Community Program & Public Lectures

Launched in 2013, the Community Program of Yoga Mandir has three elements:

These are the Social Events Program, the Scholarship Program and Student posts.

Yoga Mandir is committed to developing Sadhakas (practitioners). As such, our Practitioner Programs focus on the Kriyayoga principles of tapas (practice), swadhyaya ( self study), and isvara pranidhana (surrender) through the practices of asana and pranayama. 

As an Iyengar Yoga Institute we also aim to perpetuate a lineage through BKS Iyengar (and the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India) and T Krishnamacharya, back to Patanjali.

The Community Program connects current yoga practitioners to this lineage by providing an avenue for us to meet, see historical films, attend talks and music recitals and share our experience of Yoga.

Public lectures

As part of the programs of the Institute, a lecture is presented each term. There are 12 lectures that form the series. They are presented over 3 years and are directed to students participating in Yogasana courses, teacher trainees and qualified teachers attending within the Professional Development program. Members of the public are welcome if contact is made with the administration of the Institute prior to attending.

Lectures are on a Saturday evening from 6.00 - 7.15pm. Lectures take place in Studio 1, upstairs at 42 Mort Street. There is no cost.


Saturday 9 March

Alan Goode Kriya Yoga

Kriya yoga is the term Patanjali gives to describe the path of action. This talk looks at the three tiers of practice from Tapas, to Svadhyaya to Isvara-pranidhana.


Saturday 1 June



Saturday 24 August

Alan Goode: Twin Pillars

Abhyasa and Vairagya describe the dual pathways of action and renunciation. This talk examines the important role they play within practice.


Saturday 16 November

Alan Goode:The link between Asana and Pranayama

How does Asana practice relate to Pranayama and why does Iyengar Yoga relate differently to teaching Pranayama than to teaching Asana?