I am inspired. I am usually inspired and today is no exception. This morning I have had fantastic emails from past students who have moved through the drug experience and used it to grow and become the people they were destined to be. It is why I do what I do.
I have always swum against the tide.. it is a costly way to go from many points of view but is the only way for me. If I see something that isn’t working I have to say, even if I get threatened, and I have been, even if I get down to the breadline which is possible. The WAR ON DRUGS isn’t working and our way IS. Our way is not just working for me, but variations of it are working around the world. For reasons i don’t understand, in Australia we are not looking out, we are not taking notes. We are still doing the same old, same old, even though people can see it’s not working. You know what they say “If you keep on doing what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten!”
There you are. I have said it – THE WAR ON DRUGS ISN’T WORKING. Our way is. We use yoga, meditation, and philosophy, and move our students from people who are on the way out to PEOPLE ON THE WAY UP! It is magnificent. I don’t have enough words to tell you how satisfying it is to see the changes. The more complicated the character the more I enjoy it. There is only one requirement. The client has to want to change for themselves, not for their family, or their partner – for themselves…
I want to start seminars and post graduate classes to pass on to you the lessons I have learned, the path I am taking. If you want to see how I work, I can come to you, but it doesn’t just happen in one class… it is like a Sara Lee pastry – layer, upon layer, upon layer. Please teachers – don’t keep quiet, don’t sit on your hands. You can be part of the solution. Let me know if you would like to learn my method. I just do it – and I can show you how but you will need kindness, compassion, patience and perseverance, AND YOU WILL NEED TO BE IN LOVE WITH YOGA!
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HELLO..THIS IS THE FIRST newsletter done by me (with Step from “Green Graphics” out there in the web space in case of emergencies).
You may have seen this on my FACEBOOK PAGE.
The BIKE SHED are aiming to fix 50 bikes for vulnerable families by the end of winter, helping break a viscous cycle. They need help to achieve this.. It doesn’t require a big commitment, and most importantly, it’s all for a great cause, and could be a great opportunity to meet like-minded folk.
WHO? Everyone is welcome
WHERE? The Bike Shed, Macedon Nursery and Garden Supplies, Nursery Road, Macedon
WHEN? Thursday mornings through Autumn and Winter from 9:30am to 1:00pm and
Call Lara a call on 0424 599 168 or Bronwyn on 0409 284 141 for more info, or just show up on a Thursday morning to join in!
FOUNDATION ART SHOW
REDS RESTAURANT, Sunday the 27th May at 2pm. Mark this date in your diary.
The coming art show needs you too. This is how WE raise money to assist teaching YOGA and SPIRITUALITY to people in drug rehabilitation. It is challenging work, and mostly pro-bono (volunteer). All the money we make goes into the Foundation… PLEASE, PLEASE we need you….
WHY THE FOUNDATION?
It is simple. The government has always been reluctant to fund yoga programs, and that has a flow on effect. The amount of yoga/meditation and yoga philosophy classes that are needed and wanted by people going through rehab, cannot be supported. So we have always supported out own work. The need has never been greater. At the present time, I personally am doing 8 PRO BONO classes per week. 6 yoga, one meditation and one yoga philosophy. The fact I am not being paid is having a great POSITIVE effect on my result. The students know I am there because I believe in what I do, and they start with me ready to work hard.
We have some wonderful, wonderful patrons, but we need your help too. I want to widen our scope. More FREE classes for more people recovering from addictions. HOW TO HELP? Come to our exhibitions, buy from ETSY, take our programs. Everything we make through the institute goes to help.. You can help, you can make our work possible.
Why Register with THE AUSTRALASIAN YOGA INSTITUTE?
You trained with us, you are a part of our lineage (or we are a part of yours), Registration supports this. PLEASE, PLEASE CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION. You need to be currently registered for your insurance to be valid, and you will need to supply a copy of a valid registration to be insured. Please check your insurance requirements – keep up to date. The day creeps up on you…
REGISTRATION – CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT.
We have fallen in line with other organisations and ask people who are registered with us and wish to re-register to do at least one short course in the year as a continuing education requirement. You need to keep up. You can do one of my little courses on ETSY, or someone else’s, doesn’t have to be onerous, just something to keep you on your academic toes so to speak.
When you apply to re-register, please send details of the course you have done in the previous year.
YOGA WITH JAHNE…..
