Additional Leslie Kaminoff Intensive LAB Sydney – 27th March

Leslie speaking to classIn response to the huge demand for Leslie Kaminoff’s workshops during his Australian visit we have added a new one-day workshop in Sydney.

This will be an intensive LAB that has been developed for the upcoming New York Yoga Journal LIVE! Conference in April.

Date : 27th March

Times: 1:00pm- 7:00pm

Cost: $195.00

Venue: Mosman Art Gallery 


Leslie-Breathing-webRe-imagining Alignment: Asana Lab will include: 

Lecture, demo, asana practice, and clinical observation

In this creative, interactive lab environment, learn how to work individually with your asana and vinyasa practice – even in a group setting. Starting with clear and simple principles that govern musculoskeletal function, you’ll learn to put your yoga on a solid foundation literally from the ground up and from your head down. The intensive will be divided between two led practice sessions and an interactive lab focusing on individual modifications, teaching methodology, clinical observation, and audio-visual presentation of anatomical imagery.


Topics include:

  • Functional principles of alignment
  • Breath-centered, anatomically-based cueing
  • The relationship of bandha to support and movement
  • Why instructions like “tuck your tail,” “lengthen your spine,” “square your hips” may be doing more harm than good
  • The use of gazing (drishti) and imagery to foster increased neuromuscular integration

Bring your mat, your practice and your questions. Time will be devoted to individual concerns. Although geared to teachers, therapists and experienced practitioners, anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend.

Book your place here

Terms & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: Bookings for the Leslie Kaminoff workshops made after 28th February, 2015 are not eligible for a refund. You may transfer your registration to another person at no cost, however please notify us in writing prior to workshop commencement.

Please email in writing for transfer notifications.

A Day of iRest® Meditation and Self-Inquiry with Richard Miller – April 19th

Richard Miller in Australia

Navigating the Landscape of Spiritual Awakening

Date: Sunday April 19, 2015
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Price: $195.00 (inc GST)
Place: Yoga Institute, 498 Miller Street, Cammeray, NSW, Australia

Online Bookings click here
Inquiry: contact us at Yoga Institute – Phone: 0477 021 219

Richard Miller won’t be coming back in 2015, so don’t miss this precious opportunity to learn directly from the founder of iRest!

Navigating the Landscape of Spiritual Awakening involves two essential movements, one that is evolutionary, that restores us to the realisation of our essential nature, and one that is involutionary, during which we learn to integrate our realisation into everyday life.

During the evolutionary phase of meditation, we recognise and experience our essential nature as nondual awareness, the ground of being from which the entire cosmos is born. Here we learn to abide as awareness, where all boundaries of separation, self, and other dissolve and we experience our birthright of peace, joy, well-being, and freedom from suffering.

During the involutionary phase of meditation, we learn how to embody our essential nature as awareness, equanimity and well-being amidst the ever-changing circumstances of our ordinary everyday life, in all our relationships with friends, lovers, children and co-workers, while we are at work, at play and at rest.

Dr Richard MillerAbout Dr Richard Miller

Richard C. Miller, PhD, is a spiritual teacher, author, yogic scholar, clinical psychologist and researcher. For the past 45 years, Richard has devoted his life to awakening to andd integrating the ancient nondual wisdom teachings of Yoga, Tantra, Advaita, Taoism, Judeo-Christian traditions and Buddhism with modern Western psychology.

Richard is the founding president of the Integrative Restoration Institute, co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and founding editor of the peer-reviewed International Journal of Yoga Therapy. Author of Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga (Sounds True), iRest Meditation: Restorative Practices for Health, Resiliency and Well-Being (Sounds True) and The iRest Program for Healing PTSD (New Harbinger), Richard leads meditation retreats and trainings internationally, and serves as a consultant studying the impact of meditation with diverse populations experiencing issues such as PTSD, sleep disorders, chronic pain, and chemical dependency. Richard’s interest is on spiritual awakening and the effectiveness of meditation for enhancing healing, resiliency, well-being, and compassion in everyday life.

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Beginners Yoga Cammery

March 1, 2016: Beginners Yoga Course – Tuesday Evenings

Beginners (1)The Perfect Start to Yoga

In our beginners course you will learn the foundations of a yoga practice. The 6 week course will include:-

* Essential yoga postures (asana)
* Breath-centered approach
* Deep relaxation techniques
* Simple yet powerful breathing practices (pranayama)
* The Power of Now in yoga-mindfulness practice

Central to our approach to yoga is individualising yoga to meet the needs of each person. Everyone welcome. Please advise the teacher if you have an injury or health concern. Classes sizes are kept small to ensure personalised attention, so bookings are essential. If you’d like to know more about what you can expect, please read below!

