Developing Tristana a Tri-focus to free your Body, Breath and Mind.

A one or two week retreat with John Scott

29 March to 5 April and 5 April to 12 April. 
You can join for either one or for two weeks. 

julia Scott John Scott Tenerife Purple Valley

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

These two week aims at rejuvenating the participants mind and bring and nourish the curiosity and knowledge of the ever-being student. As a teacher and as a students you always need to remain A STUDENT and approach the practice with a curious and explorative mind.  

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 for students of all levels.

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

Retreat schedule

Retreat Schedule
Each week consists 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

3PM Arrival
6PM Introduction talk
6.30PM Dinner

8 AM Full counted primary series
11 AM Brunch
4.30pm to 6pm Workshop
6.30PM Dinner

8 AM Focus 12 Meditation. Full counted primary series
11AM Brunch
4.30pm to 6pm Workshop
6.30PM Dinner

8am Focus 12 Meditation. Collective counted half primary series and introduction to intermediate series.
11AM Brunch
Afternoon off
7 PM Dinner

8 AM Focus 12 Meditation. Collective counted half primary series and introduction to intermediate series.
11AM Brunch
4.30pm to 6pm Workshop
6.30PM Dinner

8 AM Focus 12 Meditation. Assisted self practice.
11AM Brunch
4.30pm to 6pm Workshop
6.30PM Dinner

Morning Mysore
8 AM Focus 12 Meditation. Assisted self practice..
Afternoon off
7 PM Dinner

9AM Breakfast

John Scott Tenerife Purple Valley


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 (previously Cristoforo) , our retreat centre is a 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, Finca Naranjas really is an oasis in South Tenerife. Through the years we have noticed that once the students and teachers arrive they immediately adapt to the peaceful environment, rarely wanting to leave the beautiful surroundings. Finca Naranjas is truly a retreat to retreat at! 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 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 per week 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 Sunday morning and the last practice is on Friday in the morning. The check out is on Saturday at 9am. 

The list below shows the rooms available to book.  Since all accommodation options are very unique, we can not list the individual images of them on the website. Write to us and we will share a link to our google drive folder with images of all the rooms.

Shared option mean that 2 students of the same gender share room. 

Premium rooms
The premium rooms are the largest rooms at the retreat. These rooms have attached indoor bathrooms.

Single:  1450 GBP/week
Currently available week 1: Danae 1, Venus
Currently available week 2: Danae 1, Venus, Casa Blanca

Shared: 1300 GBP/week
Currently available week 1: Sold Out!
Currently available week 2: Sold Out!

The standard rooms are smaller than the premium rooms. These rooms have attached, indoor bathrooms. La Granja is a house with two rooms which share a bathroom.

Single: 1350 GBP/week
Currently available week 1: Tao, Bella Dormiente
Currently available week 2: Tao, Pino De Oro, Bella Dormiente, 6 Peldaños

Shared: 1250 GBP/week
Currently available week 1: Ficus, 5 Peldanos
Currently available week 2:  Ficus, 5 Peldanos

The budget rooms are the smallest rooms at the retreat. Some of the rooms share bathrooms, a few of them are outdoors bathrooms. In a few of the rooms there may have disturbance from the road.
Single: 1250 GBP/week
Currently available week 1: Fuente 1
Currently available week 2: Sold Out!

Shared: 1150 GBP/week
Currently available week 1:  Fuente 2
Currently available week 2:  Sold out!

Dormitory Danae 2 (3 people sharing)
The dormitory is a spacious room for 3 people.
Shared: 1000 GBP per person
Currently available week 1: Sold out!
Currently available week 2: Sold out!

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.

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