Scott Johnson & Jock Orton Ashtanga Weekend Yoga Retreat

Extended weekend ASHTANGA Yoga RETREAT – 29th June – 3rd July 2018

with Scott Johnson and Jock Orton

The Retreat


Between Scott and Jock they have 40 years of experience to inspire and invigorate your practice. This is an extended weekend retreat starting on Friday evening and finishing on Tuesday morning. This retreat has been designed to be a unique experience that will inspire and give you the tools and motivation to sustain a personal yoga practice. Whether you are just starting out on your yoga journey, or are an experienced practitioner, the weekend will be tailored to deepen your practice. Over the weekend Scott and Jock will combine their years of practice and teaching skills to bring great insight into yoga practice and it’s ability to transform your life.


The Friday evening will begin with a Dharma talk, setting out the intention for the retreat. Each subsequent day will start with an optional meditation at 6:30am followed by ashtanga yoga assisted self practice between 07:00 – 09:00 with both Scott and Jock on hand to adjust and guide you through the practice. This course is suitable for those who have practiced the (Mysore) Ashtanga self practice method before.


On the Saturday, Sunday and Monday there will be early evening technique classes covering deeper elements of yoga practice and there will also be evening sitting practice and yoga nidra sessions.


When there are no classes the rest of the time is yours, with the option to enjoy the beach and natural surroundings, go on walks, trail runs or go surfing. Breakfast will be at 10:00am and lunch at 1pm


You will be staying 4 nights at the sumptuous brand new retreat centre at Lime House Yoga, near Perranporth, on the north coast of Cornwall. Fully catered for with a delicious menu prepared by the Lime House Chef – take the chance to unwind, rejuvenate and restore body, mind and soul in the gorgeous grounds at Lime House, soaking up the fresh sea air and relaxing in the serene setting.

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga that uses a powerful sequence of postures combined
with breath to create an internal heat that opens the muscles and purifies the body. Ashtanga
Yoga is an ancient systematic practice of yoga that slowly builds in difficulty to allow students
to safely access their full potential. Focus on breath, balance, and energy allows students to
bring all their attention to the flow of postures in moving meditation. Ashtanga yoga is a
rigorous, physically demanding practice.

About your teachers


Scott has been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 2001 and teaching since 2003. He is the co-founder and main teacher at Stillpoint Yoga London.


Scott’s teaching is greatly inspired and influenced by John Scott and Lucy Crawford Scott. Scott met John in 2001 and instantly felt the deep connection to the Ashtanga yoga lineage through John’s teaching and his relationship with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Scott connected with John and Lucy in workshops and assisted self-practice weeks through the years, and in 2008/2009 he undertook a 2-month intensive teacher training at their Stillpoint yoga retreat in New Zealand. It was here that Scott met the late Ozge Karabiyik, and between them they created Stillpoint Yoga London. In 2014 Scott became one of the few teachers to receive the 500hr certification from John Scott Yoga to teach the primary and intermediate series of Ashtanga yoga and was recommended by John Scott to be listed on, a highly regarded website that promotes teachers of Ashtanga yoga around the world.


Scott is registered as a senior yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance UK and he has also undergone extensive training with Clear Mind Institute in Mindfulness and Compassion.


Scott teaches with encouragement, insight and integrity to the Ashtanga yoga lineage, assisting practitioners in discovering how the practice can unfold, not only personally on the mat, but also in the wider context of daily life.

Jock has been teaching since 2003 and co-founded Lime House Yoga in Cornwall with his partner Emma.  His journey to yoga came after falling down a mountain snowboarding in 2000, breaking his back in four places and shattering his collarbone. After numerous unsuccessful operations he began a regular yoga practice that enabled him to heal from his injuries and astonished the medical practitioners who had tried and failed to put him back together!


He went on to train with Bridget Woods-Kramer, a world-renowned Anusara teacher with whom he spent six years studying and teaching.  In the last three years his personal practice has moved towards Ashtanga and he’s undertaken teacher trainings with David Swenson and Manju Jois, whom he recently assisted at Stillpoint Yoga in London.  His primary teacher and friend is John Scott, with whom he has undertaken Level 2 Ashtanga teacher training and practices regularly.


He has developed a style that is physically challenging with attention to posture and alignment and above all, playful. His experience has taught him to cherish the physical practice of yoga, but it is the connection between mind and body that inspires his practice.


For details of the accommodation and rooms please click here.


The food we serve at The Retreat is organic, colourful, healthy and most importantly tastes amazing. We are passionate about supporting our local food suppliers and growing our own produce in our vegetable garden and polytunnel. Predominantly vegan, we love trying new recipes so that no two days are the same.


We cater for all possible dietary requirements, please let us know on booking if you have any allergies or dietary requirements.

Accommodation Prices:

• Small twin room with ensuite – £645
• Large twin room with ensuite – £665
• Large twin room with ensuite and private terrace – £685
• Day Spaces (includes breakfast)– £220

Your payment includes a non-refundable deposit of £150. In the event you cancel 60 days or more prior to the retreat the remaining balance will be refunded. In the event you cancel less than 60 days prior to the retreat payments are not refundable. By booking you agree to abide by our full terms and conditions which can be read here.


Residential prices are based on two people sharing a room and includes accommodation, full board and yoga. Single supplements are available for a 50% charge. The price excludes travel and transfers.


Arrival from 3pm
6:30pm Welcome dinner

7-9am: Ashtanga Mysore Practice.
9.30am: Breakfast.
Morning free to have treatments, surfing, walks etc.
1pm: Lunch.
Afternoon free to have treatments, surfing, walks etc.
5-6:30pm: Technique class, Mindfullness or Yoga Nidra
7pm: Dinner

7-9am: Ashtanga Mysore Practice.
9.30am: Breakfast.
10.30 Departure