“Counted Method” Intensive. John will pass as Guruji did, ‘The Count’ for the Nadi Sodana Series (Second Series), as a practice mantra to the student, for the student to Hear, Recite and Learn. The role of the teacher is to pass the practice technique to the student and for the student to take the method themselves to become independent and responsible to oneself.
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 is passionate about sharing the “Counted Method” as well as passing on many 1%s Theory and believes there is an infinite amount of theory and technique that can be practiced 99%
This course is suitable only for Second Series Students (Half second series up to ekapadasirsasana welcome). Please note the First week, John and his teaching team will bring the whole group together as one, to concentrate and focus not only on Count, but also Breathing and Asana Techniques. The Second week will focus on developing the mantra and practice techniques for Self-Practice and finishing the course with the whole group coming back together as one body, one breath, one mind, for a full counted Second Series.
The aim for John and his teaching team is to create a group focus, that is supportive and helpful to each other, to bring a collective understanding of the counted method in the beginning of the course. When Self-Practice groups 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.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A 2 WEEK COURSE LIMITED TO 40 STUDENTS, NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS -First week Whole group one counted class with Technique, Second week split into two groups