Email blast 21st April 2016

email blast 21st April 2016

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 ANNIE TEN BRINK SCHOLARSHIP

This week, Annie ten Brink died suddenly.  It happened as she would have liked, at home, first thing in the morning as she was getting ready to have a class. Her jewellery and clothes for the day all set out waiting for her.   Annie was a friend and a yoga student of mine for more than 40 years and a LIFETIME MEMBER of our studio.  We had morning tea whenever we could – both of us having rather full diaries.  She was a woman who understood great men, good food, fine wine and old French champers, deep coffee and wearable art (beautiful clothes).  She was amazingly independent at every age,  and I loved her.  We all did.   Annie always behaved like the Baroness she was, and her team were there for her at every point in her life.  A teacher to her bones, her instinct for people and organisation was an education in itself.  No-one escaped from her company without a 5 minute elocution or French lesson.   “Watch my lips baby!” was a phrase she often used….

In her memory we are initiating THE ANNIE TEN BRINK SCHOLARSHIP as part of “The GitaJaia Yoga Foundation” which is the philanthropic arm of our Institute.  One of our students, a brilliant jeweller, is making a memorial bead on a traditional red string yoga bracelet in order to start the fund.  We will also have some angel paintings for sale, also to raise money for the foundation.  Become a member and receive a Red String Bracelet or an angel.  

Initally I thought that we would isolate the recipients of this scholarship to residents of the Macedon Ranges Shire, but Annie was international and national.  She was a resident of the world.  In keeping with her wide and restless spirit, we will be opening it to anyone, anywhere.

We will keep you well informed of the progress of this effort.

 

DEBBIE

I said that when the dust settled,  Debbie may buy a Harley and take off into the sunset.   Now the physical has been cleaned up,  she has the opportunity to be a person she has never really explored, and we are all hoping that she is leaving to do just that.   She is staying around on Tuesday mornings for the next two weeks, then off she goes – into the sunset.   We will miss her.  

However, I am having a lovely time getting close to all my students after years of leaving you all in Debbie’s hands.. So mostly when you ring you will be speaking to me.  If I don’t answer right away, be patient and call back.  Ring 0402 088 170 – my personal mobile, or the office phone 0354 273 518 which is often patched through to my phone.  Email?   yogafirst@netcon.net.au and email 24/7, it’s the most reliable.  If you want to know anything about your course.. Then email me.

 

OUR NEW “DEBBIE” is FIONA.

Fiona is the daughter of Brenda Wadge our teacher in Moama.  Fiona is also a trained teacher and she is doing our course, just to see what you out there are working through.  She comes with heaps of qualifications (and a great mum).  Give her some time to settle in,  I think she will be brilliant.  No one can “replace” Debbie, but Fiona will bring her own slant to the job.

 

YIN YOGA SHORT COURSE – Teach yourself books….

In the old days when I learned, yoga was yoga.  There was only one kind of yoga with different teachers who could teach different ways depending on the class.    In the spirit of my teachers, I am embarking on writing a series of downloadable booklets – TEACH YOURSELF BOOKS –  so that you can adapt to different kinds of yoga for different classes, and students with special needs.

This little course is complete with descriptions, class plan,  background, embellishments – everything you will need to develop a class of your own.  The cost is $45 for the booklet, and if you want a certificate you can do the exam attached to the booklet and if you pass, I will send you a certificate.  There is a charge, however, it will save you having to do a long and expensive course which, if you have already qualified and graduated as a yoga teacher (or are on the way) is probably over-kill don’t you think? And you will have all the tools you need to begin your own yoga class for under $200.

Lee said…..“I felt like the manual gave me confidence to be able to mimic the class and gave me a clearer understanding of the principals of Yin Yoga. I really enjoyed it Jahne and i got something out of it which i will continue to do so as well. So as you said in the manual “i have written this book for you so i hope it will be useful” – and it is, so thank you very much Jahne!”

