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.

Span is resourced to fund NDIS clients with mild disabilities. Span is not a NDIS provider but provides activities under NDIS plans.

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 9.30 – 10.30am

Term 1: 1-Feb to 5-Apr (10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $151, Concession -$138, NDIS – $166

Term 2: 26-Apr to 21-Jun (9 weeks)
Fees: Full – $136, Concession – $138, NDIS – $150

 

Mindful Movement

Tutor Paul Daniele

Mindful Movement is an holistic wellness practice that incorporates elements of mindfulness, yoga, Qigong, Pilates, functional training and mobility exercises. 

Practicing Mindful Movement helps to cultivate greater awareness of the mind, deepens connection to the breath and is a pragmatic way to embody ancient spiritual wisdom and philosophy.

Mondays 6.00 – 7.00pm

Term 1: 31-Jan to 4-Apr (9 weeks – no class 14-Mar)
Fees: Full – $173, Concession – $158, NDIS – $191

Term 2: 2-May to 20-Jun (7 weeks – no class 13-Jun)
Fees: Full – $135, Concession  $123, NDIS – $148

 

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.

Delivered on zoom each week. Recording of zoom session shared.

Tuesdays 9.30 – 10.30am

Term 1: 1-Feb to 5-Apr (10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $183, Concession – $167, NDIS – $202

Term 2: 26-Apr to 21-Jun (9 weeks)
Fees: Full – $165, Concession – $150, NDIS – $182

Qi Gong

Tutor: Sarah Finlay

Span Community House is collaborating with researchers from RMIT University to try out an online Qi Gong program to see how well it works.   

We are seeking participants who:  

    • Are older adults, aged 60 years or over    
    • Have not undertaken Qi Gong in the last 5 years   
    • Have access to the internet, & a tablet, a smartphone or a computer   
    • Have basic limb movement in either a sitting or standing position   
    • Do not have severe visual &/or hearing impairment that would prevent you from engaging in the online program   

Participation requires your weekly commitment to a one-hour online session for 6 weeks, Wednesday’s 3-4pm, from 18 May to 22 June 2022.  

Numbers are limited to 10 participants.  

You can express your interest in the Qi Gong Plus program by completing a short screening questionnaire. 

You can also call Sarah @ Span on 9840 1364, or email Zhen Zheng, Associate Professor from RMIT University, at zhen.zheng@rmit.edu.au for further information. 

Wednesdays 3.00-4.00pm                                                                                 Term 2: 18 May-22 Jun                                                                                     Fees: Free

Tai Chi 

Tutor Rani Hughes

Yang 24 will be taught in terms 1 and 2. The most popular style of Tai Chi in the world. This form is the style of the Emperor of China. It is a gracious and regal form of Tai Chi. Suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners. 

Join this Tai Chi class with Rani to relax and rejuvenate your mind and body. Rani provides enjoyable, supportive and inclusive sessions. NDIS funded participants welcome.

Wednesdays 10.30 – 11.30am

Term 1: 2-Feb to 6-Apr (10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $204, Concession – $185, NDIS – $224

Term 2: 27-Apr to 22-Jun (9 weeks)
Fees: Full – $183, Concession – $167, NDIS – $202

Tai Chi – Evening

Tutor  Rani Hughes

Using a series of gentle movements release stress, develop strength, flexibility and concentration.Rani Hughes is a master trainer in Tai Chi and an Occupational Therapist.

Join this Tai Chi class with Rani to relax and rejuvenate your mind and body. Rani provides enjoyable, supportive and inclusive sessions. NDIS funded participants welcome.

Thursdays 6.00 – 7.00pm

Term 1: 3-Feb to 7-Apr (10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $285, Concession – $259, NDIS – $314

Term 2: 28-Apr to 23-Jun (9 weeks)
Fees: Full – $257, Concession – $233, NDIS – $282

 

Tai Chi for Health

Tutor Rani Hughes

Learn short Tai Chi forms. 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.Join this Tai Chi class with Rani to relax and rejuvenate your mind and body. Rani provides enjoyable, supportive and inclusive sessions. 

NDIS funded participants welcome.

Thursdays 12.45 – 1.45pm

Term 1: 3-Feb to 7-Apr (10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $207, Concession – $189, NDIS – $228

Term 2: 28-Apr to 23-Jun (9 weeks)

Fees: Full – $187, Concession – $170, NDIS – $205

Tai Chi for Healthy Minds & 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 who are seeking a supportive group to find calmness and relaxation through gentle movement flow. Family carers looking for a supportive social connection are also encouraged to attend.

 

Join this Tai Chi class with Rani to relax and rejuvenate your mind and body. Rani provides enjoyable, supportive and inclusive sessions. 

 

NDIS funded participants welcome. Contact the Program Coordinator to discuss @ programs@spanhouse.org

 

Thursdays 11.30 – 12.30pm

Term 1: 3-Feb to 7-Apr (10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $207, Concession – $189, NDIS – $228

Term 2: 28-Apr to 23-Jun (9 weeks)
Fees: Full – $187, Concession – $170, NDIS – $205

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