Peter is a college professor and writer who began practicing and studying yoga in his 50s. He’s published three novels, a collection of short stories, a collection of essays, and three edited volumes. His yoga practice has been transformative. He is now studying Sanskrit through the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, working on a novel based on the life sage Pātañjali (about whom almost nothing is known), and becoming ever closer to nailing bakasana [crow pose]. You can find him on his matt at the Motive Yoga studio in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
In addition to having published eight books, I have published dozens of articles and books reviews, nearly all of which have been on literary subjects. For the past three years I have belonged to a monthly Sutra Study group that examines Pātañjali’s Yogasūtra, read numerous books on yoga history and philosophy, taken courses on yoga history and philosophy with teachers such as Edwin F. Bryant and Karen O'Brien-Kop through the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies and Yogic Studies, and have begun studying Sanskrit. In the past year I've been researching and writing a novel based on the life of sage Pātañjali.