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

Spring has sprung!

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
!  ;)
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!


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.


Teacher Training

For our next teacher training program beginning in May, we are officially
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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Congratulations to our Winter 2015
200-Hour Graduates!

Focus of the Month




The online Spoken Sanskrit dictionary gives numerous definitions for sankalpa, including but not limited to:

1) intention
2) conviction 
3) declaration of purpose
4) determination 

When we set a sankalpa, we are setting an intention to stay aligned with our highest purpose. Unlike many other (often New Years) resolutions we make, sankalpas do not focus on perceived negative aspects of ourselves, such as the desire to lose weight, or exercising more because we feel inadequate. A sankalpa is a positive statement that helps us align and stay connected to our highest purpose and our highest Selves. An example of a sankalpa might be, "May I willingly accept and be open to whatever life bring me."

"[...]because there is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe.  It's your mission on earth.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." 

~Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist

Teacher Feature

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Name:  Karen B.
Teaches:  Friday 6:30am, Morning Yoga

1) What originally led you to the practice of yoga?
Like so many others, I began to explore yoga classes to alleviate some long-term physical issues. Other remedies just weren't working anymore. But looking back, I know I was also half consciously motivated by a desire to continue my personal path to spiritual growth. Within a very short time, yoga became a regular part of my life.

2) What is your favorite season and why?
I've always loved this time of year, extending into summer! Partly because I have a summer birthday, but I love seeing fresh, new growth in nature. I walk or run every day, and it makes my heart so happy to see different flowers as the months progress.

3) Do you have a favorite yogic quote that inspires you?
I have so many favorites, but I always feel this one in a particular way:  

"Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; for it becomes your destiny." ~Upanishads

4) If you had a million dollars to give away, how would you decide to give?
I would invest in as much water infrastructure projects as I could around the world.  Water is so basic to life,  but 750 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation. 6 to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases.

5) If you could practice yoga at any one spot on the planet, where would you choose?
I'd have to come back to my mountains.  I was born here and as much as I've found places that I love around the world, Colorado and its natural beauty are special.

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.


Connect with Pranava

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

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