email blast 5 February 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.
  Courage/LOVE “…..  I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.  Courage is to begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”

It can take courage to start anything new, even our YOGA course.  It means you have to change your routine, your family’s routine, maybe put some other plans on hold, divert funds,  and all that is before you start.  Once you start you have to face the many fears we all face,  especially when starting a course of study.  Fears about being good enough, old enough, young enough, clever enough.  Being able to stay the course, being able to juggle everything.   Being too far away from a teacher, or too far away from a computer.   All very valid, but don’t let them stop you moving forward.  I marvel at the wonderful inventiveness and “stickability” of our students.  They inspire me every day. 

My students are the reason I swing out of bed in the morning and pounce into the day.  They fill my mind every minute, and I love them (you) all.  If I couldn’t teach I am not sure what I would do – there are heaps of options of course, things I could do, but right now I just feel so blessed that I have you all out there, wherever you are, however you are learning.  Sometimes you know it takes courage to teach.  But I love it, I love you..

Love (the verb) is like a match.  In the beginning it flares and is exciting, and then it burns down, steady for a while, but burning less bright.  Eventually it flickers, and that is when you have a choice, you can let it go out, use it to light a fire, or you can light another match and start again.  You have to choose something, you have to take action, and sometimes that action that “love” will take courage.   Have you got it?  Time stands still in those precious moments that look to us just like “ordinary life”.  
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).
  Monday 6.30, Tuesday 10am (restorative) and 7.30 (Brad),  Wednesday 12.30, Friday 6.30, Saurday. 10am and 12.30 (restorative).   Visitors/public charges as above BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.  Enter from the Romsey Road Junction with High Street Woodend – the start of the Romsey Road.  If you are looking for any changes in times and days, then please go to the web site.  You will find everything there. There is also our blog

NEXT TEACHER TRAINING CLASS – The next will be on Sunday 1st March at the Bentinck – in the Yoga Room. Please join us.

SHEPPARTON:  School holidays looks like the go, still doing the balancing.  Let me know out there if you want to come.  It is not JUST a course about Restorative Yoga.  It also includes massage, crystals, pendulum, and more.   At the end you will have lots of new skills to use in your very own practice, helping others.   Please email me if you would like to join us…….
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… 

PHOTOS FROM THE MISSION ALL THE INCOME FROM MY PAINTING GOES INTO OUR VARIOUS PHILANTHROPIC EFFORTS.  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!     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.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – “JAHNE’S YOGA UNIVERSITY” 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.  RYTA00 –  THE BASIC YOGA COURSE   3.    RYTA500 – THE NEXT STEP   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 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.       “YIN YOGA” AND “FIVE TIBETANS”    THE YAMAS:     THE UN-MEDITATION COURSE:     YOGA SWINGS:  Have arrived.   If you want one for your studio, please reserve yours now.  Colours – *blue and grey, grey and black or pink and orange.   $150 plus postage.  I have five second hand swings in perfect condition available for $100.  Please contact me personally if you would like these.     THE REVELATION TAROT:    HOW-TO BOOKLET…..    THE CHAKRAS – A COLOURING-IN BOOK and a REFERENCE BOOKLET –   CHAKRA BOOKLET   THE GLUTEN BOOK  I move with the infinite in nature’s power.  I hold the fire of the soul.  I hold the life and healing”. (Rig Veda)

YOUR TEACHER TRAINING YEAR (or so): 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.     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.   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.
BIG BIG DRAWINGS… I have started drawing/painting again.  I am almost finished a black and white extremely detailed drawing of a piece of jewellery inspired by the work of Kate Durham.  I will put a picture on the blog if you would like to go there and have a look.    I am planning a BIG drawing of a cake, yes a cake… very ornate, very Indian – complete with elephants.   I do have a couple of commissions, so there is a lot on the plate, and I will be able to raise heaps for scholarships and the missions which is where all my painting income goes…

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. 

This is coming along too.  I am going to put a page on our web site called “iyogalibrary” and that is where we will have a fabulous, easy to access,  library of all our books.   
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 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.  
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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