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12 hours ago

Prana Yoga Studio
YOGA BELLYDANCE FUSION
with Saskia

💥 Starts this Sunday 💥 

Oct 28th - Dec 16th
Sunday’s 5:15pm - 6:45pm

Get flexible & fit with a yoga inspired warm up followed by dynamic belly dance drills and sensational sequencing. This class is a fusion of modern and classical styles of belly dance, including Arabic and Tribal infused with elements of Hip hop and jazz. This new session will build a fully choreographed piece for just for fun! Be prepared to sweat, smile and shake it with class. All levels. Hip scarf optional, no yoga mat needed. 

8 week session $134 +gst (Gold & Prime Members receive 50% off!)

https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/yoga-bellydance-fusion/

YOGA BELLYDANCE FUSION
with Saskia

💥 Starts this Sunday 💥

Oct 28th - Dec 16th
Sunday’s 5:15pm - 6:45pm

Get flexible & fit with a yoga inspired warm up followed by dynamic belly dance drills and sensational sequencing. This class is a fusion of modern and classical styles of belly dance, including Arabic and Tribal infused with elements of Hip hop and jazz. This new session will build a fully choreographed piece for just for fun! Be prepared to sweat, smile and shake it with class. All levels. Hip scarf optional, no yoga mat needed.

8 week session $134 +gst (Gold & Prime Members receive 50% off!)

https://pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/…
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Audrey Rempel!!

24 hours ago

Prana Yoga Studio
Feet First Yoga! ✨with Denise Currie

Nothing is more important than the health and resiliency of your feet. The feet are our foundation, affecting the chain of joints all the way up through the body, including the entire spine. If you want to enjoy any physical activity, from yoga practice to lifting a child, from strolling down a sandy beach to climbing your next mountain, from playing summer baseball to dancing the night away, you know your feet can make or break that experience!!!

This series will teach you simple tools and practices that will make your feet the happiest they have ever been.

Each class includes:

    - Myofascial rolling to wake up and hydrate the muscles and fascia of the foot, ankle and calves for more range of motion

    - A sequence of strengthening yoga asana designed to recapture full function of the foot

    - Balancing asana to challenge the foot intrinsics and proprioceptors – in other words, we will make your feet faster and smarter

     - You will learn how to connect the foot to the core, improving your yoga practice, walking and running mechanics, and your pelvic floor integrity

     - Loads of useful tips you can take into other yoga classes or activities, to address your specific needs

     
This class will incorporate targeted techniques while flowing like a sequenced yoga class, with Savasana at the end to integrate the benefits. This course is designed by Denise Yoga Co to put the spring back in your step, AND in your whole body!!

Mondays 6-7 pm   |  5 Weeks: Nov. 12 to Dec. 10  $80+gst

A small yoga tune-up ball (or similar) is recommended for this class, available at the studio.

https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/feet-first-yoga/

Feet First Yoga! ✨with Denise Currie

Nothing is more important than the health and resiliency of your feet. The feet are our foundation, affecting the chain of joints all the way up through the body, including the entire spine. If you want to enjoy any physical activity, from yoga practice to lifting a child, from strolling down a sandy beach to climbing your next mountain, from playing summer baseball to dancing the night away, you know your feet can make or break that experience!!!

This series will teach you simple tools and practices that will make your feet the happiest they have ever been.

Each class includes:

- Myofascial rolling to wake up and hydrate the muscles and fascia of the foot, ankle and calves for more range of motion

- A sequence of strengthening yoga asana designed to recapture full function of the foot

- Balancing asana to challenge the foot intrinsics and proprioceptors – in other words, we will make your feet faster and smarter

- You will learn how to connect the foot to the core, improving your yoga practice, walking and running mechanics, and your pelvic floor integrity

- Loads of useful tips you can take into other yoga classes or activities, to address your specific needs


This class will incorporate targeted techniques while flowing like a sequenced yoga class, with Savasana at the end to integrate the benefits. This course is designed by Denise Yoga Co to put the spring back in your step, AND in your whole body!!

Mondays 6-7 pm | 5 Weeks: Nov. 12 to Dec. 10 $80+gst

A small yoga tune-up ball (or similar) is recommended for this class, available at the studio.

https://pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/…
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Is this recommended for plantar fasciitis?

This sounds glorious!

