Offering traditional teachings in the Counted Method of Ashtanga Vinyasa as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois

Joining John and Lucy in their workshops, retreats and teacher trainings is an exploration into the deeper realms of the practice and a journey of internal discovery and reflection.  The growing community of graduate teachers, teacher trainees, students and friends is a wonderfully supportive, deeply caring and encouraging place to learn at first hand the teachings of Sri K Pattabhi Jois (Guruji) through the thoughtful and thought provoking interpretations of John and Lucy.

The community family welcomes all on their journey of discovery!



Lucy Crawford Scott

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John Scott

Main Teacher

Guruji Sutras



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David Keil

Anatomy Teacher



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Greg Nardi

Philosophy Teacher



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John Scott and Jock Orton in Bardados - 28 Jan - 4 Feb, 2017

Join John Scott and Jock Orton for the retreat of a lifetime on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Barbados. Deepen or begin your Ashtanga practice with a daily assisted self-practice, afternoon technique and theory classes and meditation.

Barbados 2017

Each day will begin with a morning self-practice with John and Jock on hand to adjust and support you. Don’t worry if you are unfamiliar with the Ashtanga series of poses as they will be there to support each student’s body, breath and mind giving guidance through physical and verbal adjustments and instructions where necessary. Their aim is to help each student evolve into an independent practitioner and to enjoy the mental and physical benefits that the Ashtanga practice can bring.

After morning practice, Emma will feed you a delicious breakfast and a help-yourself lunch of bread, cheese and salad is provided each day. Before dinner there will be a theory or technique class taught by John and Jock on alternate days, leaving you with the main part of the day to either explore the island, relax at the beach (which is only a short walk away) or just chill out next to the private pool in the grounds. Our evening meal will be a delicious two-course vegetarian offering making the most of the fresh local produce and with a fish option for those who want it.

For more information on this retreat see the following link: John and Jock in Barbados, 2017

KOVALAM, INDIA - 2 week - ASHTANGA YOGA Practice Intensive - 4th - 16th December 2016


KOVALAM, INDIA –  2 week – ASHTANGA YOGA Practice Intensive – 4th – 16th December 2016



LUCY & CAROLINE WILL WORK TOGETHER TO CREATIVE,  CALM and  RELAXED YOGA PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT.  Each person will be met with attention to their own Practice needs in a sympathetic and intelligent approach to this demanding Practice.  We also aim to have fun and to enjoy the Practice – so please bring a sense of humour too!  PRACTICE will be 2. 5 HOURS EACH MORNING, in 2 GROUPS OF 10 STUDENTS.  There will be an 8 AM and 10.30 AM START TIME.

LUCY CRAWFORD SCOTT has over 20 years of Yoga teaching experience and has taught Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga since 1994.  Lucy runs small practice development groups from her studio in Devon, and teaches Workshops in the UK and overseas. Lucy’s teaching focuses on the counted method, as traditionally taught by Shri K Pattabhi Jois, weaving her own very specific asana adjustment – and sometimes additional stretches and strength work, to develop areas that most need the attention.  Click on link for Lucy’s Bio http://johnscottyoga.com/biographies/about-lucy/

CAROLINE TAUTZ Caroline Tautz has over 20 years of teaching and practise experience. Her background in fine art and dance, bodywork, somatic movement, anatomy and myo fascial release strongly influence her teaching practise. Most recently she has begun to work more with effortless movement and somatics within the field of asana practise. Caroline teaches all over London and from her home Studio. Click on link for Caroline’s Bio.  http://www.carolinetautz.com/about-caroline/

Each Morning will begin with focused breath work – leading into some gentle pranayama and then traditional Asana Practice.

Lucy will offer by appointment Craniosacral work and Caroline will offer by appointment Bodywork sessions.  please book these in person with either Lucy or Caroline once in India.


All accommodation is self appointed.  You can book at Cosmic Resort.  Do make sure that you book an A/C room – wherever you go.  There is so much accommodation to choose from, just go on booking .com and look.  Do check that whatever you book – is a reasonable walking distance from Light House Beach for your own comfort.  Obviously if you don’t mind a 30 minute walk from the Leila, and you wish to stay in luxury on the hill:) you can. You can also just book a couple of nights and then walk around and find a room once you have arrived!


Very Simple really – flights to Thiruvananthapuram, and an airport taxi to Kovalam.  Its better to go to the pre booked taxi desk, if your hotel hasn’t sent a man with a name board to get you, to guard against over inflated prices. NB: Make sure you have an arrival address booked – to tell the taxi where to take you.  Once you arrive, enjoy the space the sea the ginger tea and Yoga will await you.


John Scott Yoga Community

The community of Ashtanga Teachers, Trainees and Students expanding around the centre of Knowledge and Wisdom that is Lucy and John is growing faster now than at any time.  Workshops, Events, Retreats, Videos, Audio podcasts and Interviews make it easier than ever before for the community surrounding these great teachers to stay in touch.  With recent developments in to Apps and Social Media the world is slowly becoming a smaller place.  As we grow, find out more information on the people ably assisting Lucy and John in growing the community

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