CLASS TIMES – all classes $20
MONDAY 11.30 Northcote with Ling (Gentle Hatha) Not open public hols. 6.30pm Hatha with Nic at The Bentinck
TUESDAY 10 am ZEN Restorative with Jahne at Home Studio 6.30pm Gentle Hatha at The Bentinck
WED. 12.30 Trainee Teachers class at The Home Studio ($20) 5.30pm Gentle Restorative at The Bentinck 6.30pm Hatha at The Bentinck
FRIDAY 6.30pm FREE COMMUNITY MEDITATION CLASS. Meditation/Relaxation at The Bentinck, Rugs, cushions, mats provided.
SAT. 10am Hatha at The Bentinck. 12.30 Restorative at Home Studio
SUNDAY 5pm at the Bentinck
MASSAGE: A Healing Massage with Jahne can be had between Yoga Classes (at The Bentinck) by appointment only – even on weekends.
COST: Yoga $20 per Class Or CLASS PASS – $135 per 10 CONSECUTIVE classes.
Teacher Training, etc $20 Massage: 85 per session
FEEDBACK NEEDED: WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN BEING ABLE TO ACCESS A SAUNA ON THE BENTINCK SITE, A NATUROPATH, A MEDITATION ROOM, CHINESE INK PAINTING CLASSES, MORE RESTORATIVE YOGA? WE CAN DO THIS, BUT WE NEED YOUR DIRECTION. WOULD YOU PREFER PAYMENT BY DONATION, OR A STATED FEE?
AUDIOBOOKS NEEDED: for older clients (and younger) losing their sight. They probably will not cost much at the op-shop, and the recipients will be so grateful.
THE BENTINCK – on the corner of High Street and Romsey Road, Woodend.
Enter ONLY through the Romsey Road gate where you see the yoga sign.
Do not park in the front of the Bentinck. The main two story building is NOT The Yoga Centre.
HOME STUDIO – 37 Morris Road, Woodend.
Park on white gravel in front of the studio, or in the drive-way directly opposite in front of double grey garage rolladoors. Not in front of neighbours driveways please.
NORTHCOTE: 9 Langwells Pde. (near Aldi).
Ling will be taking over these classes, she is our trainee yoga teacher. Plenty of parking at Aldi. FREE 2 Hour park, or All Day nearer the Police Station at the back.
SILENT RETREAT:By the time you read this I will have held the silent retreat. The response has been terrific, with people lining up for the next one. Please let me know if you want to join in. Not sure of the date. www.meditationmentor.moonfruit.com
MONTHLY TEACHER TRAINING AT THE HOME STUDIO:The next one will be on Sunday 6th May, 2pm to 4pm at my home studio (37 Morris Road in Woodend). There is no need to book. Bring writing materials, and be early. If you are teacher Training student then the cost of the afternoon is $20 (to bring it in line with yoga classes) (which applies to everyone. If you are a visitor and not formally a student teacher with us then the cost is $30 – for a 2 hour class! Come.
BENDIGO Teacher Training classes – The first Tuesday of the month. Next class is Thursday 10th May at 3.30pm Turn at the Metricon building on the highway in Kangaroo Flat. It is a traffic light intersection, just up from Bunnings. Crusoeden is the building behind Metricon building, and faces Church Street. It’s easy to find. Cost: $20 per class (to bring it in line with the cost of a yoga class) for everyone who attends – thank you. (Directors – Jayne Boyle – firstname.lastname@example.org). Regular classes held – please email for timetable.
CLASSES AT OUR AFFILIATE STUDIOS IN EUROA, LYONSVILLE, APOLLO BAY – Pease email me for details
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE SHOP AND ETSY.There is a new course – THE MEDITATION MENTOR, and new DVD just listed on ETSY Why haunt libraries for information on the chakras, yamas, and other yoga philosophies relevant to the course (or The Tarot – part of the deck below…). It is all on ETSY. We do plan to update our shop (and the prices) with the new web update, but we will never be able to offer the options and service of etsy which has millions of customers. For you who have never used ETSY please visit. It is fabulous and oh so EASY. You will find all our books, our DVD’s and CD’s on ETSY. (The Paul Grilley DVD’s are on our web site shop). Please go to www.myyogabooks.etsy.com. Or www.yogabeautiful.com.au. for the Paul Grilley DVD’s. If you are new and haven’t read about YAMAS, CHAKRAS then I have distilled them for you. Go to the Etsy site as above and have a look – especially at the new book and DVD on Hypermobility..
