iflow Yoga Immersion Retreats and Teacher Training in Ubud, Bali

Event Description

iflow - inspired by the flow – intelligently aligned – intuitive by nature

With Anusara Inspired® ERYT Teacher Amy Pastore.

For registration, more info and application please email amy@amypastore.com.


Module 1: The Essence of the Practice

April 5th - 11th, 2015

Perfect for anyone including those new to yoga as well as seasoned practitioners looking to immerse themselves in a retreat setting for 7 days of yoga. The daily schedule will consist of Pranayama, Meditation, Asana, Alignment (Specifically The Anusara 5 Universal Principles), Yoga Anatomy, and Philosophy. It also can be taken as the initial 50 hours of the 200 hour Teacher Training.

Module 2: Dive Deeper

April 13th – 19th, 2015

Can be taken as the next 50 hours of the 200 hour Teacher Training or for anyone looking to immerse themselves deeper in their practice. We will explore the deeper layers of Meditation, Pranayama, Asana, Anusara Principles of Alignment (Specifically
the 7 loops), Intuitive movement, Yoga Anatomy, and Philosophy.

Module 3: Taking the Seat of the Teacher

April 21st - 27th, 2015

For those who have taken the first 2 modules of iflow, or are already teaching and looking to refine their skills. It is also open to students who have completed 100 hours of Anusara Immersion Study. This training is all about teaching. We will cover guiding the breath, sequencing, adjustments, languaging and voice modulation as well as class planning techniques. There will be plenty of time set aside for practice teaching in small supportive groups.

Module 4: Authentic Teaching from the Heart

April 29th - May 5th, 2015

Completes iflow Yoga Alliance Approved 200hr Teacher Training. This module may be taken alone if you are already a certified teacher and want to take your teaching to the next level. Learn the art of weaving theme and dharma throughout your class, making your teaching more potent, more meaningful. We will get more creative and dynamic with sequencing and assists. There will be lots of practice teaching opportunity. Teaching ethics and how to market yourself will also be covered. By the end of this week we will be putting it all together, making it our own and offering it back.

*Note: Between Modules 1, 2 and 3 will be a “free day” to relax and recharge or explore Bali.



Module 1

  1. Meditation
  2. Pranayama
  3. Asana
  4. Mantra
  5. Mudra
  6. Bandha
  7. The Anusara Universal Principles of Alignment (How they inform alignment in iflow)
  8. Anatomy for yoga
  9. Philosophy
    1. 4 Main branches of Yoga
    2. The Yoga Sutras- interpretation/discussion
    3. The 8 limbs
    4. iflow philosophy
  10. Ayurveda Introduction
  11. Chakras & Nadis
  12. Intuitive Flow

Module 2

  1. Meditation
  2. Pranayama
  3. Asana -(creative vinyasa) inclusive of, Partner, Restorative, Yin, TherapeuticApplications & Intuitive flow
  4. Mantra
  5. Mudra
  6. Bandha
  7. The 7 Loops of Anusara Yoga and Auxiliary principles
  8. Anatomy for yoga part 2
  9. Philosophy (The Bhagavad Gita, The 3 Gunas, 3 malas, 4 Gates of Speech.)
  10. 5 Koshas
  11. Yogic cleansing Kriyas (Shat-kriyas)
  12. Primary and Secondary Pranas
  13. Ayurveda Part 2

Module 3

  1. Guiding Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra, Bhandha, Savasana
  2. Asana Daily Practice
  3. Directing movement with breath
  4. Guiding sun salutations,
  5. Sample iflow Sequence(practice teaching)
  6. Intelligent Sequencing guidelines for Creating your own iflow
  7. Creating your own intelligent sequences
  8. Teaching your own sequences
  9. Hands on assisting and adjustments
  10. Demonstrating Successfully
  11. Contraindications, Common injuries, Modifications

Module 4

  1. Guiding Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra, Bhandha, Savasana
  2. Daily Asana Practice (Daily Practice Teaching with theme and Dharma)
  3. Getting off your mat and watching your students!(Teaching without practicing)
  4. Language (Passive vs. direct language, linking, Voice Modulation and tone, concise clear direct)
  5. Template for Adding potent theme throughout class/Class planning techniques
  6. Use imagery
  7. Music vs. silence (appropriate choices for mood you wish to create)
  8. Student/Teacher relationship regarding professionalism and ethics
  9. Guiding an Intuitive flow practice.
  10. Creative assists and adjustments.
  11. Guiding Yoga Nidra
  12. Marketing yourself, (The art of starting out and the practice of longevity, Keeping your students hooked!)
  13. Final Teaching Practicum and Written Exam.

Daily Schedule

6:30am – 7am

Meditation and Pranayama practice (Students will take turns guiding in groups in Modules 3 & 4)

7am – 8:00am

Breakfast (included if staying at Melati Resort or available for purchase if staying elsewhere)

8:30am – 11:30pm

Morning Asana and presentation/discussion

11:30pm – 2:30pm

Lunch and free time to swim, nap, enjoy a steam or at local spa, receive body work massage, or take a stroll in rice fields. You are welcome to stay at resort for lunch or enjoy the local restaurants.

2:30pm – 5:30pm

Afternoon session (In Modules 3 &4 this time will be dedicated to practice teaching in groups.)


Evenings are free to enjoy a meal and company of new friends at local restaurants, go for a steam, treat yourself to a massage or simply relax at resort.

