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

 May 21 - Seva Workday!
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On Saturday, May 21, we'll work to fix-up and beautify our Yoga space and property. We'd be honored and oh-so grateful if you'd join us! As a way of saying thanks, we'll offer a free Morning Yoga class from 8am-9:30am, and we'll cancel classes for the remainder of the day so we can work in each room. We'll also be providing food and giving away some surprises throughout the day!

Work will include both indoor and outdoor projects. If you can bring any items from the following list, it may be helpful to us:

spackling paste, paint brushes (small interior and large exterior), paint pans, caulking, garden/landscaping tools, work gloves, ladders, trash cans, various tools (hammers, nails, drills, screws, putty knives, pliers, wire cutters, levels)

Wellness Packages

This month, look for our first Wellness Package! 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

We're offering all of this to you for a special $108 through the month of May (about $20 off)!

This makes a great gift for Mother's Day! And if you join us for our PYC Workday on May 21st, you have a chance to win one of these awesome packages. In the coming months, we'll offer more of these great packages, so stay tuned!


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

Congratulations to our Winter 2016 200-Hour Teacher Training Graduates! 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 200-hour Teacher Graduates!

Focus of the Month

Praṇava
प्रणव

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Did you know that praṇava means OM? Our studio was named after that universal vibration or sound that connects us all. OM - also spelled AUM - has three distinct parts as well as a silence or pause at the end, called turiya. Turiya, "the fourth," is described in Mandukya Upanishad as a "superconscious state...beyond the senses and the intellect..." The letters (A, U, and M) represent: creation, preservation, and destruction/transformation; beginning, middle, end; birth, life, death; past, present, future; waking, dreaming, and dreamless states. Everything is subject to the OM cycle, and OM is everything.
 
It is probably no coincidence that several religions use a word similar to AUM - Jews and Christians use Amen, Muslims use Amin - since the sound represents the Divine. But OM/AUM/praṇava is so much more...
 
"Om is not just a sound or vibration. It is not just a symbol. It is the entire cosmos, whatever we can see, touch, hear and feel. Moreover, it is all that is within our perception and all that is beyond our perception. It is the core of our very existence. If you think of Om only as a sound, a technique or a symbol of the Divine, you will miss it altogether. Om is the mysterious cosmic energy that is the substratum of all the things and all the beings of the entire universe. It is an eternal song of the Divine. It is continuously resounding in silence on the background of everything that exists."
- Dr. Amit Ray
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 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: Anne A.
Teaches: Sunday, 12:00pm Yoga Basics

1) In three words or less (!), tell us why you chose to become a yoga teacher.
Just three? How about 'I didn't choose'? 'A path appeared'? 'Hethyr asked me?' 'God's sense of humor'? (Okay, that's four words).
 
2) Do you have any big travel plans for the summer?
In May, Len & I head to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to a beach house with family, then late in June we'll take a cruise down the Rhone River in France, followed by time in Paris.

3) Is there an aspect of Yoga with which you are challenged and how do you work with it?
On the physical level, it's a matter of adjusting asana practice to accommodate a chronic wrist condition. Working with it is really a matter of accepting the limitation, taking modifications, and trying not to get frustrated. That's the easy one! The bigger issue I'm working on is that I'm very drawn to studying the spiritual side of yoga, so much so that it seems that my asana practice might be suffering, apart from the wrist. This is bringing up a lot of questions that are so far unresolved. How does a yogini balance the physical with the spiritual? Am I challenging myself enough physically? If not, why not? Am I being lazy, or copping out by saying that, after all, asana is only one of the eight limbs and the purpose of asana is supposed to be calming body and mind for meditation? Or does there come a time for all of us when only a minimal asana practice is necessary to move to pratyahara and beyond?

4) What do you enjoy doing outside of asana?
Hobby and activity-wise, indoors I love quilling, card-making, reading, and (don't tell my grandchildren) the occasional video game. Outdoors it's walking and hiking in warm weather, and skiing in cold weather.

5) What is a yogic topic that has sparked your interest lately?
Empathetic joy, the third of the 'Four Immeasurables' that were April's spiritual topic, has had me thinking. Taking joy in the accomplishments of a person (oneself or another) sounds pretty simple, but maybe it's not. Sometimes it feels good and right to take joy in something we ourselves have accomplished, but at other times we might feel guilty. Why? Perhaps we were raised in a family in which taking joy in our accomplishments was discouraged as being egotistical and making us feel superior to others. Maybe we can't believe that we've really accomplished anything worthwhile because we were always told that we were never good enough. Of course, the key is to take joy in one's own accomplishments without being boastful or obnoxious to others. Taking joy in another's accomplishments might not always be easy either. How can we get to the point that feeling joy for another doesn't make us feel inferior, or threatened? Perhaps the key to rejoicing for others is being able to accept that who and what we are is enough. If and when we begin to find our real Selves and are walking on our own 'right path', what happens in others' lives on their respective paths shouldn't affect ours. We might then be able to appreciate others' achievements, and take the opportunity to work on our own 'non-attachment' if necessary.

 
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