Peter Ferko began practicing yoga close to forty years ago at Alan Finger’s Yoga Works in Los Angeles. He studied there with Rod Stryker and Patricia Townsend. During the same time, he studied Kriya Yoga meditation with Paramahansa Yogananda’s Self Realization Fellowship. Peter has practiced Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Mark Whitwell’s Heart of Yoga, but has his home at Alan Finger’s ISHTA Yoga (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda) in New York City. He has taught ISHTA yoga since 2003, and in November, 2011, he was initiated Yogiraj (yoga master) by Alan Finger.
Peter now teaches students, teacher trainees, and teachers internationally. He uses the tools of yoga to expand our awareness of the joy and connection we all share at our core. With attention to breath, alignment and the elemental essences described in tantra yoga, Peter guides students to a grace and efficiency in their practice that carries over into every aspect of life. Peter is blessed to be married to yogiraj and teacher Wendy Newton.