CONTACT? EMAIL/POST: If you do want to speak to me personally, then email, make a time suitable for both of us, and then we can chat. If you do it this way, rather than just “wing it”, you can be reasonably sure I have time, and you will get my attention. POSTAL ADDRESSis not at my home – Please address all land mail to PO Box 14, Mt.Macedon. Vic. 3441. Until you see a change written here in large letters, that is where it will be. email@example.com. ACCOUNTS:Wednesdays between 9 and 12pm firstname.lastname@example.org . TEXTnumber is 0402 088 170 – preferably leave a text or email. I will return your calls when I can – I am not a slave to either the computer or the phone, so you may find that emails or TEXT (which I always recommend) work out best. I am always as close as your email, and there are those who ring and manage to find me near the phone … Don’t forget to Register, insure and re-subscribe to the videos (every 12 months). Don’t leave these to the last minute.
By the way. The wonderful photos above were taken by one of our students FIONA MC.COY. Please contact me if you want a photo and I will pass your number along…
THE EVOLUTION OF HEALTH AND FITNESS with ZEN YOGA STRETCH.
GOOD DAY, This is the first newsletter written and sent out by me, so really anything could happen. It will be new to me so be patient.
Our Sunday SILENT RETREAT was fabulous, though short on attendance, but that is getting to be “normal”. There is so much more in the everyday that students think is more important than learning about themselves. We will hold another as this was quite lovely – enlightening even, and we have had enquiries to hold more. Next time I will give you a few optional dates so you can make plans.
ZEN YOGA STRETCH – Yoga plus Moving meditation and deep stretching.
Zen Yoga Stretch originated by Jahne through her experience with 50 years of yoga and studies in Zen and Shaolin Zen Kung Fu, and is composed of soft, flowing movements designed to stimulate the acupuncture meridians and their associated organs. By combining visualisations, breathing patterns and physical movements, this is a highly effective, preventative health discipline, not to mention a fun routine. This has been evolving – it is not a change, just something to work towards.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6.30pm and Saturday mornings at 10am at the Bentinck in Woodend. This really is the “Fountain of Youth”.
Cost: $20 per class or $135 for 10 CONSECUTIVE classes.
OR $210 for AN UNLIMITED MONTHLY CLASS PASS.
Monday: 6.30pm Yoga with Nic
Tuesday: 10am Restore at the Studio and 6.30pm Zen Yoga at Bentinck
Wednesday: 5.30pm Restorative Yoga, 6.30pm Zen Yoga
Friday: FREE MEDITATION CLASS 6.30
Saturday: 10am Zen Yoga and 12.30 Restorative at Home Studio
Sunday: 5pm Zen Yoga
Join Jahne, the creator of ZEN YOGA STRETCH – Yoga Moving Meditation. A full 60 minute stretch program. WE USED TO CALL IT GENERAL YOGA, BUT IT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. Relax and stretch in a strong but gentle routine. With less stress in your mind, and less tension in your body – you can’t help but have a great day, a great life! We need reasonable FLEXIBILITY, a good RANGE OF MOTION, and MUSCULAR STABILITY.
Class requirement- comfortable clothing to move in, and a mind and body ready for change.
Stable posture moved by strong flexible muscles around smooth and pliable joints means you will enjoy a younger, stronger, more energetic and alert, you.
Join us this week… These classes are suitable for any fitness or flexibility. It is about where your mind is as much as where your body is. Eat, Move, breathe and LIVE – wonderfully…… The first steps towards your fantastic new life. No need to book, no need to bring anything except you. Join us.
The cost of the class for everyone is $20 per class, or $135 for 10 CONSECUTIVE classes. If you commit to a weekly class, then you have to admit the cost is minimal.
LECTURE SERIES. DRUGS, YOGA and SPIRITUALITY:
In the coming months I will be holding a lecture series based on my 50 years of yoga, and 10 years working in the Drug Rehabilitation community. If you are interested in coming to these lectures please indicate your interest by emailing me at email@example.com. We will be looking at how yoga, body work, relaxation, meditation, and nutrition impacts drug recovery. Makes real recovery possible.
ART SHOW – “THE ANGELS AMONG US”
On the 27th of May Jahne will be exhibiting at REDS Restaurant in Woodend. From 2pm to 4pm in order to raise funds for The GitaJaia Yoga Foundation – and this year, monies raised will go towards helping teach yoga to people in recovery from addiction and life trauma. It is life saving and life affirming. It works. For details go to www.foundation.moonfruit.com
The picture below is the first of the painting in progress. I took a number of my angel paintings (it wasn’t easy taking a scissor to my work), cut them into quilt-like squares and then worked them into a painting. It was heart rending taking the scissors to my work, But I think they look even more amazing now. Wait until you see them… If you like Klimt, shamanic images, angels metaphysical images, you will especially like these works.