Yogi PeterJ was certified by master instructor June Blank. June Blank, who at the time was 87 years old holds the office of diplomat of the “Asociacion de Profesores de Yoga”. Master June Blank is a disciple of Swami Jyotirmayananda of the “Yoga Research Foundation”. Peter is also an alumnus of the “Polestar Comprehensive Pilates Program” and is studio certified to teach Pilates on both the reformer and mat.
Peter has studied and practiced yoga and its ancient wisdom, since picking up a book on yoga at age 15. Since 2009, Peter has intensified his studies of the science, learned the wisdom and practiced the art of yoga to expand his knowledge of the life-enhancing skills and tools that yoga provides and better share this holistic enhancement with others as a teacher, guide, coach, and therapist.
In his study and practice, Peter has explored Hatha, Ashtanga, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Bikram forms of yoga. He studied Ashtanga Yoga with former Madonna instructor Wayne Krassner. In 2017, he retreated to the Himalayan Institute to study with Pandit Tuganit and deepen his knowledge of the Yoga Sutras.
Today, Peter continues to be guided by listening to the voices within; his intuition and instincts; the inner voice the inner light and beauty. His teachings develop from his vast body of diverse experiences and knowledge gathered throughout the years. Experience that, in it’s distilled and purest essence he pours into his teachings and every-day practice of yoga.
As a validation of the physical results of his yoga practice, John Friend, founder of Anusara yoga, said “… Desi and I so enjoyed sharing with you our new alignment technology. We were both very impressed by your spirit and your amazing 60-year body!”
Regardless, Peter will tell you that “I’m just a man, like any other man. Common. Like any/every woman/man trying to decipher why I’m here, now. What my purpose is. Yoga, meditation and mindfulness make me aware that without quieting the fluctuations and agitation of the mind and heart, I/we cannot begin that journey of exploration, discovery, and wonder. Yoga leads us to awareness and provides tools and practices that holistically heal, strengthen and balance us, so that we can be the stillness and peace we need to be present in the moment and find our way/journey to why we’re here . . . and discover our purpose.“
Over ten years ago, a transformation began with the simple intent to ‘re-invent myself.’ Yoga was not, however, the intended medium or horizon. Intuitively, I was drawn in, and an awakening occurred and then healing manifested itself.
I saw before me the subtle, pervasive intuition and intent to journey down a path that would later start the holistic transformation and unification of mind, body and spirit and my inner light. The thought and desire had always been there… but in every prior chapter of my life it had been momentarily interrupted by what I later came to realize was my own arrested development.
After I found peace and experienced yoga’s healing power, I chose to endeavor to help others find that peace. I do this through a holistic and therapeutic practice that focuses on awareness and re-alignment of the mind, heart, body and spirit.
Thank you!! I want you to know how helpful the sessions have been with you...priceless...We have talked a lot and thats what I needed.
I love love love love love and super loved the event. I felt so at peace and being surrounded by nature and all of the nice people at the event made it even better. I always liked the way you taught classes at the YMCA and you always talked to me about dealing with my anxiety, I was able to achieve some kind of internal peace that day. Thank you so very much for such an opportunity. I am looking forward to the next event P.S.: The food was delicious, I am not a vegetarian but I could get used to that lifestyle
I have been in many of your classes since you first started teaching. ...I am not sure if you have others that had recently had thyroid cancer, but that is me. I know you have a lot of people to keep track of and we have talked often along the way. We have talked about how this is what you were meant to do, and that is so true. You have definitely found your calling. Your final relaxation has helped many people make it through many rough days. That I know for sure. You are inspirational and have so much to offer everyone. Even though the classes are very large, you have a way of making everyone feel that they are the only ones there and you are talking to only them. I definitely would like to be put on your email list for all of your different events. I just also wanted you to know how much you are appreciated, and how much what you are doing does make a difference in peoples’ lives. Thank you!!
Your generosity in teaching has made a huge difference in our lives. Both Michael and I feel as though we are healthier, more flexible and balanced as a result. I am convinced he survived the impact of the car crash last fall without pain because of it. The driver hit him right in his door and he suffered no pain! (Now Peter if you want a testimonial- here) On another note- we love coming to the park every Sunday and seeing the smiling crowd. Geri is such a lovely presence. I feel you teach intuitively though it is obvious as the classes are changing that you are in constant study with your practice in constant development. It is such a pleasure to work the yoga with you and to glean from your brilliant mind the gems we need to face the chaos of our daily routines. You are excellent. I mean that- really.
It's so wonderful that you're still taking the effort to plan these very special events of the advancement of so many students' yoga practices. I gave thanks for you on Thanksgiving; you've opened up my life and my awareness levels so much, and it ultimately improves so many aspects of my life and my being. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your persistent and consistent goal to expose as many humans as possible to the countless results of practicing yoga. And you are the only yogi who has helped me learn to truly meditate. What a gift! Please keep sharing your life's calling w us. You'd be a difficult act to follow!
I'm so grateful to have met a teacher like you from whom I learned some of the important lessons for my yoga practice that can be applied in everyday life as well. Thank you so much!
Peter, I wanted to thank you for the fantastic yoga class that I attended this morning. It was THE best. Please, keep up the good work.
Hi Peter, I wanted to share with you this wonderful article about yoga. It reinforces everything you teach us in class. Hope you enjoy it. Namaste
My heart leads me back for this practice.
Quiero compartir , dando testimonio de mi experiencia en la práctica del Yoga como ejercicio y nueva forma de experimentar la vida. Hace aproximadamente dos años ,después de muchos ruegos y sugerencias de mi esposa, me dispuse probar esta disciplina con nuestro querido Instructor y ahora amigo Peter Calin. Soy sobreviviente de un Cancer en face avanzada, "Linfoma No Hodgkin" Y hace tres años tuve un accidente vascular grave en la pierna izquierda "Obstrucción de la arteria principal detrás de la rodilla Poplitia con un gran coágulo sanguino". Después de una larga y complicada operación quirúrgica, me lograron salvar la pierna. Diagnosticado con estado de "Ansiedad"desde que tengo 17 años. Estaba estresado, con bastante barriga y sobrepeso. Dos años después ,con 69 años, mi estado de salud es buena. He perdido 25 lbs, estoy mucho más flexible y tranquilo. La ansiedad la tengo bajo control. Tengo mucha "conciencia" del poder de sanación de la respiración correcta combinada con " meditación". Peter me ha "Alertado" de la maravilla que es nuestro cuerpo y su auto poder de sanacion,si solo lo ayudamos con ejercicios ,respiración profunda y la meditación. Todos mis exámenes médicos y de laboratorio me están dando muy bien Me siento física y mentalmente en excelente estado Los resultados en solo dos años de práctica de Yoga son sorprendentes Y pensar que esto es solo el comienzo!
I was totally impress with the class on Sunday morning. It is something I never experienced before and I can see my self getting addicted to it.
Thank you for the wonderful classes. And thank you for making me feel welcome. You are an even better teacher than you used to be. I'm just out in Savasanna. Out. Far away. Very quiet.
greatly enjoyed your class yesterday at the Franklins, i had a bad left shoulder pain when i started and it completely disappeared by the end of the class.....(you can use this quote if you'd like for your notes!) . But seriously, Thank you for sharing your story, faith, and passion.... it is very inspiring and you are greatly admired! I wish i had more time....one of these days !!!!
I wanted you to know though, because your class is a great class, and I saw a lot of potential for myself and my practice....I love your passion and enthusiasm for what you do, and know that it is contagious 🙂