A FREE FESTIVAL- FITNESS CLASSES, SPEAKERS and HEALTH & FITNESS-RELATED VENDORS!

Beer and Yoga at The Station

Engage in classes with your favorite local fitness teachers and wellness speakers.

Opening ceremony, 8:30 am

Fitness classes, demonstrations, lectures, 9:00 am- 6:00 pm

FITNESS STAGE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

9:00- 10:00 AM, KUNDALINI YOGA & MEDITATION

Lucinda van de Berkt

Kundalini Yoga Newcastle


The perfect workshop to get you started on your Kundalini Yoga journey. What exactly is Kundalini and how does it heal your body and your mind?


Understand and practice yoga safely. Start your morning acquiring knowledge on alignment, pranayama (breathing techniques and much more to center the energies in your body. This class will conclude with a Sacred Gong Sound Healing. 


Suitable for all levels of experience and fitness. 

10:30- 11:30 AM, TBD



12:00, NOON- 1:00 PM, KIDS & ADULTS LOCOMOTION

Multiple Instructors

The Movement Collective


A fun, energetic class for the whole family! 


The Movement Collective will get your body moving with some playful games and coordination drills. 


Followed by a variety of different movement patterns designed to challenge both the brain and the body. Locomotion, flow, mobility work and finishing with a stillness practice. 

1:30- 2:30 PM, FORUMFIT: LOW IMPACT/ATHLETIC CARDIO

The Forum Newcastle University Sport


ForumFIT gives you a bit of everything. Come as you are, this fantastic workout is for everyone. 


Combining a range of low impact through to athletic style cardio, strength and conditioning exercises with fun and functional patterns using body weight and/or equipment.  


Suitable for all fitness levels are ages 10+

3:30- 4:30 PM, AFRO DANCEHALL FUSION

Lija Turner-Carroll

owner, The Pivot Studio


This class is a fusion of both traditional and modern African dance and afrobeats as well as Jamaican creating a colourful montage of dances of diaspora. 


Weaving a soundtrack of ragga, dancehall, afrobeat, soca, tropical, afro house and house grooves.  


This class will have you smiling, moving and shaking that beautiful body. 

5:00- 6:00 PM, BEER + YOGA

Heather Foat 

LiV4YOGA


"Sometimes you need yoga, sometimes you need a beer, and sometimes you need both."

Integrate your beverage into your yoga practice and mingle with the community in BEER + YOGA!


Join Co-Founder of the Health and Fitness Festival, Heather Foat for a reunion of Beer + Yoga at The Station.  


Described as "therapy on the yoga mat," Heather will weave playfulness and interaction with others and self in a thoughtful theme intended for personal reflection. 


Beer, and wine available for purchase at the Festival. 

SPEAKER STAGE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS-Arrive early to grab a seat

10:30- 11:30 AM, NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM

Simone Hollier (Nutritionalist, Naturopath, Herbalist) and Sarah Manktelow (Nutritionalist)


Nutrition Education Program is designed to educate people about the role nutrition plays in the body. 


During this workshop, you will get an understanding of why our bodies need certain nutrients and what foods you can find them in. The aim is to empower you with the knowledge to make healthier food choices for you and your family.  

12:00, NOON- 1:00 PM, WORKING AROUND PAIN

Damien Cooper

The Movement Improvement Clinic 


Participate in the discussion on the topic of pain, and how to manage it in different ways - specifically during acute injury, chronic pain and how to keep exercising and work around it. 


Learn basic rehab principles for pain management and strength improvements. 

1:30- 2:30 PM, MENSTRUAL CYCLE & HEALTH

Liz Burton

Living In-tune With Your Womb


Ever wondered why some days of the month you are full of energy, while others you want to stay in bed and have nothing to do with people?

How you can really crave chocolate and the following week you just want a green smoothie?
Why you can be so lit up by your work one day and stuck in a spiral of comparison the next?

Join Liz as she takes you through the hormonal, physical and emotional changes that occur throughout your menstrual cycle. We will cover how these changes impact your overall health and well-being, and how you can use this knowledge to reconnect to your body and become more in-tune with your womb.

4:00- 5:00 PM, MAKE AN IMPACT, START WITH SELF

Declan Edwards

Founder, BU Coaching 


An interactive workshop.


Learn proactive, practical and enjoyable tools in this engaging workshop that will empower you to develop your mindset and emotional well-being so that you can make a greater positive impact to those around you.

GRASS STAGE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

9:00- 10:00 AM, PILATES

Scarlett Gray

Scarlett's Fitness


*Bring a yoga mat or towel for this mat style Pilates class for all fitness levels. 


A full body workout, this class is aimed to target the glutes, core and back which will include strength poses and repetition of moves with stretching and mindfulness of movements.


Scarlett is promoting a style of training that does not need to be strenuous or uncomfortable to get your body moving happily. 

10:30- 11:30 AM, BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

Gracie Barra Newcastle City


Learn self-defense skills, participate in fighting drills and learn specific techniques with World Competitor, Jui-Jitzu master, Guma.


*Kids and adult activity


1:00- 2:00 PM, ACRO YOGA

Cveta Jovanoska & Stella Umeh

The Yoga Loft


Never tried acro yoga before but always wanted to? GREAT!


In this class you will learn to fly and be the base at a beginners level acro yoga class.

You don’t need to bring a partner to attend, just an eagerness to learn some new skills and have some fun!


Please bring either a mat or towel.

3:00- 4:00 PM, POLE DANCING CLASS

Leeanne Taylor

owner, mPole Holdings Pty Ltd


* SPACE IS LIMITED *


Two half-hour classes, 3.00- 3.30 pm & 3.30- 4.00pm giving you the chance to learn some cool Pole Dancing Moves with mPole's Introduction to Pole Dancing Class on our Australia Designed & Manufactured Freestanding Poles. 

4:30- 5:30 PM, DOGA

Team with The OM Room

The OM Room


Doga- Yoga with dogs! 


Doga (Dog Yoga) combines the best of both worlds, yoga and dogs! 

It is a great way to strengthen and support the natural bond we have with our dog.