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 hand towel, water bottle, thera (stretch) band 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.
This course for all members wishing to do Yoga. It is for all levels from Beginners to Advanced and is designed for participants to develop strength and enjoy flexibility. Further aspects of the course will cover focus, mindfulness and the benefit of using “smile”. Members are asked to bring their own floor mat and water bottle. If members have a stretchy strap and yoga blocks it would help to bring them along. Monday
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
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. 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. Previous knowledge of Tai Chi is recommended. It should be noted that this course is conducted outdoors. 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 is a 6 week course to discover opportunities of select walks around Bribie Island for the new chum or old hand. Participants meet at various locations around Bribie for the commencement of our walks with coffee opportunities at most corners. One is able to discover locations like the unique Thong Tree, Red Beach, Turners Camp, Kakadu, White Patch, Sunset Point, Flinders Track, Marina and many more. Delve into some of the history bits about Bribie and breath in some of our sights and look for many of our lovely bird life and marine species of Dolphins, Turtles, Rays. The walks are designed for the beginner walker up to a distance of 7 kms. Meet likewise members of U3A out for a good time to explore Bribie Island. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat and a sense of adventure. 1st Walk of the term leaves from the U3A Carpark on Wednesday mornings. Wednesday

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