Module I : Foundations - 50hrs
Module II : Action - 50hrs
ashtanga base immersions
MODULE I JULY 12th - 17th, 2020
MODULE II JULY 26th - 31th, 2020
organic & vegetarian brunch included
total price: 1200usd

Ashtanga based Immersion

This course is organized around 6 modules of 50 hours each. Each module can be taken separately as a stand-alone continuing education or as part of the student training program which is the main requisite for training to be a teacher at Samadi. Each module is 6 days long and comprises yoga practice, teachings in yoga philosophy and psychology, embodied anatomy and integrative explorations.

In the spirit of the yoga tradition, which is the science of experience and the methodology of self-inquiry, each class provides not only a theoretical background but also an experiential dimension to inquire into the nature of our human experience. For example, Module 1 anatomy focuses on the skeletal system in which we will not only study the bones and joints but we practice embodying them to experience ourselves and our yoga practice from that perspective. Idem for the study of the philosophical texts which are not just lecture style presentations but interactive platforms for reflection, self-discovery and tools to guide and invite us to grow on our yoga mats and in daily life.

Our human experience is rooted in the facts that we have a body and a mind; each module seeks to provide a fresh glance of a particular anatomical system and a traditional philosophical text to offer a well rounded education in yoga reflective of the transformational journey that yoga invites.

Each module is a condensation of 30 years of yogic studies and is quite dense with information that will most likely need several weeks or months of practice to be integrated. 

The immersion series is an invitation to approach the yoga practice from a holistic perspective. With explorations of the anatomy of your mind and psychology of your body. Opening the door for you to experience the poetry of yoga. The first two modules are 6 days each (50 hours) or 100 hours if you choose both.



In this module we explore the physical yoga practices with an in-depth study of the classical text The Hatha Yoga Pradipika.  We investigate the anatomy of the skeletal system focusing on palpation, body landmarks, biomechanics, and joint physiology to establish a foundation for intelligent alignment in our asana practice.  

Module 2 : ACTION

In Module 2 we inquire how our practices on the yoga mat relate to our life off the mat by studying the Bhagavad Gita. We will zoom in on the muscular system to understand the physiology of stretching and how to safely get more out of our yoga practice.

Daily schedule

 7:00 – 9:00 Practice

9:30 – 11:30 Philosophy

11:30 -13:00 Brunch

13:00:-15:00 Anatomy

15:30-17:30 Explorations


Module  I : FOUNDATION July,12th – 17th, 50 hrs

Module II : ACTION  July 26th – 31st, 50 hrs




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Includes training, course material and 6 brunches.

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Yoga Immersion FAQ

Each module can be taken individually and a certificate will be given upon completion.

We have accommodation available upon request for both module I, bookings can be made by emailing

Attendance throughout the full course is required, there are no drop-ins allowed.  Future module dates will be announced in early 2020


Co owner and mind bender

Damien de Bastier integrates 30 years of yogic studies in the fields of meditation, traditional ashtanga yoga and yoga therapy. He holds degrees in clinical psychology and has trained extensively in various forms of bodywork (Massage Therapy, Craniosacral therapy, Thai Massage Wuo Tai and Rolfing) which give him a keen eye on the workings of the body and the mind. Tempered by decades of practice with a compassionate heart, his teaching is directed to empower his students to live more loving, harmonious and free lives. Damien is the co-founder of Samadi Bali in Canggu where he seeks to apply the yogic tools he learned into growing a successful and ethical business. A pilgrim on the path, a yoga poet, a body mechanic and a mind bender; his proudest honor and contribution is the nurturing of a vibrant community of talented and creative individuals that make the world a better place through living their dreams.

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