Booking

  • Q:Do I have to pre-book classes or can I just show up?
  • A:It’s possible to drop in for class but we highly recommend booking online first. Classes can book out and we don’t want you to miss a spot!
  • Q:When are classes available to book?
  • A:Online bookings open 7 days in advance.
  • Q:Is it possible to practice if I’m late for class?
  • A:Due to the nature of yoga and Pilates, late entries are not permitted. We know unexpected events crop up and Sydney traffic can be frustrating at the best of times, but turning up after the start time disrupts the flow and missing the warm-up can increase the risk of injury.

    Please note: that if another student is on standby for a class and you haven’t arrived by the start time, your spot may be given.

    We recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled class start time to give you time to check in, store your things and settle in before your class.
  • Q:What is "Notify Me"?
  • A:Notify Me is our waitlist system. You can sign up to be notified when a free spot becomes available. It’s possible to receive these notifications by text, email or both. You can update your notifications via ‘Edit Profile’ in your dashboard. The notifications are sent out to everyone who has signed up, so its first in best dressed to book the spot (don’t worry – you will only receive notifications between 5am – 11pm). You can read more on how to use Notify Me here 
  • Q:Who is the "Notify Me" system available to?
  • A:Our waitlist system is open to all Fortnightly Members, Annual Pass holders and students on 10 Class Passes.

     
  • Q:How do I see what classes I've asked to be notified about?
  • 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.
  • Q:What happens if I cancel my class outside of the 2 hour window?
  • A:Plans change! If you book into class and are unable to attend, please early-cancel at least 60 minutes before your yoga class is due to start, or 2 hours before your Pilates class.

    You can do so from your dashboard. If you fail to do so you will incur a late cancellation/no show fee (outlined below).

    Pilates Late Fee: You can cancel up to two hours before the scheduled class time. If you cancel within this two-hour window or you don’t show up for your booking, a $25.00 late fee will be charged (with the exception of 10 class pass holders and pre-paid corporate accounts who will lose a class).

    Yoga Late Fee: There is no late fee for Yoga.  If your unable to attend your yoga class please cancel from your booking as classes during peak times can book at out and other members may be waiting for a spot.

    Please read our Cancellation Policy for full policy.

New Students

  • Q:I’ve bought an Intro Pass! When does it start?
  • A:Your Intro Pass will begin from your first class booking and is valid for 28 days. Please note that Intro Passes can not be suspended, paused or extended.
  • Q:Can I buy more than one Intro Pass?
  • A:No, Intro Passes have been designed for you to trial our classes, teachers and spaces. They’re only available for new students who haven’t been to a class at BodyMindLife before. One Intro Pass per person.
  • 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 in studio at least 15 minutes before the scheduled class start time and sign in for your class at reception. Arriving early will give you enough time to store your things and settle in on your mat or reformer. 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. For Pilates, please bring a pair of socks with you.
  • Q:Can I gift an Intro Pass or Class Pass to someone else?
  • A:Yes! Just pop into the studio and we can help you out.
  • 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:How do I get to the studio and can I park?
  • A:Our studios are close to public transport. Limited metered and unmetered parking is available on surrounding streets. Be aware that parking inspectors are vigilant.
  • Q:I’ve never practiced yoga before. Which class should I take?
  • A:We highly recommend beginners and newer practitioners start with at least ten Yoga Essentials classes, regardless of fitness level. These classes help you to build your foundations gradually and safely, with a focus on instruction and alignment.
  • Q:I’m an experienced yogi. Which class should I take?
  • A:Yoga Open classes are for experienced practitioners, offering an energetic flow and creative sequencing designed to challenge and inspire both physically and mentally. Classes vary in focus and pace, from teacher to teacher.
  • 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:I’ve never practiced Pilates before. Which class should I take?
  • A:We require beginners and newer practitioners start with at least one Pilates Align class, regardless of fitness level or experience. You will learn how to use the Reformer machines and equipment, and build your foundations gradually and safely, with a focus on instruction and alignment. Please speak to your instructor before moving into a Pilates Flow class.
  • Q:I’m an experienced Pilates practitioner. Which class should I take?
  • A:Pilates Flow classes are for more experienced practitioners, moving through a challenging series of exercises that incorporate functional movement patterns to strengthen, tone and balance your body, improve posture and prevent injury.
  • Q:Can I practice Yoga while I am pregnant?
  • A:If you are past your first trimester, have had no complications and have been given the ok from your doctor. We ask that you attend at least two prenatal yoga classes to learn how to modify your practice before attending regular classes, and strongly recommend you stick to non-heated classes. If you have any questions please let us know and we will put you in touch with our highly qualified teachers.
  • 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: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:What type of yoga do you offer?
  • A:BodyMindLife offers heated and non-heated Vinyasa and Chill Flow, Progressive, Prenatal, Parents and Bubs and Yin classes. We have more than 250 classes on each week, which options for all levels!

