Manju Jois Ashtanga Retreat
MANJU JOIS ASHTANGA RETREAT – 11th-16th September 2018
Join us for 7 days to learn from the worlds most senior authority on Ashtanga Yoga as Manju guides you to “Unite with Yourself”. Manju will introduce the original Sanskrit counting method, helping students learn the correct breath sequence of Primary Series. A combination of meditation chants, pranayamas and asanas make each practice session the purest experience of Ashtanga Yoga. The Shanti Mantras, or Vedic Peace Chants, spread the benefits of practice beyond the self. Taking the time to learn and repeat the Shanti Mantras is very powerful -- having occasion to practice them with others is astounding. Manju offers truly authentic guidance for all who wish to follow Ashtanga’s life-enriching path to Enlightenment.
Manju’s dedicated life long mission is to provide training for students and teachers in the ancient traditions of authentic Ashtanga Yoga. He is honoured to offer guidance to all who wish to learn and benefit from Ashtanga Yoga’s ancient and time-honoured practices. Manju’s teaching style is spiritual, intensive, inspiring and humorous. He is renowned for assisting students deeper into poses. He honours the ancient Ashtanga tradition and teaches his students with clarity and enthusiasm.
This retreat is suitable for students with a regular Ashtanga practice and for the first four days will be Mysore Style Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (assisted self-practice) at the Lime House Yoga Studio followed by a larger group led-practice for the Saturday and Sunday when we will move to the Z-Shed in Penryn. The two led practices will be a mixture of Primary and Intermediate series. Senior teachers Scott Johnson (Still Point Yoga London) and Jock Orton (Lime House Yoga) will be assisting Manju at the larger group led practices. Transport will be provided for residential students to take them to the Z-Shed studio at Penryn.
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. Focusing on breath, balance and energy allows students to bring all their attention to the flow of postures in a moving meditation. Ashtanga yoga is a rigorous, physically demanding practice.
Manju Jois is the oldest son of Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Manju Jois began his own personal yoga practice at the age of 7 with his father as his teacher and began teaching at the age of 15. He has taught continuously throughout the world for over 57 years.
Manju is dedicated to his mission of teaching the ancient tradition of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, for a total mind-body-spirit unification with Self. Manju and his father brought Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga to America in 1975 and Manju has traveled worldwide teaching this tradition. Pattabhi Jois was taught yoga by the legendary teacher T. Krishnamacharya, who also taught B. K. S. Iyengar, Indra Devi, T. K. V. Desikachar and A. G. Mohan who all have carried on these teachings worldwide.
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 –
• Large twin room with ensuite –
• Large twin room with ensuite and private terrace – SOLD OUT
• Day Spaces – SOLD OUT – Click here to be added to the waiting list.
Saturday & Sunday
15th – 16th September
To book for just the weekend workshops
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.
Arrival from 3pm
7pm Welcome dinner
7-9am: Ashtanga Mysore Practice.
9-10am: Pranayama and Q&A.
Morning free to have treatments, surfing, walks etc.
Afternoon free to have treatments, surfing, walks etc.
11am: Lead Practice at the Z-Shed Penryn
2pm: Pranayama and Q&A
4pm: Afternoon Snack
11am: Lead Practice at the Z-Shed Penryn
2pm: Pranayama and Q&A
4pm: Afternoon Snack and Departure
'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. "