Next Course Commences:
Tuesday March 1, 2016 – Tuesday April 5, 2016 6:00pm – 7:15pm with Annebelle Van Tongeren

Bookings are essential and prepayment is required. Limited numbers available. Book online below.


A Beginners Guide to Yoga

Firstly welcome to the Yoga Institute. Here are some FAQ’s about getting started with yoga which we hope inspire you to give it go!

“I’ve never done yoga, what’s the best way to get started?”

A beginners course is the best way to start, this way you will receive guidance through the foundation poses and basic breathing techniques. 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. We are all different. We will happily modify postures so they are appropriate for you. Also practising yoga regularly will improve your flexibility, so you will notice your toes getting closer and closer….

“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 ?”

You can buy a mat from us or you can use one of our mats at the centre. We are offering a discounted yoga mat to our beginner students and we also sell eye pillows and yoga mat bags.

“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.

“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.

March 17, 2018: Leslie Kaminoff Workshop Sydney

Continuing Yoga Education with Leslie Kaminoff

A 2-day Interactive Yoga Workshop that will inform, inspire and transform both your personal practice and teaching

Leslie Kaminoff, co-author of the bestselling book “Yoga Anatomy” and creator of, is a yoga educator and internationally recognized specialist with four decades’ experience in the fields of yoga, breath anatomy and bodywork. His approach to teaching combines intellectual rigor, spontaneity and humor, and is always evolving.

Join Leslie for this continuing Yoga Education workshop in Sydney to deepen your knowledge and experience of breath-centred yoga practice.

LOCATION : The Grand Hall


Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March, 2018


Session 1:

9:30am-12:30pm: Intro to Breath-Centered Yoga and Demystifying The Bandhas

Yoga practice in the tradition of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar exhibits many distinctive principles and practices not found in other Hatha Yoga lineages. Details of breath sequencing, coordination with movement and spinal action are just some of the subjects we will explore in this highly interactive, experiential and informative session. The relationship between the bandhas and Krishnamacharya’s unique theory of kundalini will be covered, as well their connection to the practice of inversion (viparita karani). Additionally, myths and misconceptions about yogic breathing and the diaphragm will be addressed and clarified using a variety of audio-visual aides — including unique animations and x-ray images of the breathing muscles in action.

Session 2:

2:00-5:00pm: Healthy Spines: Range of Motion, Support and Breath

Are forward- and back-bending asanas about moving forward and backwards in space or are they about changing the shape of the spine? What role does the breath play in entering into and supporting us these challenging poses? How we answer these fundamental questions will determine our goals and experiences when we practice. Unfortunately, some of the most common alignment cues do not produce evenly distributed spinal movement, resulting in a perpetuation of chronic tightness in the very areas the poses seek to release. This workshop will provide a solid grounding in details of the anterior and posterior lines of the body from both an anatomical and a yogic perspective. We will practice a variety of breath-based movements and healthy alignment strategies.


Session 3:

9:30am-12:30pm: The Warrior Series – ” A Hands-Free Vinyasa Practice”

If you like a strong, flowing, breath-centered yoga practice, but have done more than a few too many down dogs, up dogs and chaturangas, then this is the class for you. This practice-heavy workshop will lead you through a specially-designed vinyasa that strongly works the legs and moves the spine in all possible directions, all without putting any body weight on your hands. The first half of the session will focus on the basic movement and alignment principles of the sequence.  Additionally, the use of breath cueing will be explained. In the second half of the session, we will practice the full sequence of poses in the Warrior Series with an emphasis on flowing through it non-stop. Afterwards we will review possibilities for individual adaptation.

Session 4:

2:00-5:00pm: The Sage’s Seat – The Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama:

Drawing inspiration from Patanjali’s royal eight-limbed path, this workshop will explore and illuminate the embodied basis of seated meditation experiences. When our relationship to gravity is at maximum efficiency, our body’s inherent structural equilibrium provides sufficient support so our metabolic requirements draw a minimum of resources from breathing. This eclectic session covers topics that range from anatomy and physiology to effective preparation for sitting postures to chanting and visualization techniques.

Date: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March, 2018

Venue: Mosman Art Gallery, Corner Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road,Mosman

Time: 9:30am – 5:00 pm

Price: $465.00 (AUD)

LAST TIME WE OFFERED THIS EVENT IN SYDNEY TICKETS SOLD OUT,  we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment



* no pre-requisites or prior learning required *

Terms & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your booking for the Leslie Kaminoff workshops prior to the 17th February you are eligible for a refund minus a $100 booking fee. Cancellations received after the 17th February are not eligible for refund. You may transfer your registration to another person at no cost, however please notify the program host in writing prior to commencement.

Please email in writing for cancellation notifications.

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