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Synergy of Vinyasa, Jungle Ceremonies and Sound Meditation 


 February 1 – 6, 2022

John & Julia Scott

A beautiful jungle retreat, held in a secure and safe container, John & Julia with Experienced Facilitators invite you to journey with them transcending the noise of the mundane world and ordinary thinking mind to create peace and harmony, arriving in the Present Moment with the doors of the unconditional Heart wide open. 

Julia & John are providing an incredible opportunity for you to be part of a collective  energy that flows together with a common intention to create an adventurous journey of transformation to wholeness. Facilitated through a Synergy of Transcendental Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Chanting, Philosophy combining  our Traditional Yoga Practices with Central and South America Ceremonial Medicine experiences. The traditional Mayan culture opens a space for us to embrace and experience mystical adventures of cleansing and meditations through savouring the Sacred Cacao, returning to baby held in the womb of the Temazcal, purging toxins and strengthening our immune systems by applying Kambo medicine (optional), a Deep Oceanic Journey of Sound Meditation and finally connecting to the Divine Absolute Oneness of Bufo Alvarius (optional).  

Each progressive day we will dive deeper into our Yoga practice, our root, to soma-tise the adventures of the medicine, processing and assimilating. 

On this retreat we will celebrate life with one and other by breathing together, moving together, sweating together, chanting together, this journey will be cleansing and healing. The result, each of us will no longer feel separate, we will feel loved and held by one and other with the acknowledgment that we are all amazing unique special souls sharing an experience of life together.

What this retreat Journey includes in sequence 

Tuesday 1st February

CEREMONIAL CACAO Heart opening circle. Provided by ALe Sai 

Welcome and Introduction John and Julia

Wednesday 2nd Feb

Morning Yoga Practice Establishing our foundation our Root. Provided by John & Julia 

(Each Yoga class will finish with a soothing journey into relaxation)

Temazcal Deep cleansing, letting go of all that we don’t need and growing deeper group connections. Provided by Ale Sai, Edgar and Ally

Afternoon Integration. Provided by John & Julia 

Introduction Pranayama (Breath Work) and Mantra. Provided by John & Julia  

Thursday 3rd Feb

Morning Yoga Practice Diving deeper into the practice for ceremonial integration. Rewire and Up-grade. Provided by John & Julia 

Kambo Jungle Frog Medicine with Ice Bath detoxing and boosting immune system. Provided by Ira & Ram 

( both John and Julia have been working with Kambo for a number of years and can confidently say that after that experience they have not had any virus or illnesses) 

Afternoon Integration. Group sharing and connection. Provided by John & Julia

Fire Circle and Chanting. Provided by John & Julia 

Friday 4th Feb

Morning Yoga Practice. Developing Strength and Maintaining Focus. Provided by John & Julia

Cenote Opportunity to visit local cenote a beautiful natural sink hole that provided the ancient Maya a pure water supply. (Group activity optional extra)

Fire Circle – Story Telling and Sharing. Collective group sharing

Saturday 5th Feb

Transcendental Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Transcending separate self, integrating, rewiring and remembering. Provide by John & Julia  

Deep Oceanic Sound Journey With masters of the Gongs connecting us to our deeper ocean of existence stillness and peace. Provide by Ira & Ram

Sunday 6th Feb

Consolidating Yoga Practice. Full integration of our Mystical Journey together, an adventure through body breath mind, a reset to take home. Provided by John & Julia

Bufo Alvarius A rare opportunity to experience one of the most potent psychedelic medicines of Central America. Bufo Alvarius, a serum of the Sonoran Desert Toad when received resets brain neurotransmitters giving you an experience of rebirth and a taste of what Samadhi and Oneness with everything really is. (This ceremony is of course optional) Provide by Madhu Anand

Gratitude Circle. Retreat closing but not a separating, rather a commitment to meet again…


John Scott, Julia Scott, Ale Sai, Ira Calixto, Ram Curbelo, and Madhu Anand are a collective of experienced practitioners all on a path to Self Realisation and each and everyone has a passion to Share.

