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Join Scott Johnson for a 1-2 week immersion into your personal Ashtanga yoga practice, where he will shine a light on how you can practice with space, freedom and openness.


7-14 October, 2023

14-21 October, 2023

Description of the retreat

Illuminate Your Practice

A 1-2 week Ashtanga Yoga Self Practice and Workshop Intensive with Scott Johnson
For many of us our yoga practice is deeply important to us. It can make us feel like we’re flying, and yet there are so many things that come up through the process of practice itself. It’s these processes, those things that challenge us, that can be the most profound.

Wherever you are, whatever you bring, this Mysore Yoga retreat will shine a light on your practice, illuminating what’s coming up, and explore different ways of moving through it, whether you are working with an injury, feel a little stuck in your practice, or feel like you’re flying.

This retreat is for all practitioners of yoga to discover their own way of practicing this profound system of yoga.
Scott will draw on his 18 years of experience teaching Mysore Ashtanga Yoga and Mindfulness to shine a light on your yoga practice and help you discover something fresh…

The retreat will include:

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Pranayama/breathing techniques
  • Ashtanga yoga – Self practice and guided classes
  • Chanting
  • Philosophy
  • Movement technique.
  • Yoga clinics focusing on peoples unique patterns and issues.


What you will gain from the retreat:

Over the intensive you will gain insight into your own patterns of practice and how to move in your own unique way. If working with pain or injuries there will be fresh light on how to alleviate and work with these issues. We will use the wider context of anatomy, mindfulness and philosophy to see how we can notice things in a fresh way. This will also help you to see the practice of yoga in a wider context to your life.


  • 3 Hours x 6 morning classes
  • 2 Hours x 3 afternoon classes
  • Morning classes
  • There will be instruction and guidance in:
  • Mindfulness
  • pranayama
  • ashtanga yoga guided and self practice classes
  • Afternoon classes

The afternoons workshops will be a response to what comes up in the morning classes, blending anatomy, technique, philosophy, movement theory and mindfulness practice to help you with your own personal patterns and practice.

There will be a yoga clinic each week where you can ask particular questions on any aspect of your yoga practice.

COVID Policy

Our procedures have been strengthened and we have put in place
all the necessary measures to welcome you with complete peace of mind.

We present here our health and safety measures.

  • Increased cleaning, of common areas and surfaces frequently touched by clients and team members.
  • Installation of protective glass in the reception area
  • Temperature checks at check-in
  • Addition of bottles of hydro alcoholic gel for everyone outside the reception, the restaurant, and the yoga rooms.
  • Wearing masks by all members of our team.
  • Updated instructions and procedures for all team members: general hygiene standards and instructions on hand disinfection
  • We encourage the use of personal mats, alternatively ours are available for sale.
  • The props are all sanitized and can be hired
  • The yoga rooms are sanitized after each use
Scott Johnson Teaching Yoga at YIS Retreat
Scott Johnson Teaching Yoga at YIS Retreat
Scott Johnson Teaching Yoga at YIS Retreat

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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.

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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.


7 nights

6 brunches

7 vegetarian dinners

1 breakfast

double, single or shared rooms

A very wide swimming pool and beautiful gardens

Spa Healing Center. Treatments and massages on request

Yoga In Salento - ritiri yoga, corsi di yoga Lecce

Via Stazione, 116, 73010 Zollino LE, Italy

Scott has been director and senior teacher at Stillpoint since he co-founded it in 2009 as Stillpoint Yoga London, with the late Ozge Karabiyik. He has dedicated himself to sharing the practice of yoga each weekday morning since then.

Scott has been practising yoga since 1998, and teaching Ashtanga yoga since 2003. He’s one of only a few Ashtanga teachers to both be authorised in the primary and intermediate series by Manju Jois and be given senior teacher status by John Scott.

Scott is registered as a senior yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance UK and has also undergone extensive training with Clear Mind International, gaining their level 1, 2 & 3 certificate in Mindfulness and Compassion. Scott’s years of dedicated and committed teaching each morning has led Stillpoint to become a highly respected central London Ashtanga yoga shala. He meets everyone who comes and looks to create long-term relationships, integrating the practice of yoga and embodied mindfulness as a way of meeting the world.

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