Come to our Yoga Philosophy Group in Manly. We meet each month at Manly Yoga to read and discuss classical yoga texts.

  • Want to deepen your understanding of yoga?
  • Are you already into philosophy and just love discussing it with like-minds?

Yoga has a vast and fascinating philosophy underpinning its practices. Reading and discussing the core yogic texts can deepen your experience of yoga and help you connect with and understand aspects of yourself and the world.

Our philosophy group is a fun, informal opportunity to learn, refine and share philosophical ideas and life experiences. Everybody is welcome from philosophical novices to experts, from atheists to spiritual seekers to devotees.

In true yogic style, we try to leave our egos at the door and openly and deeply listen to others.

July’s Topic: The Upanishads – specifically the stories of Satyakama and Svetaketu

Introduction: Our wonderfully experienced Dharmananda has kindly agreed to introduce the topic with a short meditation and an explanation of the philosophy behind the Upanishads.
Small group discussion: There’ll be optional questions to focus on. Groups will be evenly balanced between “novices” and “experts” of yoga philosophy. We’ll switch groups after 30 minutes.
To close: Dharmananda will answer any further questions the groups may have and end with a mantra chanting experience.


Reading: Selected storied from The Upanishads. You can expect a set reading to be emailed within a week of the event.

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Please bring an open-mind, a mug and any nibbles you’d like to share!