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Dear Yogis,

Nearly finished with the week.  Yoga at 5.30 then Tarot at 6.45 tomorrow nite, then working in the garden over the weekend, to get ready for the coming week.  I love making things as you know, and also mending, and the last couple of evenings have been devoted to just that – mending beloved items, and mending for other people.

I am not alone in this.  The picture to the left is of Prince Charles.  I have a number of pictures of him wearing super patched items (I think he does them himself), even some suits he wears at fancy occasions  a patch or two is clearly visible, even his shoes.  Katherine and his mum might wear things more than once, but no-one wears clothes until they just fall to bits like Prince Charles does.

If you want your precious items suitably mended (much better than the item here),  then send them to me – I do charge by the way.  This isn’t a freebie service, however, if you send me a picture, I will give you an approximate cost of the mend.  I do them all by hand, no machine mending, and if Prince Charles would send me that jacket I could do it beautifully.  I have written to him suggesting just that, and I will let you know what he says.  He usually is quite prompt at replies… and polite, no matter how crazy the topic.  Maybe he just likes sitting with the Duchess at night mending his coats.  I like the peace, quiet and the concentration required and I can understand he may also..

I am so looking forward to the STUDIO OPEN DAY on Sunday the 30th January 12pm to 4pm.  The garden at the moment is looking just beautiful and I plan to have a few (Bach) plants potted up and for sale, as well as some precious items from my wayward youth.  The Elvis diamanté belt from Las Vegas, the “Babe” belt from New Orleans, and the beautiful Louis Vuitton bag, as well as paintings,  the oils, Turkey Tail, the the designs for tattoos.  All just for you.  This would be the perfect time to drop off your favourite item of clothing for mending (I don’t do shoes, only because I don’t have a last).

I hope you have taken my recipe for the Covid “cure” seriously.  It is fabulous stuff – I have a pot on as we speak.  3 grapefruit, 2 oranges and a lemon.  Cook until it goes to mush, blitz, then put in a bottle or two in the fridge.  Have about a third of a glass and top with tonic water.  I am told by my scientifically inclined students that it contains the naturally occurring form of Hydroxychloroquine, the much rubbished drug that Trump tooK when he had Covid (plus Ivermectin of course).  I really like it.  Not sweet.  Don’t take too much, it will give you a headache.

See you soon. Zoom? Studio, on the Mat.






Hi there Yogis,

STUDIO: Monday 1pm, Wednesday and Friday 5.30. and OPEN STUDIO Sunday 30th at 12noon to 4pm.
ZOOM: Monday Teacher Training 6.30, Tuesday Herbal Workshop 7.30, Friday Tarot 6.45

OPEN STUDIO: I opened the studio so that you can see my tattoo designs and the artwork I have been doing… Plus in anticipation of your arrival I have new stock of fresh Turkey tail and my Special Oils.  I am potting up a few herbs, and have some very special collectibles available (and for sale) –  even an Elvis Diamante belt from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, a “BABE” Belt from New Orleans, both Vintage, and a Louis Vuitton handbag.  Of course My Fabulous Fungi Prints are also on sale at a very special price (covid rules apply to all who arrive at the studio).

Yesterday evening we had the first of our Herbal Workshops.  The plants we concentrated on were CENTAURY and SCLERANTHUS, both available and flourishing at this time in your garden, flowering,  which is the important point if we are making our own remedies.  We actually spoke in depth about Centaury (there is so much to learn), and only identified scleranthus.  More to come.

CENTAURY  is a bitter plant.  Used for healing since ancient times it is part of the Gentian family.  It was widely used as a tonic plant, which puts down roots in impoverished soil, as does the Centaury personality.  Compact,  with no room for individuality, blending in with the environment.  Its strong roots can penetrate even the worst of soils, even the gravel in the driveway.  It carries within its genes the virtues necessary for carrying out a struggle in order to learn.

Is is lovely once you understand that there can be the link between where CENTAURY chooses to grow and in what kind of environment it flourishes, and understanding that the Centaury personality is the same.

