About us


Rachel and Rebecca come together to offer you holistic health through the rituals of Ayurveda & Yoga

Rachel Nokes

Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. Founder, owner and principal yoga teacher of Ray of Light. 

Rachel attended her first Yoga class in London in the late 90’s and was struck by how serene the teacher was. After travelling to India on a healing journey in 2006, she knew she wanted Yoga in her life for ever. She first studied yoga teaching under the guidance of Katie Mantisas (Jivamukti Yoga) in 2006 and has continued learning ever since. She now studies in the linage of Krishnamacharya with her teacher for the past 6 years Dr N Chandrasekaran.

Rachel studied Ayurveda with Dr Rama Prasad, Mother Maya, David Frawley and returns to India annually to continue her experience and learning in Yoga and Ayurveda. She has 13 years clinical experience as a counselling therapist, a Diploma in Counselling and Group work, a Graduate Diploma in Relationship Counselling and certificates in Ayurveda lifestyle consulting, massage and pharmacy.

Rachel has started a year long teacher training in the Illawarra at Ray of light and is guest teaching Ayurveda and Yoga philosophy on teacher trainings at My Yoga Space and Everyday Sadana.

Rebecca Blackman

Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic Beauty Therapist

Rebecca teaches Yin and Vinyasa yoga. The traditional yoga practices and ancient borrowed teachings have changed her life and she loves sharing what she has learned with her students

In Ray of Light’s Ritual Room, Rebecca will soothe your skin and realign your spirit with Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga. The ancient medical system is still used in India today to bring harmony to the mind, body and spirit. Ayurveda includes supplementary treatments which have lasting holistic affects and of these, Rebecca specialise in Ayurvedic facials.

Looking to immerse yourself in Yoga & Ayurveda?

Our retreats are the perfect way to deepen your practice and discover the ‘science’ of life! We offer a range of retreat experiences both locally and overseas.

Join us on retreat!

Looking to join us for yoga classes?

Ray of Light offers regular classes, workshops, retreats and teacher training. We look forward to practicing with you.

Due to limited space in our boutique style studio and the uniquely personal experience you will receive – bookings are absolutely essential when attending our classes. You can book in via the timetabledownload the app or email Rachel direct to make your booking.

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