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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 marked by unwavering dedication to being eager students and a common love for one another.  Many will remain friends for life.

I sometimes have chance encounters with past graduates and am always overjoyed to hear how they have brought yoga into all aspects of their lives and how they are sharing it with others.

I like to think that Axis contributes to the welfare of humanity in it’s own small yet very powerful way, one student at a time.

“This has truly been an amazing experience,
I am so thankful to have been a part of it!”

“I learned so much about teaching from all of your,
I am so grateful for that!”

“I’ll forever be grateful for the tools,
knowledge & wisdom gained here.”


Thank you for your appreciation and kind words!

Congratulations spring ‘17 students, this is just the beginning of a life long process of yoga, self discovery, and passing the teachings along to your students!

Yours in the Spirit, Service and Tradition of Yoga,



200 Hr. YTT Open House – Aug. 13

Come find out more about Axis Yoga’s ongoing yoga teacher trainings. This will be a great opportunity to experience a class, meet graduates, get your questions answered and get a taste of what Axis is all about!

Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017    9:30-11am
Sixth Ave. UCC – Upstairs
3250 E. 6th Ave, Denver – 80206


“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Mahatma Gandhi

There are many ways to practice yoga.

I am not talking about how many variations of downward dog we can do or how long we should hold headstand for, rather, there are many approaches to dedicating ourselves to the aim of yoga; the emancipation of our inborn spirit from the limitations of our own perception.

The Bhagavad Gita tells us that one such path, is karma yoga, the yoga of selfless service in which one “Act[s] for the actions sake alone, without attachment to the fruits of action”.  Initially, this may seem like a pretty straight forward and overly simple approach to spiritual development.

“What? No handstand?”

Karma yoga is primarily a mindset, in which one performs acts for the collective welfare.  In karma yoga, one becomes an agent of the creation, in service of the creation.

This is a very different point of reference than our habitual tendency to perform acts for our sole gratification.

History gives us many examples or great heroes of selfless service.  Names like Mahatma Gandhi, Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu and Thich Nhat Hahn come to mind.

This list may seem a little daunting and, the truth is, you don’t have be Mother Teresa before you can be a conscious agent of goodwill and compassion.  Remember, karma yoga is a mindset, it’s more about how we approach what we are doing, than the result necessarily.

The path of karma yoga will look different for everyone, based on their particular circumstances and tendencies in life.  For some, listening attentively to someone (rather than interjecting Your better idea) is a selfless act.  For others, it may mean starting an orphanage in Mozambique.

Each of us has a particular role (dharma) to fulfill in the great playing field of the universe, one that inevitable requires that we take some action, of some kind.  Our very own heart beat depends on this principle.

Yoga practice brings peace and insight to our role within the creation.  Karma yoga is the way in which can foster greater good in the lives of others, indirectly supporting our own development.  As it turns out, we are not so separate.