julia Scott John Scott Tenerife Purple Valley

Returning to their ‘Home in India’ Purple Valley Goa retreat, Julia and John are looking forward to share  their interpretation of yoga in the country of its roots – India. Julia and John aim to embrace this gathering with joy and love, sharing what they have experienced and learnt while exploring other shores.

Julia and John offer a transformational journey; from point of arrival creating a sacred container to hold each unique individual as a part of a beautiful whole. Arising from the deep grounding of the body through Asana, they support and lift each spirit with the dynamic ‘breath of life Pranayama’,  to then proceed to open the doors of hearts to fly free on the winds of Mantra. All unnecessary ties and worries will fall away leaving clarity and the expression of the moment of now.

This retreat is open to all levels of practitioners – from beginners to advanced

julia Scott John Scott Tenerife Purple Valley

Course description

Consisting of 12 Morning Practices and 6 Afternoon workshops.

Below is an example of a weekly schedule. Please note that the timings of classes may be changed and adjusted to best nourish the teaching environment and the student. Additional activities not mentioned on the schedule may be added. 

Saturday 3 Dec
Arrival Day
Students will have access to the rooms after 2pm.
6pm Introduction meeting followed by dinner. All students should try to participate in this first get together.

Sunday 4 Dec
7am Counted class
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Monday 5 Dec
7am Counted class/Self practice
11am Brunch
Afternoon off
6.30pm Dinner

Tuesday 6 Dec
7am Counted class/Self practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Wednesday 7 Dec
7am Counted class/Self practice
11am Brunch
Afternoon off
6.30pm Dinner

Thursday 8 Dec
7am Counted class/Self practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Friday 9 Dec
7am Counted class/Self practice
11am Brunch
Afternoon off
6.30pm Dinner

Saturday 10 Dec
10am Special Weekend Brunch
Day off
6.30pm Dinner

Sunday 11 Dec
7am Counted class/Self practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Monday 12 Dec
7am Counted class/Self practice
11am Brunch
Afternoon off
6.30pm Dinner

Tuesday 13 Dec
7am Counted class/Self practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Wednesday 14 Dec
7am Counted class/Self practice
11am Brunch
Afternoon off
6.30pm Dinner

Thursday 15 Dec
7am Counted class/Self practice
11am Brunch
3.30pm Chai and fruits
4.30pm Afternoon workshop
6.30pm Dinner

Friday 16 Dec
7am Counted class/Self practice
11am Brunch
Afternoon off
6.30pm Dinner

Saturday 17 Dec
Check out from rooms
10am Simple breakfast

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.
The students 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”
John and Julia will share many techniques that quickly transform the individual learning so that each practitioner connects to their own inner Guru.

Six afternoon workshops

Afternoons will focus on opening the power of enquiry/curiosity to dive deeper into the exploration of Yoga Philosophy, Asana Technique, the Breath of Life and the transformational power of Sound.

About the 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 are you, 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 –  first than you become aware and ready to start the journey of enquiry. The enquiry into your own true nature and purpose for 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. Today John teaches workshops throughout the world, and remains an avid student of yoga and relationship, fascinated by the linking of different traditions and cultures through symbols, language and the Counted Method of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

julia Scott John Scott Tenerife Purple Valley

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 self-centred life experience brought her to the point of understanding that something very important was missing – her true self. To feel for-filled, an inner transformation was necessary. When Julia was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, it became clear to her that this one dynamic practice encompassed an inner journey of self-expression and deep discovery. Julia fully immersed herself in the practice, and shares today the gems of AVY. In her teaching and adjusting yoga asana, she draws from her multiple disciplines, incorporating and integrating 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 mantr, without realising, the students’ voices begin to harmonise and oneness pervades the space.

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Together

Like the synergy of ShivaShakti, SunMoon, RajasTamas, YangYin, Julia and John’s two energies fuel a collective experience of enquiry, play, adventure, song, discovery and a resulting sense of arriving home complete, whole and belonging.

julia Scott John Scott Tenerife Purple Valley

Booking information

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