Our Classes

YOGA | MEDITATION | CARERS PROGRAMS
Yoga and Relax Yoga group stretching

 

2 LOCATIONS; SMALL CLASS SIZES; INDIVIDUALISED ATENTION!

Bookings are essential for all classes

RATES: Purchase a 5 week subsciption and attend any class of your choice. No penalties for non-attendance, simply turn up to the next class.

Casual rates $15 per class or  5 week block for $65 (discounted to $13 per class).

First class is free!!

Indvidual private lessons also available. Contact us to discuss your individial needs.

Please call the Vital Health & Wellbeing Centre on (02) 9545-6939 to Reserve your place today! 

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Sutherland

9:30 am Yoga

 

10:30 am Meditation

 

Sutherland

6.30pm Yoga

Partners in Depression 

Time to be confirmed.

Register your interest.

CARLTON

4.30 pm Teen Yoga

5.30 pm Yoga

6.30 pm Yoga

7.30 pm Meditation

 

CARLTON

5,30 pm  Yoga

6,30 pm  Yoga

7.30 pm Meditation

CARLTON

 

5.30 pm Stretch Yoga

 

6.30 pm Meditation

Yoga

Yoga is a form of exercise which integrates movement with breath to bring about general wellbeing. It improves flexibility, strength and has an overall calming effect. It detoxifies the body when practised in conjunction with a good eating plan and will accelerate fat burning. It is also great for relieving back pain and excess tension. Our yoga classes are facilitated by expert instructors who are able to develop individualized programs to meet our client needs. By keeping numbers small our classes can be tailor made to meet each group requirements, from beginners right through to advanced levels.

• 5 Week Yoga Course (Beginners, intermediate)

Our 5 week course for beginners will provide you with the fundamentals of practicing yoga and classes will move slowly with a focus on alignment and safety. A great way to start your yoga journey! Those wih some experience will move towards intermediate, level one yoga.

This course is suitable for absolute beginners and those who have yoga experience alike.

Vital Health provides a unique yoga experience with individualised attention made possible through small class sizes. Everything that students require to complete a class with comfort and ease is provided, including:

  • Yoga mats
  • Bolsters
  • Blocks
  • Blankets
  • Purified water
  • Carpeted room
  • Air-conditioning and heating

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness involves paying attention “on purpose”….the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occuring in the present moment. Mindfulness meditation is a western, non sectarian, re-search based form of meditation derived from a 2500 year old Buddhist practice called Vipassana or Insight Meditation. Consistent daily practice promotes the development of stability, inner calmness, and non-reactivity of the mind. In turn, this allows us to face  and embrace both the pleasant, unpleasant, and even painful aspects of daily life. Mindfulness can assist with stress management, anxiety, depression and enhance your health and wellbeing. 

No prior knowledge is required for you to participate in our meditation classes. Our classes are small in size, and delivered by expert facilitators in a calm, nurturing and peaceful environment.

 

Partners in Depression

Partners in Depression is a group education program designed to address the information and support needs of those who care for or love a person experiencing depression. It is a six session, evidence based program that was developed by the Hunter Institute of Mental Health after receiving funding from the Australian Government. The program is delivered by highly qualified and trained facilitators accredited by the Hunter Instititue of Mental Health.

The six session format of the program includes coverage of the following topics:

  • Session 1 – Introductions and building awareness;
  • Session 2 – Insight to caring, understanding depression and its treatments;
  • Session 3 – The caring and support experience;
  • Session 4 – The support experience and introduction to cognitive behaviour therapy;
  • Session 5 – Suicidality, self-harm and communication strategies;
  • Session 6 – Help seeking, support and resources and planning for the future.

The sessions include structured activities and discussion and also involve take home practice strategies.

Aims of the Program

The aims of Partners in Depression are to:

  • increase knowledge of depressive illness including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment;
  • raise awareness of the particular impact of depression on relationships, and the personal impact of emotional and physical wellbeing;
  • improve communication skills;
  • encourage and facilitate communication about the experiences of supporting a family member or friend with depression;
  • encourage self-care and coping strategies;
  • provide information about access to services and resources;
  • encourage help seeking behaviour for carers and the people in their life experiencing depression.

For more information on the program follow the link: http://www.partnersindepression.com.au/Community/program/program-structure

 

Partners in Depression will be offered at the Vital Health & Wellbeing Centre, delivered by Accredited Facilitator Penny Antonopoulos, and supported by Vital Health Psychologists. We offer a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment where you can learn more about depression and how to support the person you care for, and meet other carers with common expeiences. For more information on the program and cost involved,  or to express your interest call 9545 6939