email blast 26th August 2016

Email Blast 26th August 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.

 

FIRST MESS, THEN VICTORY..

I wonder how many of you if when you were handed your first child, would be terribly thrilled to learn – and really take in, absorb, admit – the physical, emotional and monetary cost of that child.  If you truly understood that they were not perfect specimens and probably wouldn’t take after you (maybe steal cars, gamble away their inheritance and yours, or get into drugs) would you perhaps say – well, you would wait for a more perfect model, and hand it back.  I guess you have worked out there isn’t the perfect model.  You weren’t, they won’t be.  

When you really began to be aware of your future, did you think it would be stunning, and to date it has been a bit disappointing? Terrible!?

This applies to most lives.  We all have to go  through the mess to get to the victory.  You can name famous figures from history, famous figures from the bible, they all experienced it in one way or another.  Joseph and the coat of many colours for instance.  He dreamt that he would be a very powerful ruler, but before that happened he had some learning to do which involved being thrown into a pit by his brothers, being sold into slavery, being accused and going to gaol unjustly etc etc.   If he had the option and could choose a mediocre life, or a stunning one with a magnificent ending,  however with a few messes along the way, then which would he choose.  He chose to work through the mess.  Which would you choose? 

Your life is like their life.  Not exactly, but yes, it has messes.  NOTHING CHANGES UNTIL YOU DO.  When you change, when you don’t live identify with the mess, or become emotionally involved in it.  When you give up blaming others for where you find yourself, then it can change and reveal the fabulous end that was meant for you all along…..  Try it.  

ATTENTION:   EMAIL NUMBER – For anything, anything at all please email me at yogafirst@netcon.net.au If you do not your emails may get lost,  as I am gradually going to get rid of the other email numbers….

 

THE FOUNDATION – AN INSURANCE OPPORTUNITY FOR US ALL.

I have approached our insurance company, and they have said that if we double the number of our insurance applications (more people paying for their insurance through us) they will donate a percentage of each payment to our foundation.  The more people we get signed up, the more they will donate.  It is simple.  To encourage you in this.  

Everyone who places a new insurance with us, or re-registers from the 17th August to the 17th September will receive a template pack (5xA4’s)  of the  Five Tibetans.  Please email your request for insurance to me personally atyogafirst@netcon.net.au.  If you don’t use this email, then I cannot guarantee we will get it. (this applies to ANY email you send – send them to me).

 

ARCHIVED NEWSLETTERS

Don’t forget that each newsletter is archived on our web site.  If you have missed one, don’t ring me,  look on the web site at  www.yogabeautiful.com.au

 

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

You must love this book, no-one has yet decided to part with it.   Please, please pass it on…

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 I will call you to organise. yogafirst@netcon.net.au

You might be able to still get the book second hand from..

                                                 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

 

YOUR MODULES                                                                  
Please understand that you are not the only person on the course.  I  mark each module, from every student and I do it myself.  That’s a lot of writing from and to a lot of students – and assures the personal touch that you signed up with us to achieve.  PLEASE HELP ME by numbering each page you send me,  and putting them in order.  Make sure all the pages are there, no drawings missing.  If you are a “12 page plus drawings” type of student, then post them.  It is so much easier….

If you email, the same applies.  SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION:  One of the students went mad at me recently because I sent work back unmarked.  WHY?  The work was sent to me un-numbered, un-sorted, and just pages of text. There was hardly a comma or a full stop.  The spelling when “iffy” I can mostly work out, but a pages out of order and then with no punctuation is totally impossible.  

PHOTO and scans – remember that if you have a fuzzy drawing and you photograph it, scan and email it, and then  I print it – it is going to be almost unrecognisable!  If in doubt, or multiples – lots of pages – post it.

 

CLASS TIMES FROM 5th September…

$10 per class or 11 classes for $100 (save $10 = one class for free)

Enter through the Romsey Road gate, Park either side of the drive.

No need to bring props – mats etc unless you want to – everything is provided.

Monday:                 10am Mindfulness,  6.30pm Hatha Yoga First

Tuesday:                 10am Restorative,  7.30 Hatha

Wednesday:           12.30 Hatha, 5.30 Restorative, 6.30 Hatha/Yin

Friday:                    *5.30pm Mindfulness (“Focus on  Vision” from 9th
                               September),  7.30pm Hatha Yoga

Saturday:                 9am Mindfulness, 10am Hatha,  and 12.30pm Restorative

Sunday:                   4.30pm Restorative

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

(Non-religious.  Practical. Suitable for beginners) 

Being present in the moment can relieve tension, reduce stress. 

*Friday Mindfulness “Focus on vision”  from 9th September. – if you have floaters, eye strain, migraines, flashes…come to this class for a different take on these issues. The eyes are probably the most important and least understood of our sensory organs.  An eye chart for instance only tests your ability to read.  Is that all there is to vision? What about the rest of the body?  

