Jim Starr was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey. A natural competitor who did everything to win, and the sorest loser if he did not, became a successful computer programmer and created a very promising career and life.
However, in 1976, a devastating sports injury would have him question his future, seek relief and start a journey that would lead him to become an unusual yogi—Jersey Yogi. Today, Jim is a philosopher, certified Rolfer (a holistic practice similar to deep-tissue massage) and an avid student of the human condition. He’s also an amateur musician and a hospice volunteer—seeking to give, and to be where he can make the most difference. He currently resides in Colorado.
Still very much the competitor, he plays handball and has won the Colorado State Championship in his age division numerous times. Jim is the father of three children: Lionel, Amy and Rachel.