eBlast 15th December 2016

  Email Blast 15th December 2016


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.



Its a beautiful time of the year.  The weather is glorious, friends drop around, and this morning I was up early drenching the garden even though it says it might rain.  This is rain insurance – to make sure it DOES rain.  It always rains when you wash the car or water the garden.

I wanted to take a moment to write to you about a workshop I am doing in February that might come at exactly the right time for you to re-connect with our school after the hectic Christmas, and back-to-school time has settled. 

With everything that has happened in the school (and around the world) this year it is definitely time to re-centre, re-focus and RE-COMMIT.  If yoga is what is central to your life, then this is your time.  The Workshop is RESTORATIVE YOGA THERAPY.  I really love teaching this workshop, and what I hear from students who have done it in the past is that it has changed the way they teach, changed their students, and has been a life changing experience.  It seems an easy way to teach, but as with most simple things, the effect is profound.

The workshop (at The Bentinck in Woodend)  is filling, so sign up soon.  I know that you will enjoy the workshop and it will change your studio, your practice and your life….  To learn more, see below, and hop on over to www.restore.moonfruit.com.

While you are waiting for the Workshop,( and between yoga classes) grow and sustain yourself with a daily gratitude practice.  Before you go to sleep at night, write down three things you can be grateful for (a lovely thing to do as a family)




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. 

LEVEL 1 is the teach yourself course on www.myyogabooks.etsy.com

LEVEL 2 is the RESTORATIVE YOGA COURSE and the Introduction to Therapy.

And LEVEL 3 In this I am presenting a course which will include 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 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 first 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 at The Bentinck (I think). 

Please email me, and let me know your intention, or go to www.restore.moonfruit.com for details and an application.



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 organised….  Please note, you cannot get student insurance on the day that you enrol 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.

  •  You must be an enrolled student with all the documentation on our file,  and current regarding your course payments
  •  That you are sending in your modules regularly to achieve your full teaching qualification
  •  That I am comfortable that you can in fact teach (and it is not just about asanas).
  •  That you have a first aid certification, and a police check.
  •   And that you agree to teach only what has been taught to you to the date of getting the insurance.

I have brought some anomalies to the attention of the insurer.  I might take the opportunity to go to their Queensland head office over the Christmas – just to get the best benefits with the best safeguards.  The student insurance is just that STUDENT insurance, you are not able to behave and teach like a graduated teacher, and the Student Insurance is going to reflect this VERY VERY clearly. 

Insurance only – $220.   PLEASE NOTE:  Your insurance is tied to Registration.  



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 amortise 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 condition poor

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



$10 per class or 11 classes for $100 – new prices in the new year.  See below.

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

No need to bring props – mats etc unless you want to – everything is provided.

Monday:                 6.30pm Hatha

Tuesday:                 10am Restorative,  7.30 Hatha with Nic 
Wednesday:            12.30 Hatha, 5.30 Restorative, 6.30 YIN

Friday:                    6:30 pm Hatha Yoga   

Saturday:                 10am Hatha,  and 12.30pm Restorative

Sunday:                   4.30pm Restorative (a gorgeous class and a lovely end of the
                               week indulgence).



We will be closed from the 23rd of December to the 3rd January (first class on the 4th).  Apart from that the classes will be as usual.  There will be a $100 unlimited class pass that will apply from the end of the school term 19th December to the start of the new school term 26th January. If you don’t have a pass,  each class will be $20.  This is an expensive time of the year, students ask me to be open,  say they will come, and don’ –  but my expenses don’t stop.  At least in this was I will know that there is a guaranteed small income.  Your usual class pass will be held closed for these dates and can be used again in the new year.  You won’t lose any time or money.



This is just to let you know that I will be increasing my class prices substantially in the new year, from the 26th of January.  I have kept my prices low since I moved into The Bentinck in an effort to encourage people to do more than one class.  I had more room, and I reasoned that if more people came more often that would be good for us all, and would allow me to teach at a low price, very affordable.    This has not been successful, so I am taking them back to where they were at my Home Studio.  From the 26th of January, they will be $15 per class or $135 for a 10 class pass.  

Ever since I started teaching I have  kept my prices low to encourage more students.  However,  teachers I have trained and with hardly any experience (when measured against mine), and  yoga teachers generally,  are charging TWICE AS MUCH per class as I am, and in the CBD the average price per class is $25.  It is a matter of economics.  If I could make them free classes, I would – however, at $10 per class they were almost free, and still people didn’t commit.  So $15 it is.  If you all decide to commit, and make yoga a priority and come to a class or two every week , and the classes are consistently full, then I can take the prices down again – It is your decision.  I do what I can do! Thank you to the core group for whom yoga has become part of their life  – they will reap the benefits later in life 



The next will be on Sunday 8th January,  2pm to 4pm (followed by restorative yoga at 4.30) at the Bentinck – in the Yoga Room.  Please join us.  If you are a distance ed. student then the cost of the afternoon is $10.  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.

GRADUATING STUDENT:   Those who know Rachael Tabone will be overjoyed to learn that she has graduated (announced at teacher training), and is now a fully qualified yoga teacher.  Congratulations Rachael.  A hard road, but you made it.



Vouchers are available (all year) for $100 or $50 class passes, and massage $95 one hour or $50 half hour.  Please contact me and we will arrange it.  Email yogafirst2@bigpond.com

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 under $10 for these books and have a very valuable easy-to-read reference and resource. www.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.  


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 were 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 realising 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.


REGARDING THE OFFICE:   Christmas – Jacky is on leave until the 21st December.    So if you have a money issue ring her on 0354 273 518 on Wednesday close to 10 NEXT WEEK.  Get straight before Christmas.  Just because you have Christmas expenses keep in mind we do too.  Your training agreement did NOT say you get a holiday with the modules or the fees over Christmas…  so pay attention to the YAMAS.  Keep firm with your agreement with us. 

ATTENTION:  EMAIL NUMBER – For anything, anything at all please email me at yogafirst2@bigpond.com.  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 to asI teach and consult and can’t answer.  Email, leave your number and I will get back to you.


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, send me photographs.   I look forward to hearing from you. 

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ENJOY – Love and Blessings,  

Namaste Jahne

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