Hi there Yogis,

Another beautiful day in “paradise”.  I am sooo busy.  

THE CLERICAL STOLE:  I have almost finished the clerical stole – and it will be delivered on Saturday!  I will feel lonely without it.  Once it has been delivered I will be able to show you a photograph.

I feel very justified in doing it all by hand.  It has taken many many hours to complete the task when it would have been much speedier to have whipped it up on the machine and added a few gold lame odds and ends as was suggested to me.  This is a very symbolic item, and will get more beautiful as it ages I am sure.  I am hoping I get asked to do another now that I know the method better.  If you want a stole to wear when you are being a CCP, visiting the sick and dying, or you are Ministering to others maybe as a funeral celebrant….  or want to give a gift to your Church, then this may be an idea.

BEARS:  Christmas is coming and if any of you belong to service clubs, or need bears to hand out to children or needy families, please let me know.  I do have small bears which would be perfect for this task.  Email me to make a time to collect a bundle of bears for under your tree. yogafirst2@bigpond.com.

YOGA (and YOGA FOR DISABILITIES):  I teach three classes a week at Windarring (a facility for the disabled, and profoundly disabled), and have determined that I will do the CERT IV in DISABILITY so that I can be more effective in my understanding and teaching, understand the implications of NDIS –  and then TEACH YOU BABIES WHAT I KNOW.  Because of privacy I can’t show you photographs in the newsletter, but will get permission for our course.

This style of yoga is not just for people who are marginally disabled, but also how to teach those who are profoundly disabled – those people who are consigned to a wheelchair and need to be cared for, for their entire life.  I am having some fantastic wins, and management are sitting up and noticing.  Where yoga was dismissed as a “distraction” and maybe a time waster when I first started, every week I have more and more people come in to join the class, and more carers actually helping and doing.  It is very rewarding when you see real progress even in a short time.  And we have FUN.

When your ordinary yoga classes are diminishing I can tell you categorically that the number of people who are registered with the NDIS, and the number of teachers required in disability is going to snowball (I am sure that you have seen this in the news).  There is no-one who is teaching you how to manage this new opportunity, and I plan to.  It is more complex than you realise.  Luckily I have great support from the Management of Windarring and the Tafe College I am working with.  It is not easy, and I will have to be very disciplined to see the course through.  As you know,  I have many calls on my time already.  


STUDIO YOGA CLASS TIMES (yogabeautiful.com.au)
Fees FROM 3rd October (new term) $220 per term. (The Term – 3rd October until the week starting the 12th December only 5 weeks to go to the end of term – we are half way through.

Monday –  1pm class,  2.15 class as usual. ZOOM FREE BACH FLOWERS STUDY 6.30pm 
Don’t forget the free lunch at the Uniting Church in Forest St next to the Police Station. 12.30 Mondays.
Tuesday 9.30 and 1.30 Jahne Teaching at Windarring  
Wednesday 1pm Restorative (no teacher training today)
THURSDAY – Windarring at 1.30 – Goodbye free day!!

MONTHLY YOGA LUNCH – THIS COMING THURSDAY.   – 12 noon at the Victoria Hotel in Woodend,  ALL WELCOME –  our LAST for the year 24th November.  Diarise NOW.  If you haven’t been before, please make time for this one.

  2.15 Hatha yoga as usual.

WEEKEND ART CLASS (CHANGE TO SATURDAY, NOT SUNDAY…).  FULL – the next class will probably start in January – watch this space.

HERBAL DISCOVERY CLASS I will be holding these because the herbs are flourishing and fabulous and I want you all to know them, and know how to use them.  You can add to food, make your own pharmacy, and save money – who doesn’t want this?  Please respond.   I WILL DO THEM “AD HOC”  AND INVITE ONLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE RESPONDED AND DIRECTLY (even if there is only ONE student) – No group call out.  

I need you to respond if you are interested – if not, I will spend the time in the garden myself, just me and the garden spirits.

See you at the Studio.