Please transfer all your account queries to Jacky at      If you want a direct answer from me, then as usual, yogafirst2@bigpond.comAll mail to go to PO Box 14, Mt.Macedon. Vic. 3441.

ATTENTION ALL WHO HAVE NOT WATCHED THIS …..This is a wonderful, wonderful GREAT BELL CHANT, by Thitch Nat Hahn.  Pay particular attention to his walking meditation. That is how I would like you all to practice.  Looks easy – but notice he is doing it on a busy sidewalk.



I was speaking with a student the other day who is working her way through the hypermobility course, and like me is getting Eureka moments all the time.  I  back to studying Hypermobility – and am having Eureka   experiences  considering HEMP to be the missing link in my Hypermobility studies.  We are getting a handle on hypermobility (somewhat), but could not advise anyone on ways to ameliorate the symptoms.  I think Hemp is going to be the answer.

Hemp was outlawed since 1938 however, from November 12th 2017, changes to the Food Standards Code the permit the sale of low-psychoactive hemp seed as a food are effective in Australia. Jurisdictions will now need to amend respective legislation to support the legal sale of low-THC hemp seed foods.  You may not like Trump but in the USA he signed the farm bill that finally deregulates hemp.  This gives farmers the right to grow it, and will open up the doors for academic and medical institutions to study it.  It will also give consumers the access to what is probably the most important botanical we have discovered on this planet thus far.  And, despite the slightly off-putting label “industrial hemp” used (in Australia) to distinguish it from medical marijuana, evidence shows these seeds are very good for you.

Both hemp and Marijuana are considered Cannabis Sativa by genus and species, but that is where the similarity ends.  Marijuana has been cultivated mostly for its recreational value although it does have medicinal usage, and decades ago hemp – although not hallucinogenic got dumped under the same heading

The cannabis plant in all its forms has received very bad press, and folk often assume they can get high from taking hemp – the short answer is no you can’t.    In his book Shiva’s Broken Dream— detailing the world history of cannabis and the powerful movements to vilify it — Mel Thomas relates how,

The Vedas… describe how cannabis was created when the Gods stirred the heavenly oceans with the peak of Mount Mandara. A drop of amrita (heavenly nectar) fell from the sky and a sacred cannabis plant sprouted on the spot. Lord Siva brought the cannabis plant down from Mount Mandara for the pleasure of Mankind and for this the plant was consecrated to him [Siva].

Indeed, there are some intriguing theories that the cognitive and spiritual evolution of mankind was due in part to our interaction with sacred plants acting as vehicles for higher consciousness.

Researchers in the USA have discovered that the ECS stimulators available in Hemp oil controls

*motility in the gut

*intestinal inflammation

*abdominal pain

*gut permeability and

*tolerance to antigens

… which are the areas that become unbalanced due to the collagen mutation in hypermobility.  The ECS additionally  reduces stress pathways, including hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal pathways. Annandamide (from the Sanskrit “Ananda” Bliss) participates in the immunological response in the gut.  And there’s more, there is also communication between your endocannabinoid system and your gut microbiome (the bacteria in your gut).

I could make this whole newsletter about this one subject, however, I will be writing more fully about this in future newsletters and in a booklet.  I take hemp oil daily, and I am getting better and better and knowing what to look for and the best brands, and why they are better, dosages and etc.  and I will share this with you as I progress.  I will also be doing a blog on Yogabeautiful which I will send to you. Also a video when I have some products to show you. The Teacher Training this coming weekend will deal (briefly) with this subject as it is top of mind at the moment.


TAROT:  I love this, and I have another Tarot deck in process. This one totally abstract, no writing, no guide apart from meditation instruction.  If any of you would like a tarot reading, or a healing session, then do make an appointment with me – I even work on weekends.  For a booking email:

The REVELATION TAROT is now in its 10thyear on ETSY.  I am at present waiting for scanning and then printing of the extension 13 cards, “Gates and Guardians” and “Natures Oracles”,  Apparently they will be ready on Tuesday, and I have written and bound a lovely booklet to accompany them.

I am available for consults…Also on the videos.  I am walking the viewers through the cards in my Revelation Tarot Deck. The new book has been loaded and is available for you.  I am starting to introduce my next 13 cards.  As soon as they are printed they will be on ETSY.  Google “Jahne Hope-Williams You Tube” to get there.  I need 100 subscribers before we are granted an easy link.

If you want a workbook encompassing both the original deck, and the new 13, it is on the ETSY ( site, and ready to go….  There are also ready-to-frame cards.  See them on the You Tube Channel together with our FREE Tarot Course. Google “Jahne Hope-Williams YouTube” and please subscribe.



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COST:   Yoga $20 per Class Or  CLASS PASS – $135 per 10 CONSECUTIVEclasses (students of the studio for 3 years or more).   New students: $165 per 10 class pass (normally $200)  After 3 years as a student, the cheaper rate will apply.

