Kat Clayton and Joanne Gates will lead you through an intensive 50 hour training that will hone your ability to give safe, physical assists and alignment cues to take your students deeper into their practice and find freedom on the yoga mat!

It takes confidence and subtle understanding of energies to adjust in yoga, and this course will guide you through how to connect with your students in the best possible way. With practical lessons, you will learn how to take your students deeper into their practice and understand how to refine your own.

Dates: 16th to 18th of Nov 2018
Time: 8:30am – 5pm
Workshop & Assessments:
Saturday 8th of December 2018 12pm – 4pm

What will be covered?

  • Deepen your understanding of classical alignment to practice asana with proper technique and safe alignment.
  • Develop confidence in the yoga classroom.
  • Learn how to visually assess students and give supportive and deepening adjustments and assists.
  • Physically and energetically connect with and support students during the yoga practice.
  • Build your confidence assisting your peers and real students in BodyMindLife Open & Essentials classes.
  • Receive an in depth instructional manual, personal guidance, feedback, and coaching on your alignment.

Who is it for?

  • Yoga students who want to develop their own personal practice with attention to alignment and safety.
  • Those who are entering or have completed a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.
  • Yoga teachers who want to become more confident and aware of correct student alignment.
  • Advanced students and teachers who have completed a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Course Facilitators: Kat Clayton & Joanne Gates

Accreditation: 50 hours advanced teacher training accredited by Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia. (Includes 16 hours of Practical Hands-on Assisting outside of the training)

This is a very practical, hands on course. After the intensive 3 day weekend training, students are required to practice peer to peer assists outside of the classroom.

Following completion of your practical exam, you may bring your skills and practice assisting in the classroom. Students will complete the remaining practice hours assisting in BodyMindLife Open & Essentials classes.

Investment: $895.00 | Early Bird: $825.00 (paid in full by October 1st, 2018)

10% discount for BodyMindLife 200 Hour Teacher Training graduates.

Pricing Package and Payment Plan Options: Sign up for 350 or 500 Hour Teacher Training and receive significant discounts to regular tuition fees.

Email our Teacher Training Team at: yogatt@bodymindlife.com or call the studio on 02 9211 0457 for more information.

Kat Clayton
Senior Yoga Teacher, Teacher Training Lead Facilitator

Kat offers an engaging, challenging, fun, enthusiastic and compassionate teaching style which radiates positive energy and warmth from the moment you step into her class.

Skilfully weaving in classical alignment and mindfulness with creative dynamic sequencing and thought provoking philosophy, Kat provides a fun and challenging space for students to deepen their practice, challenge their limitations, and reconnect to body, breath, mind and heart, usually with an arm balance or two!

She draws inspiration from yogic philosophy, Eastern philosophy and Western science, and combines her deep love for learning and teaching with her passion for empowering students to focus on the skill of alignment, subtlety of breath and mindfulness. Her aim is to have her students leave the classroom feeling light, more fully alive, peaceful and connected, and to carry that out into the world.

Joanne Gates
Senior Yoga Teacher, Teacher Trainer

Jo brings her life's journey to her yoga practice and teaching. From her initial explorations in movement and her dances with gravity as a gymnast; through her studies and detailed knowledge of the body gained as a physiotherapist; to her over 1000 hours of yoga teacher training, 18+ years of practice and 11 years of teaching.

Crystallising all that she has learned and bringing it together, Jo's classes are intelligently sequenced, creative, playful, dynamic and nourishing. Jo guides you to explore the freedom and flow of movement that arises when you are grounded in alignment and strength. Journeying safely through the gateway of the body, Jo's classes guide you towards something deeper. Sprinkling the practice with philosophy and humour and linking movement to breath, Jo creates a moving meditation and an invitation into all that yoga has to offer.

Jo is part of the teacher training team at BodyMindLife and is continually inspired by the discovery, learning, unfolding and transformation that takes place over the course of each training. Always eager to dive deeper into yoga and share more, Jo also leads retreats annually in Bali and the Hunter Valley.

Jo has had many wonderful teachers and honours them for their wisdom, passion and guidance, particularly Shiva Rea, Twee Merrigan, Ana Forrest and Sinhee McCabe. She has also learned from Nicole Walsh, Baron Baptiste, Simon Borg Olivier, John Friend, Louisa Sear, Rose Baudin, Maty Ezraty, Tiffany Cruikshank, Jambo Truong, her colleagues, her students and of course her family.

Jo bows to them all, but especially to her greatest teachers in life...her husband and her two amazing children.


November 2018 Art of Alignment – 50 Hour Training

BodyMindLife Surry Hills

Date: 16th to 18th of Nov 2018
Time: 8:30am – 5pm
Workshop & Assessments:
Saturday 8th of December 2018 12pm – 4pm

Investment: $895.00 | Early Bird: $825.00 (paid in full by October 1st, 2018)

Cancellation policy

Cancellation fees apply. Check out our policy here.

Can't pay upfront in one lump sum? No problem. We have payment plans available. Contact us on email teachertraining@bodymindlife.com to discuss your options.