Email blast 5th May 2016

email blast 5th May 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.

 

HI THERE STUDENTS…

REGARDING THE YOGA CLASSES.  I don’t just hold classes because I am an old lady and I get sick of knitting.  No.  I am passionate about yoga, BUT whether we continue to hold a particular class is totally up to YOU.  If you are not committed and consistent we may have to discontinue some classes, maybe the one that (from time to time) suits you.   Your choice.  If we discontinue a class, know it is because YOU DIDN’T TURN UP REGULARLY.  I was always there.   I have lots to do, and it is rarely about knitting.  The classes at $10 per class are a community service, but if you don’t want them then, hey, that’s fine.  I will spend my time writing books, meditating, doing my own yoga….. Teaching people who turn up every class they are booked for.  I am a busy little bee.  The ball is firmly in your court. 

 

TEACHER TRAINING Sunday…

We had a wonderful teacher training day – sorry that a few of you missed it.  We talked about LINEAGE, SEQUENCING AND PRECEPTS.  It was fantastic.

By the way, I think that the lessons are taking hold.  I have put the Teach Yourself yoga books on line at etsy, and those students who have bought a download copy, and then printed from it have sent me the money for the printed copy.  

I can’t tell you how happy that makes me, not just the fact that I am being paid for my work (which allows me to help others) , but more importantly that some of you out there now know that if you take something that is not freely given, or use something in a way not intended it is stealing, no matter what justifications you use to make you feel better.

This is yoga in action.  Thank you.

 

TEACH YOURSELF BOOKS…
“YIN-YOGA”, “RESTORATIVE YOGA” are already up there and ready for you, AND IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO “YIN4KIDS”, and then  “YOGA FOR PEOPLE IN PAIN” (that may not be the exact title, but that will be the message).

I am loving writing these condensed versions of the huge tomes you find on the shelves, and the lengthy teacher training courses.  Of course, if you want to teach the public using the ideas I have given in these books, you will need to be a trained (or training)  yoga teacher, health professional  or fitness expert first.  But, once you have the basics, the foundations, you can use the ideas in these books to add to your knowledge and expand your skills.  

The courses in these booklets are complete with descriptions, class plan,  background, embellishments – everything you will need to develop a class of your own.  The cost is $45 for each booklet,  and if you want a certificate you can do the exam attached, and if you pass, I will send you a certificate.  There is a charge for the certificate and exam, 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 extend your  yoga classes, and add a new skill for under $200.

Lee said…..I felt like the manual gave me confidence to be able to mimic the class and gave me a clearer understanding of the principals of Yin Yoga. I really enjoyed it Jahne and i got something out of it which i will continue to do so as well. So as you said in the manual “i have written this book for you so i hope it will be useful” – and it is, so thank you very much Jahne!”

 www.myyogabooks.etsy.com   “RESTORATIVE YOGA” HAS BEEN LOADED.  “YIN4KIDS” is the next booklet, I am working on it at the moment, loading this week…   just have to get the printing of the asanas done..

 

ARE THERE ANY BOOKLET TOPICS YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO WRITE ABOUT?  

 

MEDITATION

How do people manage without meditation?  I just don’t know.   I do it every day, and I am in love with it.  It has made such a difference to my life almost from the first time I SERIOUSLY TOOK UP THE PRACTICE.  Like my yoga practice, it is not about just doing it when it is convenient, but making my life move around those times.   I get questions answered, prompts about direction, love and care every day.  I am in love with God.  I don’t have to think about it, I just know it is constant.  God thinks that I am the best Jahne He ever made, just as he thinks you are the best….. He ever made.  Even though there are many millions of beings on earth and in the universe, I can still be known and loved individually 24/7, as can you.  

I know it doesn’t make sense, it doesn’t seem real, but it is the most real thing we can know and the best thing we can do in our life.  We all have problems, grieving, difficulties, I do too.  We all have to deal with those people who treat you in unexpectedly cruel ways – people you have loved and cared about, people you have gone the extra mile for,   people you have loved who treat you in ways you can’t explain even to your inner self.   Those who have been divorced (and certainly parents)  know that the people who know you the best can hurt you the most..

How to live and breathe and love when this happens without striking back, getting angry?  Meditation.  Nothing else makes sense anymore.  There is only one person you can deal with and that is yourself.  By constantly loving and dealing with the pain in yourself, you can change others…  you cannot change others first and by doing that change yourself.  Well, if you think you can, it usually is an illusion which plays out in time.  

Trust me, I tried that very early on and it doesn’t work.  I have seen many many other people try it too.  Their experience was the same as mine.    For success, change yourself first, love yourself, come to peace within yourself, and when you do that the Universe around you will change.  There is no other way and meditation will get you there the quickest.

 

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

This is one of my major sources and fits beautifully with the course we have put together.   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

 

A BOWL full of  SOUL

Have you tried BOWL OF SOUL.   The organic, whole food version of that which is cooked by a fantastic member of our yoga community Bec Cassar now living in Kinglake.  She cooks and delivers a weeks worth of meals to the Gourmet Whole Food  Store in Woodend ( next to Village Larder) and you collect from there.

The average cost seems to be $13.50 per meal..  I am going to give the service a weeks trial and will give you the results of the taste test, but knowing Bec, they will be “above and beyond” expectations.  AND, Bec is going to donate a percentage from every bowl of her Lentil meals to our GitaJaia Yoga Foundation , with a little tag on the front of the meal to advertise the fact.  

