There are some key movements that are the building blocks of many of the postures in Yoga. Respected Ashtanga teacher John Scott calls these the foundations and fundamental openings and refers to them in his Baby Sequence. In this workshop we pull out a couple of those key movements and show you how to work with them as homework.
Early in 2018 John and Julia Scott took a Journey to Colombia to travel into the Amazon and participate in some Ayahuasca ceremonies with shaman there. In this interview we explore the reasons behind the trip, and their experiences, and how this exploration fits within a spiritual yoga practice. Please note that this video is informative rather than aimed at encouraging individuals to take Ayahuasca without fully looking into every aspect. There are even definite contraindications for people suffering bipolar,…
I have been so lucky to be able to chat with John Scott quite a few times now. This interview amused me immensely because John was particularly difficult to keep on track as we meandered through multiple layers of digressions. In the end I think we did circle around to answer the question I posed at the beginning about moon phase and how it might influence our practice but there were some great journeys along the way.
It was such a pleasure to be able to practice with John Scott recently and to do this interview at Purple Valley in Goa. John’s energy and enthusiasm radiates from him and inspires all those lucky enough to be in the shala. I took this opportunity to delve into some of the things that are at the core of John’s teachings, such as the vinyasa count, and the embodiment of the posture’s essence (my words not his).