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

Vote for Pranava in the
CS Indy Best Of!

It's that time of year again - time to vote for your local favorites in the Colorado Springs Independent's Best Of editionPlease take a moment to visit http://www.csindy.com/ and be sure to vote in at least 10 categories for your vote to count. Voting ends August 31st. Of course, Pranava would greatly appreciate your vote!

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Important Message About
Class Start Times
 
In the past it has been our policy to allow a 5-minute grace period to accommodate late arrivals. Due to strong feedback and in the interest of respecting your time, we are discontinuing this grace period beginning Sept. 1. You can expect class to begin and end right on time. As we do not always have someone at our front desk, late arrivers may be denied entrance. Please plan accordingly!
 

New Free Meditation Class
 
We are offering another FREE MEDITATION class on Tuesdays from 7:05 to 7:30pm with Deb H. As a reminder, Jaclyn R. also offers free meditation on Wednesdays from 7:05 to 7:30pm.

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July Specials Extended
Through August!
To celebrate our one year anniversary of ownership, we've decided to extend Summer Specials through the end of August! We are so very thankful to all of you for hanging in there with us through this humbling first year of new ownership. We appreciate all of you amazing yogis who have practiced with us, those who have thought enough of our humble little digs to have referred a friend, family member, or complete stranger, and those who have taken a chance at checking out a new-to-them studio.


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Yoga Rocks the Park
The first three sessions of Yoga Rocks the Park were a huge success! It returns to Colorado Springs on Saturday, September 19. Yoga on this day will be FREE to the whole community sponsored by Pranava. Join us for some fun in the sun! You can find out more about Yoga Rocks the Park right here.

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Teacher Training

The Winter 2016 200-Hour Teacher Training Program begins in January. Come to our Teacher Training Open House on 9/27 or check out the 200 Hour Teacher Training Page for more information.

Applications are currently available for both the Winter 2016 200-Hour program and the Summer 2016 300-Hour program. Pick up an application at the studio or request one through email at info@pranavayogacenter.com.

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A huge congratulations to our Summer 2015 200-hour graduates! We are so very, very proud of all of you and wish you the best on your new adventures. Go spread the love!

Focus of the Month

Dṛṣṭi
(also drishti)

दृष्टि

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Dṛṣṭi has many definitions in Sanskrit including sight, vision, glance, mind's eye, attitude, and point of view. Dṛṣṭi is a focused gaze used during asanas, pranayama, and meditation that aids in developing concentration. When the gaze is set at a single point (externally or internally), the mind is not as easily distracted by external stimuli, and our awareness is drawn inward, moving us closer to the experience of Yoga - union of mind, body, and spirit.

"When we charge our eyes with yogic vision, we see our true Self. As we gaze at others, we perceive our own form, which is Love itself. We no longer see the suffering of other beings as separate from our own; our heart is filled with compassion for the struggling of all these souls to find happiness. The yogic gaze emerges from an intense desire to achieve the highest goal of unitive consciousness, rather than from egoistic motives that create separation, limitation, judgment, and suffering.

Like all yogic practices, drishti uses the blessed gifts of a human body and mind as a starting place for connecting to our full potential - the wellspring that is the source of both body and mind. When we clear our vision of the covering of habits, opinions, ideas, and their projections about what is real and what is false, we gaze beyond outer differences toward the absolute Truth."

~David Life, co-found of Jivamukti Yoga
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

Newsletter

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.

Teacher Feature

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Name:  Janet E.
Teaches:  Thursday 9am - Vinyasa Beginner/Intermediate 

1) What is your favorite thing about teaching yoga?
Well, this was all an accident and I never dreamt I'd be a yoga instructor. But, halfway through Yoga Teach Training something changed and here I am. One of my favorite things is preparing for a class with my practice mapped out and then, as we're going through the sequencing in class adjusting to the energy, vibe or level of the students - sometimes throwing the plan out the window and modifying the class on the spot. It is certainly humbling to have students come up after class and tell you the class was exactly what they needed.
 

2) A little birdie told us you're set to retire very soon.  What exciting plans do you have for your future?
Yes, I am!  At this point I don't have any big plans, but initially, I will be taking a couple of months off to just decompress, attend and teach yoga classes. We have a couple of trips planned (e.g. attend the F1 race in Austin TX and the Barrett Jackson auto auction in Phoenix).  We're also planning a trip to one of the U.S. Virgin Islands, plus visiting some old friends. Afterwards who knows? The options are wide open and I'm just so excited to explore and see what this next chapter brings.

3) What posture is currently the most challenging for you and why?
The postures that are most challenging for me, that I continually work on, are Salamba Sirsasana and Pincha Mayurasana. I had never done inversions until coming to Pranava Yoga Center (PYC) and being inverted is a challenge and somewhat unnatural, however it provides a whole different perspective!

4) What is something you've accomplished with the help of your yoga practice that you never thought would be possible?
Before coming to PYC I struggled on the professional side working tons of hours with lots of stress and feeling somewhat stuck. Then I found yoga and completed the 200 RYT. Patanjali says that "suffering sprouts from the mind and affects all levels of our human existence - physical, mental and spiritual. In fact suffering doesn't come from the outside; it is a response that we produce ourselves in our mind. This is reassuring because it means that if we can find the strength within we can do something about it!" The asana practice and meditation helped me to relax (and breath) and I began seeing things a little clearer, put life in perspective, and let go of the desire to control everything. It has opened a new path for me.

5) Who is your favorite hero/heroine in a book or movie and why?
Selene from the Underworld! Selene is headstrong and stubborn, even to a fault, not willing to back down when she knows something is wrong, or leave any stone unturned. Selene is protective of those that are near and dear to her and will go above and beyond to shield and support them regardless if it goes against what is expected. She is a seeker of truth and is trusting until given a reason not to be. She's just a tough heroine and that's pretty cool.

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