Dear Yogis,

With Melbourne under lockdown, and Regional Victoria partially released we have a mix of zoom and studio this week.  There will be no zoom cafe today as most people are out of lock-down.

ZOOM:
Saturday 10.30 The Business of Yoga this is FREE.  Please let me know if you need an ID.
Sunday 10am, “Tibetan Book of the Dead”.  Study
Monday 6.30, Teacher Training.  “Mary Magdalen”
Tuesday 7.30, “Mary Magdalen” – The Study

STUDIO:
Friday 5.30, Hatha Yoga
Monday 1pm Hatha Yoga (full)
Wednesday 5.30, Restorative Yoga

THE COMPASSIONATE COMPANIONS PROJECT
My yoga “mafia” understands that we have been put on this planet to serve – in so many ways our schools, our studios, our teaching, our outreach – that is what we do.  Now we are taking the next step, this time off the mat and into the greater community.

“To learn how to really help those who are dying is to become fearless and responsible about our own dying, and to find in ourselves the beginnings of an unbounded compassion that we have never suspected” – Sogyal Rinpoche

Our new course (based on Buddhist and Christian principles) which you will be able complete in 12 weeks, will lead you off the mat, and into working across a broad spectrum of people and also to help animals, our furry companions.  When animals are in their last days, their family also need help, not just the animals themselves.

I believe that you will be able to work in private homes, in hospitals, in care centres, referred by funeral homes, councils and so on.  We were one of the first with yoga and we had to educate our community to the need for this wonderful discipline, and this is the same.  In this time of Covid and from hereon in, compassionate companions will be needed across the whole of the community.  People do not have to be dying to need a human presence – someone who will sit and listen.

If you would like to be a professional “Compassionate Companion”…(there will be some half scholarships), please email me in the first instance.  yogafirst@netcon.net.au.

I look forward to you joining me on this journey…..

 

Namaste Jahne (see you on the mat)