Booking

  • Q:What happens if I am late for class?
  • A:
    If you're late for class you won't be permitted entry. We know stuff happens - sometimes completely out of your control - but late entry disturbs the teacher and the other students, and missing the warm up could increase your risk of injury. Please also remember that if it's a Pilates class you will be charged the $25 late cancel / no show fee.


    If we have someone on standby for a spot in a class and you're not here at the start time you'll lose your spot and they'll be put in the class.
  • Q:What is "Notify Me"?
  • A:Notify Me is system that let's you 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.
  • Q:Who is the "Notify Me" system available to?
  • A:This is available for our loyal members and 10 class pass holders.
  • 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 is the cancellation window on classes?
  • A:You can cancel a class up to 2 hours before the class start time.
  • Q:What happens if I cancel outside of the 2 hour window?
  • A:If you are a pilates member and you cancel outside of the two hour window:

    If you have a 10 class or drop in pass: a class will be deducted from the pass.

    If you have a membership or Intro Pass: you'll be charged a $25 'no-show' fee.

New Students

  • Q:What happens if I cancel outside of the 2 hour window?
  • A:If you are a pilates member and you cancel outside of the two hour window:

    If you have a 10 class or drop in pass: a class will be deducted from the pass.

    If you have a membership or Intro Pass: you'll be charged a $25 'no-show' fee.
  • Q:Where are you located?
  • A:We currently have four studios located in Surry Hills, Bondi Beach, Redfern and Potts Point. You can find the exact address for each studio on our Locations page.
  • Q:What should I wear to a yoga class?
  • A:Tie back your hair and wear light, stretchy clothing that allows you to move comfortably. You may get sweaty so please bring a towel and change of clothes. Yoga mats and towels are available for hire from reception for $2 each if you do not have your own. No shoes, phones, bags or glass water bottles are allowed in the practice rooms.
  • Q:What should I wear to a pilates class?
  • A:Tie back your hair and wear light, stretchy clothing that allows you to move comfortably. Please bring a clean pair of socks. No shoes, phones, bags or glass water bottles are allowed in the practice rooms.
  • Q:What should I wear to a meditation class?
  • A:Clothing that allows you to sit comfortably plus an extra scarf or layer to keep you warm. No shoes, phones, bags or glass water bottles are allowed in the practice rooms.
  • Q:How should I prepare for class?
  • A:Drink water throughout the day and avoid eating heavily for two hours prior to class. Please arrive at the studio at least 10 minutes before class so you can check in, store your belongings in a secure locker and get set up.
  • Q:What do I do when I get to the studio?
  • A:Say hello to our friendly front desk crew, tell them your full name and let them know that it’s your first time at the studio so they can show you around.
  • Q:When does my Intro Pass start?
  • A:It will be activated on your first visit to the studio and is valid for 30 days.
  • Q:Can I gift an Intro Pass or Class Pass to someone else?
  • A:Yes!
  • Q:Can I buy or use a Gift Card?
  • A:Yes! You can buy gift cards in the studio or online through the Gift Card tab.
  • Q:Can I use my Intro Pass at any studio?
  • A:Yes.
  • Q:Can I use my Yoga Intro Pass for Pilates or Anti Gravity classes?
  • A:No. Each has a separate Intro Pass.
  • Q:Do I have to book into class?
  • A:Yes. You can check the timetable and book into class online up to an hour before class begins. Please be aware that you will be charged a no-show fee if you fail to attend. See the terms and conditions on our pricing page for information.
  • 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 I practice pilates while I am pregnant?
  • A:Yes. If you are past your first trimester, have had no complications and have been given the ok from your doctor you are welcome to attend Pilates Align classes. Pilates Flow and Dynamic classes are not suitable during pregnancy.
  • 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 while I am pregnant?
  • A:Yes. 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:Can I bring my children to the studio?
  • A:No. Unless we are running a special class or event, children under 13 are not permitted. Any children visiting the studios must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and are not permitted in the practice room. Teenagers aged 14-16 are welcome to attend class if accompanied by an adult (concession rates apply - no child pricing is available).
  • Q:Where do I put my belongings while I practice?
  • A:Please store them in a secure locker in the change rooms. No shoes, phones, bags or glass water bottles are allowed in the practice rooms.
  • Q:Do you have child-minding facilities?
  • A:No. Children are not permitted to wait in the studio while you practice.
  • Q:What happens at the end of my Intro Pass?
  • A:Ask our front desk crew about a 10 Class Pass or Membership. Sign up for before your Intro Pass is up to receive 20% off your first month of Membership. Check out our flexible options.
  • Q:Can I bring my pets to the studio?
  • A:No.

