Developing Tristana a Tri-focus to free your Body, Breath and Mind a CPD course for the John Scott Teaching Community

A one week CPD course with John Scott

25 May to 1 June 2024

julia Scott John Scott Tenerife Purple Valley

Developing Tristana a Tri-Focus to free your Body, Breath and Mind - a CPD course with John Scott
 
Transcending the ordinary through the Sacred Practices of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Pranayama, Mantra.

This week aims at rejuvenating the teachers mind and bring and nourish the curiosity and knowledge of the ever-being student. As a teacher you always need to remain the student.  

Conjunct with a CPD for JSY Teachers Join John for a transformational journey. John welcomes you to this retreat just as you are, he creates a sacred container to hold each unique individual as a part of a beautiful whole. From the deep meditative focus arising from the ‘Counted Method’ the individual becomes a collective transcending ordinary individual limitations, opening inner doors to mind and heart with no boarders or boundaries - FREE

This retreat is primary for John Scott's teacher trainees with a few spots open to the non- teacher practitioners. 

julia Scott John Scott Tenerife Purple Valley
John Scott Tenerife Purple Valley

Retreat schedule

Retreat Schedule
Consisting of 6 Morning Practices and 3 Afternoon workshops

Retreat Schedule for non-teachers
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 yoga and then counted through a practice.
John considers all classes to be ‘mini teacher trainings’ and therefore passes the ‘Count’ on as a gift to be explored and shared.
This method of sharing connects the students to their own inner teacher.

Three afternoon workshops.
Afternoons will focus on opening the power of enquiry/curiosity to dive deeper into the exploration of How Yoga Works, Philosophy, the Breath of Life Pranayama

CPD schedule
Consist of 6 morning practices and 5 ( Monday to Friday)  days with practice and lectures from 8 am to 2.30pm.

Please get in touch with us on info@yogagoa.com for the full CPD syllabus.

Saturday 25 May                                                                                                                                                                3PM Arrival
6PM Introduction talk
6.30PM Dinner

Sunday 26 May
8 AM Full counted primary series
11 AM Brunch
4.30pm to 6pm 4.30pm to 6pm Workshop retreat participants.
6.30PM Dinner

Monday 27 May
8 AM Focus 12 Meditation. Full counted primary series
11AM Brunch
12.30pm to 3 Pm CPD - Reviewing the counted method. Ways to pass on the counted mantra.
Pranayama.
7 PM Dinner

Tuesday 28 May
8am Focus 12 Meditation. Collective counted half primary series and introduction to intermediate series.
11AM Brunch
12.30pm to 2.30 Reviewing the art of adjustment.
4.30pm to 6pm 4.30pm to 6pm Workshop retreat participants.
Pranayama
7 PM Dinner

Wednesday 29 May
8 AM Focus 12 Meditation. Collective counted half primary series and introduction to intermediate series.
11AM Brunch
12.30pm to 3 Pm Reviewing Yoga anatomy and injury prevention. Reviewing the art of adjustment. Mantra.
7 PM Dinner

Thursday 30 May
8 AM Focus 12 Meditation. Assisted self practice. Group 1 assist Group 2.
11AM Brunch
12.30pm to 3pm Philosophy - How yoga works. Tradition and Innovation - Flowing with the expanding consciousness.
4.30pm to 6pm 4.30pm to 6pm Workshop retreat participants.
7 PM Dinner

Friday 31 May
Morning Mysore
8 AM Focus 12 Meditation. Assisted self practice. Group 2 assist Group 1.
12.30pm to 3 Reviewing summery and closing circle.
7 PM Dinner

Saturday 1 June
9AM Breakfast
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John Scott Tenerife Purple Valley

Teacher

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.

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. 

Finca Naranjas (former 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 blankets.

The closest beach is 20 min by walk from Cristoforo in Callo Salvaje. We now have a free shuttle bus service to the closest beaches.

The meals
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.

The practice
Maximum number of students is 25.

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 6pm, 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 in the morning. The check out is on Saturday at 9am. 

Accommodation
We have 3 different accommodation options. The list below shows the rooms that are available to book.
Please note that we only have single rooms for this retreat.  Please write to us to get a link for a folder with accommodation images. 

Premium rooms
The premium rooms are the largest rooms at the retreat. These rooms have attached indoor bathrooms.
Single or couple ( Per person): 1650 GBP
Currently available: Palmera
Shared (2 persons sharing. Price per person): 1350 GBP
Currently  available: Fully booked!

Standard
The standard rooms are smaller than the premium rooms. These rooms have attached, indoor bathrooms. La Granja is a small house with 2 rooms that share a bathroom.
Single or couple (Per person): 1425 GBP
Currently available: Pino de Oro, Bella Durmiente
Shared (2 persons sharing. Price per person): 1150 GBP
Currently available: Ficus (1 female spot available), La Granja 1, La Granja 2

Dorm
The dormitory is a spacious room for 3 people. The bathroom is a few steps outside the room.
Dorm room per person (3 persons together)
Currently available: Huerta, Danae 2 (2 female spots available)
Price per person: 920 GBP

The accommodation 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.

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 info@yogagoa.com.

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