Originally from Yorkshire, James teaches yoga and applied yoga philosophy globally.
James is known for his storytelling, rich kirtans, deep meditations, principle-based approach to asana and movement, and for bringing the timeless wisdom of the traditional scriptural teachings vividly into the context of our lives today.
He has been teaching for over twenty years, teaching yoga since 2003 and leading integrated programs on applied yoga philosophy around the world since 2009.
He regularly returns to Mysore in South India where he completed his MA in Sanskrit, to lead courses on the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras and Indian Mythology.
Singing and sounding together and in call and response we will harness the readily available power of sound to reach the parts that other techniques are not always able to access so easily. The great visionaries and research scientists of the ancient yoga tradition recognised the pervasive, penetrative power of sound and how we can use our own voices to invite deepening harmony through the whole of our being and right into the heart of all our cells. The call and response singing and chanting of kirtan, is simple, yet powerful, cleansing and uplifting. James may also speak briefly about kirtan, Sanskrit as an energy-based language, the symbolism and effects of the words we use in the practice, and how kirtan relates to other practices and paths of yoga.Read More
Using our sangha theme of the love of yoga as a platform, James will share an inclusive vision of yoga as a time-proven method to help us foster harmony and resilience in the predictably unpredictable realities of life.Read More