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

 Keep Your Body, Mind, and Spirit Happy this Summer! 
Remember to complement your summer hiking, running, biking, climbing, etc. with Yoga at PYC! Yoga can help us become/stay open and flexible, help correct physical imbalances in the body, and help us learn to breathe more deeply and efficiently, along with a host of other benefits. See you at the studio!
 
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Schedule Updates
Though there are no changes to the weekly class schedule in June, we do have a few teacher changes, so be sure to always check the most up-to-date schedule. 
 

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."
 
 

Newsletter

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

Teacher Training

The Summer 2017 200-Hour Teacher Training Program is underway!

Our next programs (both 200-Hour and 300-Hour) begin in January, and we are now accepting applications.

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

Our current 200-Hour Teacher Trainees!
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Congratulations to our Winter 2017 200-Hour Teacher Graduates!
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Focus of the Month

Śauca
(pronounced shaucha)
शौच
(Cleanliness)
 

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(Topic chosen and article written by Charles A.)
 
To understand śauca, you must know that it is one of the niyamas, which are the personal observances or personal practices that relate to our inner world for growth and well-being. Śauca is a personal practice of cleanliness and purity - of body, mind, and spirit. Whereas most people hang on to the explanation of cleanliness and purity, I offer a third interpretation. Simplicity. Just as we spend time cleaning our houses, cars, or yoga mats or eating properly, we need to clean up our daily routines.
 
We live in a complex world with multi-tasking, constant news broadcasting and streaming of movies and television programs, and 24-hour access to everything from grocery stores to shopping networks to fitness centers. Do not forget about our attachment and need to always Tweet, check in, and give status updates, and to have all the electronics that go with social media.
 
Are these bad things and should we give them up? No, but moderation is good thing. Perhaps have a day where you let all the trappings of the 21st century go. Get away from the "talking heads" and their personal interpretation of the world news. Turn off and put away your electronic devices. No texting, calling or Tweeting. (I personally know that you can go without FaceBook for months at a time and survive. Try it!)
 
By bringing simplicity to our lives, we are cleaning up our minds, our bodies, and our spirits. We find time to learn, grow, and explore. As yogis we need to address the need to clarify ourselves mentally, physically, and emotionally in order to reclaim our natural state of joy. Imagine how you would feel physically if you ate continuously throughout the day. As the body needs time to rest between meals, to assimilate and eliminate food, so the psyche needs time off the treadmill to integrate inner and outer experience. If the essence of our daily existence is a desperate effort to get it all done, constantly engaging with the next task, we never have a chance to digest and assimilate what has already been.
 

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"Through simplicity and continual refinement (śauca), the body, thoughts, and emotions become clear reflections of the Self within. Śauca reveals our joyful nature, and the yearning for knowing the Self blossoms."
Yoga Sutra 2.40-2.41

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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Dee K.
Wed, 3:30pm
Vinyasa Beginner/Intermediate
 
1) You love to hike, right? So, what area(s) of Colorado (if any) are you looking most forward to exploring this summer?
Yes! I am very excited to finally hike the Incline, as well as explore more outside of the Springs.
 
2) What prompted you to first start a Yoga practice?
I was brought to yoga by the allure of physical asana. I practiced as an "Insta-Yogi" for a few years until I finally joined Pranava and learned all about the other limbs of yoga. What an amazing, eye-opening experience!
 
3) You moved to Colorado from New Jersey, didn't you? How does gardening at high altitude compare to gardening there? Do you find there are more challenges in Colorado?
It is a whole new world gardening in Colorado! The wacky weather definitely poses as a threat. It has been fun learning what thrives here, versus what doesn't do quite as well. But, there's nothing quite like New Jersey tomatoes!
 
4) What motivated you to become a Yoga teacher?
Yoga was here for me when I first moved to Colorado, no friends or family, and my husband was deployed. The eight-limbed path inspired me and kept me present. That made me want nothing more than the opportunity to keep spreading this positivity in a world that definitely needs it.

5) Tell us something interesting, unusual, or embarrassing about yourself.
Some people are crazy cat ladies, but I am most definitely a crazy plant lady! I spend more time than I'd like to admit on talking to them while pruning and repopulating. There's just something about all that positive energy they radiate.

Connect with Pranava

"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

 
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