eblast 13 October 2017

YOGA NEWSLETTER 13th October 2017


  The thoughts for today are on Death and Dying. Not that I am planning to leave soon, but we are all temporary. I am happy to be left alone in the dying process. I certainly don’t want the weeping and wailing contingent and I would prefer an outdoor funeral pyre, although that is not possible in Australia. However, most people don’t even think of death, and behave as if it is not coming.

Exploration of this subject has always fascinated me, and I am about to deliver a shortish on line course on this subject with topics such as *Death’s Place in our Lives, * Death Rituals, * Approaches to Dying Well, * Killing and the Challenge of the Yamas, * Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhist attitudes, * The Pursuit of Immortality etc.

I will let you know when this is on ETSY. On completion you will get a Certificate qualifying you as a COMPASSIONATE COMPANION, someone who may be called to sit with the ill or dying. There are many lonely people in the world who would value these services, and some students for whom this may become a valuable part of their yoga (and life) experience. If you would be interested let me know. I am interested and it will be done.

(Yes, it can be done as part of the new Continuing Education Requirement – see below)   AFFILIATES and those who would like to be. Thank you to those who responded… If you would like to Affiliate and start teaching teachers (you need to have graduated), then please email me and we will arrange a visit – or a chat depending on where you are of course

Please use the email address yogafirst@optusnet.com.au for anything to do with accounts, or the usual yogafirst2@bigpond.com. 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.
I have a new landline. 0354 274 383. But I prefer that you leave a TEXT for me on0402 088 170. (or email me directly at yogafirst2@bigpond.com) Thank you.

HYPERMOBILITY AGAIN.   The book and the DVD are available via ETSYwww.myyogabooks.etsy.com The more that I do in this field, and the more that I think about it, the more relevant it becomes to all of you. The new Practitioners Magazine “YOGA FIRST” on ETSY. Please download – the more of you that do, the more happy I get and the more words I will write.   PPT MASSAGE COURSE
  This is a fabulous “extra” that is suitable for children adults or the elderly , and they don’t have to get undressed! It is all about energy, CSF, and dovetails beautifully with our new research.

HOW: A full day workshop at the Studio in Woodend, Plus home study for those who do not have prior skills or experience.

WHEN: Sunday 22nd October. 9 am to 5pm.

COST: $375 for our Yoga teacher trainees (a refresher perhaps?), $575 for those with prior experience but not with us, and $1,325 for those with no previous trainings (this course for these students incudes home study as well as the workshop)
WHERE: The Studio, 37 Morris Road, Woodend.

ANYTIME PARKING – Park your car either on the white gravel around the front of the studio, or if this is full, then there is an empty drive and front yard leading to a shed directly opposite us. Park there and in a way that others can too. Don’t just abandon your car in any driveway, nature strip or the road. There is no need to park way up the hill, though you can if you want to.
  PLEASE NOTE: If you are not teaching then there is no need for insurance. If you are teaching then you will need to be registered, and get insurance.

INSURANCE ALTERNATIVES. We are no longer closely involved with our teachers with regards to insurance…. 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 (trainees not yet graduated) cheaply, and, if you have a studio, they are really the only ones who insure this with understanding. Cost for Studio insurance? $276pa. No matter who you use. If you are a student MAKE YOUR STATUS CLEAR, if you don’t, and need to make a claim, you may discover (too late) that you are not covered.


PLEASE, PLEASE CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION. You need to be currently registered for your insurance to be valid. Please check your insurance requirements – keep up to date. They change quickly.


From NEXT MONTH, we are going to fall in line with other organisations and ask people who are registered with us and wish to re-register to do at least one short course in the year as a continuing education requirement. I have been shocked by what teachers THINK they know, and teach from there. You need to keep up. You can do one of my little courses on ETSY, or someone elses, doesn’t have to be onerous, just something to keep you on your academic toes so to speak.


Level 3 Workshop was on Sunday before last. It comprised theory and practical work (PPT Massage). To complete Level.3. the students need to apply and do the theory and exam. Those at the workshop have the requirements. They saved both time and money by having me assess their ability one-on-one. Those who have not done Teacher Training with me, need to do the full level 3 Exam and assessment. This is what the balance of payment is for – see the site www.restore.moonfruit.com. You may not pass the assessment first go. It is like teacher training. Module by module. Fewer modules, but more complex (for both of us).


Please note these have changed.

THE STUDIO – 37 Morris Road.

Tuesdays: 10 am Restorative.

Wednesdays: 12.30 I am making this a teacher training day. If you are a teacher, come. It may be easier for you than the monthly Sunday. Come to both!

Saturday: Philosophy 11.30 am, Restorative 12.30 pm. THE BENTINCK – on the corner of High Street and Romsey Road, Woodend.

Enter ONLY through the Romsey Road gate where you see the yoga sign. Do not park in the front of the Bentinck. The main two story building is not The Yoga Centre.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Hatha Yoga 6.30 pm

Wednesday: 5.30 pm Restorative.

Friday: NEW CLASS – Meditation (Yoga Nidra + CSF meditation included) this is suitable for beginners, and everyone welcome – new, advanced, non-yogis. Everyone welcome. Will do some restorative and gentle flowing movement to open the class. WE WILL ALSO BE CONCENTRATING ON CSF AND HYPERMOBILITY.

Saturday: Hatha 10 am YOGA 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 the 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. Walk carefully, workmen leave building materials about.


The next will be on Sunday 5th November, 2pm to 4pm at my home studio (37 Morris Road in Woodend).

Please join us for Teacher Training 2pm to 4pm. There is no need to book. Bring writing materials, and be early. If you are a distance ed. student then the cost of the afternoon is $15. If you are a visitor you are most welcome to the teacher training segment. If you are not formally a student teacher with us then the cost is $20. Come. Park on the lovely 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. It is 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 – thank you.

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


  Why haunt libraries for information on the chakras, yamas, and other yoga philosophies relevant to the course. It is all on ETSY. 
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 and DVD on Hypermobility. I am loading our new Restore/Relax guided meditation on USB, and available on ETSY. If you can’t come to Friday then get one of these and you can do it anytime. THE TAROT
  The Revelation Tarot new extension to the deck is loaded and ready for you. To shop for the tarot go to www.myyogabooks.etsy.com. I have made some lovely pouches for your tarot cards. These are also available on etsy. THE OFFICE: 
  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 (some people living and working remotely don’t have computers), or you have an urgent question. Email, leave your number and I will get back to you.

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 … 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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