Thank you to everyone who has taken their home files apart and checked their registrations – maybe it is something to do with tax time? Whatever it is.. thank you. Now we have Jacky, and Charlie checking the files, we are finding a few anomalies. I am sorry to say we have slipped up a couple of times – usually in your favour. I have sent out registration certificates, however, for one reason and another you have not paid. If you can’t find a receipt, or can’t find what papers you sent to us – maybe you didn’t. Please check.



I was finishing off one of my boards.  Preparing it for the detailed for gilded calligraphic work I love to do, and it was so beautiful, I was loathe to paint on it. When I thought about it, it was so much like yoga, that I shared the experience at teacher training.

 When I have my boards arrive (students arrive), they just look like any other board, thirsty for paint. And seeing them you have a hard time imagining their transition to beautiful. I paint the board white, then sand it and paint it white a few times, gently sanding each after a fair drying period. Then I paint a black layer, this shows up any flaws and I sand it back when it’s dry, trying hard not to disturb the layers underneath. Then three more coats go on top, sanded and hand polished to give a velvety vellum finish that is almost luminous, then even the tiny, tiny flaws look like sparkling stars in a midnite blue sky.

 This is how I see yoga teaching, we first have to set down a good foundation, and after much work, we are ready to do the complex layers that bring yoga to life, and the student to a whole person. Like you, like your students.

I can’t attach a photo of the surface here, it would look just dark, you wouldn’t see the opal inside. I have attached a picture of an old mandala – ours will look something like this…  Our surface will be much more beautiful than this one.  This looks dark – our will be just like a Rothko surface.  You will see the universe inside it.

Come and explore this for yourself….I am holding a TIBETAN MEDITATION MANDALA (gilded) painting class on Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm from the 24th July for 5 weeks.   You won’t need any experience, just a willingness to learn and go slowly. I teach art like I teach yoga – we start with the foundations. Not only will you leave with a beautiful artwork, you will have an heirloom piece.   Go to to see more, and email me to book your spot.

When:   SATURDAYS from 2 – 4pm    TUESDAYS from7pm- 9pm

COST $250 for 5 classes – all materials will be provided. Start Date: 24th July.

There are only 4 spots left available 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. Maybe good enough, stunning enough to be an heirloom. No painting experience needed, you will need to be able to sign your own name.



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 girls every inch of the way. It is a hard course, but it is also a hard yoga. My students at Rehab have said I am a ‘tough old tart”. My answer to that is that teaching into this community is ‘tough old tart business!”.



The next show will be a “HIGH TEA +Tarot” to herald the release of my new “silk finish” Revelation tarot deck and new mandala Meditation prints. As usual it will be at Reds Restaurant in Woodend, on the 22nd of July between 2.30 and 4.30pm. There will be a cost $45, you will have to book for the HIGH TEA although the exhibition will be open to all.

Because there will be a beautiful High Tea, and we need to know the numbers, please book. It will cost $45, and you need to pay with your booking (for catering purposes we need to know you are serious). A Tea Leaf Reading is included in the price.   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 booking with Tarot Reader will be available, however, NOT included in the price, and you will need a separate booking for the tarot which is a longer and personal reading.



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.


YOGA WITH JAHNE…..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 Philosophy class at The Home Studio ($20) 5.30pm Gentle Restorative at The Bentinck,  6.30pm Hatha at The Bentinck

FRIDAY         6.30pm FREE COMMUNITY MEDITATION CLASS.   Meditation/Relaxation at The Bentinck. props provided.

SAT.              10am Hatha The Bentinck   11.30 Philosophy at the Home Studio, 12.30 Restorative at Home Studio

 SUNDAY       5pm at the Bentinck


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


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.



The next one will be on Sunday 5th August, 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 7th August 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.





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..



HIGH QUALITY Prints (not the home printer variety)  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  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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