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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Happy 2018! 
All of us at Pranava would like to wish you a Happy New Year! This is a great time to introduce a yoga practice into your life for the first time, or to recommit to a yoga practice that has dwindled, or to maintain a  yoga practice that is already providing mental and physical benefits. With numerous class options from which to choose, highly-skilled teachers, and a warm, friendly, fun environment, Pranava offers the perfect space for you to give yourself the gift of yoga. And if you've never visited our studio, remember that the first week is always free for new yogis!
 
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Please be sure to check our schedule for the most recent updates and teachers. See you soon!
 

Charity for Sunday 8am Donation Class 
Oh, you generous yogis! Over the last quarter you raised a whopping $800.00 for Catamount Institute! And during 2017, you raised a total of $3,150.00 for the five charities we supported (including a special donation for Texas Diaper Bank)! You more than doubled donations from the prior year! Let's keep building this class and raising money for amazing causes!
 
For the first quarter of 2018, we'll be donating all funds raised through our Sunday 8am Donation class to:
 
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) of the Pikes Peak Region.
 
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CASA's Mission Statement: "CASA of the Pikes Peak Region provides a volunteer's voice in court for children who are victims of abuse, neglect or domestic conflict and promotes community awareness of these issues to ensure safe and permanent homes."
 
CASA's Vision Statement: "CASA of the Pikes Peak Region ensures safe environments and lasting homes where children in need can thrive."

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Teacher Training

Our 200-Hour and 300-Hour Teacher Training Programs for 2018 are underway! Our next programs (both 200-Hour and 300-Hour) begin in 2019. Check out the 200-Hour Teacher Training page and the 300-Hour Teacher Training page for more information.

Meet our 2018 200-Hour Teacher Trainees!
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Meet our 2018 300-Hour Teacher Trainees!

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Teacher Feature

David B.
Kundalini Yoga
Saturday, 2pm
 
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1. What sparked your interest in Yoga, and more specifically Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan)?
A friend was excited about Kundalini classes and convinced me to go. I had never done yoga before. The very first class spoke to me in ways I could not articulate. I was intrigued and continued. Changes began to occur for which I had no words. It took me out of my intellect and changed me on a gut level. Never had I experienced anything like that.
 
2. What plans do you have for adventure, whether near or far, in 2018?
Give more re-birthing workshops. Delve deeper into my personal practice. In June, go to 3HO Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration in Espanola, NM.
 
3. What prompted your decision to become a Kundalini Yoga instructor?
I lost my Kundalini Yoga teacher. The up side of that is that I came to experience Vinyasa Yoga. I loved that, but my true love remained with Kundalini. I decided to get my own teacher training so that I would never again be without.
 
4. If you had a motto or quote to represent you, famous or self-spoken, what would it be?
"Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion." ~Rumi
 
5. What would you say is your number one benefit from having a regular Yoga and meditation practice?
My practice provides me with a more neutral mind. Less emotion and commotion. Less drama and trauma.
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.

Focus of the Month

Atha
(Now)
अथ
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Topic chosen and article written by Linene K.

Yoga Sutra 1.1 - Now the exposition of Yoga.
 
Being prepared to start: To sincerely begin the pursuit of Self-realization is a most significant step in life, when the highest goal of life is taken on as number one on your list of things to do. The first word of the Yoga Sutras is atha, which means now (1.1). This particular word for now implies preparedness in arriving at this auspicious stage of desire and commitment towards Self-realization, the highest goal of Yoga.
 
All we have is, now. How often have you awoken at 3:30 a.m., pondering a poor decision that you made 8 years ago? Or perhaps that 3:30 a.m. wake up call is due to the heavy list of to-dos that await you when the clock alarm eventually goes off. These distractions from our sleep often lead into our day, into our lives. As humans we often think about the past and future way more often than trying to remain present in the now. Living in the present means that your awareness is completely centered on the here and now. You are not worrying about the future or thinking about the past. When you live in the present you are living where life is happening. So how do we achieve this present in our lives? With Yoga. Yoga means union with a goal to find a balanced and harmonious state of mind, creating a bridge between the mind, the body, and the spirit.
 
Atha is the gentle reminder to live right now in the present moment, to be here now.
 
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"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." 
~ Unknown
"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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