James French E-RYT, first caught the yoga-bug in 2006 during sunrise practices overlooking the rooftops of Udaipur with an old yogi named Prakash. He now lives mostly in India, where he spends his time studying, teaching and running his school pathofyoga.com.
He practices a creative flow with focus on strength, stability and alignment to attain states of union between mind, body and spirit. James has a particular interest in Psycho-spiritual work, and the way that emotions and are stored in the body and how we can release them to promote deeper well-being and healing. He also incorporates Meditation, Pranayama, and the subtle, pranic aspects of Tantra, Chakra work and Classical Kundalini as a route to liberation and inner peace. He is well known for his intelligent sequencing, creativity, good humour and inspirational method of bringing together Traditional Hatha with a holistic, science-based approach to Vinyasa.
James has taught on over 20 YTTs and has received over 1000 hours of training. His greatest passion is to teach teachers, helping them to evolve their skills find their own authentic voice…. whilst recognising that we are all students and that every day is a school day! So he commits at least a quarter of each year to further study or working on himself. He is honoured to assist his teachers Jason Crandell and Max Strom, and his other major influences are Yogrishi Vishvketu, Clive Sheridan, Anodea Judith, Christopher Wallis and his Guru, Sri Prem Baba.
He has taught all over the world, but loves to return to Europe once a year, where he teaches Workshops and Courses at some of his favourite studios including Triyoga and The Life Centre in London.