Jim began practicing yoga ten years ago seeking relief from injuries from years of long distance running. He enjoyed the way his body felt after his practice and really loved how it made him feel mentally. He initially took classes at an Iyengar Yoga studio and, subsequently, studied Vinyasa, Ashtanga and restorative yoga styles as well. Jim received
his 200 hour certification from Moksha Yoga Chicago, where he logged 700 hours of study. Jim’s teaching style is heavily influenced from his restorative yoga training with Leeann Carey as well as from trainings with master
teachers Gabriel Halpern and Tias Little.
Jim believes that yoga is for everyone! He places great emphasis on alignment and and awareness of one’s physical and mental well-being to ensure students’ safety in their practice. In his use of the many props available, Jim encourages students to be well supported so that they may attain maximum benefits from their practice.
His teaching style encourages students to unite the body, breath and mind and to find that balance between sukha and stirdha (effort and ease).
Jim works as a tax accountant full-time and enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, gardening and educating himself on healthy living.