MEET JAMES

Growing up, my passion was playing rugby. I played for more than 10 years, including being an all-conference collegiate athlete. Then I got injured. My injuries propelled me to expand my knowledge about the body beyond what I knew as an athlete. 

 

My studies expanded into the eastern practices of yoga, massage, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism. In College, I had the opportunity to travel with the Religious Studies department to northern India and learn from local teachers in the Himalayas as well as with the Dalai Lama.

 

My travels continued after graduation to Europe and Central America. I had the unique opportunity to teach Yoga and do bodywork in retreat centers in Costa Rica and Guatemala. I learned about how people from other cultures view the body and the healing process.

 

Returning from my travels, I was eager to learn more from established institutions like the Rolfing institute, Katy Bowman’s Nutritious Movement, YogaWorks Teacher Training, and the National Holistic Institute. 

 

My sessions are informed from my diverse background of rigorous bodywork training, athletics, spiritual philosophies, and foreign travel. I approach new clients like traveling to a new country with the respect that each individual has their own way of navigating in the world. 

 

  • Certified Rolfer

Certified at the Rolfing: Structural Integration at the Institute in Boulder Colorado. 

 

  • Licensed Massage Therapist

Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of California. Graduated from National Holistic Institute in Emeryville. Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage.

 

  • Restorative Movement Specialist

Biomechanics and corrective exercise for functional movement through Katy Bowman. Vast understanding of how the environment affects the tissues that form our body.

 

  • 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

200 hour and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yogaworks Bay Area. Background in a variety of asana and yogic philosophy. Restorative, Hatha, and Vinyasa Yoga.

 

  • Yoga Tune-up Certified Instructor

Certified Instructor in the Roll Method by Jill Miller.

 

  • BA in Recreation Management, Minor in Religious Studies from Humboldt State University.