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“Go Deeper in Committed,

Inclusive and Supportive Setting"

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"Study Yoga

As a Complete System"

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"Dedicated to Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2003"

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"Deepen your Practice.

Feed your Soul. Learn to teach."


Axis Yoga’s Teacher Training

Denver’s Premier yoga instructor certification training

Yoga teaches that deep inside each and everyone of us, we are intrinsically Free. We are vibrant, luminous and benevolent expressions of One Universal Source.

Yet, we are pulled in so many directions by the demands, distractions and temptations of our embodied lives, that we fall away from our radiant nature. Our potential lies dormant; our health, happiness and relationships suffer.



How do we cultivate our highest self in today’s often hectic and face paced world?

For this, we are wise to turn to the ancient and timeless wisdom of yoga. Established in Denver, Axis Yoga Trainings is dedicated to supporting you in teaching and practicing yoga, so that you can excel in all arenas in your life: career, health, family, spiritually and more.

At Axis Yoga Trainings, students from Denver and beyond are guided, step by step, in how to teach and instruct others on their yogic journeys.



The content of the training could be a good fit for you if…

  • You are ready to deepen your study, learn about yoga from a holistic perspective and practice in new and empowering ways
  • You want to learn how to construct a tailor made practice designed to address your specific needs
  • You want to streamline and amplify your learning by participating in a high quality, established yoga teacher training with over 10 years of experience
  • You have been so moved by the practice that you want to share/teach it with others

As over 300 of our graduates will attest, the training builds consistently, week after week, month after month into a cohesive whole, embodied experience.

Tracy Rubino

“One of the fondest, most exceptional experiences of my life.”

The entire experience was better than I ever could have imagined. The essence of yoga emerges and speaks for itself.

The training proved to be so comprehensive and enriching that by its end I not only felt ready to teach, I now enjoy teaching immensely and sharing with others the gifts Axis afforded me.

Melanie Harris

“The training helped to revitalize my spirit!”

The teaching program helped me align my spiritual values with a mind and body connection and invited me to live more fully into my purpose, and find new meaning in life.

The value of the  Axis Yoga is incredible. If you are looking for a boost in life, want to revitalize your practice or shine clarity on your purpose and meaning in your life, you’ve found it! Sign up today!”

Shigeko Leveque

“I can’t even express enough how rich the program is!”

I was thinking about taking a yoga teacher training for a very long time but it took me only one session/conversation with Derik to decide to dive into the program!

All the teachers are amazingly knowledgeable too. There is so much to learn from each one of them.

Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and giving me the confidence and knowledge to be a teacher. I will continue to share my experience from Axis Yoga to all my students!

Meghan Coffey

“I am so grateful for the experience
and the teachers at Axis!”

I had been practicing yoga for about three years when I decided I wanted to deepen my practice even more -not just focus on asana. I thrived because I had the support and training of incredible teachers who are dedicated to the practice and success of the students. Axis’s program prepared me to be a positive and authentic yoga teacher.

Sandy Chervenak

“My yoga practice and my life have been fully altered in beautiful ways by the yoga teacher training I completed with Axis.”

I had been practicing yoga asana for 5 years before then, not even knowing that I could be getting so much more out of my practice and my life. I have never felt healthier than I did during the training, and my practice had never been so deep.

I feel like I became part of an amazing community with my Axis teachers and the other students in my class, with whom I still keep in contact.

Now I have to tools to teach yoga to troubled teens twice a week with the confidence that I can guide them through it. I am eternally grateful to Axis for all of these gifts!

Ashley Golder

“The Axis Yoga Training was an incredible experience!”

The instructors were knowledgeable, kind and committed to helping each student integrate the material into their own lives.

Whether you want to teach, broaden your personal practice or both, AYT is a fabulous venue to delve deeper into the subtleties of yoga. The program also connects you to a vibrant community of fellow graduates. I would highly recommend this training program. It’s a wonderful investment!

