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LITTLE WOMEN: What have these got to do with yoga? Well, ”Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott was a favourite book of mine in primary school, and had a profound effect. It was the first time I could accept that a life of one’s own could be possible – something not usual, not mainstream. It was a revelation. (“Little Women” was more loved even than “HEIDI”). I imagined being Jo March. After a few false starts – she was pretty headstrong – Jo ended up running a boys school and marrying Professor Bhaur (if I recall). I never did find “Professor Bhaur”, but feel that I have been running a school for boys (A Yoga School at The Bentinck) and I am building up my school again. It is not acting now, and I am a pretty good Jo March (but not a fabulous Katherine Hepburn who played her in the original movie).
I am not just teaching yoga, I am teaching people lots of different subjects. Yoga of course, meditation, pendulum dowsing, Sumii painting, A Tarot reading Course, Thangkha painting.. and there will be more. We will have different subjects on different days, and I will be able to develop and increase all the subjects I am curious about. Join me. My mother said I was a “butterfly”, not in the sense of beautiful, but flitting from one thing to another. Fifty years teaching yoga is hardly “flitting”, so I will stretch my wings now, while I have time.
AT THE STUDIO
We are trying to make sense of our emails and phones with the shift from the Bentinck. Please transfer all your account queries to Jacky at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you want a direct answer from me, then as usual, email@example.com.
This morning I taught at the Church. It was fantastic. I just so love teaching… then we had a lunch provided to the community (not just us) by the Church. Home-made pumpkin soup, veg soup, cakes of all kinds, warm fresh breads, bagels, fruit platter… . The Hare Krishna group would call it Prasadam. It is such a loving space. Then we did meditation in the church. It was gorgeous to meditate in a sacred space. The very high ceilings have to be accommodated. I had to turn the music up, and speak louder. The whole morning was wonderful, please join us. One of our newest students said as she left “that was fantastic – I just didn’t realise how much was made available for us, and so close by… I will be here every week”. We have lots of space for lots more students, and I am hoping for a group of stronger yogis on a Friday afternoon at 3pm. Experience not necessary.
YOGA CLASSES: are filling up. Please, if you say you are coming, come. If you can’t, then please let me know. My home Studio is not huge, and I want to take as many as I can, but I can’t hold your place if you only come occasionally. If you have told me you are coming to a specific class then I hold the place for you – it could mean I turn someone away which is unfortunate if you don’t come. Of course, if you want a private class to suit your very own special timetable, I can do that, but the cost is $85.
PAINTING CLASSES: Our Tuesday night MEDITATION MANDALA painting classes are progressing fabulously well, and we are booking for the next set of 5 classes for September. 4th September to 2nd October.
THANGKHA PAINTING – TUESDAYS from7pm- 9pm
COST $250 for 5 classes – Two more classes for the first session to go, but we are taking September bookings. All materials will be provided. Start Date for next classes: 4th September
By the end of the class you will have a unique image to take home, and frame to put in your own meditation room. Maybe good enough, stunning enough to be an heirloom. No painting experience needed. If you are nimble enough to sign your own name, you can do these classes.
SUMII (ZEN YOGA) BRUSHPAINTING – “ONE BREATH ONE LINE”
Fridays 12.30 and 6.30pm and Saturdays at 9am and 2.30.
Our first class on Saturday morning was fantastic, and the students even started painting bamboo. I tempted them with painting of goldfish, but bamboo is where we are at. It was interesting to see how much more focused the yoga class at 10 was after we had spent an hour painting.
This is the traditional painting on rice paper, but with a twist. On the longer Friday and Saturday afternoon classes, we will be doing it the “zen way” and painting things that can’t be painted. Love, joy, yoga, spirit, speed…etc etc. No right, no wrong, just what you can do. Your expression. We will be using traditional materials, we will be doing yoga breathing, AND A PAINTING will be the result.. Grind the ink, use the brush, paint the painting….. Sounds easy, BUT as in yoga, the foundations are everything.
TEACHING TO THE REHAB. AND RECOVERY COMMUNITY
I have had some requests for this course, and I am looking at it in light of what each student needs to move forward. That being said, it will be a very individual learning and planning. Something you would not be able to access in any other course I think. I am looking forward to passing on what I have learned, and will support these students every inch of the way. It is a hard course, but it is also a hard yoga. I am still teaching to that community. If you know someone who needs help, would like to do yoga and can’t afford it, let them know there are FREE teachings on MONDAY at 11, then FREE LUNCH, then FREE MEDITATION (Yoga Nidra style).
PAINTINGS and THE FOUNDATION
The art show went well, and we even received have some donations towards the Foundation. If you were unable to come to the show, and would like to donate please direct debit any amount to The GitaJaia Yoga Foundation, Commonwealth Bank in Woodend. 063806 10200584. Any amount will help, no matter how small.
