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
Advanced Yoga Energetics April/May 2021
Join Noelle Connolly and special guest teachers Rachael Coopes, Jade Clark and Sarah Routhier for an examination of the energetic body that is both practical and poetic. Attain a deeper understanding of the Vayus, Bandhas, Breath, Chakras, and Koshas, and learn how to apply them to your practice and teaching through alignment, pranayama, sequencing, assisting and languaging.
Yoga Teacher Mentoring Program
Clarify your purpose as a yoga teacher and identify the pathway to becoming exceptional, in a mentoring program with Noelle Connolly and Rachael Coopes.
200 Hour Full Time Yoga Teacher Training Sydney July 2021
Take a deep dive into yoga in this immersive, life-changing training held in our beautiful Surry Hills studio!
Pre & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training August 2021
New mamas and expectants mamas are modern day warriors. These women, in fact all women, need to be strong both physically, mentally and emotionally, this Pre & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training harnesses that belief.
200 Hour Part Time Yoga Teacher Training August 2021
BodyMindLife offers one of the most respected and established 200…
Embodying Philosophy & Theming ~ 50 Hour TT Oct 2021
Dive deeper into the heart of yoga. The practice that goes beyond the mat. In this part-time, accredited 50 hour training led by Rachael Coopes and Aimee Pedersen, we’ll explore the philosophy of yoga and how these empowering teachings can be weaved into modern day life.