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

Back-to-School Autopay Specials

The beginning of the school year can be stressful and pricey, so we want to make it easy and affordable to stick to your practice!
 
Sign up for Autopay unlimited monthly membership in September and receive your first month at just $85!* The longer you commit, the more you save!
 
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Please Vote for PYC in the Final Round of the Indy's 2019 Best of Colorado Springs!

Thanks to your vote in the nominations round, PYC is a finalist in the Body Benders (Yoga) category of the Indy's 2019 Best Of Colorado Springs! We're asking for your support one more time in the final round of voting from Aug. 21st through Sept. 10th. Submit your votes at csindy.com.
 
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Current Donation Class Focus 

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Thanks to your generous contributions over the last quarter, we were able to donate $500 to Peaceful Warriors to support Yoga for children regardless of a family's income!
 
From July through September, all funds raised through our Sunday 8am Vinyasa Beginner/Intermediate donation class will go to
Paw It Forward.
 
"Paw It Forward helps save and re-establish relationships between pet parents and their companion animals."
 
"Our Mission is to support pet parents and their companion animals to build a lasting relationship based on a positive foundation. Our goal is that all pet parents and rescue organizations have access to affordable, quality, modern science-based training and behavior modification."
 
"Our organization assists with financial aid to make training and behavior modification accessible to qualified pet parents. We provide education about training and behavior modification to the public and rescue community. Paw It Forward strives to be the building block in establishing or repairing the pet/human relationship."
 
 

Important Reminder about Expiration Dates!

Please note that ALL class packages and gift certificates have a 1-year expiration from date of purchase as stated on our new student waiver and website. Sorry, but we are no longer able to make exceptions to this policy. Please be sure to plan your purchases and class uses accordingly.

Newsletter

Teacher Training

Winter 2020 200YTT Info Sessions
 
BLOSSOM with PYC's Winter 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training! Please join us for one of our upcoming information sessions to learn more.
 

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Check out the 200-Hour Teacher Training page and the 300-Hour Teacher Training page for more information.

Congrats to our newest 200-Hour Teacher Graduates!

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Focus of the Month

Transition
 
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Article written & topic chosen by Hethyr P.
 
As the school year begins for many students and teachers, my mind has been on the topic of transitions. Both Jon (a first-grade teacher) and I find it challenging to move from summer mode back to the daily grind and 5am wake-ups of the school year. Can you relate?
 
Transitions can be a tricky thing for many of us. Often we feel like we're in a place of limbo, with no clear direction, unable or unwilling to stay where we were, but yet not quite sure exactly where we are going or how to get there. That space can certainly be uncomfortable, but perhaps it's possible to find comfort in the discomfort.
 
I've practiced Yoga for more than a decade and I've taught for most of that time, as well. One thing that I've noticed consistently over the years is the tendency for practitioners (myself included) to rush from one posture to the next, especially during sun salutations and vinyasa flows. As I cue breath and movement, there is almost always at least one person in the class who is way ahead of me, moving into the next pose before I can even form my next words. I often use that as my own cue to talk about the space between the postures. That space is just as important, if not more, than the postures themselves. I once heard a (Vinyasa) Yoga teacher say, "Move as slowly as though you are moving through honey." I don't remember who that teacher was and I honestly thought it was a weird cue at the time, but the more I've considered and played with it in my own practice, the more I've understood the remarkable wisdom in that cue. SLOW DOWN.
 
I don't see life as just a series of points in time. I see it as a continuum with most of the timeline consisting of the space between the big events. It's like that on the mat, too. Can we use the tools we have, like breath, dṛṣṭi (gaze), and concentration to stay present and even-keeled as we navigate the unknown waters, both on and off of the mat?

 
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"It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end."

~ Ursula K. Le Guin

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

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Amber G., PYC Substitute
 
1. What is one of your favorite benefits of Yoga in terms of how it affects your life off the mat?
Yoga has helped me find space between trigger and reaction, between stimulus and response. I used to feel like my emotions and constant mental chatter would drive me crazy! They ran the show and I was just along for the ride.  Yoga has helped me realize I can choose how I react in all situations. I don't have to be a victim to my old programming. My overall mood and energy have changed for the better and even in those stressful, high-emotion moments, I can access a deep sense of calm that helps me make better decisions and take actions that are aligned with my best self. Amber Version 4.2!
 
2. Who is your favorite superhero and why?
Haha! I have a lot of superheros in my life! Shout out to all the mothers out there! Motherhood has been the most challenging and rewarding time in my life. I know all the behind the scenes work that it takes to keep it all together. Mothers do so much work-not just physical, but emotional and mental labor is so taxing. Much of their effort is unsung and underappreciated. It's so much to balance AND still try to take care of yourself within all of it. I see you momma. I honor all the mothers. You are my sheroes. 
 
3. What is the biggest obstacle to staying motivated in your own Yoga practice and how do you work with it?
TIME is biggest obstacle....and oh yeah, a little thing called procrastination. I am the worst! LOL. But at least I have learned this about myself and have developed strategies to work with my inherent desire to put things off. I get up early and do my meditation when the kids are still asleep, that way I get it done before I have time to make excuses! :)
 
4. Did you take any family trips or vacations this summer (with or without kiddos)? Where did you go and what was the best part of the trip for you?
We spent a lot of time outdoors this summer! My favorite hike was to the highest point in Pueblo County, Greenhorn Mountain (12,352 ft). This was our kids' highest peak! It was so amazing to watch them face their own fatigue, self-doubts, and fears but persevere anyway! I am constantly inspired by these wise little humans.
 
5. What advice would you give to someone looking to start a Yoga practice for the first time?
Be kind and gentle with yourself. Let go of the need to do it "right" or like the person next to you. Yoga is more about HOW you approach the practice than WHAT shape you can twist yourself into. And find a teacher you like! There are so many different styles and personalities, so make sure you find someone that you resonate with. Hope to see you on the mat!

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