Gentle Yoga Through Somatic Exploration

In the studio with us today we have James Knight. James has a Masters degree and is also a certified Hanna Somatic educator and Yoga instructor. James works closely with patients to help them re-connect to their bodies and whether you are in top shape or recovering from an injury, James specializes in optimizing health and wellness.

I want to encourage all of you to take up Yoga.   It is accessible to everyone no matter what  your fitness level is and it is great way to wake up your body and start to move in ways you may have forgotten you can.  Some people have Yoga studios  nearby, but for those of you that do not, there  are many different sources on line that you can stream directly into your home.

Namaste’, James Knight

People often ask me how I created this method of body movement.

I’ve always been interested in consciousness and learning how to live my life to its fullest potential. I’m a deeply spiritual person and I’ve been fortunate to have some amazing teachers in my life.

While I was attending Sonoma State University I took my first yoga class. It was called Somatic Yoga, taught by Eleanor Criswell.

I loved Somatic Yoga so much that I took it for several semesters. Eleanor, Thomas Hanna’s wife, taught me how to self regulate and experience myself from within.


Christian Cristiano received his Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. The school’s renowned full-time program requires students to combine coursework with concurrent clinical internships, providing exposure to patients during the entire four years of study. Christian received his B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing. After graduating, he started and managed a successful personal training business instilling in him a passion for helping people reach their goals.


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