Scott Johnson - Personal Biography
Scott has been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 2001 and teaching since 2003. He is the co-founder and main teacher at Stillpoint Yoga London (founded in 2009), a London Bridge space dedicated to the Mysore-style assisted self-practice method of Ashtanga yoga. 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 and Lucy Crawford Scott. Scott met John in 2001 and instantly felt the deep connection to the Ashtanga yoga lineage through John's teaching and his relationship with Sri 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, created Stillpoint Yoga London. Scott is also one of the few teachers to hold the John Scott Yoga 500-hour certification. Manju Pattabhi Jois authorised Scott in the summer of 2016.
Scott teaches with encouragement, insight and integrity to the Ashtanga yoga lineage, assisting practitioners in discovering how the practice can unfold not only personally on the mat but also in the wider context of daily life.