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

Thank You! 

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We would like to thank all of the wonderful yogis who made Pranava's 10th birthday party a grand success! Congratulations to all the folks who completed the ten class (in January) challenge and won a free PYC shirt. And congrats to the weekly package giveaway winners...
 
  • 3-class pack, Anna D.
  • 1-week unlimited, Deb K.
  • 5-class pack, Chere M.
  • 2-week unlimited, Kim O.
  • 10-class pack, Amy P.

Charity for 8am Donation Class

Thanks to your generous donations from the past quarter through the Sunday 8am donation class, we were able to donate $500.00 to Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention! In 2018, we raised a total of $1,700.00, benefitting CASA, The Yeakey Family, Safe Place for Pets, and Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention. Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts!

From January through March, we'll be focusing our efforts on supporting a local family through our Sunday 8am donation class. Please join us in giving back to those in need within our community.

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John Moore embodied the principles of Seva (selfless service). Through his active teaching in the classroom, on the ball field, and in the great outdoors, John showed District 11 students that he cared and that he would be there for them, always. He lost his battle with brain cancer in November and left behind his loving wife Michelle (who also is dedicated to service) and 2 young teen children. As a result of his lingering illness, they are in financial straits and could use some significant support and loving kindness. John was an exemplar for us all in the way that he was present, taking the time with each person to hear them out and to draw out the best in them. This family has been devastated by their loss and still they are finding ways to carry on and serve the community. 
 
John's original GoFundMe page asked for a modest amount to keep the lights on in their home, but his illness required 24-hour care (which Michelle gave). Michelle would like to keep their house so that the kids don't have another adjustment to make after just losing their dad. Please consider donating generously to this loving family as they try to put their lives back together without their father and husband.
 
If you aren't able to join us for class, but would like to help this family, please visit the family's GoFundMe page.
 

Teacher Training

We are currently accepting applications for our next 200-Hour Teacher Training program beginning in June! Contact us by phone, email, or in person for your application. Check out the 200-Hour Teacher Training page and the 300-Hour Teacher Training page for more information.

Take advantage of our early-bird special by turning in your application and deposit by March 1st and save $250!

Our next Summer 2019 200-Hour Teacher Training Information Session is Saturday, April 6 at 10:00am. Click on the flyer for more information!

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Welcome to our current 200-Hour Teacher Trainees!
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Teacher Feature

 Stay tuned for new PYC teachers in the upcoming months!
 

Newsletter

Connect with Pranava

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.

Focus of the Month

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LOVE
 
Article written and topic chosen by Alison N.
 
"How on earth are you ever going to explain, in terms of chemistry and physics, so important a biological phenomenon as love?"
- Albert Einstein
 
In an effort to explain the origins of love, there is a Hindu myth about a superpower called Puruṣa. Puruṣa was without desire, greed, craving, fear and motivation due to a perfect world. Then the creator, Brahma, divided Puruṣa into two halves with his mighty sword. As a result, created opposites: earth and sky, dark and light, life and death, male and female. After the division, these opposing forces always sought reunion with their severed half. It is said that humans too are constantly in search of this unity (or Yoga). Thus, love is the word used to describe this search and union. 
 
There are many different types of love and also many different ways to express love. Merriam-Webster defines loves as a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties. As human beings, we are constantly seeking unity (or Yoga) within and all around. Love is one path to fulfilling that union. Modern-day society focuses on the romantic and sexual elements of love but there are many other forms and expressions of love. Different religious faiths recognize that love can be expressed in myriad ways. Learning about the different types and expressions of love might help us to create a bridge towards this sought-after unity, happiness and freedom. A few different forms of love that we will be studying this month at Pranava Yoga Center include (but are not limited to): 
 
Kāma love refers to sensory craving, desire, wish, longing, sexual desires, passion, aesthetic enjoyments all with and/or without sexual connotations. Kāma is prevalent in our modern society but there is more.
 
Śṛṅgāra is described as a rapturous intimacy or romantic, erotic love. This attraction between lovers can be a metaphor for the relationship between an individual and the Divine. Śṛṅgāra can also be displayed as a kind of flirting: a sideways glance, gentle smile, slightly raised eyebrows.
 
Maitrī is generous compassion, benevolence, loving kindness, friendliness, and good will. Maitrī might be displayed between two neighbors looking out for each other, or in any act that seeks to relieve suffering.
 
Bhakti literally means attachment, participation, fondness for, faith, love, devotion, worship, and purity all towards a personal God or deity. Bhakti yoga views all men as equal. Bhakti can be expressed in many ways: songs, hymns, chants, dance, prayer, and meditation.
 
Ātma-Prema is considered to be an unconditional Self-love. Ātma-Prema can be interpreted as one's own well-being, loving one's essential or divine Self, not one's ego self.
 
Through various expressions of love, we can discover connection and compassion towards ourselves and others. Love is one path towards connecting with the best version of ourselves.

 
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