Jacky at      If you want a direct answer from me, then as usual,

All mail to go to PO Box 14, Mt.Macedon. Vic. 3441.




Although not everything in the garden has produced as in past years (smoke haze cutting down growing and clean air levels),  I still have a full freezer.


THE FIRES:  Yes, I live in a fire zone, and yes,  I lost my house in the Ash Wednesday fires, but a lot has changed since then.  The last few hot days I got fairly anxious (having people ring me from all over the planet, as well as my students just made sure it was top of mind)…  I have been so gratified that you have been thinking of me, and offering places to stay – it takes the tension away.  I may not need a bolt hole this year, but it is so lovely to know I have places to go.

I did ask a couple of students who live closer to Melbourne if I could come to them on “code red” days or in case of evacuation. It makes such a difference to know I have somewhere to go, even if I don’t use it.

When my house burned down last time a family gave me the use of their shack at Lauriston which backed onto the river.  It was beautiful, and gave me quiet time.


FUNDRAISERS:  Congratulations to Heidi Van Maannenberg in Shepparton and Rachael Gibson in Woodend who have raised heaps for the FireFightingFunds.  There have been huge concerts around the country which have generated thousands of dollars per gig.    Imagine how much the yoga community could raise if they did huge yoga gatherings to generate similar funds…


CHAIR YOGA:  I hope that you have been checking in to the web site.  If you have been,  you will see that I am concentrating on RESTORATIVE YOGA and CHAIR YOGA.  Working with people who think they can’t do yoga.  All you need an active mind –  walkers, wheelies and wheelchairs welcome to the Chair Yoga at the Woodend Neighbourhood House. You don’t need to be flexible before you start!


Classes will be starting in Woodend Neighbourhood House. every Tuesday and Friday from the 4th of February, at 10.30.  If you want to start classes, please come along – nothing needed, everything provided, we just need you!


TAROT READING CLASSES:    Saturday the 1st, 8th and 15th of February from 2pm to 4pm.  Go to  for details.  Those people taking part will receive a deck of my REVELATION TAROT cards as part of the course.  It is a certificate course, and you will be able to read easily for others,  and with confidence,  by the time you complete the three sessions.


MAGDALEN TAROT:  In 2009 I started writing about Mary Magdalen.  I find her to be a fascinating woman.  I am sure she was not a prostitute.  In this tarot deck I have referenced the Magdalen with the everyday, so it will be very relevant.  I did do a preview on my facebook page, but haven’t done much because I haven’t even gotten half way through.  It is a long job (well I did start in 2009!).  I certainly would like your comments if you are a Magdalen fan.


She wasn’t who we think she was.  We do have the Dan Brown “School of Theology” (The Da Vinci Code) referencing her trip to Marseilles, and the Monks there have made quite a lot of money over many years encouraging this speculation in order to fund their order…. but is it true?  Maybe it doesn’t matter.


Carravagio the Renaissance artist did a wonderful painting of her, obviously pregnant and swooning (?).  So where the truth actually lies, who knows.  We do know that she was important enough to be mentioned in each of the Gospels, and the first to speak to Jesus in the garden after his “Resurrection”, so we know she was important – and not just a receptacle.  I am having a good time, researching and writing.




It is that time of the year and I always plan to email you all to remind you of registrations, but many of you have not updated emails so it usually is a lengthy but fruitless exercise…. Please review your progress, make a plan for the coming year (one that you can stick to) and go for it.  Please check that you are registered and insured, and if you want to keep going with the videos, make sure that you are subscribed.  There is an annual fee for videos, registrations and insurance – it would be handy if you arranged for them all to come due in the same month at least!



MASSAGE: Please come for a massage – do drop by.  I look forward to seeing you.  Book a time if you are still on holidays.  $85 for a one hour session – hot rocks, cold rocks,  Depends on the weather.


PAST LIFE CONSULTATIONS: You don’t have to believe in God, Angels or guardians…  You might just be curious to discover if you have been a companion to someone famous (or infamous).  Although we have taken people to places where they have BEEN angels….wouldn’t that be a glorious future?


I have started painting the things that we see and speak of.  I think they will be an interesting series of artworks.




There have been changes, I have dropped a few studio classes to allow me to do more EVERYDAY CHAIR YOGA CLASSES.


All on the Web Site.  Go to  for classes.

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.






Next door to the Police Station, Forest Road, Woodend.

Monday: 12noon FREE lunch. YES, WE WILL BE HAVING A FREE CHRISTMAS LUNCH on the 16th of December at 12noon.   There will be no 1pm yoga on that day.  (The 1pm yoga is  held at the Studio in Woodend, not at the Church).



DATE of the next Teacher Training:   Sunday 5th January 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 a Yoga 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 classesThe Next class is Ist Tuesday in February at 3.30pm. Crusoeden Health.  Turn at the Metricon building on the highway in Kangaroo Flat just up from Bunnings on the same side.


PARKING HOME STUDIO – 37 Morris Road, Woodend. 

If you come to my home studio for yoga or massage or anything – 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. Not in front of neighbours driveways, on the road, or on nature strips 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.


MY PAST LIVES – the book will be released over the next month or so – I will probably do the tidying up of the manuscript over the holidays..  This may help you to understand my journey, and anticipate one of your own.  It is interesting that more people are coming from the future in these sessions than from the past…they have come to heal and to teach.


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.


YOUR REGISTRATIONS: Thank you again to those students who have bounced back into action, who are getting their insurance and registrations up to date (I personally would not work without insurance – it is one of the first things I check).  Thank you to those students who have started up again after a long absence, BUT, if your absence has been 5 years or more, and you did little when you first enrolled, then you will have to start the modules at the beginning….   But it is good to start – it is even better to finish.  Another thing you can cross off the list.


Why Register?

This is one thing I attempted to get to in the hols.  Emailing everyone and asking you to check that you are registered at the right level, and have your insurance.  It is a bit difficult if you haven’t updated your email address with me.  Don’t be PART SMART.    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.  No excuses.



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.


WHAT IS NEXT:  I am downsizing – well, clearing out my stock room, and getting rid of a number of my saved and cherished prints and paintings.  You will be surprised.  I will also be getting rid of surplus bits and pieces that I no longer use – even yoga gear.  I am not planning to die (right away), and not planning to move, although it could be forced on me by climate change.. so I thought I would get rid of things I don’t use, that you may be able to.  Date – Probably the end of February.



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   Jahne…….

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