James fell for yoga in 2005 after one sweaty night in Kentish Town, when he realised that there was more to yoga than contortions and lycra. He’d been dragged along to a Bikram Yoga class by a friend, but the way he felt afterwards was the way he’d only felt before when coming down from a mountain. Not long after he found himself coming down from a mountain in Nepal and, with a couple of weeks on his hands, he took his first yoga lessons with Nepali teacher, Srijana Gurung.
James graduated from the Triyoga teacher training programme under the guidance of Jean Hall and Mimi Kuo-Deemer and is a British Wheel of Yoga qualified teacher. James works within the Krishnamacharya lineage and teaches a dynamic Vinyasa using an ever-changing sequence of Asana that is guided by the relationship between breath and movement and that takes inspiration from many sources, including those outside of yoga such as Qi Gong.
By combining flowing sequences with playful elements and introspective enquiry, his classes encourage students to focus their minds and connect with their bodies, becoming present to the moment. Teaching with a friendly, down-to-earth approach, James’s intention is to leave students feeling centred, relaxed and uplifted at the end of each class.