 So if you are interested, either leave me your name yogafirst@netcon.net.au and I will notify you when I put it up, or keep checking www.myyogabooks.etsy.com   “RESTORATIVE YOGA” IS THE NEXT BOOKLET TO BE LOADED,  then “YIN4KIDS”.

 

YIN YOGA/ANATOMY/MEDITATION DVD’s – all with Paul Grilley

This is one of my major sources and fits beautifully with the course we have put together.   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

 

A BOWL full of  SOUL

You have all heard of Lite ’n Easy.  Well BOWL OF SOUL is the organic, whole food version of that which is cooked by a fantastic member of our yoga community Bec Cassar now living in Kinglake.  She cooks and delivers a weeks worth of meals to the Gourmet Whole Food  Store in Woodend ( next to Village Larder) and you collect from there.

The average cost seems to be $13.50 per meal..  I am going to give the service a weeks trial and will give you the results of the taste test, but knowing Bec, they will be “above and beyond” expectations.  AND, Bec is going to donate a percentage from every bowl of her Lentil meals to our GitaJaia Yoga Foundation , with a little tag on the front of the meal to advertise the fact.  

I don’t often give adverts, but one is required here.  BOWL full of  SOUL – Phone: 0431 697 613. “Bowl full of Soul” is also on Face book, and that is where you will find the menus.

  THE BLOG AND FACEBOOK 

For anything yoga –  blog,  www.ministryofyoga.blogspot.com.   

I don’t update every day.  But I do go on from time to time.  Latest entry.  YIN YOGA

  NOA BELLING – YOGA HANDBOOK.  PLEASE…..WE ALWAYS NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE!

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.  yogafirst@netcon.net.au

We get so many folk get back to us saying how wonderful this book is.  There is a later edition available with lots of black and white photos in it, but my favourite is the first edition which was all colour.  If you can find one, keep it close by – it is a wonderful resource.   YOGA CLASSES
KEEP IN MIND.  THIS IS A “9” YEAR AND WE CAN SEE CHANGES IN THE WIND.  GO WITH THE FLOW…..
 

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).

WHERE: “The Bentinck”  on the corner of the Romsey Road and the High Street in Woodend.  Enter from  the start of the Romsey Road only – the sign is big and clear . 

PARKING:  If both sides of the car park are full when you arrive, please park over the road – you just have to walk across Romsey road to yoga, and that’s not such a hard thing.  Don’t park anywhere else.  As you enter the gate, park only to right or to the left – not straight ahead. That also is staff parking.

 

CLASS TIMES

“I am taking back the farm! ” Most classes will be with me for a while – Jahne.

Monday          5.30pm RESTORATIVE, 6.30pm Hatha class 

Tuesday         10am RESTORATIVE ,  and 7.30pm Hatha class (The 19th will be with Jahne)  

Wednesday     12.30 Yin (when Kalma leaves – with Jahne), 6.30pm Yin–Yoga with Jahne

Friday             6.30pm Hatha with Jahne 

Saturday         9am RESTORATIVE Yoga, 10am Hatha Yoga, 

                      12.30 RESTORATIVE Yoga with Jahne,

Sunday           4.30 RESTORATIVE with Jahne 

 

RESTORATIVE/HATHA YOGA CLASSES with Jahne

As I have said in the newsletter OFTEN.  Gradually as you teachers leave or take leave (Alex is going back to the USA and Kalma is leaving to have a baby), I will be taking over their classes.  12.30 Wednesday when Kalma leaves will be me teaching Yin-Yoga, ditto the 6.30 Wednesday class.  The 6.30 Friday class will be me teaching Hatha Yoga.    

At the moment I am the only one locally able to take RESTORATIVE YOGA THERAPY CLASSES.  If you have a serious health issue, make sure that the class you are coming to is taught by me.  On request I started a Sunday class, most people can make 4.30 on Sunday, and I hope you can too.

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.

 

NEXT TEACHER TRAINING CLASS –

The next will be on Sunday, the 1st May…..at the Bentinck – in the Yoga Room, enter through Romsey Road only.  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 a visitor and not formally a student teacher with us then the cost is $20.

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 – “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.

