“Quite simply brilliant. Better than good wine.” Dr Alice Eldridge
“Jim is the most genuine, light-hearted and profound teacher I've ever had the pleasure to meet. He somehow talks directly to your muscle tissue, calling your whole Self into focus when you're not looking. And he manages to be brilliantly funny in the process.”
With over 100 international retreats to his name Jim’s teaching is warm-hearted, extremely knowledgeable, and hilarious in equal parts; it’s little wonder he was one of the very few teachers listed by name in the Top 20 Yoga Retreats in the World (The Times).
A Yoga Alliance Senior Teacher, Jim has been teaching yoga for 27 years. Graduating from the Patanjali yoga school in Kathmandu in 1992, and the Iyengar school in 1996, Jim established the Vajrasati school of yoga in 2000 www.vajrasatiyoga.co.uk, it’s principles founded on 30 years of scholarship studying the yoga traditions including; Tantra, Vedanta and Hatha, and incorporation of these teachings within a modern postural yoga setting.
In 2017 Vajrasati school was awarded the prestigious ‘Teacher Training Plus’ title by Yoga Alliance Professionals. One of only seven schools to hold the accreditation.
Though Jim’s classes are popular with experienced yogis they remain highly accessible and cut across all levels of experience to be just as appreciated by complete beginners. A typical class will incorporate asana, pranayama, breath-work and mudra as a means of leading students towards moksha or liberation.
Jim’s classes emphasise attentive awareness of physical, and more subtle, states of oneself in order to alert students to their own, intuitive intelligence. This approach lets all students, from beginners through to more advanced yogis, move from their own level towards greater integration.
“Words really cannot explain or describe my experience of the retreat. The yoga with Jim Tarran was for me a breakthrough in not only unlocking my body in the most gentle and also challenging way but allowing me also to unlock years of emotional and stressful baggage by learning breathing and meditation techniques.” Nikki H
“I've now realised yoga is totally dependent on who teaches it and I couldn't rate Jim Tarran highly enough. It’s made me fall in love with yoga” Janet Craig
“One of the best 'gut feeling' decisions I have ever made. Jim Tarran is not an ordinary yoga teacher.
He is a man on a Yogi path. you can sense it in his way of being, talking, caring for us students. You can feel it in his silence and his child-like smile.” Anka Zengteler
“Jim Tarran is a learned, dedicated, passionate, authentic teacher and practitioner of yoga bringing his light hearted humour and decades of teaching experience to his classes making yoga incredibly attainable to all. I was taken on a personal journey which I couldn’t before have imagined.” Claudia Taylor
“For anyone who hasn’t encountered Jim before, I’d sum up his teaching as intuitive, responsive, but, above all, full of laughter. That’s his USP – the rare ability to combine quite a profound examination of the principles of yoga with a real sense of fun (and plenty of cake!)" Mimi Spencer
“Thank-you for this life changing experience. Jim is one of those rare people who can help you start on a path that you can take with you for the rest of your life. I loved every moment” Jason Hughes