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

Morning Yoga Shifts to 6am

Starting March 1st, our Morning Yoga class will shift to 6am-7am Monday through Friday. We've listened to feedback from the early-birds and this time slot seems to work better with most folks' schedules. Start your day off right with Morning Yoga!

Always check the schedule for current class information.

 
New Daytime Classes
We're adding three new classes to the weekly schedule in March!
 
Starting March 6th:
Mon., 2-3pm Warm Vinyasa with Katie T.
Tues., 2-3pm Afternoon Inner-G with Katie T.
 
Starting March 14th:
Tues., 12-1pm Lunchasana with LeAnne C.
 

And remember that a new monthly class focusing on pranayama, chanting, and meditation started in February and will take place on the first Sunday of the month from 8:15-9:15am (right before the 9:30am Vinyasa Intermediate/Advanced class). Please join Kris for Breath, Bhakti, and Being!

Always check the schedule for current class information.

 
 BINGO Card Challenge!

Be sure to pick up a PYC Bingo Card at the front desk this month, then from February through April, fill as many spots as you can (one for each of our weekly classes, and one workshop) to win prizes!

6 in a row = 5mL dōTERRA Wild Orange
Half-Full Card = PYC Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Full Card = PYC Shirt
 
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Charity for Sunday 8am Donation Class

Pranava yogis, we are always so amazed and inspired by your generous hearts! In 2016, we donated to four different charities and raised a total of $1,238.64 through our Sunday 8am donation class.  THANK YOU!!!

From January through March, 2017, we'll be raising funds for TESSA of Colorado Springs.

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"TESSA's mission is to help women and their children achieve safety and wellbeing while challenging communities to end sexual and family violence."
 
 

Pranava Yoga Center
802 North Weber Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
(719) 444-8463
info@pranavayogacenter.com

Teacher Training

Applications are available for our Summer 2017 200-Hour Teacher Training Program beginning in May 2017. Check out the 200-Hour Teacher Training page for more information!

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Our current 200-Hour Trainees!

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Focus of the Month

Māyā

माया

(Illusion)

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Written by Anne Albertson
 
We live in a complicated world in which fear, inadequacy, confusion, ignorance or even desperation might convince us that money, relationships, or achievements will bring us peace, security, comfort, a place or feeling of safety and stability. However, with time and experience we might begin to find that what we thought was 'real' isn't, or what we thought would be 'permanent', was not. We stop and realize that many of these achievements, possessions, or people haven't lasted, and haven't brought us the happiness, comfort or security we thought they would.
 
What happened to the security/comfort/peace? What went wrong? What did we misjudge/do/not do? It might be possible to see a pattern in our decisions or perceptions, the conviction that getting something, doing something, will have a lasting effect on our lives. Well, up to this point, how's that been working? This can be one of life's greatest 'aha' moments, a point at which we ask ourselves what we're really looking for, or hoping for, in life, and why, and how, so far, we've been getting it wrong.
 
Once we have a sense of what we really want, it's possible to look back and get a sense of why we don't have it, and see the pattern of our lives to this point. Instead of 'looking for love in all the wrong places', perhaps we've been looking outward, rather than inward; maybe we've been under the influence of māyāMāyā has been defined as illusion, the force that leads us to conclude that the impermanent is really permanent, the painful is pleasurable, and that which really isn't our real Self, is.
 
If we conclude that the external and the impermanent aren't bringing us what we want, where do we go? How do we begin the search for our life's dearest wish? Brushing away the illusions of māyā, how about bringing our focus inward? How about...drum roll...Yoga? Isn't Yoga the union of body, mind, and spirit? Doesn't it make sense that taking the first steps on the Yoga journey toward that union, and toward Samadhi, is more likely to help in that search? Aren't we more likely to discover our true Selves on that path, rather than the path that takes us no farther than the mall? Even if we never reach Samadhi, practicing Yoga is likely to improve the quality of our lives immensely.
 
Søren Kierkegaard said, "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." If we indeed are able to understand what might have caused the unhappiness or dissatisfaction in our lives up to this point, we've accomplished a lot! Hopefully we can take that knowledge and use it as we "live forwards" with joy and hope.
 
"No matter what is happening in the world of appearances, beyond the veil of illusion there is love and only Love."
~ Marianne Williamson
"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

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Name: Goi T.
PYC Substitute

(Questions by Samantha H.)
 
1) The focus of the month this month is maya or illusion.  In what areas of your life has yoga shown you where you aren't living as your highest self?
Fear. When I allow fear to take part in my life, I'm living my life by not connecting to my highest self. I need to put myself back in my faith which is the foundation of my life and stay reconnected with my higher self in me again and again.
 
2) How have you incorporated that realization into your life practice?
I try to live in the moment, being aware that there are so many things in life that I can't control, practicing detachment, and standing firm in my faith.
 
3) What is your favorite part of teaching yoga?
My favorite part of teaching yoga is sending out my good and positive energy to the practitioners in class. I feel like the more I give out, the more I get in. And I'm always grateful for the good spirit and energy that practitioners share with me in each class.
 
4) What is one of your fondest childhood memories?
I cherish my childhood memories with my family, especially with my dad. I remember one night I had such a nightmare, and my dad came to be with me the whole night. He's always like that. He's always here and there for me whenever I need him.
 
5) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? 
I'd love to go to Europe with my family. I'd love to see the architecture in those counties, to learn about the people, their cultures and languages, and most of all to make new friends!

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