Health and Wellbeing
Join us on a journey towards improved wellbeing, personal growth, and community impact at Byron Community College.
Explore a variety of wellness courses designed to enhance your wellbeing, personal development and positively impact others.
including Massage Therapy, Reiki, Golf, Yoga, Pilates and self-help classes in communication, anger management, breathwork, and dealing with anxiety. ands-on therapies, Feng Shui, and sports-related courses, designed to enhance your wellbeing and positively impact others.
Enrol in our nationally recognised Certificate IV in Massage Therapy HLT42015 training to become qualified in a fulfilling career as a massage therapist. Under the mentorship of our experienced tutors, you’ll not only gain the skills needed to excel in this field but also receive practical, hands-on training that prepares you for the real world.
Or, become the hero in any situation with our nationally recognized first aid courses. Gain life saving skills in our Provide First Aid, Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and other aid & grief support courses.
Discover the Shire’s best kept secret when it comes to health and wellbeing. A seriously affordable 1-hour massage for the bargain price of just $25! Enjoy a dreamy 1-hour massage with one of our dedicated ‘Certificate IV in Massage Therapy’ students who are keen to apply their newfound skills and gain valuable hands-on experience under the guidance of our expert industry trainers. Now that’s a win win!
A Compassionate Lens on Anger
9.30am - 12.30pm, Byron Bay, $120pp
Anger is a potent emotion. Sometimes with positive outcomes, often not. Looking from a new perspective can bring greater clarity and help transform anger into more constructive feelings. Break unhelpful patterns of thinking and discover more choices in healthy ways to respond when things are not as you'd prefer.
Behaviour and Response Training (BART) Work
9am to 4pm, Byron Bay, $160pp
Work effectively and safely with people who use challenging-and high risk behaviours (Includes 'An Introduction to Self-Protective Behaviour -SPB)
Bicycle Repair and Maintenance
9am to 4pm, Mullum, $155
Designed for bike riders wishing to learn how to carry out basic maintenance and repairs to their bike, this workshop is led by a professional bike mechanic, who makes understanding bike mechanics easy. By the end of the workshop, we aim for you to be able to perform basic maintenance and repairs to your bike, saving you money and making your bike safer and more enjoyable to ride.
Brand Yourself For Success
9am to 5pm, Mullum, $480pp
Design, Build and Position your brand for Success. This course is designed for start-ups, new businesses wanting to build solid brand foundations or existing boutique businesses looking to re-engineer, re-badge and refresh their brand. Brand Yourself for Success is about creating a powerful and compelling personal brand.
Communication For Clarity And Connection
10am to 2pm, Byron Bay, $110pp
Most of us long for harmony in our relationships, yet often the way we express ourselves and listen to others leads to misunderstanding, frustration and disconnection. This course introduces you to ways of communicating and listening based on "Nonviolent Communication" - a process proven to contribute to greater understanding and connection with family and friends and of course - yourself.
Communing with Ancestors
10am to 3pm, Mullum, $160pp
This workshop offers spiritual practices to connect and commune with your ancestors. Our ancestor spirits are connected to us via threads of relationship that go beyond the physical. They share with us a lineage that carries energy, that impacts the living lineage.
Conducting a Mental State Assessment
9am to 4pm, Byron Bay, $160pp
Crystal Awakening Level 1
9am to 4pm, Byron Bay, $195pp
In this IICT approved workshop, come and experience the loving, powerful energies of crystals and how they can assist you in activating the wisdom of your heart and soul as you experience your own divinity. Awaken and develop your own unique individual healing powers as you tap into your intuition, creativity, inspiration, higher self and your heart as you take this powerful journey with the crystal kingdom.
Digest Your Best: The foundations of a healthy gut
9am to 4pm, Mullum, $180pp
Discover the process of implementing the foundations of health to heal your gut so that you can reduce digestive discomfort, gain more energy and participate in the activities you love without using medications, restrictive diets or trial & error.
10am to 3pm, Mullum, $130pp
Lift your Face! Lift your Spirit! Face yoga uses muscle exercises, conscious breathing and body poses to tighten, tone and lift your face naturally. During this course you will learn a set of exercises to smooth wrinkles, lift droopy eyelids, improve your eyesight, reduce double chins and define your jawline, which you can practice at home and easily integrate into your daily life.
