Peak Beings Yoga

Peak Beings Yoga is Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance so all graduates of our Yoga Teacher Training programs will be qualified to be a Registered Yoga Teacher.  Peak Beings offers Online and International Yoga Teacher Trainings and Yoga Retreats around the globe.  Peak Beings was started in 2009 with a 6 Day intensive training in Costa Rica and a vision and goal to help as many people as we can through yoga and other disciplines.  Peak Beings has now developed into a place for international yoga teacher trainings, retreats and workshops in Bali, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Mexico to name a few.   We are very proud of the hundreds of graduates from our 200 Hour Unified Yoga Teacher Trainings that are out in the world making a positive difference in people’s lives through their teaching. We have completed over 50 Yoga Teacher Trainings to date and we look forward to meeting many more students and graduating many more teachers in the years to come. Our trainings and retreats continue to grow and venture to different parts of the globe through our teachers desire to travel, learn and explore different cultures.

We believe that every one of us is part of nature and we enjoy helping people to gain an awareness of themselves and their own true and fundamental nature as well as an awareness of the nature and others with which we share the earth. This involves not only spending time with ourselves, but also experiencing other places and cultures to learn more about the outside world in order to further develop our inside world.

We love to nurture and help to develop new teachers as well as see the openings and transformations that people experience through our trainings and retreats. We hope to cross paths with you on your adventure and journey towards your transformations and in finding your own True Self.  If you would like to read some of the reviews of students that have taken our trainings you can visit our page on the Yoga Alliance Website. Please check out our amazing team of teachers below and Contact Us with any questions.

– Namaste

Our Team

Yoga Teacher Training Director Troy McPeak

YOGI TROY – YTT Director

Troy McPeak is the Owner and Director of all Yoga Teacher Trainings for Peak Beings Yoga.  He has directed 50 Yoga Teacher Trainings and has certified hundreds of Yoga Teachers under the Unified Yoga Style. He has taught full time all over the world for over 12 years and has over 10,000 hours of teaching experience in studio classes and directing of Yoga Teacher Trainings. Yogi Troy is a 500 Hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500 E-RYT) through the Yoga Alliance.  Some of the trainings he has attended to achieve the 500 Hour E-RYT status included a 200 Hour Interdisciplinary Yoga teacher training as well as 100 Hour Trainings in Yin Yoga, Yoga Massage, Hot Power Fusion, Yoga Sculpt, and Children’s Yoga to balance out his teaching skills.  In 2010 and 2016 he also hosted Fashion One TV’s Model Yoga where he designed and produced a series of shows that focused on the chakras and other balancing and energizing techniques.  He is currently based in Los Angeles, California, but has traveled and taught yoga to adults and children in many locations within and outside the U.S., including Costa Rica, Brazil, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand.  Yogi Troy is also trained in Tai Chi Chuan, Reiki, and CranioSacral Energy Work.  He teaches a variety of beginner to advanced level classes.  He loves to design his classes based on the yogis and yoginis who show up ‘that’ day for ‘that’ class.  He includes a wide range of postures with a combination of quicker and slower movements.  He likes to allow the yoga practitioners in his classes the time and place to really be in ‘their’ yoga and to create and hold the space for their yoga experience to unfold.

Yoga found Troy when he was at a crossroads in his life and career working as a project manager and engineer on bridge and highway projects throughout the U.S.  He decided to take a break from his career to travel, learn more about yoga and deepen his yoga practice.  This decision has led Troy to thousands of hours teaching and trainings in many amazing places around the world.  He is passionate about empowering students and helping them to find a yoga practice that is suitable for them.  Yogi Troy is grateful to all of the teachers and students he has encountered on his journey and looks forward to many more.  Troy loves to talk with prospective students prior to the training to discuss more about what you will experience during the training.  If you would like to speak directly with Troy or are in the Los Angeles area and would like to schedule a private or group yoga session, please Contact Us and he would be happy to set up a time to speak with you in person.

Yoga Teacher Training NIKKI AUFIERO

NIKKI – YTT Teacher

Nikki grew up as a gymnast and dancer, and immediately felt she had found home on her yoga mat when she began to practice the asanas in 2010.  She is a part of a vibrant community of yogis on the Jersey Shore where she practices and teaches.  With love for the movement and a desire to learn more about the practice as a whole, Nikki began to explore different styles of yoga at various studios on the East Coast.  It was always on her heart to share the practice further and she went on to complete her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Peak Beings in 2013.  She now teaches students of all levels, from beginners to life-long practitioners.  Nikki likes to design her classes based on the energy of those in the room each day with respect to each person’s practice.  She likes to explore different music while teaching, and finds that beyond alignment, there are endless opportunities for freedom and fun on the mat.  She encourages each student to meet his or her own practice where it is each day. Explore your body and soul without fear, and have faith and trust that with practice all is coming.

Yoga Teacher Training TARA HOSTNIK

TARA – YTT Teacher

Tara began practicing yoga 10 years ago while studying in college and instantly fell in love with it. Tara quickly discovered the benefits of yoga including balance and strength and how they improved her favorite outdoor pursuits such as running, skiing and climbing. Yoga also reduced her stress at work and improved her body image, something Tara had struggled with in earlier years.  Tara received her 200-hour teacher training in Hawaii through Peak Beings and today teaches classes to visitors, employees and friends in Sequoia National Park and Lake Tahoe. Since completing her original 200 Hour Teacher Training she has assisted Four 200 Hour Trainings and we are always grateful when she can take time our of her schedule to make it to the trainings.  Tara’s infectious smile, yoga insight and laugh will automatically bring light and love into your day.  Tara loves sharing her passion for yoga with others and enjoys teaching outdoors whenever she can.

Yoga Teacher Training ERIN ROY

Erin – YTT teacher

Erin has been a part of the Peak Beings Yoga Teacher Trainings since their inception.  She assisted the very first 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica.  Erin is an accomplished elite runner turned yogi due to a running injury and now understands the importance of balance. She was drawn to yoga after reaching a big turning point in her physical and emotional life. “Yoga was my saving grace,” she began to practice as much as possible and soon fell in love, so much that she decided to teach! Erin received her 200-hour certification in 2009 in beautiful and healing Costa Rica!  She wanted to give to others what she had received from her yoga experience — curiosity of my own yoga experience, the art of receiving, healing, and most important, self-love!  Erin ultimately found balance through her yoga experience and also what has become her yoga and massage therapy specialty — prevention of injury and balancing the mind, body, and soul.