Welcome to Pranava!


Pranava Yoga Center is built on a foundation of the ancient and traditional practices of Patanjali's eight-limbed path of yoga. At Pranava, there is a focus on cultivating deep awareness and connection in the body, mind, and spirit. While the instructors hold the traditions close and believe in living a yogic lifestyle, we can also be a little rebellious at times. We are fun and light-hearted, but also disciplined, professional, dedicated, passionate, compassionate, inspirational, and hardworking. We firmly believe that a higher state of well-being can be attained through a steady yoga practice. Pranava Yoga Center instructors are passionate about extending the teachings of yoga and are ourselves dedicated practitioners and students of yoga for life. We take our yoga practice off the mat and into our daily lives. We encourage students to see the world from another perspective. We have the ability to help students grow in their yoga practice, and we motivate students to find their own inspiration from within.

Namaste.

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Latest Studio News

Back-to-School Autopay Special
Back-to-school means back to routine, and after a long summer of hard play, routine is often a welcome friend. To help you get back into routine, we're offering our first ever autopay special!
 
Sign up for autopay unlimited monthly membership in the month of September and receive your first month at  just $85!
 
* Autopay is a minimum 3-month commitment and runs until you cancel.
* 10% discount pricing applies after first month to those who qualify.
 
Check our pricing page for more options.
 

Christina Sell & Giselle Mari at PYC!
We are so excited to have two amazing teachers each lead two incredible workshops at Pranava Yoga Center in September!
 
Sept 10 - Asana Studies with Christina Sell *
Sept 17 - Giselle Mari Yoga *
(http://gisellemariyoga.com/) 
 
Learn more details on our Workshops and Events page.
 

Yoga Journal LIVE! Winner
Congrats to Michael B. for winning the 1-Day pass to Yoga Journal LIVE! Colorado!
 

Awesome Charity for Sunday 8am
Donation Class

From March through June, you helped us raise $437.75 for Prison Yoga Project! Thank you!!!

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During the Dog Days of Summer and through the end of September, we will be accepting donations at our Sunday 8am Vinyasa Beginner/Intermediate class for the National Mill Dog Rescue, a non-profit organization located in Peyton, CO.
 
 

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"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.  When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."
~ Buddha

Teacher Training

Applications are available now for the next 200-Hour program beginning in January 2017. Check out the 200-Hour Teacher Training page for more information, and stop by our first 200-Hour TT information session on Saturday, September 24.

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And congrats to our 300-Hour Graduates!
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Focus of the Month

Mindfulness
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How often do you find yourself going through the motions of your yoga practice while not fully present? Maybe you're thinking about a conversation you had earlier today while you're transitioning into Warrior II on your mat, or maybe you're thinking about what you're going to eat when you get home while you're sitting quietly in "meditation" at the end of class. Or, off the mat, you might be driving to a friend's house, but find yourself at your place of work without really remembering how you got there. Sound familiar?
 
Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, defines mindfulness as "...awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally."

A regular mindfulness practice frees us from the emotional attachments we link to our experiences. We can use mindful thinking to view ourselves and our world as each truly exists, rather than just as a perception. This self-awareness, combined with equanimity of mind, allows us to accept and embrace ourselves and others more openly and heartfully.

Ultimately, mindfulness is about our well-being, the well-being of those around us, and the well-being of the planet which supports our life. It is a way of understanding the causes of our happiness and the causes of our stress and dissatisfaction. As we learn to pay attention to experience, we find ways of living with fulfillment in the present moment.
 
"Be present in all things and thankful for all things."
~ Maya Angelou
Pranava Yoga Center
802 North Weber Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
(719) 444-8463
info@pranavayogacenter.com

First Week is Free!

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First time to Pranava?
Every new practitioner gets a week of
unlimited classes for FREE!

For seven consecutive days, experience as many different class styles and instructors as you would like. This offer is available to all new customers, both local and out-of-town. Show up at the studio when you are ready to start your free week!

Check out our Schedule page to plan your visit or check out our Pricing page to choose a plan.

Teacher Feature

Guest Teacher Double Feature!

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Christina Sell
Offering Two Workshops at PYC on Sept. 10, 2016!

"Christina Sell has been practicing asana since 1991 and teaching since 1998. Known for her passion, clarity and creativity, Christina's teaching style is a dynamic and challenging blend of inspiration, humor and hard work. Masterful at synthesis, Christina's ability to harvest and transmit the unique contributions of various of yoga methods is unparalled. Christina believes that yoga practice can help anyone access their inner wisdom, authentic spirituality and clarify their highest personal expression. 

Christina is the author of Yoga From the Inside Out: Making Peace with Your Body Through Yoga and My Body is a Temple: Yoga as a Path to Wholeness. Christina has as BA in Counseling and Education and an MA in Integrative Education and Curriculum Design. Christina is the founder and director The San Marcos School of Yoga and Christina Sell Yoga Programs and Trainings. Christina draws inspiration from many master teachers in Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Anusara Yoga and Bikram Yoga. Christina Sell maintains an active teaching schedule presenting seminars locally, nationally and internationally. She is a devoted student of Western Baul master, Lee Lozowick, and credits his Influence as the spiritual inspiration behind her life and work.

Christina resides in San Marcos, TX with her husband, a retired greyhound and three cats. She enjoys practicing yoga, writing, reading, cooking, hiking, mountain biking, whitewater kayaking and stand up paddleboarding."
 
 
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Giselle Mari
Offering Two Workshops at PYC on Sept. 17, 2016!
 
"Giselle's introduction to yoga in the early 90's was a natural progression from her gymnastics/dance background, her passion for music, and her childhood -- she was raised by a bohemian flamenco dancer. Today all of these influence her style and approach to teaching and to life.

Teaching for almost 15 years, Giselle flavors her classes with grit, spunk, and spirit, as she delves deeply into the anatomy of body and mind. She delivers not just a physical practice, but one that weaves the resonance of ancient teachings with a modern approach to asana. The result: a powerful punch blending depth, groundedness, and connection to the power of one's humanity. Her comprehensive approach weaves yogic philosophy, Sanskrit, anatomy, skillful and intuitive hands-on assists, funky eclectic music, and tons of fun, all designed to renew the connection of self to others. Her aim is to light your fire, push the fearless button, and let your soul soar!

Giselle has had the honor of training with such luminaries as Sharon Gannon, David Life, Sarah Powers, Jai Uttal, and her Sanskrit teacher, Manorama, to name a few. As a senior teacher, she received her advanced certification with Jivamukti Yoga, and has served as a faculty member in their esteemed teacher training, as a board member for their advanced board exam, and as a mentor for new teachers. 

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Giselle presents at yoga studios, conferences, and festivals around the world. She's graced the covers of Yoga Journal US and Japan, and Yoga International Magazine, and has appeared in many of their articles. She's featured in Kathryn Budig's book Women's Health: The Big Book of Yoga and Linda Sparrowe's Yoga at Home. She's written for Origin, Yoga Journal, and Mantra Magazine, serves on the advisory board for The Art of Yoga Project, and is a teacher on YogaGlo.com. When not teaching, she loves being with her amazing husband, daughter, and four dogs, all of whom inspire and support her every day."
 

 
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