Please come to the show, please buy a painting. It all goes to The Foundation. The next showing will focus on THE TAROT.
Please… if you want a session, WE CAN DO. Even at a distance. We can identify additional minerals and supplements, balance your diet, test for food sensitivities…. Health, business whatever. $55 one question, $75 two questions $150 for a general life reading for people who are stuck. On the farm I never made a change without dowsing first. Dowsed to get rid of rabbits in the lavender garden, dowsed for geopathic stress, dowsed to place large rocks, build a dam, make new gardens…. If you want to see if it makes a difference go see what the farm has become without the magic of dowsing – it is a dying jungle. Come see where I am now. The dowsing is working… my garden even in winter has students say “wow”.
Why Register with THE AUSTRALASIAN YOGA INSTITUTE?
You trained with us, you are a part of our lineage (or we are a part of yours), Registration supports this. 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. They change quickly.
REGISTRATION – CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT.
THIS APPLIES TO EVERYONE.
We have fallen in line with other organisations and ask people who are registered with us and wish to re-register to do at least one short course in the year as a continuing education requirement. You need to keep up. You can do one of my little courses on ETSY, or someone else’s, doesn’t have to be onerous, just something to keep you on your academic toes so to speak. Just watching a DVD won’t be enough unless you actually write a report on what you watched and why you watched it – the outcome – how it changed how you do what you do.
YOGA WITH JAHNE…..CLASS TIMES – all STUDIO classes $20
MONDAY – FREE MIDDAY CLASSES – SEE BELOW.
MONDAY – Church: 11am Hatha.12pm lunch/1pm meditation
6.30pm Hatha at the studio
TUESDAY (NO 6.30 Yoga) 7pm now a Thangka painting Class held at The Home Studio.
WED. 12.30 HATHA-YOGA
5.30pm Gentle Restorative at home Studio.
6.30pm Hatha at the home Studio.
FRIDAY Church: 3pm Hatha Yoga
6.30pm Sumii ZEN YOGA painting class starting 17th August. With an earlier one on a Friday at 12.30
SAT. 9am Sumii ZEN YOGA PAINTING (60min Class), $30 per class, 10am Hatha Yoga.
12.30 Restorative. 2.30Sumii ZEN YOGA PAINTING (90min class) $175 for 5 weeks.
MATERIALS FOR PAINTING CLASSES – everything provided.
COST: All yoga classes/ meditation classes at the studio – $20. Or CLASS PASS – $135 per 10 CONSECUTIVE classes.
This price will apply during the transition, and then will apply to long term students. New students will pay $165 per 10 class pass (normally $200) After 3 years as a student with us, the cheaper rate will apply.
Teacher Training, etc $20
UNITING CHURCH CLASSES (FREE or by donation)
Next door to the Police Station, Forest Road, Woodend.
Monday: 11am Hatha Yoga, 12noon lunch and 1pm meditation at Church.
Friday: 3pm Hatha Yoga
PARKING HOME STUDIO – 37 Morris Road, Woodend.
Park on white gravel in front of the studio, or in the drive-way directly opposite in front of double grey garage rolladoors. Not in front of neighbours driveways please.
MONTHLY TEACHER TRAINING AT THE HOME STUDIO:
The next one will be on Sunday 2nd September, 2pm to 4pm at my home studio (37 Morris Road in Woodend). 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 (to bring it in line with yoga classes) (which applies to everyone. If you are a visitor and not formally a student teacher with us then the cost is $30 – for a 2 hour class! Come.
BENDIGO Teacher Training classes –Next class is Tuesday 4th September at 3.30pm Turn at the Metricon building on the highway in Kangaroo Flat. It is a traffic light intersection, just up from Bunnings. Crusoeden is the building behind Metricon building, and faces Church Street. It’s easy to find. Cost: $20 per class (to bring it in line with the cost of a yoga class) for everyone who attends – thank you. (Directors – Jayne Boyle – firstname.lastname@example.org). Regular classes held – please email for timetable.
CLASSES AT OUR AFFILIATE STUDIOS IN EUROA, LYONSVILLE, APOLLO BAY – Pease email me for details.
REALLY HELPFUL BOOKS:
ETSY, ETSY www.myyogabooks.etsy.com
I write books to help you in your course. Please download them, and then please use them in answering your modules. Please never imagine that I don’t read your modules – I do. If you misquote, I will pick it up. 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 to graduation. If you do your course WITHOUT reading the hypermobility books, you will find your work being questioned.
PRINTS: HIGH QUALITY Prints of my artwork will be available on etsy as soon as they are available, and on my new art web site when it comes on line.
EMAIL/POST: Please use the email address email@example.com for anything to do with accounts, or the usual firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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Love and Blessings
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