Please transfer all your account queries to Jacky at yogafirst@optusnet.com.au

If you want a direct answer from me, as usual, yogafirst2@bigpond.com.   All mail to go to PO Box 14, Mt.Macedon. Vic. 3441. 

ATTENTION ALL WHO HAVE NOT WATCHED THIS …..This is a wonderful, wonderful GREAT BELL CHANT, by Thitch Nat Hahn.  Pay particular attention to his walking meditation.  That is how I would like you all to practice.  Looks easy – but notice he is doing it on a busy sidewalk.




Teacher Training Sunday was a wonderful experience where we shared what we know, and how we will work with hemp to balance the endocannabinoid system, alleviate the symptoms of hypermobility, with emphasis on anxiety, depression, IBS etc  I have been taking hemp oil for some time, but in the last 6 weeks I have added hemp seed, and hemp powder to my daily regime (a very relaxed regime!).  I have found that I just feel more relaxed, more grounded, and as I said to the class, I seem to have more time to be me.

I am not talking about the psychoactive cousin to hemp – marijuana.  You can never get high on hemp! But there is still so much to know.  There are a lot of people entering the market by importing products from China and other less regulated countries.  If you see “Produced in Australia” on the label, make sure it is not followed by an indication that only 10% was produced in Australia!  Ring the company, ask the boss, make sure that the seed comes from Australia, Canada, Colorado or New Zealand.  You can be pretty sure that the seed will them be pesticide and herbicide free, and not GMO.  My favourite brand is ROYAL HEMP (Royalhemp.com.au).  The quality is good, the nutritional details on the bottle are the best and most extensive, and if you have questions, they get answered quickly. These are all important considerations.

Both hemp and Marijuana are considered Cannabis Sativa by genus and species, but that is where the similarity ends.   Marijuana has been cultivated mostly for its recreational value although it does have medicinal usage, and decades ago hemp – although not hallucinogenic got dumped under the same heading

I could make this whole newsletter about this one subject, however, I will be writing more fully about this in future newsletters and in a booklet.  I have  started a blog on Yogabeautiful – access it.. Also a video when I have some products to show you. The Teacher Trainings for the next month will deal (briefly) with this subject as it is top of mind at the moment.



I have produced and boxed the latest delivery of the tarot. The complete original boxed set together with the new 13 and the book.

The REVELATION TAROT is now in its 10thyear on ETSY. I now have the  latest (minors?) 13 cards, “Gates and Guardians” and “Natures Oracles”, and I have written and bound a lovely booklet to accompany them. I am available for consults…Also on the videos.  I am walking the viewers through the cards in my Revelation Tarot Deck. The new book has been loaded and is available for you.  I am starting to introduce my next 13 cards.  As soon as they are printed they will be on ETSY.   Google “Jahne Hope-Williams You Tube” to get there.  I need 100 subscribers before we are granted an easy link.

If you want a workbook encompassing both the original deck, and the new 13, it is on the ETSY site, and ready to go…. There are also ready-to-frame cards. See them on the You Tube Channel together with our FREE Tarot Course.  Google “Jahne Hope-Williams YouTube” and please subscribe.



All on the Web Site.  Go to www.yogabeautiful.com.au  for classes.


COST:   Yoga $20 per Class Or  CLASS PASS – $135 per 10 CONSECUTIVEclasses (students of the studio for 3 years or more).   New students: $165 per 10 class pass (normally $200)  After 3 years as a student, the cheaper rate will apply.


UNITING CHURCH CLASSES (FREE or by donation) Next door to the Police Station, Forest Road, Woodend. Monday:12noon FREE lunch and 1pm YOGA



DATE of the next Teacher Training:   Sunday 7th July 2pm to 4pm  at my home studio (37 Morris Road in Woodend – YES!We can talk about “Hemp and Hypermobility” – it is top of mind at the moment. There is no need to book. Bring writing materials, and be early. If you are teacher Training student then the cost of the afternoon is $20. This fee applies to everyone. (Visitors are welcome – even those not yet in teacher training – $30).

BENDIGO Teacher Training classes– Next class is the 4thJune (and then 7thJuly) at 3.30pm. Crusoeden Health.  Turn at the Metricon building on the highway in Kangaroo Flat just up from Bunnings on the same side.

