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Tai Chi

LOCATION: Thomastown Library Community Room 1/2 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

Beginners Yoga

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.

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.

Wu Tao Dance with Meditation

LOCATION: Riverside Community Main Room Doreen Rogan Way South Morang. DESCRIPTION: Wu Tao is a dance meditation practice done to music that balances and harmonises Qi (the life force energy) in the body. Wu Tao is a gentle and effective form of exercise for people with movement restrictions or other physical challenges. Similar to Tai Chi it is a very gentle form of exercise

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.

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.

Tai-Chi Advanced Level

LOCATION: Riverside Community Centre Main Room 8 Doreen Rogan Way South Morang. Mel 183 G12 DESCRIPTION: Tai Chi and Qiqong can help with one’s circulation, balance and alignment. They also help restore energy which we refer to as Chi or Qi. This is an excellent low impact moving/stationary meditation which is suitable for all levels of fitness and people with health conditions. These low impact exercises puts minimal stress on our muscles and joints. Doing these slow movements help improve and enhance one’s balance and muscle control. The postures flow together without pauses, making Tai Chi and Qiqong look like a graceful dance that keeps the body in constant motion and the mind in focus. This class covers: Lotus, 18 Steps Qiqong and 108 Form Yang Tai Chi.

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

Illness, Present and Future

LOCATION: Peter Lalor Campus 34 Robert St 3075 DESCRIPTION: DESCRIPTION: The class will be a 2hr discussion on Mental Illness signs, types and management. This class is a repeat of the one held in March

Mental Illness, Present and Future

LOCATION: Peter Lalor Campus 34 Robert St 3075

DESCRIPTION: The class will be a 2hr discussion on Mental Illness signs, types and management