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 3: 12 Jul-13 Sep (10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $151, Concession -$138, NDIS – $166

Term 4: 4 Oct-13 Dec (10 weeks – no class 1 Nov)
Fees: Full – $151, Concession – $138, NDIS – $166

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.

Wednesday 6.00 – 7.00pm

Term 3:  11 Jul-12 Sep (10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $193, Concession – $175, NDIS – $212

Term 4: 3 Oct-12 Dec (11 weeks)
Fees: Full – $212, Concession  $193, NDIS – $233

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 3: 12 Jul-13 Sep (10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $183, Concession – $167, NDIS – $202

Term 4: 4 Oct-13 Dec (10 weeks – no class 1 Nov)
Fees: Full – $183, Concession – $167, NDIS – $202

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 minimal Qi Gong experience and have not undertaken regular Qi Gong classes in the last year
    • > 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 12 October to 16 November 2022. 

There will also be a pre-commencement introductory session on 5 October 2022, Wednesday 3-4pm.

Numbers are limited to 10 participants.  

Please click here for more information & complete a short screening questionnaire to express your interest. 

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

Wednesdays 3.00-4.00pm                                                                                Fees: Free

Tai Chi 

Tutor Rani Hughes

Yang 24 will be taught in terms 3 and 4. 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 3: 13 Jul-14 Sep (10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $204, Concession – $185, NDIS – $224

Term 4: 5 Oct-14 Dec (11 weeks)
Fees: Full – $224, Concession – $204, NDIS – $246

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 3: 14 Jul-15 Sep (10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $285, Concession – $259, NDIS – $314

Term 4: 6 Oct-15 Dec (11 weeks)
Fees: Full – $314, Concession – $285, NDIS – $345

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. 

Thursdays 12.45 – 1.45pm

Term 3: 14 Jul-15 Sep (10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $207, Concession – $189, NDIS – $228

Term 4: 6 Oct-15 Dec (11 weeks)

Fees: Full – $228, Concession – $207, NDIS – $251

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. 

 

Thursdays 11.30 – 12.30pm

Term 3: 14 Jul-15 Sep (10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $207, Concession – $189, NDIS – $228

Term 4: 6 Oct- 15 Dec (11 weeks)
Fees: Full – $228, Concession – $207, NDIS – $251

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