Good morning Yogis,
No matter where we are in the world, our politics, or denomination, I am sure the world is saddened to hear the news that the Queen died last night, (in her 96th year). She was a woman of great fortitude, courage and steadfastness who never complained and never explained – just did her duty to the end. She lived the Purushatras and has gone home. In your prayers and meditations spare some time for this extraordinary woman, and include her family, who at this time more than any other will need our spiritual strength. They have lost their guiding light, or maybe will now realise the gift they were given in her. “Nothing can happen that is not ordained by God. Trust this” – The Qur’an
“Years ago, anthropologist Margaret Mead was asked by a student what she considered to be the first sign of civilization in a culture. The student expected Mead to talk about fishhooks or clay pots or grinding stones.
But no. Mead said that the first sign of civilization in an ancient culture was a femur (thighbone) that had been broken and then healed. Mead explained that in the animal kingdom, if you break your leg, you die. You cannot run from danger, get to the river for a drink or hunt for food. You are meat for prowling beasts. No animal survives a broken leg long enough for the bone to heal.
A broken femur that has healed is evidence that someone has taken time to stay with the one who fell, has bound up the wound, has carried the person to safety and has tended the person through recovery. Helping someone else through difficulty is where civilization starts, Mead said.
We are at our best when we serve others.”
THIS IS JUST A CATCH UP
Hardly anyone has replied to my new hours and charges for the new term, so I will take that as a “YES”. To recap.
Since Covid it has been On-Again-Off-Again Yoga for many of you. I spoke to students and the suggestion (to retain the classes) that was put forward to me, was to charge by the term. I thought that was good, raised it in a newsletter, no comments, so I take that as a “YES”.
TERM CHARGES (starting 3rd October) WILL BE $220 for the last term. I also suggested that and had no comments, so I take that as also a “YES”, especially as there is a little saving built in to the fees. Starting 3rd October, finishing the week of 12th December. We will go with that and see how we manage, and review when we see how it works. There will be no refunds for classes you can’t be present for, although you will be able to take a replacement class in the same week.
Pay as usual via PayPal – go to the home page and click on PayPal. www.yogabeautiful.com.au
If you want to change classes please email me first to make sure there is a vacancy. email@example.com
STUDIO YOGA CLASS TIMES
Monday – the 1pm class deferred until term 4 (starting 3rd October). This hopefully will allow everyone to take care of families and school holidays for that 1 hour per week.
Monday 2.15 class as usual
Wednesday 1pm and 2.15 teacher training
Friday 2.15 as usual.
NEW SPRING CLASSES
I am considering a Tuesday and Friday 7pm class to take advantage of the warmer weather of term 4.
ZOOM TEACHER TRAINING 6.30 Monday (The Sutras) STUDIO TEACHER TRAINING 2.15 Wednesday in the Studio.
TEDDY BEAR YOGA. I am having such fabulous fun teaching this at Windarring and have been collecting teddies to refurbish so everyone has a bear. If you teach in aged care, or in any kind of rehab community, then you might like to try this. It is such fun – much more yoga than usual gets done and much more enthusiastically.
SHOPPING THE PRE-CHRISTMAS STUDIO SHOW – Date to be determined – probably end of November. As I am exhibiting in other galleries, I have to see how they are planning their shows and will fit around my appearances at those venues. If you want to purchase dolls or have one made for Christmas (or a Christmas stocking made for a special person or child), please let me know.
If you have comments, or would like to express your interest in the new evening classes (or others), Please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will see you on the mat
Namaste – Jahne