2nd February 2017 eNewsletter


Honouring the Universe – The philosophy of The Australasian Yoga Institute
Dedicated to a tradition of excellence in teaching for more than 40 years, The Australasian Yoga Institute offers yoga teachers comprehensive and systematic training in classical yoga. We teach yoga techniques for body, breath, mind and spirit in 200hr and 500hr certification programs. Our programs include training in meditation, asana GOOD MORNING DEAR STUDENTS

THE KEY TO PEACE.  “I have been engaged in peace work for more than thirty years: combating poverty, ignorance, and disease; going to sea to help rescue boat people; evacuating the wounded from combat zones; resettling refugees; helping hungry children and orphans; opposing wars; producing and disseminating pace literature; training peace and social workers; and rebuilding villages destroyed by bombs.  It is because of the practice of meditation – stopping, calming and looking deeply – that I have been able to nourish and protect the sources of my spiritual energy and continue this work.” (Living Buddha, Living Christ, Thich Nhat Hanh)     THE USA:  Had to say something – you asked.  With regards to “that American person”, when people are doing crazy things look at history. Most every country has tried what he is doing, and it has always made the country smaller and less prosperous in the end. What it actually does is give us all a chance to shine. This morning’s economic news demonstrates that. The USA is diminishing on every level – especially morally, but China and the rest of the world is getting on with business. We are not going down the plughole as he may have imagined – and we won’t miss him. I have never known a business or a country that believed (and was successful) thinking it can be “great again”, whilst getting small, isolationist and drawing in its borders. Get out your history books and you will discover that this is true. 

Let us make this our opportunity to all live the Yamas, to rise above his impoverished thinking and become great. We really can show the rest of the world how it is done. If we do this, if we all do our very best to live our very best, living by the yamas no matter where we live (even those in the USA reading this), this person will find himself on a small island which is rapidly getting smaller. It is up to each one of us. Like Thich Nhat Hanh, you must “nourish and protect the source your spiritual energy”    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  RESTORATIVE YOGA THERAPY TRAINING AT MY HOME STUDIO (New Level 2 course begins with a practical session February 18th and 19th) “Early bird” special now finished, full fee applies.  Sign up today.  Go to www.restore.moonfruit.com   PLEASE BOOK TODAY The Restorative Yoga is becoming the backbone of our practice, and there have been some new developments. I have already informed most of you that there are three levels.

The workshop for level 2 will be at MY HOME STUDIO in Woodend. It will have a resounding effect on your practice and your life. To learn more, see below, and hop on over to www.restore.moonfruit.com. LEVEL 1 is the teach yourself course on www.myyogabooks.etsy.com

LEVEL 2 is the RESTORATIVE YOGA COURSE and the Introduction to Therapy with emphasis on Structural Yoga Therapy.

And LEVEL 3 (coming later in the year) In this I am presenting a course which will include nutrition, the use of exclusive essential oils and therapeutic mixtures which can be prescribed and used in conjunction with the yoga to make it a stand-alone clinical practice. This would be a great addition to the practice of those who are doulas (both with pregnant women and the dying), and those who routinely work with the chronically ill, people in recovery, etc.

You cannot do LEVEL 3 if you have not done LEVEL 1, LEVEL 2 and started out with the RYTA200. This will be truly a therapy course. There is nothing like it in the world today. If you are looking for a life path, if you really do want to become a yoga PRACTITIONER rather than a YOGA TEACHER, then this is for you. The curriculum is not complete, and the Level 3 course will not be until later next year, but there is lots you have to do between now and then.

LEVEL 1 is on ETSY right now, you can start now, and the next RESTORATIVE LEVEL 2 will be delivered in February 2017 (18th and 19th Feb – see the web sitewww.restore.moonfruit.com for details) at The HOME STUDIO. Level 1 is not a hard course, but it is not a “rubber stamp”. If you don’t pass the exam for level 1, then there will not be an option to move to level 2 unless you re-sit the exam until such time as I can see you have understood.

If you are almost at the end of your Teacher Training, do this practical course, do the practical course, and catch up with the theory at a later date. Please email me, and let me know your intention, or go to www.restore.moonfruit.com for details and an application. (I will travel to you to deliver the workshop if you can get 5 students – you and 4 more).   WITH REGARD TO STUDENT INSURANCE AND REGISTRATION (again):

In the New Year we will be bringing in a new regime to make this link between STUDENT registration and STUDENT insurance very clear, and very organized. Please note, you cannot get student insurance on the day that you enroll with us unless you have the documentation and relevant YOGA teaching experience that makes it possible. Student insurance is not a right, it is a great privilege. And it CAN BE awarded under very specific conditions. WHEN IT IS DUE?

