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

 CS Indy Best Of...

It's time to vote for your local favorites in the Colorado Springs Independent's Best of Colorado Springs 2017! We are so honored that you've voted us Silver the past few years, and we hope that we've provided you with as good or better service over the past year, too. We know yoga isn't a competition, but this poll is a great way to acknowledge and help grow outstanding local businesses. Take a few minutes to vote for your favorites!

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Note: Voting ends August 31st at midnight and you must vote in a minimum of 15 categories for your vote to count.

Charge Your Chakras Challenge! 

Hey, let's face it. Sometimes our yoga practice is put on the back burner during the summer months because our beautiful state has so much to offer in the outdoors category. But I guarantee you - you can (and dare I say, should?) have both! We're here to encourage you to keep up with your yoga practice, which will benefit all of your other activities and support balance in your life!

To cheer you on, we've got a little extra incentive to make it to your mat this month. Each time you attend a class throughout the month of August, be sure to place a ticket with your name and contact info in the fish bowl at the front desk. The more classes you attend, the more chances you'll have to win when we draw one lucky winner for a 5-CLASS PACK on September 1st!

Happy practicing!

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Charity for Sunday 8am Donation Class
We set a new record for funds raised through our 8am Sunday donation class last quarter! Thanks to YOU, we were able to donate $1,000 to Palmer Land Trust! Thank you!
 
100% of funds raised through this class are donated. We are so thankful for the yoga instructors who volunteer their time and energy to make this class happen each week! ❤️
 
This quarter, we'll be raising funds for Springs Recovery Connection.
 
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"Springs Recovery Connection envisions a community that understands, supports, and embraces recovery from addiction. SRC's mission is to strengthen the recovery community through peer-to-peer and family support, public education and advocacy." 
 

Teacher Feature

Stay Tuned for New Instructors in the Coming Months!

Teacher Training

The Summer 2017 200-Hour Teacher Training Program is underway!

Our next programs (both 200-Hour and 300-Hour) begin in January, and we are now accepting applications.

The next Information Sessions for both the 200 and 300-Hour programs are on Sunday, September 24Check out the 200-Hour Teacher Training page and the 300-Hour Teacher Training page for more information.

Our current 200-Hour Teacher Trainees!
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Congratulations to our Winter 2017 200-Hour Teacher Graduates!
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Newsletter

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.

Focus of the Month

Guṇa
गुण
 
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(Topic chosen by Kris J.)
 
The word guṇa has many meanings in Sanskrit, including 'strand,' 'fiber,' 'quality,' 'feature,' 'virtue,' 'talent,' and 'attribute.' In Samkhya philosophy, there are three qualities that are present in everything in the manifest and unmanifest worlds. These qualities are the three guṇa - rajas, tamas, and sattva. Though there are many ways to look at the three guṇa, in the very broadest terms, rajas represents activity, tamas is inactivity, and sattva is balance.
 
The way that these three qualities come together determines the constitution of a particular being or object. These three features are in a constant state of flux, meaning that who we are at one moment may be very different from who we are in another place and time. We, as the guṇa, are ever changing. While we may feel passion and drive to get things done one day, the next we may experience lethargy and lack of motivation. Other days we might feel at complete peace with our situation and surroundings. Some days we need Vinyasa, other days we need Yin, some days it's Vin-Yin, right?
 
We should try not to view any of the guṇa as "good" or "bad" because each is just a fiber in the rope that makes up existence. Each is necessary. However, the more aware we are of how these qualities affect us, and the more we wish to experience true harmony, the more frequently we make choices that reflect the quality of that guṇa to which we aspire. If we want to live in balance and peace, we make choices that support sattva.
 
As we focus on and discuss the guṇa this month, consider your tendencies and how you might start making choices in your yoga practice and in your life that support harmony.
 

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Bhagavad Gita 18.33

"The sattvic will, developed through meditation, keeps praṇa, mind, and senses in vital harmony."

Translation by Eknath Easwaran


 
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