Pranava Yoga Center is built on a foundation of the ancient and traditional practices of the 8 Limb path of yoga, but we are a new generation of yogis. We focus on cultivating deeper awareness and connection in the body, mind, soul, and heart. While we hold the traditions close and believe in living our yoga, we can be rebellious at times, so we are able to let go too. We believe in the power of humor, lightness, having fun, and not taking things too seriously, but we also believe in being disciplined in the practice. We believe that a higher state of well-being can be attained through a steady yoga practice. We teach all ages and all walks of life. We are passionate about yoga and we not only talk the talk, but we walk our talk. We love yoga and we want you to be inspired by the practice!
Charlotte and Mike
Pranava Yoga Center
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"Patanjali talked about friendliness, compassion,gladness, andjoy. Friendliness and grace are two qualities that are essential for the yoga student. In yoga class, students often look so serious and so separate from one another. Where is the friendliness? Where is the compassion? Where is the gladness? Where is the joy? Without these, we have not achieved the true yoga of Patanjali."
Bodhi means enlightenment. This enlightenment is called "nirvana"or extinction. What is extinguished is our desires, an extinguishing, a "blowing out" of the fires of desire. Nirvana, in other words, is a state of non-desires.
Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha ("Buddha" means the awakened or enlightened one). Many scholars put his dates at 563-483 B.C.E.
The Symbol of the Bodhi-Tree
The Bodhi-Tree is a symbolic representation of the individual's journey to infinity. As the seed which begins tiny and hard grows open and free, so should the mind and heart. The tree is rooted in the ground as the self is rooted in matter. But the seed grows beyond the ground, as it perceives its environment, cares about it, and ultimately leaves the limitations of the body and matter behind. The branches reach towards the heaven yet the vines of the banyan reach towards the earth. Such is the state of mankind - always being pulled in two directions. One direction is freedom, ultimate liberation, and the transcendence of boundaries. The other direction is security, rootedness, comfort, and tradition - the self that will not turn away from the earth.
Sunday 10 am class at Pranava Yoga Center
Pranava Yoga Center's 2013 200 and 500 Hr Teacher Trainees
2013 Year of the Duck.....Face....
Wild Sadhakas (spiritual practitioners)
of Pranava Yoga Center
Graduates of PYC 2013 Winter TT 200 Hr Teacher Trainees
What are Mike and Charlotte doing outside Colorado Springs??