Originally from Ottawa, James and family moved to Sault Ste Marie in 2006. He began his yoga practice in 2012 as a way to improve his physical health and well-being. Quickly realizing the depth of benefits that yoga offers in terms of mindfulness and self awareness, James grew to love and adopt yoga into life off the mat as well. He feels blessed to have had such inspiring and positive yoga teachers and friends during the journey.
In 2017 James took his 200 hr teacher training with Lea Jylha at Sault Hot Yoga, followed later that year by a 30 hr Advanced Vinyasa Sequencing course from Megan Campbell at Pure Yoga in Ottawa. In 2018 he began his journey in Ashtanga Vinyasa and The Rocket with It’s Yoga International, completing the IYI 301 course in Tenerife with Marie Russel and Salla Vedder. James is also certified in Yin with a 100 hr training given at Semperviva Yoga in Vancouver by Bernie Clark.
James completed his Advanced Rocket training in 2019 with Salla Vedder and David Cabezas Sanchez at It’s Yoga Fuerteventura and his now fully certified to facilitate the Modified Primary Series and The Rocket Sequences 1, 2 & 3. In July 2020, James also completed a 200hr Hatha and Vinyasa Krama YTT with Anna Laurita at Davannayoga in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
James teaches: Hot Rocket 1 & 2, and Morning Silent Flow