James grew up in southern California and western Nebraska. After living in New York City, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area for years, James returned to the region when he moved to Torrington in 2002 and Laramie in 2006. James has been a registered nurse since 2010 after receiving his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at University of Wyoming and is currently working on his Master’s in Business Administration at Western Governors University. James has long held a deep-rooted interest in philosophy and after studying Eastern philosophy and yoga in books for decades, he began his mat practice in earnest in 2018 and finally took the leap into yoga teacher training at Blossom Yoga in Laramie, obtaining his RYT200 in May 2019. James is happy to have been able to begin his yoga teaching journey at Blossom Yoga in June of 2019 and he looks forward to future learning opportunities to continue to expand his yoga practice.