Dear Yogis,

The YOGA LUNCHEON  is this coming Saturday at noon – I don’t know where the other Saturdays went to, it just seems like yesterday that we were meeting at the Victoria in Woodend.  I hope there are more takers this time, we have the back room to ourselves.

There is so much going on in Woodend over the next few months, The Woodend Winter Arts Show being the main attraction.  I rarely go to the attractions as I really don’t like crowds.  During the year I enjoy going to galleries, the occasional visit to the Hamer Hall to listen to music and catch up with what’s happening in Melbourne, but mostly, I am loving being in my garden, teaching yoga, or painting.  Doing these things keeps me very busy and I don’t have to be entertained. My mind is always busy.

This year I will be opening my studio gallery over the Arts Festival weekend.  I have lots of new work to show you.

In the garden it is violet time (I sugar them and use them on cakes and desserts), the grape hyacinths are next,  then the iris, by which time spring will be just around the corner and snowdrops and bluebells will be popping their heads up.  Hopefully there will be a few showers in between times, although the garden is damp at the moment.  I want to transplant some “roses in the wrong place”  they have become rather large,  and damp ground would be handy.

I am constructing a meditation garden ready for the spring, and part of the plan is roses, roses, roses…. (with veggies in between! Companion planting – alliums to keep the bugs away).  I have candles, statuary –  although I am hoping larger statues will become available, a meditation deck, a view over the pond.

It will look lovely in the spring when the planting takes hold, and I have time to paint the veggie box.  I dream about it.  It is not your usual garden, and almost anyone can make one like it.  I haven’t got money therefore I haven’t got a landscaper, I haven’t bought the the planters, or done heaps of digging.  I have used what I had from trees coming down, pots, leaves, mulch and so on.  Anyone can do it.



NOTE TO AYI YOGA TEACHERS: I flagged in the last newsletter that 1. if you have been with us 5 years or longer,  and 2. paid your Registration in the next month (or have paid in May) and 3. pay the rego before the end of June -you will be able to access the next two years rego at half price.  This translates as $…. this year depending on level, then half price registration in 2025 and 2026.  Quite a saving.   Email me and I will send the Application.

NEW RESTORATIVE CLASS:  Please note there is a new restorative class starting on Friday next – see below



ZOOM GITA :  Monday  evenings at 6.30pm This Monday (today), “Introduction to Disability Yoga”.  

Windarring Yoga –  Tues. 1pm

STUDIO YOGA WOODEND: Monday Hatha 1pm (full) Hatha 2.15 Wednesday Restorative 1pm FRIDAY RESTORATIVE 10am

TAROT/PAST LIFE ADVISOR/counsellor – Always available by appointment.


THE YOGA LUNCHEON: The last Saturday in May – the 25th,  12 noon in the back room at The Victoria Hotel in Woodend. You are all welcome, but please let me know if you would like to join us if you haven’t emailed me already.