Good morning.

Yesterday evening I posted a reminder to all those among you who would like to join my SUNDAY AFTERNOON BOTANICAL ART CLASS (champagne optional).  Sunday the 9th October for four weeks, $85 for the four.  We will start by learning how to master the materials we need to use, and see where this leads us.

Please bring: Sharp 4B, 2B and HB graphite pencils, scalpel, stomps, a small piece of fine sandpaper and a small plastic pot for pencil shavings.  You will also need a A4 orA3 sketch book.  All these are available from the art shop and office shop in Kyneton or the Chinese shops in Gisborne or Woodend, and some items at the Woodend news agency.

You can pay via our web site and click on PayviaPayPal.

There is a more ADVANCED ART CLASS ON A FRIDAY at 11am. $260 for four classes.  We will presume a certain skill in pencil and move onto colour and brushes.  You can use my materials until you know which medium is your favourite.


Fees FROM 3rd October (new term) $220 per term. (The Term – 3rd October until the week starting the 12th December).

Monday –  1pm class,  2.15 class as usual.  ZOOM Teacher Training 6.30pm (all welcome)
Tuesday 1.30 Teaching at Windarring
Wednesday 1pm Hatha and 2.15 teacher training as usual
Friday 11am ADVANCED ART class, followed by 2.15 Hatha yoga as usual.

SUNDAY BOTANICAL ART CLASS.  2.30 TO 4.30 starts this weekend.


This could be called Tibetan Yoga, but if I did that hardly anyone would come except those who were experienced yoga practitioners, and that is “preaching to the choir” as they say.  I am loving teaching yoga to people who haven’t ever done yoga, or have done it as a group movement class.  In my ABLE2 yoga classes we (or I) am working on quietening the inner winds – which are the key to yoga.  The first step is to open the knots, some of which were laid down at the time of our conception.

We are not quite up to chanting at our ABLE2 classes but we will go there because singing is good for our heart.  It is like putting all our good thoughts in one place and building a person, an angel out of them.  This angel the Tibetans call Chenresik which means “The Angel Which Looks Upon Us With Eyes of Love”, and more than this they believed that each Dalai Lama was in reality this Angel.

When we chant in Sanskrit it helps release the knots in our inner channels.  The sound of OM, the easiest to teach, opens us up to be more kind to others in our thoughts, our words, and our deeds.  Don’t be shy, sing out, have you class join in…. As a class you can chant om, or  when you are on your own, then repeat the name of a special person or being who has meant a lot to you in your life.  Anyone who inspires in you a feeling of heart kindness.