James Stapleton-Cotton

James Stapleton-Cotton is a classical guitarist from Cape Town, South Africa and now based in Europe. He first picked up the guitar in 2010 and it’s become one of his biggest passions. Taught by Derek Gripper, one of South Africa’s best classical/contemporary guitarists, Derek has been one of James’ main musical inspirations, which includes the music of Africa and nature. James loves to play traditional African music and this type of music has played a big role in the sculpting of his style and technique. James’ music is completely unique as he creates pieces without much form or structure, but rather with the flow of the moment. His music is entirely improvisational and spontaneous. James also enjoys playing music from a variety of composers, from J.S. Bach all the way to traditional African composers.

James’ other passion is guitar making. In fact, he made the classical guitar that he currently plays. This adds something even more unique to his music and performance. Thanks to Casimi Guitars based in Cape Town, he learned the techniques of creating extremely high quality guitars. This has added a great value to his creation of music.

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Sun Salutations: the moving prayer. Join us for a magical flow of breath and movement, of giving and receiving, of strength and surrender

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Animal

Puppy dog, anyone? How about the unicorn, or the sphinx? In this class we will take familiar asanas and take a chance at new interpretati

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This is class is designed to help us unwind from our busy lifestyles. Get ready to relax and enjoy deep breathing and gentle stretching.<

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Hipster

A basics class that will focus on hip openers.

Live Music by  James Stapleton-Cotton, Masood Ali Khan, and Eddie Young.

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This dynamic class focuses on opening the front of the body and mobilizing the spine. Releasing any tension that may have built up around

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Yoga usually has two speeds: static holds and mindful vinyasa. This doesn’t have to be the case. Our bodies are designed to be expl

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Backbend Yogi is a great heart opening and backbend series that will challenge you to take your backbends to the next level while offerin

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Spirit Sweat N Flow from Koya’s Get Loved Up Yoga Series, begins with an Ashtanga inspired flow that starts with unique sun salutes

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Strong Yogi, is a quick and strong flow that begins with unique sun salutatons featuring fun strength challenges strategically placed in

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CALEY ALYSSA
I practice to stay connected to my body, my mind, my community, and to stay inspired as a teacher. I teach because I hope to provide a space for others to feel the way my practice has made me feel: supported, nurtured, challenged, empowered, and confident! Happy people = a happy world. I’m inspired by my dog who loves unconditionally,
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