Rachael Coopes

Teacher Trainer, Yoga Teacher

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.

Rachael Coopes Qualifications:

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

Blogs featuring Rachael Coopes

What Are You Reading?

In conversation with Sarah Wilson

In Conversation with Sarah Wilson

Rachael Coopes on ‘how to live yoga beyond the mat’

Rachael Coopes on ‘how to live yoga beyond the mat’

Rachael Coopes: The Beauty of Beginners


Love your classes Rachael... you have such a beautiful spirit. Namaste xx
Emily B.
Amazing class to with two amazing teachers - thank you!
Giovanni A.
I love Rachael’s classes for the strength in sequence but mostly for her humility
Leigh H.
Loved the music and chants. I would rate this class a level 3.
Virginia M.
Thanks Rache, that was a great class, can't wait to see you soon back in class. These classes have kept me sane!
Deborah P.
I loved today's class! Even though I was at home as opposed to in the room, it felt different today - lighter and more together.I look forward to your classes each week, thank you for holding space for us all.
Tate M.
Thank you Rachael - it felt like I was right there in Bondi x
Ciara F.
So amazing Rachael! Thank you so much! ???
Derek F.
I was expecting Rachael's class and was disappointed that this is the second week in a row that Rachael was not teaching. However, I really enjoyed Vicky's class- thanks Vicky!
Debbie K.
loved it
Marisa H.
You can’t be Rachel Coopes You are Vicky Chapman. Great doing your class. Always powerful and precise. Looking forward to your live class at the studio.. Thank you very much , Lionel Wong
Lionel W.
Thanks so much! This was such a great class! ??
Derek F.

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