Hi there fantastic you,

Are you passionate about wellness?

About inspiring others to live their best lives?

About creating a future that’s focused on health instead of illness?

…Then read on, because the yoga world needs YOU!


School holidays is upon us.  Please look at your diaries and make sure everything is in order.  Make sure you have logged in everything that needs to be done, and removed those things you have overbooked.  It is easy to do.  The next yoga class here at the Studio is Saturday the 5th October – Teacher Training the next day the 6th October, Bendigo teacher training on the 8th.  Massage every day except Thursday.

TYOH OIL/ESSENTIAL OILS – Clinicians out there will know that dropper bottles are getting harder to buy (unless you are buying in big, big numbers), and droppers are getting harder to get (and more expensive).  So I am just flagging that there will be a small price increase.  I don’t know how much – but it is inevitable, and I am just flagging it to you ahead of time so you won’t be surprised.

HEMP OIL (CBD) INFORMATION SESSION. This coming Saturday, September 28 at 2pm, we are hosting a fun, free and informative studio event about our HEMP NUTRITION and supplementation  program…… the same program that many of our yogis and  friends have come along to. There is a lot of misinformation out there about hemp, marijuana, hemp oil, hemp seeds, CBD,  and the law.     If you are confused – and who wouldn’t be – please come to this session on Saturday 28th September at 2pm.  I will even make some of my famous hemp seed goodies.  Fabulous hemp dip and crackers.  I look forward to seeing you.

If you’ve ever even had a glimmer of a thought that you might like to make a career of helping others to live healthier, more positive lives, then you need to come along….more and more people realize that food and lifestyle are the keys to long-lasting positive changes.

MASSAGE.  Because there are no yoga classes, I am able to do more massages, and I am feeling young enough to do more!  Please email me yogafirst@netcon.net.au to book a time.  Any day except Thursday – yes, Saturday and Sunday bookings available.  You can have PPT, Reiki, relaxation with oils etc.  This maybe the perfect time to do something fabulous just for you!


I look forward to seeing you soon.

Love and blessings.










Good morning yogis,

SCHOLARSHIP:  As I have said to you the start of the next MASSAGE CLASS is almost on our doorstep.  Starts on the 22nd of October.  Four (or maybe more) Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm with home study.  I have offered one scholarship but have not even got one response.  Take note – Awarding the scholarship is NOT first come, first served.  It MAY be about financial need.  It MAY be about something else.  However, not even one person has applied.  Apparently you are all ready to walk forward supporting us,  as you allow us to support you.  Thank you those who have put their name down for the next school.  There are only TWO vacancies left.  www.pptmassage.com

THE HOLIDAYS:  I totally let these dates slip past and didn’t think until reminded by a mum in class.  Our last class is this Saturday, the 21st September.  Our first class in the next term will be the FIRST Saturday in October – the 5th October.   Although there won’t be any yoga classes in this time, there will be time to have a healing or massage or past life therapy with me.  Please email me to set up an appointment.  Healing Massage 1 hour $85 or a (pre-booked) pack of 5 for $400,  Past-Life therapy 2 hours $250.  No eftpos, please prepare and bring cash, or you can pre-pay via direct debit.  Make sure you email me the receipt – when I receive the receipt, we can move forward.  Direct Debit:  063 806 1019 1251  Commonwealth Bank Woodend.  The Australasian Yoga Institute.

GEELONG:  On the 20th of October I will be leading a small (morning) retreat in Restorative for a yoga centre in Pt.Cook.  A great opportunity. I have invited all of you to organise such a meeting so I can come teach with you – and this teacher (Bek Blake) has done it beautifully.  Very, very professional.  Every minute is planned and there is no guess work.  The students are already signed up.  This is the way to do it.

Organisation and discipline in all things is the mark of a truly great teacher who will go a long way, and have a fantastic business.  If you don’t know where you are going, you will never get there.  You can’t help others, teach, donate, be present in the moment –  if you can’t help yourself, or if you have no support.  Everyone needs a spiritual director.  Everyone.

The picture is of my piggy bank.  I put my 50cent pieces there and when it gets full I donate it.  I can’t donate it or use it, if I don’t fill it up.  I have a mobile phone.  It won’t work if I don’t re-charge it.  Are you re-charging yourself? Or are you running on empty?

TEACHER TRAINING AT THE STUDIO:  6th October, 2pm to 4pm..  Our next teacher training subject is “DEATH AND BEYOND”.  Please join us, and if you want, please bring a friend.  There will be NO hand-outs, and I discourage recordings.  Please bring some cave man stuff – a paper and a pen, which forces you to work, to participate and remember.  Don’t just be a spectator.  Students $20 and visitors $30.


I am talking to you all.  Have a great day – a FANTASTIC day.









Please transfer all your account queries to Jacky at yogafirst@optusnet.com.au    If you want a direct answer from me, then as usual, yogafirst@netcon.net.au.    All mail to go to PO Box 14, Mt.Macedon. Vic. 3441.




SCHOOL HOLIDAYS:  Don’t forget. Our last class for this term is 10am and 12.30 restorative on the 21stSeptember.  The first class of the next term will be Saturday the 5th October.

 During the holidays I will be taking Massage clients (This is your opportunity to make an appointment to see me. Email yogafirfst@netcon.net.au), but I will not be doing yoga classes.


GRADUATE DIPLOMA MASSAGE CLASS: The students have asked for this class to be extended – they want to know more!  What a wonderful request.

At the present time, This course includes a 4week practical class (every Tuesday between 7pm and 9pm) with home study.  It will encompass PPT, and all we know to date about the endocannabinoid system,  the CerebroSpinalFluid and hypermobility and how this effects our massage.  Quite a complex class.  We will also learn how to incorporate this into other massages for instance THE INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE.

