email blast 2 June 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.
THE BLOG AND FACEBOOK
Nic is doing our FaceBook pages and the Blog www.ministryofyoga.blogspot.com. She tells me we are on Instagram and we even have a program for the week!
How often have you said to yourself “If only I had listened”. You knew you should but you didn’t because (like me) you were too busy, had too much to do, the message didn’t make sense – or whatever. The bottom line is we didn’t pay attention. Result – not good. Maybe the message you disregarded was as simple as crossing a road here rather than there, or moving a glass before it spills minutes later. You know what I mean.
I think as meditators and yogis this intuition gets stronger, and if you are not used to listening, you may miss ways to make your life flow more smoothly. I believe that more of you need to listen to this inner voice. In the beginning I found it to be loudest when I was actually doing my own yoga. After a while I kept a book and pencil with me on the mat so I could jot down what seemed to be non-sensical meanings which later on turned out to be valuable and accurate.
With people it is more difficult. I think that in spite of our intuition we have to say “thank you”, pay attention to the message, love them (and yourself) and then trust that the outcome will be good anyway. The message can only be good for today, and what is good anyway. For instance, if you loan someone money and you know in your heart they won’t return it – don’t give it to them unless you can do so willingly knowing it is a gift, and you can be pleased in your heart to be able to do it whatever the outcome. This is where God (or the Universe) comes into the picture I guess. It allows you to trust in the outcome.
I am not saying that as these messages get stronger you should hang out your shingle “yoga and readings done here!”. Please don’t unless you are passionate about this direction, but whatever you choose for yourself, please honour your intuition it will empower your life. We are here to learn to tune in – so don’t tune out.
There are heaps of people who come from a totally non-psychic, non-yogic background who decide that they are going to be psychics. They have no feeling for what they give, only for what they get. I have even met a “manager” of a yoga teacher turned psychic. I would like you all to be wonderful, to be successful -but goodness, be very careful when you get so successful you need a manager. As yogis we live or attempt to live by the yamas. Go against them at your cost, and sometimes quite a great cost. You can’t unlearn them, once you know them you must act on them.
We are turning the Institute into a Foundation. This is a big step, but I want it to live after me, and in order to do that, a Foundation is the best way to go! When you sign up for a training course with us, you know that we are in it for the long haul – even waaaaaayyyyy into the future.
NOA BELLING – YOGA HANDBOOK.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
YOGA CLASSES – Times they are a changing…. 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. 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 5.30pm RESTORATIVE , 6.30 general class.
Tuesday 10am RESTORATIVE and 7.30 general class (Brad),
Wednesday 12.30 general class
Friday 6.30pm general class
Saturday. 10am general class plus 9am RESTORATIVE and 12.30 RESTORATIVE YOGA.
**Because some of the classes are back to back, please check before you walk in early. There is a notice on the door, PLEASE READ IT. Walk around the building and wait quietly in the sunroom on the other side as we have asked – don’t just walk in. Thank you.
*RESTORATIVE YOGA (4 classes now – and growing) 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.
Please, if you have recently given birth and wish to come to yoga with your baby you are both more than welcome (I always have maintained a baby even a couple of days old is welcome in our classes with their mum – however NOT in restorative yoga), but please be sensitive to others in the room when you join a mixed general class. If you wish to change and feed we have a lovely conservatory room especially set out just for you. Warm, carpeted, floor to ceiling garden windows – a million dollar view for the short time you exit the class! We love babies, we love young mothers, however, if you want to be with other young mothers going through the same things as you are, please wait until we start our Mums+One classes.
If you are a Visitor or Casual (i.e you don’t come to every class) please note that as our classes are pretty full with regulars i.e. People who buy a pass and wouldn’t miss a session, we may not be able to fit you in. TEXT ONLY YOUR BOOKING REQUEST TO 0402 088 170. Please don’t ring me.
PLEASE PEOPLE: It is important that you get to the class early. When you arrive, be observant, and if there is a class in progress go around to the side door. PLEASE, please be on time.
“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. Sorry, “Staff parking” at the front entrance does not mean you. Please think of others when you park.
www.yogabeautiful.com.au 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. www.ministryofyoga.blogspot.com
NEXT TEACHER TRAINING CLASS – The next will be on Sunday 7th June 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…email@example.com
ART/PHILANTHROPY AND PHOTOS FROM THE MISSION Just finished the big drawing – the one in the photo. I was both sorry and happy to see it go. The next big drawing is a back piece for a client in Canada, and then a big drawing of a buddha – so I am looking for a commission for this piece. Someone who would like a BIG drawing of a Buddha in their studio. They take about 3 months to complete as the size is approx 90cm x 120cm. And done with black ink pens in sizes one to 8.
The income from my art goes into our ongoing philanthropic efforts. 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:www.flickr.com/photos/amigasdelsenor 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.
