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

July Specials!

We're offering some awesome summer specials on classes, packages, and retail through the whole month of July. It's a great time to get some great deals! Check out our Pricing page for more information.

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New Classes!
You asked and we listened! We've made a few changes to the schedule beginning this month, which include:

  • Sunday morning Vinyasa Intermediate / Advanced is now a 2-hour class! The new start time is 9:30am.  
  • NEW Yin Yoga class on Mondays at 7:30pm
  • Friday 5:30pm class is Vin-Yin starting July 10th (combination of Vinyasa & Yin yoga)
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Yoga Rocks the Park
The first session of Yoga Rocks the Park was a huge success! It returns to Colorado Springs on Saturday, July 18. There are four amazing events this summer, culminating with a FREE community day sponsored by Pranava on September 19th. Join us for some fun in the sun! You can find out more and purchase your tickets in advance right here.

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Teacher Training

The Winter 2016 200-Hour Teacher Training Program begins in January. Come to our Teacher Training Open House on 9/27 or check out the 200 Hour Teacher Training Page for more information.

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Our current Teacher Trainees!

Focus of the Month

The Five Kleśas
(or kleshas)

क्लेश

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In the second chapter of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the five obstacles (kleshas) to the experience of Yoga are discussed. They are as follows:

Avidya - Ignorance
Asmita - Ego
Raga - Attachment
Dvesha - Aversion
Abhinivesha - Fear of Death 

Yoga is the experience of unity with our highest Self. In order to reach this state, we can use the tools we learn through our yoga practice to maneuver the kleshas and to move past them.

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."

~ Michael Jordan

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 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:  LeAnn C.
Teaches:  *NEW* Monday 7:30pm - Vin Yoga,
Tuesday 3:30pm - Vinyasa Open 

1) What would you say to someone who was thinking of coming to a Yin Yoga class for the first time?
Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to more physically active styles of yoga. It's a great way to connect with the interior experience of yoga and to open up connective tissues that may be restricting range of motion. It's a quiet, subtle, but powerful, deep practice. I love the balance and the results that I get from the Yin practice and I know that it will be beneficial for others, as well.

2) What was your very first job?
My first real job was teaching middle school drama (yeah, middle school kids need to learn drama, right?), but I worked many, many different jobs before that including cleaning a dentist's office (ick), cashier at a Drug Fair (yes, it's every bit as stimulating as you'd expect), waiting tables at an Italian restaurant (and gaining 15 pounds in one summer) and drafting in a land surveying company (zzzz). Currently, my husband and I own and operate a video production company. But teaching yoga is the best "job" so far!

3) Is there currently a yogic text to which you find yourself particularly drawn?
Right now I am reading Sharon Gannon and David Life's Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul. I'm interested in the idea of liberation within our modern lives, not separate.

4) What do you know now that you wish you knew then?
While I am insanely grateful to be where I am now, I do wish I could have been a little more relaxed earlier in my life, knowing how good it all is, all of the time, just a few more moments of fully breathing in the wonder.

5) Being an inversion "junkie," what's your current favorite inversion to practice and why?
I think inversions are hilarious and fun and challenging and terrifying, so, of course, I love them! I have been working on a variation of headstand where I reach for my foot. That pose is teaching me patience and persistence. "Practice and all is coming."

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