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 2004. 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 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 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 and lineage of ashtanga yoga, 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 Stillpoint Yoga London/Mysore Yoga Paris Retreat | Goa, India

24th November – 7th December 2018

Purple Valley Yoga Retreat, 142 Bairo Alto, Assagao, Bardez, Goa, India.
An Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama, Mindfulness 2 week retreat  | 2 weeks of assisted self practice and workshops

Join Scott as he teams up with his dear friend Kia Naddermier, from Mysore Yoga Paris, for a 2 week yoga immersion that will deepen your awareness to your yoga practice. Scott and Kia will use their combined skills and experience to develop and nurture a subtle but powerful awareness that will hopefully shift how you see your yoga practice. The Purple Valley retreat centre is the perfect space to cultivate this awareness in…

Ashtanga Yoga & Mindfulness Workshop | Oxford, UK

12th/13th January 2019

Ian & Josephine McDonald, 14 Chalfont Rd, Oxford OX2 6TH.

Scott returns to one of the original homes of Ashtanga yoga in the UK to share his knowledge regarding developing a mindful Ashtanga yoga practice. 

Ashtanga Yoga 3 Day Mysore and Workshop Intensive | Glasgow. UK

Friday 15th – Sunday 17th February 2019

Merchant City Yoga, Second Floor, 49 Virginia St, Glasgow G1 1TS

Join Scott for his second trip to Glasgow as he shares in the self practice method and teaches workshops that deepen knowledge of yoga and it’s practices. 

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