We love James' sincerity and passion for living and breathing the teachings of yoga, and how he spontaneously transitions into song when he gets excited and divinely inspired.
James is a sanskrit scholar and teaches applied yoga philosophy and mythology around the world. Drawing on his background in languages and scriptural teaching, he brings the practical essence of traditional Indian teachings into the vivid context of our human lives today. His soulful and intoxicating voice invites us to bathe in rich sound and vibrations of the teachings; cleansing, energizing, and heightening awareness of the depth and glory of our inner selves.
James’ practice and teaching grow from their roots in the Shankaracarya Vedic tradition and the school of Kashmir Shaivism. His classes are infused with the ‘ras’ or flavour of joy associated with the devotional practice of kirtan, and of the bliss which is seen as underlying everything in the beautiful teachings of Shaivism.
James is a seasoned professor and it shows. He has been teaching yoga and leading kirtan regularly since 2003 and teaching since 1993. In 2005, while he was teaching English at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, James began studying Sanskrit. From 2008-2012, James spent about half his time in Mysore, where he completed his MA in Sanskrit, and where he continues to lead kirtan and courses on the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras, attended by international students of many Mysore’s renowned yogasana teachers.
With roots in England and Mysore, India, James is a global citizen of the world. We are so grateful to James for sharing his wholehearted brilliance and with us on Yoga Anytime.