Forest Bathing Outing
9am to 12.30pm, Booyong Nature Reserve, $85 pp
Forest bathing is a nature-based practice aimed at reducing stress and promoting overall wellbeing. Through guided activities, we connect to the sights, sounds, smells, touch and tastes of nature, with the quiet movement of our body through space. Scientific research is demonstrating the physiological, emotional and social benefits of enhanced nature connection.
Golf Ocean Shores
These classes are for golfers of all levels from the beginner to the regular club golfer and offer a relaxed and friendly learning environment at the Ocean Shores Golf Club with Chris Graham, a Certified PGA Professional. Classes are scheduled over five weeks covering all of the basics including short game, long game and on-course play.
HeartMath Resilience Advantage
1pm to 4pm, Mullum, $150pp
Explore the HeartMath techniques which are based on more than 20 years peer reviewed research. You’ll discover tools to enhance your ability to self-regulate emotions, focus, reduce stress and recharge your energy with breath meditation techniques, resulting in restorative sleep, enhanced vitality and ongoing resilience. This is a powerful skillset to prepare you to thrive in a world of flux and challenge.
Herbal Medicine Making
HLT42021 - Certificate IV in Massage Therapy
Embark on a fulfilling career in Massage Therapy with Byron Community College's nationally recognised training. If you're passionate about helping others and fascinated by the intricacies of the human body, this program offers a formal pathway to a rewarding profession. Our expert trainers guide you through a hands-on learning experience, preparing you for diverse settings, from private practice to spa/salon, aged care, and sports.
Immerse yourself in real-world training by running an in-house clinic practice from week 6, gaining practical experience in client treatment and massage practice. Learn the art of assessing clients' massage needs, providing therapeutic treatments, and offering reflexology for relaxation. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the human body through anatomy and physiology, unlocking the potential to enhance movement, circulation, and mental well-being.
Enrol today and embark on a career with compassion, skill development, and unparalleled flexibility.
HLTAID009 - Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid
HLTAID012 - Provide First Aid In An Education And Care Setting
How to become a NDIS Support worker
10am to 3pm, Mullum, $130pp
Considering a career change? Join our comprehensive 1-day workshop, where you'll gain valuable insights and all the necessary information to kickstart your path towards becoming an independent or agency NDIS support worker.
Introduction to Massage
9am - 4pm, Mullum, ACE Funded $0*
Are you fascinated by the human body? Like to learn more about human anatomy and develop the skills to treat your friends and family to the ancient healing art of massage?
This eight week Introduction to Massage course will open your eyes to the fascinating world just under your skin. This introductory course is designed to give you the basic skills to provide massage for friends and family at home.
Memory Recall - Writing your Life
Begin your memoir or just have the time of your life.
Mental Health First Aid (Standard)
9am to 5pm, Byron Bay, ACE Funded $0*
In this internationally recognised training you will learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.
Myofascial Release Massage Part I
Fri 5pm to 9pm, Sat & Sun 9am to 6pm
Add Myofascial Release methods to your existing therapeutic skill-set to deliver an even more in-depth treatment to your friends, family or clients. Used to relieve anything from chronic pain to common complaints such as lower back pain, these 32 myofascial release strokes are easily integrated into your existing routine or offered as a standalone treatment.
Myofascial Release Massage Part III
Friday 5pm to 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am to 6pm, Mullum, ACE Funded $0*
The Myofascial Release Advanced Class represents a real difference from other hands-on modalities in its simplicity, its underlying methodology, the relative ease it takes to learn and become competent, and its immediate effectiveness.
The Upper and Lower Body courses are a pre-requisite to take the Part III.
Nada Yoga with Sanskrit Mantras
9am to 12pm, Mullum, $150pp
Understanding the method for adjusting your own frequency, can fundamentally shift your life! These classes holistically cover breathing and vocal exercises, and the basic knowledge and pronunciation of Sanskrit mantras. After completing this class, you will be able to create your own daily chanting practice to consciously enhance your physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
Practical Swedish Massage Techniques
Reading Psychic Energy
6 April 2024, Saturday
10am to 5pm, Mullum, $170pp
This one-day course offers techniques and practices in Energy Reading via our Psychic Senses. It will cover energy containment, connection and magnetism to open up psychic language abilities and discernment skills. It will include 'the Clairs' (clairvoyance, clairaudience etc.) and how to hold a sacred, clean space for accuracy. We will practice readings for self and others.
