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.
Pranava Yoga Center is currently offering ONLINE classes only.
The Only Constant is Change
While we're unsure of what the near or distant future looks like, for now, all PYC classes are continuing online. The health and safety of our community is our highest priority and while we'd love to be open for in-person classes, several factors are affecting our decision to keep the studio doors closed for the time being. We'll reassess the situation frequently as construction on Weber Street moves forward, the search for solutions to our parking challenge continues, and facts about the pandemic become more clear.
Thank you again for your continued support of PYC and the amazing teachers we are so fortunate to have. To register and pay for classes, please visit MINDBODY Online, the MINDBODY App, or the Schedule page.
Topic Chosen and Article Written by Hethyr P.
Hansa leads a workshop at PYC on the Bhagavad Gita in 2018.
It’s August (somehow, already!?) and, for many, the start of back-to-school in one form or another, so what better month to focus on and honor those who guide, excite, motivate, inspire, encourage, empower, support, and love us?
Many of you know that my husband Jon is a first-grade teacher. I am in constant awe of his dedication and drive to help those tiny humans become good and honorable people. Of course, he teaches them reading, writing, and math, but more importantly, he models and fosters kindness, generosity, equality, love, empathy, and compassion. He provides an environment where kids can be inquisitive, curious, playful, active, and studious. A few years ago, he created a Mindfulness Nook in his classroom where kids can go for quiet reflection when they need a break or a reset. He is the kind of teacher that I wish for every child at some point in their education.
While my mind is always a little preoccupied with the school setting at this time of year for obvious reasons, it’s important to recognize that our teachers are everywhere if we are just willing to look and listen. Parents and grandparents, siblings, children, friends, acquaintances, students, those we don’t know, animals, inanimate objects, experiences, emotions...they all provide us with opportunities for learning and growth.
Can we become conscious and appreciative of how each experience, each interaction, each moment, is a teacher and an opportunity for us to be students?
Can each breath become a song of gratitude for those who have come before and illuminated the path so that we may have the opportunity to fully understand our Divine nature and to truly remember our connection to everything and everyone?
With humility and immeasurable gratitude, I thank ALL of my teachers in their many forms for their roles in illuminating my path and my life.
वन्दे गुरूणां चरणारविन्दे
vande gurūṇāṁ caraṇāravinde
I bow to the lotus feet of the gurus
(guru=remover of darkness)
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“Without teachers, life would have no class.”