Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson

Director and senior Ashtanga yoga teacher at Stillpoint Yoga London

Scott has been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 2001 and teaching since 2003. He is the co-founder and main teacher at Stillpoint Yoga London (founded in 2009). Scott lives with his wife Louise and three sons in Kent and has travelled an hour to teach the 3.5 hour morning self-practice classes every day since 2011, when the classes moved from 3 to 5 days per week (Monday-Friday).

Scott’s teaching is greatly inspired and influenced by John Scott and Lucy Crawford Scott. Scott met John in 2001 and instantly felt the deep connection to the Ashtanga yoga lineage through John’s teaching and his relationship with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Scott connected with John and Lucy in workshops and assisted self-practice weeks through the years, and in 2008/2009 he undertook a 2-month intensive teacher training at their Stillpoint yoga retreat in New Zealand. It was here that Scott met the late Ozge Karabiyik, and between them they created Stillpoint Yoga London. In 2014 Scott became one of the few teachers to receive the 500hr certification from John Scott Yoga to teach the primary and intermediate series of Ashtanga yoga and was recommended by John Scott to be listed on, a highly regarded website that promotes teachers of Ashtanga yoga around the world.

Scott is registered as a senior yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance UK and he has also undergone extensive training with Clear Mind Institute in Mindfulness and Compassion.

Scott teaches with encouragement, insight and integrity to the Ashtanga yoga lineage, assisting practitioners in discovering how the practice can unfold, not only personally on the mat, but also in the wider context of daily life.

Events with Scott

Ongoing Friday intensives in Tunbridge Wells

30th September | 4th November | 9th December 2016

Flow Yoga Studio, 29 Woodbury Park Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9NQ 

Patterns Of Practice: Through the lens of ashtanga yoga

Scott runs 2.5 hour intensives throughout the year on Friday’s near his home in Tunbridge Wells, unpacking particular elements of yoga practice.

Ashtanga Yoga Intensive in Aberdeen

15th – 18th September 2016

The Yoga Spot, 1a Ruthrie Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 7JY

The Heart Of Practice: A 4 day Mysore and technique intensive

Scott goes to The Yoga Spot in Aberdeen for the first time to share the assisted self practice method and technique principles, looking particularly at backbending and balances as they relate to the ashtanga vinyasa system. 

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Ibiza

1st – 8th October 2016

Samskara Yoga Retreat, Cala San Vincente, Ibiza

Mysore and Mindfulness: 6 days of assisted self practice and meditation.

Scott returns to Ibiza and teams up with Helen McCabe, from Yoga At The Space in Dorset, to run a retreat in the beautiful north of Ibiza. Morning mysore classes and meditation, 3 afternoon technique classes and plenty of rest and relaxation.

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop in Preston

21st – 23rd October 2016

Yoga Mandala, 18 Derby Street, Preston PR1 1DT

Ashtanga Yoga and Mindfulness: Practicing yoga with insight

Scott returns to Marguerita Colley’s Yoga Mandala to share how ashtanga yoga can be practiced in a way where the physical and subtle bodies merge.

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Cornwall

10th – 14th November 2016

Limehouse Yoga Retreat, Mount HIll Farm, Mount, Rose, Truro TR4 9PP

The Heart Of Practice: A yoga and mindfulness immersion

Scott joins Jock Orton, founder of Limehouse Yoga, in teaching a 4 night retreat where we look to go deep into practice. 

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