eBlast 25 January 2018




As you know I work with people suffering from severe addictions – if I have a passion with regards to yoga, then this is it. The hardest thing for them is to view their body correctly. They want a world of no suffering, and a body that they can use and not think about. They are not used to feeling (anything), and are neither connected to their body or the world. They have not realised that their troubles started with the body, and their greatest obstacle to change is their mind. Remember, your duties no matter what they are, or where they are… should not preclude you from mantra, chanting or yoga. If you are a householder with children, this makes your journey to wholeness imperative. Once you get the hang of it, you can be connected to God through mantra in every minute no matter how you are interacting with the world. Try it. Amazingly helpful for people suffering from anxiety, especially if you use a set of mala beads. Chanting and mantra calms “the swarm”.


From next Monday, we (I) will be leading a yoga class at 11.30 and this will be followed by a 2 hour teacher training class at 1.30. So, if you are a trainee yoga teacher, or a yoga teacher, or a yoga student (and especially if you want to train as a yoga teacher), there is a place for you with us. No need to ring first and book, BUT, until we have brought together a core group I would appreciate an email on Saturday or Sunday letter me know you are coming. It is a big room, plenty of space, so bring a friend. Where? 9 Langwells Parade, Northcote, just off the high street. Park in the Aldi carpark 2 hours parking spot, and walk through, it is a very, very short walk.

Giving Monday

Members, Yogis and students. Every day in every way Charlie and I work with the yamas in mind. If students want us, if classes are needed, no matter what – we are there. We bring yoga. Now with Northcote opening, and working into new areas of need, new communities of addiction, we are asking for your support. If every one of you gave $25, we would have enough money to support our outreach without having to do the “alms rounds”, begging and pleading. It should be natural to support your school – please support us. Miracles happen every day – and with your help, we could move mountains. Just $25.00! To make it easy for you, and to give you something back, every YOGA NIDRA PROGRAM downloaded from our site www.myyogabooks.etsy.com, until the end of February, will contribute to the program. You win two ways – firstly you will be contributing to the program, and secondly you will be downloading a useful program. Thank you.


For those students who have got well into the course and have been teaching consistently, but have taken a very long time, and are looking at a long time to finish, then this is the answer. THE FASTTRAK. This means that you will do modules 19,20,21,22 and the exam. When these are received (and you have FOUR MONTHS to complete – not forever and NO EXTENSIONS) you will get your RYTA200 Certification. The cost by distance is $650, or if you come here and do it in a day, then $950. If you are interested, then please contact me via email: yogafirst2@bigpond.com. These are the four most complex units in the course, and the exam is not small either. You will have really discipline yourself.


I am so blessed, and I am sure you are too, to have the sort of mind that LOVES, LOVES, LOVES to study. I have a corner of my house where it all happens for me. Looking out into the garden. I have completed the article for The Australian Yoga Life magazine on Hypermobility, it has been accepted, and hopefully will be in the March edition. One can never tell. It was commissioned, but it is only an article, and if something even more stunning comes across their desk then it may be some time before mine makes the cut. But I don’t mind – it was a great discipline to do a large article with a required word count, and achieve it. Get the book on Etsy. By the way. You have to start somewhere, and the beginning is a good place. Please, teachers, catch up by getting these books, reading them and reflecting on your practice. www.myyogabooks.etsy.com. THEY ARE JUST THE BEGINNING. Come to Teacher Training when you can.

Teacher Training? Just in case you haven’t seen any reference to it – and someone said I never write about it in the newsletters. I do. All the time. You have to read this newsletter to keep up! ….. Teacher Training: Ist Sunday in the month between 2 and 4, every Wednesday at 12.30 and philosophy on Saturday morning at 11.30. Now we can offer Teacher Training with me at Northcote at 1.30 on Mondays.   EMAIL:

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.


