Lifestyle & Fitness

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
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
Laughter is said to be “the best medicine”. This program, created in 1995 by a medical doctor in India, combines gentle playful exercises, intentional/unconditional laughter with diaphragmatic breathing. Laughter has been said to reduce the effect of stress, help boost immune system, help decrease depression and anxiety, as well as providing pain relief. It can be practiced by most people anywhere, anytime. Friday
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. Thursday  
This course is for those members who have completed the Tai-Chi Beginners course or who have previous experience in doing Tai-Chi. This rhythmic form of exercise consists of exercises equally balanced between yin and yang and helps to relieve stress, improve flexibility, balance and strength. Members are asked to wear loose comfortable clothing and flat thin-soled shoes. Thursday
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. Monday
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
This course will provide members with a mode of exercise that will also be educational and enjoyable. Participants will go on six different walks on Bribie over the course led by a tutor who is a regular walker and has in-depth knowledge of Bribie Island and will introduce members to little hidden treasures along the weekly walks. The course will commence on the first Wednesday of Term 4 at 9.00 am. Participants will meet at the U3A premises on the first day before setting out on the walk. The tutor will then advise the meeting venues for the remainder of the course. Wednesday
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

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