BATS IN THE BELFRY? Sunday (mothers day) I had a wonderful time with my daughter and her partner and some friends. Then I went and taught yoga at the Bentinck at 5pm (as one does), and then came home, had supper and started to paint. About 7.30 maybe 8pm I was startled by what I initially thought was a bird flying round in my house, but on consideration (and the way it was roosting to catch its breath) probably was a bat. Also a bat would have been able to get inside unobserved on a canvas, or under a table, but a bird would not… Bats are very lucky in Chinese culture, a sign of fortune, so I prefer to think of it this way. I eventually was able to invite the “bat” outside, undamaged. The cat was interested but had no chance.



Hi there. We are still working on the videos. You should be keeping a note of everything yoga you do. This is no exception. Keep in mind double timings – So if you watch the philosophy video for 15 minutes, that is contact hours 15 mins, and philosophy 15 minutes. Backtracking is hard.



People have been dreaming of me painting “ORBS”, actually dreaming, so the universe is helping. Thank you to those who have reported back to me… I really appreciate that affirmation of what I do.  With some extra funding I will be able to open my classes to others on a PWYC basis, and make ALL our classes economical and able to be afforded by everyone, teach teachers in their own studios…and increase out outreach into schools.  With the statistic for addictions in our communities running at 60%, there is an urgent need for what we do.

EXHIBITION AT: REDS RESTAURANT, Sunday the 27th May at 2pm.

If you can’t come, then please donate. For donations $75 and over, patrons will receive one of my silk angels ready to frame.   Go to for details.

The picture below is of “ORBS”.  Not rain, not sand on the lens… “ORBS”.  They visit me, even in my bedroom.  No sand or rain there I can tell you!



It is increasingly my focus. I am inviting you to join me. Even yoga teachers who haven’t experienced addiction need this teaching, as at the present the statistic is that 60% of the population are addicts. Hard drugs, prescribed medications, alcohol (a “biggie”), nicotine. So 6 out of 10 people standing in front of you have the possibility of being addicted. Even if you can’t see this, even if you can’t recognize what is in front of you they need special help, special understanding – people don’t wear placards saying “I am an addict – please help me!”.

Do you want to help? I will be training you to help you, to help them.  Please email me if you are interested in the next intake.


THE BIKE SHED: You may have seen this on my FACEBOOK PAGE, and in the last weeks newsletter… Please help if you can.

The BIKE SHED are aiming to fix 50 bikes for vulnerable families by the end of winter, helping break a viscous cycle and they need help on Thursday mornings.   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!



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.



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. They change quickly.


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. Just watching a DVD won’t be enough unless you actually write a report on what you watched and why you watched it – the outcome – how it changed how you do what you do.




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       6.30pm Gentle Hatha at The Bentinck  (I will continue with the 10am classes from next term if I get a class of students who will pay upfront for a term).

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


A Healing Massage with Jahne can be had between Yoga Classes (at The Bentinck) by appointment only – even on weekends.

Mon/Tue/Fri 4pm and 5pm Saturday 2.30, Sunday 4.30pm


COST: Yoga $20 per Class Or CLASS PASS – $135 per 10 CONSECUTIVE classes.  Teacher Training, etc $20     Massage: 85 per session


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.



I have had some enquiries this month and am responding here. I always take people for regression who actually have a problem to solve. Not those who are just curious. The regression has the possibility of being “difficult” it is not like being Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra. If you want to spend time with me the basic price is $285 for a three hour session. You may need a second ($250). I won’t take anyone who is on medication for anxiety or depression. It dulls the senses and makes regression difficult and the outcome uncertain. There are enough uncertainties as it is.



The next one will be on Sunday 3rd June, 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 –Next class is Tuesday 5th June 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  –  Regular classes held – please email for timetable.

Picture: Myself, Jacinta Torres-Gomez our newest graduate and Jayne Boyle her mum (also a graduate and Affiliate) at our Bendigo Class.




Why haunt libraries for information on the chakras, yamas, and other yoga philosophies relevant to the course (or The Tarot). 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 Or for the Paul Grilley DVD’s (price about to go up as the exchange rate gets more difficult). 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..


EMAIL/POST:  Please use the email address  for anything to do with accounts,  or the usual to get to me. 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 ADDRESS is 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.


Don’t forget to Register if you are teaching even if you have not graduated (especially if you have not graduated), insure and re-subscribe to the videos every 12 months.   Don’t leave these to the last minute.


Love and Blessings


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