James (Prem Dass) Rohan, MA (Secondary Science Education), a yoga-is-vegan proponent, combines his love of science and mathematics teaching with his love of yoga practice and ethics of a vegan diet, by teaching students of all ages about breath awareness, mindfulness, the ethical principle of AHIMSA (non-violence as it relates to all beings), and postures to calm the mind. He began his studies of Ashtanga Yoga with Baba Hari Dass in 1975 in Miami, Florida. James has taught all ages of students from 2 1/2 years (Montessori early childhood certification) to college, and to the elderly. Currently he teaches asana, pranayama, meditation, and Bhagavad Gita in regular classes at Mount Madonna Center. In addition, Premdas serves as a pujari of Vedic rituals at the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple. He enjoys all sports, guitar, traveling, and time with his family.