Go to www.pptmassage.comfor sign up details.  The next course will start in October/November.


MASSAGE CONSULTATIONS:   If you would like to book a massage, and Indian Head Massage/PPT, Reiki/PPT I can adapt to what you need and want. Call me.  We can explore PPT massage, EFT, and a more traditional relaxation massage with oil. The choice is up to you.  The room is dedicated to massage and a shower etc available if you need that before you back to work.  Cost for one hour: Yoga Students $85, non-members (those who don’t attend class)  $125



All on the Web Site.  Go to www.yogabeautiful.com.au for classes.

Our classes are sooo terrific.  They are such fun, so much family. Thank you girls.  I am loving them all over again.

Spring is on the way – in fact is here some days in the week.  You can come to class and get home in the light – although everything comes with challenges.  At this time of the year it is kangaroos.  If you remember even I am not immune.  My Little grey Mazda was stomped on (but I didn’t miss a class in spite of no car!)


COST: Yoga $20 per Class Or  CLASS PASS – $135 per 10 CONSECUTIVEclasses (students of the studio for 3 years or more).   New students: $165 per 10 class pass (normally $200) After 3 years as a student, the cheaper rate will apply.


UNITING CHURCH CLASSES     Next door to the Police Station, Forest Road, Woodend.

Monday:12noon FREE lunch.  The 1pm yoga will be held at the Studio in Woodend, not at the Church.  The electrical system at the church ceased to function a week or so back, and although it was repaired, still doesn’t work. I don’t like doing yoga in -5 degrees, and I think my students are more discerning (sensible) too.



DATE of the next Teacher Training:   Sunday 6thOctober 2pm to 4pm  at my home studio (37 Morris Road in Woodend.  SUBJECT: DEATH AND AFTER.  This will be a wonderful exploration. 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.  This fee applies to everyone. (Visitors are welcome – even those not yet in teacher training – $30).


BENDIGO Teacher Training classesThe Next class is the 8thOctober at 3.30pm. Crusoeden Health.  Turn at the Metricon building on the highway in Kangaroo Flat just up from Bunnings on the same side.


MOUNT MACEDON MONTHLY GET-TOGETHER:    The yoga “ladies(?) who lunch” this time attracted two guys.  They were wonderful, and added something to the group of really strong women. It was a fantastic group an great day, and was everything I hoped it would be.  Joyous. It will happen again on the Friday 18th October (diarise now)at The Mount Macedon Hotel at 12noon. (Please note, no children or grandchildren please – this is not that sort of lunch). Please make time to come.  It is a lovely venue, the view is terrific, and the food is terrific thanks to a new and inspired chef.  I look forward to meeting you there.


NEW SHEPPARTON MASTERCLASS.  Date not decided, I am waiting for the students to get together for a class.  On-line seems to be OK at the present.

WERRIBEE MASTER CLASS.  I have been asked to conduct a Restorative/Hypermobility Master Class in Werribee.  This will be held on Sunday the 20thOctober,which is the soonest we could get our diaries to align… such is life.

PARKING HOME STUDIO – 37 Morris Road, Woodend.     Please, Please – Park on white gravel in front of the studio.  I had it made especially so that it would be easier for you! If there is no room, then park in the drive-way directly opposite in front of double grey garage rolladoors. Not in front of neighbours driveways please.


REALLY HELPFUL BOOKS: ETSY, ETSY www.myyogabooks.etsy.com       I write books to help you. 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 with yoga.


HYPERMOBILITY (the course)   The new course is on the ETSY site.  www.myyogabooks.etsy.com.

Watch my FREE UTUBE CHANNEL.  It is amazing how Hypermobility and the endocannabinoid system fit together. Please watch the youtube channel, or get the hew books on ETSY.





We are your lineage.  You can pretend, you can take cheaper options, you can use all kinds of rationalization BUT WE ARE YOUR LINEAGE, your yoga family. No-one else can be.

PLEASE, PLEASE CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION.  You need to be currently registered AT THE LEVEL AT WHICH YOU ARE NOW – STUDENT OR GRADUATE for your insurance to be valid, and you will need to supply a copy of a valid registration to be insured with AON.  If you insure as a graduate when you are still a student it may cause problems if there ever was a claim – it is possible you may not be insured because you didn’t tell the truth about your qualification.    You also need to forward a current first aidcertificate with your application and CPE when necessary.

Please check your insurance requirements – keep up to date. We have moved to AON insurance.  You will be able to insure on-line BUT you will need a current (student or graduate) Registration to prove you are a member with us to get the advantages that a big firm like AON can offer.

Being part of your school, of your lineage, gives you Power: because you know you have gone the distance, Authority:  you have the confidence to move forward in your own direction, Freedom:  Nothing else is needed, nothing stands between you and the path you have chosen.


CPE:  To bring us in line with INTERNATIONAL requirements rather than just Australian, we will only be requiring you to do your CPE every 3 years, do it round about the same time you do your first aid which is also a 3 year requirement.


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.HYPERMOBILITY – The Course…. A certificate course.  If you teach yoga, you need this.  No excuses.


MODULE DRAWINGS, DOWNLOADS. You will notice on the bottom of every assessment there is a reminder that drawings need to be done, and in your own hand, and downloads of any kind will not be marked.  Every page needs to have your name, module number, and page number.


EMAIL/POST:  Please use the email address  yogafirst@optusnet.com.au  for anything to do with accounts,  or the usual yogafirst@netcon.net.au. 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   Jahne…….

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