Booking

  • Q:When are classes available to book?
  • A:Schedule is available 7 days in advance.
  • Q:Are bookings essential?
  • A:Yes. All bookings must be pre-booked online in advance – please do not go to the studio without a booking.
  • Q:Is it possible to join in if I’m late for the class?
  • A:No. Late entry is not permitted. The studio doors will open 15 minutes before the class starts to give our team time to clean properly before classes. For security reasons, the door to the studio is locked at the beginning of each class. Please check in at reception before each class.
  • Q:What happens if I do not show for my booking?
  • A:If you book into class and are unable to attend, please early-cancel at least 2 hours before your yoga or Pilates class is due to start. You can do so from your dashboard. If you fail to do so you will incur a late cancellation fee $15 or No Show Fee $25. You can read more about our cancellation policy here 

    The cancellation policy is in place to ensure everyone has a chance to attend. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Q:Can I book as many classes as I want for the same day?
  • A:Due limited spaces in Reformer Pilates and Yoga, our online system will allow for 1 class booking per day. If you're on a Yoga and Pilates Membership, you can book 1 yoga and 1 Pilates. Additional classes can be booked on a space available basis. Please note: this booking policy is in place to allow everyone a fair chance to attend a class and also to prevent no shows visits.

     
  • Q:My preferred class is full. How can I be notified if a spot becomes available?
  • A:When you Join Waitlist our online system will let know when a free spot becomes available in a fully booked class. You can opt to receive this notification by text message, email or both. When you’re looking at the timetable on the website you’ll will see 3 options next to the class information: Spots Open, Join Waitlist and Waitlist Full. If you see Waitlist Full there are too many people waiting on the waitlist. Receiving a notification does not mean you’re booked into a spot – you will need to book into the class via the website once a spot becomes available. This goes out to everyone who is on the waitlist, so its first in, best dressed.  (Don’t worry – you will only receive notifications between 5am – 11pm).

    Want to stop receiving notifications for that class? No worries just click “leave waitlist” this is also available from your dashboard.
  • Q:How do I see what classes I've asked to be notified about on the waitlist?
  • A:You can see all the classes you've subscribed to be notified about on your dashboard and can cancel the notification at any time. Please note: staff are not able to add anyone to the waitlist or override the waitlist.
  • Q:What happens if I need cancel my booking?
  • A:Plans change! If you book into class and are unable to attend, please early-cancel at least 2 hours before your yoga or Pilates class is due to start. You can cancel your booking via your dashboard. If you fail to do so you will incur a late cancellation fee $15 or No Show Fee $25. (with the exception of 10 class pass holders and pre-paid corporate accounts who will lose a class). Please read our Cancellation Policy for full policy.

Online

  • Q:What Online pass options are available?
  • A:We offer a range of pass options for our Live Stream and Videos. Check them out here 
  • Q:Is there a commitment period on the Online Membership for $60.00 a fortnight?
  • A:Online Membership is debited from your nominated account on a fortnightly basis. While there is no commitment period, you are required to make a cancellation request via your Online Dashboard or by emailing membership@bodymindlife.com at least 7 days before your next scheduled payment. We are unable to accept cancellations over the phone.
  • Q:I have a BodyMindLife 10 Class Pass. Can I use this pass for Online classes?
  • A:No. You must have an Online Pass to access Online Classes. Check out our online options here
  • Q:Can I use my 7 Day Online Intro Pass for studio classes?
  • A:The Online Intro Pass only gives you access to Live Stream and Videos. Our 21 Day Yoga and Pilates Intro Pass has access to online and studio classes.
  • Q:I’m on the class and it has started but I can’t see my teacher
  • A:Refresh your browser until you can see your teacher.
  • Q:I missed my Live Stream class. How can I watch it again?
  • A:Watch any class from the last 14 days at a time that suits you, here.

New Students

  • Q:Do I need props for classes?
  • A:For online classes, props are optional and can be substituted with household items such as books instead of blocks, belts instead of straps, and cans rather than weights, if needed. For studio classes, you will need to bring your own yoga mat (not just a towel) and props to each class. Socks are required for all Pilates Reformer classes. You can read more about our BodyMindLife Infectious Disease Policy here
  • Q:Can I buy more than one Intro Pass?
  • A:No. The Intro Pass is a one time offer. Intro Passes are available for new students who have not practiced at any of our BodyMindLife locations.
  • Q:I’ve bought a Intro Pass! When does it start?
  • A:Online Intro Pass: Your Online Intro Pass will be activate from your purchase date and is valid for 7 days.

