Please transfer all your account queries to Jacky at

If you want a direct answer from me, then as usual, yogafirst2@bigpond.comAll mail to go to PO Box 14, Mt.Macedon. Vic. 3441.

 I keep on bringing this to your attention…The GREAT BELL CHANT, by Thitch Nat Hahn.




The more I read, the more I experience, the more I study, the more I am convinced that the endocannabinoid system is the key.  I am sure when you really get into it you will also start to join the dots.  I feel like the mother in “Caruso’s Oil” – seeing the relationship between the symptoms and the cause, getting a glimmer of how it can be changed with a simple ingredient,  and as usual, going against the tide.  I believe the simple ingredient that can help us understand hypermobility, is hemp (which does not include marijuana) in all its forms. I am learning just as you are.  My advice.  Keep an open mind and explore.  Don’t be part smart.  Be brave enough to put your head above the parapet.

I am writing more and more, and changing my diet.  It is not as depressing as drinking gallons of celery juice, and not about doing away with the nice things in life.  Adding hemp to your diet is adding taste, calmness, clarity,  not taking it away. Read my books

HEMP INFORMATION SESSION:at The Yoga Studio in Woodend at 2.30 this coming Saturday the 20thJuly.  By donation.

HEMP COOKERY:Classes by request coming up in August.  A recipe book will accompany the class.  Limited places available.  Please indicate your interest.


SCHOOL HOLS……..are finished.  The new term has started, so get back into your yoga.  It may be cold outside, but the studio is warm.  We don’t do yoga on the deck in all weathers so the cold is not a reason to stay away.  Ainsley Meares did yoga on the deck in minimum (or no) clothes even on the coldest Melbourne days, and it didn’t end well.  He should have known better, but I must say he did take everything to extremes. It really is not what yoga is about.


PHONE CONSULTATIONS:  If you would like to book a phone call with me.  We can explore your yoga business, expanding your studio, expanding your practice or asana /philosophy concerns –  I am looking forward to hearing from you.  There is a cost, it is a consultation the same as any other – an hour is an hour: $85 for an hour.


MASSAGE:  I love anything hands-on, and now I have the hemp, I will be using the creams and balms in my massage consultations.  I know how they have worked with me, and I know they will work with you.

DON’T FORGET THE MASSAGE COURSE COMING UP IN AUGUST – we do have some students who have booked in. Tuesday evenings 7pm to 9pm.  Let me know if you are interested.



All on the Web Site.  Go to for classes.

COST:    Yoga $20 per Class Or  CLASS PASS – $135 per 10 CONSECUTIVEclasses (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:12noon FREE lunch and 1pm YOGA



DATE of the next Teacher Training:   Sunday 4thAugust 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. This fee applies to everyone. (Visitors are welcome – even those not yet in teacher training – $30).

BENDIGO Teacher Training classes– Next class is the 9thJuly at 3.30pm. then 6thAugust.  Crusoeden Health.  Turn at the Metricon building on the highway in Kangaroo Flat just up from Bunnings on the same side.


WERRIBEE MASTER CLASS.  I have been asked to conduct a Restorative/Hypermobility Master Class in Werribee.  This will be a month or two off yet, but we will get there, and will advise you on the dates when they are decided.

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.



I write books to help you. 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 with yoga., and more on Hemp.


HYPERMOBILITY (the course) – The new course is on the ETSY site.

Watch my FREE UTUBE CHANNEL.  It is amazing how Hypermobility and the endocannabinoid system fit together. Please watch the youtube channel, or get the hew books on ETSY.


RESTORATIVE (REMEDIAL) YOGA. The “strawberries and cream” of yoga.

More Restorative (Remedial) classes.  Look at the web site for dates and times. I am building and building on this…  It is what passionately interests me as it links with hypermobility and now, HEMP.



THIS IS IMPORTANT.  We are your lineage.  You can pretend you didn’t train with us, you can go for cheaper options, but it is denying your lineage.  WE ARE YOUR LINEAGE, your yoga family. No-one else can be.   PLEASE, PLEASE CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION.  You need to be currently registered AT THE LEVEL AT WHICH YOU ARE NOW – STUDENT OR GRADUATE for your insurance to be valid, and you will need to supply a copy of a valid registration to be insured with AON.  If you insure as a graduate when you are still a student it may cause problems if there ever was a claim – it is possible you may not be insured because you didn’t tell the truth about your qualification.    You also need to forward a current first aidcertificate with your application and CPE when necessary (see below)

Please check your insurance requirements – keep up to date. We have moved to AON insurance.  You will be able to insure on-line BUT you will need a current (student or graduate) Registration to prove you are a member with us to get the advantages that a big firm like AON can offer.

CPE:  To bring us in line with INTERNATIONAL requirements rather than just Australian, we will only be requiring you to do your CPE every 3 years, do it round about the same time you do your first aid which is also a 3 year requirement.



I write books to help you in your course.  Please download them, and then please use them in answering your modules.HYPERMOBILITY – The Course…. A certificate course.  If you teach yoga, you need this.


MODULE DRAWINGS, DOWNLOADS. You will notice on the bottom of every assessment there is a reminder that drawings need to be done, and in your own hand, and downloads of any kind will not be marked.  Every page needs to have your name, module number, and page number.


EMAIL/POST:  Please use the email address  for anything to do with accounts,  or the usual 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.


Don’t forget to Register if you are teaching even if you have not graduated (especially if you have not graduated), insure and re-subscribe to the videos every 12 months.   Don’t leave these to the last minute.



Love and Blessings


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