A BIT ABOUT US ALL
Welcome to the site. Hopefully this page will inform you about us all – you and me. I suspect yoga has been an integral part of your development. Perhaps you came here either to study yoga in great depth, or are looking into yoga teacher training. You want to learn yoga as a holistic system, and are open to it’s spiritual heritage.
If so, the Denver Yoga Underground could be home.
The Underground is Denver began in 2003. For the first few years it drifted around the city in various locations. In 2009 it found its permanent home inside of a church on 6th Ave. and Adams street, in the Congress Park neighborhood.
We were one of just a few yoga schools when we got started and one of the very first to offer yoga teacher training in the city. At present, we do not offer daily classes, and choose to focus on more in depth programs. We also do joint presentations with community advocacy groups such as the Center for Trauma and Renewal, Comeback Yoga, and Yoga for the People.
DYU was established and continues to be operated by husband and wife team Derik Eselius and Brenna Hatami, both veteran yoga students.
Derik started yoga in 1991 while on traveling in India at the age of 19. India set the tone for what would become a lifelong, dedicated practice that continues to this day. Brenna discovered yoga in 1989, has studied in India on multiple occasions and is one of DYU’s core teachers.
The Denver Yoga Underground is a movement of diverse yet like minded yogis who are ready to discover themselves more fully. And become agents of good in the world, whether through teaching or simply how they conduct themselves in life.