We are incredibly excited to welcome International Yoga Teacher, Sanskrit Scholar and Kirtan expert James Boag for two inspirational sessions at Yoga Kula.


About James

Originally from Yorkshire, James teaches yoga and applied yoga philosophy globally.

James is known for his storytelling, his rich kirtans, deep meditations, principle-based approach to asana and movement, and for bringing the timeless wisdom of the traditional scriptural teachings vividly into the context of our lives today. He has been teaching for over twenty-five years, teaching yoga since 2003 and leading integrated programs on applied yoga philosophy around the world since 2009. He regularly returns to Mysore in South India where he completed his MA in Sanskrit, to lead courses on the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras and Indian Mythology.


Whole Life Yoga // Movement Whole Life Movement

Saturday 7th September, 4:30-7pm  |  £20

In this yogic movement ‘play-shop’ we use yoga principles to explore how we can cultivate healthy neuro-muscular patterns and efficient kinetic chains through the body. This will include working with yoga postures ‘actively’, against gravity, inspired particularly by the work of Hatha yoga teacher Simon Borg Olivier.

We will then explore these principles through a broader spectrum of movement to invite greater vitality, presence and rejuvenation.  Discover new ways to move and be still.

This session is perfect for those with some yoga experience who want to delve deeper into mindful movement. You will leave the session full of inspiration and embodied knowledge to take back to your regular classes.

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Pop Up // Kirtan and the Power of Sound Kirtan + The power of sound

Saturday 7th September, 7:30-8:45pm  | £10.50 drop in, or use your Anytime pass.

The yoga tradition offers a myriad of tools we can work with to cultivate deep presence and sustainable wellbeing.

These include many sound-based techniques and practices. The extraordinary visionaries and research scientists of the ancient yoga tradition recognized the pervasive, penetrative power of sound and how the readily accessible resources of our own voices can be harnessed to foster harmony through the whole of our being.

The call and response singing and chanting of kirtan is simple, yet powerful, cleansing and uplifting. James will also speak briefly about kirtan, Sanskrit as an energy-based language, the symbolism and effects of the words we use in the practice, and how kirtan relates to other practices and paths of yoga.

Participants will be able to bathe and soak in cleansing, nourishing sound, while also deepening understanding of key, archetypal principles. This practice can help us bring the harmonising power of yoga into all aspects of our lives.

Everyone welcome! Do not worry if you are not a virtuoso singer. The joy and practical benefits of yoga are open to everyone.

This session is perfect for those who are interested in broadening their yoga experience and who want to deeply feel the power of sound. James has hosted his transformational Kirtan all over the world including Mysore, India.

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