eblast 18 March 2015

GOOD MORNING PRECIOUS ONES  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.

THE YAMAS – 
I cannot stress these too much how important these are.
I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THEM. NOTHING WORKS, NOTHING WORKS, IF THESE ARE NOT IN PLACE IN YOUR LIFE
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If you come to me to be registered in our organisation (and baby,  it is growing and is going to take some BIG leaps)  and you haven’t done the yamas, guess what, you will have to do a workshop and an exam…..  For me, the philosophy of yoga is the most important.  There is NOTHING more important.  
We start there I have never liked the (Christian) “Thou Shalt Not” approach and am trying out a new one. 

“Just for today I will not kill thoughts, hopes, aspirations,  confidence.  I will not kill.”
“Just for today I will work on telling the truth”
“Just for today I will work on not stealing”
“Just for today I will work on respecting all people and all things”
“Just for today I will work on not taking more of anything than what I need”.

THE ESSENTIAL TRIANGLE 
I received some lovely feedback regarding the intro I wrote last week.  For those of you who would like to take it further, please read THE DIAMOND CUTTER by Michael Roach.  You will know his wonderful writing from HOW YOGA WORKS and THE ESSENTIAL SUTRAS. As you will know from your research Michael is not well at the present.  Most of the time people don’t really walk the talk, but Michael tried to go too fast.  Did too many long retreats, too closely together, overloaded his system, and now is recuperating (one hopes). We have to remember that we are after all only humans, with a human nervous system.

(Next TT Sunday 6th December 2pm to 4pm – we might have a lesson on Karma, Bhakti and Reincarnation.  What do you think?)

“Everything will change for you when you work out that there is plenty of time in every day to complete the important things”.

WWW.JTALKSTOGOD.BLOGSPOT.COM.AU
I hope that you are enjoying this blog.  I have been sharing with you my chats with God, and I have to say,   sometimes it is a bit like two old friends talking over the back fence.  Not everything is mind blowing, just common sense  – probably because I don’t really have BIG questions.  I can’t see how knowing the bigger picture is helpful at the present. The universe is always there, God is always there, and I trust that.  How it works is just another thing, another glop of information that really would’t make any difference to how I live my life.  I am sure God would tell me if there was something I needed to know, especially as I talk to Him often.   Looking after my school, students and community is as much as I can handle, and I love doing it.  I don’t want to go the way of Michael Roach.  I can only do what I can do. 
Talking about that.  I hope that you have put an extra column in your “to-do” book for God (or The Universe – however  you like to think of Him).  I put the things I am having trouble with in this column.   It is amazing how quickly they get attended to.

THE RESTORATIVE COURSE – FREE INFORMATION AFTERNOON SESSION.
THE RESTORATIVE COURSE – FREE INFORMATION AFTERNOON SESSION.
On the last Sunday in this month, the 29th November at 2pm to 3.30 I will be holding a FREE information session with regard to the RESTORATIVE COURSES.  I would encourage you to come if you have thought about extending your qualifications, or if you want to have a very specific therapy practice.  Or even if you just want to work in a very part-time way with the elderly and infirm (or people in recovery).  This will be a good session for you.

NOA BELLING – YOGA HANDBOOK.  PLEASE…..WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE!
We are still asking for your help. I wondered if any of you out there had finished with their book and would like to sell it back to us, WE WOULD LOVE TO BUY IT OFF YOU.  We can get it secondhand from time to time for $25 to $30.  We will buy yours off you for $25 plus whatever is the postage cost.  Email us if you would like to sell yours, and Deb will call you to organise.  yogafirst@netcon.net.au

YOGA CLASSES- Classes held at Bentinck
THE 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. $25 per family (mum, dad and two primary school children.  
Young adults $10 each).

