eblast 10 December 2014


GOOD MORNING PRECIOUS ONES  Honouring the Universe – The philosophy of The Australasian Yoga Institute….
“THE MINISTRY OF YOGA”  www.ministryofyoga.blogspot.com 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.
  MINDFULNESS …..THE UNCONVENTIONAL RESEARCH OF PSYCHOLOGIST ELLEN LANGER –  In her experiments, which have been under the title COUNTERCLOCKWISE (google her), her findings have had ramifications in many fields, none more so than medicine.  This is the topic of her research in COUNTERCLOCKWISE, in which she argues that our mindless decisions – our deference to the authority of doctors and their decisions, our willingness to accept their diagnosis, even the way we talk about our illnesses – can have drastic effects on the outcomes, and on our over-all well-being.  In a current study, Langer and her colleagues asked breast cancer survivors whether they considered themselves in remission or cured.  The “cured” group reported better general health, less pain, less depression.  
She asks us to contrast the language we use to describe a simple common cold as opposed to that which we use talking about cancer.  We think about each cold as new – we are not in remission from the previous one.  Why is a cancer free survivor “in remission” but someone who has never had it deemed healthy?  Langer believes (as we yogis do) that the more we adhere to categories, the less open we are to possibilities.  In medicine, doctors pretend that human biological responses are predictable, but they are not!  
HOLIDAY TIMES. Because everyone has heaps on, and we are usually so poorly attended over the Christmas period (in spite of everyone’s requests for us to keep open – I am often the only one at class!!)… These are the dates. Last class for this year – Wednesday 17th December at 12.30 First Class for 2015 – Saturday 10th January at 10am   This means that Deb will be out of the office, for this time.  So if you want extra modules, re-subscribe to videos, organise a payment plan or any of the many things that Deb does for us all – then please get in BEFORE SHE GOES ON HOLIDAYS.  This is important – you get holidays, she needs one too.   I will mostly be around, but not always available. 

Dr.Brett Jarocsz was the guest speaker at teacher training, and although I was hoping for a full house, and had thirty acceptances only 10 people attended.  That being said, it was a great audience, and we learned heaps.  Those people who were in the audience truly wanted to KNOW how they could help themselves and their students become the best they could be.  We dealt with feet, hip, core and necks.  We only touched the surface, but when Brett is teaching you learn heaps…. 

Thank you to those people who came, and thank you for your donations. It was a Sunday and he does have a family so it was lovely to be able to have him with us. 

I am speaking with Brett about the next visit – we have to get in a year in advance as usual, this man is wanted around the world.  That he can come here to us is just so special.   If you want to check out his work he does have a web site www.erepsonline.com.
  If you are looking for some serious reading on this topic check out “Therapeutic exercise for lumbopelvic stabilisation” by Richardson,Hodges,Hides (2nd Edition)   An extra bonus on Sunday was Margaret’s gift of bottles of fermented goodies. She was cleaning out her fridge in anticipation of a big Christmas cook-up. Their loss was our gain. Thank you Margaret!     JANUARY TEACHER TRAINING  …..WILL BE ON  11TH JANUARY 2pm TO 4pm – it is a Sunday as usual.

OUR SCHOLARSHIP/MISSION FUNDS Over the years, with your help (all the 8 hours+ community service) we have donated almost a million dollars (yes, $1,000,000) to our various communities, in time, scholarships, donations, free classes, free consults etc.   You will be pleased to know that there are only two of the paintings left.  So, if you want one, please help us by buying one.  They are healing icons, and are especially suited to therapy rooms. To see some pics go to www.ministryofyoga.blogspot.com      Thank you to those people who supported us AND CONTINUE TO SUPPORT US,  in our efforts to raise money for bandages at the hospital in Honduras (my sister is a missionary there).    If you can send us some more dollars, please do (talk to Deb on Tuesdays or Wednesday to arrange).  We live the yamas, so,  you will know the money will go to where we say it will go, and be used for what we say it will be used for.   Photos of the mission where we send bandages www.flickr.com/photos/amigasdelsenor 
PS:  Regarding the fundraising for bandages….you can’t send the mission money direct, although that would be easier – it has to go through us to the US Mission office for reasons of security.  We collect it and forward to the mission office who purchase the bandages and take them to Honduras.  Its seems complicated – but there is a lot of corruption, and this way works.  
I WANT TO VISIT YOU… The RESTORATIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING on the 4/5 December was very successful.  We had a fantastic time, and the participants learned enough new skills to be able to equip them for one-on-one yoga therapy classes with the emphasis on restorative yoga.  There is only one thing they will all need to brush up on, and that is anatomy and physiology, and how it applies to yoga.  The best person to learn from is Dr.Brett.  So hop onto his web site. www.erepsonline.com.

