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

Schedule Changes  
Be sure to check the schedule for important updates and changes starting in May! 
  
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June 30th is PYC Seva Workday

Join us for our second ever PYC Seva Workday! It's a great opportunity to meet new friends and connect with the awesome community that is Pranava!

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Classes will be cancelled for the day as we work inside and outside fixing up and beautifying our Yoga space and property. We'd be honored and oh-so grateful if you'd join us! Tea, coffee, and lunch will be provided. :)

Charity for Sunday 8am Donation Class

You generous yogis and yoginis raised $400.00 for CASA of the Pikes Peak Region through Pranava Yoga Center's Sunday 8am Donation class from January through March! THANK YOU!

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Please meet the Yeakey family (Royal and Kerri pictured). All donations from our Sunday 8am Donation class from April through June will go to support this family's medical expenses. Here is the Yeakey family's story in Kerri's words:
 
"Our son Royal has PANDAS, an autoimmune disease, and is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. We started perusing Biomedical interventions over two years ago with the help of a specialist doctor. It took countless labs, supplements, diet changes, and many treatment trials to find some relief. His PANDAS symptoms returned with a vengeance and he suffered through the winter months. He would tell us his brain hurt, he didn't want go to school anymore, his OCD became unmanageable and his tics more apparent, he became aggressive and his school work regressed as his functioning level within the classroom became more overwhelming.
 
What is PANDAS?
PANDAS is an acronym for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infection. It is an autoimmune condition initially triggered by strep infections, which disrupts a child's normal neurologic activity. PANDAS occurs when the immune system produces antibodies intended to fight an infection and instead mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in the child's brain, resulting in inflammation of the brain (basal ganglia section) and inducing a sudden onset of movement disorders, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and abnormal neurologic behaviors.
 
In February of 2018, we reviewed labs with Royal's doctor and he was diagnosed Immune Deficient. We have been referred to an Immunologist in Denver for IVIG treatment. IVIG is an intravenous blood product (the immunoglobulin element of donor's blood) that is regularly given to children and adults alike who have certain immune deficiencies. We have decided to pursue this path for recovery for our son Royal to restore his immune system. The cost of IVIG is roughly $10,000 or more. All the interventions we have pursued with the help of our doctor come out of pocket for our family. This path has not been easy, it is lonely, scary, and heartbreaking to watch our son regress with illness due to PANDAS. We are beyond grateful for donations, kind words, positive energy, and thoughts for our son's healing."
 
 
Children's Yoga with Omtastic Yoga at Pranava! 
Join Omtastic Yoga at Pranava Yoga Center on Tuesdays from 4-5pm for Children's Yoga (ages 3-9)! While you're here, enjoy a class of your own with the PYC crew at the same time!
 
 
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Teacher Training

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

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

Meet our 2018 200-Hour Teacher Trainees!
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Meet our 2018 300-Hour Teacher Trainees!

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Focus of the Month

Nāda Yoga
 
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Topic chosen & article written by Jean H.
 
"Although all energy is vibration, the vibrations of light and sound energy are most prominent. When we hear any sound we know immediately whether it is mechanical or non-mechanical, whether it is the sound of a living being or a nonliving being. Among living beings there are sounds of animals, birds, aquatic creatures, and so forth, each distinct and unique. Among human beings, the sound of the voice indicates gender, age, character and personality, mental condition, emotion, motive and intention, distance and direction. We can know everything by the sound of the voice. In short, all living and nonliving beings have their unique sound, and all of these sounds are the manifestation of that pure energy which is called Om."
 
~ Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, Nada Yoga: The Science, Psychology & Philosophy of Anāhata Nāda Yoga

This vibration described above is known as Nāda or Aum (Om) or the sound produce by an instrument of some sort, whether mechanical or organic in nature. But Nāda can also be observed without that physical stimulus. That sound is the inner sound that is produced without an instrument and is known as Anāhata Nāda. It is spontaneous, self existent, and self evident. Anāhata Nāda is the unstruck sound, the sound of silence.

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.

Teacher Feature

Tiffany S.
PYC Substitute
 
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1) What's your favorite book or movie and why?
My favorite book is Atlas Shrugged, although I've only read it once over a 6-12 month period. It's a very detailed and thick book written by Ayn Rand, a Russian born author, who strongly opposed communism. In Atlas Shrugged, the main character Dagny Taggart, partially inherited her family's railroad that her brother debauched to gain political power. To prevent the government from ruining her family's business, and legacy, Ayn Rand sought the expertise of an elusive engineer responsible for creating the greatest train engine known to humankind. The engineer's name was John Galt, who refused to offer his assistance to any organization that condoned political gain in support of communism.
  
In Atlas Shrugged, great inventors, thinkers, philosophers, and leaders would lose their life's work to the government without receiving adequate compensation. Their work would then end up in the hands of unqualified and greedy individuals, who controlled the masses to enhance their own lifestyles. Without outwardly supporting capitalism, Ayn Rand describes the impact communism has on a country when corrupt politicians attempt to control industrialism. 

Although Dagny was unable to save her family's business, she did finally meet John Galt, who introduced her to an underground movement that created their own utopian society made up of all the great thinkers, inventors and leaders opposed to communism. Dagny could not control her environment, but she never gave up on herself, or her beliefs, which ultimately lead her to a supportive community and better state of being, which sounds like a lot like yoga to me.

2) Currently, what's your favorite asana (posture) to practice?
I have a lot of asana postures that I like to practice, but it seems I gravitate the most to backbends, arm balances and inversions. Currently, I'm challenging myself with transitioning from Standing Figure 4 to Dragonfly. I love how I'm able to work on my standing balancing posture before twisting and lowering down into an arm balance.

3) If you were a cartoon character, which character would you be?
If I was a cartoon character I would be Stitch from Lilo and Stitch, because he is wild and isn't afraid to express himself when he disagrees, or feels like there is an injustice being made against him, his family, or the people he cares about. .

4) What do you consider the most challenging aspect of Yoga (for you, of course)?
The most challenging aspect of yoga is incorporating what I might learn in a yoga class, or workshop, understanding it, agreeing with it and then completely forgetting about it, or not applying it in my everyday activities. For example, I know that my pita dosha contributes towards inflammation and feelings of anger. So rather, than increase my pita, by drinking coffee throughout the day, I could bypass feeling so stressed and nauseous, if only I was willing to change my everyday habits. Sometimes remembering what I'm trying to accomplish and why, challenges me the most.

5) What is the most challenging asana for you right now?
The most challenging asana for me right now is forearm stand. I often feel like my legs are too far away from my body, which makes it difficult for me to come into the posture. I also believe if I worked my core more, it would be easier for me to lift my legs into an inversion, even when they aren't as close to my torso as I would like. It's a work in progress.

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