+39 0836 600 284 info@yogainsalento.com



on the counted method of the 2nd Series

28 August- 11 September, 2021

Description of the retreat


This Two Week Workshop is for all those students who have completed the First Series – Yoga Chikitsa * and are wishing to move forward and journey into the Second Series – Nadi Sodana. This Two Week Workshop will also be suited to all those second series practitioners and teachers who wish to take a step back and learn from the beginning the Names, Translations and Sanskrit Counted Vinyasa for all of the second series asana.

In the first series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga the student is ‘reintroduced’ to their body, arriving first to Structure and Foundation, the full practice is hence called “Yoga Chikitsa –Yoga Therapy”. Once established in the structure of the Body; Foundation, Bandha, Ujjayi and Mantra the student is then ready to make an internal but subtle shift of consciousness and literally begin to “Shape Shift” and flow From Human to Animal –
“Nadi Sodana – Cleansing the subtle channels and allowing flow”

Join John Scott and Julia Grant Scott, Sandra Howling, Beata Darowska and Amy Hughes for this Two Week Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Counted Method SECOND SERIES DEVELOPMENT Intensive
John will begin the Workshop revisiting the Primary Series and each day will add one-by-one and pass on to each student as his Teacher did ‘The Second Series Count’, as a practice mantra to the student, for the student to hear, recite and learn.
Plus a step-by-step full Vinyasa introduction to each new asana.

The Intensive

Come together as one practice group, grounded, surrounded and protected by the principles of Yoga, Share in a common intension to focus together, to grow together, blossom together and shine together.
Immerse yourself in mantra to discard all distracting thoughts, leaving the ordinary limited thinking mind behind to Flow and Shape Shift from … Grasshopper to Frog, from Frog to Arjuna’s Bow, and from Arjuna’s Bow to King Ustra the Cammel …

…Salabasana, Bekasana, Danurasana, Ustrasana…

This intensive leads you to the door of Infinite Potential, ‘NOW’ is your opportunity to ‘Fly’, learn to count, bring your own mind into Deep Focus and Concentration.
Fly above your limited conditioned self and realise the
ExtraOrdinary You!

* Please Note:

  • You can attend this second series workshop if you have been practicing and completed the Primary Series for more than ONE YEAR
  • You do not have to Drop Back by yourself!!
  • You do not have Hold Marychyasana D by your self or Put your self into Suptakurmasana




2 WEEKS with an international teacher 

6 morning sessions per week

3 afternoon in-depth classes per week

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The YIS retreat centre is located in Zollino, in the heart of the Salento. Twenty minutes from both coasts and from cultural centres such as Lecce, Otranto and Gallipoli.

Our yoga retreats are also an opportunity to get together, share good moments, pamper yourself and enjoy the beauty of the Salento in a peaceful environment. Give yourself an energetic recharge through vegan and vegetarian organic food, eco-sustainable tourism and relaxation in our spaces.

Our staff are at your disposal for the entire duration of the retreat to advise you about the must–see places in the Salento, organise excursions, guided tours, gastronomic tours, transfers, rentals and anything else to make your stay enjoyable.

For all information, call +39 0836 600284 or send an email to info@yogainsalento.com.



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The Location

Our retreats take place at Agricola Samadhi, a unique organic farmhouse because it proposes something more than just recreation.

In this charming oasis, the lifestyle revolves around well being: you can combine your stay with a SPA, Ayurvedic consultations and treatments, and a wide range of massages and more.

You can regain your well being through a variety of top–level yoga classes. There is also a SPA Healing Centre and the HQ of YIS, Yoga In Salento, a European leader in yoga retreats, for years a favourite destination of the best internationally renowned teachers in the world.

An energy recharge and psycho–physical well being will be the most precious gifts of your stay that you’ll take home with you, together with the new friendships you’ve made during the retreat.


14 nights

6 brunches per week

7 dinners per week

1 breakfast on saturdays

double, single or shared rooms

A very wide swimming pool and beautiful gardens

Spa Healing Center. Treatments and massages on request

New Zealander by birth, John originally studied Industrial Design both in New Zealand and Australia to graduate with a Batchelor of Applied Science in Industrial Design.

John is a dedicated and direct student of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois since 1989. John was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga by Derek Island 22 years ago, while traveling through Europe. Two years later John began his studies with Guruji – Shri K Pattabhi Jois of Mysore India, and since then has continued to grow in the practice and share the practice with many other students on the path of yoga.

In 1993 John was certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by Shri K Pattabhi Jois. John incorporates design philosophies with yoga philosophies adding a very precise, detailed and colourful metaphorical presentation to his teaching.

His highly individual, analytical and sensitive approach touches deeply the students who work with him – resulting in a strong following. John now mainly teaches “Mysore Style” and “Vinyasa Counting” at Stillpoint with Lucy. Stillpoint is the 3rd Centre that John and Lucy have created together while parenting two children.

They have been pioneers in the yoga world travelling many times to Mysore with two babies. John and Lucy’s teaching reputation is world-wide, presenting workshops internationally for the past 15 years. John, with Lucy, has produced a best-selling book, “Ashtanga Yoga”, and a counted primary series DVD, and is currently writing a series of books based on his personal experience of this practice (suitable for all levels of practitioner).

John is also known for his illustrations/charts (line drawings) of Ashtanga Yoga Primary and Intermediate and Advanced Series, which continue to circulate Worldwide, having been published in chart form and then later in book form in “Astanga Yoga”, by Lino Miele.


Julia Scott

Sandra Howling

Beata Darowska

Amy Hughes

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