Cammeray Yoga

Breath-centred yoga for every body

Welcome to Cammeray Yoga! 

Cammeray Yoga is a collective of independent yoga, yoga-movement fusion, and pilates teachers from our community. You can find beautiful members of our community teaching at our Cammeray studio. 

Click on the green Timetable button to see the current yoga class schedule from our beautiful community. You can enquire and/or book into classes that fit your lifestyle: the clickable link on the timetable will put you in touch with the respective teacher.   Welcome & enjoy! 


Mobility issues? Please note our studio is located within an older building with some heritage components.  Please be aware there is no elevator.  The studio is accessible only via a staircase.   

Provided a staircase does not present an issue, all classes onsite will accomodate any level of physical capability, please feel very welcome. 


Live or work near Cammeray? 

Come try our Yoga Institute faculty-led Saturday morning class at 7:30am 

🏖🌞🌴 Our faculty is taking a break over the festive/summer period, but our popular drop-in class will be back in 2024, stay tuned to our online timetable! 🏖🌞🌴


Featuring faculty such as Michael de Manincor, senior yoga teacher & yoga therapist, Rosie Caunt, senior yoga teacher Ute Koehlerand senior yoga teacher, Annie Kirkman.  

Here at The Yoga Institute, we are first and foremost a training and education centre, we are not a conventional yoga studio. As such, most of the public yoga classes in our studio are offered by yoga teachers from within our community, not by The Yoga Institute itself.  However, we are hugely passionate about our mission to help as many people as possible discover the benefits of yoga, and are delighted to offer a faculty-led class on Saturday mornings, primarily to support our cherished locals in the Cammeray and lower north shore area.   

Please note, this is the only class on the Cammeray Yoga timetable that does not require a booking, you may simply drop-in.  But please do check the website here in advance (such as the day before), we will publish days when this class is not available.   If not listed, you may assume the class is going ahead and can simply drop-in!   

Please bring $25 cash, electronic payments may not be available at all classes. 


Faculty Members Saturday Teaching Rotation - February 2024 

Stay tuned for 2024 dates and faculty members!


Meet Our Community of Teachers at Cammeray Yoga

Cammeray Yoga is collaboration of different and independent yoga teachers offering community group classes, short yoga courses, private yoga sessions and special events.   

What unites us is our commitment to make everyone feel welcome, and to use breath-centred yoga to help make people of all ages, backgrounds, experience and ability, enjoy yoga and receive its many benefits.  Ultimately one's yoga practice is about bringing balance for a healthy and harmonious life.

By clicking on your preferred class on the Timetable, you will be put in touch with the relevant teacher to book your spot.  Please enquire with the respective teachers about pricing (including casual pass and multi-class passes, as well as concession and pensioner discounts), as prices may vary slightly from teacher to teacher.  

You can read more about each teacher below. 

Michael de Manincor

Michael is the founder and director of The Yoga Institute.

A keen yogi since his teens, Michael studied the traditions of Krishnamacharya with Krishnamacharya's own son TKV Desikachar, in India.  

Michael holds degrees in psychology and education and has been helping people become confident yoga teachers for more than 2 decades. He loves to see the many benefits that yoga can being to people's lives, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  

Whether you are considering doing some training with The Yoga Institute, or would just like to enjoy a yoga class with Michael and our amazing faculty, come join us Saturday mornings at 7:30m (our faculty alternate teaching on Saturdays).

No booking is required, $25 cash. Come join us!

Read more about Michael here 




Rosie Caunt

Rosie is a senior yoga teacher and yoga therapist with 4 decades of teaching yoga. Further, she is part of the training & mentoring faculty at The Yoga Institute, helping people train to become confident yoga teachers and yoga therapists.  

Rosie loves seeing grow and learn, and is passionate about yoga's role in helping improve quality of life and health conditions. 

Rosie is one of our faculty that leads our flagship Saturday morning class at 7:30am.   No booking is required ($25 cash casual visit). Come and enjoy taking your practice further with someone of Rosie's deep experience and expertise. 

Read more here 

Ute Koehler

Ute’s passion for Yoga started as a teenager. She soon developed a love for this ancient practice. Ute’s understanding of Yoga and her personal practice have since been strongly influenced by the classical Yoga teachings as translated by Sri T Krishnamacharya.

Ute is also one of our cherished and respected teachers and mentors for students undertaking Teacher Training or Yoga Therapy training at The Yoga Institute. 

Ute describes her main aim is to "help others to find physical and mental health, as well as happiness and peace through this healing practice". 