    Yoga and Pilates Intro Pass: Your 21 Yoga and Pilates Intro Pass will activate from your first class booking.

    You have 12 months to activate your pass. Intro Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Q:Can I place my Intro Pass on hold?
  • A:Intro Passes can not be suspended, paused or extended for any reason.
  • Q:Can I use my Intro Pass at any studio?
  • A:Yes! unless otherwise stated when you purchase.
  • Q:What do I need to know before coming to class?
  • A:Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled class start time and sign in for your class at reception. To feel your best during practice, we recommend drinking water throughout the day and avoid eating heavy food for two hours before class. No shoes, phones, bags or glass water bottles are allowed in the practice rooms. Due to Covid- 19, we are unable to hire out props at the moment and are not operating shower facilities. For Pilates, please bring a pair of socks with you. For yoga, please bring a mat with you.
  • Q:Can I gift an Intro Pass or Pass to someone else?
  • A:Yes! Give us a call 9211 0178 and we can help you with this.
  • Q:Can I buy or use a Gift Card?
  • A:Sure! You can purchase gift card in the studio or request one here. Gift cards can only be redeemed in studio.
  • Q:Can I practice when I'm sick?
  • A:No. Give your body a rest and prevent spreading infection by refraining from practice when you have a cold, flu or other sickness.
  • Q:Can my child practice at the studio?
  • A:Children aged between 13-14 years old are welcome to attend class if accompanied by parent/guardian at all times. Children from 15-18 years old can attend a class on their own. However, please keep in mind that the studio closes 15 minutes after class and no supervision is provided.

    We highly recommend that all children and minors complete our Yoga Essentials Program and our Pilates Align Program before attending any Open or Flow classes and arrive early for their first class for a brief consultation with one of our staff members or teachers. (Please note, concession rates apply - no separate child pricing is available).
  • Q:Do you have child-minding facilities?
  • A:No. Please be aware that children are not permitted to wait in studio while you practice. All children visiting the studios must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Q:Can I practice Pilates while I am pregnant?
  • A:Pilates is an amazing way to prepare your body for birth and postpartum recovery. If you If you have had no complications and have been advised by your doctor that you are capable and healthy you are welcome to attend Prenatal Pilates classes or our Pilates Align classes throughout the duration of your pregnancy. Pilates Flow is not suitable after the first trimester. Dynamic classes are not suitable at any stage during pregnancy. If there is any concern, discomfort or uncertainty it is recommended not to participate. If you have any questions please let us know and we will put you in touch with our teachers or staff.

     
  • Q:What happens at the end of my Intro Pass?
  • A:Hopefully you loved your trial pass!

    Your Intro Pass won't automatically roll over to a membership. Please feel free to check out our other membership options.

    If you would like some more advice let us know 9211 0480
  • Q:Where do I put my belongings while I practice?
  • A:Unfortunately, we are not immune to theft. Please take care of your belongings and store your items in a secure locker in the change rooms. No shoes, phones, bags or glass water bottles are allowed in the practice rooms.

    ASTEYA: The yogic philosophy of non-stealing.

    It includes; valuing peoples time, respecting other people's peace in the studio and not taking things that don't belong to you.

Yoga

  • Q:What are the benefits of yoga?
  • A:Practicing yoga three to four times a week can stave off anxiety and depression by lowering levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. The practice can also reduce inflammation, boost energy and lift your mood.

    Yoga improves cardiovascular health and lowers blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and increasing the flow of blood to the heart, and speeds up digestion which can assist in weight loss.

