About Wally and Kali:

When Wally looks for the path to love, he finds a naked yogini, a smiling guru, and a ruthless goddess lighting the way. Wally can't figure out how to transcend his life-long string of not quite right relationships. His latest mismatch introduces him to yoga, and while she's soon gone, Wally is hooked and books a vacation at an ashram. There Molly, naked and 20 years old, befriends him, then confounds his fatherly inclination toward her with a profession of love.

Available at Amazon.com in paperback and for Kindle readers and smartphones.

But it’s Molly’s mom, Jane who ends up taking Wally to the altar. Life is bliss for Jane and Wally; for Jane's teenage son Dink; and even for Molly, who is surprised by her attraction to another girl. Havoc ensues when Dink's girlfriend leaves him, and he falls under the torturous spell of unrequited desire, a torment reflected in an intertwined tale in the language of his job at the comic book store. Walt finds the challenge around this new kind of relationship — that with a son — the darkest he’s ever faced, and the whole family is pulled in. Enter Kali, goddess of transformation. A joyful guru gets Dink to yoga class, and a tantric yogini-- or is she a goddess?-- takes the entire family on an unexpected journey.

"This book was one of the most enjoyable reads ever, for me. I lean toward the classics when it comes to fiction. Wally and Kali is really brilliantly written. There is a beautiful rhythm and flow to Peter Ferko's writing. His characters are so fully constructed; the world he creates in this book completely enveloped me and I didn't want to leave it. I couldn't wait to return to it. I can't wait to read his future books." —Commenter on Amazon.com

About Peter

Peter Ferko is an author who draws on lifelong pursuits in yoga, art, and music. His novel Wally and Kali is a poignant, funny, sexy tale of love and family all set in the realm of New York City's vibrant yoga scene. Peter is a yoga master who teaches classes and teacher training at ISHTA Yoga, a well-known yoga studio in Manhattan and is co-director of The Table, a yoga and arts project in Brooklyn. Peter lives and works with fellow yogiraj, Wendy Newton, their ever-amusing dog, Mica, and the cat formerly known as Prince. Their son Chris makes delicious food for the folks in Portland, Maine.

Latest Blog Posts

Write reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and your book site!

Write reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and your book site!

While I’m a firm advocate of leaving judgement off the yoga mat, in the publishing world, reviews by readers are essential. If you happen to read one of my books, please do me the honor of commenting about it on the book’s page at Amazon.com, goodreads.com, or your favorite source for books.

It helps more people become aware of the books, so they can decide if it would be interesting for them to read.

Thank you!

We’ve been smiling all week in class, using the ISHTA Inner Smile meditation. Come join me in asana classes or Saturday morning for meditation. Or if you’re a guy intimidated by all the flexy girls in classes, check in on Sunday for my Man to Man: Yoga for the Average Guy workshop. You’ll be lookin’ like the Buddha!

Here’s a treat: Ron Gutman’s TED Talk on the power of the smile.

Most of the women I know who practice yoga come to it for the way it makes them feel:

  • Less stressed
  • More comfortable in their bodies
  • Empowered to address things they’d like to improve

Most men I know would love to feel the same things; and the men who practice yoga do!

I developed the Man to Man: Yoga for the Average Guy workshop to help even men who have little or no experience with yoga try it out in a no-pressure environment, and without the challenge of trying to keep up with more experienced women, who tend to have different body issues. While many women have restrictions in their range of motion and strength, some of the women who are drawn to yoga can do remarkable things gymnastically. I know that can be intimidating, but read on…

Yoga is not about what you can pretzel your body into, but about how to practice holistically, combining breath, concentration, and balance in the body that you have. Like athletes in “the zone,” you gain a natural grace that will have people asking you, ‘You look great, what are you doing?’

Check out this video where Brooklyn Nets’ KG mugs about using yoga to help balance himself, even though he can’t do all the poses. Come to my workshop June 14, and try it for yourself!

Here’s a photo from our last workshop: chilling after a good session.

Here’s a photo from our last workshop: chilling after a good session.

Go to the blog...

Sign up for News

Black_Hole_cover_200x320Sign up for my occasional newsletter and get a digital copy of my new short novel, The Black Hole of the Heart, for FREE in the next newsletter!

* indicates required

Email Format


What’s going on…

JOIN ME On the yoga front:

  • Workshop: Man to Man, Yoga for the Average Guy. June 14 at ISHTA Yoga in NYC.
  • Come to class at ISHTA Yoga, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday.
  • Come to class at Studio Maya in Brooklyn, Saturdays 2pm.
  • Come for a private lesson or tune-up. Email me at peter (at) peterferko.com. 
  • Peter teaches ISHTA Yoga Teacher Training in Manhattan and D.C. Training is a transformative way to deepen your understanding of yoga, whether or not you want to teach.

On the writing front:

  • Wally and Kali is for sale at Amazon.com.
  • Peter's next novel, Incarnation is seeking representation.
  • Available n, Peter's new short novel, Black Hole of the Heart.