The Exeter yoga community

James Russell

James teaches a holistic approach to yoga and creates a space for learning that is welcoming and inclusive. He has had a dedicated yoga practice for nearly twenty years and has been teaching yoga for the past eleven years.

James trained in India, Nepal and the UK. In India, he studied at Yoga Vidya Gurukul and in the UK with the Devon School of yoga. He has completed two teaching diplomas and also holds a certificate in Advanced Yoga Studies and a postgraduate diploma in Yoga Therapy. James has studied with senior and respected yogacharyas including Vishwas Mandlik, Srivatsa Ramaswami and Doug Swenson. His main teacher is Duncan Hulin with whom he has studied regularly for over 17 years.

James is the founding member of Exeter Loves Yoga. James now runs Yoga Torquay studio with his partner Alice Chapman:

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James is the founder of exeterlovesyoga and Yoga Torquay

James has a specialised interest in the history and culture of yoga and writes a popular regular blog on a range of related subjects. His writing has been published on the award winning Elephant Journal platform and was featured in the top 50 yoga & wellness blogs for 2017. As well as teaching weekly classes in Exeter and Totnes, James also teaches regular workshops, festivals & retreats and is a teacher trainer for the Devon School of Yoga.

James also offers private classes from his home studio near Exeter. Visit James' website