

Love your Yin Classes💞💞💞

That’s quite a yoga pose?!

😍😍

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2 days ago

Prana Yoga Studio
Namaste and Happy Family day to Yogis and Yoginis of all ages! Are you looking to celebrate in a meaningful and constructive way? Come early to any of our classes today so you and your dear ones ensure a spot practicing next to one another, enjoying the intimacy of synchronized movement and breath. 

In addition, we have something special planned for those of you with younger family members who would like to participate. Dawn Southey-Hills is teaching Family Day Yoga from 1-2pm and from 3-4pm. To read more or save your spot click here:
https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/family-day-yoga-workshops/

P.S. Power Flow from 7:30-8:45pm will not be available tonight. Sorry!

Namaste and Happy Family day to Yogis and Yoginis of all ages! Are you looking to celebrate in a meaningful and constructive way? Come early to any of our classes today so you and your dear ones ensure a spot practicing next to one another, enjoying the intimacy of synchronized movement and breath.

In addition, we have something special planned for those of you with younger family members who would like to participate. Dawn Southey-Hills is teaching Family Day Yoga from 1-2pm and from 3-4pm. To read more or save your spot click here:
https://pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/…

P.S. Power Flow from 7:30-8:45pm will not be available tonight. Sorry!
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3 days ago

Prana Yoga Studio
🔥🔥 Feeling burnt out? Ayurvedic experts have an explanation! Humans beings are composed of Water, Earth, Air, and FIRE... 
You may be looking down at yourself wondering where the orange flames are. Thats because most of us only associate the word with its most condensed, isolated form. In actuality, so many vital aspects of you are created from the ESSENCE of fire, and it is dispersed through your body, mind, and patterning. 

 Agni is responsible for:

🔥Digestion

🔥Metabolic activities 

🔥Mental clarity/intelligence

🔥Courage and confidence

🔥Passion, joy, laughter

🔥So much more!  Ayurveda identifies at least 40 different sub types of Agni preset in a persons composition.

When Agni in your body is healthy, you digest quickly, your sense of taste is rich, and elimination is regular. Energy is high, and one experiences emotional well being. The mind will feel clear, and immunity will be strong...

When your Agni is disharmonious, you may experience low energy or fatigue, and will be susceptible to congestion- body and mind. Your appetite may be suppressed and you would experience emotional disturbances ranging from anxiety and irritability to depression, confusion, and lethargy. 

So how do you nurture this vital element?

A holistic yoga practice is designed to harmonize all the elements in your body and return you to a state of 
homeostasis! In addition, to balance out this heavy, cold, and agni-diminishing weather, we suggest you fuel up with one of our warm or hot yoga classes! Hot yoga is a powerfully transformative tool to burn through stagnancy and leave you lighter, clearer, and sharper. 

Check our schedule to find the class thats right for you!
https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/schedule/

🔥🔥 Feeling burnt out? Ayurvedic experts have an explanation! Humans beings are composed of Water, Earth, Air, and FIRE...
You may be looking down at yourself wondering where the orange flames are. That's because most of us only associate the word with its most condensed, isolated form. In actuality, so many vital aspects of you are created from the ESSENCE of fire, and it is dispersed through your body, mind, and patterning.

Agni is responsible for:

🔥Digestion

🔥Metabolic activities

🔥Mental clarity/intelligence

🔥Courage and confidence

🔥Passion, joy, laughter

🔥So much more! Ayurveda identifies at least 40 different sub types of Agni preset in a person's composition.

When Agni in your body is healthy, you digest quickly, your sense of taste is rich, and elimination is regular. Energy is high, and one experiences emotional well being. The mind will feel clear, and immunity will be strong...

When your Agni is disharmonious, you may experience low energy or fatigue, and will be susceptible to congestion- body and mind. Your appetite may be suppressed and you would experience emotional disturbances ranging from anxiety and irritability to depression, confusion, and lethargy.

So how do you nurture this vital element?

A holistic yoga practice is designed to harmonize all the elements in your body and return you to a state of
homeostasis! In addition, to balance out this heavy, cold, and agni-diminishing weather, we suggest you fuel up with one of our warm or hot yoga classes! Hot yoga is a powerfully transformative tool to burn through stagnancy and leave you lighter, clearer, and sharper.

Check our schedule to find the class that's right for you!
https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/schedule/
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4 days ago

Prana Yoga Studio
When the 5 senses are stilled, when the mind is stilled, when the intellect is stilled, this is called the highest state by the wise.
They say yoga is this complete stillness in which one enters the unitive state, never to become separate again. If one is not established in this state, the sense of unity will come and go. 
-Katha Upanishad, Part 3, Verses 10 and 11, translated by Eknath Easwaran

Yoga is not about being flexible. It is what ancient sages have named the nurturing stillness from which all if born and all returns to.  As we refine our awareness and become more rested in the present using the tools presented in a yoga class (movement, breath, mantra), we are invited to return to this pure, rejuvenating state of clarity. Traditionally, asana practice was designed to prepare ourselves to enter the state of yoga. So dont worry if you cant touch your toes or enunciate mantras! Here at Prana Yoga Studio, we value meaning over achievement. To select a class that most inspires you to return to inner peace, the link to our schedule is below: 
https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/schedule/

"When the 5 senses are stilled, when the mind is stilled, when the intellect is stilled, this is called the highest state by the wise.
"They say yoga is this complete stillness in which one enters the unitive state, never to become separate again. If one is not established in this state, the sense of unity will come and go."
-Katha Upanishad, Part 3, Verses 10 and 11, translated by Eknath Easwaran

Yoga is not about being flexible. It is what ancient sages have named the nurturing stillness from which all if born and all returns to. As we refine our awareness and become more rested in the present using the tools presented in a yoga class (movement, breath, mantra), we are invited to return to this pure, rejuvenating state of clarity. Traditionally, asana practice was designed to prepare ourselves to enter the state of yoga. So don't worry if you can't touch your toes or enunciate mantras! Here at Prana Yoga Studio, we value meaning over achievement. To select a class that most inspires you to return to inner peace, the link to our schedule is below:
https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/schedule/
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PRANA FAQ & ETIQUETTE GUIDE

We are delighted to welcome you to our beautiful studio for a yoga or fitness class.  Here are some tips to ensure that your experience is a pleasure both for you and those around you.