Amber Letendre ... Denise Currie is a fantastic teacher you should sign up for this!

2 days ago

Prana Yoga Studio
🔥 NOVEMBER 30 DAY YOGA CHALLENGE! 🔥 
November 1-30, 2018 

It’s back! Come get cozy in our warm, hot or room temperature studios with any 30 classes in 30 days. Melt stress away 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 habits to carry you through winter with warmth and inspiration. 

The rules:

Attend any 30 classes in 30 days, doubling up max 2x if you miss a day. Be sure to sign in at the desk as usual.

Complete the full challenge and receive your choice of a free medium S’well bottle or Prana tank top PLUS being entered into a draw for a FREE Month of Yoga, Lululemon tank & more!
OR complete 25 classes in 30 days and receive a silk eye pillow.
Cost: $159 OR $59 for members

What you get:

 ◦ One amazing month of yoga and transformation
 ◦ Support, yoga tips and encouragement from Prana staff & teachers
 ◦ Free Yoga Align & Pranayama Workshop (value $40) Saturday Nov. 3rd 4:00-6:00 pm
 ◦ Completion celebration – Yoga with Live Music, Tea & Snacks Friday Nov. 30 | 6:00 pm  for ALL participants
 ◦ Free gifts and prize draw entries for completing the challenge
 
Space is limited due to class capacity, register early to avoid disappointment. 

https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/november-30-day-yoga-challenge/

🔥 NOVEMBER 30 DAY YOGA CHALLENGE! 🔥
November 1-30, 2018

It’s back! Come get cozy in our warm, hot or room temperature studios with any 30 classes in 30 days. Melt stress away 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 habits to carry you through winter with warmth and inspiration.

The rules:

Attend any 30 classes in 30 days, doubling up max 2x if you miss a day. Be sure to sign in at the desk as usual.

Complete the full challenge and receive your choice of a free medium S’well bottle or Prana tank top PLUS being entered into a draw for a FREE Month of Yoga, Lululemon tank & more!
OR complete 25 classes in 30 days and receive a silk eye pillow.
Cost: $159 OR $59 for members

What you get:

◦ One amazing month of yoga and transformation
◦ Support, yoga tips and encouragement from Prana staff & teachers
◦ Free Yoga Align & Pranayama Workshop (value $40) Saturday Nov. 3rd 4:00-6:00 pm
◦ Completion celebration – Yoga with Live Music, Tea & Snacks Friday Nov. 30 | 6:00 pm for ALL participants
◦ Free gifts and prize draw entries for completing the challenge

Space is limited due to class capacity, register early to avoid disappointment.

https://pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/…
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2 days ago

Prana Yoga Studio
Kids Yoga - Ages 3-6 with Tina Martin
Nov 11th - Dec 12th 2018
This class will only run if we hit the minimum required so if you are interested please sign up soon & tell your friends! 🌱🌞

Children will learn to stretch, breathe, and relax in a playful way, creating a lifelong foundation for well being.
Other benefits include building strong, limber, and healthy bodies, improving social interaction, and developing focus, concentration, and attention span.
Children will learn invaluable skills to help them face the challenges of growing up, and to develop physical and emotional strength. They will cultivate self esteem and self acceptance through a non-competitive activity, and most importantly, they will have fitness fun.
This class combines traditional hatha yoga postures and pranayama (breath control) with educational themes to engage the “Whole Child” through learning. Your child’s class will include yoga, games, meditation and relaxation.
This class is synchronized with an adult drop-in class in the other room. Warm Yoga Flow 1:00 - 2:00 pm

https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/schedule/#preregisteredclasses

Kids Yoga - Ages 3-6 with Tina Martin
Nov 11th - Dec 12th 2018
This class will only run if we hit the minimum required so if you are interested please sign up soon & tell your friends! 🌱🌞

Children will learn to stretch, breathe, and relax in a playful way, creating a lifelong foundation for well being.
Other benefits include building strong, limber, and healthy bodies, improving social interaction, and developing focus, concentration, and attention span.
Children will learn invaluable skills to help them face the challenges of growing up, and to develop physical and emotional strength. They will cultivate self esteem and self acceptance through a non-competitive activity, and most importantly, they will have fitness fun.
This class combines traditional hatha yoga postures and pranayama (breath control) with educational themes to engage the “Whole Child” through learning. Your child’s class will include yoga, games, meditation and relaxation.
This class is synchronized with an adult drop-in class in the other room. Warm Yoga Flow 1:00 - 2:00 pm

https://pranayogastudio.ca/schedule/…
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My oldest turns 3 Dec 13th so if you end up running this in the new year I would be interested!

