To my Precious Yoga Students.

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We are holding a silent retreat (Relax, just from 10.30 to 4.30) on Sunday 22nd April. Not exactly “One Hundred Days of Solitude”. The cost is $50, and a plate simple sharing food for lunch. To book, please email me at

Click here for the Silent Retreat flyer.

A new school term is about to start, winter is on the way, and traditionally, this is the time to concentrate on yoga. Most people don’t realise that fitness is as much psychological as it is physical. To have a healthy body you need a healthy balanced mind. They go hand in hand.

Zen Yoga Stretch originated by Jahne through her experience with 50 years of yoga and studies in Zen and Shaolin Zen Kung Fu, and is composed of soft, flowing movements designed to stimulate the acupuncture meridians and their associated organs. By combining visualisations, breathing patterns and physical movements, this is a highly effective, preventative health discipline, not to mention a fun routine. This has been evolving – it is not a change, just something to work towards.

ZEN YOGA STRETCH – Yoga plus Moving meditation

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6.30pm and Saturday mornings at 10am at the Bentinck in Woodend.

This really is the “Fountain of Youth”.
Cost: $20 per class or $135 for 10 CONSECUTIVE classes.

Monday: 6.30pm Yoga with Nic
Tuesday: 10am Restore at the Studio and 6.30pm Zen Yoga at Bentinck
Wednesday: 5.30pm Restorative Yoga, 6.30pm Zen Yoga

Saturday: 10am Zen Yoga and 12.30 Restorative at Home Studio
Sunday: 5pm Zen Yoga

Join Jahne, the creator of ZEN YOGA STRETCH – Yoga Moving Meditation. A full 60 minute stretch program. Relax and stretch in a strong but gentle routine.

With less stress in your mind, and less tension in your body – you can’t help but have a great day, a great life! We need reasonable FLEXIBILITY, a good RANGE OF MOTION, and MUSCULAR STABILITY.

Class requirement- comfortable clothing to move in, and a mind and body ready for change.

Stable posture moved by strong flexible muscles around smooth and pliable joints means you will enjoy a younger, stronger, more energetic and alert, you.

Join us this week… These classes are suitable for any fitness or flexibility. It is about where your mind is as much as where your body is. Eat, Move, breathe and LIVE – wonderfully…… The first steps towards your fantastic new life. No need to book, no need to bring anything except you. Join us.

The cost of the class for everyone is $20 per class, or $135 for 10 CONSECUTIVE classes. If you commit to a weekly class, then you have to admit the cost is minimal.


You have been with us long enough to know Jahne is not just a yoga teacher, but also an accomplished artist with more than 60 art shows around the world to her credit.

On the 27th of May Jahne will be exhibiting at REDS Restaurant in Woodend. From 2pm to 4pm in order to raise funds for The GitaJaia Yoga Foundation – and this year, monies raised will go towards helping teach yoga to people in recovery from addiction and life trauma. It is life saving and life affirming. It works. For details go to

Director: Jahne Hope-Williams. The Australasian Yoga Institute. Email: