About The Teacher

James has been actively exploring the breath most of his life. In 1992 he was introduced to Breathwork which has led him deeper into the world of healing, yoga and massage. Then in 2011 he wrote, ‘Thirteen Breaths to Freedom, An Introduction to Breathwork’. Over the years, his intention has not only been to help others heal but to guide and empower people to heal themselves. His practice of Breathwork has evolved with the 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 workshops to support clients/students so that they may gain a greater understanding of the deeper levels of the 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 Holistic 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 (alignment based yoga) taught by Michael Fukumura and in 2012 became a certified Raja Yoga teacher under the guidance of Mehrad Nazari & Michele Hebert.

His workshops have a segment exclusively dedicated to helping you create a daily practice you can use the rest of your life for your well-being. This Breathwork practice inspires people to control their state of being by consciously controlling the patterns of the breath. James enjoys encouraging students to be open as the healing path unfolds in Breathwork. He focuses strongly on the heart in his workshops, incorporating the individual needs of each student in an effort to cultivate an environment that is welcoming and free.



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