Are you an Ashtanga beginner?
Then you’re in the right place. Firstly, a big welcome from me Scott Johnson and the team here at Stillpoint Yoga London. We’re looking forward to meeting you and helping you develop your yoga practice. On this page you’ll find everything you need to know about getting started at Stillpoint Yoga London and below you’ll see the upcoming courses we have on offer here at SYL.
We’re passionate about introducing people to the Mysore style, self practice method, of ashtanga yoga and have been since we first opened in 2009. We believe that the self practice method is one of the most profound and finest ways to cultivate a life long/safe personal yoga practice. We also feel that the true benefits of yoga come over time, with patience and by cultivating willpower.
- Time, in that learning a yoga practice is something that can’t be rushed.
- Patience, in that trusting the process of a yoga practice allows there benefits to slowly unfold.
- Willpower in taking on a new practice and learning to practice it yourself irrespective of the need for a teacher.
I signed up for the beginners course expecting to only learn the basics of ashtanga yoga to be able to establish a self practice but I got so much more out of it. Scott and all the teachers make you feel so welcome and are such an amazing support. The studio is just filled with a genuine and warm energy. Definitely changed my life for the better.Jessica Mahendra
Learn Ashtanga Yoga at Stillpoint Yoga London
We offer a monthly 5 day beginners intensive course or you can book a 1-to-1 class with Scott
Our Ashtanga yoga beginners courses run over 5 consecutive mornings (Monday to Friday 7-8am) and are priced at £100. There are a maximum of 10 students per course so our experienced teachers can really help you personally integrate your yoga practice over the week (see below for more information on the course).
Begin your Ashtanga yoga practice with us in 2019!
5 day beginners course
18th – 22nd February 2019
5 day beginners course
18th – 22nd March 2019
About our 5 day beginners courses
Everyone has been so supportive and helpful during and since my course.
It really is a nurturing and positive environment, a little oasis in the heart of London! Bloody fantastic!
What is Ashtanga vinyasa yoga?
Ashtanga vinyasa yoga is a powerful yet subtle yoga that synchronises breath with movement to slowly unveil not only the strength, flexibility and vitality of the physical body but also, over time, the rediscovery of the practitioners fullest potential on all levels of human consciousness, control of the senses and a deep awareness of their selves. Ashtanga yoga was spread across the globe through the students of Sri K Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India.
At SYL we pass on this tradition as taught in the same way by Jois through the lineage of Manju Jois & John Scott, both world renowned senior teachers of Ashtanga yoga. We do this with great integrity to the process of the Ashtanga yoga practice, while being considered and mindful to all those who come and we tailor the practice to the individual. This is the way a safe and prolonged practice can evolve. All SYL teachers are highly experienced and trained individuals with a deep sense of how yoga has evolved within their own practices. This creates the skill of being able to teach people from their own personal practice and subtleties.
Through regular practice of Ashtanga yoga steadiness, strength and clarity of body and mind is attained.