John Scott is a direct Student of Shri K Pattabhi Jois and was in 1995 was certified by Guruji to teach the Ashtanga Vinyasa Counted Method.
Not only has John been adjusted in every one of the asana he practices, Guruji directly passed to him the Counted Method of Vinyasa.
John considers the “Count” to act as a mantra -transforming the physical aspect of the practice to a movement meditation – Certainly the physical practice cleanses and detoxifies the body, however the recitation of the Vinyasa Count internally by the student, cleanses and purifies the mind – as Guruji used to say “Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is Mind Control…“
It is through the Counted Method and Mind Control that the student attains the potential to ‘Block’ the conditioned patterns of thought, to eclipse the ordinary thinking mind, transcending into the realm of the extra-ordinary.
John and his assisting teaching team, will hold and guide the group through learning, and understanding the Counted Method.
The course will start the two week journey by the students coming together as one group, to help each other to become established in the Counted Method.
When John and his team feel the students are ready to split into two groups, for Assisted, Counted Self-Practice , the group will be divided into two smaller practice groups, to then again, come together again as one each Friday, for a full counted yoga Chikitsa Series.
The aim is to create and support an understanding of the counted method in the beginning of the course. When self practice groups will start, the students are expected to have a deeper knowledge of the vinyasa count.
During the two week retreat John will present 6 after noon Technique/Theory Sessions;. These Technique/Theory Sessions will give the student an opportunity to understand the 1%s theory that John received from Guruji.
Note: Depending on the Level of the Combined Group, First week will focus on the Count for the Yoga Chikitsa (First Series).
The second week will focus on both the Count for Yoga Chikitsa and Nadisodana (First and Second Series). Sthira Baga Students will first have their Chikitsa and Nadisodana series checked before being guided through the count of Third Series.
IMPORTANT – this course is suitable for all levels.