500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

“Oh, the places you’ll go!” –  Dr. Seuss

Are you ready dive deeper into your yoga journey?

BodyMindLife offers one of the most respected and diverse 500 Hour Teacher Training programs in the world.

All our Yoga Teacher Training courses are 100% accredited by Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia.

How it works

To achieve your 500 Hour certification at BodyMindLife you’ll need to complete three separate 50 Hour Trainings. These are made up of two core modules and one elective which you can choose from five different options.

You can sign up for your 500 Hour Teacher Training once you’ve completed your 350 Hour certification with BodyMindLife or another school registered with the Yoga Alliance.

Our flexible modules take place at different times each year so you can learn at your own pace and train over time, or opt for a more immersive experience and take a six-month pathway.

Why go on this journey with us?

“Yoga is a state of mind – it’s not just a practice, it is a vast and time proven pathway for holistic healing, well-being, and preventative health.” – Phil Goodwin, founder of BodyMindLife.

BodyMindLife opened its doors in 2002 and has taught more than a million students in classes across our four studios in Surry Hills, Potts Point, Bondi Beach and Redfern.

We’ve created a series of comprehensive, immersive Yoga Teacher Training modules where you’ll live and breathe yoga, and leave feeling inspired and empowered to teach safe, intelligent and creative sequences to all levels.

Our transformative courses will take you on a personal journey where you’ll continue to learn how to truly live your yoga beyond the mat. You’ll learn from our most senior teachers Kat Clayton and Noelle Connolly, and study with a host of local and international experts in specialist subjects along with our founder and owner Phil Goodwin who bring thousands of hours of training and decades of teaching experience.

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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.

Core Modules

We’ve developed two core modules to deepen your practice and skills as a yoga teacher, and build your confidence in verbal cues, asana alignment, hands-on assists and clever sequencing.

The Art of Alignment and Assists

We all know that our practice on the mat is taken to new heights when we’re given a safe, physical assist or subtle guidance on proper alignment and technique. It’s an art but one that can be learned!

16th – 18th March 2018

Practical Teaching Yoga Skills

Discover your authentic voice and take your teaching style to the next level! This course has been created to help you discover which areas you can improve on and will give you the opportunity to have a more intimate, advanced conversation with yourself as a teacher, and your students.

12th – 27th May 2018

Elective Modules

You can choose from one of the options below.

Introduction to Yoga Therapy

In today’s modern world, yoga teachers often encounter students with imbalances – from back and disc problems to scoliosis, headaches, anxiety, depression and stress. This causes teaches you the common causes of conditions and how they affect our structural, emotional, mental and spiritual health, and how to create safe and effective yoga practices to restore balance.

29th June – 15th July

Super Sequencing

Explore how to create intelligent, safe and creative flows and learn wave sequencing, how to theme and build towards peak poses, and develop your own advanced asana poses with the assists that accompany them. This fun, practical and powerful intensive will transform what you know about creating a yoga practice.

15th – 23rd September 2018

Embodying Philosophy & Theming

Explore the heart yoga drawing from the classical texts and discusses The Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras – exploring their relevance and application as a teacher and student in the modern world. Through these philosophical teachings, discussions, practices, contemplations and more, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of yourself and how to connect with your students and your own yoga practice.

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Advanced Assisting and Energetics

Fall in love with Vinyasa again and learn how teaching the practice can be a creative outlet to channel your unique passion and voice.

Hosted by guest international teacher Simon Park, the focus of this immersion is to move away from scripted teaching toward creative and informed artistry, while becoming absolutely present with your students.

11th – 15th April
  • I felt like the impossible was made possible.

    Graduate Teacher

  • Inspiring and educational. A Yoga Teacher Training at the highest level!

    Graduate Teacher

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

    Graduate Teacher

After the courses – what’s next?

When you sign up for a BodyMindLife Yoga Teacher Training, you’ll join a tribe of like-minded yogis and have the opportunity to further your learning with a number of events, community activities and special classes.

We’re passionate about supporting our graduates to find work – whether that’s with us or at other studios or places. Many of our past students have gone on to teach at BodyMindLife and we encourage all students to sign up for our weekly community classes to get started.

Once you’ve achieved your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training you’ll have access to special discounts and other 50 Hour modules, workshops and events that we host with some of the world’s best international teachers.

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