eBlast 21 March 2018



THOUGHTS FOR TODAY. (and for the month, for the year, for a lifetime) I have been encouraging my students at the Bentinck to do some gardening. They have heaps of time, and I can’t understand why I have to “encourage” them to do what to me seems a natural thing to do. They promise to water, they promise to did. In the moment they seem enthusiastic, but when I leave and then come back nothing has been done. It seems a metaphor for what is going on in their lives. I take time, I speak to them, I do yoga with them. They are enthusiastic, they love it and I respond with more yoga and hand-outs, BUT after a few days I realize that they are only doing the yoga when I am there. Only in the “yoga hour”. 

LESSON? The seed won’t grow unless it is placed in good soil, so I have to concentrate on that first, and then go nuts giving them yoga. Get the soil right, feed the spirit first, slow them down, teach them about what is yoga – and then do asanas. When I do it that way I get results.

WEB SITE NEWS. AS I NOTIFIED YOU IN THE LAST NEWSLETTER…In the next month or so we are totally changing our web site. This will mean a new look for the web site, the newsletter and the videos. Although everyone is working towards a smooth changeover, there could be problems (we are dealing with computers and humans), however, when we get to the other side, it will be easier, and better. It has been 10 years since we have made a change, and you know how technology has advanced in this time. I admit to trepidation – but, it had to be done.

The videos especially are going to get a shake up. This is long overdue. In a perfect world there would be no interruption – but utopia has rarely been located, and I ask in advance for your patience. I will keep notifying you via the newsletter, I will let you know when the exact changeover occurs IF I CAN. But if you go to the videos, and they are either not there, or all over the place… be patient. We will get it all fixed up.

THE NEW “Qi” (QUANTUM) YOGA at The Australasian Yoga Institute.

I am working on the new DVD’s. One on hypermobility and one on a yoga routine that I have devised and fallen in love with. I am doing about 2 hours of my own yoga every day, and feel FANTASTIC. And the word is out. Watch this space!!! PS: I am looking for a MASTERCLASS OF FOUR for our new Restorative Yoga Set. This will be by application only (will not be free), and will be suitable for people who want to work in a different way – deeply into the community. Email me. This course cannot be done at the moment by distance.

BLOG: When our new site is up and running, I will take our blog very seriously.. it has been hard to manage in the past, but the brief for the whole of our new web site was “easy for me, and use friendly for our students”. That is what we are all working towards.


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. INSURANCE
Your Registration is tied to your insurance. If you are not registered, then you can’t insure legitimately, and the responsibility is YOURS AND YOURS ALONE. A few students who have recently insured have done so without supplying a registration stating the level they are at in their studies (a student of yoga, a trainee teacher not yet graduated, a graduate) – were they to make a claim it could be disputed. We have stated this over and over again. 

When we negotiated with the insurer on your behalf, then we could see how you were applying and make sure everything was OK. We cannot do that now. It is up to you. The easy way is to get registration through us and then send a copy of that with your CE requirement to the insurance company of your choice. You have choice, but no real policing to make sure that your policy is secure. It’s similar in nature to the difference in CAR insurance between the “Supermarket” insurance and CGU for instance. Yes you are insured with and it’s easy to insure, but is it as easy as they say it is when you claim??? CGU is a little more expensive, more hoops to jump through but gold standard when you make a claim. As I said. The choice is yours.

RESTORATIVE YOGA THERAPY INSURANCE: Dancesurance and AJGallaghers have both come through with a specialist insurance for our Restorative Yoga Therapy graduates. They can add this special insurance on to their ordinary insurance AT NO EXTRA COST.

They have examined the course, they have looked at the caliber of the students going through, and made their decision. All you need to do is to supply a copy of your registration when you apply. Here are some options…   Dancesurance – www.DanceSurance.com ……an insurer who also insures Studios/Students
Arthur J Gallagher – www.ajg.com.au ……our Long time insurer but changed
Insurance House www.insurancehouse.com …..insure on-line


PLEASE, PLEASE CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION. You need to be currently registered for your insurance to be valid, and you will need to supply a copy of a valid registration to be insured. Please check your insurance requirements – keep up to date. They change quickly.


We have fallen 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. You need to keep up. You can do one of my little courses on ETSY, or someone else’s, doesn’t have to be onerous, just something to keep you on your academic toes so to speak.


