Peter's interest in yoga started in the late 1970s and after some initial searching around he settled into a regular Iyengar practice which he pursued and trained in for about 12 years. His later training in Osteopathy and meetings with John Stirk and Mary Stewart caused a shift in his thinking about how to practice and teach yoga: away from a structural exercise model of asana practice towards an approach that centres around how we notice the world, how we interpret what we notice and then how do we respond to those interpretations. He teaches regular classes where he lives in Brighton as well as travelling extensively to deliver a variety of yoga workshops.
These days in yoga it seems that new movements and sequences are developed almost daily, how do we decide if these ideas are useful additions to yoga’s rich repertoire, or less helpful window dressing that is motivated by an increased desire for novelty? This lecture will look at the anatomy of movement and its neural underpinnings with the intention of helping the teacher or student make an informed decision about what to teach and how to practice.Read More