Alternative Fitness Bendigo

When you dance to the rhythms of your life, you are truly alive in all ways.

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Autumn

 

Autumn is a time to turn our energy inwards. It is a time to begin self reflection and in so doing this we need to build up our resources to sustain a nuture us through the autumn months and into winter. Autumn is a time to let go.

Metal/air element is governed by the Lung and Large Intestine Meridians in Oriental Medicine. The metal element relates to how well we are able to deal with the past, release what no longer serves us and opens to new life and the present moment.
In Autumn eat white pungent foods such as chillies, onions, turnips, ginger, cabbage and radish. Dark green and orange vegetables also help protect the body from illness.

Seven tips for good health in Autumn:

1.

Go to bed no later than 10pm and rise no later than 7am.

2.

Don’t sleep with an open window.

3.

Practice nasal breathing.

4.

Eat for the season – nourishing, warming, and moistening foods.

5.

Keep your fluid intake up.

6.

Take a walk after meals. Cutback on any punishing regimes which drain your Qi.

7.

De-clutter your life. Let go of things you no longer need –physically, mentally and emotionally.


You must let go!

You cannot erase the past; you must let it go.
You cannot change yesterday; you must accept the lessons learned.
You cannot stop time or stand still in a world racing around in circles.
You must dance with the wind and sing with the songs that are playing.
Let whatever mistakes you have made remain in the shadows of times gone by,
and let love be the answer to the mysteries of life.
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  • Classes resume April 23

Wu Tao

Do you answer YES to any of these questions?


Do you suffer from the effects of stress, anxiety or depression?

Do you have any health issues that are stopping you from living your life fully?

Do you wish you had more energy and motivation?

Does your body suffer from fatigue, joint pain, stiffness, inflexibility or other physical problems?

Do you ever feel over-emotional or overwhelmed by life?


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If you are plagued by any of the above conditions you are out of balance somewhere in your body, mind or
spirit.

NOW is the time to make a change! The earth, your children and the world needs YOU, to become all that you are meant to be, and inspire others.

Are you prepared to take ½ an hour out of your day on a regular basis to take care of yourself and make this
happen?

Wu Tao Dance is a powerful dance, exercise, and meditation program that balances Qi which is the life-force energy in the body. Using beautiful music and flowing easy dance movements, Wu Tao Dance will restore your balance and health physically, emotionally and spiritually.

"Wu Tao is the way to restore peace, balance and beauty to ourselves and the world.
When we dance Wu Tao we embody the very qualities inherent in our true nature.
We become One with the healing life force energy, becoming the change, transformation, and growth we seek."
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In Wu Tao you learn:

• How to Let Go
• How to Restore your life force energy
• How to Create what you Want
• How to Appreciate everything
• How to Love everyone
• How to Celebrate all of Life
• How to Transform yourself from the inside out.

You learn to do all these things with EASE, JOY and FLOW. This is your natural state. Its time to return to it.


"Wu Tao tones your body and brings you to a place where the mind is free of chatter and you can experience the stillness of your own being. We call it deep peace."

Wu Tao Dance works powerfully and quickly, bringing you back to balance and restoring your health.
It helps you:

Physically. To strengthen and tone your body and increases the flow of energy.
Emotionally. To deal with the effects of stress and transform old feelings that weigh you down.
Mentally. To create new thought patterns that are congruent with health, success and happiness.
Spiritually. To reconnect with the Source of Life and embodying your highest Self.

 

 

  • Fire Dance - has its emphasis on cleansing and purification. Governed by the Heart, Small Intestine, Heart Constrictor and Triple Heater Meridians. Fire is the season of summer, colour of red, emotion of joy and sound of laughter. Fire energy is what gives rise to our passion. The ability to radiate our essence and also transform the dross of our ego/mind into a true reflection of our spirit.

  • Wood Dance - uses the motivational power of anger to energize and strengthen. Governed by the Liver and Gall Bladder Meridians. Wood is the season of spring, colour of green, emotion of anger and sound of shouting. The wood element gives us the raw vital energy to create and express our potential and purpose into the world. Through this dance we embody flow, vitality, self- expression and purpose. We also allow ourselves to simply be who we are, be true to our selves.

  • Water Dance - deals with fear through surrender and acceptance. Governed by the bladder and Kidney Meridians. Water is the season of winter, colour of dark blue/black, emotion of fear and sound of groaning. The water element is responsible for building and storing our energy or Qi.

  • Air Dance - acknowledges grief, encouraging release and transformation. Governed by the Lung and Large Intestine Meridians. Air is the season of autumn, colour white, emotion of grief and sound of weeping. The air element relates to how well we are able to deal with the past, release what no longer serves us and open to new life and the present moment.

  • Wu Tao Dance - aims to liberate and balance the flow of Qi, the life force energy, through the body. Based on the Oriental Medicine principle of the five elements that make up our physical universe, the dances celebrate air, water, wood, fire and earth. Each dance works specific meridians in the body and addresses a dominant emotional component.

  • Makko Stretches - Specific shiatsu stretches use the body's own weight, applying pressure to the meridians as you lean this way and that way. By stimulating meridians, shiatsu stretches may assist in freeing up blocked energy and drawing it toward areas of weakness, thus releasing tensions and limbering you up.

Fee Structure

Fitness class - $15 per class (if paying by term)

Fitness class - $20 casual

$180 (10 session booklet)

Yoga - $20 per class (if paying by the term)

Yoga - $25 casual

Discounts apply if enrolled in more than one type of fitness class. Second class would be $13 and 3rd would be $11.

Venue

All classes and massage appointments are held at Karin's studio and clinic in Junortoun 3551.

Contact Karin for details.
Karin's fitness studio has been operating for more than 18 years and her massage clinic for more than 30 years.