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.



Latest Studio News

 Lordy, Lordy, Look Who's Forty: Forty-Day Challenge and September Autopay Special!
Y'all! I turn 40 this week! What a wild and fascinating ride it's been so far and I have a feeling it's only going to get better from here! :)
After doctor's orders to discontinue my asana practice and any other exercise for much of the summer, I've been really anxious to really get back into it! However, after taking more of a break from physical exercise than I've taken since my lazy 20s, I realize how much strength and flexibility I've lost and how I need to get back into a steady routine. So, I came up with this 40-day challenge for myself and anyone who's interested in joining me!

For 40 days, starting on September 7th (my birthday), we'll attend (at least) one Yoga asana class of our choice per day. We'll have class logs available at the front desk as well as a folder in which to leave our sheets for the 40-day challenge. Each time you come in for a class, track the class you're taking on your log so we can verify it with our system, and at the end of the 40-days if you've made it to all 40 classes, you'll get a commemorative PYC 40-Day Challenge t-shirt and your next one-month unlimited package will be just $40 (if you're already on Autopay, your next month will automatically run at $40)!

To make this challenge a bit easier from the get-go, we're offering Autopay specials through the month of September! Autopay is an unlimited membership and the longer you commit, the better deal you'll get!
Click the flyer for detailed information about our Autopay special...
Here's to Growing Older and (Hopefully) Wiser!
~ Hethyr


NEW Classes in September!
Check out new class offerings in September and be sure to check the schedule for a couple of teacher changes for existing classes.
* NEW - Kundalini Yoga with Charanbir Singh on Saturdays at 2pm beginning Sept. 9th
* NEW - My Quick Yoga Fix with Linene on Wednesdays from 7:15-8:00am starting Sept. 6th

Challenge Winner! 

The winner of the August Charge Your Chakras Challenge 5-class pack is Elliot Nasser! Congrats, Elliot!

Hurricane Relief

Thanks to you, generous yogis, we raised $200 for the Texas Diaper Bank from the Sunday morning Vinyasa class!

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Charity for Sunday 8am Donation Class
We set a new record for funds raised through our 8am Sunday donation class last quarter! Thanks to YOU, we were able to donate $1,000 to Palmer Land Trust! Thank you!
100% of funds raised through this class are donated. We are so thankful for the yoga instructors who volunteer their time and energy to make this class happen each week! ❤️
This quarter, we'll be raising funds for Springs Recovery Connection.
"Springs Recovery Connection envisions a community that understands, supports, and embraces recovery from addiction. SRC's mission is to strengthen the recovery community through peer-to-peer and family support, public education and advocacy." 

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.

The next Information Sessions for both the 200 and 300-Hour programs are on Sunday, September 24Check out the 200-Hour Teacher Training page and the 300-Hour Teacher Training page for more information.

Our current 200-Hour Teacher Trainees!
Congratulations to our Winter 2017 200-Hour Teacher Graduates!
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Connect with Pranava

Pranava Yoga Center
802 North Weber Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
(719) 444-8463
"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

Yoga Sutra 1.12-1.14
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Topic chosen and article written by Hethyr.
With my upcoming 40th incarnation day (aka birthday), I've been thinking a lot about how my practice has fallen by the wayside a bit over these last couple of years. Sure I still do my own asana and pranayama practice at home a few days a week and make a good effort to meditate at least 5 days a week, but it's been a challenge to make it to studio classes with my many other responsibilities. I could give you a list of excuses a mile long, but it truly comes down to me making my practice a priority again.

It took being restricted from practicing this summer for me to realize just how much I've missed having a steady, consistent, passionate practice. It benefits me in so many ways - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I walk through life with more compassion, grace, understanding, and love. I stress less and accept life as it comes more easily. I sleep better and make more of an effort to stick to clean, healthy diet. I connect with others more deeply and my relationships are better all around.

So, to start this 40-day challenge off on the right foot and to support myself and others who decide to join me, I thought focusing on Yoga Sutra 1.12-1.14 would be perfect!
Sutra 1.12 states that we master the mind and reach the state of Yoga (or union) with practice and with non-attachment to the outcome of our practice. Sutra 1.13 defines practice as effort toward steadiness of mind. And 1.14 tells us that when the practice is done consistently, without break, and with sincere devotion, it becomes a firmly rooted, stable, and solid foundation.
Join me this month as we work together to build a firm foundation from which to extend out into the world with as much grace and love as possible. See you on the mat!
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Yoga Sutra 1.12-1.14 
1.12 Abhyāsa vairāgyābhyām tannirodhaḥ
The mental modifications are restrained through practice and non-attachment.
1.13 Tatra sthitau yatno'bhyāsaḥ
Of these two, effort toward steadiness of mind is practice.
1.14 Sa tu dīrgha kāla nairantarya satkārāsevito dṛḍhabhumiḥ.
Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break, and in all earnestness.
*Note: The 'u' in dṛḍhabhumiḥ is actually a long 'u' in Sanskrit but the program used to create the newsletter was unable to support this character.

Teacher Feature

Stay Tuned for New Instructors in the Coming Months!

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