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Pranayoga is a globally recognized yoga therapy training institute and neighborhood wellness center. Our campus is nestled in the charming neighborhood affectionately referred to as "the 07" by Fort Wayne residents. Pranayoga Institute offers a unique yoga experience as a yoga therapy school. Trauma-informed, therapeutic movement for stress reduction, improved well-being, and spiritual connection.

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Pranayoga Institute is the home of the midwest’s first Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda collective featuring

  • Personalized Yoga Therapy Sessions

  • Ayurveda Lifestyle Counseling

  • Bodywork and Massage

  • Group Yoga Classes

  • Full-Service Online Yoga Studio

  • 1000 hours of Teacher Training Programs

  • Continuing Education for Yoga Therapists

  • Sound Healing Sessions


Experience the benefits of yoga therapy

Individual Yoga Therapy Sessions

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Ayurveda Consultations

Yoga Health Benefits

  • Happier Mood

  • Stress Reduction

  • Increased Flexibility

  • Better Concentration

  • Pain Management

  • Balanced Mood

  • Stronger Bones

  • Quieter Mind

  • Enhance Athletic Ability

  • Healthy Weight

  • Better Digestion

  • Healthier Back

  • More Energy

  • Increase Muscle

  • Stronger Immune System

  • Overall Increase In Well-being and Vitality(Prana)

The more consistently you practice the more benefits you will achieve. Practice should be done in a relaxed/not forceful way and often.

So what is the difference between Yoga and Exercise?


  • Parasympathetic nervous system dominates
  • Subcortical regions of the brain dominate
  • Slow dynamic and static movements
  • Normalization of muscle tone
  • Low risk of injuring muscles and ligaments
  • Low caloric consumption
  • Effort is minimized, relaxed
  • Energizing (breathing is natural or controlled)
  • Balanced activity of opposing muscle groups
  • Noncompetitive, process-oriented
  • Awareness is internal
  • (focus is on breath and the infinite)
  • Limitless possibilities for growth in self-awareness


  • Sympathetic nervous system dominates
  • Cortical regions of brain dominate
  • Rapid forceful movements
  • Increased muscle tension
  • Higher risk of injury
  • Moderate to high caloric consumption
  • Effort is maximized
  • Fatiguing (breathing is taxed)
  • Imbalanced activity of opposing groups
  • Competitive, goal-oriented
  • Awareness is external
    (focus is on reaching the toes, reaching the finish line, etc.)
  • Boredom factor