Dear Yogis,

Thank goodness I have a little wood fire… we were told the weather yesterday would be cold, but this morning is freezing, although (thanks to the wood  stove) the temperature in the house is OK, warm, lovely.  I am not chill.  I am glad I did my chores up the mountain yesterday when the weather was good, because snow and wet isn’t terrific on winding roads, particularly with heaps of sightseers who have never travelled on winding road, or snow.  I hope you are warm wherever you are.  Those lovely “lollipop” people who wave us on during roadworks are certainly earning their wages today.


Last night at the HERBAL WORKSHOP we looked at making ROSEHIP CORDIAL.  Rosehips are at their very best for harvesting at the moment.  They are juicy and wrinkled and bursting with vitamin C.  I have made this enough times that I know the shortcuts, and totally forget about fiddling with seeds and fur.  I add ginger and grapefruit peel to the completed cordial and it tastes splendid.

It is interesting that WILKD ROSE REMEDY in Bach Flower Remedies is given for despondency/apathy, for people (or animals) who have collapsed into their fate…this remedy will pull them out of their gloom.  Rosehips contain VitaminC and it is interesting to me that this vitamin protects, and lifts your immune system.

We also considered making LAUNDRY BOMBS and LAUNDRY FABRIC SOFTENER.  I still haven’t made the tumble dryer squares, but I will.  There is so much to do.  I am writing down everything I am making and putting them into an etsy booklet called “CLEAN AND GREEN with Jahne”.  You might think we are moving into a period which replicates “The Roaring Twenties”, but I am cautious about this.  Although you can’t buy houses cheaply anywhere in Woodend, the prices are moving downward in outlying districts.  You can even buy a do-upper for about $400,000.  Any house at this price has not been available for a number of years.  So, start saving your pennies, things are changing – and that is why I am going back in time.  House prices are coming down but food and services are becoming more expensive. I am preparing.  If you want to know the old ways and you don’t have a mother or grandmother who has experienced them, I have.  You can come to me.  Conversely, if you have old recipes and old methods you would like to share with our group, I would love to hear from you.


We are enrolling our new Teacher Training classes.  If you are still working through the course, or if you would like to start there is no better time than NOW.  We have a FREE Teacher Training zoom session (only an hour which is as much as most people can put aside?) on Mondays at 6.30.  Last Monday we considered THE SANGHA and THE THREE JEWELS.  Where were you?  I don’t record them firstly because I believe you should be able to put aside one hour a WEEK for your yoga teacher training class, and secondly zoom charges us to record.  If you can’t spend ONE HOUR a week, then… please consider that I already invest in preparation, study etc to bring the sessions to you.

With regards to where we find ourself in history, there is always the Buddha to return to.  He said “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”, and “This too shall pass”.  


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

ZOOM: Mon. 6.30 FREE OF CHARGE Teacher Training/Gita, Tues. Herb workshop 7.30, Friday 6.45 Tarot –  $50 for 4 Friday classes.
STUDIO YOGA:Mon. 1pm (full) 2.15pm, Wed. 1pm Restorative(full),2.15 Friday 1pm, 2.15 Hatha,  SATURDAY 1PM, 2.15 RESTORATIVE or HATHA YOGA.

MONTHLY LUNCHEON:   Thursday 30th June at 12noon at “The Vic” in Woodend (If you are running a bit late, relax, it’s OK – drop in for dessert.  We have the meeting room, so it is separate and quieter).  Please let me know if you can join us.  We will post an invite closer to the day.   RSVP PLEASE

CONSULTATIONS: Tarot/Bach/QHHT HYPNOTHERAPY, 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

TEACHER TRAINING:  Unfortunately there appears to be a glitch in the videos – some can read them, some students can’t, so we will probably discontinue their use as they have been difficult over the last few months.    I have a USB with them all on, and I will be sending this in lieu of the videos to all NEW students.  This may prove to be a better option.

WEEKLY MEETINGS:  We have free Teacher Training zoomed on Mondays, and I am open to a yoga teacher asana class/meeting in the studio WHICH WE HAVE ORGANISED FOR EVERY SECOND SUNDAY BETWEEN 2 and 3pm.  THIS IS STARTING THIS COMING SUNDAY (June 5th – 2pm).