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

Hethyr on Living Local  
Hethyr was invited on to Living Local, a Fox21 morning show, to talk about Pranava Yoga Center and the Chakra workshop series. Check out this great segment!
 
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February Schedule Changes 
Be sure to check the schedule for updates happening the first week of February! 
 
* ALL weekday 3:30pm classes shift to 60-minute classes from 4-5pm, Monday-Friday
* Wednesday 9am is now Vinyasa Beginner/Intermediate
 
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PYC and Omtastic Yoga are Teaming Up! 
It's like a match made in heaven! Parents, now YOU can practice while your little ones practice! Starting February 1st, Pranava's Monday and Tuesday afternoon classes will shift to 60-minute classes from 4-5pm and you can bring the littles (ages 3 to 8) to hang out with the Omtastic kids' yoga crew at the same time. Pick them up from school and head on over to get your Yoga on!
 
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BINGO Card Challenge 
Be sure to pick up a PYC Bingo Card at the front desk this month, then from February through March, fill as many spots as you can to win prizes!
 
6 in a row=5mL dōTERRA Wild Orange
Half-Full Card=Free Drop-In Class
Full Card=PYC Shirt

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Charity for Sunday 8am Donation Class 
Oh, you generous yogis! Over the last quarter you raised a whopping $800.00 for Catamount Institute! And during 2017, you raised a total of $3,150.00 for the five charities we supported (including a special donation for Texas Diaper Bank)! You more than doubled donations from the prior year! Let's keep building this class and raising money for amazing causes!
 
For the first quarter of 2018, we'll be donating all funds raised through our Sunday 8am Donation class to:
 
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) of the Pikes Peak Region.
 
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CASA's Mission Statement: "CASA of the Pikes Peak Region provides a volunteer's voice in court for children who are victims of abuse, neglect or domestic conflict and promotes community awareness of these issues to ensure safe and permanent homes."
 
CASA's Vision Statement: "CASA of the Pikes Peak Region ensures safe environments and lasting homes where children in need can thrive."

Newsletter

Teacher Training

Our 200-Hour and 300-Hour Teacher Training Programs for 2018 are underway! Our next programs (both 200-Hour and 300-Hour) begin in 2019. Check out the 200-Hour Teacher Training page and the 300-Hour Teacher Training page for more information.

Meet our 2018 200-Hour Teacher Trainees!
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Meet our 2018 300-Hour Teacher Trainees!

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Focus of the Month

Prāṇa
(Energy, Life Force)
प्राण

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Topic chosen & article written by Deb H.
 
There is an old Vedic story that goes something like this...There are five main qualities of our being; mind, breath (prāṇa), speech, hearing and sight. These qualities were arguing about which was the most valuable. In order to resolve this dispute, they decided that each would leave the body one by one to see whose absence would be most missed. Speech was the first to leave, yet the body continued to thrive, though it was mute. Next to leave was sight, yet the body continued to thrive, though blind. Then hearing was next to depart, still the body thrived, though deaf. Finally the mind left, and yet, the body lived on, though it was now unconscious. But the very moment that prāṇa started to leave, the body began to perish. The other qualities were quickly losing their life-force, so they all rushed to prāṇa and admitted its supremacy, and begged it to stay.
 
As we move into February, the month often associated with the concept of Love, what is it that enlivens your heart? The short answer is Prāṇa. Nothing can exist apart from Prāṇa. From the Sanskrit, "an" means "movement" and "pra" means "constant." "Prāṇa" means "constant motion," and refers to the idea that vital or life force energy is always dynamic.
 
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"A genuine smile distributes cosmic current, prāṇa, to every body cell. The happy man is less subject to disease, for happiness actually attracts into the body a greater supply of the Universal life energy." 
 
~ Paramahansa Yogananda
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.

Teacher Feature

Beth G.
Gentle Yoga
Wednesday, 6pm
 
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1. What's your favorite vegetarian food?
I won't be shy about it - I make an amazing veggie/vegan/gluten free lasagna. I combined a few different recipes I found on Pinterest to fit my family's likes and needs, and the result was epic. I start with making a homemade vegan alfredo from raw cashews that's surprisingly easy (I wish I would have tried this years ago!), then roast peppers and zucchini, cook some gluten-free lasagna noodles, and layer those with an organic marinara and dairy-free mozzarella cheese. I have not attempted to make vegan ricotta cheese, but the mozzarella combined with the red and white sauce is definitely a great combo!! Delish!!
 
2. If you could take a class or workshop with any yoga teacher, past or present, who would it be and why?
Oh so many to choose from! I'd have to say Shiva Rea, though. I started my yoga journey at home and practiced Shiva's videos in the beginning. I love her style of Prana Vinyasa. I think back to those home videos with Shiva and recognize how much I've grown as a yogi since then. I would love to do an actual class with her someday and have it come full circle.
 
3. You'll be moving into a new home soon! Congratulations! Generally speaking, what's your favorite room in your home and why?
Thank you so much! We're really excited to plant our roots permanently in the Springs. My favorite room is definitely the kitchen. I love cooking and filling bellies with deliciousness, so I appreciate the room which makes that happen. It's also the space where a majority of our family dance parties happen, so it doubles as a dance floor in my house which is always great.
 
4. Is there a specific yogic concept or topic which has captured your attention lately? If so, what is it and why has it been especially interesting to you?
I've been finding myself more and more curious about Ayurveda. I find people fascinating in general and am intrigued by what makes people tick. I feel that Ayurveda feeds those curiosities of mine and am excited to continue to dig deeper in that topic.
 
5. Aside from teaching the Wednesday 6pm Gentle class at PYC, you also teach kids' yoga. What is your favorite thing about teaching yoga to littles and what's your biggest challenge?
My biggest challenge is probably the extreme energy kids can have at times. As with any yoga class, a teacher must read the energy of the class that day and adapt. However with kids, their energy can be extreme! If they're feeling tired, they will literally lay on their mat and claim their legs cannot operate. If the energy is high, they will more than likely start running laps around our yoga mats. So balancing the energy and trying to reel them into class can sometimes be a challenge! My favorite thing about teaching kids' yoga (other than the obvious of spreading yoga to kids) is the imagination they have and how we incorporate it in class. I always give my kiddos the opportunity to use their own ideas and they can come up with some amazing poses! Even with kids' classes, my students always teach me.

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