I am going to Shepparton in February, and we be holding the sessions at NATURAMED Alternative health Centre.  They have a lovely lecture room.  I will be advertising this for the general population, so if you want to come, you will have to get in and book early.  There will only be a maximum 10 places.  That is all I can teach at the one time.   If you are interested please speak to Craig Veysey or email me here at the office.  
CHRISTMAS TIME AND OPTING OUT The Australasian Yoga Institute, is a business.  Yes, we teach yoga, but if we were not a business then we couldn’t pay the rent, couldn’t teach, couldn’t travel to come see you, couldn’t do our “outreach”, couldn’t fund scholarships, and couldn’t send to missions.   I know that Christmas is difficult.  I know that there are calls on both our time and our money – but please plan your  teacher training payments/finances NOW. . Remember karma, karma, karma and the rule of “threefold return”. Don’t wait for a crisis.  Start planning today.  Honour your commitments – take responsibility for the actions you have taken.  It is the yoga way.

YOGASLOW (RESTORATIVE YOGA) INSTRUCTORS TRAINING  THE WOODEND STUDIO (SOLD OUT) YOGA STUDENTS/TRAINEE YOGA TEACHERS – at your studio? Regular Price $1,395 for the practical studio sessions. DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSE Pay only $775.00 to do the course entirely on line.     At the course, you will learn all the skills you require to give a thorough teaching of all facets of movement of the RESTORATIVE YOGA EXERCISES (and philosophy).  We will also be incorporating the use of essences, crystals, and PPT massage to make it a totally stand-alone therapy for people who want to teach it exclusively in groups or one-on-one.   You will receive in the two days:  *A two day intense course instruction by Jahne Hope-Williams, pioneer of yoga teacher training in Australia.  *Workbooks  * Practical Assessment *A DVD  *A Theory Exam you can do at home.  After  your practical assessment you will be able to teach better than you ever thought possible.

If you are doing our Yoga Teacher Training, then you can use this course as your elective. Please register your interest by emailing me personally (or Deb) on yogafirst2@bigpond.com Pay pal, DD, credit card facility and time payment is available as always.

Why do we choose to be miserable?  Is it because we want to be accepted by our peers or our civilisation?  Do we really need to win the approval of strangers in order to live among them?  
This book is still travelling,  keep it moving along, the list is longish.   And…..If you would like to be next on the list of 108 people, please email me… yogafirst2@bigpond.com  
THE ELECTIVE To those of you doing the Teacher Training.  Here is the low-down on the elective.  By the way you can do the latest course The Bhagavadgita as your elective.  Thereby getting two birds with one stone.  Finishing the elective, and learning the heart of yoga.    Start collecting data now.  Decide your topic NOW,  so that when you are ready to go you already have a head start.   It is not easy – it wasn’t meant to be.   “Sanctified by the asceticism of wisdom, disengaged from attachment, fear and ire, engrossed and sheltered in Me, many being have attained My nature”.  (‘Gita Ch.4v10)   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Within our school there are three levels of YOGA TEACHER TRAINING + extras (or electives). *THE BHAGAVADGITA (and YOGA PHILOSOPHY) which is like a Certificate or Diploma Level,  RYTA 200 which is our “degree course”.   1.   THE BHAGAVADGITA (YOGIC PHILOSOPHY)  This study is optional.  There are no modules to return – this is a personal practice.  However, if you want a certificate, then you will have to do an assignment at the end of the assigned course time.   If you would like to know more, please contact me on  yogafirst2@bigpond.com    2.  RYTA200 –  THE BASIC YOGA COURSE This is where you start your yoga life.   It is not just the asanas – it is about the philosophy and takes about 12 to 18 months.  After you have completed this course you can be insured, and teach anywhere in the world. 3.  500  YOGA THERAPY COURSE
If you are through your course, or travelling well, then yes, please consider the new course   Yes, its is a 500 hour course.  The 200 hour course is a mandatory prerequisite  – whether you have done it with us or somewhere else.  If you have just done a quickie course which sailed over philosophy, then you may have to revisit that. Please apply to me personally if you are interested and we will email you the application. yogafirst2@bigpond.com   4.  RESTORATIVE YOGA THERAPY TRAINING A complete, stand alone course that will enable you to go on and be a RESTORATIVE YOGA THERAPIST. Please apply to me personally if you are interested. yogafirst2@bigpond.com and I will put you on the list for our next course closest to your home or studio.
“People don’t grow old.  When they stop growing, they become old”. (Anon)

