Prana Rock © 2013


KIMIKO WILLGRESSis a proud member of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Team.  She competed in Alpine snowboarding for over 13 years and represented Canada on the World Cup circuit for over 5 years before reaching her ultimate goal of competing at the Winter Olympics Games.  

After retiring from competitive sport Kimi’s passion for athletics and health transformed into a passion for yoga. Yoga has always been a huge part of Kimi’s training as an athlete however after 2010 she took her interest in yoga and turned it into a life long pursuit of inspiring others to care about their health and wellness as much as she does. After earning her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2011, she now teaches yoga all over Halifax to all different groups of people. 

Kimi’s yoga practice evolved from a love for ashtanga, to baptiste, (both power inspired classes) to now having a love for meditation. This is where the true inspiration for Prana Rock came from.  

Kimi’s love for the outdoors combined with her love for art and working with her hands came together when her uncle inspired her to become an artisan. By taking little pieces of Nova Scotia and turning them into art that light up a room, she hopes to create and inspire a calming and meditative atmosphere in homes all over the Canada. ​


We have spent countless summer and winter nights huddled around a table lit with Prana Rocks, where the conversations carry on until the wee hours of the night with the closest of family and friends.  Prana Rock's mission is to inspire and share just that with homes everywhere.  


PRANA ROCK was created in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2013 by Halifax artisan Kimiko Willgress and has been a family business across Canada for over a decade. The company originated in Pointe Au Baril, Ontario where Kimiko’s uncle, Andy Zakrzewski was the first to bring rock candles to Canada.  

Each Prana Rock candle is carefully handcrafted by Kimi using a chisel and file. Every rock is one of a kind and hand picked for it’s individual characteristics and beauty. Prana Rocks bring life to any indoor or outdoor space, and also provide the ideal flame for Meditation.

prāna [prah-nah]: the sanskrit word for “life force”; cosmic energy believed to come from the sun, connecting the elements of the universe