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

Cast your vote for the
Gazette's Best of the Springs 2015

Because of all of you amazing yogis, Pranava won silver in the CS Indy's Best of Colorado Springs in 2014. Now we're asking you to help us in the The Gazette's Best of the Springs in 2015! Please take a few moments to vote for Pranava Yoga Center, your favorite yoga teacher, and all of your favorite locals!

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CS Indy Best Of 2014 - Silver!

By the dreadlocks of Shiva! Guess who took Silver in the CO Springs Independent Best Of Colorado Springs 2014 Yoga Studio category (page 25 of the digital issue)??? We certainly couldn't have done it without YOU!!!

I must say that for Jon and I, taking on this business has been scary, challenging, and exhausting. There have been nights when I've woken in a panic about whether we can actually keep Pranava Yoga Center running successfully. But because of our amazingly supportive community of teachers, students, family, and friends, we've had an incredible first two-and-a-half months! Yes, we pour our hearts and souls into it, but it's SO worth it!

Thanks to each and every one of you for your support and for continuing to make Pranava your yoga home. We are so blessed to have you all in our lives, and we'll continue to do our very best to serve the Colorado Springs yoga community with open arms and open hearts! 

With Love, Compassion, Gratitude, and Respect,
Hethyr and Jon Pletsch

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Hanuman Festival

Click on the icon below for details about this great Colorado yoga festival!

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New Ownership

As of August 11, Pranava Yoga Center is under new ownership! Hethyr and Jon Pletsch are honored to be a part of the extraordinary community of teachers and practitioners that are the heart and soul of Pranava.

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Teacher Training

We are now underway with our Winter 2015 200-Hour Teacher Training Program! Our next program begins in May. Check out the Teacher Training Page for more information.

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Our current Teacher Trainees!

Focus of the Month

The Five Yamas

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In January, we focused on Getting Grounded, and we talked about how being grounded in the moral disciplines is essential in growing a sustainable yoga practice. To continue cultivating strong roots in your practice, during the month of February, we'll concentrate on those moral disciplines - the Yamas. The Yamas are the first of the eight limbs of yoga as handed down in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. They are often referred to as the restraints, and though we tend to think of this word in a negative connotation, they have been described as restraints we willingly and joyfully place upon ourselves so that we may live more harmoniously with others and focus our efforts. 
 
The five Yamas:
Ahimsa - non-harming, non-violence
Satya - truthfulness
Asteya - non-stealing
Brahmacharya - wise use of vital energy
Aparigraha - non-greed

Teacher Feature

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Name:  Tonya H.

Teaches:  Wednesday 6:00pm Vinyasa Beginner/Intermediate
Friday 3:30pm Yoga Basics 

1) What led you to want to share your LOVE of yoga with others?
I love the way that yoga plays a role in transformational change for so many people. Far beyond the obvious physical benefits, a robust yoga practice actually has the power to change how we think. It allows us to become more aware of the patterns in our lives and make better choices. The effects stretch far beyond our personal lives, affecting the way we do business, how we interact with friends, family, strangers... We begin to understand that we have more choices than we ever realized when it comes to our own reactions to others, where we allow our attention to go, etc.  
 
2) What is a book that you LOVE?
I love all books of all kinds. Even the ones I find lacking or disagree with have their own gifts and sometimes it takes a while to recognize what they are.

3) What yoga posture do you currently LOVE to teach your students and why?
I really have two favorites. I love hurdle because so many people think they can't do it and then realize that they can. So I get to see the big, confident smiles that come with that. As a teacher that's as good as it gets. I also really love tarasana because it is so relaxing and we get to round the back instead of the usual lengthening the spine and hinging at the hips.

4) Where in the world would you LOVE to visit?
I would like to visit Australia one day, Ireland as well... but I am really changing how I see travel. There are a lot of great places in the world, but what matters most is who is looking at the subway map with you or sharing an hors d'oeuvre and a laugh. Friends and loved ones make every place special. 

5)  If you could have had the starring role in one film that you LOVE, which movie would you pick?
Eat Pray Love. I love the lead character's sense of adventure and authenticity, not to mention the happy ending.

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.

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Connect with Pranava

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