Dr Michael de Manincor

Keynote Speaker

Dr Michael de Manincor PhD

Michael is one of the most highly respected yoga teachers in Australia, with over 30 years teaching experience. Former President and Honorary Life Member of Yoga Australia, Michael is dedicated to supporting the highest professional standards for yoga teaching and yoga therapy. He established The Yoga Institute in 2000, a centre dedicated to Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Therapy Training, and ongoing support and professional development. Michael is also co-founder and Executive Director of The Yoga Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that leads an evidence-based movement to provide yoga for mental health to people who experience disadvantage. Michael holds degrees in Education and Psychology, and is a registered Psychologist. With a long-standing dual-professional interest in both Yoga and Psychology, Michael now holds a PhD in Health Science, with clinical research in Yoga and Mental Health. He is a world leader in the field of Yoga Psychology, and holds a Post-Doctoral position in the development of mind-body therapies at the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM).