Email blast 5th April 2016

email blast 5th 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.

 

UPDATE RE. DEBBIE

It seems that Debbie will be back temporarily this week.  I know that many of you are just waiting to have a chat..  Please make it short so that everyone can have their turn – and we have a business to run, modules to get out etc.  If there are some of you out there waiting for Debbie to help you in your sign up – now is the time to call.

 

RESTORATIVE YOGA THERAPY COURSE

We had a wonderful Restorative course yesterday (Sunday).  Every time I take a class I amazed at how much more I learn, and how deeply we are able to go.  It is amazing…  Every class I learn something new and I am so grateful for the lovely people who come and trust me with their body, their minds and their future…  I cannot tell you what a wonderful therapy this is – I have run out of superlatives.  No course is long enough or good enough to cover the needs of this class and these students.   yogafirst@netcon.net.au

 

BENEFITS OF RESTORATIVE YOGA
(Here are three – there are many more.  Would like your thoughts) 

SOOTHES THE NERVOUS SYSTEM – This for my students is one of the major benefits.  The slower pace and deep breathing triggers the parasympathetic nervous system.  The structure and timing of the class mitigates the effects of the fight-or-flight response that can damage not just your body but also your well being – certainly your peace of mind.

DEEPENS SELF AWARENESS AND INTROSPECTION – The soft, gentle quality of restorative yoga opens the doorway to a deeper understanding of your own body.  It is in a class like this that you can begin to understand the implications of beinga spiritual being having a human experience, deepening your sense of self love and acceptance.

STRENGTHENS DETACHMENT AND ACCEPTANCE – We have all escaped from the no-gain-no-pain philosophies of the gym culture.  In restorative yoga you get the most benefit from relaxing, not forcing yourself into a pose.  By working this way you are moving towards a fuller acceptance of your body and its limitations.  Acceptance and detachment naturally emerge.  

 

YIN YOGA SHORT COURSE

When I started yoga there was “do or don’t do” as Yoda said.  There was only one yoga, and it encompassed all modalities.  We modified for pregnancy, old age, youth.  Now there are many courses, and many specialities.  At the moment YIN is the flavour of the month.  You can of course spend thousands of dollars learning how to do it, or you can read, watch DVDs and experiment until you find a yin style of your own.

To assist you in your search I am loading this week a short course you can do at home to start you on your journey.  This little course is complete with descriptions, class plan,  background, embellishments – everything you will need to develop a class of your own.  The cost will be $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.

 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

 

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

Paul Grilley has put out an on-line course which you might like to access – it is about the anatomy of a headstand. It is not on a DVD  – which is unfortunate, but I am hoping that at some stage it will be made available on disc.

We are getting in a new DVD about the HISTORY and fundamentals of the philosophy of yoga.  It has been out for about 18 months, but as you know, when they first come on the market they are more expensive.  We are now able to negotiate for a bulk deal, thus saving up front, and saving postage.

Lots of fabulous teachers are interviewed.  It is worthwhile  and I will let you know when we have it.

  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

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE – WE START SHREDDING EITHER THIS WEEK OR NEXT WEEK – DO YOU WANT YOUR FILES RETURNED?

When Deb comes back we are going to bring all the files out of archive (It will be her first job on her return) – they are getting too cumbersome.  Files that are 5 years old or older.  We will keep your passport and the covering application papers you sent when you first applied, and anything else I think is relevant.  The rest WE WILL SHRED and use it for guinea pig bedding.  It won’t be wasted.   However, should you want your file, please let us know and we will send it to you.  We will charge you the postage and it will be an expensive post for most of you, especially when you should have everything that we have.  

  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…..

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 CLASSES:  I have gently turned my attention to THE RESTORATIVE YOGA sessions.  Of course I still teaches a full workload at Innisfree.   However,  my senior teachers have been gradually taking over my general/public Hatha Yoga classes.  They are loving it – and I believe you are loving the changes too.

PLEASE be patient.  Our student teachers need to learn, and they are so anxious to give you the best possible experience.  They are only babies, I have been teaching for 50 years!!!

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 . 

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

Monday         5.30pm RESTORATIVE, 6.30pm general class 

Tuesday        10am RESTORATIVE – Jahne,  and 7.30pm general class 

Wednesday    12.30 general class, 6.30pm Yin-Yoga with Alex 

Friday            6.30pm general class 

Saturday        8am with Nicole, 9am RESTORATIVE Yoga, 10am general class, 

                      12.30 RESTORATIVE Yoga with Jahne,

Sunday           4.30 RESTORATIVE with Jahne 

*I have cancelled the Spiritual Yoga Class until I get requests to continue.  With Deb not well and change in the air…, there is much to do, and as only I can at present take this class –  it is suspended until further notice.    ALEX who takes the Yin-Yoga is leaving us on the 8th April to go home to the USA, and KALMA who is expecting a baby will be leaving us at the end of April too.  But she will be coming back with tots in tow…

Changes, changes, changes.

 

*RESTORATIVE YOGA (5 classes now – and growing)

They won’t always be with me.  As much as I love the classes, I must give other teachers a go at getting classes of their own, and I am moving into admin. (with Debbie absent),   rather than taking actually yoga classes.   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 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. 

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…

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”.  With these posters you can colour and then frame them.  Not just put a book in the shelf.  And they are big.  

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”.

We also have a great piece of fun just come in.  It is a round tube like a hollow steering wheel with a ball inside.  I don’t go for these gimmicks, but this is fabulous for core and upper arms – a couple of minutes and you can really feel the difference..  Ring Deb and ask her about it.  $35 plus postage. 

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.

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.  I have shown you what I recommend. All you have to do is download.  I even did a video on ‘The Gita, and a number of philosophy videos for those who can’t come to class.  There will be more of these.  Good feedback thus far – thank you. Please.  Email us and Debbie will make sure that you are logged in promptly.

This will make your course shorter because if you don’t watch the videos, don’t get the hints and tips we give you, you may have to do modules again.  It does not save time not to watch.

Before you start the course, spend time wading through the videos.  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!

MY GARDEN (OUR GARDEN)

Actually it is called “The Buddha Walk, and although I have encouraged you to take the walk and sit by the pond, few do.   The garden is such a blessing.  Every morning it provides greens for my smoothies, and surprises me  with lemons, jerusalem artichokes, scallions, fabulous garlic and herbs… for my main meals.   It is a blessing in such a small space.

 

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 not available at the moment, I am via email, and 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

Please this time is NOT a counselling session. It should be about your course.  If you have enrolled with other professional distance education schools on other topics, you will know they charge to speak to the principal.  We don’t.  Before you ring, plan what you want to say, get organised, and be gentle. I am always available on email or text because I teach and am not always at my desk.  (I am not a beautiful as Debs and will get you to the heart of your needs quickly).  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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