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.
Pranava Yoga Center is currently offering both IN-STUDIO and ONLINE classes!
We have been so grateful to see some of you back at the studio the past couple of weeks and are, of course, so thankful to those of you still joining us online!
Please note that classes in-person at the studio are notated "IN-STUDIO" on our schedule. These are the ONLY classes being offered in the studio at this time. Please be sure to read all pertinent details before returning to in-studio classes.
Parking has become a bit more limited around the studio due to permit only spots on the north side of Dale Street and on the west side of Weber Street. The opposite sides are still open street parking and we have five PYC-designated, first-come, first-serve parking spots in the lot two doors to the north of the studio on Weber. We encourage you to walk, ride your bike (we have two bike racks in the fenced-in area on the north side of the building), or carpool whenever possible.
Over the last 6 months, through your generous donations and attendance, we were able to raise/donate $1,000 to DayBreak: An Adult Day Program!
Thank you so much for your donations and for attending PYC's donation class over the last several years! We will be pausing this class for now due to a busy teacher training schedule and to give our teachers a well-deserved break. Many teachers have very generously volunteered their time to teach this class since its inception four-and-a-half years ago. We are so grateful for their kind hearts!
Since this class started in January, 2016, the incredible yogis and yoginis who attended raised a whopping total of for local families and charities!
Infinite gratitude to all of the amazing people who have devoted their time and energy to this class and to giving back to our community!
Topic Chosen and Article Written by Dee K.
We’ve all heard it, thought it, said it: “Karma’s a b*tch.”
But what does that mean? Is it our fate? Or just bad luck? Is it something not going how we planned it? Or is it bypassing actual ownership for our actions?
Simply, karma is translated as “action.” These may be actions of the mind, body, or energy. It is the cause and effect of each individual decision we make throughout our many lifetimes. The big difference between “good” and “bad” karma is our intention and morality. If we are intending to share peace and compassion, we accumulate karma that will support us on our spiritual path towards liberation; yet if we are acting selfishly or maliciously, the karma will display itself as setbacks on that path. Our goal as yogis and yoginis is to strive for accumulating “good” karma through selfless service in order to transcend beyond our physical forms.
While we often look at the physical actions we have performed, we also must start weighing the impact of inaction. One of the most important lessons of The Bhagavad Gita is Kṛṣṇa’s conversation with Arjuna regarding how inaction is harmful action within itself. While we may prefer to just not make a decision because the outcomes might be difficult, we are still actively choosing to not take part. We tend to be indecisive in challenging situations because it is easier to walk away or have an “I don’t want to” attitude, as opposed to facing what needs to be addressed. When approaching those tough decisions, take a breath, feel the fear around the uncertainty, then act. Act consciously. Act mindfully. Act supportively.
So ask yourself this: How will you act in mind, body, and Spirit today?
Bhagavad Gita 4.18
कर्मण्यकर्म य: पश्येदकर्मणि च कर्म य: |
स बुद्धिर्ान्मनुष्येषु स युक्त: कृ त्स्नकर्मकृ त् || 18||
karmaṇyakarma yaḥ paśhyed akarmaṇi cha karma yaḥ sa buddhimān manuṣhyeṣhu sa yuktaḥ kṛitsna-karma-kṛit
Those who see action in inaction and inaction in action are truly wise amongst humans. Although performing all kinds of actions, they are yogis and masters of all their actions.
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“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”
~ Wayne Dyer