We make every effort to accommodate you, keep our tuition down, are frugal so you can be trained economically. So please, try to be on time and have your funds in order. Otherwise, we will have to up our fees to cover these time wasting problems, and I am resisting that. So, to encourage you we are taking the lead from other organisations, and we are going to charge$15 every time we are met with problems with funds. Motto? Please be on time. We don’t want to be going back, and back – pleading for you to keep your agreements.

CLASS TIMES (no change over Easter for Jahne’s except Northcote)

A Healing Massage with Jahne can be had between Yoga Classes by appointment – even on weekends

COST: Yoga/Meditation/Philosophy $20 per class
Or CLASS PASS – $135 per 10 CONSECUTIVE classes.
Massage: Relaxing, healing…..$85 per session

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.

HOME STUDIO – 37 Morris Road, Woodend.
Park on white gravel in front of the studio, or in the drive-way directly opposite in front of
double grey garage rolladoors. Not in front of neighbours driveways please.

NORTHCOTE – 9 Langwells Pde. (near Aldi).
Plenty of parking at Aldi. FREE 2 Hour park, or All Day nearer the Police Station at the back.


At a DNA Workshop yesterday we discussed what happens at a massage session. Some of the students told us hope they DIRECTED the massage. How they interpreted what was happening and worked towards ‘fixing”. That is not what I do. I think (after many years experience) that the spirit knows more than I do, and that if a healing is going to happen it will happen, sometimes in spite of what we do. We can’t know the karmic debt of the client, we can’t know what it at cause, we can only see the symptoms and listen. And then, if we are smart, we will just become a channel for healing energies. Empty. We will not impose our simple will, and healing will happen in its own way in its own time.


The next will be on April Fool’s Day (yes, Easter). Sunday 1st April , 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 teacher Training student then the cost of the afternoon is $20 (to bring it in line with yoga classes) (which applies to everyone. If you are a visitor and not formally a student teacher with us then the cost is $30 – for a 2 hour class! Come.

BENDIGO Teacher Training classes – The first Tuesday of the month. Next class is Tuesday, 3rd April at 3.30pm 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: $20 per class (to bring it in line with the cost of a yoga class) for everyone who attends – thank you.

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


SUNBURY: THE CRANIO SACRAL CONNECTION.  WE WILL BE REPEATING THIS LECTURE ON SUNDAY 18TH MARCH between 2 and 4pm. Cost $35. If you would like to join us for these workshops in Sunbury at YOGA 101, please contact Michelle at Yoga 101. Email info@yoga101.com.au


As the Director of The Australasian Yoga institute, I wonder what you think I do, and who helps me? Well, hardly anyone helps me (Charlie does God Bless her), and when I have explained that I donate about $500 in teaching to students EVERY WEEK, and I ask a student to donate one hour of teaching it is usually refused, on the basis sometimes that “it is not business-like”. They are right, it is not businesslike, but it is yoga-like. Every day, EVERY day people try to get something for less, something for nothing from the Institute. It is the way of the world to get what you can. You are yogis, you know about karma and how things work – what are you giving in exchange for what you get? What are you prepared to give up to get what you want? This is not an intellectual exercise – it is an exercise in living. Only one student in 40+ YEARS has ever donated the balance of a course to a scholarship, and although we have a foundation, if I don’t ask for money, put the hat around, no-one thinks about it and only a handful really regularly respond. Maybe it is time for change – I also have rent and expenses. Yes, I know some of you donate to overseas, but there is a need right here at home. I need help. 

I love you all, but I remember when I was going to yoga and doing what amounted to a teacher training (internship), I worked to pay to go to yoga and do the other courses along side it, and it was not inexpensive. I gave time, money, energy, and I loved every minute… I could not do enough for my teacher who taught me there was a world beyond what I had been told was reality. For myself today, there is a way I could change this situation. I could double the cost of the course. This would make the cost realistic and financially sensible (that’s why all the good courses are expensive), it is tempting and I may do it although many people who really wanted to be yoga teachers would be unable to afford it…, or some of you out there could think about how you could help on a volunteer basis? PLEASE?


Why haunt libraries for information on the chakras, yamas, and other yoga philosophies relevant to the course (or The Tarot). It is all on ETSY. We do plan to update our shop (and the prices) with the new web update, but we will never be able to offer the options and service of etsy which has millions of customers.

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.comwww.myyogabooks.patterbyetsy.comOr 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 the Etsy site as above and have a look – especially at the new book and DVD on Hypermobility.. EMAIL NUMBER. yogafirst2@bigpond.comAccounts: Wednesdays between 9 and 12pm yogafirst@optusnet.com.au 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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