Palmgrove, Goa, 27th February – 7th March, 2020  

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John Scott assisted by Julia Scott

Palmgrove Beach Resort, Ashwem Beach, Goa, India – LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS* ONLY

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga 8 Day Retreat

Wake up to the sound of the Arabian Sea, stroll along the stunning Ashwem Beach or take a warm swim before arriving at our Beautiful Beach Side Shala.  Set your mat down to be in a class of just TWELVE students, coming together as one special cohesive group, combining intension and focus to create a transformative transcending sacred practice space, eclipsing ordinary, to blossom and shine radiant together. An overwhelming long lasting adventure into the nature of why, where, who, what we really are really HERE, NOW in this MOMENT.

 The Yoga

On the morning of Friday 28th the retreat will start straight into ASP – Assisted Self-Practice. John and Julia’s mission is to take the group of 12 into a continuum of Pratyahara / Dharana focus for an 8 Day Immersion. The small intimate group gives you the opportunity to fully indulge, with your teachers, to look into, with detail the direction and blossoming of your personal self-practice.

Once settled into practice two afternoon theory/exploration sessions will be programmed into the week to explore subtle realms of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. The Shala is available at various times of the day to sit and immerse your self into meditation. Ashwem beach is perfect for all kinds of activities including bare foot jogging, handstand play or just sunset admiration. 

Accommodation and Dinning

Palm Grove Beach Resort is a small bohemian style resort with charming bungalows placed right on Ashwem beach with stunningly extraordinary daily sunsets over the Arabian Sea.

The all-inclusive dinning is served at the Palm Grove Café Restaurant, many an hour can slip by chatting over a coffee or cold smoothie or a delicious Goan Fish Curry. Or take a fresh coconut to drink down on one of the sunbeds, Ashwem beach is still the quietest and most beautiful of the beaches of Goa.


This means when booking shared accommodation you need to be pared up with a Yoga Sister (Two females) or a Yoga Brother (Two males) To share the double bed.

AN EXTRA SINGLE bed can be arranged and installed on request.

Guest Information


10 nights – Shared Accommodation

After Yoga – Brunch and evening buffet 

Arrival / check-in after 1 pm on Thursday 27th of February and checkout before 11 am on Sunday 8th of March, 2020.


8 Mornings of Yoga 

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

Two afternoon philosophy, theory and technique workshops

NOTE: Thursday 5th March – day-off from morning practice 


TOTAL PRICE: £1,430*

Yoga: £560

Accommodation: £869*

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

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 10 nights = 75,000 rupees. This is approximately £869* 

*depending on currency conversion at time of booking

Accommodation rate includes:

  • Air-conditioned Bungalow by the beach
  • Yoga Shala overlooking the Ashwem Beach and Arabian Sea
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Daily Pre-yoga herbal tea, chai or coffee and daily post yoga brunch
  • Daily Dinner Buffée
  • Fairwell Dinner
  • 2 Deep Tissue Massage per person

Not included: 

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

Cancellation Information


January 12, 2020. Update: Please note that as we are now within the 60 day cancellation period any booking request made now will not be refundable.  In recent years it has been very difficult to find replacement students this close to an event starting when students withdraw.  Please make sure that you understand this before booking any last minute places on this event

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

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.

No bookings can be made with Palmgrove directly.

Spaces are limited on this event – exact number to be confirmed (most likely 12 students).  John and Julia reserve the right to amend this number as required.

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