Please. If you can, download this song. It is quite beautiful – don’t forget the kleenex.  It is beautiful!!!!.



Hi there Students. It is the CUP WEEKEND, but it is still work for me…. There are still yoga classes, and the timetable is still the timetable. If changes are not listed they are not happening..

I am especially gratified by the growing interest and attendance at our RESTORATIVE classes which are tailored to assist healing, rehab and renewal. These sessions are also ideal for those who are experiencing life changes, challenges and those people who have experienced trauma. These classes are especially calming and restful for those presently going through serious health challenges.. You don’t need to be fit, healthy or an athlete. It is called “yoga” but is a yoga you can do too. We can also personally design an experience of Restorative Yoga on a one-to-one basis. For that special gift, vouchers also available in our studio.


You will notice that i have increased the number of RESTORATIVE CLASSES.  I also welcome one-on-ones.  You may only do a private class once, and then you can join a regular class in a much more positive frame of mind.  It works.



I know all about wasps,  I had a huge nest in the walls of the office.  Thank goodness we discovered it in time – the wasps had eaten the plaster and all that was between me and them was the layer of paint!  It is not unusual.  Last year, I discovered a new nest in the ceiling, and about the same time they totally destroyed my bee hive – killed the queen and just took over.  This year I am following Jan Strawhorne’s advice (a year or so ago she trapped 300 wasp queens in these traps – she had 30 traps out on her property).   She follows a guy called Laurie.  Look up “laurielure” on google.  He gives detailed instructions for these traps. You need to follow them closely, and make more than one.  Remember, wasps travel in a straight line – not like bees.  Wasp queens discover new nesting sites and are joined by the rest of the hive.  So discard what you know about bees, and think wasp.  All you need is soft drink bottles, honey, water and vanilla essence.  AND THEY ARE TRIED AND TESTED.  If every neighbourhood did this, we would have far fewer wasp invasions.  Even if you haven’t been INVADED, hang at least one of these traps to trap what you can.  They are not attractive to bees, native or otherwise.


ART HEALS (new website)

My miniatures are at The Woodend Art Group annual pre-christmas sale. The three that I have included are VAN GOGH’S CHAIR, GAUGAINS CHAIR, and a KLIMT.   I am also having a showing of my work at my home gallery/studio on the 25th of November between 2pm and 4pm. If you are interested, please email me and let me know your interest. I even have had people come up to me in the supermarket and at church to let me know they are coming… Just keep an eye on the NEW web site for their progress.

Below is a miniature of Gaugain’s Chair.  there is a matching Van Gogh’s chair.  A lovely set.  I must say i like miniatures in sets.



KING TUT.  The recent use of DNA evidence in art history is very exciting.  We are finding out so much more than we have previously even been able to imagine.   I have almost completed a miniature  (which i will share with you when I have finished it),  of the tiny sarcophagus of one of Tutankhamen’s recently discovered still-borne children.  Tiny, tiny mummified bodies.   I have only painted the child’s face..  Tut was quite a physically deformed pharaoh – a Richard III sort of King .  He had a club foot, an outward gait, and a strange spine, due,  they have discovered , to the custom of in-breeding which they felt was necessary to keep their “God” bloodline pure.  It did the opposite. These deformities meant that he could not safely ride in a chariot and the injuries discovered on his body recently indicate that a chariot accident probably caused his death.  They have also discovered that he had two stillborn children by his “sister queen”.

I found it a heartbreaking story, and have done this miniature to remember and mark the birth of not just Tut’s children, but my own three that I lost.  Maybe you have had this experience – it doesn’t leave, but we learn to love these children always,  even if they are not with us.  I don’t know if you have even thought of this, but Tut is only remembered because of his fabulous death mask and funeral stash.  Rameses (the Donald Trump of Egypt), totally eradicated all reference of Tut, his queen, his successor and his father. Apart from the still born children there were no living heirs in his direct line.    A sad story.



*November 3rd to December 8th: Saturdays for 5 weeks.   Tempera on board

*November 18th: Sunday At the Studio. Make Art Make Yoga Make Money – Take Control of your art, your yoga and your bank balance

*December 9th: Sunday Tempera painting Workshop.

*January 13th to March 3rd: Sunday 11.30 to 2pm Make Art Make Yoga Make Money


Web site:

Email your interest to:

TUESDAYS from7pm- 9pm

COST $250 for 5 classes – or $50 per session

All materials will be provided.

By the end of the 5 classes 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. If you are nimble enough to sign your own name, you can do these classes.



I am still open to teaching on a Saturday morning at 9am. This is a one hour class where I will teach SUMII (Chinese/Japanese) brush painting. The cost of this class is $30. You are most welcome even if you haven’t done this before. It is also a great class for people wanting to work on their brush skills. All materials provided.


No matter if you are an artist of any form, or a yoga teacher in any discipline, like me you need to make money. If like me, you want to give it away that’s terrific (and great fun), but you have to make it first. If you don’t have it, you can’t give it away.   There are still some glitches on the site regarding times but you can read the times I have inserted in the course details.


PRIVATE VIEWING of my art, at my studio on Sunday the 25th November between 2 and 4pm. This will be the first time in years I have held an exhibition in my studio, and it is a preview of the work in the print sets.   It will be just like a European “vernissage”. My work, a private view with nibbles and champagne. An art “happening” in the comfort of my studio. Come along, have a look at the artwork, spend time in the garden. A beautiful afternoon talking art (and yoga). If you are interested please contact me. It is a small studio, and the viewing will be by invitation.




The REVELATION TAROT is now in its 10th year on ETSY. I am at present waiting for scanning and then printing of the extension 9 cards. “Gates and Guardians”, and the accompanying book. There are also ready-to-frame cards, and pins will be on ETSY shortly.

The Yoga of Kombucha * Yamas – The guide for life *Restorative Yoga * Yin Yoga and Yin Yoga for Kids * Red String of Fate * Chakra Enhancing oil * Rose Petal Jam – a Cookbook *How to be a Yoga Teacher by Home Study * The Sacro Cranial Connection * Tea leaf Reading – The Chart *Yoga for pregnancy * 5 ELEMENT YOGA (The 5 Tibetans) + charts * Pendulum chart * Revelation Tarot Deck



MONDAY:               11am Hatha, 12 noon lunch, 1pm Meditation.    Followed by access to food bank with Jahne or Wendy.

5.30 Restorative at Studio and 6.30pm Hatha at the Studio

TUESDAY:              7pm painting Class, The Home Studio.


5.30pm Gentle Restorative at home Studio. (Not accepting new students. Please email or text enquiries)

6.30pm Hatha at the home Studio.

FRIDAY                   3pm FREE (or by donation) YOGA AT THE UNITING CHURCH

Followed by access to Food bank with Jahne.

5.30 Restorative at Studio then.6.30pm Hatha Yoga at Studio

SATURDAY.         9am Sumii ZEN YOGA PAINTING (60min Class), $30 per class, 10am Hatha Yoga.   12.30 Restorative (Not accepting new students – please email or text enquiries)


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: 11am Hatha Yoga, 12noon lunch and 1pm meditation at Church.      Friday: 3pm Hatha Yoga


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.  PENDULUMS/TAROT/TAROT POUCHES: All locked and loaded ready for you. Like any other store – if you want the best prices, the best items, you have to drop in often.


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.



Love and Blessings


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