Be of service to your studentsAn opportunity for new and evolving yoga teachers to be supported through the ongoing process of living and sharing yoga
Yoga Teacher Mentoring with Rachel Nokes
Rachel 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
Are you ready to take your teaching to the next level?
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?
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. The practice may include Āsana, Prānāyāma, Dhāranā (meditation), Mudra and Mantra.
Are you hungry to know more about the yogic texts that underpin yoga in our modern world?
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.
As a yoga teacher you’d like be supported to grow and expand with a weekly mentoring session. These can be used to keep you inspired, work through barriers to teaching and help you to address with confidence issues that can arise when teaching. I will hold sacred space for you, share resources and tools that i’ve developed over the past 10 years of teaching that will leave you feeling supported and empowered in teaching your yoga.
Areas of specialisation:
- Chanting/ Mantra
- Theming classes
- Yoga sutras & Bhagavad Gita
- Theraputic Yoga
- Developing courses, workshops and retreat offerings
- Teaching privates and 1;1 sessions
- Heartfelt business and program development
- Building your offerings – courses, classes & privates
- Weekly mentoring sessions via zoom
- A recording of your session
- Feed back between sessions on projects you are working on
- Access to resources discussed in your sessions
Investment; $999 (Facilitated over a maximum of 12 weeks)
Gather – Monthly circle for yoga teachers
You are invited to the first of a series of circles in 2019 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
18th Janurary 11am – 1pm
8th Feburary 1pm – 3pm
22nd March 11am – 1pm
26th April 11am – 1pm
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