email blast 4th August
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.
WAYNE IS WITH US.
We have been waiting for Wayne Hopkins our aboriginal scholarship holder to join us at Innisfree, and he has arrived. He came to Teacher Training on Sunday (where were you), and will be at all classes (well, almost all classes). Please take the opportunity to be with us, sit with Wayne and talk to him about his plans; obvious from his logo – YOGA WALKABOUT. He will be with us for another month.
THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY AND ITS LIBRARY….
H. P. Blavatsky, one of the founders of the Theosophical Society, pointed out that it was formed to assist in showing that such a thing as Theosophy exists. But what is Theosophy?
The term has various interpretations and levels of meaning. Within the Theosophical Society (TS) it is used principally in two ways: To mean divine wisdom, from the Greek, theosophia. To mean a set of teachings on the subject of divine wisdom
In the Western world, as a system of thought Theosophy can be traced back to the third century AD when the Alexandrian philosopher, Ammonius Saccas, founded the Eclectic Theosophical System based on what has subsequently been called Neo-Platonism. The teachings of this system were summarised by Madame Blavatsky as:
“One absolute, incomprehensible and supreme Deity, or infinite essence, which is the root of all nature, and of all that is visible and invisible
Humanity’s immortal nature, identical in essence with the Universal Soul
Theurgy, or divine work, which entails making oneself as pure as the incorporeal beings so that “the gods” might impart the Divine mysteries”. An Eastern word used for Theosophy is Brahmavidya, ‘divine wisdom’. Its etymology suggests a way of seeing which is constantly growing and expanding.
Now you know that, and you may not have connected the actual “ Society” with the wonderful bookshop we all visit, and you may not know it has a magnificent library. Please if you are in Melbourne, take an afternoon and visit the bookshop and then take a look at the library. If you are a bookworm as I am you will be stunned with the wonderful and ancient tomes they still have there. I venture to say that you will not find a library like this anywhere else in Australia, and it is so close.
I know that some of you have visited or googled, but I went there in person, and I have managed to negotiate a couple of concessions which will make your library visits easier. Firstly you will be able to take a book out for 2 months instead of one, which will make returning them a little easier, and if you join the library you will be able to become a member of the Society without a sponsor which is the usual requirement. Just take your student card in. Open Hours: Tues. to Thurs. 11am to 6pm (126-128 Russell Street, Melbourne). www.austheos.org.au
We are planning a cake (double chocolate gluten free of course) but right now, to recognise our various Anniversaries – 1st Year at innisfree, Moving our offices to Innisfree and the launch of our Foundation (hopefully within the month) we are giving discounts to all our courses.
*RESTORATIVE – 10% discount
*200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING – 10% discount
*THE 500 HOUR TRAINING – Free Membership into the exclusive “THE 500 CLUB” for one year (500hr Registration) For teachers who enrol in August. Special commemorative registration form, and free video sub for one year?
*GITA – 50% discount on the video subscription
If you are interested in building your yoga qualifications, please email me and we will have a chat and discover the best way to move forward. Namaste Jahne email@example.com
Thank you for those people have responded to this question. You may not understand that I have been inspired to continuously keep asking the question of myself.
WHAT ARE YOU PREPARED TO WALK AWAY FROM…?
Thank you for those people have responded to this question. You may not understand that I have been inspired to continuously keep asking the question of myself.
Most of you have listed four or five things. Keep trying until you have got a couple of pages. Look in every corner of your life. Email me. Let me know”. firstname.lastname@example.org Think about it every day. It can change your life.
………..Giving/given up: Worry, *Suffering, *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.
THE BLOG AND FACEBOOK
Nicole is doing our FaceBook YOGA FIRST pages and the Blog. email@example.com If you read something with a YOGA FIRST blue log, then it is Nicole’s post.
For yoga books and tarot, please look on www.ministryofyoga.blogspot.com 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 reviewed in the USA – I am looking forward to this as you can imagine.
WE ARE TURNING THE INSTITUTE INTO THE GITAJAIA YOGA FOUNDATION
We have chosen our 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.
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 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: The place is a bit of a bomb site I agree, but things are changing. However, 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.
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 – TThe next will be on Sunday 6th September 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…email@example.com
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: 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.
BEANIES FOR NEPAL
Knit, Knit, Knit!!!! You will find a pattern on www.ministryofyoga.blogspot.com Big ones, tiny ones for babies. Just keep knitting.
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.
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. 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 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”.
I am working on a set of 5 TIBETAN do-it-yourself colouring drawings as we speak..
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).
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 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): 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….
TAKE CLASSES WITH JAHNE ANYWHERE, ANY TIME.
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. www.ministryofyoga.blogspot.com 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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