eBlast 1 August




Just in case you think I actually take the day off every Thursday – I don’t. This flexibility of time is sometimes serendipitous, as it was last Thursday. Like you I am learning to REALLY, REALLY listen to those inner voices (God?) I needed to go to Melbourne, but at the last minute decided not to. I went to Paysanne for a coffee, and read a magazine, and then came home early. I made my morning call to Telstra as I am still trying to get services reestablished. I was told my appointment is for Monday 7th August – this is after 5 weeks with no phone, three of those with no internet either. I was just saying goodbye to Telstra when the doorbell rang, and there was the NBN/Testra guy unannounced at the door. They didn’t fix the problem, but we did take the next step. 

If you think that becoming “NBN ready” is easy, don’t be fooled no matter what your “case worker” may say. Before you even make your first phone call get a dongle (USB WiFi). It is the best $40 you will spend, and it will mean that no matter what happens you at least will be able to talk to your customers – even if it is expensive!. Good luck. I still don’t have a phone connection after 5 weeks when Telstra promised a 15 minute down time! 


This is a new addition to our teaching schedule, although I do other classes (not available to the general public) during the week. I was eavesdropping as people left the class, and a couple of students who haven’t done anything like this before, were discussing muscle twitching as if it was a reason they were not suited to the class. These twitchings are telling you that you are EXACTLY suited to the class. The involuntary movements (whilst scarey to some) are the muscles letting go of tension and we need a longer Nidra class to make this relaxation possible..15 minutes is not enough. Twitching whilst uncomfortable is a good thing. Allow it to happen, relax and breathe into it, and assist the muscles to let go of all their stored tension. When you do this, you will become raving fans of  Yoga Nidra. In time it will take you to a place of beautiful calm and rest.

Please use yogafirst@optusnet.com.au (for anything to do with accounts), Or the usual yogafirst2@bigpond.com. 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 – small mail box out in the open means that rain is an issue. Please address all land mail to the address it has always been – PO Box 14, Mt.Macedon.  Vic. 3441.  Until you see a change written here in large letters, that is where it will be.


I still don’t have landline. As I have said to you all, I have the Internet but I have no phone. I believe that until the techies are paid for excellence and not to just turning up, then the system will not change. So, if you want to get me, then please TEXT me on 0402 088 170. You can phone me, but I may not be able to answer, so TEXT is the best option. Not many of you ring, but just in case I thought I would let you know.


Hooray, THIS WEEK I have loaded a finished edition of the book and the DVD onwww.myyogabooks.etsy.com – it is not the end of the journey, just the end of the beginning. It is the start, please read it as that.

This is becoming more and more wonderful, and more and more complex. I was speaking to a scientist on Sunday with regards to a connection I have discovered between hypermobility, the collagen malcoding and DEMENTIA-ALZHEIMERS! – Correct. They are all connected. I thought I had got it right, and I checked, and yes, there is a connection. So I am trying to encompass all of that in my book. When you get it, it will be worthwhile, and bigger than I had anticipated, but not as big as it will be. It will also be a whole lot more helpful to many more people than I had considered. The information and research I am gathering is all starting to fit together in my head.


If you want some capsules, go to our web shop (or email me). We are waiting for a new shipment, but if it sells out before your order is filled you will be put on the wait list (and we will let you know this is the case). It hasn’t yet made it to the shop – sells out before we can load it. The average price of postage is $7, and the cost of the cartilage is $34. This is still cheaper than my local chemist which charges $49 without postage, for the same thing.


Please keep in mind that RYTA200, level 1 and 2 need to be done BEFORE level 3.

These levels all contribute towards helping you to be a better therapist. If you have not almost completed the teacher training course then you won’t have the anatomical and philosophical vocabulary to understand what we are doing. So work on your course, do the Restorative level 1 and 2, and keep this in mind for the next step. Come to my talks, and book for a workshop with me. Or book for a one-on-one to see how I work. There are four students ready for the level 3, believe me, I want this as much as you do. It is top of mind.LEVEL 3 really will happen in September.

The Theosophical Society has asked me to give a talk on hypermobility, in their theaterette in Russell St. Melbourne on the 23rd of September. YOGA AUSTRALIA has asked me to talk on hypermobility in Melbourne in February? Or the YA Conference in March. I believe that this is essential in your yoga teaching. So you can catch me in September at the Theosophical Society Theatrette, or, you can keep watching this space to find out other dates and times.


From the 1st July there will be changes, BIG ONES I BELIEVE…. I am working to make it a positive step. The insurance company will be looking after the insurances totally. Watch this space. Registration will be mandatory if you want insurance, and will be at STUDENT or GRADUATE level. This will reflect on your insurance policy. The cost of the insurance will also change, but I don’t quite know how or to what extent yet. Watch this space.

