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AMO – Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
and Sound Ceremony
with John and Julia Scott
1st-6th August, 2022
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Join John and Julia for this Transformational Journey giving yourself the opportunity through guided traditional practices of asana, pranayama, meditation and mantra to reconnect to your own inner empowerment, rediscover your voice, your inner life force and the freedom to move creatively within your body.
John and Julia hold an expanded space to their presentation of what Yoga means to them. Grounded in the Principles, Methodologies of Ashtanga Vinyasa this retreat takes the course of a transformational journey. Beginning with an evening cacao ceremony to welcome and connect on a heart level. The following morning and for the complete journey the morning practice sets the foundation and intention for each day. The afternoon classes will open up to the exploration of philosophy, pranayama, meditation and chanting.
John has been studying, practicing and teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for 35 years, however during retrospective reverie, John asks when does one start yoga? John realises that much of his early years at school were naturally spent in meditation commonly called daydreaming – “eyes fixed out through the window as if travelling to another dimension of reality..”
John began his adult life as an Industrial designer and has shifted his design enquiry in what is the nature of this body, this breath, this mind, his experience and knowledge is extensive and shares his journey with a teaching style that is very metaphorical, analytical, technical and often humorous which appeals to students of many backgrounds and nationalities.
Julia Scott actor, yogini and singer
Julia first started her yoga journey at the age of 18 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. When introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Julia made a big shift as 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 Johns’ two energies fuel a collective experience of play, adventure, discovery and a resulting sense of belonging.
ACCOMMODATION & SURROUNDING – CARRAPATEIRA, PORTUGAL
Monte Velho Nature Resort is embedded in the unique landscape of the Costa Vicentina Natural Parc: an abundance of wild nature along the stunning atlantic coast with high cliffs, sandy beaches and secluded bays. The 30ha plot of land is located on a hill with 360 degree panoramic view overlooking the pine- and eucalyptus forests and the ocean. Plenty of spots to retreat, watching sunrise or sunset with only the sound of frogs and birds in the background… we find this place is truly special and full of magic.
The simple yet beautiful rooms (suites) are very spacious, each with a bedroom, a lounge- area and a bathroom. All suites have their own terrace or deck, with a daybed and hammock. After the yoga practice a delicious meal is waiting for you – the chef is passionate about yummy & healthy food. Besides plenty of love only the freshest local organic produce goes into the vegan & vegetarian meals.
On the nearby beaches Amado & Bordeira (only 10min drive away) you can enjoy the sun, take a long walk or surf a wave – surf lessons including board & wetsuit can be booked on the beach. Hiking and mountainbiking on the old fisherman trails along the cliffs or inland on the historical paths (Rota Vicentina) is a great adventure and in Monte Velhos Spa with sauna and steambath you can also spoil yourself and book a massage treatment.
- 5 morning Dynamic Asana classes
- 3 afternoon classes with Yoga Philosophy, Techniques of Asana, Bandha & Pranayama and Mantra
- 5 nights at Monte Velho Nature Resort (stay 1 extra night 6th if continuing into second week)
- Full board healthy-delicious vegetarian catering
Check-in: Monday August 1st after 4pm.
Welcome meeting & dinner 17:00.
Yoga: Tuesday – Saturday.
Check-out: Saturday August 6th by 12:00.
Rooms must be vacated at 10:00
For this retreat the maximum number of students is 14.
EUR 1130 – in a Twin / Double suite
- EUR 107 for extra night 6th if continuing into second retreat.
- Please note there will not be served lunch on Sunday 7th.
If you are looking to stay for both retreat you need to book each individual.
Prices are per person. Travel is not included. Full payment with registration to save a spot.
Flights: To Faro (1,5 hrs drive) or Lisbon (3,5 hrs. drive to Monte Velho).
Public transport & Taxi pickup are possible, however, we recommend you to book a rental car which allows to discover the amazing beaches & offers flexibility on the whole journey. We can recommend luzcar (operating from Faro).
- Enjoy in the sun on the nearby beaches Amado and Bordeira
- Book a surf course or hire board & wetsuit
- Hiking & Mountainbiking on Rota Vicentinas ́ fisherman or historic trail
- Walking tracks or a swim in the lake on the property
- Relax and unwind with Steambath, Sauna & Massage treatments at Monte Velho ́s Spa
Please fill out the enquiry form below and we will reply to you as soon as we can.
After you have submitted the registration (see below) you will receive an email with further information & bank details. As all our emails are answered personally please allow for 1-2 days for an answer.
Please wait for a final confirmation email from us before booking flights. Thank you.
The full retreat price needs to be paid within 48 hrs. to secure your spot. Otherwise we will open the spot to someone else. If you need to cancel your booking a refund of 50% of your payment will be given when cancellation is before June 13th, 2022. No refunds with later cancellations.
We are very much looking forward to having you here.
Retreat center pictures from Monte Velho Retreat centre