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

SUN-sational Summer Specials! 

Check out these great specials available through the month of June!

PYC Will Be Closed for Two Days for a Facelift

As you may know, we've been slowly working on repainting the interior of the studio and we just have the lobby, hallways, and Vishnu room to go. Because the hallways and lobby are such a big job, the studio will be closed on 6/20-6/21 for a painting crew to finish the work. We are excited to unveil Pranava's new look and hope you'll love it!

Current Donation Focus

Our Sunday 8am donation class is supporting Peaceful Warriors this quarter...

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!



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Teacher Training

We are currently underway with our Summer 200-Hour Teacher Training program, and our next program begins in January. Check out the 200-Hour Teacher Training page and the 300-Hour Teacher Training page for more information.

Congrats to our recent 200-Hour Teacher Graduates!

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Welcome to our current 200-Hour Teacher Trainees!

Focus of the Month

The Eight Limbs of Yoga
(Aṣṭāṅga Yoga)
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Article written and topic chosen by Hethyr P.
Not to be confused with the Aṣṭāṅga Vinyāsa Yoga system, Patañjali's Yoga Sutra presents an eightfold path for reaching the state of Yoga or unity of mind, body, and spirit. Yoga is not just the physical practice as many have come to see it in the West, but a lifestyle in which we establish healthy relationships with ourselves and others, learning to calm our bodies and minds, in order to eventually reach the state where we feel a blissful connection to our highest Self and to all that is. We recognize that we are one with the Divine.
The eight limbs are: Yama (moral and ethical conduct), Niyama (personal observances), Āsana (physical practice), Prāṇāyāma (working with the vital energy or breath), Pratyāhāra (control of the senses), Dhāraṇā (concentration), Dhyāna (meditation), and Samādhi (liberation or enlightenment). Though they are laid out in a particular order, at any given time, we may be working within and across multiple limbs.

By working to live in harmony with the world around us and within our own physical forms, we learn to eventually quiet the mind and experience the pure energy and consciousness that is our essence.
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"Consider the eight limbs a roadmap of your spiritual journey. Follow it, and you'll find enlightenment."
~ Elyssa Schwartz,
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!


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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Michelle P.
1) You have taught Pranava's Sunday 8am Donation Class a couple of times per month on average for about the last year. Why has it been important to you to volunteer your own time to teach this class?
I love giving back and supporting our community whenever I can. Yoga isn't just for your mat, it's spreading love and kindness throughout your every day life and being a light in an often too dim world.  Teaching the donation class just feels so right and I love that I have this opportunity to give my time to such wonderful causes. I think that it is so beautiful that Pranava does this and I can't wait to teach more of them!
2) What's your weirdest favorite food or food combination?
I have such a sweet tooth and sometimes I will take marshmallows and put some peanut butter on them. It gets my peanut butter craving and my sweet craving done in one shot! My husband also thinks that it is really weird that I put mayo on my BBQ sandwiches, I think it is quite delicious.
3) Having taught swimming to children, do you find that there are tools learned through Yoga that can help with swimming or tools learned in swimming that might assist in a Yoga practice?
I really feel that yoga and swimming go hand in hand. What I learned through yoga, I used all the time in my swim lessons and what I learned in swimming I took right back to my mat. If I had a baby or kid in their back float and they were rolling to one side or the other, I always looked at which hip or body part was the issue and used cues or swim tools to help those developing muscles remember where the sweet spot was. It's all about that balance, core, and body alignment. In swim, you have to use your core just as much as you do in yoga and you have to remember how far your arm needs to go in each stroke, how hard to kick, where your head is in alignment with your spine, and once you put those all together, it is smooth(ish) sailing. I also used a lot of breathing in my swim lessons, we would stop and do breathing exercises all the time. It helped them when they felt anxious or we just needed to refocus during the lesson.
4) You have two kiddos of your own. What are their ages and what is your favorite thing about practicing Yoga with them?
My daughter is 8 and my son is 4 (5 in July!). I think my most favorite thing about practicing yoga with them is watching them actually take a moment and just breathe. They will be in a pose and I'll see them close their eyes and really take in a big, deep breath. I know that they are releasing some emotion that they may not know how to communicate yet and that makes me so happy for them. We often forget that they (children) may not know how to express what they are feeling or they express their feelings through tears, anger, or attitude. Teaching them how to work through those emotions with asana and pranayama has been so helpful for them. If they are having a rough day, we take a break from whatever we are doing and go to our yoga room. They always come out giggling and I can feel the energy shift with them. We make memories while learning and that is pretty special.
5) If you could spend one entire day doing anything you wanted, what would that day look like?
I would start my day really early, grab my mat and go hike the Manitou Incline. I would sit and watch the sunrise over the city and then do a yoga flow at the top of the world. After that, I would go to a record store and find some old records to listen to while I drank myself a generous cup of coffee. I would then catch a Broncos game in Denver, where I'd have massive amounts of fun and I would end my day at home with an ice cold beer, watching Star Wars, starting with the original three because those will always be the best.

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