James is. a bay area native, who has years of playing high level sports and plenty of injuries. Surgery never felt like the right option and doing extensive research found a Rolfer in Berkeley. It was so helpful for him on a physical and spiritual basis that he felt the need to study it himself. It is a life long practice with endless amounts of studying and personal exploration. James finds joy in sharing the gifts that have helped him so much over the years.
His sessions are informed from a diverse background of extensive bodywork training, trail running and hiking, Pilates and Yoga, spiritual philosophies, and lots of foreign travel, especially in Guatemala.
Here are some of his certifications and trainings.
Basic Training at Dr ida Rolf institute in Boulder Colorado, as well completing Rolf Movement Certification. His continued studies inspire and encourage to refine his craft to listen.
Visceral Manipulation at the Barral institute
VM assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.
Licensed Massage Therapist
James studied massage at the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville. Here he got to explore and practice lots of hands on touch. He used these skills to travel throughout central america, working in retreat centers in places like Costa Rica and Guatemala.
James looks at fitness through a holistic lens. He expects exercise to be training more than just your body, he believes we are also training our mind. James helps clients build practices that are applicable to creating healthy and happy people.
500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
James took his 200 hour and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yogaworks Walnut Creek. His passion and curiosity of yoga eventually took him to India to study in the Himalayas. Although he is no longer a renounced monk he still embodies living like one.