At PranaYoga we honor the essence of yoga while merging the modern day research of yoga therapy for moving from surviving to thriving.
Our company name comes from the Sanskrit word for “breath”. Breath is our vital life force that sustains the body and mind. The breath is something we all receive and share. As a child our founder, Dani suffered with breathing problems and other health issues. Our school is one centered around yoga therapy for healing and community. It is also a spiritual center welcoming all faiths, just like our breath, our gift of life.
The word “Yoga” means union and also comes from the ancient Sanskrit language. The root word means “to yoke.” It also means relationship. We are committed to forming a relationship with every one of our students and empowering you to strengthen the relationships within your own life.
Our mission is to provide a center of yoga therapy and inspirational community for students and yoga teachers to learn and grow together. A portion of our proceeds help support the Pranayoga Foundation, which helps provides free yoga to people with cancer and chronic illnesses. Joan Borysenko, Co-founder with Herbert Benson, MD, of the Mind-Body Clinic at New England Deaconess Hospital, says that the practice of yoga is, “Aimed at learning to quiet the mind and to direct it.” She speaks of the practices as “centering” and asserts that the end result is to increase awareness, honesty, confidence, competence, and love.