Remembering Precious Times – Maria Jose Pantoja

August 24, 2019


#003: Maria Jose Pantoja


Scott talks to Maria Jose Pantoja who between 2009 and 2013 was one of the most consistent members and teachers at Stillpoint Yoga London. She turned from one of the most beautiful practitioners into one of our loveliest ever teachers. Maria was loved by everyone who was part of our community. She moved back to her native Mexico in 2013 


Remembering Precious Times 

‘When you get the opportunity to reminisce with someone who was there at a deeply meaningful part of your life, take it…’

Scott and Maria have a deep and moving conversation about the early years of Stillpoint Yoga London and their relationship as teacher/student/friends. These were beautiful times. A yoga space finding it’s place in it’s early phase, yoga students and teachers being part of that growth together. The conversation brings up lost but incredibly special memories for both of them. They talk about:

  • Maria’s evolution into Ashtanga yoga
  • Her part in the early years at SYL while studying for her PHD.
  • How she became a teacher under the guidance of Scott and the late Ozge Karabiyik.
  • Her memories and deep friendship with Ozge.
  • Her reaction to Ozge’s death in 2012.
  • The impact from her moving away from the UK in 2013.


This is a really lovely podcast. You’re left with a deep appreciation of the love and respect that Scott and Maria have for each other. 

Show notes

Teachers Mentioned

Abby Hoffman | Craig NorrisJohn ScottLucy CrawfordOzge KarabiyikRachel BarlowLaura Graham-Dullaert


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