Peter Brother is an adventurer who has just finished travelling for 20 months primarily by bicycle through the Americas from North to south. He started in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada and finished in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. While in Peru he turned 70 years young.
Other adventures include a 10 week bicycle tour of Europe in 1977, Hiking the Bruce Trail in Ontario Canada and 35 years of hiking in the High Peaks region of the Adirondak mountains, upper New York State.
Peter has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 25 years. From his interest in yoga he has travelled to India twice for retreat and teacher training and has been teaching yoga and meditation for over 12 years.
He currently lives and teaches in Toronto Ontario Canada and is planning his next adventure, which will probably be to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, a 4200 km footpath from Mexico to the Canadian border following the crest of the Sierras and Cascades.
He is also planning to write a cycling guide to the Carretera Austral in Chile and a book on his adventure through the Americas. See Schedule and Tours section for further details.
He hopes that his adventures and zest for life inspire others (especially seniors) to follow their dreams and to live life to the fullest.
Peter sees yoga as a way to practice mindfulness or awareness. These simple practices allow us to come back to the body and the breath – to integrate mind and body. Yoga balances the nervous system, the right and left brain, allowing us to reconnect with the source of who we are.
The purpose of the practice is for us to become more aware of everything in our lives. Awareness allows us to experience life fully, to embrace life. It is an approach that goes against the grain of our prevailing culture because it includes embracing our discontent, our anguish and pain as well as our pleasures and joys. Through awareness we are present to the gift of the present moment.