James is the Founder/Director of Bridges Through Yoga and the Program Director of One Yoga non-profit studio.
James is a Minneapolis-based yoga teacher, activist, and founder of Bridges Through Yoga. He leads workshops, classes, and Yoga and Anti-Racism Conversation Series.
Yoga Trainings and Certifications Background
James has been practicing yoga for many years, having a foundation in Yoga Nidra, Yin and Restorative styles, which progressed to incorporate asana combined with vinyasa, pranayama, meditation and mantra. He completed his 200 hr RYT yoga teacher training at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA.
James aims to create a safe space to explore yoga with open and accessible classes for students who are diverse in gender, race, religion, age and ability. As an African American male he feels it is important to create access and opportunities for people of color to explore yoga. Yoga has the ability to loosen the hold of trauma, in any form, that prevents us from living our lives to its fullest.
He teaches in the Himalayan tradition, rooted in dynamic and flowing sequences of asanas, a strong emphasis on diaphragmatic breathing, pranayama and systematic relaxation. Over the course of his classes students will cultivate a deeper connection with the breath and the body.
You can practice more with James at One Yoga in South Minneapolis and Johnson Street Yoga in Northeast Minneapolis.
Learn more about James here.