Entries by derik

Yoga, the Path of Shadow and Light

  I like to tell people that yoga is born out of adversity and a deep desire to know the truth.   Yoga is just as much about understanding our darkness as it is about understanding our  light.  It teaches how to navigate the valleys and climb to the peaks; without one you could not have […]

What Does Yoga Say About Life Off the Mat?

  The Yoga of Not-You Traditionally, yoga was offered freely in service of the welfare of the whole creation. As students and teachers of yoga, how do we live in alignment with this noble ideal and still pay the bills? How do we live in attunement with yogic principles and fulfill our responsibilities? Classic yoga […]

10 Tips on Choosing a Denver Yoga Teacher Training

The Top Must-Ask Questions Before Choosing a YTT   Some have called Colorado the mecca of yoga. And as the popularity of both yoga and Colorado as THE place to live have grown, the number of certified yoga teacher training programs have skyrocketed. A quick internet search will turn up dozens of training programs throughout […]

Why Go on Retreat? Invitation to Crestone, CO

  Why YOU need a retreat. And the perfect time is this Labor Day!   Derik Eselius and Beth Sanchez want to personally invite you to spend Labor Day weekend with them in beautiful Crestone, CO! The Labor Day Yoga Retreat takes place September 1 – 4, 2017. Spots are limited so register today! The […]

3 Natural Cures for Pain Caused by Inflammation

Inflammation. The source of pain and three things you can do about it!   We often hear a lot about “inflammation” but what does that really mean? Inflammation starts on a cellular level and involves a cascade of chemical reactions in the body that lead to aches and pains. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the […]

Congrats 200 Hr. Graduates!

  Congratulations! I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge our spring 2017 graduating class!  After nearly four months of intensified yoga study and practice, they have blossomed into mature teachers who are ready to pass the gift of yoga along to our greater community. Each class has a unique character.  This particular class was […]

Spring Yoga Retreat Recap

  3 Incredible Days to “Return to Center” Last month, close to 30 people ventured to Grant, CO to spend a weekend in nature. Some were already close friends, some were strangers, but they all had a common goal… to pause, breathe and go deeper in practice. Lead by both Axis Yoga Training’s Derik Eselius […]

Become A Student of Yoga in 3 Steps

Being a student of yoga. Here’s how… Assuming I am still alive, I will be studying yoga until I am dead 🙂 Yoga, as most of us come to realize, is a lifelong study.  We may begin with the practice to loose weight or because a friend dragged us into class; but sooner or later […]

The Center of the Universe is Right Here

As we gear up for our upcoming Spring retreat, we are examining the theme of “returning to center” and what it means. Beth Sanchez is special guest on our blog today and will be co-teaching the retreat. Let us know what you think about the notion of returning to center and self reflection. And thank […]

How to Go Inward & Find Your Center

Finding your center means more balance, focus and awareness.   “Center everywhere, circumference nowhere.” -Kaivalya Upanishad   What does it mean to be at the center of your life?  Do you find yourself chasing an endless “to do” list that only expands the more items you scratch off?  Both Greek and Yogic myths tell the story […]