Yoga Beautiful eNewsletter – 27 March 2018




I was thinking about the “drought” that broke for us yesterday. It was a shortish drought (and a shortish downpour), but nevertheless, the trees were stressed and in spite of watering, everything in the garden had started to retire – probably wondering whether to move into winter a bit earlier than planned. After the rain the garden relaxed, dams and streams were refreshed, but, the aquifers I am sure have started to diminish and they take much longer to fill. It is very much like life. We can go through bad times, then the trouble clears, but deep down, the healing takes a whole lot longer, and it will only happen if we keep feeding good and positive thoughts into our personal aquifers. It can look good on the surface, but what is happening deep down.

THE NEW “Qi” (QUANTUM) YOGA at The Australasian Yoga Institute. I am working on the new DVD’s. One on hypermobility and one on a yoga routine that I have devised and fallen in love with. I am doing about 2 hours of my own yoga every day, and feel FANTASTIC. I have send around personal invitations to a new and personal course, very close to my heart, and personally taught by me. I have only sent out to those people I think may be interested. Email me if I have neglected to contact you.


“Beware, beware (as Margaret says) She is studying again”… Yes, I am, and there is an aspect of the Gita I have been bringing to my students that EVERYONE seems to have overlooked. My students tell me of enlightening experiences in meditation (some have even told me that they are ‘enlightened”?) however, they seem unable to bring that consciousness off the cushion. They get drawn back into the everyday conflicts and challenges by samskaras or imprints. This is the state they are in as they prepare to enter the battlefield (metaphysical or no).

The discriminatory powers as portrayed by the five Divine sons of Pandu to be ignited within the student (the yogi) are what we have not paid attention to. These 5 Pandavas are the central heroic figures of the Gita analogy. What most students skip over is the connection between the Pandavas who control the armies of energy and consciousness and the chakras as follows..

SAHADEVA – Muladhara, NAKULA – Svadistthana, ARJUNA – Manipura, BIMA – Anahata, YUDHISTHIRA – Vishuddha.
The Pandavas support (and guiding Divine Intelligence) is Krishna, manifested as The Christ Consciousness – SAHASRARA


Please use the email address for anything to do with accounts, or the usual 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 – small mail box out in the open means that rain is an issue. Please address all land mail to the address it has always been – PO Box 14, Mt.Macedon. Vic. 3441. Until you see a change written here in large letters, that is where it will be. INSURANCE
Your Registration is tied to your insurance. If you are not registered, then you can’t insure legitimately, and the responsibility is YOURS AND YOURS ALONE. A few students who have recently insured have done so without supplying a registration stating the level they are at in their studies (a student of yoga, a trainee teacher not yet graduated, a graduate) – were they to make a claim it could be disputed. We have stated this over and over again. 

When we negotiated with the insurer on your behalf, then we could see how you were applying and make sure everything was OK. We cannot do that now. It is up to you. The easy way is to get registration through us and then send a copy of that with your CE requirement to the insurance company of your choice. You have choice, but no real policing to make sure that your policy is secure. It’s similar in nature to the difference in CAR insurance between the “Supermarket” insurance and CGU for instance. Yes you are insured with and it’s easy to insure, but is it as easy as they say it is when you claim??? CGU is a little more expensive, more hoops to jump through but gold standard when you make a claim. As I said. The choice is yours.

RESTORATIVE YOGA THERAPY INSURANCE: Dancesurance and AJGallaghers have both come through with a specialist insurance for our Restorative Yoga Therapy graduates. They can add this special insurance on to their ordinary insurance AT NO EXTRA COST.

They have examined the course, they have looked at the caliber of the students going through, and made their decision. All you need to do is to supply a copy of your registration when you apply. Here are some options…   Dancesurance – ……an insurer who also insures Studios/Students
Arthur J Gallagher – ……our Long time insurer but changed
Insurance House … on-line


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. Please check your insurance requirements – keep up to date. They change quickly.


We have fallen in line with other organisations and ask people who are registered with us and wish to re-register to do at least one short course in the year as a continuing education requirement. You need to keep up. You can do one of my little courses on ETSY, or someone else’s, doesn’t have to be onerous, just something to keep you on your academic toes so to speak.


We make every effort to accommodate you, keep our tuition down, are frugal so you can be trained economically. So please, try to be on time and have your funds in order. Otherwise, we will have to up our fees to cover these time wasting problems, and I am resisting that. So, to encourage you we are taking the lead from other organisations, and we are going to charge$15 every time we are met with problems with funds. Motto? Please be on time. We don’t want to be going back, and back – pleading for you to keep your agreements.

