FAQ & ETIQUETTE

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17 hours ago
Prana Yoga Studio
✨ May I be at ease
✨ May I open to what arises
✨ May I know that I am enough
✨ May I love myself just as I am
✨ May I accept myself just as I am
✨ May I have compassion for myself

Which one resonates most with you today?

Learn more about affirmations, energetic pathways, and providing space and new ways of being in the physical experience in Yin Yoga Training.

Level 1 October 1-3, 2021 | In Studio & Online

Learn more ➡️ https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/yin-yoga-training-level-1/

✨ May I be at ease
✨ May I open to what arises
✨ May I know that I am enough
✨ May I love myself just as I am
✨ May I accept myself just as I am
✨ May I have compassion for myself

Which one resonates most with you today?

Learn more about affirmations, energetic pathways, and providing space and new ways of being in the physical experience in Yin Yoga Training.

Level 1 October 1-3, 2021 | In Studio & Online

Learn more ➡️ https://pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/…
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3 days ago
Prana Yoga Studio

🌟 A giant thank you to Chopped Leaf Mayfield @mayfield_choppedleaf , who went above and beyond to provide a healthy & delicious meal for our teachers and reception staff. They also provided some delectable gluten free cookies and refreshing lemon water for each person. We gushed over the freshness of the food while joining together in community.

🌸 A few months ago, the amazing team @mayfield_choppedleaf hosted a giveaway contest that recognized Edmonton businesses nominated by clients on their social media. We were honoured to be nominated by @kasseryn and completely surprised when we were chosen as the winner!

🌱 At Prana we believe in the value of building community. Support local and treat yourself to a healthy meal @mayfield_choppedleaf !
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Well deserved. 🌷

5 days ago
Prana Yoga Studio
Atha Yoga Anushasanam (Sanskrit): Here, now, the teachings of yoga. This is Sutra 1.1 of Patanjalis Yoga Sutras; a set of aphorisms at the centre of yogic philosophy. Yoga, essentially, means union. Union of mind, body, and pure consciousness. This sutra relieves us of our aspirations and efforts towards the attainment of what we conceive yoga to be, and shows us we are allowed to to drop into union, as we are, as it is, now. All our yoga practices and teachings are tools that point us towards union, but in a true state of union, called Samadhi, all else falls away, techniques and philosophies included.

At Prana we value the depth of meaning the tradition of yoga is built upon, and love bringing its resonance to the heart of our classes.

Practice with us: https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/schedule/

Atha Yoga Anushasanam (Sanskrit): Here, now, the teachings of yoga. This is Sutra 1.1 of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras; a set of aphorisms at the centre of yogic philosophy. Yoga, essentially, means union. Union of mind, body, and pure consciousness. This sutra relieves us of our aspirations and efforts towards the attainment of what we conceive yoga to be, and shows us we are allowed to to drop into union, as we are, as it is, now. All our yoga practices and teachings are tools that point us towards union, but in a true state of union, called Samadhi, all else falls away, techniques and philosophies included.

At Prana we value the depth of meaning the tradition of yoga is built upon, and love bringing its resonance to the heart of our classes.

Practice with us:
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1 week ago
Prana Yoga Studio

✨Deep listening, reflection, and response. This is the invitation of Kevin Gaudet's Soundclub. Preregister for the next 5 weeks or drop in when you have time! Tuesdays from 6:30pm-7:45pm.✨
https://pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/…
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1 week ago
Prana Yoga Studio
In lieu of the recent announcement from the Government of Alberta, Prana has decided to participate in the Restriction Exemption Program effective Monday, September 20.

We want to make sure that we are remaining open to support students long term. This past 18 months has seen ups and downs, opens and closes, shutdowns, lockdowns, and more. We have ridden each wave with each of you - sometimes scrambling to ensure staff and students are cared for, and other times executing requirements with the grace of experience. Through it all, you, our students, have been at the forefront of our minds and we could not have done it without you.

What this means: As of September 20, 2021 we require proof of vaccination, proof of a negative PCR or rapid test from the previous 72 hours, or proof of exemption to enter classes. 

Learn more here: https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/whats-it-like-at-the-studio-now/

We know that this may not be the outcome you had hoped for; we as a studio will be following the new guidelines in order to remain open. As we navigate this new chapter we ask that you are kind and respectful to staff, teachers, and other students. Please adhere to the guidelines outlined above as we will unfortunately have to turn you away if they are not met. If you have any questions, concerns, or if we can support you in any way during this transition please reach out.

If you are unable to join us in studio and wish to make changes to your membership please send us an email to yoga@pranayogastudio.ca and we will assist you. We are continuing to livestream 2 classes a day and will continue with our on demand platform Prana Yoga Online for those who wish to join us from home.

We appreciate all of your support, dedication to your practice, and trust in us over the last year.

With gratitude,

The Prana Team

*we ask that you please keep comments respectful

In lieu of the recent announcement from the Government of Alberta, Prana has decided to participate in the Restriction Exemption Program effective Monday, September 20.

We want to make sure that we are remaining open to support students long term. This past 18 months has seen ups and downs, opens and closes, shutdowns, lockdowns, and more. We have ridden each wave with each of you - sometimes scrambling to ensure staff and students are cared for, and other times executing requirements with the grace of experience. Through it all, you, our students, have been at the forefront of our minds and we could not have done it without you.

What this means: As of September 20, 2021 we require proof of vaccination, proof of a negative PCR or rapid test from the previous 72 hours, or proof of exemption to enter classes.

Learn more here: https://pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/…

We know that this may not be the outcome you had hoped for; we as a studio will be following the new guidelines in order to remain open. As we navigate this new chapter we ask that you are kind and respectful to staff, teachers, and other students. Please adhere to the guidelines outlined above as we will unfortunately have to turn you away if they are not met. If you have any questions, concerns, or if we can support you in any way during this transition please reach out.

If you are unable to join us in studio and wish to make changes to your membership please send us an email to yoga@pranayogastudio.ca and we will assist you. We are continuing to livestream 2 classes a day and will continue with our on demand platform Prana Yoga Online for those who wish to join us from home.

We appreciate all of your support, dedication to your practice, and trust in us over the last year.

With gratitude,

The Prana Team

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Thank you for everything you do to keep us safe! ❤️

Thank you ❤️

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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.

We are reopen with smaller class sizes as we transition back towards a full reopening.

Effective September 3, 2021, as per Alberta Health Services, masks are once again required in all indoor spaces in Edmonton. Please note masks are not to be worn during class itself.

As of September 20, 2021 Prana Yoga Studio has opted to participate in the Restriction Exemption Program. In accordance with the Government of Alberta, we require proof of vaccination, proof of a negative PCR or rapid test from the previous 72 hours, or proof of exemption to enter classes.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.