"Bodies feed on sound. Sonic waves on inner waters
Nourish every nerve, Vibration strengthens bones.
Ecstatic undulations await you."
Vijñana Bhairava Tantra Translated by Lorin Roache
Advanced online teaching immersion
Sound practices offer us the opportunity to use our voice to uplift our minds, nourish our cells with vibration, and bring focus and clarity. The great Sage Patañjali offers us Yoga for the mind, Āyurveda for the body and Sanskrit and chanting to purify our ability to communicate. So we can align thought, word and deed so that we say what we mean and mean what we say.
You will experience traditional mantra yoga techniques, the devotional practice of chanting and philosophy. This course teaches practical, transferable skills and mentors you personally. We draw from traditional Yogic wisdom based study, supporting you to develop your knowledge through theoretical understanding and practice. We support you to lead from your heart and be confident in your skills and express yourself and the ancient teachings in your classes and courses.
What our students say
"Rachel is able to create the same Bhavana, feeling, quality of experience online as she does in person. I have been a student of Rachel over several years and completed my teacher training with her in person as well. I have participated in her live online classes as well as her online program and one to one mentoring sessions. If you are looking to continue to go deeper into your yoga practice in safe experienced trauma informed hands, then I highly recommend Rachel’s offerings to you. As a teacher or a practitioner having her loving guidance and wealth of knowledge to support you on your path is an invaluable resource. Thank you Rachel"
Victoria Gallovich Clinical psychologist & Yoga teacher
THE WONDER OF SANSKRIT
This fun module will inspire you to keep the Sanskrit language alive for yourself and your students. Revise your connection to the ancient language of Yoga. You will learn to chant the vowels that symbolise the twelves phases of the moon and the consonants as a personal practice. Gain a deeper understanding of the importance of specificity, including mouth positions and aspiration. Experience beautiful ways in which you can bring sound practices using the alphabet into your classes if you choose.
THE YOGA SŪTRAS OF PATAÑJALI
We will chant and unpack the Yoga sūtras that guide us in using mantra yoga practices including devotion, dhārana (meditation), mantra Japa and visualisation. Increase confidence and be inspired to integrate the knowledge of the sūtras to guide your journey and teaching. Rachel brings this text alive making it applicable and inspiring your personal practice and teaching.
In this module, you will experience toning and projection techniques to build confidence whilst teaching, reading and chanting. As a leader, you will tune into your unique voice so you can share and lead with confidence and humility. We will explore the effects and application of sound and mantra in Yoga. Learn the seven notes of classical Indian music, explore how to use singing bowls and other percussion instruments, and music as a way of bringing Nāda Yoga as a well-thought-out layer into your Yoga classes, retreats and workshops.
APPLICATION OF MANTRA YOGA
You will experience and learn how mantra yoga is an intrinsic part of āsana, prānāyāma and dhārana (meditation). The intention is to build your creativity, increase your confidence in your voice. We will engage in practice design and explore the application of these techniques with your students in group classes and private session.
We are a YACEP® or a qualified provider through Yoga Alliance.
Rachel is a registered mentor through Yoga Australia so you are invited to apply for CPD points through this governing body.
About Rachel Nokes
Rachel Nokes is the lead teacher on the course. She is an experienced Yoga teacher and Yoga therapist, trainer, and counsellor with many years of practical experience and qualifications in these fields. Rachel has found her life’s purpose, and she would love to inspire you to find yours. Over the past eleven years of teaching, Rachel has integrated her learning to offer a methodical approach to Vinyāsa Yoga greatly inspired by the teachings of TVK Desikachar and Krishnamacharya. This includes intelligent sequence design, the weaving of Yogic philosophy and real-life storytelling, and breath practices and meditation in the Yoga practice. In addition, 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 leads retreats in Australia, Europe, Bali and India. Rachel also offers ongoing mentoring and training to teachers who have completed the Ray of light teacher training or those looking to continue their exploration of Yoga philosophy and teaching. Rachel loves how the Yoga family is expanding and celebrates the rich diversity in the students who attend her courses.
Investment Course fee $1300
Reserve your space with a $500 deposit- remaining to be paid on 1st July
Payment plan $500 + 4 x $225 fortnightly
This course includes
8 x 2hr LIVE online lectures with Rachel held twice weekly on 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th July 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
One online mentoring session to support your personal learning
Recordings and resources accessed via our online learning platform
Fill in and submit the online application form.
You will be notified within three days of your acceptance. If you don’t hear from us, we haven’t received your application, so please call 0414 585 688.
Pay a $500 non-refundable deposit once accepted onto the course.