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

Thank You!

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Four years ago, Jon and I humbly and nervously accepted the duties of caring for and running Pranava Yoga Center from Mike and Charlotte, my teachers. As I reflect on that time, I've been thinking a lot about what I've learned, how I've grown, and how there will always be (a lot of) room for improvement. 

ૐ Kindness and compassion are essential. I still have a lot of room for improvement in this area.
 
ૐ I've learned how to ask for and accept help when I need it. I'm so thankful for the assistance I receive in moving through life's beautiful and challenging moments.
  
ૐ Contentment is a practice, but I'm learning to accept and love things the way they are and remember there can still be room for improvement.
  
ૐ Owning a business isn't easy but running PYC is teaching me perseverance because YOU - our teachers and students - are worth it. We want to continue serving this amazing community for years to come!
 
ૐ Trust can be tricky, but I'm learning to let go of expectations and to trust...myself, others, and the Universe.
  
ૐ I am so thankful for every single one of YOU - our students, our teachers, our friends, our family. From the first time I walked through Pranava's doors in 2011, I have seen the importance of community. For that, I will be forever grateful.
 

CS Indy's Best of Colorado Springs

This year, voting in the Indy's Best Of Colorado Springs has a new two-step process!
 
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"The nominating process is open from July 25 to Aug. 14. You determine who deserves to be a finalist in each category by voting for your favorites in the all write-in ballot below. This is the same write-in process you are familiar with from years past.
 
Once the nomination period ends, the final ballot will include the top three finalists in each category as voted by you, as well as up to two additional 'wild card' candidates chosen by the Indy's editorial committee-to be voted on again between Sept. 5 and Sept. 25."
 
The winners will be published in the Oct. 24th and Oct. 31st issues.
 
Click HERE to nominate your favorites, like Pranava Yoga Center, by August 14th!
 
 

Charity for Sunday 8am Donation Class

Thanks to you amazingly big-hearted yogis and yoginis who support the Sunday 8am donation class, we were able to donate $400.00 from the last quarter to the Yeakey family to help with their medical bills!
 
From July through September, we'll be donating all funds raised through this class to Safe Place for Pets. For over 20 years, Safe Place for Pets has been serving terminally ill people in El Paso and Teller counties by finding new, loving forever homes and families for their beloved pets.
 

Please help us support this compassionate cause!

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Teacher Training

Pranava's 2019 200-Hour Teacher Training dates and Info Session dates have been announced!

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Check out the 200-Hour Teacher Training page and the 300-Hour Teacher Training page for more information.

Congratulations to our recent 200-Hour Teacher Graduates!
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Meet our 2018 300-Hour Teacher Trainees!
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Teacher Feature

 
Stay tuned as we welcome new PYC teachers in the coming months!
 

Newsletter

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

Amṛta
(Immortality; Ambrosia) 
अमृत
 
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Article written and topic chosen by Molly M.
 
Amṛta means immortality, and traditionally refers to the "nectar of the gods" which gives knowledge and understanding. According to Hindu legend, the devas were cursed with mortality by the wise man Sage Durvasa, because he saw that they were ruled by ego. The devas then had to churn the ocean to create this nectar and regain their immortality. Ultimately, this story shows that "immortality" comes from understanding that the True Self is not the ego, but an undying spirit within.
 
In a yogic context, amṛta is also said to flow from the pituitary gland down the back of the throat during very deep states of meditation. According to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, "amrita, the liquid  of immortality is like nectar...It exudes from the Chandra center in the center of the head, deep behind the eyebrows...The juice is saltish, similar to ghee, with the consistency of honey. Who swallows this clear liquor dripping from the brain into the heart and obtained by means of meditation, becomes free from disease and tender in body like the stalk of a lotus, and will live a very long life." This can be stimulated by using Kechari Mudra, which is a tongue lock performed by rolling the tongue up and back to touch the soft palate on the roof of the mouth, eventually reaching all the way back past the uvula.
 
Whether you choose to think of amṛta as a physical substance or simply a metaphor for that which deepens our knowledge of the True Self, it can be integrated into your practice by focusing on the things that sweeten your life with deeper understanding. In a broad sense, through meditation, asana, or self-study, we access the "nectar of the gods" when we feed our spiritual growth rather than simply our egos.
 
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"Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment."
~ Rumi

Connect with Pranava

"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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