Saturday 25th January, 1.30 – 5 pm
Meeting Ashtanga yoga through the 4 progressive practices of mindfulness, pranayama, Ashtanga yoga self practice and chanting.
On this 3.5hr intensive we will tie together the approach to yoga practice itself through these various processes:
Mindfulness: How we perceive the world
Pranayama: How we cultivate breath awareness
Asana: How we sense and feel the body.
Chanting: How we use our voice.
We will quietly sync these elements together in a fluid, progressive way and notice how the practices create a sense of ourselves through the cultivation of moment to moment awareness.
This workshop is not for beginners.
Scott Johnson has over 17 years of experience with Ashtanga Yoga. He is the co-founder and director at Stillpoint Yoga London which he established in 2009. Scott has taught Ashtanga Yoga there almost daily since Stillpoint opened. He was introduced to the practice of Ashtanga yoga by John Scott in 2002 and has studied deeply with him, Lucy Crawford and Manju Jois since then, dedicating himself to the practice while working and raising a family.
He is authorised to teach the primary and intermediate series of ashtanga yoga by Manju Jois and has a deep connection to the ancient practices of pranayama and vedic chanting that Manju shares. Scott has also undergone extensive Mindfulness training under the tutelage of Cathy Mae Keralse at Clear Mind International, gaining their level 3 certificate in Mindfulness and Compassion.
Scott is co-founder and one of the directors of AmÄ yu Yoga (est. 2018), a first of its kind organisation dedicated to educating Ashtanga teachers around power dynamics and consent driven, student centred approaches to the teaching and practice of Ashtanga Yoga.
Scott teaches with encouragement, insight and integrity to the teachings of yoga and mindfulness that he has had access to. His deep love of the contemplative side of these practice creates a rich, nurturing environment and he is deeply dedicated to the healing power of yoga and mindfulness in the people that he is fortunate to meet. His devotion and dedication to these practices assists practitioners in discovering how contemplative practice can unfold not only personally on the mat, but also find meaning in the wider context of daily life.