Anahata, Goa, 10th – 21st January, 2020

John Scott and Julia Grant-Scott

Anahata Yoga Retreat, Ashwem Beach, Goa, India

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga 10 Day Retreat

Anahata is the Sanskrit word for the Heart Chakra and this 10-Day retreat with John & Julia combining extraordinary yoga, delicious healthy food, comfy bed, golden sandy beach and warm Arabian Sea will certainly lift and open your heart. 

 The Yoga

Wake up with a Masala Chai, relax and watch the moonset into the Arabian Sea, before setting your mat down in our beautiful shala overlooking the stunning Ashwem Beach. Come together as one special cohesive group, combining intension and focus to create a transformative transcending sacred practice space, eclipsing ordinary thinking mind with the Heart Chakra and shine radiant together. 

On the morning of Saturday 11th, the retreat will start straight into ASP – Assisted Self-Practice.  John and Julia’s intension is to create a sacred space for practice and to hold each individual as special.  However, depending on the group, John may count the group as one through the practice in order to build the group focus and energy. 

Once settled into ASP practice, 3 afternoon theory/exploration sessions will be programmed with the content of the theory lessons being designed according to the teacher’s assessment of the group’s needs or lacks.   These will be explored and new pathways created to move deeper into the understanding within the individual’s own body. The Shala will also be available at various times of the day to just sit.

Ashwem beach also invites you to be spontaneous and play handstands down on the beach. 

Accommodation and Dinning

Anahata Retreat

Ashvem beach is Goa’s jewel and Anahata Retreat is concealed deep within a romantic coconut orchard giving it a Goan Eden like landscape, a Resort that echoes Goa’s timeless spirit, its people, culture and love for nature. Anahata, the Sanskrit word for the Heart Chakra, means ‘unstuck’ or ‘unchanged’.

You will enjoy the closeness of the natural elements and the stunning views of the Arabian Sea from your balconies.

The cottages feature comfy beds, either Single or Double bed, with high quality Indian cotton sheets, fluffy down pillows, cupboard, private bathroom with rain shower, luscious custom bath amenities and cosy bathrobes. Each room is equipped with an in-room safe and access to wi-fi in the room.

Anahata’s cuisine takes the folklore and tasty ingredients of the traditional Goan recipes and integrates them with an original accent into a healthy diet specially designed for yogis. Their meals are gourmet healthy style based on locally grown produce and freshly caught fish and seafood. Menu meals include gluten-free and vegan options.

Guest Information

John and Julia wish to introduce their Friends Rishal and Angela’s beautiful Anahata Retreat for a 10 Day Intensive creating a sacred space to escape the noise and distraction of the ordinary world. An outer sanctuary to focus ones energy inwards to explore the inner depths of the heart and self. 


12 nights Shared Accommodation

After Yoga – Breakfast/brunch and Evening Buffet Dinner  

Arrival / check-in after 2 pm on Friday 10th of January and checkout before 12 noon on Wednesday 22nd of January 2020. 


10 Mornings of Yoga 

Guided Assisted Self-Practice classes with John Scott & Julia Grant-Scott

Three afternoon philosophy, theory and technique workshops

NOTE: Friday 17th January – day-off from morning practice 


TOTAL PRICE: £1,743*

Yoga: £700*

Accommodation: £1043.60*

Total fee is calculated on SHARED/DOUBLE OCCUPANCY – PLEASE BOOK WITH FRIEND / SPOUSE or be happy to be meet a new friend

There is an option to of two single beds or one double bed.

Please Note:  Accommodation costs are calculated on Shared/Double Occupancy at a rate of 7500 Rupees per person per night

i.e. @7,500 rupees per night x 12 nights = 90,000 rupees. This is approximately £1043.60*

Single occupancy: @12,000 rupees per night x 12 Nights = 144,000 rupees.  This is approximately = £1,669.77.60* 

*depending on currency conversion at time of booking

Accommodation rate includes:

  • Eco Cottage by the beach
  • Yoga Shala overlooking the Ashwem Beach and Arabian Sea
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Hot water, lemon and ginger tea, masala chai or coffee & Fruit served before morning yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast/Lunch after yoga
  • Delicious Evening Buffet
  • Fairwell Dinner

Not included:

  • Flights & Visa
  • Transfers
  • Any other meals, drinks or excursions

Cancellation Information


Guests may cancel or amend any reservation up to 60 (SIXTY) days before the date of arrival for no charge. Payments made will be returned through the same method used for the original payment less any charges incurred by ourselves in the receipt or return of the payment.

Cancellations made between 30 (THIRTY)  days prior of arrival will be charged 50%. Cancellations made less than 30 (THIRTY) days before arrival 100% of the total reservation amount will be charged. – No-shows with no notice are not refundable.

If you are booking as a pair and one party withdraws the other party will be required to either find a replacement (we can help with this) or be asked to pay the entire cost of the original booking (ie two places).   We reserve the right to remove your entire booking in this case (though we’ll work hard to avoid this where we can).

For reservations with multiple rooms this applies to each room. Please do note: cancellations or modifications must be made by email. Verbal cancellations or SMS/texts are not accepted.

This policy may change up to one month (THIRTY days) prior to the event

Booking Request

If you are interested in attending this event please enter all information below.  John and Julias’ events are always very popular so filling out this form does not guarantee you a place on this event. Where we can find a place for you we will email you as soon as we can to confirm your place on this event. At that time you will then be asked to pay the deposit for this event and  your place will only be fully confirmed when this deposit is received.

Where this event is very popular it may mean that your booking request will only be added to the waitlist.   You will not be contacted in this situation.  In the event where a student with a place drops out we will try and find a replacement from the waitlist and you will be contacted then to enquire whether you can still attend.  

Accommodation is provided for this event. It is not possible for students to reside outside of this accommodation and take part in the Yoga Practices.

Spaces are limited on this event.  John and Julia reserve the right to amend the number of students as required.

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