(no Northcote class Easter Monday – but Jahne’s local classes unchanged)

A Healing Massage with Jahne can be had between Yoga Classes (at The Bentinck)by appointment only – even on weekends.
Mon/Tue/Fri 4pm and 5pm Saturday 2.30, Sunday 4.30pm

Yoga/Meditation/Philosophy $20 per class
Or CLASS PASS – $135 per 10 CONSECUTIVE classes.
Massage: Relaxing, healing…..$85 per session

HELP NEEDED: If you have a DVD of GHANDI, KUNDUN or DEAD MAN (with Johnny Depp), or a copy of the book THE DIAMOND CUTTER, and no longer need it, could you donate it to us? I would like to allow my Bentinck students to have a copy from us – Gifted by you. Send a message with such a gift if you would like to wish a rehab student well.

THE BENTINCK – on the corner of High Street and Romsey Road, Woodend.
Enter ONLY through the Romsey Road gate where you see the yoga sign. Do not park in the front of the Bentinck. The main two story building is NOT The Yoga Centre.

HOME STUDIO – 37 Morris Road, Woodend.
Park on white gravel in front of the studio, or in the drive-way directly opposite in front of
double grey garage rolladoors. Not in front of neighbours driveways please.

NORTHCOTE – 9 Langwells Pde. (near Aldi).
Plenty of parking at Aldi. FREE 2 Hour park, or All Day nearer the Police Station at the back.


The next will be on April Fool’s Day. Yes, Easter – but, as I have been emailing and notifying you all I am reluctant to call it off. I will be here for classes if you come. Sunday 1st April , 2pm to 4pm at my home studio (37 Morris Road in Woodend). Please join us for Teacher Training 2pm to 4pm. 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 (to bring it in line with yoga classes) (which applies to everyone. If you are a visitor and not formally a student teacher with us then the cost is $30 – for a 2 hour class! Come.

I am considering a longish monastery retreat – to do this I will have to put all classes, all courses on hold for the time I am away. It has been a long time since I have done this (I used to disappear for 6 WEEKS at a time). A number of trainee teachers (and yogis) have a ‘take it or leave it” attitude to trainings and teachings, so this possible absence will give you all an idea what could happen if things changed. To visit my teacher takes a whole lot more planning, money, time and dedication to do, than the effort you require to visit me.

BENDIGO Teacher Training classes – The first Tuesday of the month. EXCEPT NO EASTER. Next class is Tuesday, 3rd May at 3.30pm Turn at the Metricon building on the highway in Kangaroo Flat. It is a traffic light intersection, just up from Bunnings. Crusoeden is the building behind Metricon building, and faces Church Street. It’s easy to find. Cost: $20 per class (to bring it in line with the cost of a yoga class) for everyone who attends – thank you.

(Directors – Jayne Boyle – Regular classes held – please email for timetable.


SUNBURY: THE CRANIO SACRAL CONNECTION.  WE REPEATED THIS LECTURE ON SUNDAY 18TH MARCH between 2 and 4pm. It was splendid – very worthwhile. Cost $35. If you would like to join us for the NEXT WORKSHOP workshops in Sunbury at YOGA 101, please contact Michelle at Yoga 101. Email


Why haunt libraries for information on the chakras, yamas, and other yoga philosophies relevant to the course (or The Tarot). It is all on ETSY. We do plan to update our shop (and the prices) with the new web update, but we will never be able to offer the options and service of etsy which has millions of customers. For you who have never used ETSY please visit. It is fabulous and oh so EASY. You will find all our books, our DVD’s and CD’s on ETSY. (The Paul Grilley DVD’s are on our web site shop). Please go to Or for the Paul Grilley DVD’s. If you are new and haven’t read about YAMAS, CHAKRAS then I have distilled them for you. Go to the Etsy site as above and have a look – especially at the new book and DVD on Hypermobility..

WEB SITE NEWS. AS I NOTIFIED YOU IN THE LAST NEWSLETTER…In the next month or so we are totally changing our web site. This will mean a new look for the web site, the newsletter and the videos. Although everyone is working towards a smooth changeover, there could be problems (we are dealing with computers and humans), however, when we get to the other side, it will be easier, and better. It has been 10 years since we have made a change, and you know how technology has advanced in this time. I admit to trepidation – but, it had to be done. 

The videos especially are going to get a shake up. This is long overdue. In a perfect world there would be no interruption – but utopia has rarely been located, and I ask in advance for your patience. I will keep notifying you via the newsletter, I will let you know when the exact changeover occurs IF I CAN. But if you go to the videos, and they are either not there, or all over the place… be patient. We will get it all fixed up. EMAIL NUMBER. yogafirst2@bigpond.comAccounts: Wednesdays between 9 and 12pm TEXT number is 0402 088 170 – preferably leave a text or email. I will return your calls when I can – I am not a slave to either the computer or the phone, so you may find that emails or TEXT (which I always recommend) work out best. The mail address is PO Box 14, Mt.Macedon. Vic. 3441. I am always as close as your email, and there are those who ring and manage to find me near the phone … Don’t forget to Register, insure and re-subscribe to the videos. Don’t leave these to the last minute. Love and Blessings,  Jahne

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