email blast 15 December 2015

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.

I cannot stress these too much how important these are.
If you come to me to be registered in our organisation (and baby,  it is growing and is going to take some BIG leaps)  and you haven’t done the yamas, guess what, you will have to do a workshop and an exam…..  For me, the philosophy of yoga is the most important.  There is NOTHING more important.      We start there I have never liked the (Christian) “Thou Shalt Not” approach and am trying out a new one. 

“Just for today I will not kill thoughts, hopes, aspirations,  confidence.  I will not kill.”
“Just for today I will work on telling the truth”
“Just for today I will work on not stealing”
“Just for today I will work on respecting all people and all things”
“Just for today I will work on not taking more of anything than what I need”.

Next TT Sunday 10th January 2pm to 4pm.  Please mark it in your diary….. We are going to have a groundbreaking year – my head is exploding already!!!

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

*Our last class for the year will be BRON’S YIN YOGA CLASS at 6.30 on the 23rd December.
*There will be no Restorative Yoga on Sunday the 20th December.
*We will start back in the new year with Teacher Training at 2pm on the 10th January, and then our general yoga classes will start back with the Spiritual Yoga class on Monday the 11th December

The first workshop of our new course will be held on Sunday 24th January at 2pm – Yoga Nidra and DEEP RELAXATION – which will lead into a Hypnotherapy component in the February workshop.. 

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. 
2.  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. 

Christmas is coming, so don’t forget that we have some lovely yoga things in our shop.  If you want CD’s, a swing, bands, books, the tarot…. You will be buying something encouraging for your yoga friends, and supporting us.

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.

If you are a trainee, and you are distance ed student then please plan ahead. 

 I know it is christmas and you may be having second thoughts about who you will pay and who you won’t this Christmas so you can buy extra stuff, BUT remember the Yamas.  Make provision for your teacher Training Payments.  You made an agreement to pay a certain amount in a certain time.  If you think it doesn’t matter, think again.  We all have children and we all have responsibilities.  How you meet those responsibilities shows the sort of teacher you will make.  Karma (like rust) never sleeps.  

If you don’t pay your bills, the others who rely on you,  can’t pay theirs.  In the yamas not meeting your obligations falls under “stealing” and also “Ahimsa” and maybe even “telling the truth”.  Patanjali did say if you paid attention to Ahimsa, everything else would fall into place.

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 *Brad and others, 
Wednesday 12.30pm General class with Kalma,  *6.30 YIN YOGA with Bron.
Friday 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

Please note the three new classes above.  Yes it’s close to the end of the year, but we will be working up to Bron’s class at 6.30 on  23rd of December, so there is plenty of time to come to yoga.  It isn’t Christmas Day tomorrow (even though it may feel like that in the Supermarket).  

*RESTORATIVE YOGA (all classes with with Jahne) is a beautiful, gentle yoga which is done using lots of props and lots of time.  No balancing, no headstands, nothing but gentle stretches and rests.  You and/or a friend will love it especially if you have had surgery, are anxious, haven’t exercised for years, have a weight problem, or have a neurological problem.  It is also a PERFECT pre and postnatal session – if you are pregnant, please get a  doctors certificate and bring it to your first class – not because I think you are unwell, but as it is an insurance requirement.

THE CLASSES:  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.

“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 10th January 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 (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. 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 How fabulous, I had a “Poop delivery”.  This will be assiduously delivered to my plants which will respond with fabulous fruit for their second harvest no doubt.  Gardeners, you have never seen such rich, weed free magnificence.  Thank you Lorraine.  

This week, flush with berries from the garden I have been having a very fresh fruit smoothie every morning, and yesterday made a rather lovely custard free trifle.  I made a berry mousse substitute seeing I had a lot of berries.  It was gorgeous.  Cake at the bottom, then berry jelly, then fresh berries, then mousse then, cream.   Thank goodness I am not counting calories!

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.

If you want a Past Life appointment I will be around.  Please keep in mind it will take about 2 hours, maybe a bit more (or less)  I don’t like to feel a time restriction.  There are some Sundays available Between now and the New year, Fridays, and Tuesday afternoons also are possible given the time frame needed.  If you have a problem you have been wanting resolved, this maybe a lovely Christmas gift to yourself.  You will need to speak to me first if I don’t know you to determine a time frame.  Email in the first instance to

ATTENTION PLEASE:  WE are so close to the end of the year, if you want an appointment make it now.  There are not many vacancies.

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.

****Last class 12.30 Wednesday 23rd December, opening again on Monday 11th January (Teacher Training starts again with a class at the Bentinck on the 10th December…..)
    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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