Alternative Fitness Bendigo

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

Liz Godfrey
14-Aug-2014
What a find Karin has been. Although I have many minor, but no major, problems I just love being guided in the use of "hidden"! muscles and being … read more
Barb
29-Apr-2011
I am 57 and have never pushed myself to exercise, although I walk quite a lot. I needed to start some cardio exercise before going on a hiking … read more

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Summer

Summer corresponds with the Fire Element. It is a time of expansion, rapid growth brightness and creativity. The bright sunny days lift our spirits and we feel more actively social and find ourselves smiling and laughing more freely.

Ways to tend to you inner fire and maintain optimal health in summer are:

  • Have fun on a regular basis
  • Give of yourself to others
  • Live your passion
  • Get physical.
  • Get into your body and out of your head. Summer is the time to move and get the heart beating. This is the season to increase your activity and train a little harder.
  • Dance. The heart loves to dance. Dance allows us to express and experience love, passion, and joy.
  • Eat light, fresh, cooling, colourful food. Bitter foods can also help the heart.
  • Keep hydrated.


Love in the In-Spirit Space

By Samuel Sapsford

May you have space …
In your home for joy
In your mind for peace
In your heart for love, and
In your soul for light
May you have space in your life to explore.
May you have space in your life to live your truth, to fee lfree and to feel inspired.
As it is through inspiration that our creativity is born and it is in creation that all things exist.
It is in the space between all things that magic and miracles exist.
This is nature.
Magic and miracles manifest when we co-create in the presence of love and with the intention of love.
This is our nature.
Our greatest challenge and gift is the oldest truth, to make space to know thy self, to celebrate our Divine space.
Through releasing our wisdom and our wellness we are blessed in balance with wholeness.
May you be blessed with space to play.
To live in your heart-space and shine your love and light in all places you choose to go and for all things you choose to do.
Value that which inspires you and align you life with that which you value and bring your Love to Life.

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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.