email blast 19th August

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.


The VORTEX as I understand it, is when you just know that everything is going well. It is an energy stream (or “the hand of God” whatever you understand it as being).   You wake up feeling happy;  you look around you and everything seems brighter, and life generally seems pretty darn terrific – no matter what is happening.  As Patanjali says “there will come a time when differences no longer assail you”.  That feeling.  All is well.  When you are living there, the world is different,and even dreams are different.  When you are living in the vortex, then dreams are more likely to be messages and have meaning.  When you are living in the vortex, then you are more  likely to make “right” decisions, and be moving forward in the direction of abundance.  Things become clear.  There is no more struggle.

How to get in the vortex?  Put simply, being grateful for wherever you are is the first step.  Realising how happy you are in every minute is wonderfully liberating, and helps connect you to your heart – which is actually a lovely place to be.    Just smiling is helpful.  Trusting that your future is already waiting for you and it is the best it can be – better than actually you can imagine it to be.  In the beginning it is a conscious choice to move entirely away from the negative.  When you find yourself slipping back, to have a plan in place so you can re–focus and move forward. 

Once you have got momentum, once you are actually moving forward in the vortex, once you are trusting the future (or God), then you can make GOOD decisions, not just useful ones.  When you make decisions from the middle of your energy vortex then you just know that the outcome will be abundant, whatever that means to you.

You all know I think that we awarded a Teacher Training Scholarship to WAYNE TOMKINS, an aboriginal.  Our first aboriginal (Koori) person to do the training.  We got off to a slow start as we were discovering how to mesh how he learns and how I teach (we are both stubborn – except I don’t go on walkabout).   Now he is just racing to the finish line.  Every minute is taken up learning, doing stick figures, making lesson plans, and generally working really hard. 

I am sure that Nicole has put some photos up on Facebook so you can hop on over there to see how things are shaping up.   It has become fun.  He is even making some painted seeds into chain so he can use them as a demonstration of the vertebrae for people and children he meets on his travels.

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.

I teach YAMAS all the time to the folk at Innisfree.  For all of us they are the basic rules for living – and if we managed just to change one, then the difference to our lives would be ginormous.   

I have never liked the (Christian) “Thou Shalt Not” approach and am trying out a new one.  What do you think of this.

“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”.

Don’t forget gorgeous students…if you want to increase your qualifications, we now have course specials on, but only to the end of the month as a gift to you to help us celebrate *Our first year at the Bentinck teaching Yoga * Our moving to the Bentinck, and the beginning of *The GITAJAIA YOGA FOUNDATION.   

Ring Deb if you want to go further in your yoga teacher training, and she can organise a lovely addition to your present level of qualifications, and a reduced cost.  Every penny saved helps.

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  5.30 RESTORATIVE, 6.30 General class with  Nicole
Tuesday 10am RESTORATIVE and 7.30  General class with Brad, 
Wednesday 12.30 General class with Kalma, 
Friday 6.30 General class with Nicholas, 
Saturday. 10am General class with Nicole (9am and 12.30 RESTORATIVE)

*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 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.  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.  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 6th September 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.   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…

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

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – “JAHNE’S YOGA UNIVERSITY” All our classes are available via distance education and you can start any time..  Thank you to those students who are moving from their 200 to another, higher course.  Once you have got into the habit of learning, then it is easy to keep going….

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 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)
  REGISTRATION/INSURANCE We are giving you total choice now, although it may be a bit more expensive…..
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 We are in a drought.  Thought I would drum that in to you.  Gardening is lovely, but not if you know that there is not much rain on the horizon.   And there isn’t.  Plus it is very cold, the ground is very cold, even my bees are hibernating.  Wait for the ground to warm up before you plant, then plant things that don’t need much water, or plant in pots, and/or mulch, mulch, mulch.

l had some success and some failure over the weekend.  Success in that I learned how to use a little coffee pot I bought (in GEORGES) years ago and never used.  Learned how to use the induction plate with a tiny base, and it worked.  Then, I pushed my luck.  I had some of Margaret’s hens fabulous eggs with saffron yolks, and thought I would make a cake!  Gluten free of course.  Well, all went well in the beginning.  It went together well, and I added citrus and poppy seeds, all good.  Then I put it in the convection oven for the required time.   The cake looked cooked, felt cooked, but when I turned it out it was still very runny under a crispy crust.  So, I scooped it into a plastic cake pan, put it in the microwave for 6 minutes, and bingo! A very unusual, and very edible cake with biscuit layers.  It does look rather exotic, and it tastes OK.  I like the crispy layers which were the lid before I microwaved it.

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   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. She also consults on the Tarot and the I-Ching.   Please make an appointment. 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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