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

 January Schedule Updates
We have a few schedule updates with the New Year that we think you'll love!
 
~Mon. Yin Yoga --> 6:30-8pm
~Tues./Thurs. Morning Yoga --> 6-7am
~Tues. 9am --> Vinyasa Breakdown
~Thurs. afternoon --> 4-5pm Warm Vinyasa Yoga
 
Always check the schedule for current information.
 
 

Charity for Sunday 8am Donation Class

Pranava yogis, we are always so amazed and inspired by your generous hearts! In 2016, we donated to four different charities and raised a total of $1,238.64 through our Sunday 8am donation class.  THANK YOU!!!

From January through March, 2017, we'll be raising funds for TESSA of Colorado Springs.

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"TESSA's mission is to help women and their children achieve safety and wellbeing while challenging communities to end sexual and family violence."
 
 

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Pranava Yoga Center
802 North Weber Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
(719) 444-8463
info@pranavayogacenter.com

Teacher Training

Applications are available for our Summer 2017 200-Hour Teacher Training Program beginning in May 2017. An information session for this program will be held on Saturday, March 18 from 9:00 to 10:15am. Check out the 200-Hour Teacher Training page for more information!

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Our current 200-Hour Trainees!

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Focus of the Month

Saṅkalpa
सङ्कल्प
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Often, when we make New Year's resolutions, they tend to focus on perceived negative aspects of self. We vow to improve some part of our being that we don't see as "good enough." We vow to eat less junk food, get more exercise, watch less TV...the exhausting list goes on. I don't know if you are anything like me, but when I eventually slip up (and I almost always do), then I beat myself up over my "failure" and give up on the resolution altogether. For this reason, I vowed years ago to never make another New Year's resolution, and guess what? It's the only one I've actually kept! Ha! ;)
 
Unlike most New Year's resolutions, a sankalpa is a positive statement that helps us align and stay connected to our highest purpose and our highest sense of Self.
 
As we learn through the practice of Yoga, each one of us is already perfect and whole, but it takes consistent practice and effort to eventually feel this on the deepest of levels. An article from Yoga International says, "A sankalpa practice starts from the radical premise that you already are who you need to be to fulfill your life's dharma. All you need to do is focus your mind, connect to your most heartfelt desires, and channel the divine energy within. [...] The sankalpa becomes a statement you can call upon to remind you of your true nature and guide your choices." 
 
This year, instead of setting a resolution, consider listening deeply to yourself/Self for the sankalpa that is already right there waiting to be discovered. Maybe you find that you are FREE from self-limiting thoughts and actions, that you ARE love, or that you have compassion for ALL beings. Once you discover your sankalpa, revisit it often to stay inspired and aligned with your highest truth.
 
"[...] because there is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth. [...] And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." 
  
~Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
"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

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

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Name: Michael B.
Teaches: Mon. 3:30pm Vinyasa Open

1) What is your number one reason for wanting to share the practice of Yoga?
Yoga is the integration of the mind, body, and spirit. Through this practice I have gained a sense of what it truly feels like to be healthy and vital. I want to bring that sensation to others and be able to see them realize that they can accomplish whatever they wish including postures or understanding of who they really are through tapas (dedication/discipline). It is a beautiful sight when someone realizes that they are amazing and capable of whatever they desire to become. Yoga helps prana to flow and with that yogis feel empowered to do what they are called to do.

2) Tell us one interesting but little-known fact about you.
One interesting but little-known fact about me would be that I like to dance in a completely nonsensical manner each day for at least 10 minutes. I bet I look absolutely bonkers but it brings me such joy.

3) If present you could give younger you one piece of advice when you were new to the practice of yoga, what would it be?
That piece of advice would be: SLOW DOWN. This ties right back into the lesson of me learning that the journey is where the teachings and beauty lie. During the beginning of my practice I was way too determined to achieve the posture before I even built the strength or mind/body connection to actually pull it off. This was a difficult challenge that was rooted within the ego but eventually I saw that I needed to respect where my body was at and build a strong foundation to truly accomplish those harder postures. Another area where this advice would have been extremely beneficial was my meditation practice. I started out trying to sit for too long and felt like there was no way I could ever achieve a serene meditation. However, through patience and smaller increments of time I was able to build up to a solid practice where I find joy when I sit.
 
4) If you could have the opportunity to see one band/musician live with no time/space restrictions, who would it be and why?
I would love to see Vivaldi, personally I love his classical music. I love the way each of his compositions flows and sounds with each instrument in beautiful harmony. Also it would be cool to be able to wear one of those powdered wigs. So awesome!
 
5) How have the lessons you have learned on your Yoga mat (and meditation cushion) transferred to your life off of the mat?
One of the major lessons I have learned with the mat and meditation is the idea of enjoying every moment as is for the journey is truly where the gift is, not the destination. Through asana it has taught me to take postures at a slower rate with understanding that the body changes from day to day and how to honor that. Mediation has been very difficult at times especially when it brings up the darker aspects of life, however, through shining attention and light on those aspects I was able to learn where I could grow and become a better yogi. Another lesson I have gained is patience, being patient with myself and others and being patient with my journey. Through patience it has given me insurmountable gratitude for my life and understanding of how to slow down in the fast paced world to see the beauty within everything.

 
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