Credentials and Training

Brian James embodies the teachings of Sri T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar through his own dedicated daily practice, which is informed and inspired by his extensive and ongoing study with senior teachers in the lineage, and supported by his study and training in mental health and supportive modalities.

Yoga Training & Certification

  • Yoga practitioner since 1990s
  • Daily practice since 2011
  • 200hr Yoga Teacher Training - Deborah Carruthers (2012)
  • Certified Street Yoga™ Teacher (2013)
  • Heart of Yoga Training - Mark Whitwell (2013)
  • Vinyasa Krama Certificate - Srivatsa Ramaswami (2014)
  • Free Your Voice - Silvia Nakkach (2016)
  • Assistant to Mark Whitwell in USA & China (2013-16)

Other Training & Certification

  • First Aid Certification (2015)
  • Aboriginal Cultural Bridging Workshop (2016)
  • Somatic Experiencing - Healing Trauma Course (2016)
  • MAPS Psychedelic Harm Reduction
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification (2017)
  • Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy (2017)
  • Compassionate Inquiry with Gabor Maté (2017)

Praise From My Teachers

“Brian will make Yoga entirely your own, efficient, powerful and safe. Please go to Brian.”
— Mark Whitwell, heartofyoga.com

“Brian is a very dedicated Yogi and Yoga Teacher following the Krishnamacharya tradition. He is very talented and a very keen student, practitioner and teacher of Yoga.”
— Srivatsa Ramaswami, vinyasakrama.com

“Brian is a dedicated student and teacher of the ancient principles of evolutionary consciousness, healing science and practices of Yoga. In his new manual ‘Harmonic Movement’ he teaches accessible practices and knowledge for all ages and abilities.”
— Danny Paradise, dannyparadise.com

Every Day Yoga for Everybody with Brian James is a safe, user friendly way to start a yoga practice.”
— Larry Payne Ph.D., samata.com