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

Summer Specials!

Check our our great deals all through the month of July!

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Brand New Class!

Wednesday, 6:30pm Gentle Flow Yoga
PRENATAL SAFE!
with Jessica L. 

This class offers a gentle flow that is accessible to everyone at all stages and skill levels of practice. The focus is on connecting breath and body through a flowing series of postures to allow you to find a sense of support and trust in your body. Expect the use of props to assist you through the asanas. Modifications to postures will also be offered so students can find the pose that works best for their bodies. This class is designed to strengthen while nourishing body, mind, and spirit.
 
*Note: Gentle Flow Yoga is accessible to ALL and is the only class pregnant students can attend at Pranava Yoga Center during their first trimester. This is to keep all students safe and allow a pregnant practitioner an opportunity to speak with a certified prenatal yoga instructor about what asanas are best (and which to avoid) during this sacred time.
 

New 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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Teacher Training

The next 200-Hour program begins 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 the very best to our current 300-Hour Teacher Trainees on their journey!

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Our 300-hour Teacher Trainees!

Focus of the Month

Tapas
तपस्
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You may wonder why, in the heat of summer, we chose tapas as our focus of the month. Why wouldn't we, instead, choose something that might remind us of cooler days?!

Well, although tapas does mean heat or internal heat, it also means discipline and burning effort. BKS Iyengar called it the "purifying fire of action."

You don't have to practice asana in a hot room or perform a heating, energizing pranayama to be working with tapas. When it feels more appropriate, you can practice a cooling form of breath like sitali pranayama and a relaxing form of asana such as gentle yoga to balance the external heat. Maybe you choose to meditate under the cool shade of a favorite tree.

Tapas is the discipline to keep practicing and striving toward the ultimate goal of pure consciousness - union of body, mind, and spirit - even when our desires try to pull us in different directions. 

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"The alchemists spent years in their laboratories, observing the fire that purified the metals. They spent so much time close to the fire that gradually they gave up the vanities of the world. They discovered that the purification of the metals had led to a purification of themselves."

- Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
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 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: Kara S.
Teaches: Thursday, 6:00pm Vinyasa Beginner/Intermediate

1) Teaching yoga to cancer patients at a hospital, what have you personally witnessed as the number one benefit?
I think the number one benefit that yoga gives cancer patients is the gift of separating thought from the self. Anxiety is a huge side effect of cancer. It often causes unnecessary suffering for cancer survivors. Through pranayama, asana and meditation practice, patients have found calm in the breath, improved range of motion and endurance, and quieting of the never-ending mind chatter. Overall, these practices dramatically improve their quality of everyday living.
 
2) What's your favorite Colorado summer event or activity?
I am crazy about music!! Therefore, any and all events at Red Rocks Amphitheater make me put on my dancing shoes, grab my besties and pack a picnic for concert tailgating. I also relish getting on a paddleboard whenever the opportunity presents itself.

3) What's your current favorite or most challenging asana to practice or teach?
Handstand away from the wall. Scares me to death....still! I just know I will back flop on over.

4) What's your best, funniest, or most embarrassing fourth of July memory?
Ha! The timing of this question is interesting... My best memory is meeting my special someone a couple of years ago, on the Fourth of July. We met at a mutual friend's party....although we didn't start dating until earlier this year. Fireworks in the making!
 
5) You mention in your PYC bio that you've been meditating for two decades.  What is it that's kept you in the practice after all these years?
Meditation has absolutely brought me closer to my true self. Through my long-time practice, I have accessed the non-reactive, quiet, peace-filled part of me that I didn't know existed in me as a young person. As I mentioned earlier, it is a tool which helps us separate our thoughts (which often try to define us) from our true nature. Sitting has slowed me down and made me more present and thoughtful in my relationships and in the daily grind of life. Meditation=Happiness
"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

 
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