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James Russell

Yoga Research & Education

Welcome to my website

I am a yoga teacher based in the UK. I've been practising yoga in one shape or form for more than 23 years and teaching yoga since 2007. I also love to write and blog about yoga. On this website, you will find an archive of over ten years of well-researched blog articles as well as details of my classes and workshops.

Sometimes, yoga becomes reduced to postural callisthenics - a kind of spiritualised stretching regime. Whilst this approach works well for some, it often fails to encompass the scope of yoga praxis or its profound philosophy. Although āsana (posture) is important, it is but one auxiliary part of yoga and an adjunct to practices of breath control and meditation. My work focuses on moving beyond narrow postural interpretations of yoga to develop a more nuanced and integrative understanding.

LATEST NEWS

New Beginners Course:

From March 2024, I will be offering a new six-week Absolute Beginners Course - suitable for complete beginners, those who are fairly new to yoga and also those who like to take things gently.

From the blog:

How Buddhist is Modern Mindfulness?
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About James

James is a yoga teacher, blogger and researcher who's practised yoga for over 23 years. He holds an MA in Traditions of Yoga & Meditation from SOAS, where he continues to study Sanskrit as an associate student.


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