email blast 28 July 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.

Telstra was there,  GICI Computer solutions was there, the electrician was there, and the removalists.  We moved in, and we are still weaving among things that are being done to upgrade and improve. Even the furniture is being French Polished around us…..    It will be wonderful when it is completely done, and we are warm, and settled.    Spacious is a word that has been used, and yes.  There is that.  I will get used to spacious, although I am a “small space” girl.  I could live and work in a tiny, tiny house or studio.
Once we get settled I will get back into the videos.  We have plans – of course.  On the weekend I felt I had enough time to myself to paint my kitchen cupboards – charcoal of course.  It’s like any reno.  Once you have done one part, you notice all the rest that needs a lift.  I am not one of these people who leave the renos until you are ready to move so that the value of the house will be increased.  I like to live in my own house, and I like to make it as comfortable as possible.  Don’t you?

Lots of my students are.   I have to say that the harder you look, the more focussed you are, the harder it is to find the “right” one.  When it doesn’t really matter anymore, when you are happy with what you have, when you look about and are truly grateful, then life will supply the perfect mate for you.  Maybe not the one that you had in mind, but the one you need.  
Remember you are the law of attraction.  What you are feeling you will attract, and if you are feeling desperate, then you will attract that.  
I was speaking to a friend over the weekend who is in that position.  I asked what they were looking for, and they said “anyone”!  They felt that anyone was better than being on their own.  This is a person that has what I would call a good life.  Security, money, assets, a job they have designed for themselves;  parent still alive, brothers and sisters still alive.  Everything to be grateful for, but STILL, still there is something missing.  A Mate!!! ANY MATE! –  I think they have a lot to learn about life, about being grateful,  and even more about relationships.  

Last week I asked this question.   “What are you prepared to walk away from?  Email me.  Let me know”. You did eventually take this to heart and you sent in some lovely suggestions.  Think about it every day.   It can change your life.
Giving/given up: *Plastic Bags, *useless time spent googling, *social media on Thursdays, *alcohol, *relationships that don’t work for me, *pain (decided to work with it and through it, instead of on it). Etc. etc.for a page and a half of single line manifestos.  That’s me.

Nicole is doing our FaceBook YOGA FIRST pages and the Blog. If you read something with a YOGA FIRST blue log, the it is Nicole’s post.

For yoga books and tarot, please look on I have done a small write up, and there is a picture of the front page.  I advise you to look at the chakra book, and the yama booklet.  This month we are being review in the USA – I   am looking forward to this as you can imagine.

Now I am having to think of Directors, a Board, and a constitution – which when we are done – you will be able to view on line.    Thank you to those who have emailed words of support.   As I have said on the Facebook pages, I am calling it the “GITAJAIA YOGA Foundation” to honour my teacher Margrit Segesman and her lineage, and to honour the Gita which is at the core of our teachings .  The “Jaia” is what I know myself as, and this part of the name is to honour the 50 years that I have been inspired to teach you all.  If you asked Debbie what kind of yoga we do here, she would reply immediately GITAJAIA.  Of course it is Hatha, but GitaJaia honours the lineage.  

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 –  Times they are a changing…. Classes held at the Bentinck  THE 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).
ABOUT THE RENOVATIONS:   Because we are moving our entrance,  I would ask you to get into the habit of coming through the side door opposite to the usual In-Door, just follow the path around to the other side of the building…  it may be a bit cluttered, but this will change.  It is like watching a renovation game.
Once Debbie and Nicole have moved there after the bits are moved, and the desks are cleared of clutter, you will be able to drop in on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for your yoga queries to be attended to.

ABOUT THE CLASSES:  Jahne has gently turned her attention to THE RESTORATIVE YOGA sessions.  Of course she still teaches a full workload at Innisfree.   However,  her senior teachers have been gradually taking over her general/public Hatha Yoga classes.  They are loving it – and I believe you are loving the changes too.   If you want a private session, she is available by appointment.  Hypnotherapy/Trance Healing and past Life Therapy available as usual of course.

WHERE: “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 – the sign is big and clear .  Don’t wander around Woodend looking for the class.  If you really get lost, just ask a shopkeeper for THE BENTINCK.  It is iconic in the district and they will give you directions.  Don’t come to no. 37 Morris Road, Woodend.  There may be a gardener, there may be a cleaner, there are certainly guys on the site and over the road fixing and mending –  I might be there doing other things….but there is no yoga at No. 37 any more. 

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.

Monday  5.30pm RESTORATIVE – Jahne , 6.30 general class (Nicole).
Tuesday 10am RESTORATIVE – Jahne  and 7.30 general class (Brad), 
Wednesday 12.30 general class (Kalma)
Friday 6.30pm general class  (Nicholas)
Saturday. 10am general class (Nicole) plus 9am RESTORATIVE and 12.30 RESTORATIVE YOGA – Jahne.

**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, especially not in the old door. Thank you.

*RESTORATIVE YOGA (4 classes now – and growing)
…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 prenatal 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.  

TEXT ONLY YOUR BOOKING REQUEST TO 0402 088 170.  Please don’t ring me.  

WATCH THE TIME – Don’t just wander in as if the only time that matters is yours.  Every minute of a one hour class is important, so 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. 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 August 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 a visitor and 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…

ART/PHILANTHROPY AND PHOTOS FROM THE MISSION The money goes towards buying bandages and other necessities for the  mission, and also into our scholarship fund – whichever needs it most at the time.    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: 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.

Knit, Knit, Knit!!!!  You will find a pattern on 

Then send your beanies to PO Box 14, Mt.Macedon. Vic. 3441.  – THANK YOU FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE THIS.  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.

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.

3.    RYTA500 – THE NEXT STEP    
       which you can take in a number of ways.  Must start with 200 hours first.

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 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…

LET’S GET COLOURING IN:  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……!!!  They are being reviewed by a journalist in the USA who LOVED THEM. She said that we were so “ on trend”.  

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.  

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.

ETERNITY THE PRAYER – (not on the site yet, but will be there soon).

In the next month I am reprinting the tarot and this reprint will be in three different values.  

1) The cards (last forever style)  in laminated pouches. The same as we have been selling for a number of years now.   READY NOW!
2) New! Mid-range Cards: lighter weight – 300gsm weight card without the laminated pouches READY NOW!
3) and New! Top of the Range Cards in 450gsm weight laminated card (not in laminated pouches). Please go to the shop on the yoga beautiful web site for details.   
If you want to get in early, please Let me know and pre-order your set with Debbie.

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   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): 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.

THE DRUMMING VIDEO – I know that if you watch it you will find it “uninspiring”, primarily because it is not meant to be watched.  Videoing is the easiest way to get sounds to you too.  If you put the video on and settle down for your 3 minute meditation you will enjoy it, because that is how it was meant to be used.

THE YOGA CHEF (COOK)…… Please go to our Blog. to catch up with recipes.

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! 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.  Thank goodness for CIGI Computing Solutions (Sunbury) who are a magnificent help with the trying IT problems that arise when you least expect them..
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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