eBlast 8 February 2018




The photo to the left is of the “BLOOD MOON” the other night taken by our special photographer FIONA MC.COY. Fabulous isn’t it. If you want any photos done, she’s the one. Email me and I will put you in contact with her.


Last week I said I love teaching yoga teachers – I do, but I get rather upset when students put in modules that clearly have been done without thought or real care – just getting it done. Rushed, no real effort, and coasting on remembered snatches of yoga theory – unresearched, uncared for. Or trainee yoga teachers who have excuse after excuse as to why they don’t get their modules in on time, get to class, or come to class on time. I have heard every improbable excuse in the world, and I don’t pay any attention. Please don’t imagine that I can be “lulled….”. 

If you have not put in modules for a considerable time, and have not communicated with us as to a valid reason for your tardiness (not an excuse), I will have no alternative but to notify the insurance companies that you are no longer on course. Please think. We are not an “easy” way for you to teach without graduating, and given the opportunity we keep on pushing our students to the finish line (if you will let us..). Lateness, failing to come when you have said you will, not putting in modules and teaching full or part-time, is not honest, it is not truthful, it is not YOGA.


We had a fabulous class. The second one for the year. The room was humming. Caroline Vizec was awarded her certificates – she has completed her teacher training in 20 months whilst dealing with a *business, a *family, a *major life threatening illness (which she has overcome), and doing *teacher training and *restorative yoga therapy training. Please, don’t anyone tell me that they don’t have time. As always, it is the busy amongst us who seem to get things done. Congratulations Caroline.

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

Hope-Williams sees the work at QYOGA as a departure. “In The Ranges we have gray weather, more prejudices, more self-restraint,” she says. “We’re more austere, and our sense of belonging to this environment is very much present”. And maybe these give rise to two historical yoga characteristics: (1) simplicity and (2) the acceptance of the unforeseeable or unexpected.

Her possession of this dogged, sort of messianic faith stands opposite to the way she presents herself, disappearing constantly into the yoga, the philosophy she articulates. She has a way of revealing her truths through illustrations, anecdotes, and koans, often boiled down to single lines. “When your back gets straight, your mind will get quiet”. “Life without meditation is like winding a clock without setting it. It runs perfectly well but it doesn’t tell the time.” “Things go the way the mind goes. If you think you are a yogi, you’re a yogi. If you don’t think you are a yogi, then you are not a yogi.” 

In fact, at the new Q-YOGA, it’s our obligation to transform ourselves, too, to leave our comfort zones, because that’s what we’re asking of you—and someone needs to walk you there. In the garden out the window is the real “QYoga”. The trees spring from the ground, delineating the garden and the boundaries. Green, lush, fully flowering, fruiting in the summer – then stark, skeletal when autumn comes. Be inspired.

Apply to join us. Be part of the first “CLASS OF FOUR”. Interested? Contact Jahne:yogafirst2@bigpond.com.


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. 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.


This is not for students who have been putting their modules in, and are just impatient to finish. It is for those who clearly are lagging way behind. It is 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.

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.

The other day I had an elective from a student that focussed on YIN YOGA. It did not mention HYPERMOBILITY at all, and when I asked the student if she had read the hypermobility booklets she said that she had, but couldn’t see how they would be relevant (or words to that effect). Not only are our hypermobility studies ‘relevant” they are critical. I wish you all could have been at teacher training, and you would understand how amazing and ‘yoga changing” the reflections on Hypermobility are. I have found a new photographer who loves yoga and who is going to help us with a video. Then, you may understand. “Q” can help you to be the “therapist” you want to be.   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 resend 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.


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.

10 CLASS PASS – 1 class a week for 10 CONSECUTIVE classes over 10 weeks $135 2 classes per week for 10 weeks $250


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 (Please email me to let me know you will be there)


The next will be on Sunday 4th March, 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 in the day before you come…

Bendigo Teacher Training classes – The first Tuesday of the month. Next class isTuesday, March 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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