    Suffering from a sore neck or back? When you hold a yoga posture, your muscles contract and then relax, which eases tension and relieves pain. Regular practice not only benefits your body, it’s also good for your mind! Focusing on the breath maximises the flow of oxygenated blood to your brain, increasing memory performance, concentration, creativity and focus.
  • Q:What type of yoga classes do you offer?
  • A: BodyMindLife offers Essentials, Open, Chill Flow, Progressive, Prenatal and Yin Yoga classes. Check out the online timetable for more info.
  • Q:Can I practice yoga while I am pregnant?
  • A:Yes. If you have been given the OK to practice from your doctor, Yoga can be an amazing way to prepare your body for birth and postpartum. We highly recommend avoiding deep twists and strenuous core work. Please listen to your body and, if something feels uncomfortable or unsafe, don’t do it.
  • Q:I’ve never practiced yoga before. Which class should I take?
  • A:Start with Yoga Essentials. These classes build the foundations of your yoga practice, and move at a steady pace with a focus on alignment and instruction. We recommend Yoga Essentials for those who are new to yoga, or experienced students looking to refine their practice and technique.
  • Q:I’m an experienced yogi. Which class should I take?
  • A:Start with Yoga Open. These classes offer an energetic flow and creative sequencing, designed to challenge and inspire. Classes vary in focus and pace, and from teacher to teacher, and we recommend trying a range of classes to find what resonates with you.
  • Q:I’m an experienced yogi or yoga teacher looking for a challenge. Are there more advanced options for me?
  • A:Yes! Yoga Progressive classes are for those who like to play at their limits. Be ready to challenge yourself physically and mentally with a vigorous practice that incorporates arm balances, inversions, and adventurous sequencing. Progressive classes are for experienced yogis only and are not suitable for beginners.
  • Q:Can I leave class early?
  • A:Please stay for the entire length of practice. This includes Savasana - it's one of the most important poses in yoga! If you MUST leave early, please discuss this with your teacher before class begins and understand that they may not be able to accommodate your request.
  • Q:Do I need to bring a yoga mat or towel?
  • A:Yes, both are required for class. Please bring your own mat and towel as we are not able provide due to Covid-19.

    BodyMindLife Members can leave yoga mats at the studio if space permits. They must be labeled with your full name and phone number, and stored in a full-length mat bag. Any other mats found in the studio will be donated to charity.
  • Q:What happens in a Chill Flow class?
  • A:Chill Flow classes carve flow through a voluptuous sequence that melts the body open with delicious hip openers and prepares it for long, deep holds. Move from pose to counter pose, creating a full-spectrum experience for the body that will leave you feeling centered and whole.
  • Q:What happens in a Yin Yoga class?
  • A:Yin Yoga offers long, meditative yoga holds that release stress and tension from the body, explore subtle energies and penetrate deep into the connective tissues of the body. Positions are held from 3-7 minutes and may be enhanced by supportive props like bolsters, blankets or blocks.
  • Q:What happens in a Yoga Nidra class?
  • A:Yoga Nidra is a guided practice that induces deep relaxation, eliminates stress and leaves you feeling nurtured and restored.
  • Q:What happens in Yoga Essentials classes?
  • A:Yoga Essentials classes roll on a nine-week cycle which you can join at any time. Designed to build your strength and flexibility gradually and safely, each week we focus on a specific part of the yoga practice moving through foundations, sun salutations, warriors, balancing poses, the triangle series, back bending, abs & inversions, and hip openers & forward bends.
  • Q:Can I claim my Yoga classes through my health fund?
  • A:It depends on your fund. Please ask your teacher if they have a provider number.
  • Q:What happens in Prenatal Yoga classes?
  • A:Prenatal yoga classes are taught by highly qualified teachers and specifically designed for expectant Mums. Expect a range of yoga poses designed to increase flexibility in the hips and pelvis, and build strength needed to support you through your pregnancy. You will explore breath and relaxation techniques that will help you connect to yourself and your bub, and prepare calmly and consciously for birth.
  • Q:What happens in Parents & Bubs Yoga classes?
  • A:Parents and Bubs Yoga classes will rebuild strength and flexibility in the postpartum body and give you the opportunity to connect with your baby. Expect a range of yoga poses that will help rebuild your core strength, realign the spine, hips and pelvis, and release muscle tension around the shoulders and upper spine caused by breast-feeding and carrying your bub. All babies are welcome, pre-walking.
  • Q:Where do I put my belongings while I practice?
  • A:Unfortunately, we are not immune to theft. Please take care of your belongings and store your items in a secure locker in the change rooms. No shoes, phones, bags or glass water bottles are allowed in the practice rooms.

    ASTEYA: The yogic philosophy of non-stealing.

    It includes; valuing peoples time, respecting other people's peace in the studio and not taking things that don't belong to you.

