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Prana Das is an educational environment committed to community, to teaching the most thorough and authentic practices of yoga, to respecting and restoring the body and mind and to providing a place where you can learn, grow and develop skills and knowledge that will apply in all areas of life for your whole life.
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“Yogas chitta vritti nirodha”: Yoga is the calming of the fluctuations of the mind. —Patanjali
When we begin studying yoga – whether by way of the asanas (physical postures), pranayama (breathing disciplines), meditation or studying the Yoga Sutra – the way in which we learn is the same. The more we progress, the more we become aware of the holistic nature of our being, realizing that we are made of body, breath, mind and more.
What does "Prana Das" mean?
Prana is the power that flows in all living forms and performs vital functions. Paramhansa Yogananda called this aspect of prana “life-force.” He further explained that life-force possesses an inherent intelligence, enabling it to carry out the life-sustaining processes. Prana is the universal sea of energy that infuses and vitalizes all matter. Prana is also used to refer to the breath. When the life-force flows properly, the result will be a natural state of health and vitality.
Das is derived from the Sanskrit word Dasa meaning servant, “devotee,” or “votary.”
Prana Das is a community and philosophy that is committed and devoted to preserving, expanding and evolving our experience with the life-giving force (Prana) through practice.
Yoga literally means “union”. This union can be understood on different levels. One of these is “to come together,” “to unite,” or “to tie the strands of the mind together.” A further meaning of the word yoga is “to attain what was previously unattainable.”
Do you have an old injury or a recent trauma that is affecting your life? Are you recovering from surgery or a procedure and looking to regain your health? We are specially trained to help you when other methods like physical therapy and rehab fall short.
Do you have trouble staying regular with exercise? Do you have a strong workout plan but feel it is incomplete? Are you an athlete and want to get even more fit? Yoga is designed to comprehensively enrich, strengthen, lengthen and purify the body regardless of your current condition.
Feeling stressed? Mentally overextended? Meditation and mindfulness practices are tools and skills you can equip to make space in your mind, manage difficult emotions and bring yourself into a thoughtful response to everyday and situational challenges.
Meet Your Team
Prana Das Yoga is proud to enlist a staff of practiced and accomplished teachers with a variety of backgrounds and diverse training focus. Unlike any other center in the area, our teachers have either accomplished or are working towards their 500-Hour RYT status or its equivalent in their healing arts field. We consider ourselves carriers of a long and honored tradition of yoga passed on over thousands of years by many elevated teachers. With that mindset, we strive to provide the highest standards of teaching, to continue life-long training that may be shared with our students and to make yoga accessible for each and every person who comes to practice. We encourage you to consider this practice a lifelong journey and to take each day as an opportunity for continued education.
Derek HopkinsFounder, CYT 1000, ERYT 500, Yoga Therapist
Nadia HopkinsFounder, ERYT-500, Yoga, Intuitive Specialist
Senior Instructor, Prenatal
Senior Instructor Vinyasa/Yin
Senior Instructor, Meditation/Yin, Reiki
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Feeling Intimidated to Start Yoga?
So often, we are told by new students that they wish they had started earlier, but were intimidated. Don’t let that be the case! Yoga is a learning experience, and you will feel better after your first class. To demonstrate and reinforce the teaching here, we release two instructional videos each week that help you refine your practice. Check out our videos page to get more familiar with how you’ll learn.
Visit Prana Das:
385 W. Lancaster Avenue,
Haverford, PA 19041
Mon thru Fri 6:15am – 7:30pm
Phone: 610 896 9642
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