Before discovering yoga, James used to think yoga was just easy stretching but little did he know that one trial class would change his life forever. He fell in love with how yoga made him understand his physical body and how it changed his outlook on life spiritually. He dove deeper into the philosophies of yoga and meditation which opened up a multitude of experiences and exploration.
After attaining his Yoga Alliance Accredited Yoga Teacher Certification, James went on to pursue his love for Sound Healing and completed his Gongs, Crystal Bowls and Tuning Fork Practitioner Mastery with Christina Nikolovski. Since then, he has helped many students cope with their anxiety, stress, sleep disorders, chronic pain and mood swings. As he continued on his journey of discovery, his students have taught him so much more in his never ending quest for self-betterment, compassion and non-judgement.
Marrying his passion for yoga and sound healing, James’ yoga nidra and gongs meditation sessions are well sort after for its simplicity but effective means for students to effect change into their lives and re-frame their mental awareness. Studies have shown that 1 hour of yoga nidra is as restful as a few hours of sleep. James’ private sessions include sound healing with Alchemy Crystal Bowls and Gongs sound healing for feeling grounded and calm. He also uses Tuning Forks to entrain the brain to achieve desired brain wave states.
Yoga is the time where I am with myself, cultivating both my mind and body with self-love and self-care.
Meditation helps me be still not only physically but to calm the mind and gain greater awareness of oneself. In turn, it taught me to manage stress, focusing on the present and increases my patience and tolerance in challenging situations.
To share my love for yoga to others and for them to discover that their body and mind are capable of so much more than they have ever imagined.
Never having the opportunity to experience meditation during my younger days, I aspire to spread the simple wonder of meditation to our youths and using sound healing for cultivating mental health.
A safe space where all is welcome to be your true self and to escape life’s demands albeit for just a short moment of time.
Santosha or “complete contentment” has been my pillar of strength throughout my yoga journey. Through practising Santosha, I am freed from cravings and desires which in turn allows me to pursue life without fear or manipulation.