James’ yoga journey began in high school when his mother “dragged” him to a power class in preparation for the upcoming LaCrosse season. Years later he would find himself a regular student at Dana Baptiste’s Centered City Yoga in Salt Lake City, Utah. Eventually James would be certified as an instructor under Dana’s Inbody Academy.
For James surfing serves as a beautiful metaphor for yoga: “It is the opportunity to grab your mat, dive deep into yourself and practice finding the balance and strength needed to ride the waves of life. The more you practice, the more you will find yourself in the tube; the universe swirling around you so fast it stills to a quiet hum as you come to a state of awareness and harmony with your mind, body and soul.”
James also balances his life out with playing and recording music with his band The Brumbies. Music and yoga form two of the core passions and practices of his life. Once a month James mixes these passions together with a glow in the dark yoga class to a different music group.