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

New Charity for Sunday 8am Donation Class
We are so thankful for the amazing yogis who attend our Sunday 8am donation class! Each quarter we choose a different charity, and then at the end of the quarter 100% of the funds raised go to that charity. From January through March, we raised $500 for TESSA!
 
From April through June, we'll be raising funds for Palmer Land Trust.
 
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"For 40 years Palmer Land Trust has been protecting southern Colorado's lands for present and future generations. Palmer forever protects the lands that are essential to our region's identity, economy, and quality of life. These include 18 public recreation spaces, such as Red Rock Canyon, Stratton Open Space, Ute Valley Open Space, and Bear Creek Park; working farms and ranches in a 10-county region; and scenic landscapes and wildlife habitats."
 
 
 
 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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"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

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

Aparigraha

अपरिग्रह

(Non-Possessiveness)

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Aparigraha is a frequently discussed topic in Yoga, though one that can be very difficult to practice. It is the concept of non-possessiveness, non-grasping, non-hoarding, or non-attachment.
 
Many of us believe that if we possess or hold onto something - an object, a relationship, an idea, a memory - that we will find happiness or comfort in or through whatever it is that we possess.
 
However, we discover through the practice of Yoga that happiness does not come from external sources, but from a place of stillness and peace within. When we can find a state of equanimity, we are able to accept and appreciate life for all that it is, experiencing the pleasure and the pain but not becoming attached to either.
 
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"Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light."
~ Yogi Bhajan
Pranava Yoga Center
802 North Weber Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
(719) 444-8463
info@pranavayogacenter.com

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: Justin C.
PYC Substitute

1) What is your all-time favorite hike?
I would have to say when I hiked Mt. Princeton. I have done a lot of more challenging super-fun "technical" climbs, but when I hiked Mt. Princeton I was with two friends and we got caught in a massive T-Storm way above tree line. We really lucked out and I don't recommend trying to put yourself in this situation but the experience was incredible. Being surrounded by an electrical field of that magnitude and the earth shattering sounds of thunder...oh, man. I think of nature as the embodiment of feminine power and just bearing witness to her terrifying and unquantifiable strength was something I will always be grateful for. And mother nature sparing us too, that was pretty cool of her.
 
2) You will be presenting a workshop on the Buddha and Buddhist philosophy at Pranava in May. How did you become interested in Buddhism and how has that interest positively affected your life?
I became interested in Buddhism after reading the book "Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism" by Chogyam Trungpa. I felt deeply connected to a lot of the concepts presented in this book and it sparked my interest to dive deeper into the world of Buddhism. It has positively affected my life with a general sense of patience and an acceptance, more or less, with where I am spiritually rather then trying to strain and obtain "higher levels" of spirituality.
 
3) Do you and your toddler son have any favorite hobbies together?
I think Elijah's favorite hobby is to strike me on the head with plastic or foam bats and sticks and swords. We also enjoy loading up all his hot wheels into his car ramp and doing dramatic count downs from 10 to 1 and then letting them all go. It's super-exciting.
 
4) What do you feel is the greatest benefit you experience from maintaining a steady Yoga practice?
I think the greatest benefit I currently feel from a steady Yoga practice is the growing awareness of my subtle body and the collaboration of my mind and body that has it's origin in that awareness. It's a pretty empowering feeling!
 
5) When was the last time you laughed uncontrollably?
So I have a tendency to laugh uncontrollably at my job at pretty inappropriate times. I think the inappropriateness of the timing generates a chemical reaction giggle atom bomb inside my body. The catalysts for the giggle atom bombs are usually not super-fun (a cubicle full of cat pictures and calendars set me off recently), but when I feel it coming on it just gets stronger and stronger and I have to walk away. It's not really convenient.

 
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