Read more here 


Annie Kirkman
Introduced to mediation as a teenager, by her mother, to help navigate the challenges of adolescent years, Annie later also became drawn to the physical asana practice of yoga.  But it was yogic philosophy & breath work that most piqued her interest in those early classes and lead her to pursue a deep dive into yoga studies with The Yoga Institute: Annie completed her 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Diploma with Michael de Manincor and the team in 2016.  
Since then, Annie has continued to regularly practice and teach yoga classes.  She's found that her real joy is helping newer students to explore the many incredible, multi-faceted, often subtle and deeply enriching benefits of yoga... and seeing how the practice can create a strong bedrock for beautiful positive change as we learn to integrate the teachings into our daily lives... 
Her breath-centred classes offer an opportunity to move the body through creative asana sequences and also gently cultivate an awareness that offers a genuine sense of calm, gratitude, kindness and a greater sense of balance... both on and off the mat..
You can join Annie in the studio on select Saturday mornings (in conjunction with our other faculty members)  at 7:30am! 
Diploma of Yoga Teaching Training - The Yoga Institute
Sutra Studies
Agile Coach & Mentor
Prue King

Prue completed her yoga training in the Krishnamacharya tradition and has recently completed a Post-graduate diploma in Yoga Therapy with Yoga Therapy Australia and Dr N Chandrasekaran MBBS , Yoga Vaidya Sala, Chennai, India.

She believes that yoga should be adapted to the individual and his or her specific needs and life situation, rather than the individual having to adapt to a set practice. In this way anyone is able to participate in a yoga practice and experience its many layered benefits.

Prana Yoga  Classes 

Exploring the Prana body through asana, pranayama, meditation and sound. This course is ideal whether you are either new to yoga or wanting to continue your exploration. Join us and experience the benefits of linking movement to the breath and focusing the mind without judgement, using the ageless tools of yoga.

Anna-Jane (A-J) Peterson

A-J combines 25 years of physio experience with yoga teaching. She has found yoga an incredible tool for those recovering from injury to regain confidence in their body and so much more. AJ gives clear instructions for safe movement through poses, making adjustments for those in need.


Learn more about AJ and book into her physio-led  yoga classes.  Select 'Book an Appointment' & 'Group Sessions':



Heleen Fourie

Trained in theatre and journalism, and a lover of dance. Heleen has always loved the power of stories and movement to provide deeper insights into what gives us joy and can help us evolve.

Over the past thirty years she has studied and practiced different modalities to discover and explore ways to help others find their own maps to navigate self-care.

As a facilitator and practitioner of Biodanza for nearly three decades, she loves the connection, joy and music that is so integral to this system and moves people to grow from their healthy parts.

Yoga has been part of her life since her teenage years and she has been teaching it for the last six. The discipline and gentleness embedded in the poses and movement sequences - as well as the wisdom behind it - form a wonderful mental framework for modern times.

Heleen is currently finishing her studies in Transpersonal Art Therapy, a modality that enables self-awareness and better choices through creative processes.

The three modalities she works with bring the joy of being present in the moment, a framework for thinking and greater self-awareness.

Her approach is to be respectful of each discipline as they stand. She believes that in life these different disciplines work in synergy to support us in our journey.



Kasumi Songeon-Senzaki

Kasumi’s deep yogic journey began in a rather unique way. The whole story started in one particular year when her children and husband forgot her birthday! Then coincidences occurred one after another which led her to become a yoga teacher. She completed her teacher training at Life Source in 2017, and has since also studied with Michael de Manincor and Lisa Grauaug at The Yoga Institute.

Kasumi is also an Oxygen Advantage functional breathing instructor. While following her yogic path, Kasumi overcame her long-time chronic fatigue by conscious breathing and discovered how much optimal breathing contributes to our physical and mental health.

Classes in Japanese: Kasumi teaches Hatha and slow flow style classes. Her classes are rather in a relaxed pace to leave students a room for inner awareness and she puts a lot of emphasis on breathwork. She loves to see students’ physical and mental transformation.



Kasumi‘s motto is “trust your intuition”. Connect with Kasumi at

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Natasha Lai Butler

Having practised and experiencing the benefits of yoga for several decades, Natasha undertook her 500-hour Teacher Training with Michael de Manincor at The Yoga Institute, and cherishes the impact yoga can have on the health and healing of others. 


Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve never done yoga, what’s the best way to get started?
  • A general class is the best way to start, this way you will receive guidance through the foundation poses and basic breathing techniques. Your teacher will help you adapt poses to suit anyone. 

    In yoga, we encourage people to listen to their body and only go as far as feels right for you. 


  • Alternatively a one-on-one private session if you have a injury/ specific health condition. This way you can get a practise that is personalised to meet your needs.
I’m not flexible, I can’t touch my toes, can I do yoga?
  • No problem!  Yoga is not about bending like a pretzel. We are all different and yoga practices honours each body, with all of its inherent limitations and/or injuries. Our teachers will happily modify postures so they are appropriate for you. Also practising yoga regularly will improve your flexibility, so you may well notice your toes getting closer and closer over time….

    The more you practice yoga, the more you will see that the physical component of practice is just one part of a broader system that can also benefit mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing too. 


What should I wear to a yoga class?
  • Wear some comfortable loose fitting clothes, perhaps a t-shirt or singlet top that allows movement and pants such as dance tights, tracksuit pants or shorts.
Do I need a mat? Where can I get one from?
  • In the interest of health and safety we are not currently providing yoga mats. If you don't already have a mat, you can buy one online. We recommend LovEarth:
Should I do anything special to prepare before a class?
  • As yoga is best practised on an empty stomach, please refrain from eating for at least an hour and a half before the class.
    Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the class starts. 

