Everything James thought he knew about Yoga was blown out of the water in 2014 when he went to Rishikesh for his first yoga teacher training. Here he trained in Akhanda Yoga, a traditional form of Himalayan Hatha Yoga, developed by Yogrishi Vishveketu PhD for western audiences.
In 2017 James embarked on a year long pilgrimage to India, with an idea of spending months meditating high up in the Himalayas, in the spiritual town of Badrinath. After three weeks of retreat he realised that he still had a lot of work to do before committing to something quite as intense. So instead he spent the 12 months teaching, studying and practicing all aspects of yoga with teachers in ashrams and retreats across India.
Alongside his mainstream classes, James was inspired to take the traditional yogic teachings to the special needs population, training as a Special Yoga practitioner. Wherever and whoever is on the mat, James’ teaching weaves yoga philosophy, breath work, sound, asana and meditation into classes that are sometimes poetic, always balanced.