Arrive Sun 3rd Sept. Practice 4th - 9th Sept. John Scott 7 Day Ashtanga Retreat
John Scott Retreat – 3rd-9th September 2017
Join John Scott for a 7 day retreat on the beautiful north Cornish coast
This retreat will be a journey into Asana, Pranayama and Meditation. The morning Guided Self-Practice classes begin sitting in stillness, turning the 5 windows of perception inward with the focused 12 and then John will manage the group, meeting each individual students needs, working with all levels from beginner to advanced. John will group students according to their similar levels, in this way the intensity of the practice energy builds and so does the focus and hence personal progress.
This retreat is perfectly timed with a full moon falling on the Thursday. There will be afternoon technique sessions on the Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These technique sessions will include developing a personal pranayama practice and various introductions and visualizations to journey into meditation. Over the last three decades of self-practice, personal enquiry and teaching, John has developed many techniques to share, this retreat is a great opportunity to share in these techniques immersing yourself in your own personal enquiry.
John Scott has been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 1987. He was introduced to the practice by early Ashtanga yoga pioneers Derek Ireland and Radha Warell at the legendary Skyros/Practice Place in Greece. The practice had a great effect on John and he formed a close relationship with Derek. In 1989, under Derek’s guidance, John travelled to Mysore, India to study with Sri K Pattabhi Jois (or Guruji) at his Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Research Institute. This trip changed the course of John’s life and he returned to Mysore annually thereafter. In1995, John became one of the few teachers to receive certification to teach Ashtanga yoga from Guruji. He continued to study with Guruji until his passing in 2009. John continues to maintain a close relationship with the Jois family through Guruji’s son Manju Jois, who he has personally known for many years and who he hosted at Limehouse Yoga in Cornwall.
Ashtanga is a systematic sequence of predetermined flowing postures linked together with the breath. Intended to be practiced daily, this powerful, healing practice is a specific sequence of postures (asanas) linking breath (pranayama) and movement (vinyasa.) Ashtanga is an athletic flow combining strength, flexibility and stamina for a complete practice.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is different from many yoga classes in the West in that the order of asanas is completely predefined. A practice will comprise four main parts: an “opening sequence,” one of the six main “series”, a back-bending sequence, and a set of inverted asanas, referred to as the “finishing sequence.” Practice always ends with savasana.
Our Anusara classes are lighthearted, positive, and fun. They often begin with a short meditation followed by a series of asanas (postures) and alignment work. We encourage the use of props, which makes the class accessible to students of differing abilities. The class will finish with relaxation and shavasana, a relaxing pose.
John’s teaching is directly influenced by his time spent with Guruji, who, over the many years of study, he built a close relationship with. He has been greatly absorbed by Guruji’s vinyasa counted method of ashtanga yoga, seeing this way of practicing as the key to Tristana (mind, body, breath synchronicity) and the ability for the practice to become a moving meditation and a key to the eight limb path. John was greatly involved in researching with Lino Miele, a colleague and student of Guruji, the Vinyasa Count which later led to the Lino writing “Ashtanga Yoga”, where the correct vinyasa for all the primary series and intermediate series asanas was collected from Guruji. John also contributed his Ashtanga yoga drawings/glyphs to the book, which were the first drawn representation of the Ashtanga yoga practice. John also wrote his own book, Ashtanga Yoga, and in 2002 produced a ground breaking DVD of the same name.
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.
• Small twin room with ensuite – SOLD OUT
• Large twin room with ensuite – SOLD OUT
• Large twin room with ensuite and private balcony– SOLD OUT
• Day Spaces – SOLD OUT
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TERMS & CONDITIONS
Your payment includes a non-refundable deposit of £125. 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.
Retreats are run by Lime House Retreats Ltd.
3pm – Arrival
7-9:15am: Mysore Self Practice.
1:30pm: Light Lunch.
3:45-5:15am: Yoga technique class or Dharma talk.
