After completing his Masters of Osteopathy in 2002, Scott found the rigours of osteopathic practice taking a toll on his body and subsequently found himself standing on a yoga mat at Yoga to Go sometime around late 2006 / early 2007. He felt an immediate affinity with the practice, a profound sense of home-coming, and has subsequently developed a keen interest in exploring the multifaceted ways Iyengar yoga impacts his life -- on and off the mat.
Since 2011 he has trained to be a teacher under the guidance of Sydney based Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Caroline Coggins. He gained his Introductory Level II certification in October 2014.
His osteopathic and Yoga practices continue to inform, complement and enrich one another. He brings to both his yoga practice and teaching a firm foundation in anatomy, physiology and human biomechanics combined with a strong belief in the osteopathic principle of body, mind, and spiritual unity.
In 2009 he spent three months travelling through India to further his Yogic practice, studying Iyengar yoga with Usha Devi, Rajiv and Swati Chanchani and Sharat Arora. In 2010 he was lucky enough to attend the China-India yoga summit with Guruji - B.K.S. Iyengar. Whilst travelling Scott rediscovered his love of reading and learning and has subsequently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney with majors in English Literature and Gender Studies, both subjects providing a harmonious complementary supplement to his teaching.
In 2014 he spent one month in Pune studying at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. In 2015 he attended Abhi Iyengar's Sydney workshop. He continues to undertake professional development training with senior Australian Iyengar teachers and is contemplating further assessment.
Scott Read instructs the following:
Iyengar Yoga Level 2 l 12 week course
This course focus on building resilience and strength. Students are introduced to inverted postures and backward bends that have a greater degree of difficulty. Self-practice is encouraged at this level, as is an understanding of the deeper meaning of Yoga.
Iyengar Yoga Open l Casual
Iyengar Yoga Open l Casual
Iyengar Yoga Beginner 2 l 12 week course
This course is designed to be a transitional course between beginners and Level 1, it is ideal for those students who have Yoga experience and are not quite ready to delve into a Level 1 class.
Iyengar Beginner Yoga l Casual
Yoga for Seniors 60+ Casual
Yoga for Seniors follows the classical Iyengar Yoga method which can be appropriately adapted to meet the needs of seniors by use of props and modifications. Special consideration is given to limited mobility, joint problems, specific to the need of students etc. Classes are ideal for those with no previous experience with yoga and for those that have previous experience and are conducted in a supportive and caring environment.