SYL Spring Gathering Teachers

Would you like to connect with an international yoga community and learn empowering life skills?

 

Join us at

The first ever global

Virtual Spring Gathering 2020

For the first time to be held in 3 timezones:

UK, France and USA

 

ashtanga yoga | pranayama | chanting | mindfulness

with

Kia Naddermier | Greg Nardi | Scott Johnson

 

We have rescheduled the date to

Saturday 6th June 2020

£50

We are offering a tiered contribution plan so that as many people as possible feel they can attend. There are 7 payment options, from those who can contribute less, to those who can contribute more for those paying less. 
The spirit of the Spring Gathering is for everyone.

The Stillpoint Yoga London Spring Gathering is our annual signature event.

We are in unprecedented times. Our shala’s have closed and our communities are discovering new ways to connect. For the seventh SYL Spring Gathering we will be bringing together the 3 communities in London (Stillpoint), Paris (Mysore Yoga Paris) and Florida (Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide) for one online event, The virtual Spring Gathering 2020.

Starting with a guided primary series in the morning (08:00am in the UK, 09:00am in France and 06:30 in Florida) the communities will join together for the second session where Kia Naddermier, Greg Nardi and Scott Johnson will share inspiring teaching form the yoga tradition.

 

Scroll down the page for the schedule 

 

The Theme of the weekend is:

Kriya Yoga

Patanjali’s Yoga of action Tapas, Swadhyaya and Iswara Pranidhana are the three pillars of Ashtanga Yoga Practice.  These three skillful means guide our practice towards an inner state of equlibrium.  

Pranayama is considered to be the primary Tapas, associated with the action of practice.

Mindfulness is a form of Swadhaya that allows us to be self reflective in action.

Chanting & Mantra Japa allows us to direct the fruits of our actions in a meaningful way. 

In these times of social isolation, we can return to our potential state in preparation for when we rise again. Kriya Yoga can help us reflect on ways that we might skillfully return to action with compassion, generosity and awareness. This day long workshop will offer space for us to look at how these practices, both individually and collectively, can give perspective on the time we find ourselves in and hope for the future. Whenever that may be!

Kia Naddermier

Kia Naddermier

Founder of Mysore Yoga Paris, a dedicated ashtanga yoga shala in Paris

Kia has been teaching ashtanga yoga for 20 years and is a certified pranayama teacher. Find out more about Kia

Greg Nardi

Greg Nardi

Founder of Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide and Grassroots Yoga in Fort Lauderdale

Greg studied for over 10 years in Mysore. He is also a highly sought after yoga philosophy teacher. Find out more about Greg

Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson

Founder of Stillpoint Yoga London, an ashtanga yoga shala in London Bridge, UK.

Scott has been teaching Ashtanga yoga since 2004 and is a certified teacher of mindfulness based practices. Find out more about Scott

 

Florida Time – EST
UK Time – GMT
France Time – GMT +1

Guided Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series

06:30am – 08:00am

Led by  Greg

8:00am – 10:00am

Led by Kia and Scott

9:00am – 11:00am

Led by Kia and Scott

At this point the US and UK/EU communities join together.

Intro to the theme

09:00am – 09:15am 2:00pm – 2:15pm  3:00pm – 3:15pm

Pranayama – 1hr 15m: 

Kia Naddermier

09:15am – 10:30am 2:15pm – 3:30pm 3:15pm – 4:30pm

Break – 15m

10:30am – 10:45am

3:30pm – 3:45pm

4:30pm – 4:45pm 

Mindfulness – 1hr

Scott Johnson

10:45am – 11:45pm 3:45pm – 4:45pm 4:45pm – 5:45pm

Break – 15m

11:45pm – 12:00pm 4:45pm – 5:00pm  5:45pm – 6:00pm

Chanting – 1hr

Greg Nardi

12:00am – 1:00pm 5:00pm – 6:00pm 6:00pm – 7:00pm 

Scott to close day

1:00pm – 1:15pm 6:00pm – 6:15pm 7:00pm – 7:15pm

The whole weekend made me realise how lucky I am to have found such a wholesome and nurturing environment – quite hard in ‘yoga brand’ heavy London. The Gathering was neither just a workshop, nor some hippy fest gathering to talk about how our chakras were feeling. It was practical, positive, structured but relaxed, fun yet focussed, mind blowing yet totally and utterly inclusive and unpretentious. It was a down to earth bunch of people exploring their own yoga journey but on a group trip. Big thanks and huge love to Scott, John, Andy, Matthew, Nikki, Louise and all at SYL for a brilliant gathering – can’t wait for the next one!

Catherine Salt | Spring Gathering 2014

Our Past Spring Gathering gallery

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I signed up to Stillpoint’s Spring Yoga Gathering not quite knowing what to expect. As John Scott reminded us on the first day of the workshop, this is not about exercise. If you want to do exercise you can go down to the gym. When we turn up on the mat we are doing much more than that, continuing and remixing an ancient tradition of awareness and embodiment. Where that takes us is up to us. We can only find out what yoga is by getting on a mat and practising and questioning and questioning and practising some more.

Clare Goff

The Stillpoint Yoga London Spring Gathering was an opportunity to immerse myself in an entire weekend of yoga and to connect with the wonderful community that Scott Johnson has built up. It didn’t disappoint. It was a truly nourishing experience. It was wonderful to feel that group energy once again and to work with skilled teachers such as John, Scott and Andy who truly embody the practice of yoga.

Matt Gill