NEW SHEPPARTON MASTERCLASS. The class at Heidi’s studio in Kialla was amazing – she was right, I couldn’t miss it.   We are moving forward with a regular teacher training class, and  re-evaluating class times to make sure as many as possible turn up.  Once a month seems to be too soon between classes.  Please register your interest with me or Heidi at  vanmaan@hotmail.com   It is always wonderful to get together with my students, and I think we all get something from sharing more than just how to do downdog.  The philosophy is at the basis of everything.  You can copy my classes, you can copy everything – but I am hoping that by about halfway through the course that you start to do things for yourself, your way. Not by finding alternatives to the foundations but by building on them.

 WERRIBEE MASTER CLASS.  I have been asked to conduct a Restorative/Hypermobility Master Class in Werribee.  This will be a month or two off yet, but we will get there, and will advise you on the dates when they are decided.


PARKING HOME STUDIO – 37 Morris Road, Woodend.  Please, Please – Park on white gravel in front of the studio.  I had it made especially so that it would be easier for you! If there is no room, then park in the drive-way directly opposite in front of double grey garage rolladoors. Not in front of neighbours driveways please.


REALLY HELPFUL BOOKS: ETSY, ETSY www.myyogabooks.etsy.com

I write books to help you. What will you find on ETSY?  YAMAS, CHAKRAS, HYPERMOBILITY, THE FIVE TIBETANS AND TEMPLATES and more. There are lots of books there to help you in your progress with yoga.


HYPERMOBILITY (the course)

The new course is on the ETSY site.  www.myyogabooks.etsy.com.

Watch my FREE UTUBE CHANNEL.  Hypermobility, Purushatras, and so on.  There is lots there – do one video per day..  Google “Jahne Hope-Williams You Tube”.  There is everything you need to start your study. Don’t go to google first and then give up and go to our materials.  We have done the hard work for you – use it.

There will soon be a booklet on Hemp and how it can help your students who are demonstrating Hypermobility no matter where in the body it occurs.



The “strawberries and cream” of yoga.  More Restorative (Remedial) classes.  Look at the web site for dates and times. I am building and building on this… It is what passionately interests me as it links with hypermobility and now, HEMP.



We are your lineage.  You can pretend, you can take cheaper options, you can use all kinds of rationalization BUT WE ARE YOUR LINEAGE, your yoga family.  No-one else can be.   PLEASE, PLEASE CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION.  You need to be currently registered for your insurance to be valid, and you will need to supply a copy of a valid registration to be insured.    You also need to forward a current first aidcertificate with your application and CPE when necessary (see below)

Please check your insurance requirements – keep up to date. We have moved to AON insurance.  You will be able to insure on-line BUT you will need a current (student or graduate) Registration to prove you are a member with us to get the advantages that a big firm like AON can offer.

CPE:  To bring us in line with INTERNATIONAL requirements rather than just Australian, we will only be requiring you to do your CPE every 3 years, do it round about the same time you do your first aid which is also a 3 year requirement.



ETSY, ETSY www.myyogabooks.etsy.com

I write books to help you in your course.  Please download them, and then please use them in answering your modules.HYPERMOBILITY – The Course…. A certificate course.  If you teach yoga, you need this.  No excuses.


MODULE DRAWINGS, DOWNLOADS.  You will notice on the bottom of every assessment there is a reminder that drawings need to be done, and in your own hand, and downloads of any kind will not be marked.  Every page needs to have your name, module number, and page number.


EMAIL/POST:  Please use the email address  yogafirst@optusnet.com.au  for anything to do with accounts,  or the usual yogafirst2@bigpond.com. to get to me.  If you do want to speak to me personally, then email, make a time suitable for both of us, and then we can chat.  If you do it this way, rather than just “wing it”, you can be reasonably sure I have time, and you will get my attention.  POSTAL ADDRESS is not at my home –Please address all land mail to PO Box 14, Mt.Macedon.  Vic. 3441.  Until you see a change written here in large letters, that is where it will be.

Don’t forget to Register if you are teaching even if you have not graduated (especially if you have not graduated), insure and re-subscribe to the videos every 12 months.  Don’t leave these to the last minute.



Love and Blessings


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