*We will have one hour evening session per module, to be announced.

Reading List

Module 1

  • The Yoga Asana Index- A complete index of hatha yoga postures by Bruce Bowditch
  • Inside The Yoga Sutras- A Comprehensive Sourcebook for the study and practice of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras by Reverend Jaganath Carrera.  *Please note: there are many translations of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  This version is one that is recommended, however you are welcome to read any other translated version that resonates with you.
  • You will receive an iflow Immersion Manual upon arrival. Please bring a journal or note book for contemplations, inspirations and notes.

Module 2

  • The Yoga Asana IndexA complete index of hatha yoga postures by Bruce Bowditch
  • The Bhagavad Gita – A Walkthrough for Westerners by Jack Hawley
  • You will receive an iflow Immersion Manual upon arrival. Please bring a journal or note book for contemplations, inspirations and notes.

Module 3

Module 4

Please Note: If you are not joining us for Modules 1 & 2 and attending 3 or 4 you must understand and be able to integrate the Anusara 5 Universal principles of Alignment and 7 loops into your practice. You can find this information easily online. You may also purchase the iflow Yoga Immersion Manual from Modules 1 & 2 for $25 USD which breaks down the UPA’s and Loops as they apply to the practice & philosophy of iflow Yoga.

Teaching Staff

Amy will be supported by an amazing team of teaching assistants… to be announced at a future date.

Pricing for Yoga Tuition & Housing:

Yoga Tuition Investment

iflow Bali 2015 TT Tuition

Pricing is in US Dollars and can be paid by following the “Make a Payment” link below.  Please specify either “200 Hour TT” or “Single Module” in the notes field when making your tuition payment.  The due dates listed above are true deadlines and cannot be extended.  Full payment must be received prior to the start of the training.


Melati Cottages Housing Pricing

Melati Housing Price Grid

Pricing is in US Dollars and can be paid by following the “Make a Payment” link below.  Please specify either “200 Hour TT” or “Single Module” in the notes field when making your payment.  The rates above include Bali’s 21% hotel tax and service fee.  Rates also include breakfast each morning.  If you will be sharing a room with someone else in the training, you will be paired with someone of the same gender.  We understand the preference for single rooms but we encourage you to consider a shared room.  In our experience this enhances the learning experience and adds to the sense of community building which is a big part of what the iflow Yoga Teacher Training Program is about.

Housing must be paid prior to the start of the training (paid on or before April 5th, 2015).  There is no early bird special pricing for housing; these are group rates which we have negotiated with Melati Cottages in advance of the training.  Room choices will be filled on a first come/first serve basis.  Should we sell out of rooms at Melati, we have arranged for alternative housing at a neighboring property which is a 3 minute walk to Melati.  You also have the option of arranging your own housing in Bali and only paying for the teacher training tuition.

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Breakfast is included with Melati accommodations and can be purchased if you are staying at another hotel or villa.  If you are not staying at Melati, it is strongly encouraged that you stay “on campus” for breakfast due to the timing of the daily scheduled and to facilitate in community building with the teacher training group.

Lunch and Dinner

Lunch and dinner are up to you to enjoy the many lovely local restaurants in downtown Ubud (a 15 minute walk or 5 minute cab ride). Melati has a restaurant and across the street is Alchemy, a delicious healthy raw restaurant.  You will also receive a list of recommended cafes and other eatery’s in Ubud when you arrive.

The Resort & Yoga Sala

We will be staying at Melati Cottages in Penestanan, Ubud.  Melati, meaning jasmine, offers serenity with a Balinese Village life atmosphere. Melati Cottages is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and rice paddies. Melati offers their guests serenity with a Balinese Village life atmosphere. The Yoga Sala is a traditional Balinese open air sala with a wood floor platform and views of Melati’s rice fields. The building is gorgeous, spacious and the perfect place to study yoga. The resort restaurant, pool, and beautiful grounds create a serene scene to relax, lounge, or dine during free time.  The rooms are comfortable and clean.  All rooms have private bathrooms and most have an outdoor deck or patio.

For more information on Melati please visit melati-cottages.com.

Ubud, Bali

Ubud, the central home of Balinese arts and crafts, lies in the cool, beautiful central highlands of Bali, approximately 45 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai Airport. The resort is located ust west of the picturesque town center of Ubud. We are within easy walking distance to wonderful restaurants, museums, markets, temples, and palace. Also just east of the artist colony village of Penestanan, known as the home of the ‘Young Artist’, which has a distinctive painting style influenced by the western painter, Arie Smith. This small village offers many artistic opportunities including classes and visits to artist’s shops and studios.


The hear what others have said about their experience, please visit our Testimonals page by clicking here.

What to bring?

  • The Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras from reading list (the other books are optional to bring to training but we HIGHLY recommend you have them with you)
  • yoga mat, 2 blocks, 1 strap (these are NOT optional…you MUST bring these items)
  • personal journal, pens
  • meditation cushion
  • tongue scraper
  • sunglasses
  • flashlight
  • rain coat/poncho
  • bathing suit
  • mosquito repellent
  • yoga clothes
  • walking shoes
  • flip flops/sandals
  • clothes for tropical weather… but pack light (laundry facilities at Melati and nearby are very inexpensive… a large load of laundry will be about $7 USD)


Wantilan Yoga and Meditation Hall
l Raya Penestaan Sayan Ubud Gianyar

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