Eric Paskel

Launched in 2004, Eric Paskel is the founder of The Yoga Shelter, a family of eight yoga studios. He is an international yoga teacher, marriage, family and child counselor, and motivational speaker.

As a teacher of teachers for over 16 years, Paskel has presented at Yoga Journal Conferences, Kripalu Center, Bhakti yoga Fest, Wanderlust, Telluride Yoga Festival and the Southeast Yoga Festival. He's also taken his brand of yoga around the globe, conducting workshops in Russia, Mexico, Costa Rica, India and Belize.

Eric Paskel's trademark classes include Yoga Rocks, Yoga Rocks Bootcamp, and Vindalini. Although, his latest creation is his greatest masterpiece, Electric Soul Yoga.

Known for his rock ?n roll personality in the normally quiet world of yoga, Eric Paskel is a trendsetter in the world of yoga. John Capouya, author of Real Men Do Yoga, used Eric as his inspiration for the book and Yoga Journal?s 14-day program is named after Eric's signature class, Yoga Rocks. Paskel has also contributed articles for Mind Body Green, Elephant Journal and Mantra Magazine and has been featured in magazines such as People, Shape, Fitness, Mantra, LA Yoga, First for Women, In Touch and Origin.

On top of his many accomplishments, Eric Paskel has added record breaker to his list. At the Detroit Lions' Ford Field, Paskel hosted yoga Rocks Ford Field, an event that broke the record for the largest indoor yoga class. He also led the longest yoga chain in Estes Park, CO at a Yoga Journal conference in 2012.


    Restore Video
    Episode 3
    Restore (December 2015)Advance Your Practice: The Wall
    Episode 3
    , 27 minutes
    The third segment in Eric Paskel's series, The Wall, is for those that want to "relax to the max". This incredibly restorative class is again set up on the wall for ultimate support, grounding and rejuvenation. You will ...
    Available worldwide
    Running with the Devil Video
    Running with the Devil (October 2015)
    32 minutes
    Time to turn up the volume in this up-beat fusion practice with Eric Paskel. Experience new movements in this creative sequence that will stretch you out and elevate your heart rate for a well rounded workout. Don't worry, ...
    Available worldwide
    Lower Body Video
    Episode 1
    Lower Body (November 2015)Advance Your Practice: The Wall
    Episode 1
    , 20 minutes
    The first video in our The Wall series with Eric Paskel is all about the legs! Asana's become more stable, sturdy, and grounded from having some fun on the wall. Eric promises strong, powerful, lovely legs from practicing ...
    Available worldwide
    Soul Scrub Video
    Soul Scrub (April 2015)
    39 minutes
    In this gentle vinyasa class with Eric Paskel, a clear head, warm heart and unblocked body are just a few benefits you will take away.
    Available worldwide
    Upper Body Video
    Episode 2
    Upper Body (December 2015)Advance Your Practice: The Wall
    Episode 2
    , 20 minutes
    In the second segment of Eric Paskel's new series, The Wall, part two is not a sequel but a prequel of what can be done when we invest in the development of our arms, chest and shoulders. Once again Eric is using the wall as a ...
    Available worldwide

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    ddrum, posted on August 25, 2016

    We need more Eric! I love "Running with the Devil" and want more like that. Sometimes I want a calming meditative practice, but sometimes I want to get fired up and this enthusiastic unorthodox approach is perfect. Thanks!

    Eric Paskel, posted on September 7, 2016

    Love your enthusiasm and comments. Reaching people through the use of contemporary music and the English language was frowned upon when I came on the yoga scene. Now there are many trying to imitate my style. Check out some of my other videos, too.


    laburnurse, posted on October 15, 2015

    Hi Eric, I am super excited to be able to do a few of your classes from home. Such a treat!
    Thank you!

    Eric Paskel, posted on October 28, 2015

    Thank you, Nancy. It's a treat for me too! EP

    luxmendonca, posted on October 10, 2015

    Loved your class Running with the Devil. I ll try the Soul next. Pleased to meet you. Namaste.

    Eric Paskel, posted on October 28, 2015

    Thanks. Both classes will give you what you need; fast pace, cardio or slower pace, stretch. EP

    Astjules, posted on July 13, 2015

    Eric, you are an inspiring teacher. I will come again to do this class and look forward to others.

    Eric Paskel, posted on October 28, 2015

    Thanks for your kind words. There will be others coming soon. Try my latest, Running with the Devil. EP

    omtara2, posted on June 2, 2015

    I loved the combination of opening the body as well as the mind and heart in this class. When you were having us hug our knees and talking about letting things go...releasing...I burst into tears! That was a surprise and an eye opener. I am truly grateful for that. I hope that we will get the pleasure of seeing more videos with you on GaiamTV. Namaste

    Eric Paskel, posted on June 2, 2015

    You said it! If one let's go just a bit tears and eventually if not immediately smile! Thanks so much for your share and keep in touch. EP

    juliahyoung, posted on May 22, 2015

    Please add more videos with Eric. He's so good!

    Eric Paskel, posted on May 22, 2015

    So grateful for your note and to Gaiam for having me

    victoriajaguar, posted on May 13, 2015

    An extraordinary teacher, now on-demand. I'm thrilled.

    Eric Paskel, posted on May 22, 2015

    Your kind words are felt!

    Eric Paskel, posted on May 13, 2015

    For the kind words!!

    julieann40, posted on May 5, 2015

    Amazing class.

    Eric Paskel, posted on May 5, 2015


    pixiefever78, posted on May 5, 2015

    This was such a great class, not only was my body and soul taken on a journey my mind was too - I can't guarantee that yoga will make you live longer but you will die smiling :-) Best ever line ever xxx Thanks you rock!!

    Eric Paskel, posted on May 5, 2015

    Wow! Love your response.. Sounds like your soul got "scrubbed". I hope you like the rest of the vidoes as well. I look forward to hearing from you again. EP

    hope999, posted on May 3, 2015

    This class was very powerful. It addressed the emotional need of looking inside ourselves for truth and acceptance. He is an incredible teacher. Thank you.

    Eric Paskel, posted on May 5, 2015

    I'm so happy you understood exactly where I'm coming from. Being understood is one of humanity's greatest gifts we can give each other. Thank you, thank you! EP

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