    If it's your first time here, your teacher will show you where you can leave shoes and other belongings, where our bathrooms and other facilities are, and will guide you through any new student forms. 
How will I know what to do in the class?
  • Our trained teachers will lead you through the practice, carefully explaining and guiding you through each pose. Also we encourage you to listen to your body. If a posture does not feel right or hurts, please let the teacher know so it can be modified to best suit you.  
Why should I practice Yoga?
  • Yoga can help to calm the mind, strengthen and bring balance to your body, increase your self awareness and an overall sense of wellbeing.
How much do classes cost?

Each of our teachers hire the Cammeray Yoga studio, so class prices may vary slightly from teacher to teacher.   Our Timetable includes clickable links which will connect you to our teachers' websites or emails.   You can ask about the prices of
 - a casual class
 - a multi-class pass (eg: 10 classes) 
 - pensioner and student concessions
 - private classes 

If I buy a multi-class pass, can I try different classes?

Our yoga teachers hire the Cammeray Yoga studio, and each may have slightly different pricing.   You are welcome to try different classes on a casual basis, and you may find in time you lean towards a certain timeframe or teacher, and you can explore a multi-class pass with them specifically.   

Do I need to pre-book a class?

Yes, with the exception of our Saturday morning class at 7:30am, all other classes require a booking.   

Your teacher will guide and inform you about payment, however.  In some cases, it is possible to pay upon arrival, as long as you have booked a spot in class.  

Why are bookings not centralised?

We are not a conventional yoga studio, we are first and foremost a training, education and advocacy organisation.   


Our faculty members share teaching on Saturday mornings at 7:30am, where all are welcome to drop-in (no booking required). From first-timers to experienced yogis, we cater to everyone.      


Other classes taking place in our Cammeray studio are run by a collective of yoga teachers from within our beautiful community. Each is running their own yoga business from our premises, and as such, each teacher will help you with booing and payments.   


Browse the online timetable and simply select a timeframe that works for you as a starting point. Click on the 'CONTACT' link to be put in touch with that particular teacher, and our fabulous community of teachers will assist you.  We thoroughly encourage you to try the classes offered by our amazing community members! 

What is yoga studio etiquette?
  • Yoga is a space to find sanctuary from a fast (and often overstimulated)  world and allow your mind to be focussed and calm.   We ask that people observe some simple guidelines when they come to yoga (and these will become second-nature in a very short amount of time): 

    Please be mindful of our treatment room next door to the studio.  The small room next to the studio regularly has private yoga therapy appointments, mentoring, and other clinical treatments such as acupuncture.  Please be mindful of volume levels in the common spaces.  

    Please remove footwear (socks are fine) before entering the studio. This not only helps keep the studio clean, but is an acknowledgment of the special space that is any yoga studio. 

    No electronic devices are permitted in the studio, especially mobile phones.  Your teacher may being their own audio equipment or an electronic timer or some such, but we ask students to please leave all their belongings in the lounge area.   This is a mark of respect for the yoga space and your fellow yoga students, but also gives you a chance to be free from distraction while you practice yoga. 

    You may take a water bottle into the studio with you if it has a secure top on it, so if it gets knocked over, it is spill-proof!  

    No food is permitted in the yoga studio. Please enjoy our lounge area and kitchen.  

    Since the pandemic, the custom worldwide continues to be that people practising yoga prefer to bring their own yoga mats.  We encourage this as we want you to feel comfortable and relaxed.  However, everyone is very welcome to use our mats and equipment! 

    Some people may like to remain lying down for a little while after class, or sit in meditation a little longer.  There is never a need to rush departure from class, we want you to savour a relaxed feeling. Your teacher can let you know if there is also available time afterwards to relax a little longer.  
Can I do private lessons in Cammeray?

The Yoga Institute is first and foremost a training organisation, rather than a typical yoga studio, but we have an extensive network of yoga teachers in our community who may be able to provide you private lessons, including the possibility of using our Cammeray studio together. 


Our Cammeray studio is used by members from within our community to offer group classes.  This includes graduates who have done our 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training course.   You can connect with these members of our community by clicking the link in the timetable. on the relevant timeslot. 


If you are keen to do a private one-on-one class for therapeutic purposes (to help treat an injury or illness), you can email us at  Our founder and director Michael offers therapeutic yoga therapy OR psychology appointments one-on-one, according to his capacity.  Feel free to enquire. 


If you are keen to do a private one-on-one class for simple  general wellbeing or perhaps as an introduction to yoga, you may contact The Yoga Institute on and we will put feelers out to our teaching community on your behalf to see if one of our beautiful community members is available to teach in the Cammeray studio in your desired timeframes.  


Alternatively, you can search for registered yoga teachers who may offer private lessons using the Yoga Australia database





Contact Us

You can contact the Cammeray Yoga teachers directly by clicking through to their enquiries and bookings on the timetable

1/498 Miller St
Cammeray NSW 2062, Australia

The Yoga Institute acknowledges the Cammeraygal people of the Eora nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our centre is based.

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