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

Thank You!
Once again, we are so humbled and grateful that you've voted Pranava Yoga Center one of your favorite yoga studios in the Colorado Springs Independent's Best of 2017! We are so thankful for the incredible teachers and students who make Pranava an amazing place to work, study, and play! To say THANK YOU, we've brought back the Gratitude Special for the month of November... 7 classes for just $77!
 
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Schedule Updates and Holiday Schedule
New offerings in November!
- Tues. 10:40am Free Meditation w/ Hethyr
- Thurs. 12pm Lunchasana w/ Kris
- Fri. 10:40am Free Meditation w/ Samantha
 
November Holiday Schedule:
November 23rd - All classes except 6am & 9am cancelled
November 24th - 6am cancelled
 
Please be sure to check our schedule for the most recent updates and teachers. 
 
 
Charity for Sunday 8am Donation Class
Thanks to YOU, we were able to donate $650 to Springs Recovery Connection. Thank you!
 
100% of funds raised through this class are donated. We are so thankful for the yoga instructors who volunteer their time and energy to make this class happen each week! ❤️
 
This quarter (October through December), we'll be raising funds for Catamount Institute.
 

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"Catamount Institute is dedicated to developing ecological stewardship through education and adventure by connecting kids with nature through meaningful outdoor experiences. What's more, children learn that they have the powerful ability to protect and nurture the natural world."

http://www.catamountinstitute.org 

 

Congratulations!
Congratulations to the 40-Day Challenge Survivors/Thrivers!
 
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Survivors/Thrivers: Michelle Neely, Samantha Hart, Hethyr Pletsch, Kim Ross (not pictured), and an honorable mention to Tara Kelley-Cruz (not pictured), who finished the 40 days with just a few days of home practice!
 

Newsletter

Teacher Training

Our next programs (both 200-Hour and 300-Hour) begin in January, and we are now accepting applicationsCheck out the 200-Hour Teacher Training page and the 300-Hour Teacher Training page for more information.

The Summer 2017 200-Hour Teacher Training Program just finished! Congrats to our new graduates. We wish you well on your yogic journey!

Congratulations to our Summer 2017 200-Hour Teacher Graduates!
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Focus of the Month

Saṁtoṣa
(Contentment)
 
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Topic chosen and article written by Alison N.
 
Saṁtoṣa, meaning contentment or satisfaction, is the second Niyama of Patanjali's eight limbs of Yoga. The Niyamas help us build a positive relationship with ourselves. The Niyamas are criticial ethical guidelines to develop as a foundation so we can form authentic, meaningful relationships with others. Saṁtoṣa can be translated to mean accepting our current situation, appreciating who we are and what we have.
 
Saṁtoṣa is a principle I work on constantly to help me find happiness and gratitude. I choose to make every effort to practice saṁtoṣa. In this life, we are constantly bombarded with advertisements, Facebook posts, etc. trying to convince us that we'd be happier if only you had _____ or could travel to _____. This practice of contentment isn't easy but it can lead to a more peaceful state of mind and freedom from looking outside of ourselves for happiness and gratitude for our current situation.
 
It is human nature to work on bettering ourselves. Practicing saṁtoṣa does not mean we do not continue to set goals and strive for them. Instead, we work to NOT look outside of ourselves for happiness or external objects and factors to bring us freedom, as this only further binds us to discontentment.
 
Open your eyes to all of your blessings. Be grateful for all you are and all you have. Our external world is constantly in flux, which can lead us to joy one minute and grief the next. Saṁtoṣa or contentment with our unchanging, authentic, perfect Self allows us to love, live, give, trust, and have faith. Do not wait for saṁtoṣa. Just look inside of yourself and see that you are whole, perfect and amazing already. Any other blessings that come your way can just be the icing on the cupcake!
 

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"He is richest who is contented, for content is the wealth of nature." 

~ Socrates

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

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 Nataliya B.

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1. Is there currently a specific Yoga Sutra that really speaks to you? Which one and why?
Sutra 2.33 - Vitarka badahne pratipaksa bhavanam: when disturbed by negative thoughts, opposite ones should be thought of. This sutra especially speaks to me this season. Such a specific skill to build into a habit - fixing your gaze on the opposite of all the negative that comes up, to be actively looking for the antonym.
 
2. You're a photographer, right? What are some of your favorite subjects to photograph?
Photography is a great passion of mine. My favorite subjects to photograph are people - their expressions, natural and unscripted, authentic emotions caught on camera. It's a great joy to "catch the essence" of the person or work to help them find their best side.
 
3. Aside from Vinyasa Yoga (which we know you love since you teach it!), are there other styles of yoga that you particularly enjoy and/or practice often?
Aside from Vinyasa Yoga, I have great respect and continuous interest in Iyengar-style Hatha Yoga - holding asanas for a longer time, 5-20 minutes, focusing on alignment. I have found it to be very empowering, offering many tools to break the limits of what I tell myself I can and cannot do.  When taken as a holistic approach, it is a great system to develop and a practice worth a lifetime.
  
4. You work for a charity called Project Angel Heart. Would you tell us a little bit about this amazing organization, what you do there, and how we, as individuals, can help?
I am a part of a wonderful local organization called Project Angel Heart, coordinating support of the volunteers and the distribution of meals in Colorado Springs. The mission of the organization is to deliver nutritious meals to improve quality of life, at no cost, for those coping with life-threatening illnesses. It serves the community of Denver and Colorado Springs. The meals are made from scratch by a team of professional chefs and volunteers and are customized to meet the unique dietary needs of each client. Volunteers are also making all of the deliveries. If you would like to volunteer and help make deliveries on Saturdays, please reach out to me or directly to the organization. It is a wonderful cause and a direct help to our community. 
 
5. What was it like to recently teach "broga" to abunch of 7th graders through Catamount Institute (our current Sunday 8am Donation class charity!)? :)
Sharing yoga with 7th grade students was a wonderful opportunity that Catamount Institute offered the kids as part of their program. The key is to hear the kids and understand where they are on the journey - to connect the tools that yoga offers to their real life experiences - anxiety of the new year starting, a new school, a new subject - and sharing what we have in yoga that can help all of us navigate feelings, emotions and body.

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