Reiki Level 1
Reiki is the gentle Japanese method of hands-on energy healing that works on all levels of a person and is simple to use and easy to learn. You will learn how to Reiki yourself, children, pets and plants. You will receive an attunement into Reiki Level 1, an ancient healing symbol of protection and a certificate on completion. Empower yourself today and bring this ancient healing art into your life.
Reiki Level 2
10am to 5pm, Mullum, ACE Funded $0*
Continue your Reiki journey as we explore the symbols in healing, then learn to draw and use these symbols. We will explore the power of distance healing, house and space clearings and hands on healings. We dive into the chakras and the energy bodies, learning how to balance, cleanse and clear any blocks preventing you from moving forward in your life. Deepen your healing journey through expanding your healing abilities. Pre-requisite - must have completed Reiki Level I.
Reveal Your True Colours
10am to 1pm, Byron Bay, $100pp
Unlock the secrets to the most flattering colours for your skin tone as we reveal your ‘true colours’ in this 3 hour workshop. Have fun creating your personal seasonal colour palettes using an extensive collection of colourful materials, giving you the confidence to shop knowing what colours work for you. Individual printed and digital colour palettes are yours to keep and take home at the end of the workshop.
Self Help For Anxiety
11am to 1pm, Byron Bay, ACE Funded $0*
Enjoy the warmth, care and fun of a therapeutic environment while learning proven strategies to reduce uncontrolled worry and anxiety using group work, Mindfulness and CBT strategies, which are proven to be the most effective and empowering tools to get you back on your feet if you are struggling emotionally.
10am to 3pm, Mullum, ACE Funded $0*
Keen to publish a book? In this relaxed, introductory course, the author of 19 books takes you through some options available for indie authors, from traditional publishers to DIY sites, with a focus on Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (where you format your own eBooks and paperbacks). We'll discuss everything from finishing and editing your book, cover design and barcodes, to author bios and online marketing.
6pm to 8pm, Byron Bay, $235pp
Tap into your inner psyche by learning to read tarot. Read for yourself, friends and family, or start up your own tarot reading business. Learn the tarot archetypes, ancient spreads and the ability to tap into your innate intuitive/psychic faculties. The tarot activates our spiritual intuitiveness and invites us to broaden our self awareness. It helps re-envision pathways available to us, and to others, in fulfilling our unique life pathways.
The Raddest Self Care Course Eva
10am to 12pm, Mullum, $280pp
Rad Self Care is a creative personal adventure! Incorporating beginner friendly art, reflective writing activities, and a sprinkling of easy-to-follow Cassettes 80s dance to address the seven essential areas of self-care: Emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual, social, financial and relational. When we bring sparkles of attention to even one aspect, the whole self benefits.
Transformative Astrology - Basic
10am to 12.30pm, Byron Bay, $250pp
This course is designed for those who are ready to begin an exploration into the world of astrology. For those who are interested in unlocking their full potential and best life! In this introductory astrology course you will learn how to read a natal chart, yours and others. The natal chart is a map of your life, a blueprint of your souls journey. You begin to know all the characters living inside of you, so you can start to intentionally use them and give them energy.
Transforming Your Life With Qigong
8.30am to 9.30am, Byron Bay, $200pp
Learn the basics of the ancient movement form Qigong. This program explores the basics of the practice as well as the philosophy and wisdom of the Dao. This course is suitable for both beginners and more seasoned practitioners.
Urban Permaculture (Part 1)
Urban Permaculture (Part 2 )
9.00am to 3.00pm, Mullum, $350pp
Continue to Learn in Part 2 how to transform your backyard into an edible landscape that is productive and beautiful. Using permaculture principles, we can create a garden that grows enough food for the household with maybe a little more to share or sell.This hands-on course will give you the skills and knowledge to apply this to your own urban patch.Sharon's home in the heart of Mullumbimby town is a demonstration in Urban Permaculture and sustainable living. Her garden is devoted to food production and supplies most of her family's food needs on a typical suburban block.
Yoga over 60s
9.30am to 11 am, Mullum, $
If you'd like to practice Yoga in a safe and welcoming environment and you are over 60, this course if for you! We'll practice some gentle Yoga postures, synchronising movement with breath for a good stretch, body strengthening and mind relaxation. All levels and age over 60s are welcome.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)
9am to 5pm, Mullum, ACE Funded $0*
Adolescence is a time of important change and development. It is also the time when mental health problems can first emerge. During high school years, mental health problems are among the leading causes of falling grades, problems with friends, and relationships, substance use or abuse and they can have lifelong impact. That's where Mental Health First Aid training can help.