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

 Free Classes on Thanksgiving

Join us for FREE classes on Thanksgiving Day at 6am for Morning Yoga, 9am for Vinyasa Beginner/Intermediate, and 9:30am for Gentle Yoga. All other classes on Thanksgiving Day are cancelled, as well as the 6am class on Friday, Nov. 23rd. Happy Thanksgiving!
 
 

Yoga Therapy Training

PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala and Pranava Yoga Center are partnering to bring 500-hour trained yoga teachers an in-depth training in Yoga Therapy!

Contact Pranava Yoga Center to find out more about this four-year, 1,370-hour program, plus the bridge program that will prepare you for the training. This program is taught by Hansa from PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala.

*This is an IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) Accredited Yoga Therapy Training Program.

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New Classes in November!

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* Buti Yoga with Deb on Mondays from 12-1pm & every fourth Sunday of the month from 6-7pm
 * Yin Midday Getaway with Dawn on Wednesdays from 12-1pm
 
Click here for November schedule updates.
 

Wine, Yoga, and a Show! 

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Yoga, wine, and Estas Tonne enthusiasts, join us at Pikes Peak Center on December 5th for a unique and fun experience. Enjoy a 60-minute yoga session and a glass of wine, then stay for the Estas Tonne concert!
 
For more information and to purchase your ticket, please click here
 

Current Charity for 8am Donation Class

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From September through December, we'll be supporting Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention through our Sunday 8am donation class. Many of us have been personally touched by suicide and know the devastation of losing a loved one in this way, so let's all help prevent it. Join rotating guest teachers who volunteer their own time and energy on Sundays at 8am for Donation Vinyasa Beginner/Intermediate.

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.

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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Congratulations to our recent 300-Hour Teacher Graduates!
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Teacher Feature

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Taffi W.
Thurs. 6pm Moon Asana
 
1) What do you love about teaching Yoga?
I love seeing how the students' faces light up when they begin to see that there's more to yoga than just the physical movement. It gives off such a tremendous amount of positive energy within the room after class and that gives me joy. Yoga is not that serious but it sure can be life changing; embrace it with every breath.
 
2) For you, what is the most challenging aspect of teaching Yoga?
When preparing for a class, I find it challenging to decide what message I want to share because there's so much that it's hard to narrow it down.
 
3) What's your favorite book?
It's really hard to pick just one book. Before my 500-hour teacher training, my two favorite books were (and still are) How Yoga Works by Christie McNally & Michael Roach and Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith, but now I've been introduced to several more and I really enjoy The Yoga Sutras of Pantañjali with translation and commentary by Swami Satchidananda and the Bhagavad Gita.
 
4) Pecan or pumpkin pie?
Pecan.

5) What are three things for which you're grateful?
My family, my health, and the path that led me to yoga.
Pranava Yoga Center
802 North Weber Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
(719) 444-8463
info@pranavayogacenter.com

Focus of the Month

Ānanda
(Bliss)
आनन्द
 
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Article written and topic chosen by Dee K.
 
Ānanda, also known as bliss or divine joy, is an extraordinary experience that all yogis and yoginis have the opportunity to attain. So how do we reach this bliss state?
 
You can simply surrender yourself to the Divine, allowing your entire being to feel this connection to everything around you without expectation or judgments. Creating this relationship with the "God Source" can be similar to any other relationship; there may be fear or hesitation, but upon removing these vṛttis, you will be able to experience complete and utter absorption in bliss.
 
If this sounds too easy or too good to be true, you can start by accepting yourself exactly the way you are and where you are. You are traveling this path for a reason, and you need to allow yourself to accept any faults or imperfections. These may be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual judgements or expectations that you set yourself up to. Upon realization that self-criticism and negative views of situational experiences are not supporting you on this path, you have the opportunity to be at peace with where in this walk of life you currently stand.
 
While we are accepting ourselves for who we are, we also need to keep up a healthy exploration of who we truly are (hint, hint: we are all collective consciousness). Spend some time in quiet meditation to explore who you are, beyond the individual bodily experience. Removing the standard labels that you may jump to; "I am a mother," "I am a student," "I am a worker," etc. Think deeper than that; "I am love," "I am energy moving through form," "I am the universe." Allow all judgements of your personal experience to melt away and leave room for the true Self to shine through.
 
According to Paramahansa Yogananda, ānanda can only be found through regular, deep meditation. We need to look within the Self for this bliss state, as opposed to material external joys, even if that means sitting with the Self for five minutes a day. As we reach this bliss state, our mind will be at peace in the most exuberant of situations, both pleasant and painful.
 
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"You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait. You need not even wait, just learn to become quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no other choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet."
- Franz Kafka

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"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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