7-9:15am: Mysore Self Practice.
Day off to have treatments, walks etc.
7-9:15am: Yoga Practice.
'The gong bath was such a beautiful experience. I have never felt such peace & balance within myself, with a raised vibration & energy level. I would like to be like that always!'.
Kathy is filled with a balanced light of both broad loving energy that feeds the soul and that burning single-pointed ekagrata shiva energy that is capable of building cities(and tearing them down). She expresses a lifetime of accumulated wisdom that facilitates her open fearlessness. She exemplifies living our yoga.
After 15 plus years of practicing Ashtanga yoga, I am consistently able to receive and integrate Kathy’s teaching the best. Her recent instruction gave me immediate results in opening my hips. I was able to sit comfortably in lotus during a Zen sit. It was unprecedented!
Kathy Cooper is my favorite yoga teacher! Her attention to the unique character of my body while always emphasizing the strength and focus of core breath enables me to stay motivated, as I find new openings and freedom.
What an amazing teacher! Kathy is one of the few “old” students of Pattabhi Jois who continues to practice daily for over three decades. Her grace, compassion and knowledge continue to inspire students of all ages and levels.
Kathy is very qualified to teach Ashtanga Yoga. Through years of practice, Kathy has shown her love and understanding of the Ashtanga method taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She is excellent at taking beginning students safely into the practice, as well as teaching the more advanced practitioners. I have no hesitation in recommending her.
Kathy Cooper has been practicing and teaching Ashtanga yoga for thirty some years. She has completed all the postures in the K. P. Jois tradition and would be considered a PHD in this field. If you are a sincere and devoted student, you would be lucky to study with her.
I’ve known Kathy Cooper for approximately 32 years. She is one of a handful of Ashtanga Yoga practioners who has learned the Advanced A and B sequences. She has maintained a consistent practice as well. Kathy is also a gifted yoga teacher who is gentle, compassionate, observant, thorough and kind in her approach to teaching. I have often recommended her to individuals and groups that I have taught Yoga to. Everyone who I have recommended Kathy to as a teacher has been very thankful to meet and work with her.
I have been teaching Ashtanga Yoga for 35 years. In that time, I have taught less than a dozen people the entire four series. One of these people was Kathy Cooper. She began practicing with me in 1976. Kathy is a true yogini. Her practice and her personality are beautiful and an inspiration to everyone who meets her. She is as nice a person as you will ever meet. Whenever I am asked to recommend a yoga teacher in the San Francisco area, without hesitation, I always recommend Kathy first. She is the best.
Lovely long weekend - could happily have been for longer
Thank you so much for the amazing week! Jock, thank you for the really helpful adjustments and tips in class and Emma thank you for the amazing food and for taking care of us so well. Looking forward to next time.
Thanks for looking after us so well and for being so generous with your time and energy it’s been a wonderful week.
Thank you for being such amazing hosts. I’ve had a wonderful week and you made us feel so welcome and comfortable at the retreat. Emma cheers for the absolutely scrumptious food, I’ve enjoyed every bite! Jock, thanks for the awesome adjustments and general teachings, you’re both complete stars. I will certainly be back!
I honestly don’t think we could have asked for more from a retreat and I am inexpressibly grateful to all three of you.
Your open-heartedness and the safe space you all created through everything from Emma’s first emails to the food, the accommodation the loan of the library and of course the teaching, gave the most amazing opportunity to deepen our practice.
Thank you so much for the wonderful extended weekend retreat at Lime House. I felt so welcomed and so cared for throughout.
Such an inspiring weekend full of nurturing for the body, mind and soul. You should all be very proud of your achievements and I will be looking forward to returning and send love and hugs till then.
It was so friendly and the rooms are so comfortable. Studio was lovely, practice was amazing and food was fantastic! We shall be back for November.
Very friendly, very kind and very supportive. Yoga adjustments and practice were amazing, great people, fantastic retreat. Fantastic food – thanks Emma. Amazing yoga – thanks Jock and Scott!
