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The final practicum for Axis Yoga Teacher Training graduates is open to the public.

These students have dedicated themselves intensely to the practice and now wish to share the fruits of their discoveries with you!

Sumptuous refreshments served every session!

Located at Sixth Ave UCC ~ 3250 e. 6th Ave (sixth and Adams)

~ Please bring any props if you have them ~

Dates and Times:

Session I: Sat. June 11, 3:30-5:30
“the Pelvic Girdle”
John, Courtney, Rebecca, Kayla, Nyke

Session II: Sun. June 12, 1-3
“Yoga 101”
Mike, Marla, Jo, Niko

Session III: Sun. June 12, 3:30-5:30
“Journey through the doshas”
Richard, Annie, Kari, Jenn

Session IV: Sat. June 18, 1-3
“Bhakti Yoga”
Kevin, Mary Ann, Laura T ., Jeane

Session V: Sat. June 18, 3:30-5:30
“An experience in kriya yoga”
Bob, Vanessa, Kara, Laura G.

I didn’t really choose to focus on asteya as my yama experiment; I just went to the group that had the least amount of people. Oops. I struggled and procrastinated at first because it was hard to feel that this yama was very applicable to me.  Fortunately, I don’t go around taking things that aren’t mine. So to design my experiment I had to get past the gross definition of asteya, not-stealing. I looked through our texts and pulled out the following definitions.

Heart of Yoga: Take nothing that does not belong to us. Do not take advantage of someone who entrusts something to us or confides in us.

Sutra 2.37 (as written in HOY): One who is trustworthy because he does not covet what belongs to others, naturally has everyone’s confidence and everything is shared with him, however precious it might be.

Ashtanga Yoga Primer: Avoid any kind of misappropriation of material or non-material things. When perfected, one is freed from the illusion of ownership.

Light on Yoga: The desire to possess and enjoy what another has leads to the urge to steal and covet. Gathering things you don’t really need. Freedom from craving enables one to ward off great temptations. Craving muddies the stream of tranquility.

Overall I feel I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge over the past three months during the YTT program. I’ve grown stronger personally, mentally, physically and emotionally. I am very happy with how my yoga practice has improved and how overall I am more aware of my body and breath in the postures during asana. I also feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to learn more about pranayama as I didn’t know much about it prior to the start of the program. In addition, I feel more confident in speaking publicly which was a big fear of mine at the start of the program. Generally speaking though I am very thankful to have been given the opportunity to participate in such an informative program with some highly trained professionals. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in either deepening their practice or becoming a yoga teacher.

The content of this program has allowed me to grow spiritually and as a teacher of yoga. I had the teaching background already so the content really helped me embody yoga for my students.

Axis Yoga Training helped me to not only deepen my own practice, but has given more confidence and knowledge to share my passion with others.

Axis Yoga TT is an in-depth, comprehensive program that prepares students to be able to speak wisely to all aspects of yoga, not just asana. The teacher training at Axis Yoga brought light and strength to yoga in my life. It created a beautiful foundation for me to grow, love and know peace.  This program changed my life. I wanted yoga to be the main course instead of just dessert, and indeed I find it front and center on my plate each day now. I appreciate that this program stayed true to its word in being a “classical” training. This training felt authentic and real and I’m coming out the other end happier.

This program really challenged me. It took my understanding of yoga to unexpected and amazing places. I truly believe I am walking away changed and ready to share yoga in the best way I know how!

The philosophy/theory is such an amazing aspect to yoga, and I truly feel like this program does a great job of making sure we know how valuable it is. I loved practicing sadhana every time we met. This program stays true to its word as a “classical program”.

I Loved all of the instructors! They’re musicians in a band, each contributing their own sound, skill and style. The result was a comprehensive construction of asana, in depth and fascinating representation of sadhana, pranayama, vayus, and interactive kirtan and opportunities to practice teaching. The time spent in the program was one of self-discovery, spiritual and character growth, and I found my voice. I felt like a true community was developed.

All of the teachers were and are inspiring strong leaders. I love this training overall and feel it is a good foundation. It is my desire to go even deeper to take more training.

I came here to grow and that I did. It was a very well rounded program and I learned much more about yoga and my self than I expected to. I recommend the program to anyone who wants to learn and grow.

The diversity of the teachers was phenomenal! All of them wonderful, offering an in depth look into their world of yoga. This program was beautifully integrative. As a whole from teachers to the content. You get a real sense of what yoga truly is. Thank you, thank you!

I would highly recommend the Axis Yoga Teacher Training. All the instructors are very knowledgeable and personable. They really care that all the students learn to be better yogis and better people.

The breadth of the course is marvelous. The teaching staff is well-rounded and very experienced and I really enjoyed the class diversity.

Greetings Everyone,

Axis Yoga Trainings will be hosting an Open House next Saturday July 24th from 4-6pm. The Open House is intended to give participants a very brief introduction to our training program and provide a class/forum for the general public to participate in a yoga class.  The event will consist of  an one and a half hour long class (including pranayama, meditation and asana) followed by an informal Q. and A. session.  The entire evening is offered free of charge and participants are encouraged to bring a mat and something comfortable to sit on.

Again, that’s…
July Aug. 24th, from 4-6pm

Consulate Healing Center 750 E. 9th Ave
(Cap Hill -Washington and Clarkson streets)

Hope to See You There,

Axis Yoga has once again successfully graduated another class of yoga instructors.  Some have taken the program purely for personal enrichment while others will go on to teach.  Regardless of their motivation, students tell me year after year what an extraordinary experience the training was for them, how their whole perspective on yoga has changed and how grateful they are to have participated.  The training culminates in a graduation ceremony in which the students bring their friends and families.

The graduation requires every one’s participation as students assemble the banquette room, prepare food and clean up all in dress attire!  Everyone gets into the spirit of karma yoga and the work seems effortless as everyone selflessly works for the common good.  In many ways, the graduation ceremony is the culmination of their learning.