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4 days ago

Prana Yoga Studio
🌟 “Enrolling in the Yoga Teacher Training Program at Prana Yoga Studio was one of the best forms of self-love I have ever shown myself. I am currently in the Extended Program and every weekend that I spend with my teachers and fellow students feels like a safe little bubble in which I feel myself continually growing and expanding. The principal teachers are overflowing with their knowledge and love of yoga philosophy and asana, facilitating development in their students physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The course is extremely comprehensive, while allowing room for each student to focus in on aspects of the course that speak the most to him/her. The little yoga family that forms provides a level of support for one to just be him/herself to a degree I previously only thought possible with family and dearest friends. Whether you have the passion to teach or are just looking to deepen your practice, Prana’s YTT Program is the way to go, bar none; it will blow your heart and mind way, WAY open.” -one of our beloved YTT graduates 🌟

Are you ready to blow your mind and heart open? Join us: https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/6134/

🌟 “Enrolling in the Yoga Teacher Training Program at Prana Yoga Studio was one of the best forms of self-love I have ever shown myself. I am currently in the Extended Program and every weekend that I spend with my teachers and fellow students feels like a safe little bubble in which I feel myself continually growing and expanding. The principal teachers are overflowing with their knowledge and love of yoga philosophy and asana, facilitating development in their students physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The course is extremely comprehensive, while allowing room for each student to focus in on aspects of the course that speak the most to him/her. The little yoga family that forms provides a level of support for one to just be him/herself to a degree I previously only thought possible with family and dearest friends. Whether you have the passion to teach or are just looking to deepen your practice, Prana’s YTT Program is the way to go, bar none; it will blow your heart and mind way, WAY open.” -one of our beloved YTT graduates 🌟

Are you ready to blow your mind and heart open? Join us:
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I agree fully with this. Transformative and life-changing.

6 days ago

Prana Yoga Studio
✨New Year Breathwork Revival | 7 Day Series 

Are you looking for a way to energize yourself for 2021? Are you curious about the impact breath can have on the body? 

Join Sheena Mason for this seven day transformational journey. 

Breath energizes the body, clears the mind and attunes our nervous system. It also is the bridge to the Pranic Body where undigested mental and emotional impressions can dampen our radiance, until we free up energy to be returned to the flow of our lives. 

🌿 Enjoy 6 days of fun and invigorating breath practices that alchemize stagnant energy and uplift the mind/body. 
🌿 Less than 25 minutes per day to cleanse, nourish, release and awaken!
🌿 Release subconscious restrictions and create space to absorb vital life force energy!
🌿 On day seven enjoy a one hour delectable breath journey followed by deep Yoga Nidra (yogic relaxation) to absorb and integrate the benefits of your practice.

SPECIAL OFFER: Only $29.00 for a limited time (regularly $59.00)! Gain access to the videos for a whole month from the date of purchase. 

This offer is back by popular demand for a limited time! Are you in? 

Sign up now: https://pranayogaonline.ca/pages/breathwork-revival-7-day-series

✨New Year Breathwork Revival | 7 Day Series

Are you looking for a way to energize yourself for 2021? Are you curious about the impact breath can have on the body?

Join Sheena Mason for this seven day transformational journey.

Breath energizes the body, clears the mind and attunes our nervous system. It also is the bridge to the Pranic Body where undigested mental and emotional impressions can dampen our radiance, until we free up energy to be returned to the flow of our lives.

🌿 Enjoy 6 days of fun and invigorating breath practices that alchemize stagnant energy and uplift the mind/body.
🌿 Less than 25 minutes per day to cleanse, nourish, release and awaken!
🌿 Release subconscious restrictions and create space to absorb vital life force energy!
🌿 On day seven enjoy a one hour delectable breath journey followed by deep Yoga Nidra (yogic relaxation) to absorb and integrate the benefits of your practice.

SPECIAL OFFER: Only $29.00 for a limited time (regularly $59.00)! Gain access to the videos for a whole month from the date of purchase.

This offer is back by popular demand for a limited time! Are you in?

Sign up now: https://pranayogaonline.ca/pages/…
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1 week ago

Prana Yoga Studio
NEW UPDATE: As you may have seen in the Government announcements on Jan 7th, our physical doors are to remain closed for at least 2 more weeks in accordance with AHS guidelines.
Our online doors are OPEN! We are now livestreaming multiple classes per day as can be seen on the live schedule.
Were also offering a free trail to Prana Yoga Online - our new on demand subscription platform. Enjoy over 100 classes with your favorite Prana teachers anywhere, anytime!

Thank you to all of our students, teachers, and staff for handling this temporary transition with grace.

PLEASE NOTE: All unlimited memberships will automatically be adjusted to the $59 livestream price until we reopen. If you prefer to pause your membership please email the studio directly.

Thanks so much for your on-going support and participation. It means a lot to our small business! We look forward to practicing with you!

