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YOGA TEACHER TRAINING CLASSES:
What a surprise. The first surprise was that so few of you took advantage of our Teacher Training class yesterday. The same students come every time. Sure, the classes are not mandatory – but they are hugely useful. If you don’t come, if you don’t write it into your diary, you are missing out!
The second surprise is so many of you are coming back to my yoga classes at home. Certainly validates making the home studio so warm and welcoming… The Bentinck always put off repairs, but we get ours done ASAP. Talking of that. A few years ago I had a dimmer switch put on our studio lights, trouble was it never really dimmed – at a certain point it strobed! I worked around it. Electricians aren’t cheap. Last week I had a different electrician come to fix the problem. He put a fabulous new switch in, but the strobing still happened. He said he would have to go back to the drawing board. On Thursday I went for lunch with my daughter – she identified the problem immediately without seeing the switch! WRONG GLOBES! So I paid $4.30 got new DIMMABLE globes (who knew?) and the problem was fixed. If only I had known that I could have saved quite a lot of money. Now I can dim the lights for a lovely soft, meditation atmosphere.
Our Tuesday night MEDITATION MANDALA painting classes are progressing fabulously well, and we are booking for the next set of 5 classes for September. 4th September to 2nd October.
Go to www.jahnehopewilliams.com to see more, and email me to book your spot.
TUESDAYS from7pm- 9pm
COST $250 for 5 classes –
All materials will be provided. Start Date: 4th September
By the end of the class you will have a unique image to take home, and frame to put in your own meditation room. Maybe good enough, stunning enough to be an heirloom. No painting experience needed. If you are nimble enough to sign your own name, you can do these classes.
SUMII (ZEN YOGA) BRUSHPAINTING – “ONE BREATH ONE LINE”
Fridays 12.30 and 6.30pm and Saturdays at 2.30.
This is the traditional painting on rice paper, but with a twist. We will be doing it the “zen way” and painting things that can’t be painted. Love, joy, yoga, spirit, speed…etc etc. No right, no wrong, just what you can do. Your expression. We will be using traditional materials, we will be doing yoga breathing, AND A PAINTING will be the result.. Grind the ink, use the brush, paint the painting….. Sounds easy, BUT as in yoga, the foundations are everything.
TEACHING TO THE REHAB. AND RECOVERY COMMUNITY
I have had some requests for this course, and I am looking at it in light of what each student needs to move forward. That being said, it will be a very individual learning and planning. Something you would not be able to access in any other course I think. I am looking forward to passing on what I have learned, and will support these students every inch of the way. It is a hard course, but it is also a hard yoga.
I am still teaching to that community. If you know someone who needs help, would like to do yoga and can’t afford it, let them know there are FREE teachings on MONDAY at 11, then FREE LUNCH, then FREE MEDITATION (Yoga Nidra style).
THE SCHOLARSHIP: I (we – the Board) have decided that JAALA MATHEWSON is the recipient of the scholarship. From day one she has shown her dedication and love for our way of teaching. Nothing is too much trouble, nothing is too far. She will do everything she can to be the best she can. When she did Teacher Training, it was the same. She has downloaded every book, every DVD, every teaching in order to be the best she can be. This is a valuable scholarship – and congratulations Jaala – you have it. Thank you for other applicants. Try again next year – or when we can afford another.
PAINTINGS and THE FOUNDATION – NEXT MONTH, TAROT.
Our art show is on-going at RED RESTAURANT in Woodend…. we received have some donations towards the Foundation. If you are unable to come to the show, and would like to donate please direct debit any amount to The GitaJaia Yoga Foundation, Commonwealth Bank in Woodend. 063806 10200584. Any amount will help, no matter how small.
Please come to the show, please buy a painting. It all goes to The Foundation. The end of this month I will be putting up an exhibition of my tarot prints. These are the originals from the REVELATION tarot deck that has been selling around the world for the last 10 or more years. We are even included in the “Museum of Tarot” in Madrid. The images I will be showing are all for sale and will once again, raise money for the foundation. You will also be able to order the decks – which you can always do via my easy site. www.myyogabooks.etsy.com
The late Mike Belstead gave me a pendulum. Not just a pendulum, it was the only pendulum I have ever had that actually recognized me, and trembled when I held it. And when I started teaching Arrow clients, it disappeared. I bought other, but they weren’t the same. Last night, I was organizing my drawing table (something I do frequently – I can’t do mess), and bingo, there it was, right in front of me. We had a great reconnection, and it is now around my neck again. I can now consult with my friend assisting. Please… if you want a session, WE CAN DO. Even at a distance. Health, business whatever. $55 one question, $75 two questions $150 for a general life reading for people who are stuck.
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. They change quickly.
REGISTRATION – CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT.
THIS APPLIES TO EVERYONE.
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.
THE UNTING CHURCH.
This morning I spent time between classes helping clear a backlog of donated op-shop items at The Uniting Church. It may not sound like fun, but it was. If you can donate time at your local op-shop, then do. It will help you as well as The Op Shop.
YOGA WITH JAHNE…..CLASS TIMES – all STUDIO classes $20
MONDAY – FREE MIDDAY CLASSES – SEE BELOW.
MONDAY – 6.30pm Hatha at the studio
TUESDAY (NO 6.30 Yoga) 7pm now a Thangka painting Class held at The Home Studio.
WED. 12.30 Philosophy class at The Home Studio ($20)
THIS WILL BE HATHA-YOGA FROM 15th AUGUST.
5.30pm Gentle Restorative at home Studio.
6.30pm Hatha at the home Studio.
FRIDAY 6.30pm FREE COMMUNITY MEDITATION CLASS Studio
From 17th August this will be a Sumii ZEN YOGA painting class
With an earlier one on a Friday at 12.30
SAT. 9am Sumii ZEN YOGA PAINTING (60min Class), $30 per class, 10am Hatha Yoga.
2.30 Sumii ZEN YOGA PAINTING (90min class) $175 for 5 weeks.
MATERIALS FOR PAINTING CLASSES – everything provided.
Yoga $20 per Class Or CLASS PASS – $135 per 10 CONSECUTIVE classes.
This price will apply during the transition, and then will apply to long term students. New students will pay $165 per 10 class pass (normally $200) After 3 years as a student with us, the cheaper rate will apply.
UNITING CHURCH CLASSES (FREE or by donation)
Next door to the Police Station, Forest Road, Woodend.
Monday: 11am Hatha Yoga, 12noon lunch and 1pm meditation at Church.
Friday: 3pm Hatha Yoga
PARKING 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.
MONTHLY TEACHER TRAINING AT THE HOME STUDIO:
The next one will be on Sunday 2nd September, 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 7th August 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.
REALLY HELPFUL BOOKS:
ETSY, ETSY www.myyogabooks.etsy.com
I write books to help you in your course. Please download them, and then please use them in answering your modules. Please never imagine that I don’t read your modules – I do. If you misquote, I will pick it up. What will you find on ETSY? YAMAS, CHAKRAS, HYPERMOBILITY, THE FIVE TIBETANS AND TEMPLATES and more. There are lots of books there to help you in your progress to graduation. If you do your course WITHOUT reading the hypermobility books, you will find your work being questioned.
PRINTS: HIGH QUALITY Prints of my artwork will be available on etsy as soon as they are available, and on my new art web site when it comes on line.
EMAIL/POST: Please use the email address email@example.com for anything to do with accounts, or the usual firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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Love and Blessings
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