Stillpoints Podcast

A podcast with Scott Johnson

After 10 years of sharing Ashtanga yoga we are excited to bring you the Stillpoints podcast.

The podcast brings you beautiful conversations with those who have influenced and been part of the rich history of Stillpoint Yoga London since 2009. Scott will talk with friends, yoga teachers, practitioners and influential guests on yoga, mindfulness and contemplative practices to see how these areas have deeply influenced their lives. Please sign up on Itunes to enjoy the beautiful conversations that unfold.

18 February 2021

Learning From The Past – Petri Räisänen

Scott talks to Petri Raisanen on his life as yoga teacher and practitioner of Ashtanga yoga. Petri talks candidly about his time spent in Mysore, how he moved away from the abusive adjustment culture there and paved his own way forward, based on his own energy work. He also talks about his current work, with his wife Wambui, on creating equity in yoga spaces.

31 January 2021

The Yoga Dialogue – Eddie Stern

Scott talks to Eddie Stern on his life as a yoga practitioner and teacher. Eddie shares deep insights into how we create identity in yoga and how the deeper Indian spiritual practices of yoga have been the ground from which he moves, right from the beginning.

The Truth of yoga Daniel Simpson

17 January 2021

The Truth of Yoga – Daniel Simpson

Scott talks to Daniel Simpson, on his life as a yoga philosophy teacher and practitioner. Daniel presents ancient texts for modern times. He is the author of The Truth of Yoga, a comprehensive guide to the historic tradition and texts of yoga for contemporary practitioners.

13 December 2020

The Practice of Pausing – Kia Naddermier

Scott talks to dear friend and colleague Kia Naddermier on Kia’s life as a renowned teacher of yoga and pranayama. Kia shares stories about her evolution, what practice means to her and how learning to pause is the key to understanding yoga in your life.

Josefin Wikström Podcast Feature

29 November 2020

Bringing Yoga Home – Josefin Wikström

Scott talks to colleague Josefin Wikström about her incredible work over the years delivering yoga in prisons and to those with complex trauma. Josefin is a deeply passionate and profound yoga teacher, never resting on her laurels and dedicating herself to her craft so she can be the best for those she meets through her work.

15 November 2020

Recovery Through Yoga – Taylor Hunt

Scott talks to colleague and Ashtanga yoga teacher Taylor Hunt about his recovery from addiction. This is a powerful conversation that is honest and open in how yoga continues to help Taylor with is sobriety and recovery. Scott also shares intimate details of his own recovery from growing upper in an alcoholic family.

23 October 2020

Finding Humility Together – Prem & Radha Carlisi

Scott talks to senior Ashtanga Yoga teachers Prem and Radha Carlisi about their friendship since 2008. Prem and Radha run Ashtanga Yoga Bali, one of the most well known Ashtanga Yoga shala’s in Asia. It’s a beautifully open and moving conversation on how their relationship has navigated tragedy and life.

Laruga Glaser by Alessandro Sigissmondi

10 October 2020

Leaning In To Vulnerability – Laruga Glaser

Scott and Laruga Glaser share an intimate conversation on her life as a student and teacher of Ashtanga Yoga. Laruga also shares her experience of being a woman of colour in the yoga industry and how she now tries to create diverse yoga spaces in her mysore shala and international workshop rooms.

Picture by Alessandro Sigissmondi

22 September 2020

Finding The Real Yoga – Simon Borg-Olivier

Scott and Simon have an epic conversation on how Simon has always been searching for the real yoga. The conversation spans his 40 years of practice and all the twists and turns it has taken. Simon is a maverick and this conversation shines that light…

Greg Nardi Stillpoints Podcast

29 August 2020

Empowerment Through Ashtanga Yoga – Greg Nardi

Scott and Greg have a deeply open and honest conversation on the evolution of yoga in Greg’s life. They have been close friends since 2013 and share in a moving conversation on how the devotional aspect of yoga became a central part of Greg’s life and how Greg has shifted direction since he left KPJAYI.

14 June 2020

Reclaiming Joy Through Heartbreak – Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen

Scott talks to Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen about her life in yoga. In a beautifully honest and open conversation Wambui shares how she has evolved over the years both as a practitioner and teacher to now becoming a powerful voice for diversity in yoga.

31 May 2020

Yoga and Recovery – Zephyr Wildman

Scott talks to Zephyr Wildman, one of London’s most highly regarded yoga teachers, on her life of yoga practice. Zephyr shares a deeply moving account of how yoga has helped her in recovery, how she dealt with the loss of her partner and how she now advocates for yoga as a tool for recovery and addiction.

26 April 2020

Into The Unknown – Mark Robberds

Scott talks to Mark Robberds, a certified Ashtanga yoga  teacher and pioneering movement educator, on his life of yoga practice. Mark shares how making leaps of faith through his life has led him to become the inspiring teacher we know now.   

12 April 2020

Movement into Stillness – Deepika Metha

Scott talks to Deepika Mehta, a long term Ashtanga yoga practitioner and teacher, on how she overcame a life threatening injury to discover the deepest expression of movement in her body.

23 February 2020

A Naturally Sceptical Mind – Dr Matthew Clark

Scott talks to Dr Matthew Clark, a long term practitioner, yoga researcher and academia, on his life studying the non-ordinary states of yoga. Matthew shares so much about Soma, an ancient ritualistic drink that dates back to the Vedas.

12 January 2020

Blending Yoga Traditions – Joey Miles

Scott talks to Joey Miles, a good friend and inspiring Ashtanga yoga teacher, about his life and how combining Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga over the years has transformed his outlook to asana and yoga practice.

15 December 2019

62 Years of Practice – Ann Weston

Scott has a warm and rich conversation with UK yoga teacher Ann Weston on her journey of 62 years of yoga practice. Ann first walked into a yoga class in 1957. She has come so far since then…

Jess Glenny profile

24 November 2019

Movement Through Life – Jess Glenny

Scott talks to colleague and fellow yoga practitioner Jess Glenny, a London based yoga teacher and educator, on her lifelong dedication to movement practices and working with hyper-mobility.

3 November 2019

Create Your Own Way – Danny Paradise

Scott talks to Ashtanga yoga pioneer and teacher Danny Paradise about his life of yoga practice and teaching. Danny shares so many stories about the history of Ashtanga yoga’s growth in the west and how he moulded his own path over the years.

27 October 2019

Owning Your Practice – David Keil

Scott talks to his good friend David Keil, a yoga teacher and anatomy educator, who has worked with Scott for 9 years at SYL.

Caroline Taylor Podcast

6 October 2019

A Transformative Pathway – Caroline Taylor

Scott talks to Caroline Taylor, a long term SYL practitioner, about how she has navigated her yoga practice and her relationship to her body since the time she started in 2012.

Liz Lark Stillpoints Podcast

8 September 2019

Yoga As A Creative Process – Liz Lark

Scott and Liz talk about Liz’s 30 years as a yoga practitioner and teacher and how she has become one of the most well loved yoga teachers in the UK.

Laura Graham Dullaert Stillpoints Podcast

3 August 2019

Becoming Your Own Teacher – Laura Graham-Dullaert

More like a conversation between friends, Scott and Laura talk openly about how their relationship as teacher/student/friends evolved over the years. Laura also shares the issues she has faced through hypermobility.