Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Wollongong and North India 2020

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

This immersive advanced Yoga teacher training will deepen your connection to Yogic wisdom. 

Expand your personal practice and hone your skills as a Yoga teacher so you can share authentically and inspire your students from your heart.

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About our Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program

Svadhaya + Authenticity

This Yoga training is for you if you are seeking to align with your highest potential and wish to share and inspire your students from an authentic space.  You’ll be guided in an intimate, safe and supportive environment where creativity, professionalism and leadership are nourished. Sharing from the theory of sadhana you will be bringing the tools and techniques of Yoga and Ayurveda into your every life, to sustain and nourish you day to day. Strengthen your faith and commitment by learning practical ways to harness your authenticity, maintaining purity in the face of yoga trends and fads, whilst creating a sustainable income doing something you not only are passionate about but are actually brilliant at.

A multidimensional journey

Why choose me to guide you through this journey? I’ve been spending years practicing and living this method and I’m really looking forward to sharing this multidimensional journey of discovery and fulfillment with you. I’ve curated this course to include only the most effective teachings and techniques that I have been blessed to receive and experience over my twenty years of practice. Along with my personal practice, I have over a decade of experience teaching yoga on trainings, international retreats, courses and workshops, plus working one to one with students is my specialty.


Leadership + Facilitation

As a leader you will tune into your unique voice so you can share and lead with confidence and humility. You will gain the skills to confidently achieve these goals as well as guide your students to live in harmony. You will hone your skills in building community; gain confidence in your role as a facilitator; grow your leadership skills, allowing you to develop excellent courses, retreats and offerings all whilst expressing your unique vision. 

You’ll receive coaching and practical experience to hone your facilitation skills so that you feel confident to hold space for others. To do so requires that you also experience being held. During our time together, you’ll spend precious time in circle with others, providing opportunities for growth and reflection. As we walk the path together inviting curiosity around our limiting beliefs we at the same time celebrate the brilliance of who we already are.

Dharma – The courage to be seen and shine


The ancient teachings offer us an incredibly powerful map to understand our internal landscape. Through the study of the ancient texts we can empower ourselves to manifest our full potential (dharma). At Ray Of Light you will hear and be inspired to learn and share in a modern and uplifting way. We value diversity, life as the great teacher and we embody trauma-informed principles in order to create a safe space for your transformation.


Ayurveda offers us rituals for living a beautiful life, in tune with your natural rhythms and embracing the cycles in planning your life and offerings. Developing a practice for longevity (sadhana) in your teaching career is essential to your wellbeing.




Brahmacarya + Sustainable teaching


What life lessons do you bring to your yoga? What did you do for work before retraining in yoga? We believe that everyone brings with them unique and important gifts and experiences which can be integrated and drawn upon in your yoga work. Doing so adds richness, professionalism and increased income potential. Learn how to do this and why it is essential for your longevity.


This is a time when women more than ever are running their own self-employed. Ray of Light will have you harness your dharma, live your highest potential by ensuring you do what you love when you go to work. Together we will explore how the ancient techniques can ensure you harness your intention, directing your energy and focus. Dream big and have your ideas come to fruition through program development and teaching one to one.


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Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Manual
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Trainee Testimonials

I feel that my understanding of yoga has deepened further than I could have anticipated. My ability to deal with every day life and the challenges it imposes, has been strengthened in the short time since I began this course through my deeper understanding of yoga and its application in the every day world. My physical practice is also getting stronger – as is the flow on effect my study has had on other members of my family. I could not have anticipated the new ideas and experiences that have come my way since starting the teacher training course.

Denise Martin

Teacher Trainee

Ray of light Bulli offers a nurturing and caring environment to study yoga teacher training. Rachel has so much wisdom and knowledge to share from yoga philosophy and she offers a course that provides you with a wide range of skills to take you on your yoga journey. These include trauma yoga, kids and teen yoga, pregnancy yoga, sankrit language skills and much much more! I loved the course so much that I am continuing further studies with her this year to delve deeper into yoga and its wisdom

Tegan Barnett

Teacher Trainee

About your mentors

Rachel Nokes

Principle teacher trainer / Yoga Therapist / Yoga Teacher / Psychotherapist / Ayurvedic Practitioner

Rachel has found her life’s purpose and she would love to inspire you to find yours. Over the past eleven years of teaching yoga Rachel has integrated her learning creating a methodical approach to Vinyasa Yoga inspired greatly by the Krishnamacharya lineage. This includes intelligent sequence design, the weaving of Yogic philosophy and real-life story telling along with chanting into the Yoga practice. Rachel loves how her students can choose from a range of Yoga tools so that the practice can really be made available to all students.