Monday *1.45pm SPIRITUAL YOGA with Jahne followed by a one hour Yoga Nidra.  
5.30pm RESTORATIVE with jahne, 6.30pm General class with Nicole
Tuesday 10am RESTORATIVE with jahne,  and 7.30  General class with *Brad and others, 
Wednesday 12.30pm General class with Kalma,  *6.30 YIN YOGA with Bron.
Friday 6.30pm General class with Nicholas, 
Saturday 10am General class with Nicole (9am and 12.30 RESTORATIVE with Jahne)
Sunday:  *4.30 Restorative followed by a Hands-on-healing session with Jahne

NEW CLASSES
Please note the three new classes above.  Yes it’s close to the end of the year, but we will be working up to the 23rd of December, so there is plenty of time to come to yoga.  It isn’t Christmas Day tomorrow (even though it may feel like that in the Supermarket).  

*Brad is not well at the moment, and we have other teachers who have volunteered their time to take his place (thank you).

*RESTORATIVE YOGA (all classes with with Jahne) is a beautiful, gentle yoga which is done using lots of props and lots of time.  No balancing, no headstands, nothing but gentle stretches and rests.  You and/or a friend will love it especially if you have had surgery, are anxious, haven’t exercised for years, have a weight problem, or have a neurological problem.  It is also a PERFECT pre and postnatal session – if you are pregnant, please get a  doctors certificate and bring it to your first class – not because I think you are unwell, but as it is an insurance requirement.
“The Bentinck” is on the corner of the Romsey Road and the High Street in Woodend.  Enter from  the start of the Romsey Road only.

PARKING:
No matter which class you come to – as you enter the Romsey Road gate, Yoga parking is either to the left or the right of the gate – on the inside of the gate .  If that is full, then the space over the road is always available.  PLEASE DON’T park in the central space – even it is empty and you are late, this is for Innisfree staff coming and going.

There is no need to park on the road if there is room inside the gate to the right or to the left, and a huge space available just across the road if all is full inside.

www.yogabeautiful.com.au  If you are looking for any changes in times and days, then please go to the web site.  You will find everything there. There is also our blog  www.ministryofyoga.blogspot.com.au

What you are may sometimes miss the mark,  a prisoner in liberty.  
Get up somehow, get clean right now and be a happy, happy child set free.

NEXT TEACHER TRAINING CLASS  TThe next will be the first Sunday in December (the 6th) 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.  

NEW: SPIRITUAL YOGA CLASS:  
Mondays at 1.45, followed by meditation 2.30 to 3.30.  
Starting Monday  9th November.  Please bring an open mind – this is a ‘ guided’ class.  
email to book. 
yogafirst@netcon.net.au

  THE ROSARY This is a much maligned and underused item in a yoga persons repertoire of tools.  It is not particularly for saying the Rosary (unless it comes easily to you), but as an everyday meditation tool.  I make tiny ones, like a “MINI-MALA” that I can carry around and no-one knows I am chanting over the beads.  It is very relaxing, calming, and centering.  You should try it.  I do have giant ones of course, the 108 beads in 12 sections of 9 beads, but I use that at home.  The mini-mala I carry around everywhere in my pocket, no trouble at all.  For the 3 Minute meditation it is perfect if you have trouble concentrating or sitting.

Traditionally, there are 108 beads on a strand of buddhist mala prayer beads. The “ acred” number relates astrologically to the 12 astrological houses, multiplied by the 9 planets in our solar system.   My small mini=malas have just two cycles of seven to denote days of the week. They can be anything – whatever makes you happy .  Originally the Buddha just saw the King threading seeds from the Bodhi tree into a Japa tool, thought it was a good idea copied it, and the various complications have arisen from that.  We humans like to make everything complicated!

THE FORGIVENESS BOOK We have it in the office – it has come home…   Do you want to read it.  If so, let Deb know.   Or please email me… yogafirst@netcon.net.au

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – “JAHNE’S YOGA UNIVERSITY” Within our school there are three levels of YOGA TEACHER TRAINING, plus a course in the Gita, the fundamental source of all yoga teaching through the ages.

*THE BHAGAVADGITA (and YOGA PHILOSOPHY) which is like a Certificate or Diploma Level,  RYTA 200/350 which is our “degree course”  and     *RYTA500 the “masters”.

