email blast 17 February 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.
  ABOUT THE ANGELS For the past 10 years I have been painting Angels (now I am into the 1,000 “OM” PROJECT), and in the course of the Angel Project I got to research a whole lot about Angels.     What about “cherubs”?    They are Angels.     We use the word “Cherub” when we are talking about “cute” but historically cherubs were not cute.  In the Bible Cherubs were powerful.  It was Cherubs which stood at the gates of the Garden of Eden, and guarded it with flaming swords.  Certainly not “cute”.  It was the Cherubs which prevented us from having the experience of Paradise.       A couple of thousand years on and we hear about cherubs in the Moses story.  He is told to build gold statues of cherubs with outstretched wings guarding and enfolding a Mercy Seat.     Roll the clock forward to today.  The Cherubs represent two polar opposites which belong together in one continuum of experience.  Two opposites brought together, an entry way to the Garden of Paradise.  The Cherubim could represent a man and a woman, mind and heart, truth and love or any other duality.  The pattern is also here in the human body.  The two halves of the brain for instance, or yin and yang.   Imagine that the two cherubim are the spiritual potential, the child (us) are in the Mercy Seat.  The fathers and mothers are the “conductors” for the spiritual potential that brought them together and is then pouring into their child.  They bring The Creator to the child..   As it says in the Bible “When two or more are brought together in my name, I am there…”  There is also great justice in the thought that if a person is not open to this, and they don’t tune themselves to it, they will not experience it.   Try it.  Sit on the Mercy Seat.  Receive the forgiveness and the connection of the Creator, and from everyone who is performing the function of the Cherubim on earth.  Overcome your own “spiritual amnesia” and invite everyone you are connected to do the same.  Seek out the experience of the love that happens when two polarities are brought together in the presence of the Creator (higher love) and avoid the opportunities that are in human life today to play the victim.   Have you got it?  Time stands still in those precious moments that look to us just like “ordinary life”.  
My Prayer “ETERNITY” written for my students has been noticed by Colin Clements, Editor of The Australian Yoga Life magazine, and they are going to feature it.  “Thank you” to my students who encouraged me to write this prayer – it is touching hearts.

YOGA CLASSES –  Times/cost unchanged from last year. Classes held at the Bentinck  THE NEW HOME OF THE AUSTRALASIAN YOGA INSTITUTE. 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).

Jahne’s classes are designed around her 50 years of teaching experience.  People say “can we have…yoga, or ……..…yoga tonite”.  The answer Jahne  always  gives is   “I don’t know, all depends who is there, and what is needed”.  Friends, Yoga is not a recipe that is repeated the same way every time in every class.   That would be mindless.  If you want repetition don’t go to Jahne’s class.  There is a thread running through the class. But it is not EXACTLY the same.  If it was the same each week,  you could just check your mind at the door.  The shelf is for shoes, not for minds.
  Monday 6.30, Tuesday 10am (restorative) and 7.30 (Brad),  Wednesday 12.30, Friday 6.30, Saturday 10am and 12.30 (restorative).

*RESTORATIVE YOGA 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.      If you are a Visitors or Casual (don’t come to every class) please note that BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL as our classes are pretty full with regulars I.e. People who buy a pass and wouldn’t miss a session.  TEXT ONLY YOUR BOOKING REQUEST TO 0402 088 170.  Please don’t ring me.    “The Bentinck” is on the corner of the Romsey Road and the High Street in Woodend.  Enter from  the start of the Romsey Road.  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

NEXT TEACHER TRAINING CLASS – The next will be on Sunday 1st March at the Bentinck – in the Yoga Room. Please join us.

SHEPPARTON:  School holidays looks like the go, still doing the balancing.  Let me know out there if you want to come.  It is not JUST a course about Restorative Yoga.  It also includes massage, crystals, pendulum, and more.   At the end you will have lots of new skills to use in your very own practice, helping others.   Please email me if you would like to join us…….
THE FORGIVENESS BOOK This book is still travelling,  keep it moving along, the list is longish.   And…..If you would like to be next on the list of 108 people, please email me…… 

  NOA BELLING – YOGA HANDBOOK For those starting out this book is hard to get.  Even second hand.  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.  

This is an ongoing philanthropic effort for us and the money as you know goes towards buying bandages and other necessities for the  mission.    If you can send even a few dollars, please do (talk to Deb on Tuesdays or Wednesday to arrange).  We live the yamas, so,  you will know the money will go to where we say it will go, and be used for what we say it will be used for..  No staff or administration fees deducted at any point!  
Photos:  PS:  You can’t send the money direct, although that would be easier – it has to go through the US Mission office for reasons of security.   Everything will change for you when you work out that there is plenty of time in every day to complete the important things.

All our classes are available via distance education and you can start any time..
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 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 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.

ADDITION TO THE TEACHER TRAINING MANUAL:  I am putting together a manual which will be included in each new trainees initial pack.  It will also be available on etsy for anyone of you who wants to buy it.  It will contain * A Beginners Guide to Teaching Yoga *  Basic Anatomy and physiology  * The Chakras * The Yamas and anything else I think is useful as the project progresses.    


YOGA SWINGS:  Have arrived.   If you want one for your studio, please reserve yours now.  Colours – *blue and grey, grey and black or pink and orange.   $150 plus postage.  I have five second hand swings in perfect condition available for $100.  Please contact me personally if you would like these.





ETERNITY THE PRAYER – (not on the site yet, but will be there soon). I move with the infinite in nature’s power.  I hold the fire of the soul.  I hold the life and healing”. (Rig Veda)
REGISTRATION/INSURANCE We are giving you total choice now, although it may be a bit more expensive…..
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.

I have just finished some miniatures for the “1000 OM” Project.  I will put them on the site when I have got them totally ready for you to buy.  The first will be appearing on the poem above. 
  AND A RECIPE I have had a great time in the garden.  Berries, apples, plums, vegetables and herbs.  There has been a fantastic harvest this year.  

PESTO: I don’t like recipes (or knitting patterns)   I just start with a base of something I have lots of –  for instance mint, basil or celery and use that as the main flavour, pop it in the blender with olive oil, grated cheese, pepper, salt, chilli and a squeeze of lime. I add sesame seeds and crushed nuts at the end. I test as I go to get the right blend,  and wing it, as every day different things happen in the garden.  Easy peasy. 
YIN YOGA/ANATOMY/MEDITATION DVD’s – all with Paul Grilley Just got a new shipment.   They are the best and will form the backbone of your yoga references. As I have told you 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 for.

  JAHNE’S MENTORING SESSIONS ….  Because Jahne has been teaching yoga teachers for more than 40 years, and running a business the Buddhist way for much longer than that (and successfully) she is often asked for advice. Asking course questions is free. This does not mean IDLE Yoga questions “just because you want to know” – She could spend her whole day answering those and getting no-where, in spite of the fact you may think your life will not end if they are not answered.      
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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