I don’t often give adverts, but one is required here.  BOWL full of  SOUL – Phone: 0431 697 613. “Bowl full of Soul” is also on Face book, and that is where you will find the menus.

  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.  I have been a bit behind with the blog. And the Facebook.  There has been lots happening in my life and Facebook and social media is not a priority.  Given 15 minutes I would rather meditate.  Much more fruitful, and I feel much better afterwards than bashing away at the keyboard…

  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…..
 

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).

WHERE: “The Bentinck”  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

“I am taking back the farm! ” Most classes will be with me for a while – Jahne.

Monday          5.30pm RESTORATIVE, 6.30pm Hatha class 

Tuesday         10am RESTORATIVE ,  and 7.30pm Hatha class (The 19th will be with Jahne)  

Wednesday     12.30 Yin (when Kalma leaves – with Jahne), 6.30pm Yin–Yoga with Jahne

Friday             6.30pm Hatha with Jahne 

Saturday         9am RESTORATIVE Yoga, 10am Hatha Yoga, 

                      12.30 RESTORATIVE Yoga with Jahne,

Sunday           4.30 RESTORATIVE with Jahne 

 

RESTORATIVE/HATHA YOGA CLASSES with Jahne

As I have said in the newsletter OFTEN.  Gradually as you teachers leave or take leave (Alex is going back to the USA and Kalma is leaving to have a baby), I will be taking over their classes.  12.30 Wednesday when Kalma leaves will be me teaching Yin-Yoga, ditto the 6.30 Wednesday class.  The 6.30 Friday class will be me teaching Hatha Yoga.    

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.

 

INJURIES

Nicole as you may have experienced, has injured herself she says doing cartwheels with her boys.  This is what it looks like, but is rarely the case.  An injury is the last thing in a line of “hellos” the body has been trying to bring to you and you have ignored.   With a muscle injury as simple as Nicole’s?   Well she has been working super hard, travelled overseas, got over-tired, and  taken on new ventures.  Has she upped her protein, her overall nutrition to replace what she has used (not pills, food!), has she paid attention to sleep, rest periods and meditation?  Recovery?  Probably not.  When she returned she tried to hit the ground running. 

I am not singling Nicole out here.  We all do it.  The back injury, foot injury, tummy pains, whatever.  If you look carefully and honestly at the lifestyle, you will see that there have been a number of insults to the body which we have by-passed.   Look closely, learn about yourself.  It doesn’t mean you won’t ever have injuries or illness, but it does mean that you will more accurately be able to pinpoint the cause.  It is not about  just what happened last….  That is the point where the body REALLY got your attention, and it is saying to you “now work on the cause, not just the symptom”.

 

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…

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”.

    TEACH YOURSELF BOOKS – YIN-YOGA, (RESTORATIVE YOGA, AND YIN4KIDS ON THE WAY).

I move with the infinite in nature’s power.  I hold the fire of the soul.  I hold the life and healing”. (Rig Veda)

 

THE GARDEN…

Great news, I have 6 pots of nettles, and I harvested the first of them for my lunch today.  I know you don’t believe me, but I have tried every which way to grow nettles, and now I have them in pots in their original soil from their transplanted home, and they are thriving.  They just don’t like my soil.  It  is a lesson, and I have learned it….  I am working on increasing the health of my garden soil generally.  When I can grow nettles, I will know then that my soil will be lovely and rich, instead of the obviously nutritionally depleted state it is in at the moment….  The nettles are a pointer.

What do I do with nettles.  Well, they are super rich in iron and calcium, and I cook and eat them.  Even after cooking they are emerald green and beautiful.  I put them in soups, and generally treat them like a green vegetable.  You have to cook or freeze them to get rid of the stringing nematodes, but I can assure you, they are very tasty.  

When the children were small, I used to make a white potato soup with butter eggs cream and cheese in the soup, then with a beautiful rich nettle puree I would write their names across the top of the soup.  The kids called this kindergarten special, and it was a favourite meal.  They never grumbled about the greens.

 

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.

NEW TEACHERS…BEFORE YOU START THE COURSE PROPERLY LOOK THROUGH THE VIDEOS.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.   NOTE WELL:  hey are not in order.  The do not match up with the modules and they were not designed to do that.  You are yogis doing a course.  You do not need the trainer wheels.    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!

 

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.

 

FIONA AND ME….

Fiona,  will be taking over a lot of the admin will be in the office on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays…  Just from 1 till 3pm each day until she learns the ropes.  There is a lot to learn.  She is a trained yoga teacher, and is doing our course as well, just so she can help you.  

Mostly you will be dealing with me.  I am having a lovely time getting close to all my students after years of leaving you all in Debbie’s hands.  If you have a course question, truly, I am the only one absolutely qualified to answer you. If I don’t answer right away, be patient and call back.  Ring 0402 088 170 – my personal mobile, or the office phone 0354 273 518 which is often patched through to my phone.  Email?   yogafirst@netcon.net.au  and email 24/7, it’s the most reliable.  If you want to know anything about your course..if you have problems, concerns,  then email me.  As I have said.  Be patient.  We are working hard to streamline the workings of the office… so that any one of us will know exactly where you are and how best to help.  

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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