What if your seeming limitations are actually stepping stones to enable you to experience something greater? Discover an Art-of-Movement practice that is designed to meet you where you are at currently, and invites you into expanded states of freedom.

Gentle Somatic Yoga is unparalleled in terms of its capacity to nourish, liberate and enhance the vitality of the Soma (Whole Self).

… Awaken the Possible!


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Are you a yoga teacher, movement educator, bodyworker, health care professional, or wellness enthusiast who would like to become a collaborator at the forefront of Embodied Movement™? Discover something unique in your ability to influence student/client outcomes while you expand your specialty niche. As a certified GSY Teacher, you become qualified to work one-on-one or in groups in promoting vitality, freedom, and creativity as part of your lifestyle and/or professional practice. 

GSY Testimonials

I am so happy that I decided to sign-up for this teacher training. Getting more excited every week I am learning so much from you. What a blessing GSY is. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Linda van H.

I’ve been to many, many teacher trainings, and it’s hard to have favorites but this is right up there. It feels like we’re co-creating this new way of practice.

Lindsay C.

A real massage to the sense. The wisdom that’s floating around the room, you just swim in it. The wealth of information that we’re receiving is something that I’ve never anticipated.

Gwen S.

I would recommend coming to James’ workshops to pretty much everybody.

Eva S.

I am a Holistic Practitioner of 20 years here in the UK and this far surpasses anything I’ve done in the healing and bodywork world. The changes and outcome are amazing.

Lyn G.

Gentle Somatic Yoga workshops and courses are truly inclusive and will benefit anyone no matter of age or ability. James’ energy and enthusiasm for his work and his students is both inspiring and contagious!

Nicky F.

Thank you James for wanting to share to the world there can be a graceful way to age with joy and love rather than dread of becoming decrepit.

Nancy MacD.

The level of experience and expertise in our group is phenomenal. James has been an exceptional leader facilitating our learning, and our learning from each other.

Vickie A.

Thank you James. You are the true essence and meaning of the word “NAMASTE”.

Brenda P.

James has been an Integrative Therapist for 25+ years. He is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) and Certified Hanna Somatic Educator (CHSE). From his combined experience as a lifelong yogi, intuitive bodyworker, psychotherapist, and movement educator, James founded a method of integrating what he discovered to be the most progressive, life-enhancing techniques into an embodied movement practice. Gentle Somatic Yoga was born out of years of exploring means of connecting and integrating the deeper aspects of the Whole Self (Soma).

James' passion is to awaken the possible for people living with challenges related to physical limitations. He does so by inspiring and encouraging them in discovering freedom through mindful movement. This allows the person to make generative, fulfilling choices on every level, Mind / Body / Spirit.