Dear Yogis,

Although the weather was cold here, I now have my little wood heater, and I feel like a “real person”.  I don’t know why it has made such a big difference, but it has.  The house feels different.  I don’t come home to an empty house anymore – I have a wood stove!  A warm being in the centre of the house.

I don’t know how your day is progressing, but I have taken care of the emails, am now speaking to you, and then the ID for this evenings zoom will out.  The topic for tonite? SUFFERING.  I know you are yogis, and you know how to deal with suffering, but do you?  Or do you get trapped.  First we have to know what is ACTUALLY causing the suffering before we can know how to change.  If you want to come to this FREE class and I haven’t sent you an invite by lunch time, please email me – yogafirst@netcon.net.au.  Once I start my yoga classes for the afternoon I won’t have time for anything else.

VIOLETS:  

It is violet time, and they are a flower that just love to be picked and eaten.  Over the years I have been planting, and they have been spreading.  Now I just let them do their own thing.  I make sure they are well watered in the summer, and receive mulch and fertiliser, but no more than that.  They repay me a thousand fold.

I do not look after them as well as I should, but even with this benevolent neglect they always carpet the garden with their gorgeous flowers and rich purple fragrance.  Even when I am sugaring I am aware of the beautiful aura of the flowers surrounding me.

I have been picking, and sugaring them and the leaves (which I always use as a salad green too) so I can keep some of this joy for later.   I will also be making a violet Flower Remedy today – We usually get a little sunshine about noon, and it is shaping up for that.  Violet is for those sensitive,  tender people who hold themselves back for fear of being or feeling unloved or misunderstood.   I will be teaching “what to do with flowers, especially violets”  on Tuesday at the herbal Workshop at 7.30.

By the way – I have had a request to ship fresh herb material, but I am loathe to do that, there are so many variables.  But sending you Bach Flower Remedies is just perfect.  I can take the flowers when they are perfect and make the remedy immediately, suspend the energy in the mix, and you get it in double quick time.  PERFECT.

YOU COULD DO THE BACH FLOWER THERAPIES COURSE, AND TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE FOR YOURSELF… This week I will be looking at the course and re-instating its real price.  Right now you can get trained in this beautiful herbal practice for a very economical price…  Just because it is not expensive, does not mean it isn’t “useful” – able to be used…

 

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Go to WWW.MYYOGABOOKS.ETSY.COM and enrolled today

 

CURRENT STUDIO/ZOOM SCHEDULE: (Studio Yoga – Mondays at 1pm are Full)  (PLEASE BOOK AHEAD – NO YOGA STUDIO DROP-INS, sorry)

ZOOM: Mon. 6.30 FREE OF CHARGE Teacher Training, Tues. Herb workshop 7.30 ($50 per month – part of the Bach Therapist Course), Friday 6.45 Tarot –  $50 for 4 Friday classes.
STUDIO YOGA:Mon. 1pm (full) 2.15pm, Wed. 1pm Restorative(vacancy for July only), 2.15pm  Friday 1pm, 2.15 Hatha. (Possible Sat.10am Hatha)

CONSULTATIONS: Tarot/Bach/QHHT HYPNOTHERAPY, Bowen or a combo – by appointment only.  $85 including remedy (including postage if zooming)  Past-Life (QHHT taught by Dolores Cannon) $250 via email or in the studio.  The reading includes Time, date, place of the prior life. To discuss,  email  yogafirst@netcon.net.au

MONTHLY LUNCHEON:   Thursday 30th June at 12noon at “The Vic” in Woodend (If you are running a bit late, relax, it’s OK – drop in for dessert.  We have the meeting room, so it is separate and quieter).  Please let me know if you can join us.  We will post an invite closer to the day.   RSVP PLEASE

WEEKLY MEETINGS:  We have free Teacher Training zoomed on Mondays 6.30pm, and we began our yoga teacher asana class/meeting in the studio WHICH WE HAVE ORGANISED FOR EVERY SECOND SUNDAY BETWEEN 2 and 3pm.  NEXT STUDIO TEACHER TRAINING CLASS Sunday 3RD JULY.

 

I WILL SEE YOU ON THE MAT (or zoom).

