Peter Sterios, ERYT-500, has been part of the global yoga community for over four decades as a teacher, writer, and entrepreneur based in San Luis Obispo, California. He is the creator of Manduka™, a leading eco-yoga products company based in Los Angeles. In 2009, Yoga Journal selected his first DVD, Gravity & Grace in their “top 15 yoga videos of all time” and his popular LEVITYoGA™ Show appears on YogaAnytime™. He is co-founder of karmaNICA™, a charitable organization for impoverished kids in western Nicaragua; for three years, taught yoga at the White House for Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity initiative (2011–2013); and in 2018, was invited to the Pentagon to share ideas about the therapeutic effects of yoga for the US Marine Corps. Peter’s influence through his teaching, writing and innovative design has been felt worldwide, and his light-hearted approach with LEVITYoGA™ offers unique insight into the evolving art of yoga.
Expert Advisory Voices
We have brought together a diverse spectrum of expert advisory voices, including several who have been outspoken in their criticism of Yoga Alliance in the past, to maximize the perspectives and resources considered in this comprehensive and inclusive undertaking. We believe this will ultimately lead to the strongest new policies and procedures. The following expert advisors provide one stream of input in the process, alongside the thousands of voices inside and outside of yoga who will offer their viewpoints through surveys, focus groups, online discussion forums, and other channels. We also are grateful to partners like RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), who are helpful consultants in establishing professional ethics and understanding of a yoga teacher’s appropriate scope of practice.
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