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.
Yoga Therapy Training Open House
PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala and Pranava Yoga Center are partnering to bring 500-hour trained yoga teachers an in-depth training in Yoga Therapy!
Join Hansa at Pranava Yoga Center on Friday, October 19th from 6:00-8:30pm to find out more about this four-year, 1,370-hour program, plus the bridge program that will prepare you for the training.
*This is an IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) Accredited Yoga Therapy Training Program.
2019 Teacher Training Sessions
Want to dive deep into the practices of Yoga and learn a whole lot about yourSelf in the process? Whether you're interested in teaching or simply going deeper into your own practice, we've got a little something for everyone. Join us for one of our information sessions or check out the teacher training page to find out more!
New Quarter, New Charity
Thank you so much for helping us raise $XXX for Safe Place for Pets over the last three months! Your generous hearts always inspire us!
For the next quarter, 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 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!
Pranava's 2019 200-Hour Teacher Training dates and Info Session dates have been announced!
1) In honor of Halloween this month, what's the scariest thing you've ever done?
Had 2 children. To this day, I don't really know what I am doing!
2) What is one yoga posture that you currently enjoy practicing? What do you love about it?
Half moon pose-how the foundation leg is so strong and the rest of the body is opening and lengthening. So much going on.
3) You, like me, have a special passion for trees. If you could be any tree, which kind of tree would you be and why?
First of all I have never met a tree I didn't like! Secondly, my father used to say to me, "Girl, you are an Oak tree" whenever we were discussing things I wanted to do and he had concerns. But I think I would choose a Willow tree. Some say a Willow represents inner wisdom and an open mind with the stability and strength of age and experience. Those are attributes I would love to project. Plus it is a great shade tree and we all love a little shade now and then!!
4) What aspect of your yoga practice do you currently find the most challenging? How do you work with the challenge?
My chronically tight hips and shoulders work against me in some of the poses. I am trying to learn when not to push and force so much.
5) If you could magically and instantly gain one skill, what would it be?
To be chill all of the time.
Article written and topic chosen by Kim R.
In our spiritual journey we are exposed to many terms and beliefs. Some of them are easily understood while others remain confusing. In your personal quest for knowledge of the Higher Self perhaps this will resonate with you. We must remember to Realize the Higher Self. We do not have to go out and find it because it is ever present - it is Us. When we enter into and experience our eternal nature we are fulfilling the possibilities of our character - our personality. We have always had it, it is not lost; we have simply lost touch with it. There is nothing to reach out for - we only need to regain perception of it.
The yoga view of Self is about you. But who are you and what are you made of? What is your essence? There are numerous studies that indicate your physical body has a complete turnover of atoms at least every five years. If this is true, are you the same person you were five years ago? The material body is often compared to a piece of clothing and at one point you had a baby body. That body was removed and you put on a child body. Later on you wore an adolescent body and after that you put on a young adult body and so on. In all cases it was you, the same Self who was wearing the different bodies. You - the Self - are the constant factor in a sea of change. Your Higher Self was not lost. You know that you existed back then. You were there. You also know you exist right now. This same Higher Self will exist when the body is gone.
The Self is what makes you the individual. A common goal in yoga is to become more Self-aware and to better connect with the Higher, True Self. The body is the little "s" self, your soul is the higher "S" Self. In Sanskrit the word Atma or Atman literally means Self. It does not refer to our individual self but to our Higher Self. The Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita refer to it as "The Self."
Simply put, your Higher Self is the highest aspect of you that can be attained and held in the physical body. It is the part of you that knows, sees, and understands at the highest level possible.
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"For the Soul there is never birth nor death. Nor having once been, does he ever cease to be. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, undying and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain."
~Bhagavad Gita 2.20