Born from a desire to empower transformation through education, BodyMindLife was established in 2002, co-founded by yoga teacher and entrepreneur, Phil Goodwin.
Phil and his wife Ferique now co-own and run BodyMindLife from their Byron Hinterland home, as they raise their young daughter, Gigi. Ferique Brown is an award winning architect and designer. She has helped to shape the heart of Body Mind Life through designing meaningful spaces with regard for their energetic qualities using sacred geometry to encapsulate healing.
Years of fervour, determination and experience have allowed Phil & Ferique to deliver their vision: to empower each person who walks through the doors of BodyMindLife to become completely integrated human beings. It’s this heart-connection that fuels their passion to drive the business forward.
BodyMindLife is a pioneer in the yoga, Pilates and wellness space, becoming the first studio in Australia dedicated to Vinyasa Yoga, hosting an array of local and international teachers who offer consistent world-class training.
Our vision is about empowering transformation through mindful movement. It’s our mission to support you as you connect with your unique sense of self, through education and the practice of yoga and Pilates. We embody purpose and positive change through our collective studio community.
Our studios welcome students of all levels, from the beginner to the advanced practitioner. We offer a diverse range of services designed to support a life of wellness in an otherwise hectic world. From yoga and reformer Pilates classes, educational workshops and our teaching academy, through to retreats, therapies, community events, corporate wellness, business collaborations and bespoke retail products – we have something for everyone.
The BodyMindLife team is driven by connection and transformation; not just for themselves but for all of the people that come through our doors. We hope to collectively and positively impact the community and our planet.
As of 2020, we have been planting a tree for each new member. We aim to off-set out existing carbon footprint by planting 5,000 trees, with a pledge to eventually become carbon neutral.
100% of all funds from yoga mat rentals ($2 each) are donated to WIRES (50%) and Plant a Tree for Me (50%) with the aim to regrow a number of wildlife corridors in NSW.
We’ve also pledged to help combat climate change via our partnership with green energy provider, Enova. They have agreed to donate $50 to Carbon8 for any BodyMindLife members who sign up with Enova energy (use BML50 to ensure the donation is made on your behalf). Participation in the program for one year will help reduce 1,000 tonnes of atmospheric CO2 per hectare into the farmers’ soil.
Amongst WIRES and Plant a Tree for Me! BodyMindLife also supports local mental health charities; headspace and The Wayside Chapel.
World-class teachers, quality education and community connection is at the core of what we do.
Being human. Finding connection with others, ourselves and our surroundings.
Our bodies are made to move. We run classes to stretch, move, sweat and meditate.
Our teachers are some of the best in Australia and abroad, with 100% accreditation.