Scott has lectured on Eastern history and philosophy for over 20 years across Canada and internationally. He approaches yoga philosophy as an everyday, living practice of coming to know one’s self through relationship. Scott presents yoga philosophy as an ever deepening path of self discovery and a practical set of tools by which one can come to understand one’s relationship with the world. Scott’s lectures are humorous and heart-felt, bringing ancient history alive through the stories of the individuals who created and times they lived in. Getting behind the sacred and ancient aura that often distances the practitioner from the texts, Scott makes the wisdom of past meaningful and relevant for modern practitioners.
Scott’s approach to teaching asana is grounded in the awareness that our bodies are patterned by our life experiences. And these patterns are not only held in our bodies physically, but become the thought patterns of our minds, colouring our perception of the world. Yoga postures may be used to first reveal and then release these patterns, freeing the bodymind from unwanted cycles of behaviour and thought. In a relaxed and intimate atmosphere, Scott guides students through a flowing series of challenging postures enriched with Indian martial arts exercises and practical insights from the philosophy of yoga, inviting students to explore who they are physically and mentally.
Scott holds a M.Ts., M.A. and is a OPC assoc. psychotherapist. He is co-founder and director of the Yoga Community Toronto, Yoga Festival Toronto, the Acorn Fund and is a leader in the Roots Village Project helping share yoga with at-risk-youth. He co-authored Yoga 2.0 with Matthew Remski in 2011.