Pilates

  • Q:What are the benefits of Mat Pilates?
  • A:There are so many reasons to love this transformative practice! Some of the benefits include:
    Improved flexibility
    Increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks Balanced muscular strength 
    Improved stabilisation of your spine
    Improved posture
    Rehabilitation or prevention of injuries related to muscle imbalances
    Improved physical coordination and balance
    Relaxation of your shoulders, neck and upper back
    Safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries
    Prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
    Improved concentration
    Increased body awareness
    Stress management and relaxation
  • Q:What type of Pilates classes do you offer?
  • A:BodyMindLife offers Align, Flow and Dynamic Mat Pilates classes. Check out the www.bodymindlife.com/online/live online timetable for more info.
  • Q:I’ve never practiced Pilates before. Which class should I take?
  • A:Mat Pilates Align is designed to build the foundations of your practice, gradually and safely toning the body, while increasing control, balance, precision and strength. Taught at a beginner level, classes are suitable for those who are new to the practice, clients who want to fine-tune their technique, and prenatal clients.
  • Q:I’m an experienced Pilates practitioner or Pilates teacher looking for a challenge. Are there more advanced options for me?
  • A:Yes! Mat Pilates Dynamic is an advanced class for seasoned Pilates practitioners. A challenging full body workout with quick transitions and technical movements, this is not suitable for beginners, those with injuries, or during pregnancy. Highly recommended for clients with experience in Mat Pilates Flow classes.
  • Q:Can I practice Mat Pilates while I am pregnant?
  • A:Yes, if you have been given the OK to practice from your doctor, Pilates can be an amazing way to prepare your body for birth and postpartum. We highly recommend avoiding deep twists and strenuous core work. Please listen to your body and, if something feels uncomfortable or unsafe, don’t do it.
  • Q:Can I practice Mat Pilates while I am injured?
  • A:If you have been given the OK to practice from your doctor. Please be aware that classes are not specifically designed for injury rehabilitation
  • Q:Can my child practice online classes?
  • A:Our Kids Yoga series is suitable for children of various ages with adult supervision. Please see class descriptions for more information.
  • Q:I’m an experienced Pilates practitioner. Which class should I take?
  • A:Mat Pilates Flow is a full body conditioning class that moves through a challenging series of exercises, incorporating functional movement patterns to tone, firm and balance your body. Created to strengthen and lengthen, improve posture and prevent injury, you’ll get the burn you know and love from the Reformer.
  • Q:Can I use my Intro Pass at any studio?
  • A:Yes! unless otherwise stated when you purchase.
  • Q:Will Pilates help my yoga practice?
  • A:Yes. Pilates will dial up your core, strengthening the deep muscles in the abdominal and obliques. It will also increase stability in your shoulders and hips, supporting your joints, and helping you to move with greater efficiency and control.
  • Q:What happens in Pilates Align classes?
  • A:Pilates Align classes roll on a nine-week cycle which you can join at any time. Designed to build your strength and flexibility gradually and safely, each week we focus on a specific part of the pilates practice moving through leg & footwork, hands in straps, feet in straps, lunges, hip disassociation I & II, lateral work & hands on bars, short & long box, arms, and hip abduction & adduction.
  • Q:Can I claim my Pilates classes through my health fund?
  • A:It depends on your fund. Please ask your teacher if they have a provider number.
  • Q:Can I practice Pilates while I am pregnant?
  • A:Pilates is an amazing way to prepare your body for birth and postpartum recovery. If you If you have had no complications and have been advised by your doctor that you are capable and healthy you are welcome to attend Prenatal Pilates classes or our Pilates Align classes throughout the duration of your pregnancy. Pilates Flow is not suitable after the first trimester. Dynamic classes are not suitable at any stage during pregnancy. If there is any concern, discomfort or uncertainty it is recommended not to participate. If you have any questions please let us know and we will put you in touch with our teachers or staff.

     
  • Q:Can I practice Pilates if I am injured?
  • A:Please check in with our reception crew and teachers before you practice. Classes are not specifically designed for those who are injured or for rehabilitation. If you are interested in private classes please email info@bodymindlife.com or give us a call on 9211 0480
  • Q:Where do I put my belongings while I practice?
  • A:Unfortunately, we are not immune to theft. Please take care of your belongings and store your items in a secure locker in the change rooms. No shoes, phones, bags or glass water bottles are allowed in the practice rooms.

    ASTEYA: The yogic philosophy of non-stealing.

    It includes; valuing peoples time, respecting other people's peace in the studio and not taking things that don't belong to you.

Passes & Memberships

  • Q:Can I claim back my Yoga and Pilates Class from my health fund?
  • A:BodyMindLife are happy to provide invoices for membership and pass payments. These invoices will display your pass/membership purchase, dates of purchase and value of purchase. The invoice will also show our ABN number, business logo and address. Currently we do not have any instructors registered with any health funds. This could be a requirement with your health fund to receive a claim back on your yoga classes.

     
  • Q:Can I suspend my membership?
  • A:Yes. Suspensions are only available for Fortnightly and Annual Memberships only.

