Ancient Medicine for the Modern Condition.

Currently, many of us are feeling disheartened by the troubles of the world, searching for purpose and meaning in our lives, and dealing with increasing levels of stress, anxiety, depression and addiction.

Thankfully, you’re not alone, and there is help available.

Ancestral wisdom has provided us with time-tested tools that allow us to reclaim our natural state of mental and physical health, creativity, intimacy and spiritual connection.

Whether you are currently experiencing a crisis, feeling stuck in certain areas of your life, or simply interested in developing a daily self-care routine to feel better and improve your energy, I can offer you the guidance and support you need to not just survive in these troubled times, but to grow and thrive.

Here’s how I can help.


I’m here to offer you support on your path of healing and wellness, helping you to connect to your inner wisdom, let go of limiting beliefs and behaviours, and empower you with tools for self-care, resiliency and deep connection.

I teach a therapeutic, breath-centred approach to yoga in the tradition of Krishnamacharya & Desikachar, offer music medicine journeys, organize plant medicine retreats and provide compassionate, heart-centred support and guidance for whatever comes up. I work with people 1-to-1 in Montréal and online via phone or Zoom.

Yoga Medicine
The ancient, time-tested practices of yoga offer us a multitude of simple but powerful tools that support our mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

Music Medicine
Music has always been an integral part of the human experience and playing an instrument, singing or chanting is a way to connect with the deepest parts of ourselves and with each other. Music is a direct path to the heart and is a healing practice that anyone can participate in.

Applied Shamanism
Shamanic journeys with music and drumming can help us break through limiting thoughts, beliefs and behaviour patterns; provide insight and inspiration; and open us up to greater possibilities for our life and relationships.

Transformational Coaching
Drawing upon my extensive training in yoga, body-mind-spirit coaching and the compassionate inquiry approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté, I can help you reconnect to your inner wisdom, overcome the limiting core beliefs that are holding you back, and develop practices and strategies that will empower you to live a more authentic, connected, and fulfilling life.

Ready to take the first step
on your medicine path?


Brian James is a yoga teacher, musician, shamanic practitioner and transformational coach. He’s been exploring the medicine paths of yoga, music, psychology and shamanism for over twenty years.

His approach is rooted in the belief that yoga and other shamanic practices are not about striving toward a physical or spiritual ideal, but rather, they involve a deeply personal process of embodied awakening to one’s own truth and potential — simply, a return to our natural state of ease and flow.

Brian’s mission is to serve as a helpful friend and guide to others who are walking their medicine path, sharing what he’s learned on his own healing journey and offering compassionate, non-judgmental support and wise counsel when needed.

Brian has travelled all over the world to study with master teachers in yoga, music and shamanism. He has extensive training in the therapeutic yoga tradition of Krishnamacharya/Desikachar, the counselling approaches of Hakomi and Body-Mind-Spirit Coaching, and is currently enrolled in the first Compassionate Inquiry certification program with renowned trauma and addiction specialist Gabor Maté. Since 2011, he has participated in dozens of plant medicine ceremonies in the Santo Daime, Shipibo and Ashaninkan traditions.

Brian James is the author of a vinyasa yoga practice manual, Harmonic Movement, creator of numerous yoga practice resources and host of the Medicine Path Podcast. When he’s not out sharing yoga and music medicine, he’s at home in Montréal, Canada practicing the yoga of relationship with his wife of eleven years Debbie and their Boston Terrier Kingston.

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