Visit our website!  https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/schedule/✨💠

NEW UPDATE: As you may have seen in the Government announcements on Jan 7th, our physical doors are to remain closed for at least 2 more weeks in accordance with AHS guidelines.
Our online doors are OPEN! We are now livestreaming multiple classes per day as can be seen on the live schedule.
We're also offering a free trail to Prana Yoga Online - our new on demand subscription platform. Enjoy over 100 classes with your favorite Prana teachers anywhere, anytime!

Thank you to all of our students, teachers, and staff for handling this temporary transition with grace.

PLEASE NOTE: All unlimited memberships will automatically be adjusted to the $59 livestream price until we reopen. If you prefer to pause your membership please email the studio directly.

Thanks so much for your on-going support and participation. It means a lot to our small business! We look forward to practicing with you!

Visit our website!
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1 week ago

Prana Yoga Studio
✨Join us starting next week for Mom & Baby Yoga Online with Soledad
Thursdays 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jan 14th - Mar 4th 2020

Take this time for yourself and to connect with other new moms. 

This Mom and Baby Flow class focuses on stretching, toning, and enjoying the freedom of movement in our post-partum bodies, in the company of our babies- asleep or awake!
 
Moms can enjoy the benefits of stretching out tired muscles, easing backaches, while particular attention is paid to abdominal and pelvic health and restoration.
 
We will also be incorporating gentle stretches for babies, songs and wonderful cures for colic! No prior yoga experience necessary.
 
Enjoy this special time with your baby, introducing them at an early age to body awareness and a healthy body relationship. Suitable for babies 6 weeks up to the crawling stage 💠
 
8 week session $119 | Pre-registered only

https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/mom-baby-flow-online/

#prenatalyoga #onlineyoga #yegyoga #yegmoms #yegbaby #yegcommunity

✨Join us starting next week for Mom & Baby Yoga Online with Soledad
Thursdays 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jan 14th - Mar 4th 2020

Take this time for yourself and to connect with other new moms.

This Mom and Baby Flow class focuses on stretching, toning, and enjoying the freedom of movement in our post-partum bodies, in the company of our babies- asleep or awake!

Moms can enjoy the benefits of stretching out tired muscles, easing backaches, while particular attention is paid to abdominal and pelvic health and restoration.

We will also be incorporating gentle stretches for babies, songs and wonderful cures for colic! No prior yoga experience necessary.

Enjoy this special time with your baby, introducing them at an early age to body awareness and a healthy body relationship. Suitable for babies 6 weeks up to the crawling stage 💠

8 week session $119 | Pre-registered only

https://pranayogastudio.ca/events/event/…

#prenatalyoga #onlineyoga #yegyoga #yegmoms #yegbaby #yegcommunity
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1 week ago

Prana Yoga Studio
Brahmacharya, right use of energy

The word Brahmacharya actually translates as ‘behavior which leads to Brahman’. Brahman is thought of as ‘the creator’ in Hinduism and Yogic terms, so what we’re basically talking about here is behavior which leads us towards ‘the divine’ or ‘higher power’. 

Regarding Brahmacharya as ‘right use of energy’ leads us to consider how we actually use and direct our energy. Brahmacharya also evokes a sense of directing our energy away from external desires and instead, towards finding peace and happiness within ourselves. 

In order to be the best version of ourselves and to use our energy in the right way, we need first of all to listen to what our bodies need. After all, to be able to spread our message to the world and really make the most of what we learn from our yoga practice, we need to have enough energy within ourselves.

The first step in brahmacharya’s simple and elegant strategy for managing desires is to cultivate awareness of your sensory cravings and the manner in which you express them. When the senses are awake and active, observe them—allow them moderate activity, and be prepared to set limits. Rather than constraining the senses, the process of witnessing gives the mind a chance to act in a measured way. 

Learn more about Yoga philosophy through our 200 & 300 hours YTT programs, visit our website! 
https://www.pranayogastudio.ca/training ✨💠

#yegyoga
#yegyogateacher
#yegwellness
#yamas #yogaphilosophy #ytt

Brahmacharya, right use of energy

The word Brahmacharya actually translates as ‘behavior which leads to Brahman’. Brahman is thought of as ‘the creator’ in Hinduism and Yogic terms, so what we’re basically talking about here is behavior which leads us towards ‘the divine’ or ‘higher power’.

Regarding Brahmacharya as ‘right use of energy’ leads us to consider how we actually use and direct our energy. Brahmacharya also evokes a sense of directing our energy away from external desires and instead, towards finding peace and happiness within ourselves.

In order to be the best version of ourselves and to use our energy in the right way, we need first of all to listen to what our bodies need. After all, to be able to spread our message to the world and really make the most of what we learn from our yoga practice, we need to have enough energy within ourselves.

The first step in brahmacharya’s simple and elegant strategy for managing desires is to cultivate awareness of your sensory cravings and the manner in which you express them. When the senses are awake and active, observe them—allow them moderate activity, and be prepared to set limits. Rather than constraining the senses, the process of witnessing gives the mind a chance to act in a measured way.

Learn more about Yoga philosophy through our 200 & 300 hours YTT programs, visit our website!
✨💠

#yegyoga
#yegyogateacher
#yegwellness
#yamas #yogaphilosophy #ytt
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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.