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

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 Yoga

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 Lineage

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.





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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 – 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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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
7pm: Dinner

7-9:15am: Mysore Self Practice.
10:00am-11:00pm: Breakfast
1:30pm: Light Lunch.
3:45-5:15am: Yoga technique class or Dharma talk.
7pm: Dinner

7-9:15am: Mysore Self Practice.
10:00am-11:00pm: Breakfast
Day off to have treatments, walks etc.
7pm: Dinner

7-9:15am: Yoga Practice.
10am: Breakfast
11am: Depart