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We are trying to make sense of our emails and phones – it isn’t simple.  Please transfer all your account queries to Jacky at yogafirst@optusnet.com.au If you want a direct answer from me, then as usual, yogafirst@netcon.net.au.

 

THE YOGA CLASSES:

We are expanding our classes under the wing of The Uniting Church. Hopefully in the near future to small nearby towns with Woodend as the hub (one town at a time of course). This is a wonderful validation of our work thus far.

Studio classes are building.  It is lovely to welcome back to those wonderful yogis who have been coming for so long.  It is this commitment that makes the difference as you get older.                                              Yoga is the way to age gracefully, and stave off the usual degenerative conditions that plague some folk in their senior years.

I have increased the number of Restorative Classes.  They are very popular.  Now my clients can hunt and peck, and take advantage of the a number of days, instead of just having one or two classes available.  I am hoping this will not be too much choice.  One can only try.

REMEMBER it is the sale of my art which makes my “by donation and free” classes possible.   Buying a folder of prints will support the Foundation.  The will be on sale from the 25th of November – launched at the private showing at my studio, details below.  

 

PRIVATE VIEWING of my art, at my studio on Sunday the 25th November between 2 and 4pm. This will be the first time in years I have held an exhibition in my studio, and it is a preview of the work in the print sets.   It will be just like a European “vernissage”. My work, a private view with nibbles and champagne. An art “happening” in the comfort of my studio. Come along, have a look at the artwork, spend time in the garden. A beautiful afternoon talking art (and yoga). If you are interested please contact me. It is a small studio, and the viewing will be by invitation.  Remember it is the sale of my art-work that makes free yoga classes possible. By enrolling in The Foundation print Club, you will become a member of the Foundation – the annual $75 joining fee is included in your print purchase, and receive 5 ready to frame A5 prints on beautiful 300 gsm paper in a folder in one of the three different sets (your choice).  *Buddhist images * Spiritual/Christian Images * Mini-Masters

 

A KOMBUCHA CLASS.

I have a dedicated group of students who have what they call “animal farm” in their kitchen. Their scobies are thriving, and their Kombucha is as bubbly as”bubbly. Mine is too. You can make it easily – and save your family approximately $10 per wine bottle of Kombucha. It hardly takes any time at all to make even for those people who don’t think they have time. My microwave boils the water and dissolves the sugar, and apart from decanting the brew, this is about as hard as it gets! My last batch was quite strong, and over that few warm days I added mineral water and it was fantastic. One time I even added Rose’s Limejuice. Even better. I am going to do that again.

If you are interested in starting an kombucha “farm” complete with scobie, just ask.

 

ART HEALS www.jahnehopewilliams.com (new website)

I am totally involved in the progress I am making, and loving the thought that it is making yoga possible for so many people.. I started my miniatures with a 20cent size, then I went to 3 inches, but that was too big, and now I am back to about a 50cent size in 3 collections of 5 images each. MINI MASTERS, BUDDHIST and SPIRITUAL. I will have prints made of them, and sell them to you in a folder, ready to frame. Just keep an eye on the NEW web site www.jahnehopewilliams.net for their progress.  I still have a couple of glitches I am waiting for the web people to fix, so regarding dates and times just look at the details on the site.  If you get confused, then email me.

ART WORKSHOPS:

*November 3rd to December 8th: Saturdays for 5 weeks.   Tempera on board

*November 18th: Sunday At the Studio. Make Art Make Yoga Make Money – Take Control of your art, your yoga and your bank balance

*December 9th: Sunday Tempera painting Workshop.

*January 13th to March 3rd: Sunday 11.30 to 2pm Make Art Make Yoga Make Money

 

Web site: www.jahnehopewilliams.net

Email your interest to: yogafirst@netcon.net.au

 

ONGOING ART CLASS ON TUESDAYS from7pm- 9pm

COST $250 for 5 classes – or $50 per session

All materials will be provided.

By the end of the 5 classes 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.

 

THE ALCHEMIST ART STORE in Sunbury. Our demonstration…Happened on Saturday 13th October at 4pm. (The store is in the same shopping centre as Aldi in Gap Rd. Right next door to the Asian Food store). It was fantastic – about 10 in the audience, and I was able to demonstrate (and the class was able to play) with materials that the store stock and I have used for many years. Thank goodness for the Alchemist. If you came to class, or you are interested in miniatures, egg-tempera, or oil pastels and gilding, please come to my studio and learn the finer points. I teach the methods used by DaVinci and Cellini – who taught “decorum” alongside painting. Good combo!

