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Robert Birnberg - Yoga Therapy, Positive Psychology and Relationship Coaching
Paddington, NSW, Australia
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Robert Birnberg - Yoga Therapy, Positive Psychology and Relationship Coaching
Paddington, NSW, Australia
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About me

Robert Birnberg is a popular and highly regarded healer and educator. For over 25 years, he has used the tools of positive psychology, coaching, yoga therapy and meridian tapping to help hundreds of students heal the past, flourish in the present and effortlessly manifest a rich rewarding future. Robert combines his years of studying the complete system of yoga in the lineage of TKV Desikachar with his own life experience to instruct and mentor yoga therapists in various professional training programs ... in the USA and Australia. He also offers coaching for individuals wishing to create measurable improvements in all areas of life, including greater physical and emotional wellbeing, replacing an unsatisfying job with a calling, learning to use innate character strengths and unique gifts to contribute to the world, and being sustained financially, psychologically and spiritually. Relationship coaching is another area of expertise, where Robert shows single people how to recognise and connect with their perfect partner and teaches couples the communication skills that were never learned but are essential for any relationship to flourish and grow. For over 25 years, Robert was the owner and clinical director of ‘The Breathing Space’, a thriving wellness centre in Los Angeles, California, which also offered Ayurvedic health counselling and professional training with Eleni Tsikrikas (, his wife, partner and inspiration. Now based in Sydney, his conscious coaching centre in Paddington continues the work of healing and educating long-term US based clients online as well as new and continuing Australian clients, either online or in person. Robert’s first book, ‘Why Yoga Works, and How It Can Work For You’ is a user-friendly introduction to the complete system of yoga and is available on Amazon. Countless students and clients have thanked him for changing their life and he is humbled by the impact that his work and teachings have had on others. Robert welcomes you to join him for positive psychology life coaching, relationship coaching and yoga training and mentoring. Read more


Membership of professional associations

  • International Association of Yoga Therapists

Education and training

IAYT - Certified Yoga Therapist CPPC - Certified Positive Psychology Coach

Holds a relevant Working With Children Check


Robert Birnberg’s studio location

Paddington, NSW Australia

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COVID-19 recommendations Prior to making your in studio booking with your practitioner, please ensure that you discuss their obligations and compliance regarding the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. Learn more
Discovery call session

A discovery call will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain an understanding about your current challenges, goals and pain points. ... This is a key opportunity for us to start building a relationship and understand how I may be able to assist you. You can also learn more about my expertise and knowledge, the success I have had in helping others with similar issues, and consider whether my offerings will be able to meet your needs. Ultimately, a discovery call helps to determine if there is a good fit and we can decide if we would like to take the next steps together. Read more

This is a one time free session
15 min
Signature Coaching Program

Robert’s key areas of specialty and signature coaching programs are in: Positive psychology life coaching Relationship coaching Yoga training ... and mentoring for yoga teachers and yoga therapists Some of the tools that Robert will share with you in a heart-to-heart student/teacher relationship are: Powerful communication skills to improve your relationships Individualised yoga practice to sustain your health and vitality Simple meditation practices to focus your mind and connect with your spirit Positive psychology techniques for more sustained joy Personal accountability, making it easier to keep commitments Time-tested strategies to get greater results with less effort Meridian tapping techniques to eliminate fears, grief, self-limiting beliefs and negative self-talk Initial intake price is $375 price for 3 hours (per hour $125). Following sessions will be for 90-120 minutes for $150 per hour and can be held online or in person in Paddington, Sydney. You will leave each coaching session with all that you need to be a better version of yourself, sustained and supported by a prescriptive personal practice and a plethora of powerful, practical tools. Read more

1 hr 30 min
200 AUD
2 hr
300 AUD
3 hr
375 AUD
In studio
Private Yoga Coaching - Instructions on the Sutras

Every day, millions of students enjoy group Asana classes as their first step on the yoga path. However, to truly experience yoga’s potential, ... purpose and power, we must look to its foundation text, Patanjali’s yoga sutras. Compiled over 2,300 years ago, the yoga sutras is regarded as the definitive text on yoga. In succinct multi-layered aphorisms, the sutras illuminate the nature of and relationship between consciousness, reality and the mind. When clearly explained, the yoga sutras is a complete guidebook for living with strategies to reduce suffering, reconnect with our inner GPS, and create rich lives filled with confidence, wisdom and joy. While most yoga teachers and yoga therapist trainings learn up to 4 hours of the yoga sutras, TKV Desikachar taught that if one wants to know the complete system of yoga and be qualified to teach, one must have deep understanding of and relationship with yoga’s core text. To this end, Robert studied the sutras word-by-word for over 10 years during his time in India and continues to study them on a regular basis, learning more about yoga, life, the mind and the nature of reality with each revisiting. As a teacher, he unpacks these on an individual level and how they apply to you. During these private teachings, Robert will cover: What is the complete system of yoga (hint: much more than you were taught) What are all of yoga’s tools for change (way more than you think) Which tools work best for my goals, needs and limitations (it all depends on the individual - let’s find out!) How can I use yoga to create the life of my dreams? (hint: it’s definitely not ‘do more Asana’) Here's what a few serious teachers said about studying the yoga sutras: “If you tell a person who can’t find their own house that there is a pot of gold inside, they would be happier had they not had this information. It is better to give them a map so they may find their way home. THE YOGA SUTRAS IS THAT MAP.” - TKV Desikachar "Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra is the heart of yoga: it is the teacher who brings the heart into life.” - Mark Whitwell “A familiarity with the Yoga Sutras is deeply enriching for any student of life and essential for all authentic teachers of Yoga.” - Robert Birnberg Read more

1 hr
150 AUD
In studio
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