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.  You must start with            
      200 hours first.

4.    RESTORATIVE YOGA THERAPY TRAINING

5.    PPT Massage technique.  A stand-alone class, fully insurable. 

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

We recently were noticed in Mass. USA and we are getting a review for our posters and colouring book – if you had not noticed, colouring in is the new thing.  Best seller list stuff…

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”, “FIVE TIBETANS”,  “THE YAMAS”,   “THE UN-MEDITATION COURSE”  

    YOGA SWINGS: Colours – *blue and grey, grey and black or pink and orange”,

    “THE REVELATION TAROT”, “HOW-TO STUDY YOGA BY DISTANCE EDUCATION”,  

    “THE CHAKRAS – A COLOURING-IN BOOK and a REFERENCE BOOKLET”

    “CHAKRA BOOKLET”, “ETERNITY THE PRAYER”, “THE PENDULUM BOARD AND COURSE”.

    TEACH YOURSELF BOOKS – YIN-YOGA, (RESTORATIVE YOGA, AND YIN4KIDS ON THE WAY).

I move with the infinite in nature’s power.  I hold the fire of the soul.  I hold the life and healing”. (Rig Veda)

 

THE GARDEN AND KITCHEN.

The other day I was passing our organic grocer, and lucked upon a tray of ginger.  What did I make, GINGER SYRUP.  Easy and delicious.  I peeled and thinly sliced the ginger and cooked them long and slow in a water and sugar syrup until they were a bit soft, but not sloppy.  There .   Is only one problem – I  keep on sneaking to the fridge and nibbling from the jar.  Beautiful.

The garden is a bit of a non event.  The new parsley is shooting up, the perennial spinach looks great, I have a few lemons, and enough greens for smoothies (just).  Winter is on the way.  Thank goodness we have a verandah with pots of veggies whilst the garden is sleeping.  It is so, so dry.  I am waiting for rain, the rain we said we were going to get at the beginning of the month.  It might be cold but everything in the garden needs a good deep soak.

 

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):

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.

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….

 

TAKE CLASSES WITH JAHNE ANYWHERE, ANY TIME.
VIDEOS:  THEY ARE NOT OPTIONAL – THEY ARE NECESSARY! Only $275 per annum.

I can’t stress this enough.   Please look down the list of the videos before you try to do stick drawings, or organise your journal.  

Before you start the course, spend time wading through the videos – they are not in order.  The do not match up with the modules and they were not designed to do that.  You are yogis doing a course.  You do not need the trainer wheels.    Get a feeling for how they are set up, what’s where.  It will save you heaps of time later on.  There are stick figures, respiration, philosophy, how to teach….even the garden is there.  You will love them, but you have to get to know them – it’s not just about asanas.  My various hair incarnations alone will keep you interested!

 

CONSULTS WITH JAHNE

If your question is a lifestyle issue, a domestic issue, or a personal issue and you want personal advice (counselling), even hypnotherapy….then there is a charge.  Her service is professional and there is an hourly rate. Please enquire before you decide to make a booking.  Teacher Training issues at the moment are part of the course, and cost nothing – but you need to make an appointment.   Please, respect Jahne’s 50 years of teaching and training. Her time is valuable, she is always teaching, studying or working with her students – it is all a matter of energy and exchange.  We are a Sangha.   Thank you.

 

REGARDING DEBBIE

Debbie is back on deck on Tuesdays 9 am to 4pm until Tuesday next then we is taking off to parts unknown…… So ring away.  All those questions you had saved up, give her a call. Between Tuesdays I am available – via email,  if you especially and urgently can’t find the answer to your question in the videos, in your books, or on line!  I am sitting at my desk and doing yoga classes at Innisfree on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday afternoons, sometimes on Sundays…. Ph: 0354 273 518 or email yogafirst@netcon.net.au, or text 0402 088 170

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…..

 

For more wonderful, delicious thoughts
Log on to our Web site www.yogabeautiful.com.au
and tune in to our videos  daily.

ENJOY – Love and Blessings,  

Namaste Jahne

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