BEANNIES FOR NEPAL
Our beanie basket is filling!!!! BUT E NEED HEAPS MORE. Thank you for those who have posted beanies to us. Last year we at the yarn bombing group managed to inspire enough knitters to send a large bale of beanies to schools in Nepal. With the earthquakes, and the cold and hardship faced by the people at this time, I felt that we could REALLY knit heaps of beanies and provide an even more valuable service. You will find a pattern on www.ministryofyoga.blogspot.com Send your beanies to PO Box 14, Mt.Macedon. Vic. 3441. Please don’t send them POD or COD. It would be cheaper for us to buy beanies if we have to repatriate them from the post office. The cheapest way to forward them is to collect a whole lot, and then go to office works and take advantage of their new parcel service. Some Newsagents also have a splendid Australia-wide parcel postage service.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – AYI 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”.
1. THE BHAGAVADGITA (YOGIC PHILOSOPHY)
2. RYTA200 – THE BASIC YOGA COURSE
3. RYTA500 – THE NEXT STEP
which you can take in a number of ways. Must start with 200 hours first.
4. RESTORATIVE YOGA THERAPY TRAINING
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 www.myyogabooks.etsy.com 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, Nic and me to answer your various questions. They are useful in your course.
“YIN YOGA” AND “FIVE TIBETANS”
THE UN-MEDITATION COURSE:
YOGA SWINGS: Colours – *blue and grey, grey and black or pink and orange. I have five second hand swings in perfect condition available for $100. Please contact me personally if you would like these.
THE REVELATION TAROT:
LINO CUT PRINTS, HAND PAINTED “OM’S”
HOW-TO STUDY YOGA BY DISTANCE EDUCATION – A BOOKLET…..
THE CHAKRAS – A COLOURING-IN BOOK and a REFERENCE BOOKLET –
ETERNITY THE PRAYER – (not on the site yet, but will be there soon).
YIN YOGA/ANATOMY/MEDITATION DVD’s – all with Paul Grilley This is one of my major sources of course and can be a source for you too. BUY ALL THREE. You will never regret it. They are the best and will form the backbone of your yoga references. Don’t hold back it will be false economy. 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. www.yogabeautiful.com.au 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 www.yogabeautiful.com.au We are giving you total choice now, although it may be a bit more expensive…..
REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE HAVE BEEN UNCOUPLED. YOU CAN BUY THEM SEPARATELY. A DEARER OPTION, BUT IT SEEMS THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT. WE AIM TO PLEASE.
YOUR TEACHER TRAINING YEAR (or so): We are culling our files and putting old files in archive. If you have not sent in any modules, and have not communicated in the last year, your file will be archived. You can still continue your course, but there will be a fee to start it up again. If you are not sending in modules, and are not communicating, then how can we know if you are a student!
Signing up for a course – our course included, is like buying a car. You can’t buy it, take it for one run, leave it in the garage and a year later go back to the dealer and ask for your money back. It doesn’t work like that. If you are on the course, you are on the course until you write and let us know that you are not. If twelve months and more have elapsed with no contact in spite of all our newsletters, etc…. then you have (as far as we are concerned) been on the course for 12 months.
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.
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.
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.
GARDENING WITH BENEFITS Please go to our Blog. www.ministryofyoga.blogspot.com to catch up with recipes.
I planted 25 little hedging tress from an on-line garden shop. I wasn’t quite sure how they would arrive, but they were fantastic. They came in 5 plastic two sided trays that encased 5 plants in each. Each plant had its own compartment with a little foam circlet around the top of the pot to keep the dirt in, and protect the trunk of the plant. An ingenious solution. An then it rained after I had planted – perfect. John my gardener says it will take about 18 month to two hears to have a 2-3foot hedge. I am also going to plant a whole lot of agapanthus (dark blue flowers) around the blue lady. I think it will look great. Once again, a couple of years wait to see the results.
WANT RAISED VEGGIE GARDENS? One of my students is a member of a large apple growing family, and he has available BIG APPLE CRATES. Deb has bought two and tells me they are 1.2m square, weathered to a lovely grey. They are well constructed and would make a fabulous wood box, compost bin, raised garden bed and even with casters on the bottom a reasonable coffee table I am told. If you want one they are $100 each. If you live outside of Woodend you will have to collect them. But they are rather lovely. Order through Deb.
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.
MOVING. MOVING (I THINK) – SO PATIENCE PLEASE!
Unless something unforeseen happens, we are moving Deb, Nic and me to Innisfree and The Bentink in the first week in July.
Now you know and I know that no matter how much we plan there will be a few days of chaos, as cables, Telstra and Optus catch up, and we pack then unpack the files. I am not looking forward to it at all. Not even a little bit. Everything about it makes me not want to think about it – but I am sure that when we have settled in we will love it.
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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