Embodying Philosophy & Theming

Explore the heart yoga! Led by master teachers Rachael Coopes and Aimee Pederson from BodyMindLife, you’ll study the amazing teachings of yogic philosophy and learn how to weave them into classes and life beyond the mat.

What’s covered?

Our 50 Hour trainings have been created to give you an in-depth, intensive study experience that will transform what you know about each subject and support you to build confidence and the ability to share your new learnings with others.

Over this training you will draw teachings from classical texts and discuss The Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras – exploring their relevance and application as a teacher and student in the modern world. Rachael and Aimee will take you through the key aspects of Tantric teachings, which are at the very root of what now call Hatha Yoga.

Build your confidence in weaving this very powerful philosophy into your yoga classes to connect, inspire, and deepen you and your students practice of yoga on and off the mat. The philosophical teachings, discussions, practices, contemplations and more will bring you a deeper understanding of yourself and your yoga practice.

  • Daily asana practices

  • An inspiring workbook full of resources

  • Key translations of the sutras and much more

  • Learn through embodiment practices, chanting, reflection and discussion

  • Build confidence + bring philosophical themes into your classes

  • A deepening your understanding of Yoga

You’ll be given a comprehensive Training Manual at the start of the course. It is also recommended that you have your own copies of the following compulsory texts and start reading them as soon as possible.

Tantra Illuminated – Christopher Wallis
The Essential Yoga Sutra – Geshe Michael Roche and Christie McNally
Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation – Stephen Mitchell

Who will teach you?

BodyMindLife has some of the best yoga teachers from around the world. You’ll learn from two of our most senior teachers Rachael Coopes and Aimee Pedersen.

Upcoming Intakes

October 2018

BodyMindLife Surry Hills

Friday 5th, 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 6th, 8am – 5pm
Sunday 7th, 8am – 2pm

Friday 12th, 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 13th, 8am – 5pm
Sunday 14th, 8am – 2pm

October 2018

Our studios

Our beautiful, dedicated training studios have been designed for natural light, healing and a sense of calm by architect Ferique Brown.

Based in the heart of Surry Hills, Ferique has used sacred geometry to create spaciousness and spaces that encourages our students to open up, feel safe, be energetically nourished and well.

You’ll have access to secure lockers and be able to freshen up with state-of-the-art showers and change rooms equipped with organic wash products, hair dryers and straighteners.

We also have a Yogi Lounge with hot herbal tea and wifi to connect and recharge on your own or with your fellow classmates before and after lessons, and you’ll be able to reinvigorate with the cutting edge technology of hot, cold and oxygen therapy at Vrai Health.

  • The Introduction to Yoga Philosophy took. my. breath. away. It has left me wanting to learn and absorb more yogic philosophy goodness, and I am so very grateful to have been a part of it! The amount of passion and knowledge both Rachael and Aimee brought to each weekend made it that much more special and I would recommend it to anyone.

    Graduate Teacher

  • The Introduction to Yoga Philosophy was genuinely a life changing experience. Not only did we delve deeper into yogic philosophy to develop our teachings but Aimee and Rachel made it a safe place for us to explore these ancient teachings in our own lives. They held space for us to learn in a succinct and practical way, and delivered the material with genuine passion and love, as well as a little humour! I feel so grateful to have these teachers and teachings in my life. Would recommend to all budding and experienced teachers. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Graduate Teacher

  • What an experience. If more people did this training the world would be a better place.

    Graduate Teacher


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