“Quite simply brilliant. Better than good wine.” Dr Alice Eldridge
“Jim is the most genuine, light-heart 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 26 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.
“My first retreat was with Jim and Yoga Explorers. I was stressed. I didn't do yoga. Didn't really have a clue. A friend invited me. I desperately needed a rest and got that and so much more.
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
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.
A typical class will incorporate asana, pranayama, breathwork and mudra as a means of leading students towards moksha or liberation.