Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson

Founder, director and senior ashtanga yoga teacher at Stillpoint Yoga London

Scott has been practising ashtanga yoga since 2002 and teaching since 2003. He is the co-founder and main teacher at Stillpoint Yoga London (founded in 2009 with the late Ozge Karabiyik). 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, Lucy Crawford and Manju Pattabhi Jois. 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 ashtanga.com, a highly regarded website that promotes teachers of ashtanga yoga around the world.

Manju Pattabhi Jois has been teaching workshops at Stillpoint Yoga London since 2012 and Manju has created a close relationship with SYL and Scott. In 2016 Manju authorised Scott to teach Ashtanga Yoga. 

Scott is registered as a senior yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance UK and he has also undergone extensive training with Clear Mind Institute, gaining their level 1, 2  & 3 certificate in Mindfulness and Compassion.

Scott teaches with encouragement, insight and integrity to the ashtanga yoga lineage he has had access to. He adheres to the authentic tradition left by Sri K Pattabhi Jois, assisting practitioners in discovering how the practice can unfold, not only personally on the mat, but also in the wider context of daily life.

Join Scott’s workshops at Stillpoint Yoga London

All workshops are CPD approved for Yoga Alliance Professional members. 

Join Scott on workshops, intensives and retreats across the UK and Europe by signing up below.

All workshops are CPD approved for Yoga Alliance Professional members. 

Ashtanga yoga 5 day Intensive | Cambridge

4th – 8th October 2017

Ashtanga Yoga Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

5 day assisted self practice intensive and weekend workshops

Join Scott for a 5 day assisted self practice intensive and weekend workshops. Scott will join Kati and Rachel in supporting their wonderful growing community in Cambridge. 

 

Ashtanga yoga retreat | Marrakech, Morocco

19th – 23rd October 2017

Tonic Retreats, Marrakech, Morocco

Mysore in Marrakech at Tonic Retreats  

Scott has teamed up with Pip and Naz from Tonic Retreats as he becomes the first external yoga teacher to join them and teach on one of their retreats. Scott will teach an ashtanga yoga and mindfulness retreat in the beautiful city of Marrakech in Morocco.

Ashtanga yoga 5 day Intensive | Aberdeen

8th – 12th November 2017

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

5 day assisted self practice intensive and workshops

Join Scott for a 5 day assisted self practice intensive and weekend workshops at The Yoga Spot in Aberdeen. Scott will join Michele Ross for the second time to assist share ashtanga yoga and mindful practices. 

 

Winter Ashtanga Yoga Retreat | Cornwall

16th November – 20th November 2017

Limehouse Yoga Studio, Mount Hill Farm, Mount, Rose, Truro, TR4 9PP

Extended weekend Ashtanga yoga retreat

Join Scott as he teams up again with Jock and Emma from Limehouse Yoga retreat for another inspiring 5 days of ashtanga yoga, mindfulness, community, amazing food and connection. This is a wonderful opportunity to establish your practice with two highly experienced teachers, with exceptional cuisine provided by Emma, while taking time out in a beautiful environment on the Cornish coast.

Ashtanga yoga workshop | Preston

25th – 26th November 2017

The Mandala Preston, 18 Derby St, Preston, PR1 1DT
A 2 day ashtanga yoga workshop

Join Scott for a weekend of connection, practice and community. This will be Scott’s third visit to Mandala and joins his colleague and friend Marguerita Colley, owner of the Mandala, in sharing the life affirming qualities of ashtanga yoga to the Preston yoga community.

Ashtanga yoga workshop | Reading

1st – 2nd December 2017

3-5 Cremyll Rd, Reading, RG1 8NQ, UK
A 2 day ashtanga yoga workshop

Join Scott for a Friday evening and full Saturday of classes. Scott will expand on the work of his friends Sophie Cleere and Katia Major, from Yoga Reading, where he’ll share the inspiring qualities of a dedicated ashtanga yoga practice. He’ll offer classes that will help deepen people’s understanding of how the practice can work for them in a safe, progressive and inspiring way.

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