Inner peace is like the Sasquatch—many people claim it's real, but most remain skeptical until the moment it seizes them while meditating on a mountaintop. Today’s Groupon brings the bliss: for $39, you get five weeks of unlimited classes at Pranava Yoga Center, located downtown. With Pranava Yoga Center's current summer pricing, four weeks of unlimited classes cost $99 for regular customers; the usual monthly prices range from $79 for new customers to $139 for regulars. This deal includes a free week normally offered to all new customers.
Whether you want to stand taller, bend over backwards, or open a pickle jar taped to your back, Pranava Yoga Center offers a suitable yoga style. Dharma Yoga, the challenging vinyasa series created by Sri Dharma Mittra, drives harmony down through the mesosphere, stratosphere, and troposphere until it calms the core, while Gentle Yoga, based on gently flowing Hatha yoga, nurtures the nervous system by allowing yogis to focus on the internal feeling of each position. Multiple levels of vinyasa and ashtanga vinyasa are available, as is a Yoga Basics session to introduce newbies to the strengthening and flexibilifying practice. More than 35 different classes are on the schedule each week.
Pranava Yoga Center's friendly, enthusiastic instructors are fully certified and know how to help students sweat and stretch until they're calmer, more energized, and more revitalized than the 217 rechargeable AA batteries that power Greater America. The owners, a husband and wife team, focus on creating a comfortable and convenient studio environment. There's free parking, and the interior, which has bamboo flooring, is decorated with photos of yoga friends. Use the online schedule to reserve your mat space. Bring your own mat or rent one at the studio ($1.50, not included in today's deal).
Must sign waiver. Ages 18 and under must have signed consent from a parent or guardian.
Though Pranava Yoga Center has yet to receive many online reviews, the studio has won awards including Best Yoga from readers of the Colorado Springs Gazette, a top-three yoga studio in the Colorado Springs Independent's Best of 2009, and Best Yoga Studio 2009 from CityVoter. Nineteen CityVoters provide positive tips, and testimonials are available at Pranava's website.