- James is founder of YogaPoser, a yoga studio and teacher training program he created to make the deeper benefits of yoga asana practice more accessible to the modern practitioner. Renowned for developing creative and challenging content for top yoga studios and fitness centers around the globe (including YogaWorks, Equinox Fitness and YogaGlo) and for shaping personalized practices for private clientele, James began teaching yoga in Washington D.C. in 1996, and in 1999 became the first Adjunct Professor of Yoga at American University. From 2001 until 2009, he taught at YogaWorks’ Santa Monica studio, where he was a key contributor to the first highly regarded YogaWorks Teacher Trainer’s Guide. James has also authored a wide range of television, DVD and digital content, including the YogaPoser iTunes Podcast (ranked as one of the most popular yoga podcasts on iTunes), and YogaWorks Body Slim on DVD and Exercise TV. He has been featured on NPR, in Rolling Stone Magazine, W Magazine, The Washington Post and more.