Now,  where were we?  The news below got published BEFORE I was ready, and I have finished the newsletter this morning which is what I originally planned.  Those of you who read things I do have had a “reminder”.  Keep reading to the end, and catch up on the new schedule AND NEW SMOKING HERBS (soon to be loaded on Etsy)… there are constant changes as we catch up with covid..


What with Covid and other complications in the world, many souls will leave the earth plane in April and May. Those astrologers among you will know the eclipses on April 30 and May 16 will also assist those in wishing to make their transitions.   Many souls are finding it much more difficult to stay on the earth in its current state of being and present condition. It is a harsh place to be with the war, illness, politic agenda, betrayals, lies and disregard for life.

However, the cycle of birth and death doesn’t end,  and  as my teachers have told me since I started on my journey, millions and millions of us, have been born to be here at this exact time and help others with the earth’s changes and to assist the human race with these changes.

Are You one of the Assisting Souls come to lift the vibrations and the spirits of those here?

Many of my students are aware of these changes – can you feel it? The vibration of the earth has changed and we are not in a stable phase.   The speed of life has changed so much that you can barely keep up. I am sure you have noticed that the world has speeded up – it is not just that we are growing older.  To try and match this new frequency is unwise and a better way is to simplify your life so you can walk through your days with ease.  Pluto went into retrograde last week and will continue to be there until October – this is plenty of time to gain clarity and respond to the strong urges to make spiritual changes.  As Dolores Cannon asked for years….. do you want to be a part of the “new earth” a dimension of light and love or stay stuck in the “old earth”?  She is now helping us from the other side.

You don’t have to physically die (as she did) to do this, but you do need to make a change.  The choice is yours and you can choose to let go of a worn out lifestyle.  Once you make the shift you will be in the space to help others do the same.  Many of the physical changes you are feeling as you make these changes to a higher vibration can be confused with Covid symptoms –  things like chronic fatigue, changing sleep patterns, emotional ups and downs. This doesn’t mean you don’t need to test, you do, but if you have symptoms and you are covid negative, guess what, it could be Pluto.

The choice is always yours, don’t get left behind.



We are offering YOGA, HERBS, MASSAGE and the ION-KI SPA.  All these therapies can be required to ease the symptoms of transition.  One size does not fit all.  You will need one or all of them to ease you in to (and through) the transition.

The herbs to balance and heal, yoga to unite the physical and the spiritual –  balancing the chakras and the meridians, the ION-KI to clear out the meridians and massage to help you connect with the physical.


NEW YOGA TRAININGS.  I do have students who have started their yoga training by distance, however, there are a number of you out there who have stalled.  

  1. I can do FAST TRACK zoom sessions.  In just two hours you may be able to finish off your certification – we do a face-to-face exam and a few other questions based on what may be needed.   And the cost two hours of my time $170 plus $145 Registration = $315 and you will have passed and have your Teacher Training Qualifications.  Before zoom when I had to visit my students in person to do Fast Track it cost heaps more.  Zoom has made it very possible.  If you would like to book a time to finish your training, then just email and we will do it.
  2. I am going to do a YOGA REFRESHER COURSE.  Maybe you did your teacher training, but just need the confidence to move forward, a “kick start”.  We will do this on zoom or the studio depending on where my students are located.  A ten week course with handbook etc. and you will be ready to go out and meet the world.  The cost will include Registration but you will need to budget for your insurance before you can teach, but you have at least 10 weeks to save that.

I am sure that yoga is on the way back, there are even more books and magazines on the newsagents magazine rack – always a good indication.    Yoga went though a bit of a hiatus over covid when there were so many interruptions.  Zoom was wonderful and we appreciated being able to see our students and do yoga, but not nearly as good as a studio class.  Students said they worked harder in zoom classes, but it was no competition.  Studio is best.


CURRENT SCHEDULE: (Studio Yoga – Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm are Full)


ZOOM: Mon. 6.30 Gita, Tues. Herb workshop 7.30, Friday 6.45 Tarot starting again this friday. $50 for 4 Friday classes.
STUDIO:Mon. 1pm (full) 2pm, Wed. 1pm Restorative(full), Friday 1pm Hatha,  SATURDAY 1PM RESTORATIVE or HATHA YOGA (can be seated  exercises).

NEW CLASSES.  I am starting a new gentle hatha class from Monday 16th May at 2pm, and looking to put on extra weekday classes as demand increases.

MONTHLY LUNCHEON:  Thursday 26th May at 12noon at “The Vic” in Woodend (If you are running a bit late, relax, it’s OK – drop in for dessert).

CONSULTATIONS: Tarot/Bach/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

– HERB BAGS.  $53.50 for 7.  
Each bag will last at least 2 days steeping.  This includes a Bach Flower Essence given to complement the tea.  This is not a usual tea, it is a Herbal remedy taken as tea in a tea bag – I cannot emphasise enough how essential I believe these are for your well being.  I take them myself EVERY DAY, and feel fabulous.  I think over time we will all get some form of covid, but I believe my herbs will help me through.  If I send them to you add $6 for postage.

TEAS: Custom blended teas – just for you.  Black, Rose Petal, Spiced and so on… let me know what you like and I will blend especially for you $20 for 50grams loose, postage included. 