YOGA CLASSES – Classes now being held at the Bentinck   THE NEW HOME OF THE AUSTRALASIAN YOGA INSTITUTE. Cost:  $10 per person per class (or $100 a 12 class pass:  non–transferable).  $15 mum plus little yoga bub. $20 per family (mum, dad and two primary school children.  Young adults $10 each). “Innisfree at the Bentinck” Residents only –  no charge.  Visitors/public charges as above. Enter from the Romsey Road Junction with High Street Woodend – the start of the Romsey Road.   NEW!   Tuesday (7.30PM)  EVENING CLASS WITH BRAD –  If you are looking for a later class, this will be it.  No booking required, mats and props supplied.  Just wear comfortable loose clothing.   MORE RESTORATIVE CLASSES, AND YOGA NIDRA with Jahne starting in the new year.   If you are looking for times and days, then please go to the web site.  You will find everything there.   If you are looking for times and days, then please go to the web site.  You will find everything there.  www.yogabeautiful.com.au  
THE SHOP and ETSY  www.myyogabooks.etsy.com
 “OM” BRUSH PAINTING.  AN ORIGINAL ON RICE PAPER BY JAHNE:     Rice paper mounted on an A5 board, ready to frame or give as a gift. $17.50 including postage.   GREETING CARDS – YIN–YOGA AND THE FIVE TIBETANS.    In packs of five, these are perfect whether you want something less-christmassy, or just want to say hi or thank you.  They come with envelopes in a pack of 5.  Hop on over to Etsy to get yours  www.myyogabooks.etsy.com
“YIN YOGA” AND “FIVE TIBETANS” Greeting Cards – blank inside.  These are also on the yogabeautiful shop   THE YAMAS:  This was the first book on the site and EVERYONE should have a copy.   THE UN-MEDITATION COURSE:  New on the site.  A short course for beginners.  $27.95   YOGA SWINGS:  Have arrived.   If you want one for your studio, please reserve yours now.  Colours – *blue and grey, grey and black or pink and orange.   $150 plus postage.   THE REVELATION TAROT:  This is back on our site.   Cards made and sent with love.   HOW-TO BOOKLET…..If you are “fence sitting”,  read  ” HOW TO BECOME A YOGA TEACHER BY HOME STUDY” $2.99 .    THE CHAKRAS – A COLOURING-IN BOOK and a REFERENCE BOOKLET – CHAKRA CHARTS:   A great Christmas gift for someone. The cost is $43.50   CHAKRA BOOKLET:  I have just submitted a booklet on the Chakras with small reproductions of the Big Posters to colour in. This booklet will help you understand the CHAKRAS, and to accompany the CHAKRA CHARTS, It is on Etsy now.
I move with the infinite in nature’s power.  I hold the fire of the soul.  I hold the life and healing”. (Rig Veda)   REGISTRATION/INSURANCE   www.yogabeautiful.com.au We are giving you total choice now, although it may be a bit more expensive….. REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE HAVE BEEN UNCOUPLED.  YOU CAN BUY THEM SEPARATELY.  DEARER, BUT IT SEEMS THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT.  WE AIM TO PLEASE.
YOUR TEACHER TRAINING YEAR (or so): If you are a trainee Yoga Teacher who has been working on the course for more than a year please understand that your course fee only gives you FREE classes with me for your first training year – the first 12 months only.     Imagine if what would happen to our Institute if  you took three years to finish your course and you could still come to classes free for the entire course.  We do our fee calculation based on 12 months of free yoga classes. Your training fees cover you for a year, after that we ask you to pay $10 per class.   “If you were to destroy in mankind the belief in immortality, not only love but every living force maintaining the life of the world would at once be dried up”. (Dostoevsky)  
VIDEOS:  THEY ARE NOT OPTIONAL – THEY ARE NECESSARY! Only $275 per annum. Please look down the list of the videos before you try to do stick drawings, or organise your journal.  I have shown you what I recommend..  All you have to do is download.  I even did a video on ‘The Gita.  Good feedback thus far – thank you. Please.  Email us and Debbie will make sure that you are logged in promptly.

It is almost berry season.  If you are making fruit jellies, then this little bag will be most helpful for you.  Every week I use mine for one thing or another.  Jams, jellies, straining herbs, making cheese, straining out whey for fermenting.  I could go on.  Such a small thing – so many uses.    To buy the bag,  log on to the shop at www.yogabeautiful.com.au to get details/prices etc, try www.bagsoflove.moonfruit.com IN THE GARDEN/KITCHEN
We have had unseasonal rain and cold in Woodend.  A couple of weeks ago I was in Sydney simmering in 40degrees, and now here I am in Melbourne, just an hour or so flying time and the temperature is 7degrees.  No wonder we get colds…..  The garden is loving the damp and moist conditions, and it is not hampering fruit or vegetable production al all.  In fact I even picked CHERRIES this week, and a couple of kilos of raspberries and broad beans.  I also have all kinds of garlic, onions, potatoes and parsley just waiting for me to pay attention – but I am speaking to you instead.



 If you have ankle or plantar muscle problems, or balance problems, you might like to hop on over to www.ministryofyoga.blogspot.com. I have put some suggestions and a photo of fabulous feet – just to give you an idea of how to solve these problems in yourself and others.

  YIN YOGA/ANATOMY/MEDITATION DVD’s – all with Paul Grilley THE NEW SHIPMENT HAS ARRIVED.  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. But we are selling it for heaps less than that – about half depending on your postage www.yogabeautiful.com.au
       REGARDING DEBBIE –  If you want to speak to Debbie about any aspect of the courses – she has done them, please remember that she only comes in on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  On those days she is available on Ph: 0354 273 518.  I am always here, and available preferably on email or text because I teach and am not always at my desk.  Don’t hesitate to email me and I will answer your email or text as soon as I can.

THE LAST WORD:  Remember.  When the student is ready the teacher will come (or when the teacher is ready the students will come).


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