Hello, my name is peter, and I am a certified athletic therapist and yoga instructor. My goal as a professional is; to combine my knowledge, and skillset in athletic therapy, with the practical experience in yoga, in order to offer my clients/students the best care, individual to their needs.
The practice of yoga came as a natural avenue for me to finally find a bit of quiet in my thoughts. My mother, who is Buddhist, tried to teach me meditation when I was young. I didn’t realize until I began the practice of yoga, that I had to move my body to find stillness in my mind. To me, yoga is a system of techniques we use to increase the mindbody connection. I believe that a well sequenced and well taught class can offer benefits to anyone regardless of their ability. My style of practice and teaching is very much influenced by my formal education in athletic therapy, and years on the mat.
Athletic therapy is the certification I chose to pursue after discovering yoga. Throughout my training as an athletic therapist, I have been fortunate to work with different local teams, including; Charger’s men’s volley ball, Vike’s girls’ basketball, and the Harbourcats baseball team. This has given me a wealth of practical experience, providing care for athletes who have sustained acute injuries, as well as ongoing rehabilitation of injuries. Athletic therapists are orthopedic specialists, who can provide care for anyone, not just professional athletes. As an athletic therapist, I look to get to the root of the problem in order to provide immediate care, and to offer solutions to prevent the injury from re-occurring.
I have been teaching yoga for four years and recently completed my Bachelor in Athletic & Exercise Therapy at Camosun, as well as my certification to be an athletic therapist, CAT(C). The ability to combine the holistic practice of yoga, and a complimentary education in western medical practices, allows me to approach the rehabilitation of injuries, with an analytical yet flexible mind.