Want to find out more about Power Living and our story? Read on…
Power Living was founded in 2004 by Duncan Peak, in Neutral Bay, Sydney. The studio was the first of its kind, solely teaching Vinyasa yoga – a style developed from its Hatha Vinyasa roots.
Neutral Bay quickly became one of the busiest studios in Australia and alongside it grew an inspiring community that continues to flourish today. In 2006, long-time friend of Duncan’s and devoted yoga practitioner Keenan Crisp joined the team. Together with others from the tribe they created Power Living and the studios you see today.
Power Living yoga is a modern-day physical and philosophical practice that focuses on developing a person’s spiritual wellbeing as much as their physical and mental health. It embraces all traditions and teachings with respect. There’s nothing mystical, unattainable or complex. Its aim is to provide a simple yet holistic practice that creates a greater connection to everyday life.
As practitioners, we focus on evolving our bodies and minds as well as a deeper connection to our spiritual sides. We also develop a personal philosophy that helps us deal with the ups and downs of life.
Power Living yoga isn’t so much a style as a community, a teaching methodology and a way of being, delivering powerful classes to the thousands of yogis who walk through our doors each week.
In the twelve years of its operation, Power Living has grown to have studios across Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, New Zealand and Adelaide. We now have eleven co-owners: Duncan Peak, Scott Peak, Keenan Crisp, Mandy Kopcho, Elise McSweeny, Adam and Jen Rose, Jase Te Patu, Justine Hamill, Tessa Leon and Triton Tunis-Mitchell.
Each one has emerged from our yoga community and is a leader in their studio. Together with our amazing teaching and administration team, led by General Manager Elise McSweeny, they have set the highest standard for delivery of contemporary yoga styles throughout Australia and New Zealand.
We offer different levels for all stages in your journey. Each yoga class has a specific physical and philosophical aim, giving our vibrant community the opportunity to embrace popular yoga methodologies every time they step on the mat.
Power Living has graduated thousands of teachers from its well-known 200hr and 500hr yoga teacher training courses. It also supports large gym chains across Australia and New Zealand, helping to upskill the workout yoga scene. Our teachers are among the best qualified in the country and hail from a variety of traditional and contemporary backgrounds, blending many methodologies into one class. Major influences include Ashtanga Vinyasa (Jois), Iyengar, Baron Baptiste, Anusara, Satyananda, Sathya Sai Baba, Sivananda, Yin (Paul Grilley) and the traditional teachings of Georg Feuerstein.
Our yoga retreats have progressed from yoga boot camp weekends to week-long, immersions. They focus on transforming belief systems, understanding mental patterns and building self-awareness to enrich our lives. This process is grounded in traditional yoga philosophies. Our programs are powerful, thorough and well-supported. We develop each student’s individual strengths for maximum personal and professional growth, including the opportunity to study course components in depth: Anatomy & Physiology (A&P), Traditional Yoga Studies, Sequencing, Teaching Skills and more. We welcome everyone into our tribe and encourage developing a personal yoga practice that extends far beyond the mat. Our attitude is ‘all yoga all good’. We believe individuals walking the yoga walk – irrespective of background, methodology or philosophy – are equally as important as the leaders in our industry.
yogis to be touched by Power Living by 2020
Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or brand new to the practice, we have just the pass for you