James was born in London and first discovered yoga in 2003. However, he truly caught the yoga-bug a few years later, during sunrise practices overlooking the rooftops of Udaipur with an old yogi named Prakash.
Following a martial-arts incurred neck injury, he was told that surgery was the only option. However he resisted and experienced an amazing recovery through his Yoga practice. He soon returned to India to train and embark on his path as a Yoga Teacher.
James has taught on over 15 YTTs and has received over 1000 hours of training, including two separate 300-hour qualifications – one with his main Asana teacher, Jason Crandell. His other major influences are Max Strom, Yogrishi Vishvketu, David Swenson, Christopher Wallis and his guru, Sri Prem Baba.
For more info, please go to his website yogijames.com
Classes involve a challenging, creative flow with focus on strength, stability and alignment to attain states of union between mind, body and spirit. James has a particular interest in Psycho-spiritual work, and the way that emotions and are stored in the body and how we can release them to promote deeper well being and healing. He also incorporates the more subtle, energetic aspects of Hatha Yoga as a route to healing and inner peace.
He has taught all over the world, but loves to return to his hometown of London every summer where he teaches at some of his favourite studios including Triyoga.
Founder & Senior Teacher
Rory; a Scottish Yogi, Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist in training has been teaching around the globe since 2007. Rory has become popular for his wide ranging knowledge, charisma, humour and ability to transmit the teachings of Hatha, Kundalini, Tantra, Yoga therapy, meditation and classical eastern philosophy simply and succinctly.
He has facilitated over 20 Yoga Teacher Trainings and taught on many more for several Yoga schools (senior teacher for Tribe Yoga, Seasonal Yoga & Satyaloka) and due to popular demand has finally decided to team up with James French to offer the cherry picked teachings which can be found on the Path of Yoga teacher trainings.
He has deep gratitude for his main influential teachers over the years namely; Reinhard Gammenthaller (Kundalini Yoga Parampara), Sahajananda (Hridaya Yoga), Sri V Sheshadri (Patanjali Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga), Christopher ‘Hareesh’ Wallis (Kashmiri Shaivism) and Leslie Kaminhoff (Breath Academy). With deep gratitude for the many more who have influenced his style both on and off the mat.
He happily continues to spread his experience, knowledge and love of the Yoga system with true passion and as always is excited to share this life empowering knowledge on both our 200 and 300 hour training courses teacher training courses.
Amy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, delivered in an accessible and loving manner, a true gem in our teaching team. She has coordinated and assisted in several teacher training programs, has managed the beginners program for a large and well established Yoga school and completed over 1500 hours of certified training.
Her conscious inner-journey began in India in 2009. After living in India and Nepal for over a year, taking various retreats, studying Buddhism, Yoga and different meditation techniques she was hooked. As her study and esoteric explorations deepened she followed her calling and became a yoga teacher. Since then her studies and explorations have continued and evolved, becoming part of her everyday life both on and off the mat.
Amy believes in the power of self-work and self-awareness, exploring and discovering who we really are. A profound and rewarding practice that incorporates every aspect of our being and existence. She is inspired by Kashmiri Shiavism, Yogic philosophy, quantum physics, neuroscience, medicinal herbalism, the mind-body connection and psycho-spiritual work.
She pays sincere gratitude and loving respect to all the teachers that have influenced and enriched her life, especially; Ananta Kranti, Sri Prem Baba, Sahajananda, Paolo from Chom Thong monastery, Mahananda, Dr Joe Dispenza, Byron Katie, David Crow and John Gray.
Amy continues to teach Yoga in numerous countries around the world. She is delighted to offer the fruits of her knowledge and experience for the greater good and the development of human consciousness.
Amritha is a travelling full-time yogini, having been a fervent student, practitioner and instructor since 2008. Initial introduction to Yoga came through the trainings of a 1-month Intensive Yoga in Thailand (2008) and 4 months ashram residential Yogic Studies at Bihar School of Yoga in India (in 2012). Further education and international accreditation of RYA200 were obtained in January 2017 at Matatitu Yoga Ashram in Varkala Kerala India.
Amritha teaches Yoga Asana through Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, Pranayama, Meditation, YogaNidra, and the Science of Yoga in history, practice, and philosophy.
