eBlast 11 August 2017

YOGA NEWSLETTER 11th August’17



“Somebody just shared his knowledge with me and by the grace of God, I collected it. We are in a desert, and I have a little water with me that I want to share with people. Does that make me a water man? Am I the rain? Am I the clouds? Am I the ocean? No. I am just a little can of water in the desert to which people can touch their lips and think of surviving. Beyond that, I am nothing.” (Yogi Bhajan)


No time for frivolity today. We had a wonderful Teacher Training class on Sunday. It went half an hour overtime and even longer for the few hangers-on (which is always a good sign). I am sorry that so many missed the class everyone there contributed and we problem solved around yoga, HJMS and personality types. It was great.

Why is it that some people feel compelled to be late to class. Is it that there is just no importance placed on time. The feeling that time, and when you turn up for class is not important – that just turning up is validation enough. There are those who are always on time or early and those who are always late (or absent after saying they will be there).

Please note: Arriving late to anything at any time – not just to class, or promising to do something and then not doing it – is stealing from yourself as well as from others(read your yamas).

Please get your friends and students to sign up for the newsletter – we have more readers in England than we have in Australia. Funny that! So thank you for being a reader. Please read right through and notice that we have all our books on ETSY, and on our Web Site we sell soft cover books, straps, props and CD’s (even alfalfa powder and collagen), you could actually save money.


If you are new to doing the modules, please be patient with yourself and with me. As we say from day one, this is not a ‘tick this box” sort of course. It can be difficult, and I will send work back if that is needed. It does not mean that you have failed, or that I think you or the work is not up to it. It means…. “have another look at this, do a bit more research, and try again”. It is the only way that we can communicate as teacher and student unless you come to class, or email me if you are having difficulty, so it is important. Be easy on yourself (and me). You have lots of time to get it right.


Please use the email address yogafirst@optusnet.com.au for anything to do with accounts, or the usual yogafirst@netcon.net.au. 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 – 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.


Thanks to NBN I still don’t have landline. I am still struggling with TELSTRA, and still I have the Internet but I have no phone. So, if you want to get me, then please TEXT me on 0402 088 170. I notice that Telstra and NBN have taken out a huge amount of advertising – don’t be lulled into a sense of false security. It is not easy, and no-one I know is better off with it than they were before.


The book and the DVD are available via ETSYwww.myyogabooks.etsy.com I now have interest in our research from a Medical Centre/Spa in ShriLanka (I would love to visit), various MD’s around Melbourne, and England. I hope that you have the 23rd September written in your diary. That is the day that we will be giving a talk at the Theosphical Society in Melbourne. Restorative Yoga Therapy – Level 3 RESTORATIVE LEVEL 3

Please keep in mind that RYTA200, level 1 and 2 need to be done BEFORE level 3. The workshop timetable which includes LEVEL 3 attached above. 

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.


The Theosophical Society has asked me to give a talk on hypermobility in 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. There is growing excitement around that we are doing, not just from our senior teachers, and those persons who follow our research in this are. 

The book and the DVD are on www.myyogabooks.etsy.com


From the 1st July there have been changes. 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 given 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.

We based the course on graduating students in an average of 18 months to two years. Keeping this in mind we thought (because you would not be teaching until you finished the course) you would not need insurance for those two years, so we gave you the first 12 months insurance and registration free, and ditto for the second – if you were not yet teaching. . However, this is changing as more people who are teaching already are joining our course to get registered and insured. If you are not teaching then you don’t need to be insured, and you will be registered when you graduate.

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. ALTERNATIVES. 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 cheaply, and, if you have a studio, they are really the only ones who insure this with understanding. Cost? $276pa.   

Please read this….

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. How do you support and encourage your lineage? – or do you perhaps dream up a more glamorous version, something featuring India perhaps? 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 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 – Meditation (Yoga Nidra) this is suitable for beginners, but everyone welcome.
Saturday – Hatha 10 am, Philosophy 4 pm MASSAGE AT THE BENTINCK

I am offering HOT-ROCK Massage using my very special Death Valley rocks, not just some EBay leftovers. Also (one-on-One) Restorative Yoga Therapy which includes hotrock massage – Health benefit rebates are possible for the one-on-one).

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.

Please note that at the Bentinck the Medical Clinic that we have all been waiting for is nearing completion, however, more work is being done on the driveways and ambulance bay. If it is full, park opposite. When you are walking to the yoga room mind your step. I am constantly reminding the workmen that people use the path – but they sometimes leave stuff about.


The next will be on Sunday 3rd September, 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 the first Tuesday in each month, unless there is a difference noted in this newsletter.. 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. Its 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

I am not a person who likes working in the frost – although I did used to do the pruning at the berry farm at this time of year when I was the owner. No-one else would! I understand that it is all about wearing warm clothes, but even rugged up “a la Hepburn” it was not my favourite past time.. I like being out there, and sometimes enjoy to sleep on the verandah in the cold when I need to. The garden on my verandah has been productive, and I am installing a new water feature, but will need help for that. Spring is not that far away.


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 yogafirst@netcon.net.au. 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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