Practical tools from the ancient wisdom tradition of Tantrik Hatha Yoga for wholistic health and wellbeing. Compassionate support and open-hearted dialogue to navigate whatever comes up. Here’s how I can help.

 

Learn a Yoga Practice for Life

Yoga offers a complete range of mind, body and breath practices to help us restore health and a sense of wholeness.

I can help you develop a simple but effective yoga practice that is tailored to your individual needs and interests. 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 Heart of Yoga

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

Developing a Personal Home Practice

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

We do this through a wholistic 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 guidance is 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 resiliency, vitality and longevity.

Areas of Focus

• 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)

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


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Special Intro Session (Montréal)

In Montréal and curious about learning a personal yoga practice? Contact me about booking a $35 intro session.

hello@brianjamesyoga.com
(514) 781-9642 (YOGA)

 
 

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

$75 Individual Session
$200 / 3 Sessions

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

 
 

The Nectar of Yoga

Initiation Into the Secrets of Tantrik Hatha Yoga

For those who have an established personal practice and are interested in going deeper, I can guide you on an exploration into the “secret” 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)

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

 
 

PEAK Integration

Post Entheogenic & Kundalini Integration

With the increasing use of entheogenic substances (aka “psychedelics”) and Holotropic or shamanic breathwork, comes an increased need for preparatory and integrative practices to empower and guide the participant before, during and after such peak experiences.

Because it is itself essentially a shamanic practice, the yoga tradition offers a very clear and relevant context, guide and practical method for dealing with the psycho-spiritual material and intense experiences that can be triggered by shamanic practices and plant medicine ceremonies.

Over the past twenty-plus years, I have experienced profound physical, emotional and spiritual growth and healing through various shamanic practices, including the ceremonial use of entheogenic plant medicines. I strongly believe that my daily yoga practice and the lifestyle which is informed by and supports that practice, helped me prepare for and integrate these peak experiences into my daily life and relationships.

Areas of Focus

• stabilizing kundalini awakening
• maintain energetic opening
• understanding your experiences
• integrating insights

Pricing

$45-75 Sliding Scale (1hr)

• Free Consultation
• Available in-person* (Montréal)
• Online via Zoom (worldwide)