Asana Breath Mantra
A one week retreat with John Scott
29 April to 6 May 2023
Asana - Breath - Mantra
Transcending the ordinary through the Sacred Practices of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Pranayama, Mantra.
1 Week Retreat with John Scott
Join John for a transformational journey. From the point of arrival John creates a sacred container to hold each unique individual as a part of a beautiful whole. From the deep grounding of the body through asana John will lift each spirit with the dynamic breath of life Pranayama and then open the doors of heart to fly free on the winds of Mantra. All unnecessary ties will fall away.
This retreat is open to all levels of practitioners - from beginners to advanced
Consisting of 6 Morning Practices and 3 Afternoon workshops
Each morning will start with a short guided meditation to connect to the three dimensional breath and then to the breaths directional flow through the spine.
You will be introduced to the “Sanskrit Counted Method” of ashtanga vinyasa and either counted through a practice or guided and assisted through a “Counted Self-practice”
Do not worry John will share many techniques that quickly transform the individual learning so that each practitioner connects their own inner Guru.
Three afternoon workshops.
Afternoons will focus on opening the power of enquiry/curiosity to dive deeper into the exploration of Yoga Philosophy, the Breath of Life and the transformational power of Sound.
Saturday 29 April 3PM Arrival
5PM Introduction talk
Sunday 30 April
Monday 1 May
Tuesday 2 May
Wednesday 3 May
Thursday 4 May
Friday 5 May
Saturday 6 May
John a certified and direct student of Shri K Pattabhi Jois has been a student of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga since 1987.
During retrospective reverie, John realises that much of his early years at school were spent daydreaming – “eyes fixed out through the window as if travelling to another dimension of reality..”
When does one really start yoga? John questions and believes that once you start to question; where you are, where have you come from, what are you, what are you doing and where are you going? When these questions percolate and bubble to the surface, you become aware you are already on the Journey of enquiry. The enquiry into your true nature and purpose of being here on this physical plane.
It is through the practice of AVY and deep enquiry into the self that John has brought all his earlier experiences and meditations into his life work of sharing. John’s teaching is therefore very metaphorical, analytical, technical and often humorous. His teaching style appeals to students of many backgrounds and nationalities. John remains an avid student of yoga and relationships - fascinated by the linking of different traditions and cultures through symbols, language and the Counted Method of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
Practical details about the retreat center
Currently the internet at the retreat is not reliable. If you are dependent on internet for work, we ask you to bring your own data on your phone, to which you can connect your laptop, if needed. Phones work very well. There is also a cafe 10 minutes from the retreat with good internet, however, it is a busy cafe and not very suitable for work.
Cristoforo, our retreat centre is a very simple yet beautiful place, built by an architect named Denis Devaris, who had an intention to create a meeting point for Spiritual seekers. Built slowly over 30 years using volcanic rocks from the island, the rooms are all unique with their own distinct personalities featuring beautiful details and personal touches. Given the nature of these types of buildings, imperfection is to be expected with a plumbing system not quite up to modern standards! However, set right into the land with a wonderfully lush garden, Cristoforo really is an oasis in South Tenerife. When packing for your retreat, make sure you add warmer clothes. From December till March the mornings and evenings can be quite chilly. The rooms are not heated, but are equipped with cozy duvets and hot water bottles for the beds. All rooms are equipped with a water kettle.
The food served at the retreat will be mainly vegan and completely vegetarian, prepared freshly everyday by our wonderful retreat chefs. We try were possible to use local and organic products. We sometimes use eggs or dairy in the kitchen. If you have food allergies/sensitivities, please let us know. Gluten free options are available. We have a self service tea & coffee station for guest use and try to provide fruit for snacking during the day.
You have the option to enjoy your food either inside or outside in the beautiful garden.
Maximum number of students is 20.
Practice will take place inside the beautiful wooden garden Shala. Savasana is usually taken outside to make space in the Shala, especially during full retreats and occasionally afternoon workshops will take place outside. Make sure you pack warm practice clothes for Savasana.
Arrival day and check out.
The rooms are available after 3pm. The retreat starts with an introduction meeting at 5pm, followed by dinner at 6.30pm. All students should aim to arrive for the introduction meeting. The first practice is on Tuesday morning and the last practice is on Sunday in the morning. The check out is on Monday at 9am.
Cost: £1250 GBP for single accommodation. The price is all-inclusive (includes accommodation, all meals and yoga). There is an option to pay a deposit of 50% of the full amount to secure your place. The deposit is non-refundable and the balance must be paid at least 4 weeks prior to the start date.
Please note that we have a limited amount of single rooms for this retreat. Before booking a single room confirm availability with us on email@example.com.
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