Yoga Sutras Study Group




Yoga Sutras

Study Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

Tuesdays 11.30am – 1pm 

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra manages to find a way to call our attention to mental patterns within the context of a shared human experience.

In the beginning most of us see Yoga as a form of exercise but this is only a small part of a bigger picture. Perhaps you’ve felt an internal shift as a result of the practice, moments of quietness and tranquillity.

Yoga philosophy has been studied and revered for thousands of years it provides us with a way of viewing reality and ourselves that is transformational. We are offering you the chance to tap into this most ancient of sciences that has been handed down from self-realised spiritual teachers for millennia.

These teachings have personally sustained me over a decades. I lean into them heavily, especially when facing personal challenges. Sharing these wise sutras with others has been one of the most satisfying aspects of my role as a yoga teacher. While asana and other active yoga practices such as breath work are extremely valuable tools for transformation, I also respect the need to reflect deeply within and remember how my own mind can often trip up my best intentions.

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra manages to find a way to call attention to our negative mental patterns within the context of a shared human experience.The teachings are offered in a nonjudgmental, forgiving format that provides the space for us to see ourselves with clarity, unfiltered. Through our exploration and discussion, it is my hope that we can inspire each other to recognize and harness the internal power we each have to change the world by changing how we think.

Over the ten weeks we will sit together in circle to discuss and unpack theses ancient teachings. We suggest journaling in-between sessions and an experiential approach of testing out and practicing methods outlined in the primary text.

Yoga Sutra’s study group

Cost $190 

Tuesdays 11.30am – 1pm 


Rachel Nokes

Rachel is the founder and principal teacher of Ray of Light – Wollongong. She has been teaching yoga for over ten years and travels regularly to India to study both yoga and Ayurveda with her teachers. S

Rachel is passionate about bringing wisdom from the ancients into a modern context and uses this as a frame work for all of her classe, courses and trainings. Rachel’s favourite texts are the Yoga sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita. Rachel invites self enquiry, humor and chanting to explore these teachings and how they can shed light on our comtemporary lives.

Rachel leads intimate Yoga teacher trainings in Wollongong each year.