Mileta Rien is Span’s creative writing tutor, and continues to develop talent in the Thornbury Writers Workshop as well as in other creative writing courses. Mileta has recently turned to comedy writing. Please enjoy her recent debut video.
Rani Hughes is an occupational therapist and a master trainer in Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health programs. She has been playing tai chi for twenty years. As a master trainer, Rani has trained hundreds of health professionals to teach safe and modified tai chi to people with chronic conditions in Australia, South Korea and Sri Lanka. Rani has taught tai chi to a variety of people across all ages and all levels of ability. Rani was a founding Board member of the Tai Chi for Health Institute and was involved with a NHMRC funded research with Monash University exploring the benefits of tai chi on older people living independently. As a mind/body exercise Rani has gained much benefit from playing tai chi personally, and loves sharing this ancient art with others.
Paul "Paulie" Daniele
A northside native, Paulie was born and bred in Preston, where he still lives. Coming from a large Italian family of 7 children, Paulie's parents instilled the importance of community and helping others. Facilitating classes at SPAN is Paulie's way of giving back to the local community.
Paulie originally got involved in SPAN by volunteering to teach lunchtime yoga to the staff and volunteers in 2014. Since then, Paulie has continued to facilitate sessions for the wider community.
Paulie is the sole owner and operator of Mindful Body & Spirit, and specialises in delivering wellness programs to workplaces, schools, community groups and events around Melbourne.http://www.bemindfulnow.com.au
Luke is a highly intuitive, passionate and grounded therapist, working with the physical, emotional and mental body to lessen anxiety and stress, alleviate physical pain, and restore balance to each individual he works with.