The food was fantastic, the room and house wonderful, clean and warm. The service is the best I’ve had. And I haven’t even started on the yoga yet, which has been so good. The teachers are not only experienced but teach really well. Will definitely come back.
Lovely atmosphere – we all felt so welcomed by the team / family – Emma, Amy, Jock & Scott! Great teaching, lovely food, comfortable beds. Ps loved the early starts!
Just about everything! From first email interactions to the end. Beautiful place. Comfy beds. AMAZING FOOD. Very accommodating hostess for arrangements. 2 lovely & rather good yoga teachers! Very many thanks to all of you.
The food was outstanding! All the attention to detail (e.g. various milks and options always available, shampoo & shower gel etc). Accommodation was beautifully clean and cosy. Jock & Scott’s teaching is really thorough and light-hearted at the same time. They are all so welcoming.
Amazing location, studio and accommodation. Fantastic food and comfortable beds. Thank you for looking after us so well Em and thanks for the yoga and understanding of health issues and great adjustments Jock.
Food, accommodation all luxurious with the added extra ingredient of love sprinkled over the top! The studio is lovely with its picturesque setting and you can’t help but be made to feel welcome. Thank you for providing a safe space that we could all relax, unwind, laugh and have fun.
Cooking was fab, accommodation is very comfortable and treatments were fun and relaxing. But the best part is the relaxed and warm atmosphere – thank you for being so welcoming!
Thank you for the amazing retreat! What really made it was how you were as people. You were easy to talk to, friendly & obviously really care about what you do – the food, practice and how you interact with people. Accommodation was great & very comfortable.
Thank you so much for looking after us all so well, and for all your delicious healthy cooking. None of us expected the food to be so amazing.
Thank you so much for the most amazing two weeks, such great hospitality, amazing food, many many thanks, love Satya xxx
What did we do well? EVERYTHING!!! *Especially the nourishment * Heart • Soul • Mind • BODY •
The food was the most amazing I've ever tasted! Jock, Emma and the staff are all very warm, friendly and welcoming. Thank you so much, see you next time!
You are very kind, loving and opening, so easy to feel like home. Best place ever!
"You both have really created a truly yogic space for the community"
"Thank you to you all for a wonderful workshop and amazing food. I really enjoyed it and definitely felt the heart open and the mouth!!!"
“I loved loved loved my fundamentals class yesterday!”
“Thank you so much for welcoming me into your home for the Doug Swenson workshops. The setting was lovely and the food was absolutely stunning. A really great reintroduction to yoga after so many years.”
“Thank you so much for a wonderful evening on Friday night, warm welcome, lovely yogi people, stunning location and gorgeous food!!! Xxxxx”
"I just wanted to let you know I came to a class this morning and loved it. I am thinking this is a great step forward in my goal. Thank you so much."
“Attended a perfect yoga class tonight ~ Thank you Jock from Lime House Yoga, I'm glowing nicely”
“Had an amazing yoga session recently at Lime House Yoga. The studio had such a tranquil feel and the view was amazing. I then had an hour private 1 to 1 with Jock. I have been doing yoga for 5 years but learnt so much more. I can not wait to go back again and hopefully time it right to taste some of the amazing food Emma produces. It was very enriching.”
“Thanks, Jock and Emma, for a great yoga workshop. Feeling twisted, detoxed and full!”
“Brilliant yoga and delicious food - as always. I can think of very few things I'd rather do more on a Saturday. Thank you x x x x”
“T'was such a fab class... loved it Loved it LOVED IT!! Xxx”
"In 2009 I suffered a major disc herniation to my lower back following a mountain bike crash. When I met Jock it had been four years since I last surfed and when he said he would get me surfing again within the year, I laughed. After 6 months I was back in the sea surfing; something which I genuinely thought I would never do again. I can't thank Jock enough - the work he has done with me has made a massive difference to my life. "