Mangala Studios
Yoga and Creative Dance


Peter Hockey

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Yoga:  Trained under Dorotea Mangiamele intensively for 12 years and Peter has, since 1996, been strongly influenced by teachers from the Krishnamacharya Mandiram in Chennai (including TKV Desikachar). His love of traditional Vedic studies, Tai Chi and involvement in the creative arts has given him a unique vision of the place of yoga in contemporary society. Peter has lectured extensively at tertiary (Swinburne Integrative medicine Course) and teacher training levels. Peter and is still vitally interested and engaged in studying all limbs of yoga including meditation, Vedic chant and philosophy, yoga nidra and pranayama.

Creative Dance: Peter Studied and taught under Dorotea Mangiamele, the founder of Mangala Creative Dance. He has lectured in dance teaching at Tertiary level for pre-school educators and taught adult, pre-schoolers, children and the aged for over thirty five years. He has co-choreographed and written over 35 children’s dance performances as Principal of Mangala Studios as well as being engaged in many community dance events.

Tai Chi Chuan: A practitioner and teacher of Long Form Yang style Tai Chi for thirty years. Peter has experience of fast form Tai Chi and several forms Of Tai Chi Broadsword and Sword. Along with Gilles Gundermann he has maintained and developed this practice and teaching consistently for this period.