Centaury personality is not good at saying “no”. Continuously working for others leaving no time or energy for themselves.

The Centaury type appeals to the the WATER force, docile flexible and changeable.  A submissive personality. The Kidney’s psyche bestows capacities allows the Centaury personality to have at her disposal, all the elements needed to change..

The Centaury Flower Essence strengthens the kidney.  Once the kidney is more firm, the qualities within its psyche begin to work effortlessly until the response is spontaneous in accordance with Bach’s proposal not to fight against defects. The remedy is not given to change the Centaury person into somethings else, no matter what we do she will always be (over)working and (over)helpful, but the essence will help her to “draw the line” and refuse to jump into the role of servant.

Life can be bitter like the century plant when you neglect to mother yourself.  However, when you unite your body with “abundant splendour” the Spleen/stomach meridian, and use your Bach flower remedy on the acupuncture point instead of just in the mouth,  your body can be fully nourished.  On the mental level this partnership supports your ability to discern when to be in the world and when you need to retreat a little in order to replenish your own energies.  To be “In the world but not of the world”. *The “Abundant Splendour’ channel rises between the the big toe and the next toe and travels up the outside of the Tibia, the acupuncture point we use is about halfway between the ankle and the knee on this meridian.

Century’s lesson is about accepting and working on a wiser benevolence – bringing the aspects of wood and water together to serve oneself and others.

I look forward to seeing more of you at our Tuesday Classes.  Bach Flower Remedies harm no-one.  That was the whole idea of the remedies as Bach designed them – so that every person could take charge of their own lives, and treat themselves, and to take charge efficiently you need knowledge.  This is where this short course will shine for you.

God gives the hard tasks to the people he trusts – the journey is made easier with a friend. (maybe make Bach Remedies your “friends”)

I will see you on zoom and on the mat.

Namaste jahne


Dear Yogis,

STUDIO YOGA: Monday 1pm, Wednesday, Friday 5.30
ZOOM:  Monday Teacher Training 6.30pm, Tuesday Herbal Workshop/Bach 7.30pm, Friday Tarot 6.45pm

For once the market is working in our favour!! yes it is!  We are yogis, we know how to sit and wait in a productive way, and at the moment, that productive way is to make adjustments to our studios and focus, in areas where people need help.  Most people need help adjusting to empty shelves ongoing at supermarkets, the possibility of fuel shortages further pushing us to an even tighter lockdown, and the anxiety about the various covid variants – I guarantee there are more on the way.  The post office slow downs are a concern for us all, but like everything else, we will manage that as well…

I can wander around my neigbourhood through the parts where natural vegetation is thriving, and collect enough greens for a salad, green smoothie or a veg stew EVERY DAY, no Coles, no shortages and it is free.


THE HERBALISTS WORKSHOP (Tuesdays 7.30pm) will show us how to replace lots of things we need to make our everyday more “tasty” and and doing it more economically.  Remember that your parents/grandparents went through all of this a number of times during wars and the great depression.  We are not at their level, but we are dealing with shortages and having to learn new ways.  My mum even saved string – I am not going there.

I think learning about herbs is important and have emails every day asking me about herb related topics.  Keeping in mind I am not an MD, just a person like you, interested in all things herbal, and having a good track record of results, why would you not learn as much as you can.

A number of older clients who could be worried about alzheimers for themselves, friends or parents, are coming to me about a daily little drink called SOUVENAID from Chemists not Coles.  It seems to be a strong combination of omegas with an emphasis onOmega3.  People who take it say that it really does help if you are wanting to feel sharper,  worried about your memory, or want to get more on top of things.  It costs $21.45 for four little bottles which is about a weeks worth (unless you take it every day).  But if you have the success that others have, then it is a small price perhaps.

“Science is tending to show that life is harmony – a state of being in tune – and that disease is discord”  The original writings of Edward Bach.

See you on the mat.

Namaste. Jahne