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

 December Specials! 

Take advantage of great Winter Specials for you or someone you love! Gift certificates in any denomination or for any package are also available.

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Yoga Therapy Training

PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala and Pranava Yoga Center are partnering to bring 500-hour trained yoga teachers an in-depth training in Yoga Therapy!

Contact Pranava Yoga Center to find out more about this four-year, 1,370-hour program, plus the bridge program that will prepare you for the training. This program is taught by Hansa from PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala.

*This is an IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) Accredited Yoga Therapy Training Program.

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New Classes!

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* Buti Yoga with Deb on Mondays from 12-1pm & every fourth Sunday of the month from 6-7pm
 * Yin Midday Getaway with Dawn on Wednesdays from 12-1pm
 
Click here for the current schedule.
 

Current Charity for 8am Donation Class

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From September through December, we'll be supporting Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention through our Sunday 8am donation class. Many of us have been personally touched by suicide and know the devastation of losing a loved one in this way, so let's all help prevent it. Join rotating guest teachers who volunteer their own time and energy on Sundays at 8am for Donation Vinyasa Beginner/Intermediate.

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.

Teacher Training

There is only 1 Spot Remaining for Pranava's 2019 200-Hour Teacher Training program!

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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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Congratulations to our recent 300-Hour Teacher Graduates!
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Teacher Feature

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Patrick B.
Sat. 12pm Vinyasa Beginner/Intermediate
 
1) What's one thing you've been focusing on in your own yoga practice these days (physical or otherwise)?
I'm interested in learning more about yoga philosophy and history. Recently I've been reading B.K.S. Iyengar's Light on Yoga and From the Vedas to Vinyasa by Amy Vaughn. Light on Yoga is kind of amazing. 
 
2) If you had to describe yourself using only three words, what would they be?
It just is.
 
3) What first drew you to the practices of Yoga and what keeps you coming back?
I had been curious about yoga for several years but didn't think I was flexible or athletic enough to do yoga. I was dating this girl who was going to yoga classes occasionally, and I was impressed with how positively her practice affected her. I finally got annoyed with myself for being scared of trying yoga and said, "Screw it, I'll show up and see what happens." I had this odd fear that I'd get kicked out of class for not doing yoga "right." Looking back I think that's pretty funny. 

My first impression attending a class was a sense of community. And that no one was judging each other. I felt welcomed and supported even though I had no idea what I was doing. It was so cool. 
 
It felt like a healthy thing to do, so I kept coming back. Also, after attending a class I've never said to myself, "Man, I regret going to yoga." I always feel like I've done something good for myself that day.
 
4) What song or movie title describes your life in a nutshell?
Die Hard

5) How do you practice Yoga off the mat?
In one sense to me yoga is an ethic, it's aspirational without judgment. As Lao Tzu said, "The journey is the reward." It's a practice of being present in the moment. So where doesn't it apply?
Pranava Yoga Center
802 North Weber Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
(719) 444-8463
info@pranavayogacenter.com

Focus of the Month

Karuṇā
(Compassion)
करुणा
 
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Article written and topic chosen by Hethyr P.
 
Karuṇā is one of the Sanskrit words for compassion and is one of the Four Immeasurables, or Divine States, taught in Buddhism. The other three are maitrī (loving kindness), muditā (sympathetic joy), and upekṣa (equanimity), and each is a tool for "resolving conflict, promoting healing, and creating social harmony," according to insightmeditationcenter.org. Yogic practices, including meditation, can be helpful in cultivating these attitudes.
 
The English word 'compassion' stems from the Latin compati, which means to "suffer with." The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines compassion as "sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it." Acting to ease another's suffering not only helps that being, but can help to relieve our own suffering, as well.
 
Let's face it. We've all suffered from time to time in this life and we know that when we are on the receiving end of compassion, it is comforting to know we are not alone in our struggles and that someone understands or can empathize with our situation. As we work to cultivate compassion toward ourselves and others, we begin to understand that we are part of something greater than our individual selves and connected to everyone and everything else.
 
While the Winter holidays can be a time of great joy, it is important to remember that there are many who are suffering in myriad ways. How can we, as individuals, act out of love and compassion toward all beings in order to alleviate a bit of the suffering of the world? 
 
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"Compassion and love are not mere luxuries. As the source of both inner and external peace, they are fundamental to the continued survival of our species."
 
~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

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"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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