  1. Just say you joined up in January 2014. We presume for accounting purposes that you will take a year to do the course (the actual time is up to you – but accountants don’t like open ended equations – so we base our costs on one year, to eighteen months) .
  2. You have the year from 2014 to 2015 where you don’t need to Register or insure unless you start teaching.
  3. The second year from 2015 to 2016 you don’t pay Registration for this year – it is in your fees. This applies unless you start to teach. Then it kicks in from the date you need to Register and Insure. For accounting purposes we have presumed that this is the year you will start teaching. In actual fact, some do, some don’t. For economy, it is best to pay insurance at the beginning of this year, and get a full year of Registration pre-paid. You are training to be a yoga teacher – chances are you will teach in this year. If you don’t intend to teach, then no insurance required.
  4. The third year after you sign up you need to Register with us, and insure if you are teaching.  You will need your first aid quals, a police check if you are teaching children, and any further documentation to prove your readiness to teach if you are not a graduate. Everything hangs on when you start to teach. 

You need your graduate/student Registration certificate, BEFORE you can legitimately be insured.  In future, this will be very clear on your insurance policy and on your Registration.  You will either receive a “student insurance policy” or a “graduate insurance policy”.

Registration and Insurance are fees that you need to pay each year. Insurance only – $220.

PLEASE NOTE:  Your insurance is tied to Registration.  THE VIDEOs.  As it says in your initial emailed information pack, from the very first one with “how to set yourself up” clearly noted, please make a journal note of all the yoga you do in a day, and that includes the videos. A computer is just a computer, and whilst we make every effort to get them to comply with our will, they sometimes don’t. If you have a daily journal and mark down in it all the yoga you do and watch, and then on a monthly basis transfer the totals to your passport, you will have a hard copy record, and a computer record.  NOA BELLING – YOGA HANDBOOK and SECOND HAND BOOKS
You might be able to still get the book (and many others) second-hand from the bookshops below.  I would advise you to buy a few so that you can amortize the postage cost across a number of books rather than one.

                                                Cost     Mail
UK      1/ Revival Books Ltd     $4.94    $5.90       USA    2/ Goodwill Books       $1.50    $12.99
UK      3/ Awesome Books       $9.89    $6.47       USA    4/ Hippo Books           $5.50    $11.50
USA    5/ Hippo Books             $5.50    $11.50     USA    6/ Goodwill Books       $1.00    $17.00
USA    7/ The Book Women     $5.00    $14.75   I try to imagine life without being able to speak to God, but none of the days without that special energy have the same laughter, or opportunities. CLASS TIMES
$15 per class or 10 classes for $135

THE BENTINCK Enter through the Romsey Road gate, and park either side of the drive.

THE HOME STUDIO Park on the white gravel, in the small open yard opposite the house if no-one else has, or on the nature strip.   No need to bring props – mats etc. unless you want to – everything is provided.

                          HOME STUDIO                                                       THE BENTINCK
Monday:            10:00 am discontinued
                           Private appointments available now at this time.      6.30 pm Hatha
Tuesday:            10:00 am Restorative                                               7.30 pm Hatha with Nic
Wednesday:       12.30 Hatha                                                             5.30 pm Restorative,
                                                                                                             6.30 pm HATHA
Friday:                                                                                                 6:30 pm Hatha Yoga  
Saturday:           12.30 pm Restorative                                               10:00 am Hatha
Sunday:             4.30 pm Restorative THE TIMES IN RED.  From 2017 those classes in red above are at my home studio.  So if you want to come to the home studio for your class please book.  I need to know your name, the classes/s you want to attend and your email so I can confirm, as the classes will be limited and SMALL.  Please email your booking and your details toyogafirst@netcon.net.au  

PRICES:  The class prices at either place, Bentinck or Studio are be $15 per class,  $135 for a 10 class pass or $100 unlimited for one 4 week month (no extensions  – once the month is up the pass is done). Your present passes will be valid until they run out.

WHAT’S AVAILABLE at The Studio:  I have attached a booklet. The pages are meant to be double sided, so if you can, do that.  I do have hard copies if you would like to get one sent to you.  Email and ask.

HEALTH FUND REBATES:  There are health fund rebates possible for those students who are referred by their GP.   These are not available class by class.  To get a rebate you must have committed to a package/program and been referred.  Any other option is not worth the time/travel/postage.  NEXT TEACHER TRAINING CLASS AT MY HOME STUDIO

The next will be on Sunday 5th February, 2pm to 4pm at my home studio. Please join us. If you are a distance ed. student then the cost of the afternoon is $15. If you are a visitor you are most welcome – and if you are not formally a student teacher with us then the cost is $20. We have had the most wonderful trainings, there is nothing like them. Please do come. Park on the white gravel around the house, and in the open yard opposite. I am not sure there will be room for trainee teachers to join the Restorative class. We shall have to play it by ear. We are getting full classes at home now.

