James was working as a trader in the City in ’95 when he discovered that yoga could relieve chronic back pain and assist in calming a restless mind. He had completed one teacher training course with Sivananda in 2002 when he was thankfully made redundant and began teaching full-time. The decade of City life gave him an invaluable understanding of the challenges of working in high-pressure environments. During the following five years he also gained Yoga Alliance certification and taught in yoga centres and health clubs across London as well as organising his own classes and yoga holidays. In 2006 he went to India for six months’ intensive study of Astanga in Mysore and trained with Sri K Pattabhi Jois.
James’ teaching style is an amalgamation of the wide range of yoga instruction he has personally experienced and his classes are accessible to all whilst he tailors each session to the individual needs and abilities of his students.