Thursday, 21 July 2016

Intensive Training for Tantra teachers and therapists

New training, specially designed for Tantra teachers, Yoga teachers, Bodyworkers, Breathworkers and Tantric Therapists.

Portugal - Summer 2016

Sunday, 28 February 2016



new courses - events - classes - retreats - teacher training

Friday, 24 April 2015

3-month course - registration open!

After some time away from the blog, Peter has returned with news...

The long-awaited Tantra course is now launched!

3-month course for peace of mind, vitality and profound transformation.

See info here:

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Here I Am

Self-Realization is not only possible, it is inevitable, if you are truly open... sincere... focused on living your deepest truth.
Self-Realization doesn't come through effort, it comes gracefully, through breathing in, breathing out... doing, resting... speaking, listening...
Self-Realization comes in balance, truth, openness, courage, faith... patience... Inspiration... and of course, Love.

Self-Realization ultimately is no big deal. It's what's left when all the confusion, fear, and struggle have gone.

Yes this is possible. It's your natural state.
Peace comes not from 'knowing who you are', but from being open to discover who you are at every moment, continuously.
You are not a finite 'thing' that can be known.
You are infinity revealing itself.
- Peter

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Self-Realisation Coaching and Retreats with Peter

Get in touch to schedule a free initial consultation.

No one who is sincerely seeking health or peace is excluded from
participating in this work. Money is not an issue (it's just a means of exchange).

Visit Peter in Sintra (Portugal).
Personalised retreats available.
Peter Littlejohn Cook
(+ 351) 918 476 523 (mobile/ cellphone)

My prayer, my hope, my vision, my joy, is that you may come to know that life is naturally Joy-full, Grace-full, Bliss-full.

Life is Love, patiently waiting to be accepted, and shared.

What is Hatha Yoga?

Physical exercise or spiritual practice?

Hatha Yoga is a particular system of Yoga described by Yogi Swatmarama, compiler of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika in 15th century India. Hatha Yoga differs substantially from the Raja Yoga of Patanjali in that it focuses on "shatkarma," the purification of the physical body as leading to the purification of the mind ("ha"), and "prana," or vital energy (tha). Compared to the seated asana, or sitting meditation posture, of Patanjali's Raja yoga, it marks the development of asanas (plural) into the full body 'postures' now in popular usage and, along with its many modern variations, is the style that many people associate with the word "Yoga" today.

Modern, Westernised Yoga
In the West, the term "yoga" is typically associated with Hatha Yoga and its asanas (postures) or as a form of exercise. According to Meera Nanda, modern Hatha yoga includes many Western style gymnastics and bodybuilding exercises which were adopted in India in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Ultimately, Hatha Yoga means Attaining or Cultivating Unity-Consciousness through harmonising all aspects of our energy - mind, body, etc.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Some say that Paramamsa Yogananda 're-introduced' Kriya Yoga...

Yoganandaji was representing a lineage of teachers and was passing on a set of practices that had already been 'introduced' by them.

Being probably the most well-known Yogi in the West, it could be said that he introduced Kriya Yoga to the West.
Yogananda also made some adaptations to some of the Kriyas for Westerners as he felt that there was a difficulty for them to practice the original forms.

So, it would perhaps be more correct to say that Babaji reintroduced a specific set of Kriya Yoga practices through Lahiri Mahasaya (who was Yogananda's teacher's teacher).

Since then, there have been many Kriya teachers and schools that have come down from this lineage that began with Lahiri Mahasaya.

Paramahamsa Yogananda is perhaps still the most well-known representative of the Kriya teachings, due to his best-selling book 'Autobiography of a Yogi' and the organisation that he founded - the 'Self-Realization Fellowship' (or 'SRF').

Kriya Yoga practices are also taught by others teachers and lineages, although some of them may not call the practices 'Kriya Yoga'. 

For example Swami Sivananda's student Swami Satyananda Saraswati has taught and authored books that explain many Kriya techniques - these being in fact common to many Kundalini Yoga and Tantra practices.