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 alumni 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. He will be 65 December 2017. 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 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. More recently, 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 makes me aware that without quieting the fluctuations and agitation of the mind and heart, 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 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.