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

Schedule Changes

As of June 2, Thursday's 9am class with Janet is Vinyasa Beginner/Intermediate.

The last Wednesday 7:30pm class will take place on June 8th, and we'll add a 6:30pm Gentle (prenatal-safe) class with Jessica L. beginning July 13th.

Always check the Schedule for updated class information.

Thank You!
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Our PYC Seva Work Day was a huge success! Dozens of folks donated their time, tools, and effort to make our space more beautiful. We stained the fence, landscaped, painted, and much more. We appreciate all of you!

Wellness Packages

Pranava has teamed up with our resident Thai Yoga Massage therapist, Robyn, and Nourish Organic Juice to offer you a unique package to enhance your wellness.

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This month the package will include:
* 3-class yoga pack
* One 60-minute Thai Yoga Massage by Robyn
* $10 gift certificate to Nourish Organic Juice
* Samples of DoTerra essential oils
*Samples of DoTerra Deep Blue Rub for sore muscles
 

Donation Drive
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From April through June, we'll be donating funds from the Sunday 8am donation class to the Prison Yoga Project.

Visit http://prisonyoga.org/ for more information on this non-profit organization. 

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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 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

Self-Care
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I admit that I chose self-care for June's focus of the month because it's something that challenges me daily. Between owning and managing a yoga studio and school, being a partner in marriage, caring for a special needs dog, preparing and cooking for a restricted diet, and managing several chronic illnesses, it's tough to find time to really take care of myself.

My guess is that many of you are challenged by this same topic, as well. Many of you have children, go to school, have full time jobs, are caregivers to another family member, etc., etc., etc.

When we don't focus on self-care regularly, we often get too little sleep, exhaust ourselves by working too much, isolate ourselves from other people...or don't give ourselves enough alone time, and eat poorly, along with a host of other not-so-healthy habits. When it goes on for too long, we may start getting irritable, emotional, and downright unpleasant to be around.

However, when we focus on a self-care routine with consistency - a routine that could include practicing all limbs of Yoga, getting adequate rest, nurturing relationships, and eating appropriately for our bodies - we may find that we move about with a sense of ease and joy, and we are just all-around better people.

So this month, let's focus on self-care in order to begin extending from a place of deep connection and groundedness in our interactions with ourselves and others.
 
"There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself."
- Brian Andreas, Writer & Artist

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"Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel."
- Eleanor Brown, Author

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"In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel "burnout" setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective."
- Dalai Lama
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: Jill C.
Teaches: Wednesday, 6:30am Morning Yoga

1) What's your favorite thing about teaching early-morning yoga?
Wow...this is actually a hard one...the sunlight streaming through the windows. The fact that the world seems to be just waking up...it's quiet and peaceful. Mostly I love having the opportunity to start people's day with a yoga class. I can't think of a better way for people to prioritize their life by starting the day with a yoga class. The fact that I get to lead their yoga practice is humbling and inspiring.
 
2) Now that the weather is (maybe?) warming up, what outdoor activities are calling to you?
Dan and I have the opportunity to take the dogs for a walk every evening after dinner. In the winter it's too cold and dark...so that has been a nice way to enjoy the evenings. I have been running outside a few times this Spring...again a nice change and fun that it is warm enough that I'm not miserable.
3) If you could choose to have any one superpower, what would you choose and why?
Well...I wish I had the ability to heal anything, everything for everyone. So whether it was emotional pain or physical pain - I could heal it instantly. I would love to take away the suffering of so many. However, I would also be fine with being granted the ability to fly. I've had dreams where I'm flying and they are incredible!

4) Do you have any big summer vacation plans or destinations?
We are going to Japan for three weeks...visiting Kyoto,Tokyo and hiking along the Kumando Kodo trail. This is a special trip for my husband's 40th birthday. As it gets closer, I'm getting more and more excited.

5) From your own experience, what advice would you give to someone who may be considering a yoga teacher training program?
Again...such a big question, it's difficult to narrow it down to 'pearls' of wisdom. I would tell anyone who is just beginning teacher training to value the people as much as the learning. The relationships and respect I have for my fellow classmates continues to stay with me, many months after we have graduated. I also think about our teachers and seminars and realize how much more there is to learn. 
Also...enjoy it...it goes really fast and is over before you know it.
"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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