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 4 February – 24 March
Full Fee $79 Concession $72
Term 2 14 April – 23 June
Fees Full $109 Concession $99

Thursdays 9.30–10.30am
Term 1 6 February – 26 March
Fees Full $79 Concession $72
Term 2 16 April – 25 June
Fees Full $109 Concession $99


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 28 January – 24 March
Fees Full $156 Concession $142
Term 2 14 April – 23 June
Fees Full $191 Concession $173


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 30 January – 26 March
Fees Full $149 Concession $135
Term 2 16 April – 25 June (no class 4 & 9 April)
Fees Full $182 Concession $165
Payment for term 1 & 2 combined
Fee Full $297 Concession $270


 

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 30 January – 26 March
Fees Full $119 Concession $108 NDIS $160
Term 2 16 April – 25 June
Fees  Full $145 Concession $132 NDIS $196


Tai Chi – Introduction to Yang 24

Tutor Rani Hughes

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  29 January – 25 March
Fees Full $170 Concession $154


Introduction to a new form of Tai Chi

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.

Wednesdays 10.30am-11.30am
Term 2  15 April -24 June
Fees Full $207 Concession $189


Tai Chi – evening class 

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 30 January – 26 March
Fees Full $238 Concession $216
Term 2 16 April – 25 June
Fees Full $290 Concession $264


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)
Fees Full $50 Concession $40 per session


Yoga for Health

Tutor Catherine Gault

Gentle stretching based on Iyergar method of yoga. Emphasis on alignment, improving joint mobility and posture. Rejuvenate, renew and restore your general health and wellbeing.

Mondays 6.30pm-7.30pm
Term 1 3 February – 23 March (no class 9 March)
Fees Full $125 Concession $113
Term 2 20 April – 22 June (no class 8 June)
Fees Full $160 Concession $146
Payment for term 1 & 2 combined
Fee Full $257 Concession $233


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