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The Yoga Place Melbourne are collaborating with UMSU Welfare to bring you their amazing classes, all semester, for free! These classes are a great way to relax, rejuvenate and exercise all in one. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or discovering yoga for the first time, these classes are for you 🔥  No experience necessary!

 

Wednesdays at 5.30pm
🔥 To get your free pass!🔥
– Email The Yoga Place a copy of your valid student card to yoga@theyogaplace.com.au (you only need to email them once, and then they will keep this on file for future sessions)
– Book the Wednesday 5.30pm Melbourne Uni Student class on their timetable page with your free pass.
– You will be emailed a zoom link to attend the online class. Please ensure your zoom name is the same name as your student card.

Thandi Phoenix — Flash Gig!

Online, Live & Free for Bands, Bevs & BBQs

*Live music starts at 1pm
*BYO lunch and bevs

We are SO excited to bring the incredible Thandi Phoenix to you for a surprise performance for Bands, Bevs & BBQs online during Stress Less Week! Take a break from study with her soulful live set, ~get your groove on~ at home and head back into your afternoon of Zoom tutorials feeling re-energised (and also slightly jealous because her voice is so amazing!).

WHEN?

🍺 From 1-2pm on Tuesday 26 May
🍔 Tune in at 1pm by clicking on the Live video which will appear on the UMSU Activities page! We’ll also share it in the event here.

GET TO KNOW THANDI PHOENIX 👇

The first thing that strikes you about Thandi Phoenix is her voice.

Powerful, soulful and honest, her vocals will stop you in your tracks. At just 26, the Sydney singer-songwriter has been touted as “one of Australia’s most promising up and comers”, with songs that blend pop with electronica and raw, honest storytelling. With full adds from Triple J and Commercial radio play across the board, Phoenix’s message is carried through her charming and poised vocal delivery, staying true to the soulful roots she draws frequently upon.

Her powerhouse vocal and prowess as an artist have also seen Thandi called on by some of Australia’s biggest talents: From there she has been asked to perform alongside Illy and Dunerats at ABC’s The Set as well as top-tier festivals like Snow Tunes, This That, Spilt Milk and Curveball. Her set at Splendour in the Grass 2019 was hailed by Triple J as the Saturday Standout performance labelling it as ‘all class from front to end’. She has most recently been asked to perform alongside legendary One Republic at the NRL Grand Final, bringing her front and centre to the Australian stage.

Thandi has been capturing audiences and new fans through her electric performances and killer tracks; don’t miss Thandi Phoenix as she finished 2019 with a firm exclamation by releasing her self-titled debut EP.

 

Play With Your Food: Stress Less Week

Play with your food is back for Stress Less Week but we’re moving it online! All are welcome to this online dinner party. We’ll all cook up a pantry storm then come together for an online dinner party and discussion about food politics!

🍽 From 7:00pm our virtual dinner party will begin.
📅 Book your spot here: https://unimelb.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuduygpj8jE9YO88_O-dLbmcXuqxecOQRe
🍳 Let us know what you’ve been cooking in iso here: https://forms.gle/1e2z3HFL9iYC7ABd6

We’ll be posting a recipe you may like to cook before the event, but feel free to do your own thing too!

We would like to acknowledge that this event was organised on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri Peoples of the Kulin Nation. We would like to pay our respects to elders past present and emerging of this land on the lands from which participants will be calling in from. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.

Free Virtual Yogalates

The lovely folks at The Yoga Place studio are collaborating with UMSU Welfare to bring their amazing classes free to you for Stress Less Week! This class will combine Vinyasa Yoga and Pilates, an energetic and nourishing practice. Yogalates is inspired by Yoga and Pilates. It harnesses the physical and mental benefits of both practices, and its advocates describe it as a comprehensive exercise system to tone the core and improve flexibility. A great practice for the mind, body and soul!

All welcome, no prior experience required. Namaste!

HOW TO JOIN

(1) Hop onto The Yoga Place’s website: https://www.theyogaplace.com.au/melbourne-uni-stressless-week

(2) Click on the link to get the free pass. They have created a pass called: Melb Uni Student Free Pass | 6pm 2/6 & 9.30am 3/6.

(3) Instructions to book the classes and class descriptions are on the webpage. You will need to register your details on the Mindbody app/account.

(4) You’re all registered! Join the class via the Mindbody app/account and get your zen on.