She first came into teaching when her college campus yoga teacher suddenly left, and after substituting for a while, ended up teaching there twice a week for two years and discovered that this was her calling. Inspired by an internal inquiry as to the nature of her identity and the world around her, she majored in World Religion and Philosophy, with a research thesis on Development Studies through Anthropology.
Amritha has taught primarily for health and social outreach initiatives in community based organisations in Nairobi, Kenya and Nedumangad, Kerala in India.
A most important moment of her life was in January 2013 in Varanasi, India when she was graced to meet her GuruJi; Sri Swami Kumarananda Giri MaharajJi. To Him, she owes all the maturation and development of her knowledge and being, with sincerest reverence and gratitude to SwamiJi. Since 2017 she has been conducting Yoga programs in service to Giri Foundation Charitable Trust, especially in Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
Amritha currently resides in Kerala, setting up Yoga and Well-being Programs for staff, clients and the local rural community at the Jatayu Earth Center, an upcoming spiritual and eco-tourism venture.
She is honoured and delighted to join the Path of Yoga in Rishikesh this April!
HariAum Tat Sat
Susan Marrufo, MA, E-RYT 500, left the United States and a job in advertising in 2008 to travel internationally and experience life beyond the confines of her cultural conditioning. She received her first 500-hr yoga certification in Thailand in 2009, where she began her studies of the classical yogic scriptures and delved deeply into esoteric tantric philosophy. After 2 years of teaching month-long tantric based courses on the banks of the Ganges in India and the Pacific coastal towns of Mexico, Susan returned to the US to begin a residential internship with the Kripalu School of Yoga, where she taught in and project managed several Kripalu yoga teacher trainings as well as received her 2nd 500-hr teacher training certification from the Kripalu School of Yoga.
Since then, Susan has split her time between India, Thailand and the US, facilitating group courses in the inquiry of yoga and meditation as well as diving increasingly deeper into her own yogic studies. After many years of travel, she is happy to have found a home in the City of Angels.
She is the Co-founder of Samarasa Center in Los Angeles, California.
You can also find more about Susan Marrufo at www.samarasacenter.com
With a background in fitness training and mindfulness, Kali came to Yoga in her search to find a more holistic approach to living. A decade of practice, training and teaching have evolved to incorporate two ends of the spectrum from deep meditive yin to a slow but strong hatha providing plenty of opportunity to immerse and connect within. Kali initially trained with Swami Shanti Prasad in Traditional Hatha Yoga, then a couple of years later completed 500 hours with Rory and James at Tribe Yoga. She gratefully draws inspiration from study and practice with some of her favourite teachers: Tias Little, Sarah Powers, John Scott, Leela Sarti, Thich Nhat Hahn, Bhante Gunaratana.
As a meditation enthusiast, Kali shares guidance and insight from regular silent retreats and daily practice which has been profoundly transformative in terms of her own personal development. Studies in Thai Massage Therapy and SATYA (subtle awareness training for yoga attunement) with Tias Little, have inspired a passion for subtle anatomy, neuroscience and mindful metta movement to unravel residual trauma and tension.
Kali’s teaching style encourages practitioners to sense into the subtle realms of the body for deep connection and awareness through blended somatic movement, hatha, yin and meditation.
As a free spirit, nature lover, healthy living advocate and well-being activist, Kali promotes Yoga & natural health as a way of life in her favourite part of the world, North Cornwall. Catch her at the Luxury Eco Scarlet Hotel for Yoga and Wellbeing Breaks; as a teacher on insight timer app or teaching workshops and retreats around UK & Europe.
Candy began her yoga journey with a curiosity for meditation, seeking alternative medicine as way to heal her anxiety and burnout. That led her to yoga asana, and reconnecting with her body as a way of self medicating. As it tends to, yoga became her way of life, carrying those lessons and insights off the matt.
Her inspiration as a teacher, is to get people connected to their breath, to trust their bodies, and trust the unique journey that will unfold within each individual through this process of movement, breath & mental focus.
Candy has a dedicated daily Ashtanga Practice under the guidence of her teacher Hamish Hendry, whom she also assists at his Dharma shala in central london. She has completed over 500 hours of teacher training in both vinyasa and ashtanga yoga, She is also a Alchemy crystal singing bowls practitioner studied under Yantara Jiro.