3 days ago

Prana Yoga Studio
Coming up very soon 🌸 🌹 🌼
Prenatal yoga teacher training!

YOGA FOR PREGNANCY: EMPOWERED, EMBODIED TRANSFORMATION
Nov. 2-4 Friday 5:30-9:30 / Saturday & Sunday: 8am-5pm

Open to everyone: Yoga teachers, Midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, expectant mothers, health & wellness practitioners, therapists, doctors & nurses, ALL women and anyone with a budding interest are welcome!

Whether you plan to teach or not, this course offers fascinating learning on the mystery and majesty of the female body during the most poignant phase of physical transformation. You will emerge from training module 1 with knowledge on:

- Safe and empowering postures for each trimester of pregnancy
- Breathing techniques to optimize oxygen levels and reduce stress
- Anatomy of the pelvic floor: priming the gateway of birth
- The transforming anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
- Pregnancy & Ayurveda: optimizing wellness for each trimester
- The power of mantras and sound for prenatal classes
- The art of sequencing: how to create a safe and empowering prenatal class
- An overall feeling of confidence in the ability to teach prenatal yoga classes.
 
Pregnancy and birth are rites of passage in a woman’s life, preparing her for the timeless challenges and gifts of becoming a mother. Through yoga, a pregnant woman learns to listen to and trust her body, to attune to her clarity and to shed the confines of conditioned thinking. This fosters authenticity and deep connectedness with her growing baby. Embracing nature’s perfect design, women can thrive, heal and evolve through pregnancy, birth and new motherhood.

This 25 hour training fulfills the Yoga Alliance requirements for Continuing Education as a stand alone course. It also applies toward Prana’s 85 hour YA prenatal certification, and is an elective module for the Prana 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training.

Led by Soledad Agosto, Leala Enfield & Amanda Whiting, this prenatal training will create a deeper understanding into the care and safety required when teaching expectant mothers.

Investment: $385+GST

Register online, by phone or in person!

https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/training/prenatal-yoga-teacher-training/

Coming up very soon 🌸 🌹 🌼
Prenatal yoga teacher training!

YOGA FOR PREGNANCY: EMPOWERED, EMBODIED TRANSFORMATION
Nov. 2-4 Friday 5:30-9:30 / Saturday & Sunday: 8am-5pm

Open to everyone: Yoga teachers, Midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, expectant mothers, health & wellness practitioners, therapists, doctors & nurses, ALL women and anyone with a budding interest are welcome!

Whether you plan to teach or not, this course offers fascinating learning on the mystery and majesty of the female body during the most poignant phase of physical transformation. You will emerge from training module 1 with knowledge on:

- Safe and empowering postures for each trimester of pregnancy
- Breathing techniques to optimize oxygen levels and reduce stress
- Anatomy of the pelvic floor: priming the gateway of birth
- The transforming anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
- Pregnancy & Ayurveda: optimizing wellness for each trimester
- The power of mantras and sound for prenatal classes
- The art of sequencing: how to create a safe and empowering prenatal class
- An overall feeling of confidence in the ability to teach prenatal yoga classes.

Pregnancy and birth are rites of passage in a woman’s life, preparing her for the timeless challenges and gifts of becoming a mother. Through yoga, a pregnant woman learns to listen to and trust her body, to attune to her clarity and to shed the confines of conditioned thinking. This fosters authenticity and deep connectedness with her growing baby. Embracing nature’s perfect design, women can thrive, heal and evolve through pregnancy, birth and new motherhood.

This 25 hour training fulfills the Yoga Alliance requirements for Continuing Education as a stand alone course. It also applies toward Prana’s 85 hour YA prenatal certification, and is an elective module for the Prana 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training.

Led by Soledad Agosto, Leala Enfield & Amanda Whiting, this prenatal training will create a deeper understanding into the care and safety required when teaching expectant mothers.

Investment: $385+GST

Register online, by phone or in person!

https://pranayogastudio.ca/training/…
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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.