Please make sure you visit you local Post Office with your COLLECTION SLIP in hand if you are waiting for items from us. Items waiting for collection are sent back to us. This incurs double postage when we re-send it – nothing you/we will want to do with today’s postal charges. The fact that you have not picked it up does not mean that it has not been delivered. 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 – although I must say they are increasingly difficult to deal with. However, we have made an alliance with Dancesurance which 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. 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.

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. Dancesurance – www.DanceSurance.com
Arthur J Gallagher – www.ajg.com.au


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. I have been shocked by what teachers THINK they know, and teach. 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.

Every month the same names turn up. Insufficient funds, problems with the number etc etc. The explanations are wondrous, BUT, you have a month between payments to make sure that everything is in order. 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. If it happened occasionally I would just think OK, try again. But it is every month and takes time. Jacky applies a couple of times to make sure she has the right numbers, then she emails, then she types up a list, then she passes it through to me, and I start the process again. Sorry. But it is wasting time.

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.


THE STUDIO – 37 Morris Road.

Tuesdays: 10 am Restorative.

Wednesdays12.30 This a teacher training session. 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, 6.30 pm Hatha Yoga

Friday: 6:30 pm Progressive Yoga Relaxation Class. We can meditate and chant. This is up to you.

Saturday: 10 AM Hatha Yoga NORTHCOTE – 9 Langwells Parade, Northcote

Monday : 11:30 am Yoga Class

Monday : 1:30 pm Yoga Teacher Training We always used to limit the length of class pass to one month – everything was based on a one month pass, and I am doing it again. Pay $20 per class, or book ahead for 10 CONSECUTIVE classes over 10 weeks and pay $135 for the ten. It is a saving – but only if you come to class every week.

  • 10 class pass – 1 class a week for 10 CONSECUTIVE classes over 10 weeks $135 – 2 classes per week for 10 weeks $250
  • MONTHY PASS $175 (unlimited Hatha and Relaxation). If you come to Monday, Wednesday, Saturday morning and one meditation or teacher training, that would be $60 per week. Four weeks with that regime would be $240. So $175 is quite a saving. Especially when the average Yoga Class in other schools is $25 per class.
  • YEARLY PASS (if paid by 1st of February ) $1,550 unlimited Hatha & Relaxation


The next will be on Sunday 4th February, 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 $15 (which applies to everyone. If you are a visitor and not formally a student teacher with us then the cost is $20 – for a 2 hour class! Come. 

ANYTIME STUDIO 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.

NORTHCOTE: 9 Langwells Pde. (near Aldi). Next class planned for Monday 29th January at 11.30. Please email me at yogafirst2@bigpond.com to check the day before you come…

Bendigo Teacher Training classes – The first Tuesday of the month. Next class isTuesday, February 6th at 3:30 pm. 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.


SUNBURY: We had a wonderful workshop on HYPERMOBILITY and moved forward into THE CRANIO SACRAL CONNECTION CONNECTION. WE WILL BE REPEATING THIS IN THE NEW YEAR. If you would like to join us for these workshops in Sunbury at YOGA 101, please contact Michelle at Yoga 101. Emailinfo@yoga101.com.au

THE CRANIO SACRAL CONNECTION. I am planning to do an A3 poster of the spine, brain, “Cave of Brahama, Sacrum and Coccyx and all the anatomy that will help you to teach your students and clients about the subject of our workshops and our research. Keep checking on www.myyogabooks.etsy.com


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. 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 newRestore/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.
ON ETSYA3 TEA LEAF READING Chart , sepia on a cream linen’y background, check it out…www.myyogabooks.etsy.com
PAST-LIFE PROCESS CONSULTATION AND MEDITATION. If you want an appointment with me, please email me and give me some time options, and say what it is you are looking for. For more information look at www.pastlife.moonfruit.com. Email me to make an appointment. yogafirst2@bigpond.com EMAIL NUMBER. We live in the country, and from time to time there are problems 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 (Keeping in mind Jacky is only here on Wednesdays) 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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