UNITING CHURCH CLASSES (FREE or by donation) Uniting church Forest Road, Woodend. Monday:Lunch at 12 and 1pm YOGA



 DATE of the next Teacher Training:   Sunday 2ndJune 2pm to 4pm  at my home studio (37 Morris Road in Woodend – YES!We can talk about “Hemp and Hypermobility” – it is top of mind at the moment.There is no need to book. Bring writing materials, and be early. If you are teacher Training student then the cost of the afternoon is $20.  This fee applies to everyone. (Visitors are welcome – even those not yet in teacher training – $30).

BENDIGO Teacher Training classes – Next class is the 4thJune at 3.30pm. Crusoeden Health.  Turn at the Metricon building on the highway in Kangaroo Flat just up from Bunnings on the same side.

NEW SHEPPARTON MASTERCLASS.  The class at Heidi’s studio in Kialla was amazing – she was right, I couldn’t miss it.  We are moving forward with a regular teacher training class, and  re-evaluating class times to make sure as many as possible turn up.  Once a month seems to be too soon between classes.  Please register your interest with me or Heidi at    It is always wonderful to get together with my students, and I think we all get something from sharing more than just how to do downdog.  The philosophy is at the basis of everything.  You can copy my classes, you can copy everything – but I am hoping that by about halfway through the course that you start to do things for yourself, your way.  Not by finding alternatives to the foundations but by building on them.

WERRIBEE MASTER CLASS.  I have been asked to conduct a Restorative/Hypermobility Master Class in Werribee.  This will be a month or two off yet, but we will get there, and will advise you on the dates when they are decided.

PARKING HOME STUDIO – 37 Morris Road, Woodend.  Please, Please – Park on white gravel in front of the studio.  I had it made especially so that it would be easier for you! If there is no room, then park in the drive-way directly opposite in front of double grey garage rolladoors. Not in front of neighbours driveways please.



I write books to help you. What will you find on ETSY? YAMAS, CHAKRAS, HYPERMOBILITY, THE FIVE TIBETANS AND TEMPLATES and more.  There are lots of books there to help you in your progress with yoga.


HYPERMOBILITY (the course)

The new course is on the ETSY site.

Watch my FREE UTUBE CHANNEL.  Hypermobility, Purushatras, and so on.  There is lots there – do one video per day..  Google “Jahne Hope-Williams You Tube”.  There is everything you need to start your study.  Don’t go to google first and then give up and go to our materials. We have done the hard work for you – use it.

There will soon be a booklet on Hemp and how it can help your students who are demonstrating Hypermobility no matter where in the body it occurs.



The “strawberries and cream” of yoga.  More Restorative (Remedial) classes.  Look at the web site for dates and times. I am building and building on this…  It is what passionately interests me as it links with hypermobility and now, HEMP.



We are your lineage.  You can pretend, you can take cheaper options, you can use all kinds of rationalization BUT WE ARE YOUR LINEAGE, your yoga family.  No-one else can be.   PLEASE, PLEASE CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION.  You need to be currently registered for your insurance to be valid, and you will need to supply a copy of a valid registration to be insured.


Please check your insurance requirements – keep up to date. We have moved to AON insurance.  You will be able to insure on-line BUT you will need a current registration to prove you are a member with us to get the advantages that a big firm like AON can offer.  AJG quoted $3,600 to insure our studio – AON did exactly the same insurance for $376 with no fuss, no in depth passport type questions…..  When you open your own studio, you will be interested in this.


CPE:  To bring us in line with INTERNATIONAL requirements rather than just Australian, we will only be requiring you to do your CPE every 3 years, do it round about the same time you do your first aid which is also a 3 year requirement.




I write books to help you in your course.  Please download them, and then please use them in answering your modules.HYPERMOBILITY – The Course…. A certificate course.  If you teach yoga, you need this.  No excuses.


MODULE DRAWINGS, DOWNLOADS. You will notice on the bottom of every assessment there is a reminder that drawings need to be done, and in your own hand, and downloads of any kind will not be marked.  Every page needs to have your name, module number, and page number.

EMAIL/POST:  Please use the email address  for anything to do with accounts,  or the usual to get to me.  If you do want to speak to me personally, then email, make a time suitable for both of us, and then we can chat.  If you do it this way, rather than just “wing it”, you can be reasonably sure I have time, and you will get my attention.  POSTAL ADDRESS is not at my home –Please address all land mail to PO Box 14, Mt.Macedon.  Vic. 3441.  Until you see a change written here in large letters, that is where it will be.


Don’t forget to Register if you are teaching even if you have not graduated (especially if you have not graduated), insure and re-subscribe to the videos every 12 months.   Don’t leave these to the last minute.



Love and Blessings


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