email blast 9 April 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.

  RESTORE AND RECOVER
Looking Deeper into the possibilities of RESTORATIVE YOGA.
I love RESTORATIVE YOGA.  It is wonderful for all ages, and I have recently been using it more and more working with my guys who are recovering from substance abuse. They love it.   We know it is the best yoga for people recovering from trauma, surgery, anxiety, infirmities of any kind, but no-one has specifically used it as a therapy option.  It has almost been considered a “yoga of last resort”, just because it is easy.  Depends how you teach it, and what you are trying to achieve.

In order to raise its profile, I am working on a restorative yoga course that will take you into the area of substance abuse and trauma, with scripts to enable you to run “RESTORE AND RECOVER” MEDITATION GROUPS, an integral part of the program.  In my own practice, once I integrated philosophy and meditation into the program the success rate soared.  RESTORATIVE YOGA added to effective meditation is spectacular as a therapy.

A case study:  One of my recent students, who has been to only four sessions of Restorative Yoga came because he had open heart surgery and his recovery was going backwards.  His daughters and wife were avid yogis, and I believe talked him into coming.  When he arrived he could just manage the one step up into the yoga room.  Every restorative pose had to be assisted, and many were totally impossible.  Movement of any kind was difficult, and the breath was rapid and shallow.  You will be pleased to learn that after four restorative classes, homework of breathing techniques, and daily 3 minute meditations,  this lovely man is now fit enough to do the vacuum cleaning at home, and when I asked him what his goal was he replied “the Boston Marathon in two years time”.  If he can come this far in only four lessons, yes, we can do a marathon!  He is already doing one and is way out in front.

You are welcome to drop in to our classes… which on a Tuesday will be followed from this Tuesday by an “open to all” RESTORE AND RECOVER meditation group. Restorative at 10am,  followed at 11.15 by the meditation.     You can come to either.   $10 for either yoga or meditation or $15 if you come to both. I want you to come to both obviously!  The meditation will be a serious, guided meditation and not an opportunity for a snooze.  We will be starting a Sunday RESTORE AND RECOVER MEDITATION GROUP THIS Sunday  at 11.15 for just $10 per class.

If you want to know more about the course, keep watching the newsletters and Facebook.  I want to do an expanded video, and there is lots of research to bring together.  Should be ready by June.  Those people who have done or are doing the current program will be brought up to date, no need to repeat.   What you are may sometimes miss the mark,  a prisoner in liberty.  Get up somehow, get clean right now and be a happy, happy child set free.

NOA BELLING – YOGA HANDBOOK.  PLEASE…..WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE!
You must love this book, no-one has yet decided to part with it.   Please, please pass it on…
For those starting out this book is hard to get.  Even second hand.  I wondered if any of you out there had finished with their book and would like to sell it back to us, WE WOULD LOVE TO BUY IT OFF YOU.  We can get it secondhand from time to time for $25 to $30.  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

Cost                                              Mail
UK      1/ Revival Books Ltd      $4.94   $5.90 
USA    2/ Goodwill Books         $1.50   $12.99
UK      3/ Awesome Books       $9.89   $6.47
USA    4/ Hippo Books             $5.50   $11.50 condition poor
USA    5/ Hippo Books             $5.50   $11.50 condition good
USA    6/ Goodwill Books        $1.00   $17.00
USA    7/ The Book Women   $5.00    $14.75

ETERNITY
If you want  copy of this poem/prayer on a heavier paper – a more professional presentation, then we do have some in the office at $15.00 each including postage.  Please contact Deb via email and we will get one to you.. yogafirst@netcon.net.au

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).

Jahne’s classes are designed around her 50 years of teaching experience.  People say “can we have…yoga, or ……..…yoga tonite”.  The answer Jahne  always  gives is   “I don’t know, all depends who is there, and what is needed”.  Friends, Yoga is not a recipe that is repeated the same way every time in every class.   That would be mindless.  If you want repetition don’t go to Jahne’s class.  There is a thread running through the class. But it is not EXACTLY the same.  If it was the same each week,  you could just check your mind at the door.  The shelf is for shoes, not for minds.
  Monday 6.30,
Tuesday 10am RESTORATIVE followed at 11.15 by RESTORE AND RECOVER MEDITATION and 7.30 (Brad), 
Wednesday 12.30, Friday 6.30, Saturday. 10am (and 12.30 RESTORATIVE).
Sunday 11.15 RESTORE AND RECOVER MEDITATION GROUP 

*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 pre 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.  

Please if you have recently given birth and wish to come to yoga with your baby you are both more than welcome (I always have maintained a baby even a couple of days old is welcome in our classes with their mum), but please be sensitive to others in the room when you join a mixed general class.  If you wish to change and feed we have a lovely conservatory room especially set out just for you.  Warm, carpeted, floor to ceiling garden windows – a million dollar view for the short time you exit the class!  We love babies, we love young mothers, however,  if you want to be with other young mothers going through the same things as you are, please wait until we start our Mums+One classes.

If you are a Visitor or Casual (i.e you don’t come to every class) please note that BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL as our classes are pretty full with regulars I.e. People who buy a pass and wouldn’t miss a session.  TEXT ONLY YOUR BOOKING REQUEST TO 0402 088 170.  Please don’t ring me. 

“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.  Sorry, “Staff parking” at the front entrance does not mean you.  Please think of others when you park.
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. There is also our blog www.ministryofyoga.blogspot.com.au

NEXT TEACHER TRAINING CLASS – The next will be on Sunday 3rd May 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 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…yogafirst@netcon.net.au 
PHOTOS FROM THE MISSION ALL THE INCOME FROM MY PAINTING AND ARTS 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: 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.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – “JAHNE’S 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.
*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.    RYTA200 –  THE BASIC YOGA COURSE 
3.    RYTA500 – THE NEXT STEP
4.     RESTORATIVE YOGA THERAPY TRAINING (WE WILL BE ADDING PRE AND POST-NATAL RESTORATIVE YOGA ).

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 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……!!!

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:

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 –

CHAKRA BOOKLET

ETERNITY THE PRAYER – (not on the site yet, but will be there soon). 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.  DEARER, BUT IT SEEMS THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT.  WE AIM TO PLEASE.
YOUR TEACHER TRAINING YEAR (or so): We are culling our files and putting old files in archive.  If you have not sent in any modules, and have not communicated in the last year, your file will be archived.  You can still continue your course, but there will be a fee to start it up again.  If you are not sending in modules, and are not communicating, then how can we know if you are a student!

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.  yogafirst@netcon.net.au

WILL HAVE A LAUNCH OF NEW PAINTINGS SOON TO SUPPORT ANOTHER SCHOLARSHIP….
Afternoon tea will happen, and I will let you know when.  May make it a dual ceremony.  The Restorative Yoga Course, and a new Scholarship!   We couldn’t offer the scholarships we do without your help.  So, thanks for your support.   
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.  The first will be appearing on the poem above.   The small lino prints that I hand-colour are already on the ETSY site www.myyogabooks.etsy.com – the tiny Sumi paintings have sold out.

GARDENING WITH BENEFITS I actually had to buys pears this morning.  The first time since the start of summer.  And I had the last of my apples yesterday.  Yes,   I have some in the freezer, but none fresh.  The Raspberries are still producing with the most minimal sun, and the spinach, kale and greens still provide me with heaps for the kitchen.  So all is well.
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.  www.yogabeautiful.com.au

  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…..
   

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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