James has been actively exploring the breath since 1985 which has led him into the world of holistic arts and yoga. Over the years, his intention has not only been to help heal but to guide and empower people to heal themselves. His practice of Breathwork, yoga and masssage has evolved with inner gifts and inspiration of several influential master teachers building a strong foundation of experience. James integrates the natural organic movements of the body with the breath in his sessions and yoga classes to support students so that they may gain a greater understanding of the deeper levels of self.
He has taught meditation classes and has studied many different healing systems including Reiki, healing touch, massage, and Watsu. He is certified in Qi Gong and Bioenergy healing and is also a licensed Massage and Holisic Health Practitioner. He became a certified Vinyasa yoga teacher under the guidance of Jeanie Carlstead at the La Jolla Yoga Center in 2010, where he completed Anusara I & II Immersions under Michael Fukumura. He also became a certified Raja Yoga teacher under the guidance of Mehrad Nazari & Michele Hebert.
His healing, massage and yoga classes have a segment exclusively dedicated to Breathwork, because he believes breathing exercises promote exploration of the spontaneous and subtle changes that come from within. This practice inspires people to control their state of being by consciously controlling the patterns of their breath. James enjoys encouraging students to be open as the healing path unfolds. He focuses strongly on breath in his classes, incorporating the individual needs of each person in an effort to cultivate an environment that is welcoming and free.