We caught up with the original pioneer of contemporary yoga in Australia and the Founder, Master Facilitator and CEO of Power Living, Duncan Peak to chat about his life beyond the mat.
Read on to discover what keeps this cool yogi (and surfer) happy and inspired (including hollow waves, daily meditation and dirty martinis).
Getting To Know You
Born: Country Wagga Wagga.
Lives: Byron Bay/Sydney.
Known for: Transformational yoga for the masses.
Personal motto: It is as it is, not as I make it.
Success is: Lifestyle, friends, inner peace and surfing hollow waves.
Advice I would give my 20 yr. old self: Follow your heart and don’t compromise your values to achieve your goals.
People are surprised that I: Rock a harmonica and put my feet behind my head.
I’m inspired by: People who have so little but are so happy.
The biggest risk I have taken (that has paid off) is: Buying my first yoga studio before it was really cool, especially for macho men…haha how times have changed!
From my mistakes, I have learnt: They occur, they are the journey, be a big person and your problems will be smaller.
My most used emoji is: Fist pump – always stocked for people.
Out And About
Wake up time: 6am.
Morning ritual: Yoga, meditate, surf.
Desk lunch: I don’t have a desk…eat clean.
Last thing I do at night: Kiss my girl.
Guilty pleasure: Dirty martinis…lol don’t feel guilty.
3 things vital to my day: Gratitude, laughter and exercise.
Cafe: Bayleaf (Byron Bay) or Cooh (Curl Curl, Sydney)
Juice: Green smoothies.
Coffee: Double shot latte extra hot!
Culture stop: Bali’s sunsets and people.
Studio/gym: Powder Living Australia Yoga or Mana Gym Byron Bay.
Sports top: Usually something Spiritual Gangster.
Sports shorts: Hurley – great for surf and yoga.
Sports bag: Lululemon – awesome kit.
Sunglasses: Oakley – best glasses.
Watch: Nixon Tide Watch.
New season must have: Maybe a new JS Surfboard.
Culture And Tech
App: Will Weather – need my surf updates.
Website: realestate.com.au – love my projects.
Binge watch: T.E.D.
Instagram stalk: my love, @life_of_fee
Album love: Spirit Bird by Xavier Rudd
Meet Duncan Peak
Duncan Peak of Power Living Yoga and Jonni Pollard of 1 Giant Mind have teamed up to create an epic one-day yoga and meditation jam: 1 Giant Mind, 1 Giant Heart. This unique 1-day event offers an opportunity to dive deeper into meditation and yoga and will kick off this Saturday in Melbourne (9th July) and the following in Sydney (16th July). Whether new to yoga and meditation or have been practicing for years, this event will let you move your body and open your heart and mind to a new way of being.
Melbourne: Saturday 9th July, 2 – 9.30pm, Fitzroy Town Hall, Fitzroy.
Sydney: Saturday 16 July, 2 – 9.30pm, Commune Makers, Waterloo.
Tickets are available at www.powerliving.com.au.