Most popular “SMOKING HERBS”.  If you want an alternative to cigarettes, or want to really relax, chill, then this could be for you.  All natural, all gentle, no chemicals. A pack of three $53.50 including postage.  20g per each (60g of herbs).   You will find them on

Please make a zoom consult ($85 for the zoom including your tea).  I would prefer to see you so we can be sure the teas will suit you and help you on your road to wellness. You can email if you don’t like zoom… and  YOU CAN ALWAYS DROP IN FOR HERBS TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION – DRIED, FRESH OR TO GROW…. A studio consult may include PPT MASSAGE or BOWEN, the herbs, tarot counselling… whatever is needed.  Email me for your next step





Dear Yogis,

Monday 6.30pm FREE TEACHER TRAINING.  (“Forgiveness” pt.II)
Tuesday 7.30:  The Rumi Class
Saturday 2pm: Art and Tarot.
Sunday 10am: The Glorious Gita.
Monday 1pm – Hatha.  Wednesday 5.30pm – Restorative.

It has been a beautiful day in Woodend, and I spent that afternoon in the garden after our “Glorious Gita Class” .  How can you bear to miss it???        “For attractive lips speak words of kindness.  For lovely eyes seek out the good in people.. for poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone”.

I am recovering from what I diagnose as a rather unfortunate bout of sinusitis caused by too enthusiastically flinging around the garden some FABULOUS chook poo mulch.

It was strong, and I realised about half an hour into the job that perhaps on such a windy day,  a mask would be a good idea.  Too late actually.  The harm had been done.  Thank goodness for neti, Vitamin C, and for the new enthusiasm of Herbal Smoke.

Last nite I had a blend of Damiana, Mullein, Hops (hardly any hops in the mix – mine are strong), and some mint all spritzed with water and honey.  Lovely, relaxing and I had a good nites sleep lying down (sinus problems are usually best addressed by sleeping sitting up!).  When I told Sunday morning’s class about the blend I chose I only had to say “Damiana” and they all fell about laughing.  It was a lovely, mellow mix I must say.

Whilst I am not just taking the herbs via smoke, I am also reading and researching and discovered that smoke has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda as a therapy.  It is a very serious practice, and one has to pay attention to the administration of the herbs in order to get the desired effect.  It is not just a matter of blissing out.  I guess it is a bit like CBD.  With CBD, you are working with the endocannabinoid system.  It is  not “instant” as is  marijuana, but it is therapeutic – a therapy, whilst Cannabis Indicus (marijuana)  just swamps all sensation, and when the high is over nothing has changed.

This is an excerpt from my book on Smoking I am working on at the moment.

HERBS:  TIMES OF ADMINISTRATION.   I guess you may not have thought about taking an herbal cigarette or pipe as a part of your therapy,  however,  Ayurveda recognises that the times of taking your herbs in whichever way you take them (especially smoking them – but it also applies to oils, tinctures, as moxa and other herbal therapies), are important in strengthening their effects.

A good simple rule to follow in this is…

Herbs taken about half an hour before meals tend to work on the colon and the lower part of the body, on apana-vayu, the air or vata governing eliminatory functions.

Herbs taken with a meal tend to work on the stomach and small intestine, on the middle part of the body and samana-vayu, the air governing the digestive functions.

Herbs taken after meals tend to work on the lungs, on the upper part of the body and on prana-vayu the air governing respiratory function.  Herbs that target the lungs, heart or brain should always be taken after meals. (This is an excerpt  from “SMOKIN’ – The Yoga of Smoke”  by me,  J.Hope-Williams)

(Keep in mind that when you are smoking cigarettes in a haphazard way through the day – because of their chemical and nicotine content – you are effecting NEGATIVELY the same systems that you could be working on POSITIVELY with herbs).  

In my  book, which is about a month away from being finished I think, you will find a very detailed work on Smoking and Smoking herbs.  This will encompass which herbs to use for what effect or therapy.  I am finding it most interesting, and it is very freeing.

I have always been terribly opposed to smoking, and now realised how little I knew about its therapeutic effects, and I had not heard at all about the Ayurvedic use of smoking herbs.  I have been like the government.  They have banned CBD, not because it doesn’t work, not because people don’t want it, but because they don’t understand that they are holding back a great gift to humanity.  That was me – it is not me now.

I have always had respect for herbs, and I am discovering this greater aspect called SMOKING that people everywhere could use everyday.  It could enhance their body mind and spirit, instead of using the tobacco which is killing them.. and emptying out their bank account at the same time.

Imagine how much you could save if you could identify the smoking herbs you already have in your garden or from foraging.
Imagine how much you could save on doctors bills from using herbs that were therapeutic and not harmful….
Imagine if you didn’t get consistent coughs and colds from weakening your system by smoking tobacco.
Imagine how it would feel to be really relaxed after smoking relaxing herbs – not smoking a chemically saturated “cancer stick!

Imagine how it would feel to be independent even in this!

If you or your beloved, or family are smokers – then this could be you.  It is simple.  Smoking the right herbs at the right time (according to Ayurveda) can even enhance your yoga and meditation.  

I will see you on the mat.