James De María had been teaching Yoga since 1999.
He studied Classical Ballet at Central School of Ballet and completed his diploma in Dance at The London Contemporary Dance School. He spent his final year doing company classes with Siobhan Davis Dance Company (1988), expanding his awareness of release technique through the guidence of Lauren Potter, Gill Clarke and Paul Douglas. Also in this year, he studied Pilates with Alan Herdman and before studying Yoga, qualified as a personal trainer.
He danced with Ricochet Dance company, Mathew Hawkins, Yolande Snaith, Laurie Booth, Russell Maliphant, Second Stride and has performed at The Royal Opera House and The English National Opera.
After 10 years as a dancer/choreographer, he began studying Astanga Vinyasa Yoga with Alex Madim. Eventually, this personal passion led to a deeper enquiry into the many facets of Yoga and James began teaching at City University and numerous locations in London. He has spent the last 20 years based in Ibiza and has been sharing his knowledge of Yoga to people all over the world.
Using a choreographic background to breakdown the fluidity of Asana, movement and breath, James combines elements of Dance, Pilates, Release Technique and Yoga to create a balanced style for everyone.