When I started yoga all those years ago there were two alternatives regarding yoga. You did it, or you didn’t do it.

 Today there are heaps of different kinds of yoga, and to have a big influence, you need to specialise.

I have had a few enquiries for the Post Graduate Diploma Restorative Yoga Course (addiction and recovery). This is a complex and difficult area, and the course and its cost will reflect this. If you are wanting to specialise in this area, please let me know. It is possible that I MAY have a scholarship available, however, because of others who have scholarships (and even those who are just in training), believing that they have forever to finish the course, there will be a definite time line for this one. If I give out a scholarship, I do so thinking that you want to teach what I am giving you, and not at some time in the future. If you want to train, then you will have to focus and discipline yourself.

Yes, I am understanding, but I am not ridiculous. Yoga teacher training is for people who have the desire to teach, not people who want to find an easy way around being qualified. There’s a parable or a fable about it I am sure.

By the way, if you have or are planning to apply for a scholarship, I live in hope that when the opportunity presents itself  YOU WILL GIVE BACK. You will volunteer at our classes, or donate in some other way, even if that is just helping with cleaning. I don’t want to have to ask. Recently a scholarship holder wanted to present yoga classes in our studio, and when I suggested that there be a couple of recovering people in the class who would not pay, she was horrified, and has gone on to teach elsewhere. She told me I was not businesslike. She could be right…. however,  I was not overly impressed.  I walk by faith – not by sight.



My idea is to teach a course at POST GRADUATE level to one SENIOR TEACHER (graduate) from each state if possible. We can expand from there. This work is increasingly my focus and I am inviting you to join me.

Even yoga teachers who think they haven’t experienced addiction need this teaching, as at the present the statistic is that 60% of the population are addicts. Hard drugs, prescribed medications, alcohol (a “biggie”), nicotine. So 6 out of 10 people standing in front of you have the possibility of being addicted. Even if you can’t see this, even if you can’t recognize what is in front of you they need special help, special understanding – people don’t wear placards saying “I am an addict – please help me!”.

I was listening to Radio National about the need for help in rehabilitating addicts. Many places around Australia have nothing. Jail is the only place addicts can be sent. This is a fabulous opportunity FOR YOU! Yoga the way that we teach it works, and you could set up a fabulous after care facility in your area – but not without training and help (and courage).

Do you want to make a huge difference in your community? If you want to know about job opportunities imagine that statistic of 60% of people addicted, and grow it. This problem is not getting smaller.   This will be an amazing mentoring style course that will make great sense in your community.  Email:




My art work allows me to teach pro-bono to the rehab community, and give out scholarships… It is not just painting for the sake of painting. In July I am initiating a web site totally focused on my art work.

The next show will be a “HIGH TEA +Tarot” to herald the release of my new “silk finish” Revelation tarot deck and new Buddha/Angel Meditation prints. As usual it will be at Reds Restaurant in Woodend, and at the moment we are looking at the 22nd of July. We haven’t settled on an exact date yet. There will be a cost, you will have to book for the high tea although the exhibition will be open to all.

A Tea Leaf reading will be included in the price of the High Tea. Remember when I used to do it every day at my little café/yoga room – Mt.Macedon Tea Rooms. People came from all over to get a reading, it was fun, it was good.. On this occasion a Tarot Reader will be available, however, this Tarot reading is NOT included in the price, and you will need a separate booking for the tarot which is a longer and personal reading.



Like you I love having Thankas in my meditation room (mind you as soon as one I have painted is installed it sells). So, I am inviting you to join me in a class to learn to paint your own. No art expertise is required. As long as you can sign your name (in a legible fashion when concentrating), you can do this class.  As soon as I have a sample painted of the one I am planning for you, I will put it on the web site.  As you know, the mantras spin clockwise, and the light of the mantra radiates from the seed sillies in the centred throughout the mantra garland.  This “vibration” radiates throughout ones whole body and meditation space.  They need to be visualised like a moving image.  They are not static. It is a point of focus for the mind and the remover of obstacles.

SATURDAYS between 2 and 4 pm for teenagers

And TUESDAYS between 7pm and 9 for adults.

COST $250 for 5 classes – all materials will be provided.

Start Date: 24th July.

There are only 4 spots left available in the Adult class at time of posting this.

By the end of the class you will have a unique image to take home, and frame to put in your own meditation room.




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.




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.



CLASS TIMES – all classes $20

MONDAY      11.30 Northcote with Ling (Gentle Hatha) Not open public hols.

6.30pm Hatha with Nic at The Bentinck

TUESDAY     7pm Hatha at The Bentinck – until 24th July when this time will be taken up as a Thanka painting Class to be held at The Home Studio.

WED.           12.30 Trainee Teachers class at The Home Studio ($20)

5.30pm Gentle Restorative at The Bentinck

6.30pm Hatha at The Bentinck


Meditation/Relaxation at The Bentinck. props provided.

SAT.              10am Hatha The Bentinck   12.30 Restorative at Home Studio

SUNDAY       5pm at the Bentinck


MASSAGE:    A Healing Massage with Jahne can be had between Yoga Classes (at The Bentinck) by appointment only – even on weekends.

Mon/Tue/Fri 4pm and 5pm Saturday 2.30, Sunday 4.30pm

COST: yoga $20 per Class Or CLASS PASS – $135 per 10 CONSECUTIVE classes.     Teacher Training, etc $20     Massage: $85 per session


THE BENTINCK – on the corner of High Street and Romsey Road, Woodend.

Enter ONLY through the Romsey Road gate where you see the yoga sign.

Do not park in the front of the Bentinck. The main two story building is NOT The Yoga Centre.

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.

NORTHCOTE: 9 Langwells Pde. (near Aldi).

Ling will be taking over these classes, she is our trainee yoga teacher.

Plenty of parking at Aldi. FREE 2 Hour park, or All Day nearer the Police Station at the back.


MONTHLY TEACHER TRAINING AT THE HOME STUDIO:   The next one will be on Sunday 1st July, 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 3rd July 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  –  Regular classes held – please email for timetable.




Not one of my artworks, but definitely orb-like.

In July I will be launching a new web site which will focus on my artwork and our Mandala art classes.

 Etsy is Etsy. 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

That being said….Why haunt libraries for information on the chakras, yamas, and other yoga philosophies relevant to the course (or The Tarot). It is all on ETSY. We do plan to update our shop (and the prices) with the new web update, but we will never be able to offer the options and service of etsy which has millions of customers.   For you who have never used ETSY please visit. It is fabulous and oh so EASY.   You will find all our books, our DVD’s and CD’s on ETSY.   (The Paul Grilley DVD’s are on our web site shop). Please go to Or for the Paul Grilley DVD’s (price about to go up as the exchange rate gets more difficult). If you are new and haven’t read about YAMAS, CHAKRAS then I have distilled them for you. Go to the Etsy site as above and have a look – especially at the new book and DVD on Hypermobility..

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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