email blast 12 January 2016

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.

Congratulations Rachael. (Rachael, I think it is time you and I did a video to tell your story).  

THE BLOGS are where you will find the thoughts for the day

VIDEOS – In response to requests, There are more philosophy videos out there.  You asked for them, I have made them.

THE SPA – Debbie, Julie, Amanda and myself have banded together to rescue the cottage and turn it into THE HEALING SPA AND SANCTUARY.  This will be a fantastic addition to the whole complex.  As you would have read in the blast to all our Victoria Teachers, we are looking for teachers and therapists.

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

*What a fabulous Teacher Training. We had a full house (and I didn’t think to take a photo – I need an official photographer!). Every mat and some chairs were taken!!!

In the morning at prayers I had asked especially for Rachael Tabone to be there (she isn’t always available – and its a long drive), and when I saw her coming down the drive I knew it would be a special day. I had the great pleasure to announce Rachael as YOGA TEACHER OF THE YEAR. She has been inspirational, and her talk to the group did not disappoint. Congratulations Rachael, well deserved award.

Brenda also came down from Moama – thank you so much Brenda. I think that she is starting to see and understand the links between yoga and the spiritual in the purest sense. We also had a couple of students come from Geelong. Thank you all. I think it was worthwhile, and we had fun.

This week is the first week of the year as far as our yoga teaching goes. And as Bette Davis said many years ago. “Hang onto your hats boys, its going to be a bumpy ride” (in the nicest possible way of course). We are starting to approach some really difficult topics. Reincarnation, God, the soul, the value of prayer to name a few….

Be at philosophy/spiritual yoga, you will learn something.

The first workshop of our new course will be held on Sunday 24th January at 2pm – Yoga Nidra and DEEP RELAXATION .  We will do the introductions and the sign ups at this time.   

This new teacher MASTER Training course is almost full up.  If you want to join in, then it is possible if you get in quickly.   However, if you don’t have time, or just want to do “bits”  I am going to make it very easy for you – you can decide to do JUST the workshops if you already have a teacher training qualification, or perhaps just an interest in the topic of the month. 

1.  You can come just for the monthly workshops and pay for them individually, and get certificates just in those – there is a distance ed requirement in each.  
2.  You can add this to your teacher training course as an elective, or just to get extra skills. 
3.  OR you can do the  RESTORATIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING MASTER COURSE in its entirely and get a 500 hour certification at the end.  

I will be personally teaching a workshop each month in various therapies you can add to your repertoire in order to have lots of options for a one-on-one yoga practice for your clients.   Pendulum, Bach therapies, Yoga Nidra and DEEP RELAXATION (this will later expand to a hypnotherapy program – hugely useful in the Yoga Nidra style of relaxation yoga) and more.  They all fit together.
If you register your interest I will let you know personally how to join in.  I understand it is not for everyone.  As usual there will be a distance ed.  Component and yes, you will be able to organise a payment plan with Debbie. 

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.

YOGA CLASSES- Classes held at Bentinck
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 Nicholas, 
Wednesday 12.30pm General class with Kalma,  *6.30 YIN YOGA with Bron.
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

There will be new classes, and new teachers going into the new year.  Not because we are trying to confuse you, or be difficult.  Many of our teachers have more than yoga to deal with (families, other occupations and this is the time when those changes are made.  Often suddenly.  It is the yoga that matters, it is not about the teacher.  

THE CLASSES:  I  If you are wondering what level to join here’s a clue.  The General class is a more vigorous class, the Restorative is a very gentle class and Yin-Yoga lies between the two.  If you haven’t done yoga for a long time, you may like to start with Restorative, move on the Yin and then take your pick of the general classes.

WE ARE OPEN TO INTERVIEWING EMERGENCY TEACHERS:  If you are one or know of one “on the lamb”, please let us know.  There are always unexpected things happen in family, and right now, we really have to search to get teachers when a regular can’t make it.  

WHERE IS THE BENTINCK?   “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.

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.  Please do not go to the front of the building in Carlisle St.  That is for residents.  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.

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  The next will be Sunday 7th February 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. 

SPIRITUAL YOGA CLASS – DIVINE YOGA:  (an absolutely favourite class of mine)
Mondays at 1.45, followed by meditation 2.30 to 3.30.  
Please bring an open mind – this is a ‘ guided’ class.  We will be exercising the muscle between the ears (the brain).  Do come along….  No children please.   I love children in yoga but this particular class is not appropriate for children.

  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”.

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 SHOP and ETSY 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.

 I move with the infinite in nature’s power.  I hold the fire of the soul.  I hold the life and healing”. (Rig Veda)
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.  The price hasn’t increased since we originally put these on our site.  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!
GARDENING WITH BENEFITS The garden has been rampant with fruit – especially berries.  It looks fabulous.  So does the freezer it is totally full.  Needs to be to last me the whole year.

Want a gorgeous easy lunch.  Debbie gave me some peaches from her garden.  They were perfection.  I have been having poached pears on toast for lunch.  Try it.  Lovely 5 grain bread, soft peaches, real butter (no sugar!).  The juice I have been using in my smoothies in the morning.  I made icy poles with some – added cream and milk, and there was still some left to poach and put in the freezer.  I did make a mistake.  I should have frozen them with plenty of space between each on a tray and bagged them for easy access.  I didn’t and they froze to a block.  Hasn’t made a huge difference, but certainly more difficult.

Think YIN YOGA/ANATOMY/MEDITATION DVD’s – all with Paul Grilley…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.

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 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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Namaste Jahne

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