An Interview with Leslie Peters

Bee: How did you get started with yoga?

Leslie: For Christmas in 1990 I was given a gift certificate for an Introductory Course and a month of unlimited classes at the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles.  On January 9, 1991, I found myself in the company of a dozen people of all sizes and ages, sitting in a circle on the floor sharing our names, degree of yoga experience, as well as our list of aches, pains, and injuries.  Gloria Goldberg was our teacher, and after everyone had spoken she made the following statement; “Yoga will change your life.  I don’t know how and I don’t know when, but I promise you it will.”  I remember thinking, “Well, it probably won’t change my life.”

Message from Pune, January 2015

Yoganusasanam - Geeta Iyengar’s Intensive, Dec. 3, 2014

The Power of Yoga

Pune, June 1999, in a letter home

The Long Road to the U-Turn

Jet fuel, diesel fumes, dust, wet soil, insecticide, urinals, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon. Yes, I am back home; home of a previous life, I'm sure. For the second time in two years, I'm back in India—a country I had yearned to see for years.