The following JSY Teachers are currently providing courses approved by John:


The following courses are currently available.  We hope to bring more courses to you in the near future:

JSY Foundation Course

Lead: Sandra Howling – Location: UK

Foundation Course (36hrs) – The Primary Series. This course is:

  • Suitable for Primary Series Practicioners who wish to deepen their practise, understanding and knowledge of the Primary Series
  • For those students wishing to learn the Counted Method
  • Can be done as a stand alone course for personal learning or for those who are thinking about sharing this beautiful practise and/or wishing to embark on the JSY Primary Series 200hr Teacher Training


  • Dates TBA

Click here to email Sandra for application process, dates, fees and venue/accommodation info

Lead: Sandra Howling – Location: UK

JSY 200 Hour Courses

200hrs – The Primary Series, is available to all new applicants and the last 100hrs is available for those who completed level 1 of John and Lucy’s TT’s but didn’t have the opportunity to complete level 2.

  • Suitable for students with a full Primary Series Practise
  • Knowledge of the Counted Method (of the full Primary Series)
  • Those with a possible desire to teach, or who are already teaching


  • Module 1: Sat 21st – Thur 26th August 2021 – Venue: Swineshead, Beds, UK
  • Module 2: Sat 5th – Thur 10th February 2022 – Venue: Swineshead, Beds, UK
  • Modules 3&4: Sat 14th May – Sat 28th May 2022 – Venue: YogApulia Retreat Centre, Puglia, Italy 

Click here to email Sandra for application process, dates, fees and venue/accommodation info

Lead: Claire Berghorst – Location: Chobham, Surrey, UK

  •  200 Hours over 4 modules
  • Time in between to allow for learnings to settle and questions to arise
  • Formal study as well as hands on training, mentoring and assisting
  • Meditation, Pranayama & Chanting
  • Anatomy 
  • Philosophy led by Charlotte Anderson
  • Approved course manual (with John’s permission)

NEW Dates for 2022

  • Module 1 – 15th – 21st January
  • Module 2 – 5th – 10th March
  • Module 3 – 24th – 29th September
  • Module 4 – 19th – 24th November

Lead: Beata Darowska – Location: Italy, Poland

200 Hours in 2 parts:

  • Part 1 – YogaPulia, Italy (includes a 24 hour Anatomy course with Stu Girling)
  • Part 2 – Biorezydencja, Poland (philosophy and pranayama will be taught by Piyush Mittal)

Daily schedule (example)

  • 06.00-08.00 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice/teaching
  • 10.00-13.00 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Theory/Teaching Methodology
  • 15.00-17.30 Ashtanga Yoga Technique/Anatomy/Philosophy/Pranayama
  • 20.00-20.30 Meditation/Chanting


  • Part 1 – Saturday 9th May – Friday 22nd May, 2020
  • Part 2 – Saturday 26th September – Saturday 10th October, 2020

JSY 500 Hour Certification

Lead: Sandra Howling – Location: UK

500hrs Certification – The Intermediate Series (circa 300hrs): Current JSY 200hr students (whether gained through John Scott, Lucy Crawford, Sandra Howling, Beata Darowska or Claire Berghorst) will be able to continue on from 200 to 500hrs with Sandra, comprising 150hrs of 3x 50hr modules on the Second Series and an additional circa 150hrs made up of hosting/assisting/working closely with Sandra (minimum practise requirement upon commemcement of Training please to Ekapada Sirsasana).

  • Suitable for students who have completed the 200hr JSY Primary Series Teacher Training
  • For students who have a personal practice of the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (minimum practise to Ekapada Sirsasana)
  • Knowledge of the Counted Method / or learning the Count for the Intermediate Series
  • Those with a desire to teach, or who are already teaching


500hrs Certification INTERMEDIATE SERIES Teacher Training (circa 300hrs) The first 150hrs (3x 50hr Modules):

Module 1: Sun 25th – Sat 31st July 2021 – Venue: Swineshead, Beds, UK

Module 2: Sat 11th – Fri 17th December 2021 – Venue: Swineshead, Beds, UK

Module 3: Sun 24th – Sat 30th July 2022 – Venue: Swineshead, Beds, UK

Click here to email Sandra for application process, dates, fees and venue/accommodation info

JSY Sanskrit Numbers

This online course is just for a bit of fun.  It covers the basics of the first 30 Sanskrit Numbers, their pronunciation (from John), how they are combined into the practice and some simple exercises that may help students practice and remember the numbers.  It focuses on John’s technique of ‘Speak, Whisper, Think, Listen’.  There’s a small quiz but this is mostly for fun.  A certificate of completion is provided when the test is passed.


  1. Sanskrit Numbers 1-12
    • numbers 1-12
    • focussed 12
    • Surya Namaskara A
    • Yoga Mala (Sun A)
  2. Sanskrit Numbers 13-30
    • Numbers 13-2
    • Numbers 21-30
  3. Sanskrit Numbers in practice
    • Counting to 30
    • Supta Padangusthasana
  4. Sanskrit Quiz (4 questions)