Health & Wellbeing

Span offer a varied and diverse range of health and wellbeing activities. Tutors are skilled and qualified, classes are kept to small sizes to allow enough space and attention to allow for participants to achieve what they wish. All activities are held in a comfortable and relaxed space.

Physical activity is an important component of maintaining a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle, especially as you grow older.


Gentle Exercise 

Tutor Bruce Hatfield

Come and join Bruce for this low impact class which will strengthen your mind and body. All students report an improved outlook on life, fitness and coordination. A fun and friendly class for all ages.

Tuesdays 9.30am-10.30am
Term 1 2 February – 30 March
Fees Full $110 Concession $100
Term 2 20 April – 22 June
Fees Full $123 Concessioon $111


Pilates 

Tutor Danielle Afif

Danielle’s classes offer a low impact exercise, designed to improve overall core strength and flexibility. Pilates is a system based in deep breathing that stretches and strengthens the muscles without stressing joint and ligaments. Special techniques will be used to help restore the natural curve of the spine. Exercises can be modified to accommodate all fitness levels.

Tuesdays 9.30am-10.30am
Term 1 Contact Span for commencement date
Term 2 20 Apri – 22 June
Term Fees Full $198 Concession $180


Tai Chi for Health

Tutor Rani Hughes

Learn Sun 73 Tai Chi form. Sun style Tai Chi flows smoothly ‘like water in a river’. It contains powerful Qigong movements to enhance internal energy, and improve mind body health. Suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners.

New students cannot be accepted into term 2, as the form being taught continues from term 1.

Thursdays 12.45pm-1.45pm
Term 1 4 February – 1 April
Fees Full $170 Concession $154
Term 2 22 Apri – 24 June
Fees Full $189 Concession $171


Tai Chi for Healthy Minds and Bodies 

Tutor Rani Hughes

The tutor is a master trainer in Tai Chi for health programs and an Occupational Therapist. This class provides informative, supportive and fun Tai Chi sessions of movement and flow (modified as required). This class is for participants living with or recovering from a mental health illness, have a mild disability or a long term condition who are seeking a supportive group to find calmness and relaxation through gentle movement flow. Family carers looking for a social connection are also encouraged to attend.

Thursdays 11.30am–12.30pm
Term 1 4 February -1 April
Fees Full $170 Concession $154
Term 2 22 April – 24 June
Fees  Full $189 Concession $171


Tai Chi

Tutor Rani Hughes

Sun style Tai Chi flows smoothly ‘like water in a river’. It contains powerful Qigong movements to enhance internal energy, and improve mind body health. Suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners. The most popular style of Tai Chi in the world. This form is the style of the Emperor of China. It is gracious and regal form of Tai Chi.

Wednesdays 10.30am-11.30am
Term 1 3 February -31 March
Fees Full $170 Concession $154
Term 2 21 April – 23 June
Fees  Full $189 Concession $171


Tai Chi – Evening

Tutor Rani Hughes

Relax and rejuvenate your mind and body with Tai Chi using a series of gentle movements to release stress, develop strength, flexibility and concentration. Rani Hughes is a master trainer in Tai Chi and an Occupational Therapist.

Thursdays 6.00pm-7.00pm
Term 1 4 February- 1 April
Fees Full $247 Concession $225
Term 2 22 April – 24 June
Fees  Full $275 Concession $250


Shiatsu 

Facilitator Co-Shi-Co

Would you like to get back on track with your health? Do you suffer from any chronic or acute condition? Are you willing to look at your health from a different perspective? Co-Shi-Co is a cooperative that offers accessible and affordable shiatsu sessions in a community setting. Shiatsu is more than a massage, it’s a holistic approach to wellbeing using the body to bring itself back to balance with a profound effect on the nervous system. Contact 0490 525 151 coshicomelbourne@gmail.com. More information and booking link at  https:/www.facebook.com/CoShiCoMelbourne/

Tuesdays 3.00pm-6.00pm (50 minute sessions)
Dates 13 Jan – ongoing


Yoga for Health

Tutor Catherine Gault

Gentle stretching based on Iyergar method of yoga. Emphasis on alignment, improving joint mobility, injury prevention and posture. Rejuvenate, renew and restore your general health and wellbeing. The tutor is a qualified Nurse and Yoga Practioner whose focus is on health promotion through this yoga of action, accommodating all stages of ability and lifestyle.
Discounted rate for pre-paying two terms.

Mondays 6.30pm-7.30pm
Dates 15 March – 29 March
Fees Full $40 Concession $36
Dates 12 April – 3 May, 10 May – 31 May, 7 June – 5 July (no class 14 June)                              Fees Full $53 Concession $48

 


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