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Community Connections and Participation for Seniors

Tai Chi Bo Staff

LOCATION: The French St Hall 47a French St Lalor

DESCRIPTION: This class runs through School Holidays & Public Holidays from FEBRUARY to NOVEMBER on the Monday of each month. Bo Staff is not too vigorous and is suitable for all members. Phu, our tutor, is happy to order the Magic stick to use for practice at the class, The cost is around $11.00. The class will cover: – Bo Staff 24 form – ( This form is transferred from Yang Taichi 24 form to Bo Staff form)
The Health Benefits include: reducing stress and anxiety; providing headache relief; improving balance and stability; reducing bone loss and fractures; helping with the relief of Osteoarthritis due to aging; improve blood pressure and heart health.

Well Being

LOCATION: Riverside Community Centre 8 Doreen Rogen Way, South Morang

DESCRIPTION: This Well Being Steps is a class discussion on how to practise and maintain good health using the steps of CONNECT; BE ACTIVE; KEEP LEARNING; BE AWARE; and HELP OTHERS. Included in the class will be a time for physical exercise and mindful breathing practice.

Reflexology

LOCATION: Riverside Community Centre 8 Doreen Rogen Way, South Morang

DESCRIPTION: Reflexology for Health is a learning class covering self – care hand exercises, basic face, hand and foot massage and an introduction to Reflexology.

Beginners Tai Chi for Health

LOCATION: Riverside Community Centre, 8 Doreen Rogen Way, South Morang DESCRIPTION: BEGINNERS ONLY Tai Chi originated in China. It is an effective exercise for health of mind and body. It consists of stretching movements in a slow and gentle way. Studies have shown that Tai Chi can help improve conditions such as arthritis heart disease diabetes and other chronic illnesses.

Tai Chi

LOCATION: Thomastown Library Community Room 2/52 Main Street Thomastown

CRITERIA: Patience with oneself to learn in a warm and encouraging environment

DESCRIPTION: In this class we follow the 140 Movements Form handed down from the Grand Master Wang Shu-Jin (1904-1981) We warm up with the 18 step Qigong before we practice the tai Chi form. To finish we cool down with Meditation and self healing as we visualise our ‘Chi’ flowing throughout our body to invigorate growth metabolism regeneration and repair of our body

Gentle Yoga for Seniors

LOCATION: May Rd Campus Senior Citizens Club Main Hall May Road Lalor

AIM: To explore and learn about yoga and its benefits on all levels of being. Promotes general health and wellbeing through the regular practise of a range of many different techniques including postures and movement breath awareness and breathing exercises relaxation and concentration self inquiry and meditation.

DESCRIPTION: Classes include asana pranayama relaxation meditation. It is a class for seniors but in case of health and fitness concern do consult your health professional Yoga is an approach to life that values appropriate effort based on balance and harmony within each person and with each other.

Tai Chi – ONLINE

LOCATION: ONLINE

DESCRIPTION: This class only runs during a Lockdown. In this class we follow the 140 Movements Form handed down from the Grand Master Wang Shu-Jin (1904-1981) We warm up with the 18 step Qigong before we practise the Tai Chi form. To finish we cool down with Meditation and self healing as we visualise our ‘Chi’ flowing throughout our body to invigorate growth, metabolism, regeneration and repair of our body

Well Being Steps – ONLINE

LOCATION: ONLINE

DESCRIPTION: This ZOOM class called Well Being Steps is a class discussion on how to practise and maintain good health using the steps of CONNECT; BE ACTIVE; KEEP LEARNING; BE AWARE; and HELP OTHERS. Included in the class will be a time for physical exercise and mindful breathing practice.

Reflexology for Health – ONLINE

LOCATION: ONLINE

DESCRIPTION: Reflexology for Health is a learning class covering self – care hand exercises, basic face, hand and foot massage and an introduction to Reflexology.

Tai Chi Beginners Level

LOCATION: Riverside Community Centre Main Room 8 Doreen Rogan Way South Morang

DESCRIPTION: Tai Chi is a form of exercise whereby a sequence of movements are performed slowly in a flowing relaxed manner. In this class you will do: – warm Up exercises – 8 Forms Qi Gong ( life energy exercise) -10 Forms and 24 Forms Yang style Tai Chi