I have now sat two teacher trainings with Rachel, the first in 2006, and again last year. I loved it so much I'll be heading north for it again this year! She has such a depth of knowledge that there is always something new to learn from her, and many of her old students revisit to share the space again and again. It helps that as a Bhakti she has a gift for creating mind-blowingly beautiful spaces!
I love the way Rachel's trainings are presented. Yoga is such a big business these days that it is really hard to know which training to chose, and it is a big financial risk to just chose any old training. The ISHTA system teaches you about yoga, and about yourself, so that when you finish, you are confident to be a yoga teacher.
Rachel offers a really complete training where you learn not only about teaching Asana, but about true, real yoga, with none of the branded hype. You also learn about yourself. Her asana classes really focus on safe alignment which I love, and the knowledge she shares about mantra, yantra, tantra, ayurveda and philosophy is offered at a depth not generally encountered in a teacher training.
If you want to do a training up in Byron Bay, and you're not sure which one then this is the one for sure - I have been to classes with teachers from other trainings in the area and after chatting to them, I have again felt grateful for the depth of knowledge imparted in the trainings I have sat with Rachel, as I think there is something very unique and personal about the way you learn when you approach yoga from a perspective of self knowledge.