By teaching precise asana technique, fluency in biomechanics, and the practical application of the Yoga Sutras, James presents asana as a way to make a happier life.

James started teaching in Washington, DC in 1996, where he was American University’s first Adjunct Professor of Yoga and the private teacher to the family of Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore while he was Vice President of the United States.

In 2001 he started teaching at YogaWorks’ original Montana Avenue studio, where he helped develop YogaWorks’ teacher training curriculum, which he then introduced in foreign markets. He was YogaWorks’ Director of Yoga Content until December 2012 and is the founder of American Yoga School.

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"A miracle worker … a welcome antidote to the Brentwood mom-style classes that seem to dominate Los Angeles."
W Magazine

"A master of Ashtanga yoga ... a guru for now."
Rolling Stone

"The best yoga teacher in the world."
Flea

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