Brian James is a yoga teacher, musician, author and creator of Everyday Yoga for Everybody, a comprehensive and customizable yoga program designed to help you move better, feel better, live better and love better.
When he’s not out sharing music and movement medicine, he spends time at home practicing the yoga of relationship with his wife Debbie and their two Boston Terriers, Kingston & Sweetie.
Music, breath & movement as medicine
Brian James teaches an integrated breath-focused and mindful approach to yoga inspired by the teachings of Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. He believes that personal empowerment and embodied awakening through an authentic daily yoga practice is essential for the health of the individual, our communities and the planet.
Yoga and music are powerful ways to connect with your deepest Self, with others, and with the creative energy flowing through all life. A regular practice develops sensitivity, discipline, the ability to listen, clarity of mind, and mental, physical, emotional health and well-being. It’s my mission to help you develop your own unique practice that fulfills your daily requirement for movement, creativity, connection and stillness.
My own daily yoga and music practice keeps my creative juices flowing and feeds my work as a teacher, musician and designer. I use this creative energy to help others realize their own professional, personal and creative potential through group yoga instruction, private coaching and mentoring and volunteering in my community.
I continue to learn from my teachers and mentors in the Krishnamacharya/Desikachar lineage, as well as masters in music, movement, shamanism, psychotherapy and other fields. When I’m not teaching at home in Victoria, you might find me on the road leading workshops or assisting my teachers in trainings and retreats around the globe.
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I want to help you realize your personal and creative potential.
Whether you are interested in developing your own yoga or mindful movement practice, developing as a teacher or finding ways to connect to your musical expression I may be able to help. Please, feel free to reach out and say “hello”!
“Brian will make yoga entirely your own, efficient, powerful and safe. Please go to Brian.”
— Mark Whitwell, heartofyoga.com
Are you interested in 1-to-1 yoga or sound therapy sessions?
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Brian James Kroeker embodies the teachings of Sri T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar through his own dedicated practice, which is informed and inspired by his extensive and ongoing study with senior teachers in the lineage, and his longtime study and practice of other indigenous shamanic technologies.
Certifications & Training
• 200hr Yoga Teacher Training — Deborah Carruthers
• 500+ hour Heart of Yoga Teacher — Mark Whitwell
• Assistant to Mark Whitwell on trainings in USA & China
• 200hr LMU Vinyasa Krama Certificate — Srivatsa Ramaswami
• Certified Street Yoga Teacher — streetyoga.org
• Hakomi Mindfulness Based Somatic Psychotherapy (ongoing)
• First Aid Certification
• Aboriginal Cultural Bridging Workshop
PRAISE FROM MY TEACHERS
“Brian will make Yoga entirely your own, efficient, powerful and safe. Please go to Brian.”
— Mark Whitwell, heartofyoga.com
“Brian is a very dedicated Yogi and Yoga Teacher following the Krishnamacharya tradition. He is very talented and a very keen student, practitioner and teacher of Yoga.”
— Srivatsa Ramaswami, vinyasakrama.com
“Brian is a dedicated student and teacher of the ancient principles of evolutionary consciousness, healing science and practices of Yoga. In his new manual ‘Harmonic Movement’ he teaches accessible practices and knowledge for all ages and abilities.”
— Danny Paradise, dannyparadise.com
I’ve enjoyed an almost 30-year relationship with music, beginning with the guitar, and have performed in almost every perceivable context: music competitions, rock bands, contemporary and classical instrumental ensembles, art-noise audio-visual performance, studio recordings and yoga classes. Early on, I studied music theory extensively and attended Berklee College of Music in my teens.
Later, I found my calling in a less cerebral and more instinctual, physical approach to playing the guitar, and let go of much of the striving toward technical perfection and theoretical knowledge that I pursued in my teens. I feel that my personal sound is unique but somewhat undefinable, drawing from the many styles I’ve explored through my love of music; everything from classic rock and heavy metal to funk, reggae, weirdo art punk, Indian classical and African desert blues.
My focus more recently has been on the intentional use of music and sound in a healing context. I credit my time with vocal teachers Silvia Nakkach, Anne Schaefer and chant teachers Sonia Nelson and Danielle Tarantola in helping me free my own voice to allow the medicine melodies in my heart to be shared.
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“The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire. Your essence is gold hidden in dust. To reveal its splendor you need to burn in the fire of love.”