Lifestyle & Fitness

This course defines aromatherapy to members and how aromas/essential oils are used for the caring of the whole person. The class is for beginners and will cover the how, what and why of essential oils, The tutor will explain the benefit of blending essential oils for emotional, physical and spiritual wellness. Monday
This class will help achieve flexibility by using props such as chairs to enable members to increase stretching of muscles and ligaments. Stretches will be gentle but effective, with no obligation to do anything that may be too challenging. Yogic breathing practices to help with stretching and general health will be taught. The last segment of the class will be devoted to relaxation, the most important part of the session, ensuring that we are ready for a wonderful day. Members are asked to bring a beach towel and a yoga mat. There is no special clothing required just light and stretchy. As we work in bare feet no special footwear is required Thursday
This course is for beginners, men and women of all age groups. Rock, Blues and jazz. Music motivates our Step dance classes. Weights and stretch are also part of the program. Requirements : yoga mat, sanitiser, bottled water and wear comfortable gym clothes and gym shoes. 2kg hand weights and rubber band for stretching. Roll call in the class at 6.35 am Tuesday 6.45 am to 8 am Tuesday
This course is for people who want to experience a short introduction to Mindfulness/Mediation. The sessions centre around the five senses and will include the areas of: Mindful Breathing, Attention and Concentration, Awareness, the Present Moment, Meditation, Mindfulness and Thoughts. The tutor holds a Master of Ed. Studies (Guidance & Counselling). Points to consider before enrolling in this course are: (1) if you are currently receiving treatment, consult with your practitioner first; (2) Make a decision on why you want to do this course. Is it to gather information or to put into practice what you learn in this course: (3) Reflect on the changes you want to make in your life , if you have any. Any information that is shared in sessions will be purely volunteered by the participants. Monday
This class is for members who have no previous Pilates experience and who want to build core strength and improve their posture. Some exercises are on the floor, getting up and down will be part of the exercise process. "Pilates is a form of low impact exercise focusing on flexibility, muscular strength and endurance". Requirements - a mat, towel and water. Thursday
Join this 1 term course which takes you on a personal enriching life journey through differing aspects of life-enhancement, including: Understanding what formed you into who you are today ; Discover the hidden-self residing in the sub-conscious; Discover personal empowerment through the power of the mind; Reshaping your perception from a view of fear to one of love; Understand classical meditation and its life-enhancing benefits; Reshaping your perception form the world view of fear to the spiritual psychology of love. Wednesday
Tai-chi is a form of martial art but we pursue it for relaxation, exercise, balance, internal health and energy. The style of Tai-Chi taught is Yang Cheng Fu form. Together with this style, are taught the Lotus and also an adaptation of the form which has been found helpful in the prevention and alleviation of diabetes as well as Chi Gong (Qigong) exercises. In all classes members are asked to wear loose comfortable clothing and flat thin-soled shoes. This class is for those with little or no experience and members are welcome to join this class when there is a vacancy. Wednesday
This class focuses solely on Yang Chen Fu Long Form with an emphasis on technique and the martial application of the form. Participants with all levels of fitness and experience are welcomed and are supported to adapt the form to their own needs, with as little deviation as possible, based on an understanding of how the form impacts the body. Some previous knowledge of Tai Chi is recommended. Wednesday
Members in the class have in general had several years of experience and reached a reasonable level of competency. At this stage it is advisable that if a member wishes to join this class that the tutor be consulted. Wednesday
Qi Gongs are gentle exercises that utilise the principles of Tai Chi and consequently have similar health benefits of correcting posture and breathing, reducing blood pressure, relieving stress and promoting wellness. The practice is sometimes referred to as a stationary Tai Chi as there is little traverse motion of the feet. It can be done seated, so it is suitable for all age and fitness levels. Comfortable loose clothing should be worn. Thursday
A course for beginners, men and women. This is a classical Hatha yoga class. Content: Yoga breath, stretch, balance, relaxation, meditation, Tao breath and movements. Students need to bring: yoga mat, sanitiser, towel, bottled water. Please wear gym gear, and bring props, rubber band for stretch, and a yoga stick. Roll call is at 6.35 am. Class starts at 6.45 am and concludes at 8.00 am Monday
Yoga is designed to benefit posture and balance, breath awareness, relaxation and meditation. Members require a beach towel, or better still, a yoga mat and bottled water. Wednesday

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