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 ashtanga.com, 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. 

Jala Flow Yoga | Sidmouth, Devon

13th – 15th April 2018

Jala Flow YogaLadysmith House, High Street, Sidmouth, EX10 8LN
Ashtanga Yoga Weekend Immersion: The Heart of Practice

Scott will run a weekend of classes looking at the many elements that underpin a yoga practice. For Scott, yoga is about waking up to the present moment of life. He sees yoga practice as a way of nurturing deep insight into the experience of the body and mind. This weekend will use ashtanga yoga and mindfulness as it’s root from which we will look into how yoga helps us to understand ourselves.

Ashtanga Yoga Immersion | Brussels, Belgium

20th – 22nd April 2018

Let’s Yoga, 9, Rue Des Tongres, Brussels, Belgium
3 Day Ashtanga yoga self practice and workshop intensive. 

Scott will run a weekend of classes and workshops, including 2 assisted self practice classes, looking at the many elements that underpin a yoga practice. For Scott, yoga is about waking up to the present moment of life. He sees yoga practice as a way of nurturing deep insight into the experience of the body and mind. This weekend will use ashtanga yoga and mindfulness as it’s root from which we will look into how yoga helps us to understand ourselves.

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