NAMASTE – JAHNE

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Yogis,

The end of the week – or the beginning depending on how your working week happens....  My days are more busy and not less as I consider wood for the week,  and gardening for the season (and lots of leaves to be swept up and used on the garden – the difference between a good crop in spring and a mediocre one).  My garden relies on a thick layer of leaf mulch.  Considering I am moving into a more sustainable style of living, I thought you might me interested in this story.

Two boys and two fathers contemplating building or buying a rabbit hutch.   One boy to his father “Hey Dad, maybe we could build a rabbit hutch!” Father to son, “You mean we can buy a hutch, no reason to re-invent the wheel”.

Other father “Your reasoning holds up unless you are trying to teach your son how to use a hammer and saw. Unless you want to give your son skills he can use for his lifetime.  And maybe you are trying to teach him to build something that lasts and to take pleasure in his work. Unless you don’t mind missing those good talks a father and son get to have whilst they are working together, side by side.”  He packed up his tools. “If you don’t mind missing those things, then sure, you can just buy a hutch down at the Produce Store.”

When you find yourself thinking “It would be easier to buy such and such rather than making it,” slow down for a moment and ask yourself what is more important – to check it off your to-do list, or to use this opportunity to teach your child some new skills?”  If you choose the latter you are giving your children more than time, skills and memories – you are teaching them how to be lifelong learners.

The photo is of a “starter garden” a family sent to me.  They had moved into a new house and wanted to teach their children more about sustainable living, and began the journey with these home-made raised garden beds.  They did not buy them at Bunnings – the family made them from old fence posts, and found wood.

As a teacher of Yoga teachers (and yogis) I am always looking for LIFELONG LEARNERS.  People who come on to a zoom class and make notes instead of just sitting and looking at me – I am not an entertainer. I search for students, who think, who read, who love to learn, who can write (or type) notes, because they love to learn.  I am overjoyed when a student brings a notebook and pen into a yoga class, and makes notes about asanas.  I don’t know about you, but I always have great ideas when I am on the yoga mat.  It pays to bring a pad with me.

CURRENT STUDIO/ZOOM SCHEDULE: (Studio Yoga – Mondays at 1pm are Full)
WEEKLY STUDIO/ZOOM SCHEDULE  (PLEASE BOOK AHEAD – NO YOGA STUDIO DROP-INS, sorry)

ZOOM: Mon. 6.30 FREE OF CHARGE Teacher Training/Gita, Tues. Herb workshop 7.30 ($50 per month), Friday 6.45 Tarot –  $50 for 4 Friday classes.
STUDIO YOGA:Mon. 1pm (full) 2.15pm, Wed. 1pm Restorative(vacancy for July only), 2.15pm  Friday 1pm TODAY only, Restorative, 2.15 Hatha.

CONSULTATIONS: Tarot/Bach/QHHT HYPNOTHERAPY, Bowen or a combo – by appointment only.  $85 including remedy (including postage if zooming)  Past-Life (QHHT taught by Dolores Cannon) $250 via email or in the studio.  The reading includes Time, date, place of the prior life. To discuss,  email  yogafirst@netcon.net.au

MONTHLY LUNCHEON:   Thursday 30th June at 12noon at “The Vic” in Woodend (If you are running a bit late, relax, it’s OK – drop in for dessert.  We have the meeting room, so it is separate and quieter).  Please let me know if you can join us.  We will post an invite closer to the day.   RSVP PLEASE

WEEKLY MEETINGS:  We have free Teacher Training zoomed on Mondays 6.30pm, and we began our yoga teacher asana class/meeting in the studio WHICH WE HAVE ORGANISED FOR EVERY SECOND SUNDAY BETWEEN 2 and 3pm.  NEXT STUDIO TEACHER TRAINING CLASS Sunday 3RD JULY.

 

I WILL SEE YOU ON THE MAT (or zoom).

NAMASTE – JAHNE

Dear Yogis,

The mornings are pleasant, the afternoons are frigid even with no wind, and it is time (after my meditation) to head for the art studio, and herb storage, rather than working outside.  Yesterday morning I got the wood in, planted out some “walking onions”, and strawberries, cut some wood with my new mini-chain saw (what a blessing), and of course, swept up a few leaves.  I was back inside by 11.30….