If you do start teaching whilst you are still working on the course, then you will need STUDENT REGISTRATION in order to get STUDENT INSURANCE. These are an extra cost and you should factor them in, as you must also factor in your videos which are also a yearly subscription. The first year is paid for in your fee, but from thereon it is up to you to renew. This is not an unusual ask. WE do not hide the fact, however, when I ask you to read the applications and other information SLOWLY, we anticipate that you have done that, and won’t be surprised. Keep in mind that we are providing the skills for a career for around $3,000. That is extraordinary. A charge for Registration and Insurance and $275 for a yearly video subscription is nothing in the light of that.


AJGallagher seems to be the only one who will insure students who have not graduated but are teaching. I am looking at Dancesurance. They appear to insure students, they do it for under $200, and, if you have graduated and have your own studio, they are really the only ones who insure this with understanding. Cost? $276pa. for studio owners.  


Thank you all the students who have responded to this call. Registration says you are a member of our school (and proud to be so), and at the very least the income received from the cost of registration allows us to give out scholarships, and help others in their desire to teach. It is not mandatory, but it is recommended, and we encourage you to do it. Do you support and encourage your lineage? Or do you perhaps dream up a more glamorous version, something featuring India perhaps? You are not deprived – we have a wonderful lineage that goes back through the Gita School to India and Tibet. My Heart Guru, Margrit Segesman the founder of the Gita school (a very important part of our lineage) was sent to Australia from India and Tibet to teach yoga by her own Heart Guru, but she never disclosed who that was – seeking to break the “guru tradition”..

When you register you are not just supporting our endeavours, you are acknowledging the wonderful teacher that Margrit Segesman was…and yoga is. A living tradition. Support us by being a fabulous teacher, and in time Affiliating with us, and taking our traditions into a complete Teacher Training School of your own.


Please note these have changed.

THE STUDIO – 37 Morris Road.
Tuesdays – 10 am Restorative.
Wednesdays: 12.30 Hatha (AYI teacher trainees welcome)
Saturday: Philosophy 11.30 am, Restorative 12.30 pm.

THE BENTINCK – Enter through the Romsey Road gate.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – Hatha Yoga 6.30 pm
Wednesday – 5.30 pm Restorative.
Friday – NEW CLASS 6.30 pm– Meditation (Yoga Nidra) for beginners.
Saturday – Hatha 10 am, Philosophy 4 pm You will note there are less classes . In order to have more classes put back on the list, then commit to more classes. Talk to me, let me know what you want. I know what I want. I want to teach more yoga TEACHERS.

In the space provided by fewer classes I have finished my booklet and a DVD on Hypermobility. I have been promising this for some time, and now you will find it on ETSY. My yogabooks.etsy.com. I was looking at a review of Jackie French, and she has completed close to 200 titles. Two hundred. She must have been writing 10 books a year or more! She says she is prolific, and she is. I have to take up the challenge in between classes.

The class prices at either place, Bentinck or Studio are $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. Restorative Yoga therapy Consult (including a massage) with Jahne $155 first consult, $125 thereafter. Health Fund Rebate available.


The next will be on Sunday 6th August, 2pm to 4pm at my home studio (37 Morris Road in Woodend). Please join us – there is no need to book. Bring writing materials, and be early. Follow the Japanese Path at the side of the house. There is a notice on the door if you have trouble with direction. 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.

Bendigo Teacher Training classes – every fortnight from 3.30 to 5pm at Crusoeden Body. I will be teaching there on the 1st Tuesday in the month, although this month it will be the second Tuesday (the 8th August). Directions. As you drive past Bunnings on your way to Bendigo turn at the Metricon building on the highway in Kangaroo Flat, its a traffic light intersection, just up from Bunnings. Crusoeden is the building behind the Metricon building, and faces Church Street. It’s easy to find. Cost: $15 per class for everyone who attends – thank you.

(Directors – Jayne Boyle  – crusoedenbody@bigpond.com). Regular classes held –please email for timetable.



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 www.myyogabooks.etsy.com. Or www.yogabeautiful.com.au. for the Paul Grilley DVD’s. If you are new and haven’t read about YAMAS, CHAKRAS then I have distilled them for you. Go to myyogabooks site as above and have a look – especially at the new book on Hypermobility.. The GARDEN

This morning the pond was totally iced over. This is the first time this year this has happened. Not thick enough to walk on it… but FROZEN. I have Jordan from Jordanslandscaping.com mending my fences this week (they fell over). I wouldn’t like to work out in that cold… although he is doing a fabulous job, and doesn’t seem to mind it. He comes all the way from Bendigo – but it is worth waiting for him, when he fixes something is is beautiful, and it is fixed..


EMAIL ADDRESS. There was a problem with the server, but this has been fixed until the next time – For anything, anything at all please email me at yogafirst2@bigpond.com. If you do not your emails may get lost. For money matters please email yogafirst@optusnet.com.au 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-organised, even here…. 

So at the moment my TEXT 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. 

The mail address is PO Box 14, Mt.Macedon. Vic. 3441. 

I am always as close as your email, and there are those who ring and manage to find me near the phone – NO LAND-LINE AT PRESENT, although theoretically there is a redirection to my cell.

Don’t forget to Register, insure and re-subscribe to the videos. Don’t leave these to
the last minute. Love and Blessings,  Jahne

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