Meet the team

A teacher is someone who has learned through their own practice how to listen

Our teachers are the bedrock of our community. It's always been important to us to have teachers who convey the spirit and love of yoga and how it's moved them. To know the transformative power of yoga and share it in a meaningful way.  

These teachers have practised in our shala, and have understood the way yoga has landed for them and how that now plays out for others. They're incredibly experienced and insightful.

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Scott Johnson, Stillpoint Founder

Scott

Narmin Mohamaddi, Stillpoint Teacher

Narmin

Lee Monk, Stillpoint Teacher

Lee

Wendy Haigh, Stillpoint Teacher

Wendy

Scott Arnott, Stillpoint Teacher

Scott

Emma Burdon, Stillpoint Teacher

Emma

Scott Johnson, Stillpoint Founder

Scott Johnson

Director & Senior Teacher

Scott has been director and senior teacher at Stillpoint since he co-founded it in 2009 as Stillpoint Yoga London, with the late Ozge Karabiyik. He has dedicated himself to sharing the practice of yoga each weekday morning since then.

Scott has been practising yoga since 1998, and teaching Ashtanga yoga since 2003. He's one of only a few Ashtanga teachers to both be authorised in the primary and intermediate series by Manju Jois and be given senior teacher status by John Scott.

Scott is registered as a senior yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance UK and has also undergone extensive training with Clear Mind International, gaining their level 1, 2 & 3 certificate in Mindfulness and Compassion. Scott’s years of dedicated and committed teaching each morning has led Stillpoint to become a highly respected central London Ashtanga yoga shala. He meets everyone who comes and looks to create long-term relationships, integrating the practice of yoga and embodied mindfulness as a way of meeting the world.

Narmin Mohamaddi, Stillpoint Teacher

Narmin Mohammadi

Senior Teacher

Narmin is a highly regarded teacher at Stillpoint. She has been on, and sometimes off, the mat for over 14 years. She is a long-standing student of John Scott and Lucy Crawford and has studied with them in their centres in Cornwall and New Zealand, where she first met Scott Johnson and subsequently Ozge.

Narmin has completed the John Scott Yoga 200hr Teacher Training and in 2017 was awarded the 500hr senior teacher John Scott Yoga certificate. Narmin has also practised regularly with Dena Kingsberg since 2007 and considers her a friend and teacher. Narmin brings a methodical, inspiring and human approach to teaching yoga, informed very much through her own experience in more recent years of working in-depth and assisting on trainings with Lucy Crawford. She sees how the practice of yoga meets the individual rather than the other way around.

Narmin also loves teaching restorative yoga and it’s her playful way of letting the body go that's a perfect tonic to the more vibrant approach of Ashtanga yoga.

Lee Monk, Stillpoint Teacher

Lee Monk

Senior Teacher

Lee began his yoga journey in 2009 when he practised one evening a week with an inspirational Ashtanga yoga teacher. At that time, balancing the demands of a family and the stress of a career, he soon discovered the practice was his key to reducing stress and achieving a much needed personal balance.

In 2009 he discovered Stillpoint and, through Scott and Oz’s combined deeply nurturing and non-judgmental teaching styles, was encouraged to deepen his knowledge and understanding of the truly authentic, traditional, Mysore-style of Ashtanga yoga. Encouraged by his teachers, Lee spent time with John Scott and Lucy Crawford and completed the John Scott Yoga 200hr Teacher Training.

Lee teaches as he practises: with compassion, patience, encouragement, authenticity and in a non-judgmental way. He has embraced the fact that we're all individuals with our own physical limitations, fear and self-doubt. He guides students gently along the Ashtanga path to empower them to discover their own journey and to nourish, strengthen and balance their mind and body.

Wendy Haigh, Stillpoint Teacher

Wendy Haigh

Senior Teacher

Wendy’s love affair with yoga began over 10 years ago. She felt an immediate connection and yoga soon became an integral part of her life. In 2012 Wendy had a strong desire to share her passion of yoga and began her journey into teaching. Along with a daily Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga practice, Wendy has continued to study yoga and passes her knowledge and insights onto her students in a warm and caring manner.

Wendy has completed a 4yr British Wheel Of Yoga Level 4 Diploma course (500hrs) with Belinda Emberson. She is an RYT with Yoga Alliance after completing the John Scott Yoga 200hr Teacher Training, guided by John Scott and Lucy Crawford. She also took a primary series training with Manju Jois in 2014.

Wendy practises regularly under the guidance of Scott Johnson at Stillpoint and loves being part of the Stillpoint teaching team and community. She continues to train regularly with Scott and the Stillpoint Faculty and attends workshops and self-practice weeks with many leading teachers.

Scott Arnott, Stillpoint Teacher

Scott Arnott

Beginners' Teacher

Scott has been practising yoga since 2014. Having played an extensive range of sports from a young age, Scott’s interest in yoga started as an alternative form of exercise to complement the other sports he enjoyed. His yoga practice has continued to develop and evolve throughout this time.

Since 2016 Scott has dedicated himself to a daily practice of Ashtanga yoga at Stillpoint. He’s undertaken Ashtanga based training with Scott Johnson, completing the Amāyu Essentials 1 and 2 training, and studied with John Scott, Manju Jois, Kia Naddermier and other great teachers. In 2020 he undertook a yoga teacher training with Simon Borg-Olivier. Scott is a RYT200 certified teacher with Yoga Alliance.

Scott aims to bring some of these diverse approaches into both his teaching and practice. He loves helping yoga students develop their own approach with awareness of their bodies and seeing what they can achieve. Scott believes yoga can bring and build peace and resilience to everyone who allows themselves to give it a go.

Emma Burdon, Stillpoint Teacher

Emma Burdon

Beginners' Teacher

Emma is an Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher and practitioner with over eight years of yoga practice. She's been a dedicated daily practitioner at Stillpoint and has trained closely with the Amāyu collective of progressive Ashtanga yoga teachers, taking the Essentials 1 and 2 trainings. Her approach to teaching is inspired by her own daily self-practice and love of the evolutionary practice of Ashtanga yoga.

She has also studied yogic philosophy as part of her master’s degree in Buddhist Art, and with Ruth Westoby on her teacher training in Nepal. Her insightful classes are accessible to practitioners with all levels of experience, where she creates a calm and supportive space for people to explore movement and to connect to their breath.

Emma sees yoga as a process in the individual and loves supporting people in how they personally open up to the practice of yoga in their lives. She loves nothing more than seeing someone evolve through a shared approach and collaboration.

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