Yoga

  • Q:What is the cancellation window on classes?
  • A:You can cancel a class up to 2 hours before the class start time.
  • Q:What should I wear to a yoga class?
  • A:Tie back your hair and wear light, stretchy clothing that allows you to move comfortably. You may get sweaty so please bring a towel and change of clothes. Yoga mats and towels are available for hire from reception for $2 each if you do not have your own. No shoes, phones, bags or glass water bottles are allowed in the practice rooms.
  • Q:What type of yoga do you offer?
  • A:We practice heated and non-heated vinyasa, chill flow, yin and anti gravity yoga. You can find out about our classes and teachers on our live schedule. 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:You are welcome to bring your own mat and towel or hire them from reception for $2 each.
  • Q:How should I prepare for class?
  • A:Drink water throughout the day and avoid eating heavily for two hours prior to class. Please arrive at the studio at least 10 minutes before class so you can check in, store your belongings in a secure locker and get set up.
  • Q:Can I leave my yoga mat at the studio?
  • A: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:Do I have to book into class?
  • A:Yes. You can check the timetable and book into class online up to an hour before class begins. Please be aware that you will be charged a no-show fee if you fail to attend. See the terms and conditions on our pricing page for information.
  • Q:I’m an experienced yogi or teacher looking for a challenge. Which class should I take?
  • A:Yoga Progressive classes are for experienced practitioners and teachers. You’ll be invited to experiment with arm balances, inversions and adventurous sequencing. Come with an open mind and prepare to go deep.
  • 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 saluations, warriors, balancing poses, the triangle series, backbending, abs & inversions, and hip openers & forward bends. Find out more about our Yoga Essentials series here.
  • 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. 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 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:Can I practice while I am pregnant?
  • A:Yes. 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:Please store them in a secure locker in the change rooms. No shoes, phones, bags or glass water bottles are allowed in the practice rooms.
  • 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.

Pilates

  • Q:What happens if I am late for class?
  • A:
    If you're late for class you won't be permitted entry. We know stuff happens - sometimes completely out of your control - but late entry disturbs the teacher and the other students, and missing the warm up could increase your risk of injury. Please also remember that if it's a Pilates class you will be charged the $25 late cancel / no show fee.


    If we have someone on standby for a spot in a class and you're not here at the start time you'll lose your spot and they'll be put in the class.
  • Q:What is the cancellation window on classes?
  • A:You can cancel a class up to 2 hours before the class start time.
  • Q:What happens if I cancel outside of the 2 hour window?
  • A:If you are a pilates member and you cancel outside of the two hour window:

    If you have a 10 class or drop in pass: a class will be deducted from the pass.

    If you have a membership or Intro Pass: you'll be charged a $25 'no-show' fee.
  • 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:Practicing pilates 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 pilates 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:What should I wear to a pilates class?
  • A:Tie back your hair and wear light, stretchy clothing that allows you to move comfortably. Please bring a clean pair of socks. No shoes, phones, bags or glass water bottles are allowed in the practice rooms.
  • Q:How many people are in the classes?
  • A:Classes are limited to twelve people in Surry Hills and Potts Point, and nine people in Bondi Beach.
  • 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:How should I prepare for class?
  • A:Drink water throughout the day and avoid eating heavily for two hours prior to class. Please arrive at the studio at least 10 minutes before class so you can check in, store your belongings in a secure locker and get set up.
  • Q:I’m an experienced pilates practitioner or teacher looking for a challenge. Which class should I take?
  • A:Pilates Dynamic classes are for experienced practitioners and teachers. You’ll be invited to explore your boundaries experiment with strong and challenging exercises.
  • Q:Do I have to book into class?
  • A:Yes. You can check the timetable and book into class online up to an hour before class begins. Please be aware that you will be charged a no-show fee if you fail to attend. See the terms and conditions on our pricing page for information.
  • 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. Find out more about our Pilates Align series here.
  • 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:Yes. If you are past your first trimester, have had no complications and have been given the ok from your doctor you are welcome to attend Pilates Align classes. Pilates Flow and Dynamic classes are not suitable during pregnancy.
  • 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:Where do I put my belongings while I practice?
  • A:Please store them in a secure locker in the change rooms. No shoes, phones, bags or glass water bottles are allowed in the practice rooms.
  • Q:Can I practice pilates if I am injured?
  • A:Please check in with our front desk crew and teachers. Classes are not specifically designed for those who are injured or for rehabilitation. If you are interested in private classes please email mandy@bodymindlife.com

Passes & Memberships

  • Q:How does billing work?
  • A:Membership payments are direct-debited from your account on a fortnightly schedule from the day you sign up, or you can nominate a date that syncs with your pay cycle. After four months your account will automatically renew until you cancel it. Seven days notice is required.
  • Q:Can I pause my membership?
  • A:Yes. Please put in a suspension request via your online dashboard.

    BodyMindLife requires 3 days notice for any suspensions. The minimum suspension term is 7 days, and the maximum suspension is 56 days annually. In the first 16 weeks of your membership, the maximum suspension term is 14 days.

    Suspensions are only available for fortnightly and annual memberships.
  • Q:Can I cancel my membership?
  • A:Yes. Membership is a minimum four-month commitment. If you would like to cancel after this period please email membership@bodymindlife.com with your full name, phone number and cancellation date. We need seven days notice
  • Q:What does automatic top-up mean?
  • A:Automatic top-up means that when you run through your class pass, our system automatically stocks you back up with five or ten classes, depending on your preference.
  • Q:Do you offer discounts for family members??
  • A:Yes. For a family membership each family member will receive $10 off the cost of the fortnightly payment (eg. For the Yoga Membership each family member will pay $55 a fortnight, not $65 a fortnight). The discount applies to immediate family living in the same household and requires a four month commitment.

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.