Asana Breath Sound

Asana Breath Sound

Two week retreat with Julia and John Scott*

3rd – 17th December, 2022, Goa

* First and last days are non-practice days

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

Event Details

• SCHEDULE •

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.

• 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 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.

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 fulfilled, an inner transformation was necessary. In the moment Julia was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, it became so clear to her, that this dynamic practice encompassed an inner journey of self-expression and deep discovery. Julia fully immersed herself in the practice and is today sharing the gems of AVY. While teaching, Julia 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.

 

• PRACTICAL DETAILS •

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