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James Knight

James Knight

San Diego, California
United States

James has been an E-RYT, CHSE (Certified Hanna Somatic Educator), and Integrative Therapist for 25+ years and is the Founder of Gentle Somatic Yoga.  His passion is to inspire and encourage others to live a fulfilling life of physical, emotional and spiritual freedom. From his combined experience as a lifelong yogi, intuitive bodyworker, psychotherapist, and movement educator, James founded a method of integrating what he discovered to be the most progressive, life-enhancing techniques into an embodied practice of mindful movement. Gentle Somatic Yoga (GSY) was born out of years of exploring means of connecting with the deepest aspects of himself. As an architectural and interior designer, master Feng Shui consultant, and professional photographer, James enjoys designing sacred spaces and other creative endeavors that reflect his spiritual aesthetic. On a personal level, he enjoys spending quality time with loved ones while cultivating and energizing conscious community. James spends much of his time traveling the world facilitating teacher training certifications, workshops, and cultural immersion retreats. Please join him and experience GSY for yourself!

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Other Credentials:

  • E-RYT
  • Certified Hanna Somatic Educator – C-HSE


YVA Credentials

    Mentor Teacher

    YVA Roles

    • Workshop Presenter