At age 15 Peter Sklivas began his practice of mediation. His 30+ years experience includes TM, Dzochen Tibetan Buddhism, 6 years on Kripalu Staff, Bikram Choudhury’s 500-Hr Yoga Teacher Training (Spring 2000), Bikram’s 1992 Kripalu staff-only training, ashram pilgrimages to Rishikesh, India + extensive practice with Baron Baptiste, Barbara Benagh, Patricia Walden & other Boston yoga teachers.
From ’89 to ‘95 at Kripalu, Peter immersed himself in as many facets of yoga as he could discover: Hatha, Karma, Bhakti, Pranayama, Kirtan, Jhana & Tantra. As a personal bodyworker for Guru Yogi Amrit Desai, Peter studied under many illuminated swamis, yogis and teachers.
In 1999, on Rt.1 in Danvers, Peter opened Yoga Passion the first hot yoga studio on Boston’s North Shore along with Annika Kleschinsky. Since then he has taught more than 4000 Bikram, 1500 Kripalu, 500 Power & 5500 HotCore classes.
In 2006 Peter moved the studio to Beverly Farms and created a new yoga style called HotCore Yoga combining his ecumenical approach of Hot Yoga with core body mechanics, ujaya breath, bandhas, energy lines & psycho-spiritual awareness. Each class with Peter is an exciting adventure into the Higher Self.
In 2011 Peter won 1st prize for U.S. Northeast Region in Cable Access Fitness Programs for the TV show called Yoga Passion. During this year Peter changed the name of studio from Yoga Passion to HotCore Yoga.
In 2013 Peter completed and published the novel: The Secret of Enduring Love: Yoga Romance of Damayanti & Nala. It’s available in softcover, ebook and audiobook on Amazon. At present he is also in post-production on an instructional HotCore Yoga Dvd and writing his second novel.