Pranayoga was founded with the intention of making authentic yoga and ayurveda to everyone. We started in 2009 as a 1000 square foot yoga studio downtown Fort Wayne and have grown to be a global yoga therapy training institute accredited by IAYT. Our yoga studios now offer virtual and in person classes, personalized care and professional teacher trainings.
As a youth, our founder Dani(Vani), suffered with chronic allergies, asthma, and digestive issues. As a young adult she developed eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. At the age of 16 she discovered healthy eating to help with some of her physical ailments and yoga as an alternative method to treating her mental/emotional symptoms. Eventually she was able to rely on yoga therapy and ayurveda to stop and reverse the progression of these mindbody illnesses. Dani has captured her self-reflection in her debut book, The Path of Joyful Living (2018).
Pranayoga has been a space of sharing and teaching Yoga & Ayurveda as tools to make healing a reality for all. Pranayoga makes authentic Yoga & Ayurveda accessible to everyone. Pranayoga’s non profit foundation offers discounted yoga to help those with chronic illness and cancer. Whether you are looking to support your mental wellbeing, physical health or find balance in your daily life, we are here to walk with you on that path.
The paths are:
Pranayoga Studios: Our studios include a virtual sanctuary and in-person studio to bring you more joy. Practicing together in a group is uplifting and encouraging. All of our class styles and sequences at Pranayoga are seasonally and individually adapted according to Ayurveda. Ayurveda means ‘the science of life’. Prana means ‘life force energy or Spirit.” We believe that not all people should practice yoga in the same way and the same style all the time. Our style of yoga is informed by ayurveda and individualized to your current condition and environment. Sattva means balance. We move according to the seasons and our bodies to bring balance. Practicing with us is like seasonal movement nutrition. Pranayoga’s classes are seasonally crafted and adapted to the individual. All of Pranayoga’s teachers are trained in traditional hatha, tantra, ayurveda and yoga therapy.
Personalized Self-Care: Take care of yourself with our personal treatments and consultations. At Pranayoga, you can find Ayurvedic consultations, private yoga classes, yoga therapy sessions, Ayurvedic massages, sound-healing, holistic healings and pregnancy treatments to support well-being on every level.
Mastery: Personal as well as professional mastery. At Pranayoga Teacher Training Institute we master the art of practice. This may begin with personal practice as you deepen your relationship with yoga and Ayurveda, or in your professional yoga teacher practice as you learn and share Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy with others. The Sattva Yoga Therapy Program was one of the first 25 accredited yoga therapy programs in the world, by the International Association of Yoga Therapy, and we have been teaching yoga teachers since 2009.