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

Spring has sprung!
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Spring is a time for new growth and life, a time to reconnect with your community if you've been hibernating all Winter, and it's a great time to breath new life into your yoga practice.  Maybe try a new class or a different teacher, or check out one of the many workshops we have coming up. If you've been contemplating our 200Hr Teacher Training program, the upcoming summer program is full but another one begins in January!

Spring It On
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Hethyr & Jon
 

Hanuman Festival

Get ready to transform yourself at the summer's most loved yoga festival, Hanuman Festival. Join us in Boulder, Colorado June 11-14, 2015, for the 5th year anniversary celebration featuring Richard Freeman, Rod Stryker, Janet Stone, Rodney Yee, Tias Little, Annie Carpenter, Saul David Raye, Sianna Sherman, Tiffany Cruikshank, Amy Ippoliti, Kia Miller, Tommy Rosen, Darren Rhodes, and many more... INCLUDING PRANAVA YOGA CENTER CO-FOUNDER MIKE MATSUMURA!


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CS Indy Best Of 2014 - Silver!

By the dreadlocks of Shiva! Guess who took Silver in the CO Springs Independent Best Of Colorado Springs 2014 Yoga Studio category (page 25 of the digital issue)??? We certainly couldn't have done it without YOU!!!

Thanks to each and every one of you for your support and for continuing to make Pranava your yoga home. We are so blessed to have you all in our lives, and we'll continue to do our very best to serve the Colorado Springs yoga community with open arms and open hearts! 

With Love, Compassion, Gratitude, and Respect,
Hethyr and Jon Pletsch

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New Ownership

As of August 11, Pranava Yoga Center is under new ownership! Hethyr and Jon Pletsch are honored to be a part of the extraordinary community of teachers and practitioners that are the heart and soul of Pranava.

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Teacher Training

For our next teacher training program beginning in May, we are officially
FULL
and are no longer accepting applications.

The Winter 2016 200-Hour Teacher Training Program begins in January. Check out the Teacher Training Page for more information.


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Our Teacher Trainees

Focus of the Month

Community

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Merriam-Webster defines community as:

1) a unified body of individuals
2) a joint ownership or participation
3) society at large

Individuals who feel a sense of belonging to something larger than themselves tend to lead happier, healthier lives than those who feel a sense of isolation. When one is part of a strong and healthy community (like the yoga community at Pranava Yoga Center and in Colorado Springs!), this feeling of belonging is supported. A strong community supports both the individual and the community, as well as the larger society.

"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community...  Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes, and for our own." 

~Cesar Chavez

Teacher Feature

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Name:  Shannon N.
Teaches:  Sunday 12pm, Yoga Basics

1) What's the best April Fool's Day joke you've ever played or that's ever been played against you?
I had an April Fool's Day party many years ago and I asked a friend to bring an appetizer. She brought canapés that were "artfully" disguised doggie treats. They were not too bad with beer...

2) What color is your yoga mat and why did you choose that color?
My yoga mat is purple. I think it is a warm and happy color. Since purple is associated with royalty - maybe in one of my past lives I was in a relationship with a "Grand Poohbah."

3) What is your favorite Colorado Springs hiking trail?
Palmer Park trail(s) located right in the middle of Colorado Springs are my favorite. They are 10 minutes from home with open spaces and beautiful vistas and I can let my dog off lead.

4) What would be the most challenging yoga posture for you to hold for 5 minutes and why?
Vasisthasana - Side Plank.  The muscles in my low back are weak. A regular practice of side plank has strengthened them but I still have to work extra hard to stay in the posture for any length of time.

5) What's the kindest act you've ever seen performed (either by/for you or another)?
I have a close friend who established a half way house for addicts over 15 years ago. I have witnessed his love, patience and countless random acts of kindness for men who are sick, lonely and destitute. His quiet faith and actions have influenced many lives for the better including mine.

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.

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Connect with Pranava

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

 
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