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Workshop reminder! This SATURDAY join Andrew Misle yoga for ARCHITECTURE OF A HEADSTAND. 

More info & register here: 
https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/architecture-of-a-headstand/

Workshop reminder! This SATURDAY join Andrew Misle yoga for ARCHITECTURE OF A HEADSTAND.

More info & register here:
https://pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/…
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✨Chod✨ is a Tibetan Buddhist practice that uses chanting, drumming, and instruments to help us cut through ego and obstacles so we can experience our own true nature. We are thrilled to be bringing Lama Pema to Edmonton for this one-night only special event. Lama Pema is the abbot of Thrangu Monastery (thrangumonastery.org) in Richmond, BC.

Immerse yourself in the sounds of this ancient practicel. Let it melt away stress, insomnia, and anything that limits you from fully experiencing your inherently pure nature.

We’ll gather around Lama Pema to experience this unique practice. After he’s finished, there will be time for questions. Finally, Prana Yoga teacher Jane Marshall will talk about The Compassion Project, a registered Canadian charity serving the remote Himalayan valley of Tsum, Nepal. Lama Pema was born in Tsum.

Light refreshments to follow.
Cost: $25 in advance or $30 at the door

ALL PROFITS FROM THE EVENT GO DIRECTLY TO THE COMPASSION PROJECT! www.compassionfortsum.ca

Register Here:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=9983&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000133

✨Chod✨ is a Tibetan Buddhist practice that uses chanting, drumming, and instruments to help us cut through ego and obstacles so we can experience our own true nature. We are thrilled to be bringing Lama Pema to Edmonton for this one-night only special event. Lama Pema is the abbot of Thrangu Monastery (thrangumonastery.org) in Richmond, BC.

Immerse yourself in the sounds of this ancient practicel. Let it melt away stress, insomnia, and anything that limits you from fully experiencing your inherently pure nature.

We’ll gather around Lama Pema to experience this unique practice. After he’s finished, there will be time for questions. Finally, Prana Yoga teacher Jane Marshall will talk about The Compassion Project, a registered Canadian charity serving the remote Himalayan valley of Tsum, Nepal. Lama Pema was born in Tsum.

Light refreshments to follow.
Cost: $25 in advance or $30 at the door

ALL PROFITS FROM THE EVENT GO DIRECTLY TO THE COMPASSION PROJECT! www.compassionfortsum.ca

Register Here:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws/…
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Did you know: 
Yoga is group of timeless physical, mental, and spiritual practices which originated in ancient India. Yoga is a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses, with deep breathing and meditation. The difference between a yoga and gym work out is yoga benefits the mind, body, and spirit and helps to tone muscles. Whereas a gym work out focuses primarily on improving your body’s physical condition. Ultimately, the continued practice of yoga will lead you to a sense of peace and well-being, as well as a deeper gratitude for the world and beings around you. ✨✨✨

Did you know:
Yoga is group of timeless physical, mental, and spiritual practices which originated in ancient India. Yoga is a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses, with deep breathing and meditation. The difference between a yoga and gym work out is yoga benefits the mind, body, and spirit and helps to tone muscles. Whereas a gym work out focuses primarily on improving your body’s physical condition. Ultimately, the continued practice of yoga will lead you to a sense of peace and well-being, as well as a deeper gratitude for the world and beings around you. ✨✨✨
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Check out this amazing new training module!
YOGA ANATOMY: SPINE IMMERSION 🌱🌎🌿

with special guest teacher Andrea Peloso, senior student and assistant of Judith Lasater 
 
The spine is the central axis for the body, and it is said that the health of our spine largely determines the health of our whole system. Spend a weekend of learning to be applied to a lifetime of great health!

March 2nd-4th 2018
Friday evening 5:30-9:30pm & 
Saturday/Sunday 10:30am-5:00pm
 
This fifteen hour series explores yoga and applied anatomy:  how yoga can help the spine, theory and practice, as well as postural analysis for each student.  Students will receive an overview of the physiology of how properly applied yoga helps the spine, how the spine is impacted by daily life, and a special yoga routine for the spine.
 
From this foundation, students will move into experiencing elongation and natural curves of the spine.  Students will learn how to create length in the spine and to protect the vertebral column and organs.  We will be experiencing applied anatomy and looking at the spine as well as practicing yoga to understand the effect of gravity and mechanics.  Students will find a new sense of space, alignment, and length in their spine and pelvis.  Themes (as time allows) include:
 
- Experiential Anatomy: Understanding Standing, Walking, Standing Poses, Forward Bends, and Backbends

- Yoga for the Lower Lumbar Spine, Sacrum and Pelvis

- Protecting your Spine in the World

- Upper Back, and Spinal Curves

- Yoga for Thoracic, and Cervical Spine: Back bends that feel fabulous and heal the spine.

- Yoga for Scoliosis – Theory and Practice
 
 
This training fulfills the Yoga Alliance requirements for Continuing Education. It is also an elective module for the Prana 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training. It is open to all yoga students, yoga teachers and others wanting to deepen their knowledge of movement and the spine.

✨ Andrea taught a fantastic Restorative Yoga training module at Prana last year, we’re excited to host her again!

More info & register here: 
https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/spine-immersion/

Check out this amazing new training module!
YOGA ANATOMY: SPINE IMMERSION 🌱🌎🌿

with special guest teacher Andrea Peloso, senior student and assistant of Judith Lasater

The spine is the central axis for the body, and it is said that the health of our spine largely determines the health of our whole system. Spend a weekend of learning to be applied to a lifetime of great health!

March 2nd-4th 2018
Friday evening 5:30-9:30pm &
Saturday/Sunday 10:30am-5:00pm

This fifteen hour series explores yoga and applied anatomy: how yoga can help the spine, theory and practice, as well as postural analysis for each student. Students will receive an overview of the physiology of how properly applied yoga helps the spine, how the spine is impacted by daily life, and a special yoga routine for the spine.

From this foundation, students will move into experiencing elongation and natural curves of the spine. Students will learn how to create length in the spine and to protect the vertebral column and organs. We will be experiencing applied anatomy and looking at the spine as well as practicing yoga to understand the effect of gravity and mechanics. Students will find a new sense of space, alignment, and length in their spine and pelvis. Themes (as time allows) include:

- Experiential Anatomy: Understanding Standing, Walking, Standing Poses, Forward Bends, and Backbends

- Yoga for the Lower Lumbar Spine, Sacrum and Pelvis

- Protecting your Spine in the World

- Upper Back, and Spinal Curves

- Yoga for Thoracic, and Cervical Spine: Back bends that feel fabulous and heal the spine.

- Yoga for Scoliosis – Theory and Practice


This training fulfills the Yoga Alliance requirements for Continuing Education. It is also an elective module for the Prana 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training. It is open to all yoga students, yoga teachers and others wanting to deepen their knowledge of movement and the spine.

✨ Andrea taught a fantastic Restorative Yoga training module at Prana last year, we’re excited to host her again!

More info & register here:
https://pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/…
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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.
  • 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.