eBlast 18 August 2017

YOGA NEWSLETTER 16th August’17


During my yoga practice this morning, my cat came running up to me. She pulled back just before the mat and very slowly, walked around me. Then she sat and waited for my next move. Once I had finished, and because it was a beautiful morning, I sat on the deck and watched her. She was doing what I had been practicing. She was alert and centred, ready to move in an instant. 

Yoga connects us to whatever is happening in our world. In Antonioni’s film on China (“The Middle Kingdom” – “Chung Kwo”) one sequence showed a busy intersection during the morning rush hour, featuring a man doing tai-chi on a bike. Like Pattabi Jois doing a headstand in the middle of Time Square, New York, he was doing his morning meditation and at the same time aware of the hectic traffic around him. As we practice yoga being everything in our day (“no gaps”) everything we need and want is there, nothing is missing, and we float on top of it. Desireless. No suffering.
Things are changing at speed.
  My Car: I have been thinking of getting a new car for a number of months, and on Tuesday the choice was made for me. My car was jumped on by a kangaroo. The front light is broken, and the bumper cracked. All looked well, but then, my mazda just died in the drive. Turns over, no compression. Does anyone out there want a beautiful little Mazda MX6 with a recon motor to do up? Let me know. I love her and would like her to end up somewhere where she will be loved – not a wreckers yard. I have replaced her with a lovely white Celica.

This weekend I got a booking for an art exhibition in November, and I am putting the finishing touches to my full tarot set as well. So, life has been making a few changes so I can paint and draw more. This is quite exciting.

I usually have to be careful what I concentrate on, now it is even more important as the changes are coming thick and fast. New Printers, New Car, Art Show, New Tarot… the list goes on. I was thinking of updating the kitchen – I think I will put this off as there looks like some changes there too.
  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. I had discussions with Telstra. The outcome was my landline and internet brought on line (they tell me NBN – but I am not sure. It is slow). They did however, replay me for line re-direction, the cost of the dongle and the pre-payment, plus line rental charges. So at the end of the day I felt marginally vindicated.
  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.   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 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. There is a workshop for Level 2 happening on the 3rd of September. You can also stay for the teacher training. See the brochure above.
Teacher Training PLUS, 3rd September.
  2-4pm Teacher Training as usual
PLUS WORKSHOP – 9am to 2pm then 4 to 5.30pm, Restorative Level 2. For first timers the cost will be $375 for the workshop, plus the cost of distance training. For those who have done the workshop before, $50 for the refresher. This is a repeat of the first workshop (a reminder perhaps) with additions. A reminder or a help with the book and assignments. 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.
  From the 1st July there have been changes. I am working to make it a positive step. The insurance company is looking after the insurances totally . We based the course on graduating students in an average of 18 months to two years. If you are not teaching then you don’t need to be insured, and you will be registered when you graduate.   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 about the details and charges for the course.. Keep in mind that we are providing the skills for a career for less than $4,000 when some careers in health cost ten times that amount, and sometimes double that. That is extraordinary.   A charge for Registration and Insurance and $275 for a yearly video subscription is nothing in the light of that. INSURANCE 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.  


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. We have a wonderful lineage that goes back through the Gita School to India and Tibet. 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 – on the corner of High Street and Romsey Road, Woodend.
Enter through the Romsey Road gate where you see the yoga sign.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – Hatha Yoga 6.30 pm
Wednesday – 5.30 pm Restorative.
Friday – NEW CLASS – Meditation (Yoga Nidra) this is suitable for beginners, and everyone welcome – new, advanced, non-yogis. Everyone welcome. Will do some restorative as part of this class.
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 includeshotrock massage – Health benefit rebates are possible for the one-on-one).

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. 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 building materials about.


The next will be on Sunday 3rd September, 2pm to 4pm at my home studio (37 Morris Road in Woodend). This class will also include a RESTORATIVE YOGA THERAPY CERTIFICATION AND REFRESHER (for those who have done the previous workshop).

Please join us for Teacher Training 2pm to 4pm. 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 to the teacher training segment – and if you are not formally a student teacher with us then the cost is $20. 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
  Hooray for the sunshine. We have that, BUT, I just haven’t had the time to get into the garden, meditative though it may be – I am busy drawing.
  I have almost completed the Revelation Tarot level 2, and I am still working on Level 3. You can get readings in person, or on line still to organize skype. In November I have been booked for an art show with the subject being bees – so if I am not drawing the tarot, I am drawing bees..
  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.

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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