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Eric Paskel is known for his rock ’n roll personality in the normally quiet world of yoga. He is an international yoga teacher, marriage-family and child counselor, and motivational speaker. He has been a teacher of teachers for over 16 years, presenting at Yoga Journal Conferences, Kripalu Center, Bhakti Yoga Fest, Wanderlust, Telluride Yoga Festival and the Southeast Yoga Festival.  Eric has also taken his brand of yoga around the globe, conducting workshops in Russia, Mexico, Costa Rica, India and Belize.


Eric is one of Gaiam TV’s featured teachers. Yoga Journal’s 14-day program is named after his signature class, Yoga Rocks. He has contributed articles for Mindbodygreen.com, Elephantjournal.comand Mantra Magazine. Articles on Eric can be found in magazines such as People, Shape, Fitness, Mantra, LA Yoga, First for Women, In Touch and Origin.

Capitalizing on his name recognition, these companies have enlisted Eric as their Brand Ambassador: Ahnu Shoes, Breathe In Detroit, Violet Love, Vega, Spiritual Gangster and Belatees.

Already known as a trendsetter in the yoga world, Eric has added record breaker to his list of accomplishments. Using Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions as his backdrop, he hosted the event, Yoga Rocks Ford Field, breaking 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.

Yoga Shelter, a family of eight yoga studios, launched in 2004, was founded by Eric Paskel. Yoga Rocks, Yoga Rocks Bootcamp, and Vindalini were just some of his signature classes.

John Capouya, the author of Real Men Do Yoga, used Eric as his inspiration in writing the book.

Eric’s latest creation is his greatest masterpiece, Electric Soul Yoga.