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- with James Russell -

“Welcome to my website..

I'm a yoga teacher, researcher, and teacher-trainer based in the UK. I've practised yoga for over 24 years and been teaching since 2007. I've studied yoga and Sanskrit academically and hold a Master's Degree in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation from SOAS, University of London. Drawing upon decades of personal practice, teaching experience, and dedicated study, I blend scholarly knowledge with practical insights to teach a holistic approach that includes a wide spectrum of practices and embraces the rich cultural diversity of yogic traditions.

On this website, you'll find an archive of well-researched blog articles on a range of yoga-related topics, along with detailed information about my classes, workshops, and online courses. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or new to yoga, I invite you to explore this space - to read an article or join a class or online course, and embark on a journey to transform your practice and deepen your understanding of yoga.

James Russell

James Russell MA, Dip DSY
James is a tutor for the Devon School of Yoga and is a YTT-registered Yoga Teacher and Yoga Elder.

Yoga students practising padahastasana

Weekly Classes

Weekly in-person holistic yoga classes are held at the beautiful Namaste Barn yoga studio and retreat centre, near Newton Abbot, Devon. Booking essential.

Student accessing online course

Online Courses

Online Yoga Courses with James Russell. He offers live online courses on a variety of topics related to Sanskrit, yoga history, and yoga philosophy.

Yoga Workshop


Forthcoming workshops on a range of theoretical and practical aspects of yoga. Workshops are held at various yoga studios in the South West of the UK.

Research library

Yoga Research

A selection of essays, academic articles, thoughts and reflections on a range of yoga-related topics.

Yoga Class

About James

James is a yoga teacher & researcher who's practised yoga for 24 years. He holds an MA in Traditions of Yoga & Meditation from SOAS, University of London, where he specialised in premodern yoga.

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