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Yoga Educator, Author & Artist

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Born in Paris, France, in 1967, Barbara Courtille is a Yoga Educator, Author, and Artist currently residing on Cammeraygal land in Sydney, Australia. Even though her yoga journey began in the late 1980s, it was in 2010 that a brief yet profound experience of samadhi transformed her practice, propelling her from decades of postural yoga to a newfound sense of peace discovered through meditative practices.

Motivated by this transformative encounter, Barbara sought guidance in meditation, philosophy, and devotional practices, unearthing a deeper connection to the spiritual dimensions of yoga. 

Barbara continues to enhance her spiritual connection through dedicated study and practice. Exploring yoga philosophy informs the support she offers to aspiring yoga teachers, dedicating herself wholeheartedly with devotion and kindness.



Philosophy on the Mat

An Essential Guide for Yoga Teachers

"Philosophy on the Mat" isn't just another yoga book—it's your gateway to a deeper understanding of yoga's timeless wisdom. This comprehensive guide brings together teachings from the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Tantras, Puranas, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika, all in one place, expertly distilled to provide practical insights for your classes, workshops, and retreats.

Uncover clear summaries, practical teachings, and invaluable tools to seamlessly integrate philosophy into your sessions. "Philosophy on the Mat" is designed to be practiced and taught, enriching both your offerings and your understanding of yoga.

Don't miss out on this indispensable resource—it's a must-have for every dedicated yoga teacher on a journey to enlightenment and enrichment.


Yoga Teachers Blog

Stay connected and subscribe to my blog. Dive into a world of practical philosophy, new teaching approaches, and personal practices to keep you motivated and inspired.

It's all about making your teaching more meaningful and practical, with simple, accessible methods to enhance your skills and impact your students.


This is your chance to explore fresh ideas and stay inspired. Join a community of passionate and dedicated yoga teachers and subscribe today!


Mentor & Coach for Yoga Teachers

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In the sacred tradition of yoga, wisdom is passed down directly from teacher to student, and I am here to guide you on your personal path.

As a senior teacher, I understand the nuances of the practice and the challenges that come with a teaching career. My 1:1 mentoring and coaching services are designed to provide you with strong direction and unwavering support, ensuring that you build a sustainable and fulfilling career as a yoga teacher.

I believe in making the wisdom of yoga accessible to all aspiring teachers. That's why my sessions are reasonably priced, allowing you to invest in your growth without breaking the bank. Together, we will create a tailored plan that aligns with your unique situation and goals.

Embarking on the journey of teaching yoga can be a solitary experience, but you don't have to navigate it alone. I offer more than just guidance; I provide a source of inspiration, a supportive presence, and a carefully planned path to help you thrive in your teaching journey.

Your success is my greatest joy. Let's embark on this transformative journey together, as you evolve into the confident and impactful yoga teacher you aspire to be.



I hold deep respect for the enduring and profound connection to country of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. With utmost reverence, I acknowledge the Gadigal and Cammeraygal as the traditional custodians of the land, sea, and sky on which I live and work.

In tribute to the wisdom of the Elders, both past and present, I consider it a great privilege to teach on this sacred land. My aspiration is that my work contributes to the healing and wellbeing of all.

May the words, thoughts and actions of my own life contribute in some meaningful way to the freedom and happiness for all without exception.

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