Candy is also a certified & practicing Cranial Sacral Therapist. With its strong focus on the human nervous system, fascia and emotional holding in the bones and tissues of our bodies, elements of this therapy deeply influence her approach to yoga, and the students she teaches. She believes that yoga is for every body, you just have to find your flavour and integrity within the practice, its a tool for finding internal peace in a world of chaos, and that is something everyone is entitled to experience.
Emily was born in Ottawa, Canada
Before her intro to yoga Emily had already completed a Pilates teacher training through the YMCA and an Anatomy course at Algonquin College in Ottawa 2002. These courses gave her a great wealth of knowledge on body mechanics, beautifully complimenting her yoga training at Kaivalyadhamma in India 2008 which focused heavily on traditional yogic philosophy and history.
Emily later studied with Mark Laham in his Yin yoga teacher training program in 2009 where she studied both the mental and physical aspects of a yin practice.
Seeing how many students came into a yoga for healing aches and pains Emily became curious about healing the musculoskeletal system through yoga and movement. This lead her to start training as a Postural Therapist through Egoscue University in 2011.
Aside from healing the musculoskeletal system through yoga Emily is passionate about play! In 2009 she completed the level 1 and 2 Acro Yoga teacher training program in Montreal, Canada with Jessie Goldberg and Eugene Poku. Emily loves the challenges and fears that the acrobatics practice brings up then breaks through. In 2012 She completed the ‘YogaSlackers’ teacher training and has added slackline yoga to her offerings.
Emily continues to constantly explore different inspirations of asana and various paths of yoga. Her passion for movement and body awareness coupled with her strong background in anatomy manifests in her teachings as clear, precise, thoughtful instruction.
Emily loves sharing her knowledge with her students and feels especially rewarded when someone realizes that they can do something that they previously thought unattainable, breaking down those limitations we create in our mind. She feels a consistent gratitude for all the wonderful teachers she has met along her path and the abundance of blessings that life continues to bestow upon her.
Emily runs her own Yin Yoga teacher training programs as well as Acrobatics Intensives and teacher trainings. She continues to play, laugh, study, travel and teach in India and wherever else she may find herself.
You can also find more about Emily at www.partneracrobatics.com
Tara has been exploring movement as medicine for as long as she can remember. For her, movement has always been the key to a feeling of personal freedom, creativity and peace of mind.
For over 20 years Tara has studied various components of movement: Movement as communication (BFA in Theater), self-empowerment (Ashtanga Yoga) therapy (Certificate in Dance/Movement Therapy) and for physical wellbeing (RYT 500). Based in NYC, Tara taught vinyasa and hatha yoga in boutique (Kula Yoga Project) and local studios and brought it to the Hasidic Jewish community, inner city middle school, private high school and private homes.
Tara’s fascination with the body prompted her to delve into Thai Massage and extensive anatomy studies. Frustrated by anatomy classes that were heady, boring or misleading she designed and teaches a Functional Anatomy course which makes learning the complexities of the body accessible, fun and memorable.
Today Tara is finishing her professional training of the Feldenkrais Method, a science and art she believes to be an unparalleled approach to functional body/mind union and revelation. She teaches Somatic Movement (movement guided by self-awareness) and integrates it into Somatic Yoga, a practice of building asana from its functional architecture. She has also integrated her knowledge of the body and energetics and now practices her own style of Therapeutic Massage.
Tara is currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand where her company, Somatic Movement Project, constantly evolves. She travels teaching workshops, trainings and classes, hosts retreats, offers bodywork and leads yoga teacher mentorship programs.
As a former Basketball player, Yoga initially became a way to support athletic training . A natural curiosity towards the healing power of Yoga led to a journey to India, where Claudio lived in Hindu Ashrams during a three year period.
This time in India, the connection to yogic tradition, and the study of texts and philosophy under the guidance of his Guru in a Bramhin community, enables Claudio to bring a deeper understanding of the practice being ultimately, a spiritual one steeped in faith and devotion.
His intention is to create a space for students to explore and find their own relationship to the practice. He believes in a non dogmatic approach orientated on each students individual needs and aims.
He strives to make his classes safe, bio mechanically relevant and functional. Claudio brings knowledge of anatomy into his teaching, with a background in biology, and sports massage and Cranio Sacral therapy.
