John Scott has been a student of Yoga, of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga since 1987, A direct student of Shri K Pattabhi Jois, and Certified to Teach. During retrospective reverie, John realizes that much of his early years at school were spent daydreaming – “eyes fixed out through the window as if traveling to another dimension of reality..”
When does one start yoga? John questions and believes that once you start to question; where are you, where have you come from, what are you, what are you doing, and where are you going? When these questions percolate and bubble to the surface, you become aware you are already on the Journey of inquiry, the inquiry into your true nature and purpose for being here on this physical plane. It is through the practice of AVY and deep inquiry into the self that John has brought all his earlier experiences and meditations into his life work of sharing.
John’s teaching is therefore very metaphorical, analytical, technical, and often humorous, his teaching style appeals to students of many backgrounds and nationalities, teaching workshops throughout the world. John remains an avid student of yoga and relationship fascinated by the linking of different traditions and cultures through symbols, language, and the Counted Method of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
Actor, Yogini, and Singer. Julia began her spiritual journey, first with Iyengar Yoga and Buddhist Meditation. For 10 years Julia was fully involved in acting life and performed in many Polish and international film projects. This full on self-centred life experience brought her to the point of understanding that something very important was missing, her true self. To feel for-filled, an inner transformation was necessary, that was the moment that Julia was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, it became so clear to her that this one dynamic practice encompassed an inner journey of self-expression and deep discovery. Julia fully immersed herself in the practice and sharing the gems of AVY. Now when Julia is teaching and adjusting yoga asana, she draws from her multiple disciplines incorporatin and integrating relationship skills so that the student feels met, held and supported, allowing for their inner expression to be articulated. After Sound Meditation Training, frequencies and sound are inseparable elements of her sharing. Julia’s gift is her voice, when joining her in mantra without realising, the students’ voices begin to harmonise and oneness pervades the space.
The synergy of Julia and John’s two energies fuel a collective experience of play, adventure, discovery and a resulting sense of belonging