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YOGA NEWSLETTER 20th October’17


I live in a cold part of the country. During the winter, moss takes the place of lawn (and algae before I got rid of the lawn)…. Moving into summer and having a luxurious green garden, makes us very conscious of creation. The bud, the flower, the fruit, the seed – each in its turn.

True humanity is about connecting with the oneness of all things. We are all apart of everything – including plants. Man (as a microcosm) contains within himself the elemental mineral, vegetable and animal kingdoms. It could be said that our nervous system, (as we are discovering in our Restorative Yoga Therapy and CSF Research), is a tree whose plant essence is human. This understanding is possible when we consider energies, and the wonderful connective energy operating within our cerebro-spinal fluid .

Each living thing exists to nourish every other thing, and in its turn to be nourished in response. Plants bring us the love, the nourishing power of the sun, which is the same energy as the stars, of all life. Creation is light, light and heat is energy. In the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, the great God Agni, the principle of fire, the divine seer-will, builds up the worlds and makes of all creation a series of transformations. The human being is the plant of consciousness. Each plant is like a mantra of energy which actualises the potential of cosmic life. The energetic force is not received simply by eating the plant, but by being in communication with it.

To become a teacher and speaker about herbs is to become a channel of herb energy, becoming sensitive to the herbs.. One needs to communicate with the plant and see it as a teacher, in this way the Yoga is known. (from Jahne’s course “The Yoga of Herbs – Speaking and Teaching about Herbs”).   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. If you have a studio, it’s your next step.

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.


If you are waiting for a Registration, a largish package or an unusual shaped package from us and you only have a small mailbox with a small opening please make sure you visit you local Post Office with your COLLECTION SLIP in hand. We have had a cross customer or two in the last few month and it turns out that the post office held their items for almost two weeks waiting for collection. They were sent back to us. This incurs double postage – nothing you will want to do with today’s postal charges.
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.   ** ATTENTION – 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.

$5 Saturday: Hatha 10 am. This is a $5 CLASS!!! – our usual summer time $5 yoga class starts again and I invite you all to come along. Mats provided of course. No booking required. Your class pass is not valid at this class. 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 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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