Stressed at work? The Immigration Museum hosts free lunchtime meditation sessions

The Immigration Museum will open its doors every Wednesday from September 14 to November 30 for free meditation and relaxation sessions.

Inner well-being offers city workers and residents the chance to slow down and relax with free meditation, movement, sound healing and more from Wednesday, September 14 through November 30.

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The Immigration Museum will open its doors every Wednesday to offer a range of morning, afternoon and evening programs and activities that will help the community reset and connect with itself and with the rest of the world.

As part of the September programme, a selection of free activities has been developed specifically for women and girls in connection with ‘This girl can‘ The week. Details of the October and November program will be announced next month.

September Indoor Wellness Program

Conscious Mornings
Date & Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m., Wednesday September 14, 21 and 28

Start your day with clarity with guided morning meditations led by our September meditator-in-residence, Dr. Nurin Veis.

Nurin is an accredited Yoga, Himalayan Breathwork and Meditation teacher with over ten years of experience in Vedic mantra-based meditation.

This girl can dance in the square
Date & Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., Wednesday September 14

Try something new during This Girl Can week and embrace the choreographed moves of Chinese Square Dancing, led by our original dancing aunts, or “Dama” (大妈), a troupe of local women credited with bringing guangchang wu to Melbourne over ten years ago. The onsite dance has been hailed for offering people of all ages, especially women, a way to exercise, socialize and connect.

This girl can do tai chi
Date & Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Wednesday September 14

During this Girl Can week, try Tai Chai. Tai Chai is known to stimulate energy generation and promote unity of mind and body. This personalized movement workshop designed to support health and well-being will be led by Helen Simmonds.

Helen is an experienced Tai Chi and Qigong practitioner and teacher. Assistant Instructors, Anne and Kathy will support Helen. Helen’s empathetic and personal teaching style allows women of all ages and abilities to experience tai chi and qigong movements that promote their mental and physical health.

Smooth movement
Date & Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., Wednesday September 21

Move your body and calm your mind with lunchtime Tai Chi led by Lily Sun, an expert Wushu, Tai Chi and Qigong master with over 40 years of teaching experience across China and the world. ‘Australia.

liquid dance
Date & Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., Wednesday September 21

Balance the natural energy of your mind, body, and spirit with Noon Qigong led by Lily Sun, an expert in Wushu, Tai Chi, and Qigong with over 40 years of teaching experience in China and in Australia.

sound healing
Date & Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Wednesday September 14

A deeply relaxed listening experience combining Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, gongs and other instruments creating immersive healing vibrations, led by holistic wellness practitioner Abby Lee.

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