A very good morning yogis,

I know you probably think I am crazy (or this confirms it), but I have this overflowing sense of JOY.  That everything is where it is should be, that all is right with the world.  If I had yoga classes this morning it would be HAPPY YOGA!

I am always positive, a “cup half full” not a “cup half empty” sort of person, but here we are in the middle of a something-or-other and I still feel the same,  even better.  Why, I just feel so healthy, so joyful, and I know that these feelings are everything I need to be the healthiest I can be.  That being HAPPY FOR NO GOOD REASON is the absolute best thing you can do for your immune system. What about you?

My regime?  I do have one.  I am looking after myself…

Morning Vitamins: Half an hour before breakfast.  1g Vitamin C, zinc, B, A, ginkgo, spirulina, D, Reishi, Olive leaf extract and my oil. (yes, all of these, but use your pendulum to discover how much you should take of each, and if you should take them in the same way every day – I use my pendulum all the time)

Breakfast: I am not all the hungry in the morning and it is my sinful meal.  I have either hemp oil, garlic and toast, or manuka honey and a slice of toast, and real coffee.

Mid morning.  A teaspoon of FAULDINGS magnesium in peanut butter. (start with half a teaspoon – it tastes awful).  Make sure it is FAULDINGS from the chemist, in a small blue box.  The package hasn’t changed in years.  It has NO additives.  It is not advertised as a “Bath Salts”. It is labelled “EPSOM SALTS – Magnesium Sulphate”. Start with half teaspoon MAX.  Even less until you get used to it.

Lunch: Reishi x 1 drop, Oak essence half an hour before lunch.   Lunch:  A salad,  followed by 1 G Vitamin C,

Dinner: Reishi x 1 drop, Oak essence, olive leaf extract  half an hour before dinner.  followed by steamed vegetable, rice or pasta or.. no dessert.

Before Bed:  1g of vitamin C, magnesium, yoghurt (home made). Olive leaf extract – I make my own.  It is very strong, and I only need a couple of drops.


There it is.  Hasn’t changed much, but it does change season to season, and I have added my Reishi Spore oil,  Olive Leaf extract, and essences.

By the way, remember to use TYOH OIL on you skin.  I am hearing more and more good reports about skin condition after using it.  It won’t happen in an instant, but will happen.

Keep your good food happening, keep up your vitamins.    This is a great opportunity to do your modules.

I am painting AN ANGEL A DAY.









Good morning Students and graduates,

I have been hard at it this morning (and up to 11.30pm at night)  fielding questions from students, student teachers and clients regarding their health, what’s next, and covid19.

Is this you too?  Are you connected to your tribe, fulfilled by your work even in these difficult times, and conscious…

Personally, I love this respite from the hurry, hurry.  It is not much different to the usual holiday hiatus, except that there are no massages, and no consultation, and no popping down the street for a coffee.   The days are quiet, and I am loving it.  I am busy.  Are you?

This is our opportunity to move from YOGA TEACHER, to TRUSTED YOGA ADVISOR.  Make it part of your plan, and lay the foundations for an even more fulfilling practice when this retreat time (home-stay) is over.  This too will pass.

The trick.  Keep to your old schedule even if you are not taking or doing classes, put something in its place.

Don’t get overwhelmed by the negative news.

Look in the mirror and do your affirmation.  Whatever it is, but along the lines of – “every day in every way I get better and better”.

You are a highly gifted yoga teacher.  Don’t turn off your gift, your intuition, and please, please, stand proud.


Need help?…. go to my blog and get some hints about how to do more with less.  www.wildnweedy.blogspot.com

Or my videos “Jahne Hope-Williams YouTube”


Keep well, and fit and warm….. Namaste, Jahne



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.


GOOD MORNING FROM ME.  I am feeling well, and happy.  I hope you are too.  …. being alone is a situation I like being in, and it gives me lots of time to paint (and write newsletters and blogs, and videos, and, and, and) 



The good news story is that China is getting its citizens back to work. Not so the USA.  As Trump SAID, from his point of view, the cure seems worse than the disease, but with his citizens deciding to take no heed of the rest of the world, he has had to take action.  I had an email from a very well known cancer survivor/blogger in the USA – A lady with a huge following, who had a disco on Monday or Tuesday last, and was planning one weekly to help get people out of the doldrums!!! They just don’t pay attention.  No wonder the USA has become the Covid epicentre.



The way that I look at it… health is holistic.  You can’t just deal with one aspect.  You can’t meditate your way out of this crisis, you can’t yoga yourself out of it either… From my point of view (and I am a Bach Flower Essence fan for this reason) It’s not just what you take, it’s also what you say, think and do, and how you live which influences your immune status.. All your organs power your ‘immune system’, via the meridians. It goes without saying that lifestyle is one of the most powerful medicines for organ function. Every moment counts, much of mine in the last few days has been spent in the garden, which  is even more lovely – I have minimised the pond.  It will save me money and time.  If it wasn’t for the  STRANGELY WRAPPED GIFT, I wouldn’t have gotten around to it.

