Martin Scott

What Classes Do I Teach?

  • Mysore Ashtanga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Aerial Yoga
  • Sivananda Yoga
  • Slow Flow
  • Meditation, pranayama and philosophy
  • Acupressure, self massage and myofascial release
  • Dynamic Vinyasa
  • Core and Power Yoga
  • Yin Yoga

What Classes Do I Enjoy?

  • Yin Yoga
  • Aerial Yoga
  • Core Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Mysore Ashtanga

My journey onto the mat…

My Yoga journey started in 2008, when I certified as a yoga teacher at Sivananda Ashram in India . I had been travelling for many years and yoga seemed to be something that always showed up everywhere.

Working as a massage therapist since 1999 yoga seemed to fit what I done for a living- I made people feel better. People would come to me suffering bad backs at an early age, pulled necks from sitting at desks all day and I thought- could yoga not help these people too?

After certifying as yoga teacher i came back to Carlisle and started teaching at the studio in 2011, seeing the studio change so much over the years has been an eye opener as to what our current society needs – we need rest and time to look after ourselves. I find yoga a nurturing but strong practice, I love to play around with fun flows and to work slightly slower building deeper awareness of the body.

On my travels I was taught meditation in Ashrams, from buddhist monks, wise hill tribe leaders and Thai masters. I then travelled to Miami and certified in Budokon yoga. I also trained as a level 2 Aerial Yoga teacher and teach the Aerial yoga teacher training here at the studio. I have racked up 850 hours of yoga teacher training which makes me the most trained teacher in cumbria and the surrounding areas. I have learnt a lot from many teachers and continue to study yoga. 

However my yoga practice (and life) changed when I met Emma, here at the yoga studio Carlisle. Her passion for Ashtanga Yoga was so strong and I started to practice it with her.

Back then there was next to no Ashtanga in Cumbria, so we’d practice together and I’d learn from her. Fast forward almost a decade later I’ve trained as an ashtanga yoga teacher receiving certification to teach primary series by Manju Jois himself.
I own and direct the studio alongside Emma and I think together – we are the perfect balance of Yin and yang.

I create a calming but fun space when I teach, always offering variations so a diverse mix of students can attend my classes. I enjoy welcoming new yogis to the practice and supporting avid practitioners as well, together we all make up the amazing practice of yoga.

I am also bringing Thai yoga massage treatments to the studio and launching my own massage training school there. You can train to become a qualified and insured massage therapist under my guidance.

The Yoga Studio Carlisle

My advice to students is…

“Take time for yourself, make it a priority to get away from the mind and find a deeper connection and a sense of joy. Enjoy this life and truly live it.Life is not about the destination its about the journey.”