The Manipura Yoga College

Yoga is YOU experiencing YOU.
— Yogi Bhajan

The Manipura Chakra is the “City of Jewels” in which we find the pearls of clarity, wisdom, self-confidence and wellbeing. It is the centre of our empowerment.

Change and learning are life-long. In our modern age, full of complexity and challenge, we require useful, accessible, and proven tools to live life to our fullest potential. Everything is moving faster, and we have less time. This increases fear and insecurity. We require more love, and unity for balance. We must maintain mental, emotional and physical strength and flexibility. Intellect and knowledge are not enough, we need wisdom. Complexity will continue to increase, we need to deal with it.

The Manipura Yoga College enriched programs offer accessible toolkits to help you to empower yourself. The ancient yogic technology will promote clarity, clear fears, build self-trust, soften the ego's control over habits, emotions and thoughts, strengthen the nervous system, and teach you to go inward to source energy and regenerate your spiritual fitness.


Manipura Yoga College creates exceptional, accessible and inspiring yoga experiences for students and Teachers. We are rooted the the Hatha Yoga (the yoga of balance) and Kundalini Yoga (the yoga of awareness) traditions.

Our 200 Hour Foundation Yoga Teacher Training program creates capable, comprehensive and compassionate Yoga Teachers. A Registered Yoga School (RYS) with the Yoga Alliance, our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings are internationally certified. Upon successful completion students can register for RYT-200 designation with the Yoga Alliance.

Our Transformation and Inner Alignment Program has been specially designed to take your practices to the next level. Meeting the needs of both student and Teacher, these powerful immersions will support and empower your journey to unity, connection and joy. 

"You are very powerful, provide you know how powerful you are." ~Yogi Bhajan

Your journey awaits, the time is now.


Jay Suttonbrown, Founder and Director of Training

For over a decade, Jay Suttonbrown has been a Yoga Teacher, Studio Owner and Yoga Teacher Trainer in beautiful British Columbia. From Vancouver to Victoria, Haida Gwaii to Nanaimo, Jay's mission is to empower individuals to connect with their inner wisdom, their joy, and the wonder that comes from being alive.

A human life is made up of choices. Yoga is mindfully connecting to those choices. Connecting to our truth, power, and worthiness. Connecting to our bodies, breath and life force. Connecting to how our habit energy works, and what it feels like when we rise above our habits into our true vibrant state. Yoga is a set of powerful technologies that support our journey to mindful connection, each day, each moment, each breath. Even “when we don’t feel like it.” We have choices. Sat Nam.

Bachelor of Arts (Development of Spiritual Traditions/History)

Bachelor of Arts Political Science

Bachelor of Education (Decade as School Teacher)

Coursework Masters of Philosophy

E-YRT 500, RPYT, YACEP Yoga Alliance

Kundalini Yoga Teacher (Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa & Gloria Latham) 

Hatha 500 Hour Yoga Teacher

Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher

Restorative Yoga Teacher 

Yin Yoga Teacher