Creator of The Garuda Pilates Method, The Garuda Apparatus, and founder of the Garuda studio, James D?Silva's classes generate a unique, holistic and enjoyable style of movement and exercise. Throughout his career, James D?Silva adopted yoga, Gyrotonic, Feldenkrais Method and Alexander Technique to create a more intelligent and intuitive way to exercise his body. In 2000, D?Silva opened his own Pilates studio in London and fully developed the concept of the Garuda method, which combines spirituality, Pranayama, and asana practice of yoga with the core strength and focus of Pilates. Born and raised in Goa, India, D'Silva began his journey when he moved to England to become a professional dancer. While performing and choreographing across Europe and the United States, he used Pilates as integral body conditioning for his training routine. Providing a solution for many people's quest for a stronger, more flexible, toned body, James D'Silva's reputation has become well established among his many loyal clients. He has worked with Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, among others, and has also created bestselling fitness DVDs with Trudie Styler.