    To suspend your membership, a completed request must be submitted via Manage Membership found on your Dashboard  at least 7 days’ in advance of your next billing date. Any membership payments during this noticed period are non-refundable. The minimum suspension term is 7 days, and the maximum suspension is 56 days annually. Once you have requested a suspension, you will receive email notification to confirm your suspension. If you do not receive this notification within 7 days’ of your suspension request please contact us as soon as possible. We are unable to backdate suspensions.
  • Q:Can I cancel my Fortnightly Membership?
  • A:If you would like to cancel your Fortnightly Membership you can request this via your online dashboard. The required notice period is 14 days’ before your next scheduled membership payment unless you joined before June 2020 the notice period is 7 days as per your contract. Any membership payments made during this notice period are non-refundable. Please keep in mind, your final membership payment is a full fortnightly payment. Please refer to the membership contract for further information. If you're planning on returning to the studio, we recommend you place your membership on suspension instead of cancelling your contract. Suspending your membership is free and you won't need to join a new contract when you return.
  • Q:I have some buddy passes. Can my friend/family book using one of my passes?
  • A:If you're an active BML member (Fortnightly or Annual Member) you will receive two Buddy Passes every 3 months. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Buddy Passes are currently on hold until we are able to increase capacity. Your passes will accumulate over this period for you to use (hopefully soon!).
  • Q:Do you offer concession rates?
  • A:

    Yes! We offer concession rates on selected passes and memberships. Eligibility for concession rates: Seniors Card, Pensioners Concession Card, Full Time Student Card and Health Care Card.  Members who are eligible for a concession rate for a membership must provide proof every twelve (12) months from joining date that they are eligible for a concession rate of membership. If you do not show your eligibility after the first 12 months of your membership your membership rate will be increased to the full rate. Concession rates are only available at the studio not online.


     
  • Q:More membership questions?
  • A:Submit a request via our contact page

    Or give us a call 9211 0178

Yoga Teacher Training

  • Q:Why should I choose Yoga Teacher Training at BodyMindLife?
  • A:If you are passionate about yoga, want to deepen your yoga practice or learn to teach.

    BodyMindLife offers one of the most respected and established training programs in Australia, with a diverse and world-class teaching team and dedicated training facilities.

    Accredited by Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance at the 200, 350 and 500 hour levels, our carefully curated courses will inspire and support your journey on the path of yoga.

    While our courses are designed to be accessible to all, numbers are strictly limited – with individual coaching and feedback provided to guide and nurture you as you develop your personal yoga practice, and build your skills and confidence as a teacher.

    Graduates are supported and encouraged within the BodyMindLife community,

    with continued opportunities for growth through mentorship and assisting programs, and workshops and trainings with acclaimed local and international teachers.
  • Q:I want to be a yoga teacher. Where do I start?
  • A:In our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, which will provide you with the knowledge and skills to teach yoga with confidence and poise, awaken a deep self-knowledge and curiosity for learning.
  • Q:Can I take the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training if I don’t want to teach?
  • A:Yes. The course will give your the opportunity to your physical practice, explore the history, philosophy and practical application of yoga, and connect with a like-minded bunch of humans.
  • Q:How full is the work load for the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training?
  • A:Eight hours each day plus an extra hour for reading and assignments.
  • Q:Should I take the full-time or part-time 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training?
  • A:Full-time and part-time courses share the same highly skilled teaching team and quality curriculum. Full-time training is a wonderful option for students who can take a month away from their regular lives. Working in a condensed format, trainees are able to focus solely on living and breathing yoga. Part-time training is perfect for students with inflexible work, family or other commitments. The course runs over a seven-month period, commencing with a week-long retreat and followed by seven weekend intensives.

     
  • Q:What qualification and accreditation will I receive from the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training?
  • A:A Certificate of Training accredited by Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance. Yoga Australia requires you to complete 350 hours of training to become a Registered Level 1 Teacher. Yoga Alliance requires you to complete 200 hours of training to become a 200 RYS Teacher.
  • Q:What accreditation do I need to teach yoga in Australia?
  • A:Most studios require a minimum 350 hour accreditation with Yoga Australia. This is the only training recognised by major health funds.
  • Q:I have completed 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. What’s next?
  • A:BodyMindLife offers a carefully curated selection of 50 hour modules. Each can be completed as a stand-alone course, or a selection can be grouped together according to your interests, to form a complete 350 or 500 hour training that will deepen your knowledge and refine your skills. See upcoming courses here.
  • Q:When can I apply for yoga teacher’s liability insurance?
  • A:When you have completed 350 hours of training you can apply for Yoga Teachers Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance through OAMPS Australia, or another insurance provider.