Dear Yogis,

What an amazing weekend.  The weather was all over the place, hot, wet, windstorms, rainstorms… and my ceiling didn’t fall in so all is well with the world.

I took the opportunity of wild weather to work on my new HUGE art piece – inspired by my students, I am making a collage.  I have gone from making artworks 40cm x 40cm to this latest piece 180cm x180cm (too big to get into the car!).  This work is inspired by my garden.

You would think that something about gardens would be easy to do, but no it is not.  It takes hours just to cut the pieces out, then there is the putting it all together, getting the placement right.  I am not yet up to putting glue to the page, and even this far it is hugely tiring.  Glueing down is quite a way off I think.

If you have some of those English Gardening books (“Gardens Illustrated”) and don’t need them, and are looking for a home for them rather than the rubbish bin, please leave some on my back porch if you live close by. Believe it or not,  I think I am going to run out of “flowers” to cutout.

In between those times when I am working on it,  I have got two big charts on top because having the cat deciding to look closely and perhaps play with the pieces would be “difficult” to say the least.  Or the effects of leaving a door or window open without thinking about the collage  before I have glued pieces down would be a disaster!  I am hoping to hang it for the first time on Christmas Day so those people who drop in to have a champers and mince pie with me will be able to see it.  Whatever happens I will make it available to view, even unfinished.  If you want to see it before then, you are welcome to make an appointment…  I am going to do a REALLY BIG COLLAGE after I have practised on this one!  I will need more magazines please.

ZOOM AND STUDIO CLASSES:

ZOOMING/STUDIO CLASSES:  For details click on HOME PAGE www.yogabeautiful.com.au 
MONTHLY YOGA LUNCHEON: Mt.Macedon Hotel, 12 noon on Friday 11th December.
To book please email me: yogafirst@netcon.net.au
STUDIO TAROT ART CLASS: 2pm, Saturday 12th December

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS:  Our last class 5.30pm Wednesday 23rd December.  First class in the new year 1pm Monday 11th January.
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE:  As usual we have an OPEN HOUSE at the Studio from 11.30am to 4pm on CHRISTMAS DAY the 25th of December.  Please bring something to share – nibbles, fruit or drinks.  All welcome.

MASSAGES:  I am pleased to alert you all to the fact that I am back on deck.  I do energy massages (and regular massages for those who prefer them – or need them).  I have always loved getting back to working on the body, and after such a long break these opportunities are a gift and a pleasure.  Please email me to make an appointment – I would love to work with you.

COVID STUDIO RULES:  We are required to follow the COVID RULES – and we do for all STUDIO CLASSES and gatherings…sanitising, names of attendees, masks, bringing your own props, distancing etc.

 

OUR SUTRA CLASSES.

On Tuesday (7.30pm) we are taking a small detour in our Sutra classes.  We have been working through the sutra concepts rather than go through verse by verse (which has taken us quite a long time), and this Tuesday we are going to use what we have learned to change the way we look at our lives, and the way we work with Karma.  We are moving from theory to the practical….

Although we say we understand how karma works, do you know how we can we work with it to change your daily results?   We don’t understand it when we see the rich and powerful (and greedy), get more rich, powerful and greedy , and wonder how this fits with our ideas of karma.  The bible asks “Why the rich prosper”, and we ponder when we see around us those who work hard to do the right thing and often don’t have an easy (or easier) run at life.

There are a few basic principles.  You know them, but do you think about them or use them?
1. Causes come before result
2. Causes are smaller than their results
3. Growing things takes time
4. It helps to have a way to track your days, and your results.

I have been speaking to you and encouraging you to have a “Book of Sixes” – which is the Tibetan way to be accountable to yourself and others, and the beginnings of how you can SEE what is happening in your life.  Karma then becomes a tool you can work with.  Once you put this method into action, you can study the imprints and how they can create what you are trying to achieve in your life.  It is not about “guilt”, in fact there is no Sanskrit equivalent.

If you want to take a closer look at these concepts – and what I like to call MENTAL GARDENING – come for the journey on Tuesday at 7.30pm.  Details?   Go to the home page at www.yogabeautiful.com.au and follow the directions.  Decide which classes you want to do with us, and pay with the “PAY VIA PAYPAL”  button (yes, it takes credit cards).  They will send me your receipt immediately and I will send you a ZOOM ID.

 

NAMASTE.  JAHNE