Jim Tarran has been practicing yoga since 1990 and teaching since 1992. He devised and runs the Yoga Alliance registered Vajrasati Yoga 500 hour teacher training course which he founded in 2000. As a teacher trainer Jim teaches and is qualified to teach students ranging from total beginners to advanced and everyone in between.
Jim Tarran originally trained in Nepal in The Patanjali Yoga Centre Katmandhu and also qualified as an Iyengar teacher in 1996. He has studied many fields of yogic philosophy and is passionate about making yoga philosophy non-abstract and experiential in practice. In his studies he has delved deeply; starting with Buddhism and moving outwards to study Tantra, Advaita, Samhkhya and Yoga (Patanjali) amongst others. He is proud to be the guardian of much of the library of the great Sanskritist and Indologist Tuvia Gelblum (SOAS London). More recently Jim Tarran has been working with the Tantrik, Indologist and Sanskritist Hareesh (Chris Wallis) with whom he has co-run several workshops.
The focus of the classes is hinged on yoga practices that are familiar to most; asana (posture), dhyana (mediation), pranayama (breathing practices), mudra (hand gestures and otter 'energy containers and mantra (chanting). Taking the lions share of these is asana. The classes are deep in content but light and joyful in mood and (laughter is often on the menu). All the techniques are employed to serve the principal purpose of yoga - an awakening to the undivided holism of our essence.