Claudio has teacher training CPD with Richard Freeman, Gary Carter and Yoga for athletes with Jim Harrington.
Sharon has been teaching yoga in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2008 and practicing since 2002. Her yoga practice has brought her joy, grounding, challenge, strength, growth and constant learning. In September 2019 she moved to Sicily indefinitely to explore life beyond what she had grown accustomed to in the United States.
Her yoga practice serves many roles: a laboratory of physical and mental self exploration, a coping mechanism, and a way to connect to something bigger than herself. The practice of yoga has helped her find her life purpose – to share yoga with as many people as possible during her lifetime so they can feel connected, empowered, accepted and strong both on their mats and in their everyday lives.
Sharon is a 500-hour certified registered yoga teacher (RYT 500) as well as a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (CPT). She loves to blend these modalities in a vigorous and well balanced power vinyasa yoga classes guided by the power of breath and intelligent sequencing. She integrates meditation and various strength training techniques into her yoga classes to serve all the needs of your body, mind, heart and soul.
Since 2012, Sharon has led more than 20 yoga trainings including: 200 hour yoga teacher trainings; 50 hour yoga sculpt teacher trainings; 50 hour level 2 advanced continuing education teacher trainings; and numerous mentorships with teachers looking to expand their knowledge of intelligent sequencing, physical adjustments and class theming. She loves working with and training other teachers – whether you are a new teacher-in-training or a seasoned teacher who has been teaching for many years – she loves being a part of a teacher’s learning and growing as they find their authentic voice and teaching style. And this allows her to constantly learn and evolve herself.
Sharon is grateful for her teachers of the past and present as they have inspired her dedication to her own practice and have encouraged her to share the gift of yoga with others. Her primary teacher is Jason Crandell. She has also studied with Karl Erb, Darren Main, Janet Stone and Dharma Mittra.
For more information about Sharon visit sharonyogaflow.com.
Andrew – or as you may know him – Dr Yogi, originally trained to be a doctor, then moved away from western medicine to pursue a career as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and anatomy teacher.
He has been practising yoga and meditation for over 14 years and teaching strong, grounding and inclusive classes since 2009.
Now based in Los Angeles, Andrew combines all of his skills to teach anatomy and physiology on Yoga Teacher Training courses and run applied anatomy workshops internationally.
He has contributed to the two popular books Yoga Teaching Handbook: A Practical Guide for Yoga Teachers and Trainees and Yoga Student Handbook: Develop Your Knowledge of Yoga Principles and Practice.
For more information visit: www.doctor-yogi.com
Ganesh hails from a family of traditional yoga practitioners, and has been teaching since 1995. Nurtured and blessed from many yoga gurus, he has become a pioneer in modern yoga world. For Ganesh, Yoga goes way beyond mastering the physical body and breath. “Yoga is an act of experiencing life and happiness to the fullest.” Be it beginners or long-time practitioners, people come to him for refined understanding of yoga. With Ganesh, yoga is simplified yet deepens your understanding of Yoga. He is described as the therapeutic storm in a teacup, and comes recommended by yoga students and teachers alike. He is a founder of Just Yoga (www.justyoga.com.cn)
Celest is a trained dancer and martial artist with a BS in Physiotherapy, and over 10 years yoga practice. Celest completed her Yoga Teacher Training in India in 2009 and has been teaching full time since then. Celest’s greatest passion is to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga. She has classes in top yoga centers in London, such as Triyoga and Evolve and regularly takes groups to exotic locations for yoga retreats.
From a very young age, Lorraine was fascinated by the beauty of movement and music. Her childhood was spent exploring the body through gymnastics, ice skating and different styles of dance. In her early twenties, a strong calling to the path of Yoga became the catalyst for many deeper realisations in her life and she left everything behind to follow this call. She has now been a dedicated Yogini and lover of Truth for almost thirty years. She specialises in offering an insightful feminine way of practising Yoga, bringing forth her love of Tantra and Kashmir Shaivism. She has also dedicated many years to the study of Jnana (Non Duality), Bhakti (Devotion) as well as Traditional Hatha Yoga which has led her to discover the depths of the Yogic practice, understanding the beauty of the fluid form while investigating the more subtle layers that exist within us. Ultimately pointing to what lies beyond which is the true meaning of Yoga. Oneness.