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.
Applications are currently available for both the Winter 2016 200-Hour program and the Summer 2016 300-Hour program. Pick up an application at the studio or request one through email at email@example.com.
Dṛṣṭi has many definitions in Sanskrit including sight, vision, glance, mind's eye, attitude, and point of view. Dṛṣṭi is a focused gaze used during asanas, pranayama, and meditation that aids in developing concentration. When the gaze is set at a single point (externally or internally), the mind is not as easily distracted by external stimuli, and our awareness is drawn inward, moving us closer to the experience of Yoga - union of mind, body, and spirit.
"When we charge our eyes with yogic vision, we see our true Self. As we gaze at others, we perceive our own form, which is Love itself. We no longer see the suffering of other beings as separate from our own; our heart is filled with compassion for the struggling of all these souls to find happiness. The yogic gaze emerges from an intense desire to achieve the highest goal of unitive consciousness, rather than from egoistic motives that create separation, limitation, judgment, and suffering.
Like all yogic practices, drishti uses the blessed gifts of a human body and mind as a starting place for connecting to our full potential - the wellspring that is the source of both body and mind. When we clear our vision of the covering of habits, opinions, ideas, and their projections about what is real and what is false, we gaze beyond outer differences toward the absolute Truth."
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!
Name: Janet E.
Teaches: Thursday 9am - Vinyasa Beginner/Intermediate
2) A little birdie told us you're set to retire very soon. What exciting plans do you have for your future?
Yes, I am! At this point I don't have any big plans, but initially, I will be taking a couple of months off to just decompress, attend and teach yoga classes. We have a couple of trips planned (e.g. attend the F1 race in Austin TX and the Barrett Jackson auto auction in Phoenix). We're also planning a trip to one of the U.S. Virgin Islands, plus visiting some old friends. Afterwards who knows? The options are wide open and I'm just so excited to explore and see what this next chapter brings.