I asked for time and God has given it to me.  I call it  A STRANGELY WRAPPED GIFT.  Sometimes when we ask for a gift, it arrives and we reject it because it doesn’t come wrapped as we expect.  Let’s use this gift of TIME to dose up on lifestyle medicine! How about we swap all those things that deplete our immunity for some new habits which will activate our body’s ability to bounce back.

If you have not gone on my blog, if you don’t have an olive tree and If you would like a bottle of my home made OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT (Very strong), or to chat with me about a remedy just for you,   please email me at yogafirst@netcon.net.au.  I also made some OAK  remedy for me – I think I need strength.  What about you? I even gargle twice a day with salt, oak essence and olive leaf extract, on the basis that the virus is respiratory, and the Chinese recommend gargling (not terribly charming, and not something to do in front of the children unless everyone is doing it!)  They also recommend supplementing with Vit.C, zinc, D,  frequent hand washing, and frequent warm drinks.

ITS ALL ABOUT THE BODY CLOCK – 5-7am is detox (large intestine) time and 7-9am (stomach) is defence time. Start waking up to exercise and you get rid of toxins so you can build immunity THE FIVE TIBETANS? Follow  with a calm, slow breakfast somewhere between 7am – 9am and you will be seriously building your internal defence gut function.    I’ve been doing lifestyle medicine for decades now.  Social distance has opened up the space for change. Starting your day for health also creates wellbeing and optimism and enhances your immune system.    GO TO WWW.WILDNWEEDY.COM.AU    TO DISCOVER HOW TO START AT THE BEGINNING, DOING MORE WITH LESS.



Hello – Hello.  Depending on restrictions, our next training class starts on Saturday  the 2nd May at 2pm.  We already have pre-bookings, yes, there is room for you.  I have released a new TINY pendulum how-to booklet which you can get on etsy with a pendulum.  I am selling it at rock bottom prices so it can help you through this crisis. Everyone needs a friend, and mine is my pendulum.



Remember after 9/11,  I promised to paint and sell/distribute 1,000 ANGEL PAINTINGS?  I finished the last in January 2017.  I think it is time to take up the challenge once again, so I have vowed to paint another 1,000 ANGELS.  THE 1,000 ANGEL PROJECT (stage2) –  they are needed.  I still get reports of how my paintings are helping people through difficult times.  It is as if an angel “inhabits” each work.  As you call out to the angel and reach for the painting, the angel reaches for you.

I will put them on www.jahnehopewilliams.net for the time being.  I will get a site just for them later.

PS>  As before I will also gift some.  When you buy one, you are helping a hospital, aged care home, or a needy person get one.

When I painted my last 1,000 angels I made a public announcement which still stands — if any child 18 years of age or younger writes to me promising to never use drugs, alcohol or tobacco, I will send them an original drawing.  So far I have fulfilled many, many requests.



In the spirit of do more with less (and facing the art material shop in Woodend Closing), I have more respect for the skills I learned years ago – Making my own art materials.  The renaissance artists didn’t nip down to their local art shop.  They had to make-do, and learn how to move forward on their own.   If you want to become self-sufficient, come to my class.    Workshop:  May 23rd and 30th from 2pm to 4pm.  Please email if you are interested yogafirst@netcon.net.au   And:  www.yogabeautiful.com.au/events.





Thank you all those students who have re-registered.  Please support us as we support you.  We had someone this week who came back to us after a four year absence, and only up to module 6.  When you spread that out it is module a year.  Did we take her back?  Sure.  She really wanted to come back, registered, and signed up for the videos (it is our principle request when you have been away for a long time and I believe shows good faith).  Please reach out if you want to continue.  It is the perfect time.  What else are you going to do?  Just sit at home?  Make your time away from work, count.


MASSAGE, PAST LIFE CONSULTATIONS and YOGA WITH JAHNE….. have been discontinued until May, or whenever the Government allows us to do it within stated limits.


MONTHLY TEACHER TRAINING AT THE HOME STUDIO: (dependent on covid restrictions)

DATE of the next (proposed) Teacher Training:   Sunday 3rd 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 a Yoga 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 5th May at 3.30pm. Crusoeden Health.  Turn at the Metricon building on the highway in Kangaroo Flat just up from Bunnings on the same side.

PARKING HOME STUDIO – 37 Morris Road, Woodend. 

If you come to my home studio for yoga or massage or anything – 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. Not in front of neighbours driveways, on the road, or on nature-strips 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.


THE 3 MINUTE DOWSER.  I have written the tiny, tiny booklet and will make tiny, tiny pendulum to go with it,  so that you can take a pendulum with you wherever you go.   AND FREE POSTAGE.



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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