email blast 20 April 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.

Looking Deeper into the possibilities of RESTORATIVE YOGA.
I love RESTORATIVE YOGA.  It is wonderful for all ages, and I have recently been using it more and more working with my guys who are recovering from substance abuse. They love it. 
I am looking for a core group to begin this teaching.  I think it is a very important extension to your yoga teacher training.  Those students who have done the 200 hour and the ‘Gita course, and who would like to extend into this course I WILL AWARD THEM A 500 HOUR (LEVEL2) CERTIFICATION ON THEIR GRADUATION.  

Because the first class is always “experimental” I will of course give a part scholarship – just because you are so determined to be the best you can be.  If you want to be a part of this core group, please contact me via email and I will contact you personally You can have a look at the little independent web sit that I have put up to deal with this course (the price will be less for the first intake). After the first intake (when all the kinks are ironed out) I will launch it on the main site.   Until then – you get first bite of the apple so to speak.

Once you have completed the course  you will be able to run Restore and Recover meditations and meetings for people recovering from life traumas of all kinds (and substance abuse).  It is a branch of yoga and meditation that is gaining traction worldwide, and I think will be most useful for you.

I WILL NOT BE TRAVELLING to deliver this new teaching, unless a core group invites me to do so.  I have so much to do here, I just don’t have the time to go somewhere on the possibility that there may be a group.  If you have a school and would like to learn, get a group together, and then we can talk.  I would be available on a Thursday and Friday only.   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.

Hooray.  There are some of you out there who are prepared to hand your book on.  Thank you, thank you!
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.

One of our students has these references for those who are looking for a second hand edition….(many thanks to Warren for this valuable, up-to-date information).  
Cost                                              Mail
UK      1/ Revival Books Ltd      $4.94   $5.90 
USA    2/ Goodwill Books         $1.50   $12.99
UK      3/ Awesome Books       $9.89   $6.47
USA    4/ Hippo Books             $5.50   $11.50 condition poor
USA    5/ Hippo Books             $5.50   $11.50 condition good
USA    6/ Goodwill Books        $1.00   $17.00
USA    7/ The Book Women   $5.00    $14.75

This is a poem (prayer) written by me with the help from my boys at Innisfree.  It was devised for those people who are deep in hopelessness/helplessness, and have never prayed, or feel that it is a useless exercise.  After we finished it, one of the boys asked if he could have it tattooed on his back, so it must have hit the mark so to speak…..  If you want  copy of this poem/prayer on a heavier paper – a more professional presentation, then we do have some in the office at $15.00 each including postage.  Please contact Deb via email and we will get one to you.

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 followed at 11.15 by RESTORE AND RECOVER MEDITATION 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.  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.

*RESTORE AND RECOVER MEDITATION – I have started two meditation groups.  Please join us.  The first is at 11.15 in the yoga room following the 10am restorative yoga class on Tuesday, and the second is on Sundays at 11.15 in the main house in front of the open fire, also  at 11.15. I am also planning some early morning meditation classes, and will let you know when these eventuate.

*MUMS WITH BUBS: 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), 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 BOOKINGS are encouraged 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.  Yoga students please enter from  the start of the Romsey Road only – the double gate entry with the big yoga sign.  Sorry, “Staff parking” at the front entrance off Carlisle Street does not mean you.  Please think of others when you park.  If you are looking for any changes in times and days, then please go to the web site.  You will find everything there. 

NEXT TEACHER TRAINING CLASS – The next will be on Sunday 3rd May 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…… 
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!  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..  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 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.

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: I have five second-hand (almost new) swings in perfect condition available for $100.  Please contact me personally if you would like one of 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): 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.  If you are in this category you will be contacted by Debbie to let you know how to proceed.  Once 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!
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.

Afternoon tea will happen, and I will let you know when.  May make it a dual ceremony.  The Restorative Yoga Course, and a new Scholarship!   We couldn’t offer the scholarships we do without your help.  So, thanks for your support.   
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.   The small lino prints that I hand-colour are already on the ETSY site – the tiny Sumi paintings have sold out.
RECIPES You know, I just find it so difficult to be consistent.  I start out with the best intentions, do a few blog pictures, and then just run out of time – so I now have the beautiful Nicole who will be helping me with everything “social media”.  You might soon be getting regular news feeds.
  GARDENING WITH BENEFITS There is one major work in the garden at the moment – sweeping up the leaves.  Some people hate this chore, but I rather like it because it gives me the material which produces wonderful compost and is the basis of the mulch for the garden in spring.  I did have a friend with a leaf blower come around and de-leaf the guttering which was terrific, though I am not a fan of blowers they do a great (if noisy) job.  He did get a bit carried away in the garden which resulted in the pond being covered in leaves, so it will take me some time to rectify this!  If you try and save time in one area, you can be guaranteed to waste it in another.

I also got my broad beans planted… they are a great Winter crop.  I do have a couple of bare rooted small fruit trees on order – a multi grafted plum and some olives.  I love winter.

I also visited my local BEE CLUB.  I think I am on track for winter.  I have one de-honey’d frame to return to the hive so that they can clean it up and repair it.   Once that is achieved I will consolidate the hive down to one box for the winter.  The bees couldn’t do that in the wild of course, but we can.  It makes the space smaller, so they don’t have to work as hard to keep warm.  Bees like a steady temperature in the hive, and they work hard to achieve it summer and winter.  It gives us an opportunity to have a look at the queen prior to spring.  If she is looking a bit old and worn out (and who wouldn’t be after producing as she does) it is a good time to think of a replacement for the spring….  The bees have provided me with some beautiful honey this year, and enough to spread around to my local students, so making sure that they are cosy and warm over winter is a small price.
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 talk 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 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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