15 Things My Yoga Students Asked Me to Take Out of My Teacher Bio. ~ James Carpenter

Via elephant journal
on Sep 17, 2012
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  1. James is always happy to see the ladies in class.

  2. Yeah baby!

  3. Yoga will teach you how to be yourself.

  4. After years of exploration into darkness and sin

  5. He consistently invites students to embrace themselves and each other.

  6. “I’ve got to tell you, that root chakra is what it’s all about,” says James.

  7. His transparency and authenticity are…

  8. Prepare to be uncomfortable!

  9. …teaching style which penetrates deeply and leaves you forever changed.

  10. The dance of the divine sparkles within each of us—and outside of us— like a diamond mist spread out starlit against a backdrop of infinite possibility.

  11. It’s essential to squeeze the anus…

  12. James spends his free time in a near constant state of meditative bliss—or immersed in obscure yogic texts.

  13. …is both soft and hard at the same time.

  14. Mix with lots of butter and stir slowly.

  15. Do these practices. Just do them! If you do, you won’t feel lonely anymore.


James Carpenter is grateful to his many teachers for the gifts they’ve given him–most specifically to steal their best ideas and pass them off as his own. For their sake, he won’t list any names.




Editor: Kate Bartolotta

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3 Responses to “15 Things My Yoga Students Asked Me to Take Out of My Teacher Bio. ~ James Carpenter”

  1. calamala says:

    Hysterical. But I like 15.. its quite true.

  2. calamala says:

    I think this is hilarious and I reposted it on my fb page. thanks so much for this.

    I am a goddess of divine earth water dance of energetic atonmal autumnal forces swirling in the clouds landing on stars reaching into soul spaces actualizing and trasnforming all whom I encounter with a soft smile..

  3. Maddy Butterly says:

    Namaste James. I took a yoga class and thought of you the other day, funny to find you here. I'd love to know how you're doing and what you've been up to 🙂