Rachel teaches the courses and workshops at her home studio in Bulli which she has created over the past 9 years with the loving support of her husband Michael. She leads retreats in Australia, Europe, Bali and India. Rachel also offers ongoing mentoring to teachers who have completed the Ray of light teacher training or those looking to continue their exploration of Yoga philosophy and teaching. She loves how the Yoga family is expanding and celebrates the rich diversity in the students who attend her courses.

Sarah Ball

Social worker, Yoga teacher, facilitator, trainer 

Sarah Ball has been teaching yoga for 15 years and practising for over 20 years. She is the founder of Body Love Yoga Australia, and is also an eating disorder and body image counsellor, trauma-sensitive yoga teacher, course developer with Off The Mat Into The World Australia, and lover of raspberries. Sarah travels regularly to teach, and spent much of 2013 coordinating a non-profit yoga studio in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She is currently completing a master of social work.

Having completed three yoga teacher trainings in diverse traditions, as well as extensive training in social justice, mental health and counselling, Sarah brings a broad range of perspectives to her work on yoga teacher trainings. Sarah specialises in facilitating rich discussions that challenge our assumptions about our role as yoga teachers, expand our awareness of the applications of yoga in diverse contexts, and refine our capacity to facilitate change on both the personal and social level. Learn more at her website. 

This advanced Yoga teacher training program is run from our boutique rainforest studio, set in the Bulli escarpment.

We are located an hour south of Sydney and 20 minutes north of Wollongong.The area boasts plentiful accommodation options and we welcome students from near and far.

Students are invited to continue in a mentoring program following completion of the advanced Yoga teacher training for ongoing support and continued professional development.

Yoga Teacher Mentoring Sessions

Did you know Rachel offers highly customised, one-on-one Yoga teacher mentoring sessions to new and evolving teachers? Discover how you can refine your skills and potently share your passion today!

Weekend Sample Schedule

6.30am – 8am Morning practice

8am – 9am Ayurvedic breakfast

9am – 11am Session 1

11.00 -11.15am Morning tea

11.15am – 1pm Session 2

1pm -2pm Ayurvedic lunch

2pm – 3.30pm Session 3

3.30pm 3.45pm Afternoon tea

3.45pm – 5.30pm Session 4


2020 Dates

11th & 12th July

8th & 9th August 

5th & 6th September

20th – 25th September – Study immersion Bali 

13th- 21st October – Study immersion North India 

28th & 29th November

11th &  12th December




  • 100 hours of yoga teacher training with experienced mentors.
  • Simple Ayurvedic seasonal breakfast, lunch and snacks during weekends.
  • Home study and practice guidelines
  • Manual, 2 text books + reading list 
  • Monthly online teachers group mentoring 
  • 3 x mentoring sessions with Rachel

5 x weekend modules 


Additional Retreat Modules 50 hours 

 Extending your study with either of these retreat experiences. You’ll be immerse in the experience of the content and spirituality of the cultures in which you are studying. 

Revealing wholeness (50 hours) 20th – 25th North Bali- teaching the whole person 1;1 study retreat in a stunning beachside location facilitated by Rachel and guest teacher Christiane Steward. Click here 

North India yogic study immersion Navatari  – (50 hours) 13th- 24th October . Study and experience the power of Mantra, Sanskrit, Nada yoga and Ayurvedic cooking during the festival time of Navaratri.  We will celebrate the strength of Dūrga and immerse ourselves in the festivities of this auspicious time. Click here 





  1. Fill in and submit the online application form (or download and send completed form to
  2. You will be notified within 10 days of your acceptance. If you dont’ hear from us it means we haven’t recieved your application so please call 0414 585 688.
  3. Pay $500 non refundable deposit once you’ve been accepted onto the course.
  4. We offer a 30 minute complimentary phone session with Rachel to discuss your application and questions regarding the course content etc.
  5. 2019 – Applications open


You will receive a certificate and hours recognised through Yoga Alliance. We are currently in the process of getting this advanced Yoga teacher training accredited with Yoga Australia.

  • A YACEP® or a qualified provider who meets the following criteria:

    • is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT®) currently registered with Yoga Alliance, or
    • has a relevant degree or certification, and/or substantial education in an area of expertise related to
      one of the YA Educational Categories, combined with substantial teaching and/or professional experience in that area.

Get in Touch


We love to hear from prospective yoga teacher trainees, so don’t hesitate to fill in the form and get in touch or give us a call.

Address: 20 Cope Place
Bulli, Wollongong NSW, 2516

Phone: 0414 585 688