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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.


Private Yoga Online:

I am now offering private yoga classes online via the Zoom app. To find our more about options for learning yoga in this way visit my online yoga page.

From the blog:

Was Patañjali influenced by the philosophy of the Jainas? Read more..

About James

James is a yoga teacher, blogger and student. He's been practising yoga in one shape or form for over 23 years. He's currently studying at SOAS, University of London, for an MA in Yoga and Meditation.

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