Judging by the herb orders coming in, I think others are struggling up off the couch and noticing that maybe they are not in as good condition as they would like to be.  I love working with herbs, and it is gratifying that others are looking to these rather than turning to “big pharm”.  My orders are national and international and people are buying in threes and fours, with many repeat orders – so the herbs must be working!

I also am working on the dolls as you can see by the amount of things on my work table.  I have so many doll ideas in my head and I am actually forcing myself to finish each one before I move onto the next.  Last night whilst I was waiting for my zoom herbal students I drew the pattern for the next doll.  I know I must work out a way of conveniently storing the pattern alongside the progress photos, just in case i want to go back and do them again – or teach.  

Years ago I used to hold VERY POPULAR, “Midnite Mini-Patchwork” sessions.  People arrived about 8.30pm we had a lovely supper, and most left about 3 or 4am in the morning.  In more than a couple of classes,  the students stayed for breakfast, still sewing of course.  I am not sure students would turn up today – it seems that mothers need to be within arms reach of the children and husband day and night, although I would be up for it not having those constraints.  Champagne, pastries and chocolates were included….. The time with other crafters and yogis, in the midnite hours, was very precious. MIDNITE DOLL MAKING ANYONE?

SPEAKING OF ART,

I have been cleaning my pens.

Calligraphy ahoy!  There is always someone celebrating weddings, parties (or love letters) who wants them done in a special style and that is why I need a whole range of nib pen styles… and I like writing my own letters with a nib pen – who does nowadays, hardly anyone except me, and Sarah in Connecticut (USA) another artist in the family.

In the past cleaning my pens was a difficult job.  When I was at the Smithsonian I was taught to use sandpaper, chemicals and a tiny grinding stone to re-condition the tips.  I have discovered that if I use strong vinegar (called 8%), it is just as good, quicker, and more economical.  I was stunned by the efficiency of the vinegar which gets the stainless steel nibs almost back to mint condition.  I still grind the tips, but that is because they are well used.  No need to get new.

If there was just one or two it would not be such an issue, but I have lots, and now all I need to do is stand them in the vinegar overnight, and then just use a little hot water, soap and an old paint brush to get them back to clean.  The stainless nibs once conditioned in this way are as good as new, and the other steel nibs are stained but clean.  How easy is this!

 

CURRENT STUDIO/ZOOM SCHEDULE: (Studio Yoga – Mondays at 1pm are Full)
WEEKLY STUDIO/ZOOM SCHEDULE  (PLEASE BOOK AHEAD – NO YOGA STUDIO DROP-INS, sorry)

ZOOM: Mon. 6.30 FREE OF CHARGE Teacher Training/Gita, Tues. Herb workshop 7.30 ($50 per month), Friday 6.45 Tarot –  $50 for 4 Friday classes.
STUDIO YOGA:Mon. 1pm (full) 2.15pm, Wed. 1pm Restorative(vacancy for July only), 2.15pm  Friday 1pm, 2.15 Hatha.

CONSULTATIONS: Tarot/Bach/QHHT HYPNOTHERAPY, Bowen or a combo – by appointment only.  $85 including remedy (including postage if zooming)  Past-Life (QHHT taught by Dolores Cannon) $250 via email or in the studio.  The reading includes Time, date, place of the prior life. To discuss,  email  yogafirst@netcon.net.au

MONTHLY LUNCHEON:   Thursday 30th June at 12noon at “The Vic” in Woodend (If you are running a bit late, relax, it’s OK – drop in for dessert.  We have the meeting room, so it is separate and quieter).  Please let me know if you can join us.  We will post an invite closer to the day.   RSVP PLEASE

WEEKLY MEETINGS:  We have free Teacher Training zoomed on Mondays 6.30pm, and we began our yoga teacher asana class/meeting in the studio WHICH WE HAVE ORGANISED FOR EVERY SECOND SUNDAY BETWEEN 2 and 3pm.  NEXT STUDIO TEACHER TRAINING CLASS Sunday 3RD JULY.

 

I WILL SEE YOU ON THE MAT (or zoom).

NAMASTE – JAHNE