James Russell

What can people expect from the session?

Holistic means 'wholeness' and is an approach to yoga which encourages peace of mind, optimum health and well-being. Holistic yoga combines traditional, statically held haṭhayoga postures with more dynamic, moving vinyasa practices. This class also includes focused breathing exercises (prāṇāyāma) and concludes with a blissful relaxation.
Yoga practitioners are encouraged to adapt the techniques according to their unique individual requirements. This approach is free from dogma and is accessible to everyone regardless of age, flexibility, fitness or previous experience.


image of James Russel in a Yoga pose

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    Yoga Class Location:

    Beyond TQ9 Classes


    I've been practising yoga for over twenty years and teaching yoga since 2007. I teach a holistic approach to yoga that is primarily rooted in haṭha yoga and influenced by the philosphy of Patañjali's Yoga Sūtra.


    British Wheel of Yoga - Foundation Diploma 2007 Certificate in Yoga Studies - Yoga Vidya Gurukul, India 2007 Advanced Certificate in Yoga Studies - Yoga Vidya Gurukul, India 2007 Yoga Teacher Training Diploma - Devon School of Yoga 2009 Diploma in Yoga Therapy, Devon School of Yoga 2014 Vinyasa Krama Teacher Training - Srivatsa Ramaswami 2014 2014 - to present: self study


    Yoga Torquay Park Lane: Yoga Torquay, Park Lane, Torquay TQ12AU

    Here's a link to the Yoga Torquay Website: Torquay's Yoga Studio

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    Holistic Yoga is a universal approach to yoga that can be practised by almost anyone as means by which to cultivate optimum health, well being and mental clarity:

    • Joint mobility and flexibility are improved.
    • The body is toned and strengthened
    • Respiratory system, nervous system and immune system are stimulated and balanced.
    • Through breathwork and guided relaxation, the body is brought into a state of deep relaxation in which stress and tension are released and healing is faciliated.
    • Above all, this approach to yoga helps to calm the mind in order to experience a sense of clarity and peace.

    This class will include preliminary warming up exercises, breathing techniques, sychronised breath & movement, as well as a variety of simple held yoga postures. Each class concludes with a guided 'nidra' style relaxation.

    Suitable for all levels of experience and ability.
    Experience required
    None whatsooever!
    Currently on Zoom during lockdown - Tuesday 6 - 7:30pm

    Cost: Donation