  • Please bring a yoga mat & water bottle plus a towel for hot yoga. Yoga mats & towels can also be rented or purchased at the studio.
  • Please remove all footwear at front entrance
  • First time to Prana? Please arrive extra early and sign a waiver at reception.
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before class and be on your mat at least 5 minutes before the class start time. Late comers are not permitted.
  • All students must sign-in by presenting your scanner card (pass) to the receptionist before entering a class. You may also use the self sign-in screen when available.
  • Please leave valuables at home and store all coats and personal belongings in the changerooms to keep the studios tidy and spacious.  Front doors will be locked when a receptionist is not on site.
  • We do have free lockers that have built in keys for cell phones, wallets and keys if needed.
  • There are shower facilities in each changeroom. Please bring a towel or we do have towels to rent.
  • Please turn off or mute all cell phones upon entering the reception area. Cell phones are not permitted in the studios.
  • Please keep voices low while in the reception area and change room/washroom. The yoga rooms are silence only zones, please use the reception area for conversations with friends and teachers.
  • Please refrain from wearing scented products (perfumes, after shave, etc.) as some students are extremely sensitive.
  • Come well hydrated and with a light stomach (avoid eating heavy foods for 2-3 hours before your practice). Wear bare feet and light weight clothing that is easy to move in.
  • Let your instructor & reception know if you are pregnant, or if you have any injuries or medical conditions they should be aware of.  If you have serious allergies or medical conditions such as epilepsy, type 1 diabetes, heart conditions, high/ low blood pressure, etc. please unsure reception has proper up-to-date emergency contact info. Please note: Hot yoga should be discussed with your doctor prior to coming to class if you are pregnant or have other health conditions.
  • If you know you will need to leave class early, please place your mat near the door, and exit before savasana (laying relaxation) begins.
  • We recommend that all Prana students receive our e-mail newsletter, to stay current on holiday closures, schedule changes, registration periods, pass discounts, and special events. You can sign up for our newsletter on our website.
  • To reserve your spot for drop-in classes, we recommend you sign in on-line. If you can not make a booking, we require 3 hours advance cancellation to make space for those on the waitlist. If you do not cancel your booking on-line more then 3 hours in advance, you may be charged or lose the privelege to pre-book in the future.
  • Up to 2 make-up classes can be taken within a pre-registered session. Please check in at the front desk when you do a make-up class. Make up classes must be done within the current session, they cannot be carried over into the next session.
  • Prana does not issue any refunds or credits for missed classes or unused passes. Pre-registered class and workshop cancellations must be given with at least 48 hours notice. If you are unable to attend due to medical reasons (doctors note required) a credit may be issued to your account to use at a later date.
  • Practicing yoga a few times weekly is recommended for continuity and growth; however, 1x or 2x per week is also extremely beneficial.  Try various styles and teachers to find your niche.
  • Children under the age of 11 are not permitted in adult classes unless approval has been given from Prana Management. Children that have not gone through puberty are not able to go into the hot class.
  • Yoga is non-competitive. Please go at your own pace. Be respectful towards your body, never moving to the point of pain, and rest as needed.
  • Most importantly, relax and enjoy!  Yoga is a powerful, delightful, and transformational practice, leaving you feeling refreshed and energized. Cumulatively, the process will enrich every aspect of your life, providing balance and inspiration for body, mind and spirit.

Specialty classes

 

  • Prenatal students: If you are put on bed rest or baby comes early, please contact us within two weeks or have a family member do so. We may be able to keep a credit on file for you for any unattended classes (due to medical reasons) if you contact as soon as possible, by phone or email. If you miss a class and would like to do a make-up, please check with reception to make sure the other prenatal class isn’t full. If it is, we can recommend some other gentle drop-in classes that you can do your make-up class in.  Please check in with reception when you come for a make-up class. Remember to sign in every class.
  • Mom & Baby students: Please bring a yoga mat and anything you’ll need for baby (toys, clothes, diaper bag), as well two receiving blankets to be placed on any of our props /studio blankets that baby may come in contact with to prevent spit up accidents. You are welcome to bring car seats into the class, we do ask that strollers be left at home or in the car if possible as we have limited space to store them, as well as to help keep our floors clean. Remember to sign-in every class.
  • Therapeutic students: As many of you are recovering from injuries and surgeries, please be kind to your body and work at your own pace. Always communicate any old / new injuries or surgeries with your teacher. This class uses a wide variety of props, please help us in making sure they are put back in the prop closets neatly, ask for assistance if you are unsure of how to put them away properly. Remember to sign-in every class.
  • Parents of child & teen students: Please sign a child/ teen waiver at reception, even if you’ve already signed one in the past. Sign your child in every class and instruct your teen to do so. Please do not bring your child if they are sick.