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 Classes in April! 

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* Sunday, 2-3pm, Vinyasa Beginner/Intermediate with Linene
 
* 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month,
6-7:30pm, Restorative Yoga with Beth
 
For our complete weekly schedule, click here.
 

New Quarter, New Donation Focus

Thanks so much to everyone who donated or in some way helped to raise funds for the Moore Family last quarter! Thanks to your generosity, we were able to donate $1100!

For the next quarter, we'll be focusing our attention on raising funds for the local non-profit Peaceful Warriors.
 
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Peaceful Warriors brings "the benefits of mindfulness, meditation and yoga to children regardless of their families' ability to pay. We partner with yoga studios and other community organizations and businesses to fund scholarships for after-school yoga programs, in-school yoga classes, obtain props and materials for students and bring quality professional development programs to Title I schools. Our belief is that as yoga and mindfulness for kids and educators becomes more popular in schools across the country, less-privileged populations should not miss out on these opportunities."

Reap the benefits of your yoga practice while contributing to another great cause!

https://omtastic-yoga.com/peaceful-warriors/

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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.

Our next Summer 2019 200-Hour Teacher Training Information Session is Wednesday, May 1 at 7:15pm. 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

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Dawn Y.
Wed., 12pm Yin Midday Getaway 
 
1) What is your favorite style of Yoga to teach and why?
I like teaching any class where we get to spend some time in the postures. This allows us to work on alignment and really experience the pose, connect to the breath, and then possibly move deeper into the pose.
 
2) What are a few of your favorite things to do when you have time to yourself?
If the weather is nice, I like to accompany my husband while he takes wildlife and landscape photographs. One of our favorite trips includes visiting Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. When it's not so nice out, I like to spend time reading one of the many unread books on my shelf.
 
3) What's been one unexpected benefit of having a consistent Yoga practice?
Yoga has finally taught me how to get grounded and stay in the present moment.  I have become more aware of what I'm feeling in my body. I have also learned how to listen to the subtle messages that my body sends me.
 
4) What's your favorite hike in the Colorado Springs area?
One of my favorite local hikes is going up to the Siamese Twins at Garden of the Gods. Once I get there, I like looking through the opening and seeing Pikes Peak. It's also a fun place to take pictures.
 
5) What can practitioners expect when attending your Wednesday, 12pm Yin Midday Getaway class?
One hour of stilling the body, turning inward and quieting the mind. Yin is a great complement to a vinyasa practice. It gives you a chance to just breathe, relax, and de-stress.
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

Sat Nam
(True Identity)
 
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Article written and topic chosen by Ella B.
 

Sat Nam is true identity. 'Sat' means truth and 'Nam' means identity. Sat Nam is in the sacred language of Gurmukhi: ਸਤਿਨਾਮੁ, and it is a mantra that is significant in the Kundalini Yoga practice. It is a bija (seed) mantra. We can relate this "seed" to the seed of a tree; within a seed is contained all the knowledge of the fully-grown tree, and it is the same with the mantra. The seed is the identity of truth embodied within the truth of your own soul. Chanting this mantra balances the five elements (tattvas) within the body and awakens the soul to the truth of its own identity.

Chanting Sat Nam at the beginning or end of a practice opens us up to our true identity, and it cultivates a deeper understanding of who we are. When you align with your highest truth (Sat) and vibrate in that identity (Nam), the experience of connecting with divine consciousness is happening within your own being. 

When we go about our daily lives it is easy to forget that each and every one of us has a higher purpose while we are in this body, on this earth. This doesn't mean that we quit our jobs and go off to spend our lives in meditation. What it means is that we can choose to wake up every morning and go through our day in alignment with our true identity. Our true identity is not something we have to go out and find - our true identity and our higher calling are already within. It is a matter of opening ourselves up to the truth of our own being, and allowing that to resonate in every moment, in every breath. And it is not just in those moments when we are on our mat. Instead it is in the moments when we are washing the dishes, or walking the dog, or greeting a stranger, or talking to a friend. Every moment is an opportunity to pause and ask ourselves if what we are doing is in alignment with our highest truth. 

Truth is our identity. When we chant Sat Nam, we are creating the vibration for the truth of our own existence and awakening ourselves to our highest Self. 

What is your truth? What does Sat Nam mean for you?

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"Sat Nam is the Bij(a) or seed mantra. It is small and potent. Great things grow from it. If it is not written in your destiny to be with God and know your higher consciousness, this mantra engraves it in your destiny."
 
~ Yogi Bhajan

 
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