Asana Breath Sound

A one week retreat with Julia and John Scott

29 April to 6 May 2023

Asana - Breath - Sound
Transcending the ordinary through the Sacred Practices of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Pranayama, Mantra.

1 Week Retreat with Julia and John Scott

Join Julia and John for a transformational journey. From the point of arrival J&J create a sacred container to hold each unique individual as a part of a beautiful whole. From the deep grounding of the body through asana J&J 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

Retreat schedule

Retreat Schedule
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 J&J 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
6.30PM Dinner

Sunday 30 April
Morning Mysore
11AM Brunch
Afternoon workshop
6.30PM Dinner

Monday 1 May
Morning Mysore
11AM Brunch

6.30PM Dinner

Tuesday 2 May
Morning Mysore
11AM Brunch
Afternoon workshop
6.30PM Dinner

Wednesday 3 May
Morning Mysore
11AM Brunch

6.30PM Dinner

Thursday 4 May
Morning Mysore
11AM Brunch
Afternoon workshop
6.30PM Dinner

Friday 5 May
Morning Mysore
11AM Brunch

6.30PM Dinner

Saturday 6 May
9AM Breakfast

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Teachers

John Scott
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.

Julia Scott
Actor, Yogini and Singer. Julia began her spiritual journey, first with Iyengar Yoga and Buddhist Meditation.

For 10 years Julia was fully involved in acting life and performed in many Polish and international film projects. This full on self-centred life experience brought her to the point of understanding that something very important was missing, her true self. To feel fulfilled, an inner transformation was necessary. In the moment Julia was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, it became so clear to her, that this dynamic practice encompassed an inner journey of self-expression and deep discovery. Julia fully immersed herself in the practice and is today sharing the gems of AVY. While teaching,  Julia draws from her multiple disciplines incorporating and integrating relationship skills so that the student feels met, held and supported, allowing for their inner expression to be articulated.

After Sound Healing Training, frequencies and sound are inseparable elements of her sharing. Julia’s gift is her voice. When joining her in mantra, without realising, the students’ voices begin to harmonise and oneness pervades the space.

Together
The synergy of Julia and John’s two energies fuel a collective experience of play, adventure and discovery. Resulting in a sense of deep belonging.

Practical details

Maximum number of students is 20. 

Arrival day and check out day. 
Arrival is on 29 April 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 Sunday morning and the last practice is on Friday 5 May in the morning. The check out is on Saturday 6 May at 9am. 

For this retreat we have only single rooms available. 

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.

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