FAQ & ETIQUETTE

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8 hours ago
Prana Yoga Studio
🌸Dinacharya (Sanskrit: दिनचर्या daily-routine) is a concept in Ayurvedic medicine that looks at the cycles of nature and bases daily activities around these cycles. Ayurveda contends that routines help establish balance and that understanding daily cycles are useful for promoting health.

✨Learn ancient yogic secrets for longevity, joint health, vitality & the evolution of your home practice on and off the mat.
By incorporating dinacharya (daily yogic routines) and ayurveda, yoga becomes a way of being and a way of living, seamless with all aspects of modern tasks and responsibilities. Organic changes and steady transformation are the fruits of simple application of yoga practices. Learn the art of balancing strength with flexibility to keep your joints healthy, preventing overuse injuries for a lifelong yoga practice.

🦋Curious to learn more? Check out the elective modules for our 300hr YTT program. Link in bio!

🌸Dinacharya (Sanskrit: दिनचर्या "daily-routine") is a concept in Ayurvedic medicine that looks at the cycles of nature and bases daily activities around these cycles. Ayurveda contends that routines help establish balance and that understanding daily cycles are useful for promoting health.

✨Learn ancient yogic secrets for longevity, joint health, vitality & the evolution of your home practice on and off the mat.
By incorporating dinacharya (daily yogic routines) and ayurveda, yoga becomes a way of being and a way of living, seamless with all aspects of modern tasks and responsibilities. Organic changes and steady transformation are the fruits of simple application of yoga practices. Learn the art of balancing strength with flexibility to keep your joints healthy, preventing overuse injuries for a lifelong yoga practice.

🦋Curious to learn more? Check out the elective modules for our 300hr YTT program. Link in bio!
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2 days ago
Prana Yoga Studio
🍯Slow Yoga Flow combines breath and movement to create a continuous flow from posture to posture to strengthen and stretch. Soft & strong, in this class we slow it down while building foundational strength. It is both invigorating and peaceful, suitable for active beginners.

The latter part of class we will be guided through a series of yin postures.

✨Join Louise on Wednesdays at 8:00pm

NOTE: For our virtual studio, you will be emailed a link approximately 1 hour and again 5 minutes prior to the class.

Link to schedule > https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/schedule/

🍯Slow Yoga Flow combines breath and movement to create a continuous flow from posture to posture to strengthen and stretch. Soft & strong, in this class we slow it down while building foundational strength. It is both invigorating and peaceful, suitable for active beginners.

The latter part of class we will be guided through a series of yin postures.

✨Join Louise on Wednesdays at 8:00pm

NOTE: For our virtual studio, you will be emailed a link approximately 1 hour and again 5 minutes prior to the class.

Link to schedule >
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3 days ago
Prana Yoga Studio
✨ Could it be, that there is another body... invisible to the seen world, yet as intrinsic to you -if not even more- than your physical body?

✨ For some of you, the answer is YES! Others may be skeptical.

✨ We are here to invite you into the intricacies of the world of energy (specifically, your energy body), that lives vibrant and unseen just behind the veil of doubt. Through yoga practices, lectures, open discussions, and guided exploration, this weekend is designed to deepen your connection to and understanding of the mystery and power of your energy body. This includes unpacking the chakras (energy centers), nadis (energy pathways), and pranas (directions of energetic movement), as well as enhancing your understanding and database of mantra and sanskrit.

✨ This weekend training runs from April 30th to May 2nd, with April Cantafio and Isabelle Addison.

✨ Are you keen or curious? Register or find out more here: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/216451680227529/?ti=ls

https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/the-yoga-of-sound-chakras-mantras/

✨ Could it be, that there is another body... invisible to the seen world, yet as intrinsic to you -if not even more- than your physical body?

✨ For some of you, the answer is YES! Others may be skeptical.

✨ We are here to invite you into the intricacies of the world of energy (specifically, your energy body), that lives vibrant and unseen just behind the veil of doubt. Through yoga practices, lectures, open discussions, and guided exploration, this weekend is designed to deepen your connection to and understanding of the mystery and power of your energy body. This includes unpacking the chakras (energy centers), nadis (energy pathways), and pranas (directions of energetic movement), as well as enhancing your understanding and database of mantra and sanskrit.

✨ This weekend training runs from April 30th to May 2nd, with April Cantafio and Isabelle Addison.

✨ Are you keen or curious? Register or find out more here:
https://facebook.com/events/216451680227529/…

https://pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/…
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5 days ago
Prana Yoga Studio
🌿 As our 7 day Chakra Yoga Immersion comes to an end we look forward to the 21 Day Spring Yoga Challenge beginning online April 26, 2021 🌿

Congratulations to all those completing the 7 day immersion for your dedication, commitment, and sharing. We are grateful to have shared this week with you 🕉. 

🌿 Interested in our Spring Challenge? There is still time to sign up! 

🌿 Visit https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/%f0%9f%8c%b121-day-s-p-r-i-n-g-on-line-yoga-challenge/ to sign up. 

🌿 Check out our story to see how you can enter to win a spot in the challenge for free!

🌿 As our 7 day Chakra Yoga Immersion comes to an end we look forward to the 21 Day Spring Yoga Challenge beginning online April 26, 2021 🌿

Congratulations to all those completing the 7 day immersion for your dedication, commitment, and sharing. We are grateful to have shared this week with you 🕉.

🌿 Interested in our Spring Challenge? There is still time to sign up!

🌿 Visit https://pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/… sign up.

🌿 Check out our story to see how you can enter to win a spot in the challenge for free!
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1 week ago
Prana Yoga Studio
💮 Our classes are being streamed live from our studio on the Prana Yoga Online/VOD website. 

💮Livestream recordings stay up for 24 hours! 

💮Class links are auto-emailed 60 minutes and 5 minutes before class begins, no late sign ups please!

✨We look forward to practicing with you.
Please visit our schedule page for more details. 
https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/schedule/

💮 Our classes are being streamed live from our studio on the Prana Yoga Online/VOD website.

💮Livestream recordings stay up for 24 hours!

💮Class links are auto-emailed 60 minutes and 5 minutes before class begins, no late sign ups please!

✨We look forward to practicing with you.
Please visit our schedule page for more details.
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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.

Effective March 23, 2021, we are reopening with limited availability. There is currently no hot yoga, but there is warm yoga.

Effective August 1, 2020, as per Alberta Health Services, masks are required in all indoor spaces in Edmonton. Masks will need to be worn in all common areas, and during the yoga class itself.

  • 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 ensure you pre-register on MindBody Online and sign our virtual waiver.
  • For every class you will need to sign a pre-screening waiver. Open the email, sign, submit.
  • 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. Drop-ins 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.
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE: We do have free lockers that have built in keys for cell phones, wallets and keys if needed.
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE: 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, sign in on-line. If you can not make a booking, we require 6 hours advance cancellation to make space for those on the waitlist. If you do not cancel your booking on-line more then 6 hours in advance, you may be charged a $15 fee or lose the privilege 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.