The Art of Yoga

Yoga offers a complete range of mind, body and breath practices to help us restore and maintain optimal health, wellness and enjoyment of life.

The Art of Yoga is in adapting these ancient tools to our modern lives, and applying them in a way that supports and enriches our whole life.

I can help you develop a simple but effective yoga practice that is tailored to your individual needs and interests. Whether you are interested in yoga for therapy, self-care or spiritual connection, your practice will help you feel more energized, centered and connected to your inherent inner wisdom and sense of peace and well-being.

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

The Art of Yoga Approach

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

My practice and teaching is greatly inspired by TKV Desikachar and his father Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who taught that yoga is for everybody, and innovated an adaptable approach (viniyoga) that is deeply rooted in tradition but accessible and relevant to modern yogis who have family and work responsibilities. When we adapt the practice to your needs and goals, it becomes safe, effective and enjoyable.

Whether you are looking to heal physical or emotional pain, overcome anxiety and depression, recover from addiction, or are looking for something you can do every day to feel more healthy, vibrant and alive, there is a right yoga practice for you.

Working together, we’ll develop a personal home practice for you that meets your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs and goals, and find a way to integrate it into your daily life as part of your self-care regimen.

In your yoga practice, you’ll learn to master simple but powerful tools that will help you release tension and stress, manage your energy, focus your mind, and centre and ground yourself whenever you need it.

In return for your commitment to take on a daily practice, I’ll provide you with resources and ongoing support via text and email to help keep you on track. We’re in this together!

 
 

Private Yoga Sessions

Yoga for mind, body & spirit.

1-to-1 lessons are the best way to develop a personal practice that can meet your specific physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.

We do this through a holistic approach that includes the application of yoga postures, breathing, chanting and meditation, supported by open-hearted dialogue and compassionate support. Following our intro session, I’ll design a practice for you to commit to for at least one week, after which we’ll continue to meet regularly to check in, refine and develop your practice, and speak about any issues that may be coming up.

1-to-1 lessons are for anyone that is looking to take charge of their own personal health and well-being and wants to learn simple and effective tools for resilience, vitality, intimacy and longevity.

Areas of Focus

• general self-care
• physical pain
• emotional trauma
• addiction recovery
• depression & anxiety
• sexual dysfunction
• intimacy in relationships
• stress reduction
• unblocking creativity

Pricing

$90 Intro Session (1.5 hr)
$75 Follow-Up Sessions (1 hr)
$300 4-Session Package (save $15)
*Sliding scale available for all sessions for those experiencing financial hardship. Contact me for details.

• Free Phone/Email Consultation
• Available in-person (Montréal)
• Online via Zoom (worldwide)
• In your home (add $10 per session)

It’s hard to believe how open and focused I feel after just a month of daily yoga with Brian James! I’ve seen a noticeable improvement in flexibility, balance and strength with a 30 - 45 minute session, every morning in my living room. This practice is demanding and yet, deeply contemplative and grounding. I highly recommend this practice to anyone desiring a powerful moving meditation that brings the soul, mind and body together as One.
— Eric Forbes, San Rafael, California

 
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Want to chat before booking a session?
Book a free consultation with me and we can talk about what’s going on and together decide which type of session is right for you.

 
 

Yoga Teacher Mentoring

Find Clarity and Confidence as a Teacher

Many new teachers who graduate from a typical studio-based training feel overwhelmed by all of the new and sometimes conflicting information they've been handed.

I can help you understand the fundamental concepts of Hatha Yoga, apply them effectively in the teaching of Vinyasa, Pranayama, Mantra and Meditation, and show you how to integrate the practices in a way that will give you the confidence you need to be an effective and valued teacher.

Yoga Teacher Mentoring is for anyone who’s taken a teacher training and is looking for more clarity on the philosophical or practical aspects of yoga, and/or seeking to develop their own personal practice — a requirement for true understanding of what you’re teaching. 

Mentoring Topics

• developing a personal practice
• vinyasa krama (intelligent sequencing)
• yoga philosophy & key concepts
• the ethics of being a teacher
• finding your voice
• beyond asana: learn and effectively teach pranayama, chanting and meditation

Pricing

$90 Intro Session (1.5 hr)
$75 Follow-Up Sessions (1 hr)
$300 4-Session Package (save $15)
*Sliding scale available for all sessions for those experiencing financial hardship. Contact me for details.

• Free Phone/Email Consultation
• Available in-person (Montréal)
• Online via Zoom (worldwide)
• In your home (add $10 per session)

 
 

The Nectar of Yoga

For those who have an established personal practice and are interested in going deeper, I can guide you on an exploration into the lost practices of original Tantrik Hatha Yoga that are designed to awaken your full potential.

Many of the original core practices of Hatha Yoga have been lost to time or have been confused by well-intentioned but misinformed teachers. These practices are the key to unlocking the true healing potential of original Tantrik Hatha Yoga, and I can help you to understand them and integrate them into your practice.

Topics to Explore

• going deeper into pranayama
• understanding the yogic body
• kriya, bandha & mudra
• working with the chakras
• the power of bija (seed) mantras

Pricing

$90 Intro Session (1.5 hr)
$75 Follow-Up Sessions (1 hr)
$300 4-Session Package (save $15)
*Sliding scale available for all sessions for those experiencing financial hardship. Contact me for details.

• Free Phone/Email Consultation
• Available in-person (Montréal)
• Online via Zoom (worldwide)
• In your home (add $10 per session)


“Brian will make Yoga entirely your own, efficient, powerful and safe. Please go to Brian.”

Mark Whitwell, heartofyoga.com