During our time together, you will be given an extraordinary amount of inspiring and practical information that will serve you well beyond the life of the program.

Students go way beyond the study of the postures in this program, here we learn about:

  • Specific breathing methods that give one direct access to stabilizing the mind and body
  • Meditation practices that promote clarity, insight, healing and renewal in the mind
  • Classical yoga theory accompanied by transformational, hands on exercises that integrate the concepts immediately
  • Specific yogic diet and lifestyle teachings designed to keep you vital, healthy and thriving
  • Detailed instruction about the poses from both physical and subtle body perspectives

Registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level, Axis Yoga provides you with the most in depth training experience possible. We pay close attention our students in our effort to offer them exactly what they need.

We work with you specifically to feed your soul and draw out the teacher that lies within.

Brooke Lewis

“Axis Yoga exceed all my expectations and gave me experiences I never expected to have!”

I was a pretty experienced student of Yoga asanas (postures). But I knew that there must be much more to actually teaching Yoga than I had to offer.

I have specialized in pre and post natal health and fitness, which includes teaching prenatal yoga and mom & baby yoga. I was only able to build my business on the exceedingly strong foundation of Axis Yoga Trainings.

Phil Greenburg

“Participation in AYT training was the pivot point in my personal practice and has allowed me to work with my students at a much higher level of confidence and expertise.”

AYT is unique in its approach to training future instructors. AYT’s Pay-As-You-Can, inclusive approach exemplifies what I feel are the very best precepts of Yoga.

Axis Yoga Trainings is Offered 
on a Pay As You Can Basis!

Axis aspires to make Yoga Teacher Training as accessible as possible, to as many people as possible. Pay As You Can means you can select to give beyond our required minimum ($1,497) depending on your means and what feels…fair. The minimum insures that the program is sustainable and that the student is invested in their education.

Training Dates

Fall ’15 Training: Sept. 1st-Dec. 15th
Tuesday 6-9pm
Saturday 1:15-6:15
Sunday 1:15-6:15

Training Dates

Sept. (1,5,6) (8,12,13) (15,19,20) (22,26,27) (29)
Oct. (3,4*) (6,10,11) (13,17,18) (20,24,25) (27,31)
Nov. (1) (3,7,8*) (10,14,15) (17,21,22) (24,-,-)
Dec. (1,5,6) (8,12,13)
Breaks: November 28th and 29th (Thanksgiving Weekend).
*Day Long Programs (9am-6pm): Oct. 4th, Nov. 8th

Thank you for your interest in Axis Yoga Trainings’ transformational journey into the heart of yoga practice.

I hope you will choose to join 100’s of other past participants who have completed our programs, receive new inspiration in so many aspects of your life, and learn how to share in these incredible teachings with the rest of humanity.

Yours in the Spirit, Tradition and Service of Yoga,

Derik E.

p.s. For many, yoga is an essential aspect of their lives, that nurtures and uplifts them in unparalleled ways. Thank you for entrusting us with your practice, it is a great honor to do so.

Derik Eselius – Director of AYT
Contact Us | 720-934-6934

Yes, I am ready to take the next step and submit my enrollment form for Axis Yoga’s Teacher Training program!

Shannon Cornelius

“Axis helped me move beyond my challenges and take my personal practice to a new level.”

I found a deeper sense of self in my yoga practice and the ability to share this practice with others is now just a bonus. I truly enjoy serving as an instructor in the 4 classes I teach each week. Axis instructors are authentic as well as experienced and their focus on building community makes me proud to have studied under them.

John Madden

“My perception of yoga immediately changed…”

I researched Yoga Teacher Trainings in Denver and that led me back to Derik and AYT. Having a place to learn that solely focused on training teachers carried a lot of weight in my decision. This was the school for me!

The teachers at AYT delivered teachings for a lifetime; the yoga that was covered was beyond anything I had expected.

Yes, I am ready to take the next step and submit my enrollment form for Axis Yoga’s Teacher Training program!