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Let’s get moving! Haig Park launches free Movement Month

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Adding to the springtime festivities that have captured Haig Park, Movement Month is for young and old alike with Zumba, yoga, and more.

Inspiring us all to get active among the flowers for the month of October, City Renewal Authority and UC’s Faculty of Arts and Design is continuing to utilise the leafy surrounds of Haig Park to energise Canberra.

Their newest initiative, Movement Month, presents a series of free fitness and movement classes where you can soak up the sunshine while bonding with friends new and old.

There are so many initiatives on offer, whether you desire get flexible and try out Praksis, or get involved with mindful yoga and meditation. After all, in the year of 2020, we all deserve to recalibrate and reset.

There’s something for everyone, so keep your weekends free to take advantage of all the program has to offer.

Mindful Yoga and Meditation

Join Megan from Simply Mindful for a relaxing afternoon split into 30 minutes of yoga and 30 minutes of mindfulness meditation.

If you’ve been looking for a reason to practice mindfulness, but lack the motivation to initiate Headspace by yourself, ease into it with Megan. Zone out while listening to the sounds of chirping birds and rustling leaves.

Saturday 10 October, 2-3.30 pm | End of Wise Street | Find more information here | Register here

Dance for Over 55s

Get ready to dance away your worries at a one-hour movement class with Liz Lea, aiming to encourage everyone to move mindfully.

Whilst the title specifies over 55s, everyone is welcome, connecting with each other while enjoying uplifting tunes and appreciating the power of dance.

Sunday 11 October, 2-3 pm | Opposite 54 Mort St, Braddon | Find more information here | Register here

Queer Zumba

Describing itself as high energy, judgment-free and beginner-friendly, Queer Zumba is bound to be an event where you can really let your hair down whilst working up a sweat.

Led by Naomi from Zumba with Naomi, the event promises music and movement highlighting LGBTQIA+ artists, aiming to ensure you leave the session feeling confident.

Saturday 31 October, 2-3 pm and Saturday 7 November, 2-3 pm and | Opposite 54 Mort St, Braddon | Find more information here (7th)  and here (31st)

Movement with Praksis

Movement with Praksis focuses on creatively reimagining ways to move, looking to be as expressive as possible. While Longevity was focused on reconnecting the body with a sense of vitality despite ageing, Movement is purely seeking to encourage liberation and empowerment in action.

Saturday 24 October, 2-3 pm | Opposite 54 Mort St, Braddon | Find more information here | Register here

Mobility with Praksis

The last of three Praksis initiatives, Mobility’s mission is to leave its patrons feeling in control of their body and to increase flexibility. Whether you can’t touch your toes or have a gymnastic prowess, prepare to stretch out and relax.

Sunday 25 October, 2-3 pm | Opposite 54 Mort St, Braddon | Find more information here | Register here

Longevity with Praksis

Aiming to encourage movement which improves your experience of existing in a body, Longevity with Praksis aims to weave physical development and education to stave off the effect of ageing.

Longevity is intended to be the most gentle of the three classes, fusing many different practices to help connect body with soul. Wear whatever allows you to move freely, and be prepared to think differently.

Sunday 29 October, 2-3 pm | Opposite 54 Mort Street, Braddon | Find more information here 

Bollywood Dance

Rounding out a month of fun, Ben Kelly is running a Bollywood dancing workshop promising to be a vibrant celebration under the trees. This event is open to all abilities and ages, allowing Canberrans to embrace our city’s multiculturalism.

Sunday 1 November | Opposite 54 Mort St, Braddon | Find more information here | Register here

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