1.   THE BHAGAVADGITA (YOGIC PHILOSOPHY)
2.    RYTA200 –  THE BASIC YOGA COURSE
3.    RYTA350 – COURSE ACCREDITED BY YOGA AUSTRALIA 
4.    RYTA500 – THE NEXT STEP
5.    RESTORATIVE YOGA (Level 1) and RESTORATIVE YOGA  THERAPY TRAINING (Level 2) 
        Two levels.   CPE (pending) and Diploma level – includes “Brain Yoga”… A professional level course.

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 GITAJAIA YOGA FOUNDATION: Not only will this assist us to help others, it will be a registered charity – or that is what we are working towards.  Then all donations will be tax deductible.  What a good thing!

THE SHOP and ETSY  www.myyogabooks.etsy.com As usual we are ahead of the pack.  Colouring books are the new big thing, and we have had our colouring-in posters available for a long time now.
This week I received an email from one of our students who had purchased the chakras and colouring book and REALISED THAT COLOURING THE DRAWINGS  WAS A MEDITATION.  I celebrated.  It has taken a year for a student to understand the reason for the drawings. THANK YOU!  THANK YOU! THANK YOU……!!!
ALL OUR IN-HOUSE DVD’S AND CD’S ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS SITE.  Please remember that they are not flashy high cost productions.  They are made by Deb and me to answer your various questions.  They are useful in your course.
*YIN YOGA, THE ANATOMY AND THE CHAKRAS all by Paul  Grilley
*THE YAMAS  
*THE UN-MEDITATION COURSE  
*YOGA SWINGS
*THE REVELATION TAROT
*HOW-TO STUDY YOGA BY DISTANCE EDUCATION – A BOOKLET….. 
*THE CHAKRAS – A COLOURING-IN BOOK and a REFERENCE BOOKLET –
*CHAKRA BOOKLET
*ETERNITY THE PRAYER

 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.  A DEARER OPTION, 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.  

Also, just signing up and not sending in any modules means you are not really a trainee yoga teacher, and unless we receive regular communication (even if it isn’t modules), at a certain point we will deem that you have disconnected from us, and we will disconnect from you.  And, coming to class with no intention of completing the course just to get the cheaper, easier student insurance, and free classes isn’t exactly living the yamas!  Sooner or later we will call your bluff.

I have found  if you paddle your boat it is easier to maintain the illusion of control, but I tell you it is so much more fun if you pull the oars in and just let the river take you where it will….

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. OH YES, IF YOU HAVE BOUGHT THE SUBSCRIPTION, THEN PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEOS.  IF YOUR NAME IS NOT EDGAR CAYCE THEN YOU CAN’T LEARN WHAT IS ON THE TAPE FROM SLEEPING WITH YOUR COMPUTER! yogafirst@netcon.net.au

GARDENING WITH BENEFITS I have been planting greens to refresh those ones I use every morning in my smoothie.  What a gift this is – to be able to go out and just pick what I want.  You could to this with pots on the patio which is what I use in the winter because of frosts here, which turns soft vegetables like spinach into black mush.

COOKING WITH JAHNE.
The vermouth recipe I gave you last week had people rethinking their plantings in the garden.  Plants that we use for hedges and borders, and for colour are usually also able to be used in the kitchen.  So if you are doing some plantings,  keep this in mind.  Plant things you can eat.  

FOR AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE, you may consider not only planting edibles, but stockpiling or buying in bulk and storing properly,  dried foods like rice, flour, sugar etc.  Keep them in their bags until you need them and place the bags in galvanised bins (with very tight lids) in your pantry or a cool dry place.  Yes, you can use from these, but keep replenishing, so you always have a stock on hand.  I am not a Doomsday Person, but I can imagine there will be times when items we take for granted may be hard to access.  Best to be prepared.

YIN YOGA/ANATOMY/MEDITATION DVD’s – all with Paul Grilley 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.  I think half that is a steal! And that is what we are selling this.  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 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS – Please note  
****Last class 12.30 Wednesday 23rd December, opening again on Monday 11th January.
    THE LAST WORD: I try to imagine life without being able to speak to God, but none of the days without that special energy have the same laughter, or opportunities…..
   
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and tune in to our videos  daily.         ENJOY – Love and Blessings,  

Namaste Jahne

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