"Eric Paskel has excelled in yoga. Electric Soul Yoga, formerly Yoga Shelter, which he has spearheaded to a huge success, stands out as a monument of yoga practices. Above all, Eric is one of the rare few in America who has understood the true meaning of yoga. The term yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj, meaning “to join”. Yoga therefore is essentially a practice directing humans to drop their conditioned, restricted and limited being to unite with their unconditioned, liberated and enlightened Being. This truth has gripped Eric. And Eric Paskel is now an inspired yogi who is committed to teach both the physical and the metaphysical tenets of yoga. He is a whole man. When comes such another!"
"I have always wanted to tell you how amazing of a teacher you are, but often there were too many people around you, or I was in a shy mode, but you were instrumental “in raising me” in both awareness and joy of yoga. So many of your messages came loud and clear to me this summer while nearly dehydrated and lost in the mountains on a hike. I had only ONE panic attack. That is very good for me. When I came back from my trip, I was so eager to tell you and that is when I learned you had left the studio. I swear, I felt like someone pulled the carpet from under my feet. I’ll bet that is how you must have felt too. Anyways, I know you are blessed with a loving family and that helps everything fall into place. Keep in touch, Eric."
I wanted to express my gratitude and say thanks for your help tonight. Assisting me in putting my body into proper position and pulling my leg out, which to me is a living metaphor for helping me to pull myself out of my shit and start living in some light. You see I’ve been living in fear and depression for a while, over the last few years I’ve been working to embrace it, accept it and let it go, I suppose you and your team, your way is another way that helps me to overcome and live a better way.
I’ve been a pretty closed up person for a while, over weight and making a choice I’m in a personal growth and transition phase. I’ve lost over 140 pounds, still shedding guilt, shame and the past as well as letting go of the anxiety of future, either way, that’s a lot of shells to let go of, especially when I thought I’d be dead by now. You and your team help me to be present, bring another dose of light into my day and into my new way. When I step through your doors, I step into a temple, a temple to assist me in resurrecting my temple, my life. It's humbling.This place, these other people who walk through your doors, what you and your fellow yogis do is all beyond measure.Thank you kindly and I look forward to being, learning and becoming more.
- Aron Plucinski
"Since starting to do yoga at Electric Soul Yoga almost 2 years ago, I have lost over 65 lbs. However, it was the participation in the Transformation Trains that really enabled me to change the unhealthy behaviors I had adopted throughout my life. Because of the Train, I realized I was capable of more physically challenging yoga and my physical practice has improved. With the diet plan given by Eric, I learned that I would eat much larger portions than I really needed. And while I don’t follow the plan exactly now, I learned valuable tools which I use today to control my eating habits. Most importantly, through Eric’s teaching off the mat, I have understood how I interact with the world, learned how to change my thinking patterns and how to find peace and happiness. It also gave me the opportunity to make friends and find people who have helped me with being accountable to my yoga practice on and off the mat. I am so grateful for The Transformation Train because it has given me so much more than just going to yoga class a few times a week. Riding the Train brings genuine transformation to one’s life."
At this point in my life, I could rest on my laurels, enjoying the fruits of my labor. I could. But I won’t! I was restless still wanting to create new experiences, new challenges. Enter yoga, Life/Teacher/Transformation trainings. A whole new world opened up to me. But I was tentative at first. I took baby steps, testing the waters, slowly putting into practice what I had been learning from the lectures and the group exercises, both physical and behavioral. I was challenged mentally as well as physically and loved it all. Eric is to be commended for creating such a viable, doable program; a blueprint for living, emphasizing what IS really important in life. The best part of going through the trainings is that the real ME has emerged. I am in love with living life, constantly working to progress, no longer restless. Endless waves of transformation have brought me to this point!