James Kapicka

James Kapicka, AKA YogaJames, is an embodiment facilitator, yoga ambassador and Thai massage practitioner with a passion for bringing people together to play, explore and celebrate. He is a former yoga studio owner turned nomadic yoga ambassador and event producer. A student of eastern and western philosophy who received his BA in psychology and studied counseling in graduate school, James is inspired by the wisdom teachings of Ram Dass, Thich Nhat Hanh, the Bhagavad Gita and the Tao te Ching. He offers somatic-based movemeent practices, leads embodiment retreats, and teaches yin trainings to inspire personal freedom and community connection.Through sincere and heartfelt guidance, he creates an environment that empowers students to trust their intuition and listen to their heart. This approach promotes curiosity, creative play and authentic expression, and allows for a deeply resonant relationship with self, others and our planet.

Workshops & Presentations

  • Yin-Thai Yoga Massage

    90 min | Movement Lab

    Deepen your energetic awareness through breath connection, partner yin yoga and Thai yoga massage, and experience the bliss of being in service through the healing act of conscious contact. Join James on this journey and learn to confidently and intuitively connect with others through witnessing, active listening and compassionate touch. Together we co-create a safe environment and cultivate trust to experience playfulness and healing, by seeing and supporting the goodness in one another.

  • Embodied Movement and Touch Playshop

    105 min | Movement Lab

    Join James and Bela on a journey to awaken your curious and sensual spine through yoga shapes, fluid-flow dance and conscious touch. Explore developmental movement patterns to uncover stories that have been living in your body and integrate a new felt, dynamic narrative that invokes psychosomatic liberation allowing for comfort and pleasure as a state of being. Discover a deep, felt sense of life as relational through consensual and authentic engagement, using the inroads of contact improv and Thai massage to become an active agent in cultivating presence. This somatic-based movement and connection ceremony is an opportunity to let the veils of separation fall away, to shift from the place of you and me into we, and to access the all pervading consciousness we can sense on a cellular level both within and without.

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