Yoga Sutra Studies with Michael de Manincor

Yoga Sutra Studies with Michael de Manincor

Yoga Sutra Studies with Michael de Manincor

Sutras Studies is currently on hiatus, but will be returning!  Join our newsletters to stay up-to-date. 

Yoga Sutra of Patanjali forms the foundation of all yoga teachings and has been described as the “Heart of Yoga” and a “guidebook to life”.

Presented in a simple yet compact style, the sutras offer the entire foundation of Yoga’s philosophy, psychology, concepts and tools for practice and personal transformation.

We believe that a thorough study of this text is essential for every Yoga teacher and keen Yoga student.

This course is designed for yoga teachers and experienced yoga students, providing a deeper exploration of:

  • The conceptual framework and major themes of these ancient teachings
  • Relevance of these teachings for the practice of Yoga today, for health and well-being in our modern lives
  • Classical chanting of the Yoga Sutras

Michael de Manincor studied the Yoga Sutras over many years under the guidance of Krishnamacharya’s son TKV Desikachar.

In these 6-week courses, Michael shares his in-depth and practical understanding of the meaning of key themes and teachings in the sutras, how they relate to yoga practice, the mind, and life in general.

His level of knowledge and understanding of the sutras, along with his warm and engaging teaching style, give students a wonderful and unique learning experience.

Each 6-week course follows a different theme or part of the Sutras, so each course is different and many students return again and again to continue their learnings from Michael.  

This course has no required textbook, however we recommend The Heart of Yoga, by T.K.V Desikachar as a wonderful companion to Sutras Studies. 

What students say…


“Michael is a great person to walk alongside as you explore the sutras. I highly recommend studying with him!”


“I loved the way Michael was able to explain the concepts from these ancient teachings in ways that make so much sense for my life today, amazing! It didn’t just change my approach to my yoga practice, it changed how I view my life.”


“I’ve grown so much inside, the Yoga Sutras is basically ‘The Secret of Life,’ thank you guys.”

Details and Bookings

Terms run in blocks on 6-weeks on Thursday Evenings 

Times: 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Teacher:  Michael de Manincor

Attendance: Live online via zoom is always an option so you can join us from anywhere!  We look forward to also offering Sydney-based students the option of attending in-person at our Cammeray premises later in the year.

(Returning Sutras students, Teacher Training graduates and Yoga therapy students can contact The Yoga Institute for a discount code)

When new term dates are available, bookings will be available online – stay tuned to our newsletters for updates or contact us at 

Course Recognition

Yoga teachers attending this course can earn 9 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points towards their Yoga Australia membership. There are no prerequisites or assumed knowledge for this course.

More Information

To find out more about this course please contact us:

Ph: 0477 021 219

Until our 6-week classes return, please feel free to enjoy this podcast episode of Live Like You Love Yourself, where Michael has an engaging and playful discussion about the nature of consciousness with Chara Caruthers and Lucy Karnani. 

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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