Scott Lamps and Ida Jo are yoga scholars and practitioners of asana/postures, pranayama/breath control, and meditation. They are the head teachers of Ghosh Yoga in the West.
They were awarded the title Yoga Acharya (Master of Yoga) by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, an ashram founded by Swami Vishnudevananda. They hold Master's degrees in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation from SOAS University of London.
Their approach balances a deep knowledge of history and tradition; the most up-to-date scientific knowledge about the body and mind; and commitment to personal practice.
They treat every student they meet with individual care and attention, striving to bring health, perspective, information and peace.
They are the authors of 4 Ghosh Yoga Practice Manuals, which strive to clarify and simplify the purpose and practice of over 100 postures and therapeutic exercises. They also authored a book of modifications for the postures of Bikram Yoga, entitled 26+2 Modifications.
They often teach yoga philosophy and history at festivals, workshops and teacher training programs.
Ida works directly with Ghosh's Yoga College in Kolkata, India, facilitating their Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training program.
Scott teaches Anatomy & Physiology as part of the faculty of Perennial Yoga's Teacher Training in Madison, WI.
They earned Masters Degrees in 'Traditions of Yoga and Meditation' from SOAS University of London. Both were awarded their degrees with distinction. Ida also studied at the University of Cambridge.
They were awarded the title "Yoga Acharya" (Master of Yoga) by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, an ashram founded by Swami Vishnudevananda.
They studied therapeutic and prescriptive yoga at Ghosh's Yoga College in Kolkata, India. They studied under the guidance of Muktamala Mitra, the granddaughter of Bishnu Charan Ghosh who teaches yoga therapy in the direct lineage of her father and grandfather.
They studied Advanced Forrest Yoga with Heidi Sormaz and Cat Allen.
They are twice-certified by Tony Sanchez, having studied both his Intermediate and Advanced systems.