James Hunt

James specialises in the deconstruction of asanas into movement specific exercises, these asanas are then reconstructed using the newly acquired awareness.

James is an enthusiastic yet down to earth coach. From an early age James has developed a passion for all things movement, from surfing & snowboarding to yoga & adult gymnastics.

At the age of 30 James made the transition from running his own electrical business to building his personal training career. He has studied gymnastic strength training and is a qualified GST coach.

The importance of breath work was developed while studying freediving in Thailand, which is where James’s passion for yoga was born and more recently has studied the fundamentals of Vinyasa and Yin during a trip to Bali and Australia.

To deepen his understanding of the body James went onto gain qualifications in both Thai and Sports massage.

Whilst working a labour intensive job James began dedicating many hours to the weights room with the aim of improving his fitness. However, it became apparent through tight shoulders, recurring injuries and restrictive movement that his workouts were not serving his needs. It was during this period he began to seek a more athletic movement based approach, finding this in gymnastics and yoga.

This approach is reflected in his class style where James incorporates his personal journey from strength through movement to flexibility and breath work. The aims of these classes are to not only achieve these elements but to build upon the fundamental connections between mind and body, to form more conscious driven practice. The primary focus of these classes will be to build the intricate strength and body awareness required for specific asanas such as arm balances, transitions and inversions, while paying particular attention to core control.

 

Classes

Yoga Movement Fundamentals

 This class combines the strength of ashtanga, the transitions of vinyasa and the softness of yin.
Consolidating all elements to grow a deeper understanding of your body.
We will start to redress the balance between muscles through stretch, strength and focused awareness exercises, whether you are recovering from injury or keen to better your practise in other classes.
‘ I’ve been going to James’ class for three months now and can’t believe the difference it’s made! James has an incredible knowledge of what connects to what and how pain can actually come from somewhere entirely different. What feel like small, insignificant exercises in class have made a world of difference. For the first time in three years, an on-going shoulder problem has cleared and my RSI is easing. And incredibly, the difference is lasting – even having been off for a couple of weeks, my shoulder is still pain free’
Thursday 5.45pm - 6.45pm Studio 2

Contact

To book this class or make further enquiries contact the teacher:

Email: james@physical-element.com
Telephone: 07808 225807
Website: www.facebook.com/Physicalelement