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

Winter Specials and Online Sales!

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Check out wonderful Winter Specials and now buy your class packages online through our website when you sign up for class or through the MINDBODY App or MINDBODY Online!
 
Pick up gift certificates and great holiday gifts at discounted prices for your favorite yogis and yoginis at the studio. Retail items like PYC shirts, mala beads, Yoga mats, and YogiToes are 10% off through December!
 
*Please note: For those who qualify for discount pricing on regular class packages (non-specials), you will still need to purchase packages at the studio temporarily, but we're working on this! Autopay monthly membership sign-ups still need to happen at the studio, as well.
  


Gift Certificates!

Looking for a great gift for someone you love? A Pranava gift certificate is the answer!
 
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Important Class Changes

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Monday through Friday 5:30pm classes are changing to 5:45-7pm (75 minutes) beginning December 1st, allowing for a little extra time to get to class after work.
 
Sunday 4pm Core Flow is now 60-minutes beginning December 1st.
 

 
Current Donation Class Focus 

Thanks for showing up and generously donating to Paw It Forward over the last quarter! You raised an amazing $400.00 to help families establish and maintain healthy relationships with their pets!
 
From October through December, we'll be raising funds for Inside Out Youth Services.
 
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Please Check the Online Schedule

The cold weather is here, so here is your seasonal reminder to please always check the online schedule before coming to class for any updates or cancellations! You can also check our Facebook or Instagram pages, MINDBODY Online, or the MINDBODY App.
 

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Teacher Training

Winter 2020 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
 
A few spots still remain for Pranava's 200 Hour Teacher Training Program beginning in January!
 
Check out the 200-Hour Teacher Training page and the 300-Hour Teacher Training page for more information.
 
Congrats to our newest 200-Hour Teacher Graduates!

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Focus of the Month

Sevā
 
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Article written & topic chosen by Jon P.
 
Sevā is generally defined as "selfless service," or service performed without expectations of reward or reciprocity. Certain mental images may come to mind when considering what selfless service entails: feeding the hungry, nursing the sick, comforting the afflicted. While these are noble forms of sevā, the practical applications extend much further.
 
There are myriad ways to turn service into action. The Sanskrit root word sev means "to serve, to honor, to follow, to use, to enjoy, to cultivate, to practice, to devote oneself to, to inhabit, to frequent, to guard, to protect." The possibilities within that definition are nearly limitless. Your actions can serve your community, honor a loved one, cultivate kindness, protect a vulnerable child... anything that feeds positive energy into the lives of others.
 
But when does selfless become selfish? There is much debate over the idea that helping and supporting others may not always be a form of sevā, because perhaps your actions were mutually beneficial to both the recipient (through the action) and yourself (through the feelings of satisfaction and elevated self-worth, or to put it another way... ego). But if the act itself is done with compassion and a genuine intention to improve the life, the situation, or even the mood of another, then it is worthwhile. And if it makes you feel happy, strong, proud, and honored, then all the better.
 
In first grade, which I have taught for nearly a decade, we talk about filling buckets. You fill another person's bucket with kind words and actions. And when you fill that person's bucket, the most amazing thing happens! It fills your own bucket, too! Wow! It's mutually beneficial. It isn't about a desire within these six and seven-year-olds to inflate their own egos. It's about spreading love, kindness, joy, and good energy to others and to themselves, and noticing how everyone benefits from such behavior. And in case you missed it above, part of the definition of sev is "to enjoy". So go out and serve, spread your love and energy around, fill some buckets, and enjoy it.
 
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"Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!"
 
William Arthur Ward

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

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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Jillian W.
PYC Substitute
 
1. You're a new momma! Congratulations! What's the funniest or most surprising thing you've experienced as a new parent that no one told you about ahead of time?
How desperate our furbaby Avalanche (pit bull lab mix) would be for some undivided attention and love. She has been nothing but sweet and gentle with baby Lotus, but she has also made it known how sad she is to no longer be the center of affection.
 
2. How did Yoga Teacher Training change or enhance your own Yoga practice and/or life?
I could write a five paragraph essay on how PYC's Yoga Teacher Training enhanced my personal Yoga practice, which in turn changed my life. From the very first day I felt both encouraged and challenged to make self reflection a daily priority. Quieting the mind through consistent practice of each limb on the eight-limbed path offered me brief moments of clarity I had never before encountered. Exploring my relationship with myself, others, and nature through physical, intellectual, and spiritual channels created a deep desire to seek balance without expectation. Every day I see evidence of the impact PYC's Yoga Teacher Training had on my life. I am so grateful!
 
3. What is your job aside from teaching Yoga?
I've worked as a case supervisor for CASA of the Pikes Peak Region the past 6+ years. CASA is a national nonprofit that provides advocacy for kids involved in the child welfare system through Dependency and Neglect Court. Dependency and Neglect is a more formal term for child abuse/neglect. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate, and we have hundreds of highly trained CASA volunteers appointed to serve as an Advocate on a specific court case until permanency is achieved for the child/ren. Advocates visit the child/ren twice per month, attend Court and submit written reports with recommendations to the Judge, and attend monthly meetings with the professional team serving the family. I have the privilege of supervising and supporting a caseload of  CASA Advocates.
 
4. If you could have lunch with anyone, past or present, who would it be and what is the number one question you would ask?
Hmmm...this so hard because every person is mysterious and miraculous. I suppose I would very much enjoy having lunch with Aron Ralston as he is the first person to ascend all of Colorado's 14ers solo in the winter AFTER having to cut off his own arm during a canyoneering accident in Utah. One question I would ask is what strategies did/does he use to overcome the fears associated with dangerous endeavors like climbing a class 4 or 5 mountain in the middle of winter.
 
5. What advice would you give to someone beginning a meditation practice for the first time?
I would encourage a new practitioner to experiment with the timing of the practice. For some of us, practicing as soon as we awaken each day works well. For others of us, practicing after we complete pranayama and/or asana practice works well. I found it more important to create a space where I felt present, alert, and comfortable entering into stillness than to create a stringent routine.
 

 
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