John Scott

John has been a student of Yoga, of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga since 1987,  however 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 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, you become aware you are already on the Journey of enquiry, the enquiry into your true nature and purpose for being here on this physical plain. 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, teaching workshops throughout the world. John 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

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 for-filled, an inner transformation was necessary, that was the moment that Julia was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, it became so 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 sharing the gems of AVY. Now when Julia is teaching and adjusting yoga asana, she 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 Meditation 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.

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

Ale Sai

Ale Sai is indigenous to Mexico and has the gift of not only melting cacao she also melts hearts when she sings. Growing up with a father who was a talented Kirtan Musician Ale Sai has naturally followed that path and embodies all the characteristics of Bhakti and Devotion. She is a wonderful space holder in Cacao, Kirtan, Temazcal and many other ceremonies. It is a pleasure to have Ale Sai as one of our special ceremonial space holders.

Ira Calixto

Born in Brazil of an indigenous native mother, as medicine-midwife and a Brazilian father of African roots. Ira grew up with the traditions and teachings of herbs, prayers, songs, drums and dancing. Conscious of the nature and healing power of the plants, of the earth and all the elements.

She arrives in Mayan lands Mexico in 1994. From that time until now she remains in love with these magical mayan lands, where she connected with indigenous teachings, traditions, worldviews and ancestral philosophies. Initiated as a Guardian of Sacred Fire and the Cacao Ceremony.

Ira is also certified in the Traditional Chinese Medicine of Acupuncture and finally it is our pleasure to have Ira facilitate at this retreat her expertise in Sound Therapy and will be Facilitating with her husband Ram the ceremony and application of the medicine Kambo.  

Ram Curbelo

Born in Argentina with native and European roots, Ram is a multidisciplinary artist, yogi, musician, Sound Therapist and nutritional educator. For the last eightteen years he has been exploring the world of meditation, music and sound therapy. Certified from the Instituto Español De Sonoterapia, Ram continues to dive deeper into the frequency of sound meditation studying with Rabenstein Istvan Sky (Hungary) and Tito La Rosa ( Peru). Ram also facilitates workshops in the practice and rituals of serving sacred plants and medicines. It is our pleasure to have Ram and Ira holding space at this retreat providing the ceremony and application of the medicine Kambo and to guide us through a mystical journey of sounds that will take us deep into our inner ocean of stillness and peace. 

Madhu Anand

Mexican by birth, Madhu discovered Bufo Alvarius – EL SAPITO at a time in his life when he most needed a Miracle, the healing and transformation was life changing. “EL SAPITO gave me the peace and healing that I had sought all my life. It completely surrounded me in white light. I finally let go of all the shame, doubt and confusion and was able to forgive myself. In that space, I encountered my truest self. The experience was so profound, it moved me to start sharing the medicine and to date I have 1000 registered cases. Every soul I witnessed being healed brought me incredible joy.”

Jungle Retreat 

 This time we meet in an eco-friendly private home designed for different retreats and holistic meditation purposes, situated in the mystical Mayan jungle alongside the finest cenotes on Earth.  You will experience beautiful surroundings and comfortable rooms, complete with a comfortable yoga shala offering jungle scenery and ambiance. 2 Delicious, healthy, and organic meals are provided each day using fresh vegetables and fruits, home grown and from local providers all prepared by local master chefs. 


6 day jungle Retreat

Total package price includes Yoga, Ceremonies (Cacao, Temazcal, Sound Journey), Food and Accommodation 

ALL PRICES in US Dollars

$1,450.00 Per Person – Triple Occupancy (Shared room with 3 beds – each bed double size) with en suite

$1,550.00 Per Person – Double Occupancy (Shared room with 2 beds – each bed double size) with en suite

$3,000.00  Per Couple – Couple Occupancy (King Suite with 1 bed)  with en suite 

$1,800.00  Per Person – Single Occupancy (Individual or King Suite with 1 bed) with en-suite 

Optional extras such as Kambo Ceremony, Bufo Alvarius Ceremony, Massage, Cenote visit and Trips out from retreat will be charged separately

Contact / Booking

To book and secure a place on this retreat which is limited to 15 persons please email John Scott directly by clicking here  

Please write why you wish to participate on this retreat and the intentions you wish to set. Please also give accommodation preference. 

John will personally reply and send you Payment Details.

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