Dear Yogis,

Another full day on my “farm”. It is not a farm in the ordinary sense, but I do everything here that I used to do on the farm, trying to be as self sufficient as I can. My latest purchase is a little fan for the top of my wood fire.  I didn’t buy model with a fan, and now I have little fan which sits on the top of the unit and pushes the air around using the hot air itself as the energy source.  No gas, no electricity, no solar, just the energy of the heat from the fire itself.  How great is that!

I went to the dentist in the morning. It was like no visit I have ever had before. Normally for a filling I need to be deadened from the neck up, and even then it may not work.  This time, I had NONE and apart from a little hiccup when the dentist had to change the drill head as it was bit aggressive, everything was as smooth as and took no time at all.  I thought that the dentist may have hypnotised me (I am a terrible dental patient), but she said no.  So,  she has cleaned my teeth with no deadening of my teeth required, and now the same for fillings. What a blessing.  I might even be able to look forward to dental appointments.  Where?  The Woodend Family Dental Practice.

I have got a few canvas panels ready to paint some angels – spurred on by my guide N’Doyan.  I have always loved bringing my guides and angels to life on a canvas, but haven’tbeen close to them in this way for a while, however, with the house feeling so warm and welcoming thanks to my little heater, I can relax and drift enough to allow Angels to come through onto a canvas.

NATURAL ART MATERIALS

I have invited you to join me in making natural art materials – pens, inks,  paints… using ancient techniques.  No-one has yet been brave enough to join me, but i am still here, still looking at my garden and my “country” and seeing how it can inform my work (and maybe yours one day).

You may not think about it when you paint a picture using modern materials, that ochres, like everything else are under threat are changing due to climate change.  If like me, you look around when you are out walking and see the colours of the ground, maybe you will see these changes.  Earth and ochres are living things, and in many areas, sacred… but we just walk over the top of them with no thought.

If you are a forager, artist, and part time/amateur researcher  you too can discover the threat the climate crisis poses to the earth’s stores, the multi-sensory and sometimes uncanny nature of such an apparently “common” substance, and how ochre’s legacy reaches far beyond its alluring color.  Yes colour.  Ochre comes in blues, greens, reds, whites and  yellows, as well as the colours you are familiar with.  Start using it in your work – or make a record of what occurs around you.  Learn to do more with less.

 

CURRENT STUDIO/ZOOM SCHEDULE: (Studio Yoga – Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm are Full)
WEKLY 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, Friday 6.45 Tarot –  $50 for 4 Friday classes.
STUDIO YOGA:Mon. 1pm (full) 2.15pm, Wed. 1pm Restorative(full),2.15 Friday 1pm, 2.15 Hatha,  SATURDAY 1PM, 2.15 RESTORATIVE or HATHA YOGA.

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

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

TEACHER TRAINING:  Unfortunately there appears to be a glitch in the videos – some can read them, some students can’t, so we have discontinued their use as they have been difficult.    I have a USB with them all on, and I will be sending this in lieu of the videos to all NEW students.  This may prove to be a better option.

WEEKLY MEETINGS:  We have free Teacher Training zoomed on Mondays, 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 CLASS Sunday 19th June.

 

I WILL SEE YOU ON THE MAT.

NAMASTE – JAHNE