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21 hours ago

Prana Yoga Studio
🔥 Melt your heart, your mind & your muscles in our beautiful hot studio. Humidity, warmth, deep stretching, core activation and nourishing relaxation... the banquet is laid!

✅  Amazing teachers

✅ 6 foot fireplace

✅ Hardwood floors

✅ Waterwall

✅ Lemongrass savasana cloths

✅ Yoga love vibe

OM YES! ☀️ https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/

🔥 Melt your heart, your mind & your muscles in our beautiful hot studio. Humidity, warmth, deep stretching, core activation and nourishing relaxation... the banquet is laid!

✅ Amazing teachers

✅ 6 foot fireplace

✅ Hardwood floors

✅ Waterwall

✅ Lemongrass savasana cloths

✅ Yoga love vibe

OM YES! ☀️ https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/
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2 days ago

Prana Yoga Studio
❄️ Cold weather blues? ❄️ 
The tendency at this time of year is to withdraw into our respective turtle shells and hunker down until the cold passes. The more we retreat into stagnancy, the more gravity it has, which can lead to feeling dismal, stuck, hopeless, and unmotivated. Yoga is a fantastic way to break out of that cycle and move into newness. The 4 components we have in every class at prana respectively work as antidepressants. The physical activity in yoga classes releases endorphins and nourishes the body, bringing out its natural vibrancy. The breath work is a common therapeutic technique as well as an ancient one, calming the mind and encouraging change through the cyclical nature of breath. Inhaling newness, exhaling to release what no longer serves us. The mindfulness aspect is healing by releasing us from the constrictive bonds of the mind and freeing our awareness into the peace of presence. The deep relaxation of savasana (the final resting pose) allows us to release tension and heal the body and mind as they rest and reset.

At prana yoga studio we work to cultivate a safe, inclusive space where people from all walks of life are welcome to embrace this transformative practice. Come as you are, from any place on the emotional spectrum, and join us as we work to build better lives and a better world.

Find a class that appeals to you on our schedule: https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/schedule/

Inspired by Dr. Sudha Prathikantis article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/minding-the-body/201704/is-yoga-effective-antidepressant

❄️ Cold weather blues? ❄️
The tendency at this time of year is to withdraw into our respective turtle shells and hunker down until the cold passes. The more we retreat into stagnancy, the more gravity it has, which can lead to feeling dismal, stuck, hopeless, and unmotivated. Yoga is a fantastic way to break out of that cycle and move into newness. The 4 components we have in every class at prana respectively work as antidepressants. The physical activity in yoga classes releases endorphins and nourishes the body, bringing out it's natural vibrancy. The breath work is a common therapeutic technique as well as an ancient one, calming the mind and encouraging change through the cyclical nature of breath. Inhaling newness, exhaling to release what no longer serves us. The mindfulness aspect is healing by releasing us from the constrictive bonds of the mind and freeing our awareness into the peace of presence. The deep relaxation of savasana (the final resting pose) allows us to release tension and heal the body and mind as they rest and reset.

At prana yoga studio we work to cultivate a safe, inclusive space where people from all walks of life are welcome to embrace this transformative practice. Come as you are, from any place on the emotional spectrum, and join us as we work to build better lives and a better world.

Find a class that appeals to you on our schedule: https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/schedule/

Inspired by Dr. Sudha Prathikanti's article: https://psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/…
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3 days ago

Prana Yoga Studio
As we enter a week of temperatures hitting -30 and below, wrap up against the cold weather with wool shawls from India! Prana still has a few left, waiting to find a loving home. Use for fashion, as a meditation cushion, a blanket, a heroic cape (if tied correctly) and a lifelong companion.

As we enter a week of temperatures hitting -30 and below, wrap up against the cold weather with wool shawls from India! Prana still has a few left, waiting to find a loving home. Use for fashion, as a meditation cushion, a blanket, a heroic cape (if tied correctly) and a lifelong companion. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Prana Yoga Studio
Feature Class Style: Warm Lunar Flow 🌙

Balance your active lifestyle with lunar flow. Using a combination of flow yoga, yin, restorative and meditation this class is sure to leave you feeling deeply relaxed and help prepare you for a restful sleep. Together we will explore movement, using props (blocks and straps), and pranayama (breathing) techniques. This class is great for tired, sore bodies, and accessible for all levels. Heated to 85 degrees, 30% humidity, come well hydrated, bring a water bottle.

Practice on Tuesdays with Calyn Anderson from 9-10pm

www.pranayogastudio.ca

Feature Class Style: Warm Lunar Flow 🌙

Balance your active lifestyle with lunar flow. Using a combination of flow yoga, yin, restorative and meditation this class is sure to leave you feeling deeply relaxed and help prepare you for a restful sleep. Together we will explore movement, using props (blocks and straps), and pranayama (breathing) techniques. This class is great for tired, sore bodies, and accessible for all levels. Heated to 85 degrees, 30% humidity, come well hydrated, bring a water bottle.

Practice on Tuesdays with Calyn Anderson from 9-10pm

www.pranayogastudio.ca
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4 days ago

Prana Yoga Studio
Teacher Feature: Calyn Anderson

A yoga practice is like coming home. Bringing a daily yoga practice into my life revealed many things deep inside of me, it proved to be a major stress reliever and so key to my happiness. Not only are the movements so beautiful and delicious for your body but also creates balance for your mind. I found my way to Prana, which had been recommended by many teachers. There, I completed my 200hr Akhanda yoga teacher training. It was the most rewarding experience I have ever had.I am passionate about the human body and movement, the beauty inside of each one of us and creating peace and harmony in our lives. I love that yoga is accessible to everybody, there are so many styles, class types and teachers to choose from. Yoga has been a gift that I will forever treasure and I look forward to sharing that with you.

To spend more time with this beloved member of our management team and yoga teacher, you can take Calyns Classes:

Tuesdays, Yoga for Pregnancy from 7:30-8:30pm
Warm Lunar Flow from 9-10pm

Fridays, Hot Freestyle from 12-1pm

You can find the rest of our schedule here: https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/schedule/

Teacher Feature: Calyn Anderson

A yoga practice is like coming home. Bringing a daily yoga practice into my life revealed many things deep inside of me, it proved to be a major stress reliever and so key to my happiness. Not only are the movements so beautiful and delicious for your body but also creates balance for your mind. I found my way to Prana, which had been recommended by many teachers. There, I completed my 200hr Akhanda yoga teacher training. It was the most rewarding experience I have ever had.I am passionate about the human body and movement, the beauty inside of each one of us and creating peace and harmony in our lives. I love that yoga is accessible to everybody, there are so many styles, class types and teachers to choose from. Yoga has been a gift that I will forever treasure and I look forward to sharing that with you.

To spend more time with this beloved member of our management team and yoga teacher, you can take Calyn's Classes:

Tuesdays, Yoga for Pregnancy from 7:30-8:30pm
Warm Lunar Flow from 9-10pm

Fridays, Hot Freestyle from 12-1pm

You can find the rest of our schedule here: 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.