Yes, we teach yoga and we teach philosophy and I believe we are still in the top percentile of schools in Australia. When you learn through us, you will have a very good grasp of yoga, and no matter how many people stand in front of you and no matter the standard of the class or the calibre of the students you will feel perfectly able to give a wonderful class.

However, if you don’t communicate with me when you have a difficulty I won’t know. This is distance education not distance healing, and certainly not a class in mind-reading (although that would certainly save time). Talk to me. Doesn’t matter what the problem is, ask me – don’t expect the answer, expect direction.

Everybody, Please read again HOW YOGA WORKS, in particular consider the concept “..and the body is a prison”. Do not look at it from the point of view of leaving the body in any way. Dying, high meditations, out of body experiences of any kind.   Read the book, and then apply it to your own life. Think how you could teach this to a beginner in a way that would make them want to do more yoga and look at their life in a different way. .


BUDDHA BISCUITS:    In order to fund the foundation we have been selling paintings, reading tea-leaves, and now I am working on Buddha Biscuits. We will need to have the recipe, the instructions and etc perfected so you can make them for Christmas. Sounds easy, probably isn’t. It is fun to practice, and I do love biscuits.

SERIOUS NOW:   Thank you to those girls who suddenly realised after my last newsletter that they were unregistered, and therefor wrongly insured. Alleluia, they updated their registration date and insurances. I am sorely tempted to do a list here of the very few who never answer emails – I bet they will be the first to jump up and down when they are ‘ex-communicated”.   Sorry girls, we just can’t keep trying to get your attention.



The date of the painting class with me is fast approaching. Some folk were a bit put off by the cost $250 for 5 very, very personal classes (only 5 students). In case you didn’t do the math, that is 10 hours at $25 per hour. Not bad when you look at things like that. I am not an amateur (60+ one person exhibitions), and you could learn a lot about painting and exhibiting your work. In this suburb painting classes are usually $45 per class and more.  

 I have 2 spaces left, so, come and explore this for yourself…. 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.  Materials, boards etc provided.  If you have favourite brushes (bigger and smaller sables, please bring them).

Go to to see more, and email me to book your spot:

TUESDAYS from7pm- 9pm    COST $250 for 5 classes – all materials will be provided. Start Date: 24th July.

There are only 2 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.  The painting (on canvas) below is much bigger than you will be doing, and unfinished.  It is a painting of the MULADHARA CHAKRA.



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.

I will have a scholarship for this course. If you have COMPLETED your 200 hour teacher training course with me, and want to move forward. Please let me know. Please don’t ask if you have not completed the course.  This is not for beginners.



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.  This is the way for you to help your fellow students (maybe yourself) get SCHOLARSHIPS, and help those less fortunate to have classes.  If you don’t support us, we cannot support you.  You can’t get nothing out of nothing.  WE NEED YOU.  Please make the date in your diary, support us in whatever way you can.

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.


Tea leaf Reading and pendulum prints will be available on the day, and on-line afterwards.



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

I have a feeling that some people are staying away from class because the Bentinck Rehab. Residents join in.  They are lovely people, and I would like you to think “There except for the Grace of God go I”.  It could be you, it still could be you.  They at least are trying to change.  They need your support, not your judgement.  By the way Trauma (of any kind) is not catching…

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   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.



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. 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.

PRINTS: HIGH QUALITY Prints 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


Newsletter sent out by The Australasian Yoga Institute,