Peter is a KPJAYI level II authorized teacher with a decade of full-time teaching experience. He has been leading a Mysore program in Southwest Australia, and has conducted Ashtanga Intensives and retreats internationally for many years. Since his first Mysore class with Pattabhi Jois in India, he has made the Ashtanga system his way of life, practicing and teaching with devotion, and making annual trips to Mysore. He is grateful for the inspiration and guidance of Sharath Jois. Peter's style as a teacher is driven by his deep yearning for spiritual wellness, continual effort to learn the diverse elements of yoga, and value of a simple, steady and sincere practice. Yoga has proven to be a natural culmination in his life of mountain climbing, environmental education, and spiritual seeking. Daily practice of the primary and intermediate series has taught him to cultivate mental discipline, a devotional heart, and the application of yoga principals in all aspects of his life. Peter has explored other meditation techniques, yoga philosophy and Sanskrit mantra, and visited many sacred places in India. Peter's intuitive teaching style draws primarily from his own self-practice and from his experience practicing and assisting at KPJAYI. His purpose as a teacher is to bring a clear presence, keen eye and gentle touch in honor of all students just as they are. He relies on the power of the practice, aided by soft and skillful adjustments, to bring students into meditation and encourage a lifestyle in alignment with yoga and nature.