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.
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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!
We are currently accepting applications for our next 200-Hour Teacher Training program beginning in June! Contact us by phone, email, or in person for your application. Check out the 200-Hour Teacher Training page and the 300-Hour Teacher Training page for more information.
Our next Summer 2019 200-Hour Teacher Training Information Session is Wednesday, May 1 at 7:15pm. Click on the flyer for more information!
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!
Sat Nam is true identity. 'Sat' means truth and 'Nam' means identity. Sat Nam is in the sacred language of Gurmukhi: ਸਤਿਨਾਮੁ, and it is a mantra that is significant in the Kundalini Yoga practice. It is a bija (seed) mantra. We can relate this "seed" to the seed of a tree; within a seed is contained all the knowledge of the fully-grown tree, and it is the same with the mantra. The seed is the identity of truth embodied within the truth of your own soul. Chanting this mantra balances the five elements (tattvas) within the body and awakens the soul to the truth of its own identity.
Chanting Sat Nam at the beginning or end of a practice opens us up to our true identity, and it cultivates a deeper understanding of who we are. When you align with your highest truth (Sat) and vibrate in that identity (Nam), the experience of connecting with divine consciousness is happening within your own being.
When we go about our daily lives it is easy to forget that each and every one of us has a higher purpose while we are in this body, on this earth. This doesn't mean that we quit our jobs and go off to spend our lives in meditation. What it means is that we can choose to wake up every morning and go through our day in alignment with our true identity. Our true identity is not something we have to go out and find - our true identity and our higher calling are already within. It is a matter of opening ourselves up to the truth of our own being, and allowing that to resonate in every moment, in every breath. And it is not just in those moments when we are on our mat. Instead it is in the moments when we are washing the dishes, or walking the dog, or greeting a stranger, or talking to a friend. Every moment is an opportunity to pause and ask ourselves if what we are doing is in alignment with our highest truth.
Truth is our identity. When we chant Sat Nam, we are creating the vibration for the truth of our own existence and awakening ourselves to our highest Self.
What is your truth? What does Sat Nam mean for you?