Teacher Mentoring


An opportunity for new and evolving yoga teachers to be supported through the ongoing process of living yoga.


Learn to teach yoga

Teacher Mentoring with Rachel Nokes

Rachel Nokes is a passionate yoga teacher who has literally lived and breathed the philosophy, practice and tradition of yoga for over ten years. She travels annually to India immersing herself not only in asana, but all limbs of yoga, Ayurveda and yoga therapy guided by her world renowned teacher, Dr N Chandrasekaran.

Rachel uses a basic framework to tailor highly personal sessions to suit your needs. She creates a non-judgmental space for your evolution and development as a teacher, using creative and reflective processes.

Whilst you will be encouraged to follow your own path of research and develop, and nurture your own teaching style – Rachel will support you in being the best and most authentic teacher you can be.

Rachel can guide you through the following areas:

  • Bridging the gap between teacher training and teaching yoga to real bodies
  • Support and evolve your personal yoga practice
  • Study of the Yoga Sutra’s and Bhagavad Gita
  • Chanting and playing the harmonium in your classes
  • How to theme your classes so you can share the sacred teachings of yoga
  • Revealing your gifts and bringing yoga to life in your unique way
  • Building a reflective practice to bring the unknown into our awareness
  • What yoga can teach us about business

Feeling stuck, uninspired or ready to take your teaching to the next stage?

Private mentoring sessions
You will meet with Rachel either face to face or skype sessions. These sessions will be structured to outline your goals and objectives and to guide you in achieving them. Rachel will suggest reading and writing assignments relevant to you interests and goals. You may be asked to record classes if you are currently teaching.

Are you feeling burnt out or has your personal practice been left behind?

Home practice
During a yoga therapy consultation Rachel will design you a personal daily yoga practice. You may like to keep a journal of your reflections for self-study. We invite you to take 1 hour a day for your practice.

Are you hungry to know more about the yogic texts that underpin yoga in our modern world?

Personal Study
You are invited to commit to home study which will support your journey as well as submitting projects over the course of the mentoring. Join our discussion groups, or spend your mentoring time discussing these ancient yet highly relevant texts.

Are you feeling anxious about teaching or would like to improve in an aspect of the art of teaching yoga?

Observing, assisting and teaching
This is your opportunity to observe all the different body types and student ages and abilities and their response to the practice. This will enhance your ability to teach every student that walks through your door. Assisting is being of service to the students who are in the class, this can be as simple as providing props, subtle verbal instructions to individuals and touch. Our way of assisting is invitational, gentle and non-invasive.

Aligned with your mentoring you will be invited to teach segments of the class and will receive feedback addressing areas of development. For example we may cover: your presence as a teacher; your voice; your ability to weave the philosophy, music, pranayama and meditation into the class to create well rounded experience for your students.

Towards the end of your mentoring program you may have an opportunity to teach a full-length class for Ray of light. Your mentor will observe and provide feedback.

Gather – Monthly circle for yoga teachers

You are invited to the first of a series of circles offering a space for teachers of the Illawarra and beyond to gather. Each circle will have a theme with an educational element. We’ll create space to share teaching and ethical dilemma’s as well as to connect with your community. All welcome. 

The intention is to create a safe space to share and grow. Lets gather together to in a supportive environment to explore what nourishes us, what challenges us and how can we support each other in sharing and being in Yoga.

We will draw on the ancient teachings to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, our personal Sadhana and our own unique expression of Yoga. We will do this through open discussion, journaling and reflection

Get in Touch

Find out more:

Contact Rachel to discuss your complimentary first session and your teaching goals further.

Accommodation is available for those living out of town who might like to stay and immerse themselves for a few days.

Address: 20 Cope Place
Bulli, NSW, 2516

Phone: 0414 585 688