The last teacher training class was fantastic, and the last student left AFTER 6pm. We did a class which concentrated on the PSOAS which we will repeat – of course there was philosophy, and a Q & A. I always get such a buzz from our classes.  


Next Bendigo class Tuesday 7th February from 3.30 to 5pm at Crusoeden Body ($15). Turn at the Metricon building on the highway in Kangaroo Flat, Big METRICON sign on the building you turn at – also its 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:$15 per class for everyone who attends.
GIFT VOUCHERS for The Australasian Yoga Institute.
Vouchers are available (all year) for $135 or $70 class passes, and massage $95 one hour or $50 half hour.  Please contact me and we will arrange it.  Emailyogafirst@netcon.net.au Most people have never met, and don’t understand, that there are angels all around us whose only job is to make sure that you don’t get too comfortable, fall asleep and miss the important moments (and gifts) in your life. THE SHOP and ETSY   www.myyogabooks.etsy.com


IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YAMAS AND CHAKRAS – my own little books are on etsy.  Why spend hours looking for the information when you can pay from under $10 for these books and have a very valuable easy-to-read reference and resourcewww.myyogabooks.etsy.com. If you get them and read them they will help you with many of the concepts that you are having trouble with especially in your modules. Go to “CHOOSE LIFE”, a home based on-line restore and recover program.

I have loaded a new course “CHOOSE LIFE -THE 30 DAYS WELLNESS/HOME REHAB COURSE”.  If you have gone through rehab and need a booster, or you need help but can’t leave home (or afford a rehab), please download it and try it.

WHATS AVAILABLE NOW AT THE STUDIO.  Lots. I have attached a Booklet if you want to see what is available.  Download it. You can have a pendulum reading which may include your home or garden.  Where to hang mirrors? Where to put gardens? The pendulum is a huge help. I wouldn’t change anything without a consult. My new Tarot is shortly available – readings always available (on-line too), Yoga, Restorative Yoga, one-on-one sessions.…

YIN YOGA/ANATOMY/MEDITATION DVD’s – all with Paul Grilley. UP, UP, UP!!!

They are the best, and will form the backbone of your yoga references. As I have told you before when I bought mine they cost $100 or so each. I thought that this was a good investment, and I still do. We have had to increase the price TWICE – everything everywhere is going up, and we have held this price for a number of years. Now $57.50. At this price we are accounting for currency increases and decreases, and they are still cheaper than I paid for mine initially. Look at EBay – everyone is about the same. At twice the price they are still worth having. With Christmas coming, please order yours today. I don’t have many left and I am waiting for more stocks to arrive in the mail – at this time of the year they sometimes get caught up in customs. www.myyogabooks.etsy.com

PS thank you to the students, who realizing they got the DVD’s at the wrong price have sent me the difference between the old price and the new one. It is greatly appreciated. The gesture made me so proud of the students who have taken this step. They are really, really living yoga.

THE GARDEN – As I have said above, I use a pendulum in the garden to work out where to plant things, where to move gardens to, where to place statues (or three beautiful mirror that I was given this weekend). The placement always looks just right, and the garden is absolutely “rampant” or “verdant” depending how you think of it. Sort of like Findhorn. A garden growing where none has before.  It is hard to imagine that a few short years ago my amazing garden was just a green square with a couple of trees at the edges and a scraggly tree in the middle. If you want me to help you with your garden then I am available. You can email a plan and your questions regarding placement etc., or make an appointment to come see me. A formal hand drawn “pendulum guided” garden plan is $225 – or I can teach you how to do it $95 per session. It will save you heaps of time and money and give you lots of pleasure when the energy in the garden is right. You can do it your way, or you can work with the energies and the devas of the garden. I can do it for you, or teach you how.

REGARDING THE OFFICE: Thank you all so much for getting straight for Christmas – and living the Yamas. Now, direct that wonderful energy to looking for the time your registration and insurance is due. ATTENTION:  EMAIL NUMBER – For anything, anything at all please email me atyogafirst@netcon.net.au.  If you do not your emails may get lost, as I am gradually going to get rid of the other email numbers. Do not ring unless you have not got email, or you have an urgent question. Email, leave your number and I will get back to you. Phones?  We are being re-organized, even here. So at the moment my number is 0402 088 170 – preferably leave a text or email. I will return your calls when I can – I am not a slave to either the computer or the phone, so you may find that emails or text (which I always recommend) work out best.

I am always as close as the post or the email, always working to make things better, dig deeper. Why?  So you can be the best you can be.  Email me, talk to me, and send me photographs. I look forward to hearing from you. HAPPY YOGA NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL – I wish that all of you could totally commit and discover the blessings that yoga done at the highest level can bring to your life, your family, and the generations to follow.  We are training in conscious evolution.

For more wonderful, delicious thoughts log on to our Web site www.yogabeautiful.com.auand tune in to our videos daily.

ENJOY – Love and Blessings,  Namaste Jahne

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