Dear Yogis,

As a yoga school, as a town (Woodend), and even as a world, things are happening thick and fast – enough that we have to think about our position.  We have a new fitness destination opening in the town next week.  I went in Saturday morning.   I thought that they might have a facility like Virgin Fitness in Bourke and Collins Street in Melbourne (and New York and, and), but no,  This is SNAP Fitness, made for gym junkies, and at the moment totally questionable for a more meditative style of anything.

Virgin Fitness has meditation “cones”, and a quiet, lovely yoga/pilates room which is just made to make you feel calmer, stronger without the blaring music or the smell of rubber and metal.  At SNAP I was directed to a person called Josh who was said to be the yoga teacher.  He was friendly, charming and forthcoming.  He  isn’t trained in yoga or pilates although he knows about it and does “adapt” it to his style.  SNAP is a real gym with a real smell of paint and rubber, and the possible yoga room is an adapted room which will still contain gym equipment.

I dropped into the IGA on the way home and got to talking with Cathy an early scholarship holder who trained originally through us.  She is going on a holiday and will be teaching strong Vinyasa flow at SNAP when she returns.  This is a good match.  She is a really STRONG teacher.  So if you are hanging out for this, she is the teacher to go to – Trained, Registered and Insured.  Check who is going to be teaching you.  That logo above, is ours – we are trained, registered, accredited, insured – the whole nine yards..  our graduates teach all over the world.

YOGA FOR DISABILITY ***HALF SCHOLARSHIP:  I would be happy to give a YOGA FOR DISABILITY HALF scholarship to a student in “straightened circumstances”  who would be able to do every DISABILITY zoom class  with us – no excuses.  ***Someone who has not yet applied.  If you can do these classes each Wednesday (5 consecutive starting the second week in June), and hopefully the Monday too, please apply.  Email me and I will go from there.


I am going to be teaching at the Norma Richardson Hall in the new term.  I start on Wednesday the 17th July at 10.30 – YOGA FOR WALKERS AND WHEELIES.  It will be by donation.  Please let me know if you or someone you know may be interested.  There will be NOTHING done on the floor, everything on a chair, or standing or in your chair.  Whatever they are comfortable with.

As I have said, the Church has given me a grant to enable me to teach extra Windarring classes.  One of our clients has offered a trailer load of wood for them to raffle and raise more money which will equal more classes…  You will be able to buy tickets outside the Woodend Newsagency at the Church Stall the Second Saturday in June.


ICE CREAM RECIPE – I like ice-cream all the year round.  It has been ages since I dropped in a recipe, and here is a favourite.

I like ice cream all the year round, but I don’t like buying big tubs because they tempt one to eat more than needed, individual ice creams on a stick are too expensive, and anyway – how does one know it is made with “real milk”, or real anything.  Here is a SIMPLE recipe with only 3 ingredients.  Equal measure of 1. condensed milk 2. cream and 3. yoghurt.  Whip and freeze.  Take out of the fridge about 10-15 minutes before you need to use it as it does freeze hard.  This is gorgeous, perfect, no crystals and you can know what is in your ice-cream.

ART.  You may think I haven’t been painting, creating but I have.  I have an exhibition in September and I have decided to focus on “FACES OF THE MOUNT”.  Portraits of people (creative people) who have been movers and shakers in the creative life on the mount.  If you can think of someone you would like me to feature, let me know.


YOGA CLASSES AND STUDIO TIMES….. We will be closing for a week during the school holidays.

ZOOM CLASS :   It is Monday and you will have questions relative to this STRUCTURAL YOGA THERAPY module which is one of the largest in the course.  It could take you a month to finish this one module.  Please send me a number of questions you want answered about this module.  5 questions will I think,  be enough from each of you.  Those I don’t have time to answer at zoom, I will email.

Windarring Yoga –  Tues. 1pm .  (Tuesday am in Gisborne starting in the new term).

STUDIO YOGA WOODEND: Monday Hatha 1pm (full) RESTORATIVE 2.15,  Wednesday Restorative 1pm,  FRIDAY RESTORATIVE 10am

DISABILITY YOGA CLASS (YOGA FOR WHEELIES AND WALKERS) in NORMA RICHARDSON hall, starting July 15th at 10.30, by donation. New term.

DISABILITY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING.  Starts Wednesday 12th June at 6.30 zoom class.

TAROT/PAST LIFE ADVISOR/counsellor – Always available by appointment.
I am updating the Etsy booklets relative to my decks (and my new RED deck).  I will let you know when this is done.

HOT STONES MASSAGE – Our Winter offering once the new hot stones arrive.  Weekdays and weekends by appointment only.

NEXT STUDIO TEACHER TRAINING – The last Sunday in June at 2.30