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

CS Indy's Best of Colorado Springs

We are so grateful that you have nominated PYC as one of the finalists in the Yoga category in the CS Indy's 2018 Best of Colorado Springs! Now we're humbly requesting your vote one more time in this new two-step voting process. Voting takes place between September 5th and 25th.
 
 
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Back-to-School Autopay Specials

The beginning of the school year can be stressful and pricey, so we want to make it easy and affordable to stick to your practice!

Sign up for Auotpay unlimited monthly membership in September and receive your first month at just $85!* The longer you commit, the more you save!

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2019 Teacher Training Sessions

Want to dive deep into the practices of Yoga and learn a whole lot about yourSelf in the process? Whether you're interested in teaching or simply going deeper into your own practice, we've got a little something for everyone. Join us for one of our information sessions or check out the teacher training page to find out more!

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Teacher Training

Pranava's 2019 200-Hour Teacher Training dates and Info Session dates have been announced!

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Check out the 200-Hour Teacher Training page and the 300-Hour Teacher Training page for more information.

Congratulations to our recent 200-Hour Teacher Graduates!
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Meet our 2018 300-Hour Teacher Trainees!
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Teacher Feature

 
Stay tuned as we welcome new PYC teachers in the coming months!
 

Newsletter

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 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

Kleśa
(Affliction; Suffering; Poison)
 
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Article written and topic chosen by Samantha H.
 
In yoga, we use practices to help eliminate our suffering, but suffering is always a part of the human condition outside of enlightenment. Knowing how and why we suffer gives us insight into changes we can make in order to ease our own personal suffering. When we ease our own suffering, we can begin to heal the suffering in the world and right now, that's a very valuable practice.

In the Yoga Sutra, Patañjali outlines five causes of suffering called the kleśa, which translates into poison. The first kleśa being avidyā, or ignorance of our truest identity. The second, asmitā, is identifying with the body and ego as that truest identity.  Rāga is our attachment and inability to let go of things that don't serve our journey. The opposite of rāga, is dveṣa or aversion to life because we are scared it will cause us harm. The last kleśa, abhiniveśa, is fear of death of the ego and body.

Knowing the play of the poisons, you can see how they show up in any challenges in life. Fighting with others, body image issues, attachments to outcomes, withdrawal from loved ones, and fear are just a few of the many ways the kleśa can show up. 

There is hope though! And this where your yoga practice comes in handy! In the second book of the Yoga Sutra, verses 10 and 11, Patanjali says, "The subtle causes of suffering are destroyed when the mind merges back into the unmanifest. The gross effects of suffering are discarded through meditation."  And we all know meditation is easier after our practice! If that's not a reason to come see us at Pranava, consider what kleśa is at play there as well! See you on your mat!
 
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"Yoga is asking us to pay attention to the nature of all of our relationships and to apply the yamas and the niyamas to them. Whether it is our relationship to our breath, the bottoms of our feet, the ant crawling across the kitchen floor, our families, or to God, we are being asked to pay attention. The aim of yogic practice is to free us from the endless distractions of the kleshas-fear, pride, desire, and ignorance-and to teach us to bring a focused mind to bear on the nature of our relationships. Our time spent on the mat is dedicated to that end."
 
~ Rolf Gates, Meditations from the Mat

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