Rachael is a yoga teacher, Play School presenter, mother, and story teller. Her heart lies in the act of “creating”, across many forms, sharing stories and yoga philosophy in a playful, authentic and meaningful way.
In her 20 year career as a story-teller, she has written, directed, produced and performed in film, tv and theatre in Australia, the UK and US. She's danced on the Play School stage for thousands of ecstatic toddlers, developed engaging television for kids, and written award-winning theatre for the complex brains of teenagers.
Over the past decade, she's shared the movement and philosophy of yoga with urban yogis, explored the incredible stories of young people in remote NT, and used the creative to inspire and educate leaders in the corporate space.
Passionate about collaborating and connecting, she believes we should THRIVE, not survive. She loves the conscious act of making, and empowering people to find their joy.
Rachael’s background in movement spans 25 years, firstly as a rhythmic gymnast and later studying French physical theatre in Paris at L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier. She has completed over 800 hours of certification under the guidance of Jessica Stickler as well as the 300 hour Jivamukti, 200 hour Samadhi and 30 hour Samadhi Prenatal Teacher Trainings. Recently she completed the Maty Ezraty 100 Hour The Heart of a Teacher Yoga Teacher Training. She continues to study with beloved teacher Manorama D'Alvia, who constantly leads her down the rabbit hole of yoga philosophy in the most profound and joyous way.
Her classes are a creative exploration into the philosophy and psychology of yoga. Rachael is eternally grateful to all her teachers, especially Mary Ezraty, Manorama, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Yogeswari, Katie Manitsas, Jessica Stickler, Eileen Hall, Bianca Machliss and Katie Agnew.
Samadhi Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Jivamukti Yoga 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Samadhi 30 Hour Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training
Jivamukti 800 Hour Certified Jivamukti Teacher Training Apprenticeship Program
Maty Ezraty 100 Hour The Heart of a Teacher Yoga Teacher Training
Upcoming Events with Rachael Coopes
Pre & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training Byron Bay 2020
03rd September - 03rd September$895
This Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training empowers teachers and students to have a broader understanding of the fundamental physiological changes during the pregnancy and postnatal period, so they can empower their students to practice safely and confidently.
Embodying Philosophy & Theming ~ 50 Hour Teacher Training (October 2020)
Explore the origins of yoga and how to live the practice in today’s modern world with Rachael Coopes and Aimee Pedersen.