If we have poor eyesight we can always revert to glasses, but what about improving the use of the eyes themselves.  If we have trouble hitting a cricket ball, or we are continuously bumping into furniture then what can we do?  Glasses that make things look closer than they are,  may in fact interfere with some parts of our vision.  

The simple-to-do exercises you will learn in our classes will do much to improve the instrumental use of the eyes, and thereby improve your vision (and your health)

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.  

HATHA  Yoga

…is the “mother”of yoga and where it all began.  

Simple but strong poses which can be modified to suit those in class.  Beginners welcome.

 

NEXT TEACHER TRAINING CLASS –

The next will be on Sunday 4th September, 2pm to 4pm (followed by restorative yoga at 4.30) 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.    We have had the most wonderful trainings, there is nothing like them.  Please do come.

 

BENDIGO YOGA TEACHER TRAINING Master Class –  with Jahne, assisted by Jayne Boyle and Nerissa

If you want to get into Teacher Training – become the teacher you dream about,   Jahne goes up there for the master class        every 2nd Tuesday.  It’s a great opportunity for personal yoga growth.  

Book your place today – CrusoedenBody.  (crusoedenbody@bigpond.com)

Next Master class Tuesday 6th September between 3.30pm and 5pm in Bendigo.    

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”.

1.   THE BHAGAVADGITA (YOGIC PHILOSOPHY) 

2.    RYTA200 –  THE BASIC YOGA COURSE 

3.    RYTA500 – THE NEXT STEP

4.     RESTORATIVE YOGA THERAPY TRAINING

5.      ***STARTING YOUR OWN TEACHER TRAINING STUDIO (by application to Jahne)  yogafirst@netcon.net.au

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

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.  

BOOKS:  “YIN YOGA” AND “FIVE TIBETANS”  “THE YAMAS”  “THE UN-MEDITATION COURSE”  “THE REVELATION TAROT”  “HOW-TO STUDY YOGA BY DISTANCE EDUCATION – A BOOKLET”  “THE CHAKRAS – A COLOURING-IN BOOK and a REFERENCE BOOKLET”   “CHAKRA BOOKLET”

PLUS THE NEW, NEW, NEW…. TEACH YOURSELF SERIES:   YIN YOGA, RESTORATIVE YOGA, and YIN4KIDS.   I will shortly be adding YOGA FOR PREGNANCY (incorporating AQUA YOGA).  

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

Insurance only – $220.  If we get more of you insured, we will be given a rebate which will be donated to our Foundation.  But only if more of you sign up!  Please. 

 

YOUR TEACHER TRAINING YEAR (or so):  WE ARE REVIEWING ALL FILES.                           
For some time it appears, the office staff has been letting you join the course without signing, and sending to us any of the required sign-up documentation –  or it has just happened somehow.   

In going through our files in the course of putting everything on a very intricate and extensive computer program,  we are pulling these out and asking you to sign up.  Until you do, you are not really on the course and can’t graduate.  If we contact you in error, please relax, go with the flow.  We are just trying to get everything as good as we can get it.  We are not accusing you of anything, just trying to clear up any issues caused by incomplete files.  

We don’t need you to start the course again, or pay again (if you have already paid in full) but we do need you to keep up your payments (or pay those you have missed somehow) and we need you to complete your documentation.  You may have misunderstood our terms.  You get as long as you want to complete the course, BUT, the payments are over 12 or 18 CONSECUTIVE 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.    

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, BUT NOT WITHOUT FOLLOWING UP ON YOUR PAYMENTS…  YOU SIGNED UP TO PAY MONTHLY REMEMBER!    And, coming to class or doing an occasional module  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.  We are certainly in the position to notice now.  

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.  yogafirst@netcon.net.au

 

THE YOGA KITCHEN/GARDEN

About a month ago I was delivered two large wooden apple boxes 4ft. in every direction.  I planned to use them as a raised garden bed, but I just didn’t realise how much it takes to fill them – I do now.  I have been using mulch, leaves, manure and compost like a terrine and over last weekend in the little bit of sunshine we had, I planted them out….   Parsley is the main feature, but when I know the weather will be better I will try more tender plants.  I imagine a pyramid of climbing beans.  I may be getting a little adventurous. 

 

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

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.  www.yogabeautiful.com.au

 

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 end if they are not answered – experience has shown you and me that “this too will pass”.  Jahne is also available for PAST LIFE SESSIONS, AND ERICKSONIAN HYPNOTHERAPY…..  

 

REGARDING THE OFFICE:

Another change. Fiona has gone off to study Ayurveda with Marye at Maiveda Spa in Kyneton (she is still doing the Wednesday 12.30 yoga class at the Bentinck for us).  A marriage made in heaven.   The amazing  Sonya has taken her place in our office.    TIMES-  If you want to speak to office staff or me, we are available at odd times, but you can book a time suitable to us both.   To Talk Money/Accounts, speak to Jackey on Wednesdays at 9.30 to 2’ish.  Please Ph: 0354 273 518.  I am always available on the email 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.

Please only use the email: yogafirst@netcon.net.au.  If you use any other, you may not get a speedy answer.  

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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