Describe yourself in 3 words.
human, courageous, believer
Do you have any hidden talents?
I can pretty much quote all of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
What is your favorite food?
What character trait do you most admire?
What do you do for fun?
Play/listen to music, get into nature, move my body, read, travel, hang with good peeps
Who is your favorite band or music artist right now or of all time?
I have to say I am so stoked to be alive right now because any genre or time period of music is at our fingertips. If I absolutely had to choose a “favorite” I’d go with Bob Marley, but I feel like I am a parent picking out their favorite kid, because I love them all!!
What is your fave yoga pose and why do you like it?
Sphinx! Oh it feels so good on my back and neck and legs. Then after I do it for a while I can just lay on my stomach and breathe.
What is your favorite TV show? Movie?
TV Show = Star Trek the Next Generation
Movie = Joe Vs. The Volcano
Best part about being a yoga instructor?
When I get home at the end of a day and just get to slide into a comfortable pair of jeans. Ha, ha I wear sweats all day :)
Do you have any nicknames? What are they?
Bames, Hardy Boy, Jimmy, The Hero
List two pet peeves.
People driving under the speed limit on the freeway!
When people hate on The Beatles
What is your most embarrassing moment?
Do you have any pets? What are they?
I will have a dog some day!
Tell us something surprising about yourself.
I was in a movie with the actor Bruce McGill. Bruce McGill was in Animal House with Kevin Bacon. So I’m two steps away from Kevin Bacon!!
What is your spirit animal?
What is your favorite charity?
I love spreading the love around
Who is your celebrity crush?
What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Ha ha...I just switched from coffee before meditation to meditation before coffee. Working much better.
Do you have a motto or a mantra?
“Beyond a wholesome discipline be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and stars; you have a right to be here. And whether it is clear to you or not, no doubt the universe is unfolding exactly as it should.” - from Desiderata by Max Erhman
What movie or novel character do you most identify with and why?
The Dude. Because I also abide.
What super power would you like to have?
What is the coolest place you’ve ever visited?
Visited Bob Marley’s tomb in Jamaica. It was really interesting...a temple and a Disneyland all in one. I got a good vibe on it.
What’s your favorite song to sing at Karaoke night?
Big butts - MC Hammer
James' Teaching Schedule:
Power 1 at 8:45am
Restore at 10:15am
Tuesdays & Thursday
Power Flow at 4:30pm