I’m not your stereotypical yoga teacher. My mission is to shift yoga culture, so that every day real people aren’t put off by yoga. I have taught in England, Australia and now I’m based in Auckland, NZ.
I believe in finding a balance between your yoga practise and lifestyle, breaking the “rules” if you need to, whilst respecting the yoga tradition – I encourage you to find your own path. Take what you need from yoga, be who you are and be free!
My vision is that one day all the stuff that blocks people from doing yoga drops away. A time where there is no pretense & no prerequisites. I would love it if one day people turned up to my classes wearing what they want, after drinking beers & eating pizza in the sun. Where they don’t feel intimated by who’s got the most fancy leggings on, who’s the got the thigh gaps, who’s the most flexible, who’s drinking what super smoothie. Just coming to classes as you are, being completely free to be you.
‘Really enjoyed the class this morning, James is a great teacher lovely pace and excellent transitions between the asanas, flowed from start to finish! Feeling really calm and energised. Great start to the weekend! Thank you James, hope to join you in class again soon’ – Caroline Franks, Flow Yoga Bristol
My journey into yoga began at the end of my teens, when I was in a sour place. Around this time it was suggested that I try yoga to help deal with what was going on and to help me to gain a more positive perspective on the future. After practising yoga for a short while, I found it gave my mind more clarity and focus. I came to realise that life is in a constant state of flux and, from this, yoga then became more and more of an integral tool to help me deal with not only the lows, but also the highs in life, and it helped me to maintain a more positive state of being. Ever since I’ve used yoga as a tool to iron-out any aches and pains in my body and to calm my mind so that I am not constantly restless. If I do not practise yoga I notice it. First in how my thoughts come and go and which ones I choose to act on and secondly my body begins to feel stiff after a couple of days. After practising yoga for eight years, I felt a burning urge to share the benefits of yoga with others and it was then that I decided to take the deep lunge and become a yoga Teacher. I graduated from Yoga London with a Yoga Alliance 200 hour RYT Qualification in May 2015.
I hope to share all that I have learnt about yoga with my students, I want my classes to remain open and accessible to all, so that they can get the benefits out of yoga as I have.
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To view all my Credentials visit my LinkedIn page. Here is a brief overview:
-Yoga Alliance 200 hour RYT Qualification
-VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage
-BTEC Level 3 Award in Education & Training
-HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
-HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
-HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
-Adult Basic Life Support
-Cultural Studies BA (Hons)