Ashtanga Yoga – Cultivating a practice for life
"How can I add yet not take away? How can I just be? How can I meet life through the lens of my heart centre, listening and noticing the subtle things that are sometimes the most important. How can I see all of this through the lens of love and compassion".
Unveiling the simple wisdom and focus of ashtanga yoga we will look at the principles that sit at the root of the ashtanga yoga experience, body, breath and mind. Working with these principles we will then see how the dedicated practice of ashtanga yoga can be the backbone of how our life unfolds for us. Importantly we will see that we are always in a process of noticing and listening. The Ashtanga yoga method continually refines this process.
What can people expect?
Asana, theory, talk.
Ashtanga Yoga, the self practice method as a tool for waking up
Yoga is about waking up. The traditional teaching and sharing of ashtanga yoga is based on a direct teacher/student relationship. The teacher teaches the method, the student learns the method and becomes self reliant. They wake up to yoga in their lives. In this current era, with so many amazing yoga methods, Ashtanga yoga still shines as a beacon for cultivating a personal yoga practice. In this session we will look at how the self practice method evolves so that the process of yoga becomes about the student taking responsibility for their own yoga practice, therefore responsible for how yoga is unveiled in their lives. We as teachers can then act as guides and continually wake the student up to what is being processed as they develop as practitioners.
What can people expect?
Theory, talk, asana.
What does dharma mean to you?
Dharma means to live in harmony and as best as I can with the world as it is playing out for me. I see the world as relationship. I am in relationship with everything and not separate. Therefore how I choose to move in the world is so so important. How can I add yet not take away? How can I just be? How can I meet life through the lens of my heart centre, listening and noticing the subtle things that are sometimes the most important. Importantly, how can I see all of this through the lens of love and compassion. It is these questions that I see as cultivating the qualities that move us through the process of this life.
Scott is one of the only ashtanga yoga teachers to both be authorised in the primary and intermediate series by Manju Jois, son of K Pattabhi Jois and be given senior teacher status by John Scott, certified by Pattabhi Jois and one of the most recognised and world renowned names in Ashtanga Yoga.
Scott has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga since 2003 and co-founded Stillpoint Yoga London in 2009 with the late Ozge Karabiyik. Scott is the main teacher at SYL and is present every weekday morning between 06:30 & 10:00.
Scott has undergone extensive training with John Scott and Lucy Crawford since 2002 and is a graduate of their highly regarded 2 month 200hr teacher training programme (he graduated in 2009). In 2015 he became one of the first teachers to receive the 500hr senior teacher certification from John Scott Yoga to teach the primary and intermediate series. Scott is also registered as a senior yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance UK and has also undergone extensive training with Clear Mind Institute, gaining their level 1, 2 &3 certificate in Mindfulness and Compassion.
Scott’s years of dedicated and committed teaching each morning has led SYL to become a highly respected central London ashtanga yoga shala. He teaches with the greatest of love and respect in the lineage of K Pattabhi Jois which he is connected to through his teachers and friends John Scott and Manju Jois. He meets everyone who comes to SYL and looks to create long term relationships integrating the practise of yoga and embodied mindfulness as a way of meeting the world.
Scott teaches at Stillpoint Yoga London, Monday to Friday 06:30 – 10:00.
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