Find out more about The Yoga Place on their website: https://www.theyogaplace.com.au/
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

About instructor San San:

San San is a Pilates and Yoga instructor in Melbourne. In her class, she focuses on gluteus activation and core muscle engagement to strengthen abdominal. Her exercise routine is dynamic and motivated. She believes a good Pilates alignment and postures can help ease lower back issues. Previously an engineer and now a mother to two young kids, her slogan in life is “ Stay Strong, Stay Positive”.

Free Virtual Vinyasa & Yin Yoga

The lovely folks at The Yoga Place studio are collaborating with UMSU Welfare to bring their amazing classes free to you for Stress Less Week! This class is a wonderful balance of the yin and yang (eg. vinyasa) practice of Yoga. In Vinyasa, every mindful breath is synchronised to a movement in a controlled steady flow, designed to create internal heat and improving one’s overall fitness. This is followed by Yin Yoga practice with long held floor poses that stretches the fascia throughout the body and nourishing the joints.

All welcome, no prior experience required. Namaste!
HOW TO JOIN

(1) Hop onto The Yoga Place’s website: https://www.theyogaplace.com.au/melbourne-uni-stressless-week

(2) Click on the link to get the free pass. They have created a pass called: Melb Uni Student Free Pass | 6pm 2/6 & 9.30am 3/6.

(3) Instructions to book the classes and class descriptions are on the webpage. You will need to register your details on the Mindbody app/account.

(4) You’re all registered! Join the class via the Mindbody app/account and get your zen on.

Find out more about The Yoga Place on their website: https://www.theyogaplace.com.au/
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

About instructor Heini:

Originally a dancer and dance teacher, Heini was introduced to yoga 15 years ago through her dance studies, and it slowly became a vital part of her exercise and self-care regimen. She fell in love with yoga’s ability to be tough and challenging but simultaneously soft and relaxing. She became a certified yoga teacher in early 2011 and has taught yoga since then. In 2012 Heini did her first short teacher training in Yin yoga and functional anatomy which revolutionised her practice and how she taught yoga, dance or any movement. Understanding the individual and their unique build became a core value of her teachings.

Heini is a devoted student-teacher continuously studying something to better herself as a teacher. She is passionate about the science of yoga, and is currently undertaking doctoral studies on the psycho-physiology of breathing at The University of Edinburgh.

Heini teaches several different styles of yoga, ranging from calm Yin to more dynamic styles. For her, yoga is about finding the balance, in the body, in the mind, and in life in general. Yoga is a tool to find balance between strength and flexibility, balance between stress and calm, balance between the Yins and Yangs of life. She is trained in anatomy and physiology of movement and breathing, and is focused on the therapeutic aspects of the practice. She sees yoga as a continually evolving practice that should be tailored to an individual’s needs, even in group classes.

Stress less with UMSU Welfare’s Pen Pal Program!

Put your *virtual* pen to paper, get connected and make friends with our Pen Pall Program!
This can be a stressful, overwhelming and kind of lonely time. Sign up for our Pen Pall program, and we’ll connect you with other UniMelb students.

 

How it works:
1)    Register your interest with this link: bit.ly/stressless_penpals
2)    Wait excitedly for your match 🤗
3)    Write your *virtual* letter – and get creative! Extra bonus points for elaborate decoration, sweet colour selection… the sky’s the limit.
4)    Brighten someone’s day, and maybe even make a new friend. Nice 💪
We’re all in this together – let’s come together and support each other!

Play With Your Food – Stress Less Week 2020

Play with your food is back for Stress Less Week but we’re moving it online! All are welcome to this online dinner party. We’ll all cook up a pantry storm then come together for an online dinner party and discussion about food politics!

🍽 From 7:00pm our virtual dinner party will begin. 
📅 Book your spot here: bit.ly/PWYF_3JUN
🍳 Let us know what you’ve been cooking in iso here: https://forms.gle/1e2z3HFL9iYC7ABd6

We’ll be posting a recipe you may like to cook before the event, but feel free to do your own thing too!

Join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/561797381441774/

We would like to acknowledge that this event was organised on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri Peoples of the Kulin Nation. We would like to pay our respects to elders past present and emerging of this land on the lands from which participants will be calling in from. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.

Being Effective During A Tough Time — Stress Less Week 2020

Chat to the Counselling & Psychological Services team and learn creative ways to manage stress during the pandemic. They’ll cover a range of tools to help you plan, take action and build motivation, and do a deep dive into what ‘productivity’ means during a pandemic. Free with RSVP.


Registration Link: bit.ly/CAPS_2JUN
 
This webinar is for University of Melbourne students. Please register for this webinar using your Unimelb student email. Non-university email registrations will not be able to participate in this webinar.