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 2002 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.

Manju Pattabhi Jois, son of Sri K 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 the primary and intermediate series of 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 on workshops, intensives and retreats across the UK and Europe by signing up below.

All workshops are CPD approved for Yoga Alliance Professional members. 

A mindful approach to Ashtanga yoga | Horsham

Sunday 17th February 2018

Iriness Yoga & Wellbeing, Victoria House, Victoria Street, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5DZ
A 1 day ashtanga yoga and mindfulness workshop

Scott joins his good friend Irina Pashkevich and helps her celebrate the first workshop at Irina’s brand new Iriness Yoga studio. Join Scott for a day of deepening yoga inquiry: 

Why do we practise? This question governs the more important question: how do we practise. In this workshop Scott will dive into the breathing and mindfulness techniques to see how Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga actually presents us with the ability to wake up to our lives, developing the awareness to continually underpin yoga practice as our default viewpoint. This then can enhance and liberate the way we truly see our world.

Ashtanga Yoga Immersion | Dorset

2nd – 4th March 2018

The Space (formerly the old Wesleyan Chapel), Swanage Rd, Studland, Dorset, BH19 3AE
Gentle Strength in Yoga | A 3 day Ashtanga yoga and mindfulness immersion

Scott returns for the third time to one of his favourite places, The Space in Dorset. He will teach 3 days of assisted self practice and 2 workshops. The weekend will deepen the way you see your practice and help to experience it fresh, with new eyes and experiences. There is even talk that Helen McCabe, director of The Space and a fellow senior JSY teacher, will teach the self practice classes with Scott. This will be a lovely weekend.

Easter Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Scott and Peg Mulqueen | Scotland

29th March – 3rd April 2018

ecoYoga Centre, Inverliever Lodge, Ford, Argyll, PA31 8RH
A unique 5 day Easter ashtanga yoga retreat

Join Scott and Ashtanga Dispatch’s Peg Mulqueen for five days of relationship building – with the ashtanga yoga practice, with nature, and with ourselves – at Scotland’s magical ecoYoga centre. 

In addition to daily Mysore, Scott and Peg will offer morning meditations and afternoon sessions exploring other mindful aspects of practice – but also taking time to enjoy together the natural beauty and resources the EcoLodge has to offer. Sumptuous food will be prepared onsite by Scott’s favourite chef Emma Rowse, from Limehouse Yoga Cornwall. 

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