    Check out the timetable.

    Classes vary in focus and pace, and from teacher to teacher, so we recommend you try out a variety to find the perfect fit for you.
  • 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. It also reduces inflammation, boosts energy and has the power to 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 pose your muscles contract and then relax, easing tension and relieving pain. Regular practice not only benefits your body, it’s also good for your brain. Focusing the breath maximized the flow of oxygenated blood to your head, increasing memory performance, concentration, creativity and focus.
  • Q:Do I need to bring a yoga mat or towel?
  • A:Yes, both are required for class. You can bring your own or they’re available to hire for just $2 each at reception.

    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:I’ve never practiced yoga before. Which class should I take?
  • A:We highly recommend beginners and newer practitioners start with at least ten Yoga Essentials classes, regardless of fitness level. These classes help you to build your foundations gradually and safely, with a focus on instruction and alignment.
  • Q:I’m an experienced yogi or yoga teacher looking for a challenge. Are there more advanced options for me?
  • A:Yes! Our Yoga Progressive classes are for experienced students looking to play, go deep and take their practice to another level. These sessions will invite you to experiment with arm balances, inversions and change up what you know with adventurous sequencing. Come with an open mind!
  • Q:I’m an experienced yogi. Which class should I take?
  • A:Yoga Open classes are for experienced practitioners, offering an energetic flow and creative sequencing designed to challenge and inspire both physically and mentally. Classes vary in focus and pace, from teacher to teacher.
  • 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:Can I practice Yoga while I am pregnant?
  • A:If you are past your first trimester, have had no complications and have been given the ok from your doctor. We ask that you attend at least two prenatal yoga classes to learn how to modify your practice before attending regular classes, and strongly recommend you stick to non-heated classes. If you have any questions please let us know and we will put you in touch with our highly qualified teachers.
  • 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 type of Pilates do you offer?
  • A:We practice reformer Pilates on state of the art resistance-based machines.
  • Q:What are the benefits of Pilates?
  • A:There are so many reasons to love this transformative practice! Just a few of the many benefits include - improved flexibility, Increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body), balanced muscular strength, improved stabilisation of your spine, improved posture, rehabilitation or prevention of injuries related to muscle imbalances and improved physical coordination and balance.

     

     

     
  • 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:I’m an experienced Pilates practitioner or teacher looking for a challenge. Which class should I take?
  • A:Our Pilates Flow and Dynamic classes are for more experienced practitioners. These sessions move through a challenging series of exercises that incorporate functional movement patterns to strengthen, tone and balance your body, improve posture and prevent injury.
  • 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:I’ve never practiced Pilates before. Which class should I take?
  • A:We require beginners and newer practitioners start with at least one Pilates Align class, regardless of fitness level or experience. You will learn how to use the Reformer machines and equipment, and build your foundations gradually and safely, with a focus on instruction and alignment. Please speak to your instructor before moving into a Pilates Flow class.
  • Q:I’m an experienced Pilates practitioner. Which class should I take?
  • A:Pilates Flow classes are for more experienced practitioners, moving through a challenging series of exercises that incorporate functional movement patterns to strengthen, tone and balance your body, improve posture and prevent injury.
  • 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.

    Yoga

    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.

    Pilates

    Currently we do not have any Pilates instructors registered with any health funds OR Pilates Alliance Australia. This could be a requirement with your health fund to receive a claim back on your pilates 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 membership?
  • A:Yes - once outside the contract period. The Fortnightly Membership is a minimum 8 fortnightly payments. If you would like to cancel your membership after this period please put in a cancellation request via your online dashboard. Please note: the required notice period is 7 days’ before your next scheduled membership payment. 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.
  • Q:Do you offer corporate memberships?
  • A:Yes, and we have a range of special workshop options and events for businesses. Read more here.
  • Q:Do you offer discounts for family members?
  • A:Yes. Any 2 related members living at the same address can purchase a Fortnightly Unlimited Family Membership, unmarried partners included. Each family member will receive a discount of $10 off their fortnightly membership payments.

    The memberships MUST be purchased by ONE person for all family members. Should one of the family members end their membership with us, your rate will automatically revert back to the full membership rate. This offer is only available on the Fortnightly Memberships. Speak to your studio reception for more details as this offer is not available online.
  • Q:More membership questions?
  • A:Submit a request via our contact page

    Or give us a call 9211 0480

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.