 

SCULPTURE REQUEST: I have let it be known that we are looking for a sculptor or an iron worker/blacksmith. THE BLUE LADY totally shattered in the cold this year, and as she was our logo and a landmark in our town for 25 years, I am trying to replace her in some way. I have been donated an almost full size Jesus statue (concrete – probably rescued from an old catholic grotto) which I am going to paint in cobalt, and decorate in interfaith symbols (“OM” being one). The sculptor needs to build a frame to raise and support this very heavy statue. No crosses – Jesus has been there and I don’t want to send him back. If you are interested in tendering for this job, please email me at yogafirst@netcon.net.au. No scribbles on the back of an envelope please, this is a serious job, and I want to know everything about how you would execute the brief.

 

MAKE ART MAKE YOGA MAKE MONEY:

No matter if you are an artist of any form, or a yoga teacher in any discipline, like me you need to make money. If like me, you want to give it away that’s terrific (and great fun), but you have to make it first. If you don’t have it, you can’t give it away.   There are still some glitches on the site regarding times but you can read the times I have inserted in the course details. www.jahnehopewilliams.net

 

NOW AVAILABLE ON WWW.MYYOGABOOKS.ETSY.COM

The Yoga of Kombucha * Yamas – The guide for life *Restorative Yoga * Yin Yoga and Yin Yoga for Kids * Red String of Fate * Chakra Enhancing oil * Rose Petal Jam – a Cookbook *How to be a Yoga Teacher by Home Study * The Sacro Cranial Connection * Tea leaf Reading – The Chart *Yoga for pregnancy * 5 ELEMENT YOGA (The 5 Tibetans) + charts * Pendulum chart * Revelation Tarot Deck

 

FOOD BANK at THE UNITING CHURCH.

Like Ronnie Khan of OZ HARVEST, we are “food fighters”.   Come to yoga at 11am, then come to our COMMUNITY LUNCH on Mondays at 12 noon, followed by 1pm meditation – and if you are having a struggle to make ends meet, then come and shop at THE FOOD BANK (they have things like coffee, trail mix, soup, powdered milk…) amazing things that you will use and need – the usually expensive things. Please don’t come thinking “someone else is worse off”. This will always be the case. If you need help, please take our help. These items are such a help, please, please become a “customer” otherwise the doors will close (that applies to the FREE yoga too).

 

YOGA WITH JAHNE…..CLASS TIMES – all STUDIO classes $20

MONDAY:               11am Hatha, 12 noon lunch, 1pm Meditation – Followed by access to food bank with Jahne or Wendy.

                                   5.30 Restorative at Studio and 6.30pm Hatha at the Studio

TUESDAY:              7pm painting Class, The Home Studio.

WEDNESDAY       12.30 Hatha/Restorative  Yoga,   5.30pm Gentle Restorative at home Studio,   6.30pm Hatha at the home Studio.

FRIDAY                     3pm FREE (or by donation) YOGA AT THE UNITING CHURCH Followed by access to Food bank with Jahne.

                                    5.30 Restorative at Studio then.6.30pm Hatha Yoga at Studio

SATURDAY.          10am Hatha Yoga.   12.30 Restorative.

COST:

Yoga $20 per Class Or CLASS PASS – $135 per 10 CONSECUTIVE classes (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)

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.    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.

 

MONTHLY TEACHER TRAINING AT THE HOME STUDIO:

The next one will be on Sunday 4th November , 2pm to 4pm  at my home studio (37 Morris Road in Woodend – yes, it is Cup Weekend – but I am still having Teacher Training). 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). This fee 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 6th November 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  – crusoedenbody@bigpond.com).  Regular classes held – please email for timetable.

 

Why Register with THE AUSTRALASIAN YOGA INSTITUTE? 

It is about LINEAGE. 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.

 

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.

Chakras – Your personal power house.Yamas – The guide for life * Restorative Yoga * Yin Yoga and Yin Yoga for KidsRed String of FateChakra Enhancing oil  *  Rose Petal Jam – a Cookbook * *  *How to be a Yoga Teacher by Home Study     *  The Sacro Cranial Connection * Tea leaf Reading – The Chart *   Yoga for pregnancy * 5 ELEMENT YOGA (The 5 Tibetans) + charts   *  *SacroCranial Connection * and more….

Please never imagine that I don’t read your modules – I do. If you misquote, if you don’t understand (no matter how many pages you do) 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.

 

EMAIL/POST:  Please use the email address  yogafirst@optusnet.com.au  for anything to do with accounts,  or the usual yogafirst@netcon.net.au. 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.

 

Have a lovely week….please try to be at the teacher training day.