Online Well-Being Courses

U3A Highvale offers four online courses on well-being activities.

Healing Ourselves and Our Planet is a new course for 2024. It is conducted on Zoom by Dr. John Beaney and investigates what constitutes personal and planetary good health, how to re-engage with nature, and regenerate what we have lost. This fascinating and ever-evolving subject is delivered through online classes on Tuesdays and Fridays. If you enjoy one, you will probably enjoy them all.

After enroling, you will receive the Zoom link in time for joining the meetings.

The Sun Salutation Yoga online course on Zoom is led by Yoga Master Lim, covering the asana sequence known as Surya Namaskar. Translated from Sanskrit, Surya means “sun,” and Namaskar means “greeting” or “salute.” The yoga exercise is designed to engage, stretch and invigorate the whole body while keeping the focus on meditative breathing. Sun salutations, when practised regularly, has been shown to increase physical relaxation, mental quiet and the feeling of being at ease/peace, rested, and refreshed.

Zoom classes are held daily from 9.15 – 10.30am. When you join the course, you implicitly agree to be part of the Yoga (Sun Salutation) WhatsApp group. After enroling online via Courses > Direct Enrolments on this website, please send an email with your mobile number to: enquiries@u3ahighvale.com.au.
You will then be contacted through WhatsApp with the Zoom link. Periodic notices and updates will also be communicated via WhatsApp.

The Health Qigong on Zoom course aimed at health improvement. It focuses on mind body exercise (MBE) and is hosted by a Singapore-based club on Mondays and Fridays at 11.30am AEST, Although classes are in Mandarin, that shouldn’t be a deterrent — you just need to follow the instructor’s hands and body movements. When you join the course, you implicitly agree to be part of the Qigong WhatsApp group through which Zoom links and updates are communicated.

Online Yoga (Pranayana) is conducted via Google Meet. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This course teaches yoga breathing exercises and techniques. You will need a yoga mat. Timing could vary depending on Daylight Savings Time, so check Courses on this website for class times. Following your enrolment in the class, you will be sent a link for Google Meet.