FAQ & ETIQUETTE

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Prana Yoga Studio
Abhyanga is a massage thats done with warm oil. The oil is applied on the entire body, from the scalp to the soles of your feet. Its the most popular massage in Ayurveda, a traditional system of medicine from India. Ayurveda focuses on maintaining health through natural practices like massage and what you eat.

Oils that are commonly used in Ayurvedic massage and mentioned in the classic texts are coconut oil, safflower oil, castor oil, mustard oil and neem oil.

This Ayurvedic self-massage technique can be done each morning during the fall and winter months to balance vata dosha and to keep your skin moisturized. 

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Abhyanga is a massage that's done with warm oil. The oil is applied on the entire body, from the scalp to the soles of your feet. It's the most popular massage in Ayurveda, a traditional system of medicine from India. Ayurveda focuses on maintaining health through natural practices like massage and what you eat.

Oils that are commonly used in Ayurvedic massage and mentioned in the classic texts are coconut oil, safflower oil, castor oil, mustard oil and neem oil.

This Ayurvedic self-massage technique can be done each morning during the fall and winter months to balance vata dosha and to keep your skin moisturized. 

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3 days ago

Prana Yoga Studio
Yoga practice will help you build strength and flexibilty, release stress, focus your mind, increase circulation, build digestive fire, reduce excess weight, optimize seratonin levels, regulate sleep, reduce the effects of gravity and aging, and boost your immune system!

But theres more...

By synergizing breath, movement and awareness, students easily move past the boundaries of the conditioned mind, returning to their natural state of clarity. From this focused and authentic inner space, true perspective is regained, and the benefits of yoga become side effects to the joy of practice.

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Yoga practice will help you build strength and flexibilty, release stress, focus your mind, increase circulation, build digestive fire, reduce excess weight, optimize seratonin levels, regulate sleep, reduce the effects of gravity and aging, and boost your immune system!

But there's more...

By synergizing breath, movement and awareness, students easily move past the boundaries of the conditioned mind, returning to their natural state of clarity. From this focused and authentic inner space, true perspective is regained, and the benefits of yoga become side effects to the joy of practice.

Join us❤️
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4 days ago

Prana Yoga Studio
❄️ What is your exercise strategy as the seasons change? Stay warm, calm & fit with our ‪November 30‬ Day Yoga Challenge! ❄️

Join us in-studio or online for any 30 classes ‪in 30 days‬. Enjoy a choice of gentle or active classes to help you melt away stress while increasing fitness, concentration, flexibility & core strength.

Discover how the benefits you cultivate on your mat transform the way you look, feel, and act in your daily living.

If you are looking to step up or re-energize your yoga practice, this is the challenge for you! Enjoy the support and motivation of community commitment and set healthy routines to carry you through winter with warmth and inspiration.

What you get:

💫 30 classes ‪in 30 days‬ ranging from gentle to active in-studio or online.

💫 Free Yoga Align & Pranayama Workshop (in person or on Zoom).

💫 Access to our exclusive Prana Facebook community.

💫 Free gifts, pass discounts, entry into our AMAZING draw for completing the challenge, and so much more!

If you are looking to begin or to re-energize your yoga practice, this is the challenge for you! Choose from In Studio classes, Livestreams, or Prana Yoga Online VOD library.

Space is limited. SAVE YOUR SPOT: https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/november-30-day-yoga-challenge/

❄️ What is your exercise strategy as the seasons change? Stay warm, calm & fit with our ‪November 30‬ Day Yoga Challenge! ❄️

Join us in-studio or online for any 30 classes ‪in 30 days‬. Enjoy a choice of gentle or active classes to help you melt away stress while increasing fitness, concentration, flexibility & core strength.

Discover how the benefits you cultivate on your mat transform the way you look, feel, and act in your daily living.

If you are looking to step up or re-energize your yoga practice, this is the challenge for you! Enjoy the support and motivation of community commitment and set healthy routines to carry you through winter with warmth and inspiration.

What you get:

💫 30 classes ‪in 30 days‬ ranging from gentle to active in-studio or online.

💫 Free Yoga Align & Pranayama Workshop (in person or on Zoom).

💫 Access to our exclusive Prana Facebook community.

💫 Free gifts, pass discounts, entry into our AMAZING draw for completing the challenge, and so much more!

If you are looking to begin or to re-energize your yoga practice, this is the challenge for you! Choose from In Studio classes, Livestreams, or Prana Yoga Online VOD library.

Space is limited. SAVE YOUR SPOT: https://pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/…
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This is an awesome way to set great routines heading into winter! ✨✨✨

Tamara Nestman

6 days ago

Prana Yoga Studio
🌟 Yoga for Back Care: FREE 4 Week Online Series! 🌟

Do you struggle with back pain? If so you are not alone💚.

Experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives!

With one gentle yoga class per week, cultivate a more supple and pain free spine while improving posture and core strength! Explore common back issues including: sciatica, scoliosis, sacroiliac joint pain, osteoporosis and muscle strain. Practice postures that will both prevent and help with back soreness. Learn breathing techniques that will help you to relax and release tight muscles and manage your pain. This is an investment in yourself and the long term health of your spine!

✨Bonus: New users receive FREE access to a full month of Prana Yoga Online while you are a part of the series, including over 90 yoga, meditation and relaxation videos to optimize your well being while reducing anxiety and stress!

💎 LIMITED TIME OFFER! 💎 

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🌟 Yoga for Back Care: FREE 4 Week Online Series! 🌟

Do you struggle with back pain? If so you are not alone💚.

Experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives!

With one gentle yoga class per week, cultivate a more supple and pain free spine while improving posture and core strength! Explore common back issues including: sciatica, scoliosis, sacroiliac joint pain, osteoporosis and muscle strain. Practice postures that will both prevent and help with back soreness. Learn breathing techniques that will help you to relax and release tight muscles and manage your pain. This is an investment in yourself and the long term health of your spine!

✨Bonus: New users receive FREE access to a full month of Prana Yoga Online while you are a part of the series, including over 90 yoga, meditation and relaxation videos to optimize your well being while reducing anxiety and stress!

💎 LIMITED TIME OFFER! 💎

Save your spot: https://pranayogaonline.ca/programs/…
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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 June 22, 2020, we are reopen 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 should not be worn 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.
  • 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.