In 2024, Melbourne will host a variety of events designed to promote physical and mental well-being, making it an ideal destination for those looking to recharge and prioritise their health and wellness.

It can be easy to forgo morning pilates classes or evening workouts during winter in favour of staying in bed, but this year, Melbourne is making it easier than ever to get out and about – even in the cold!

Here’s a roundup of some of the most anticipated health and wellness events you should mark on your calendar, from yoga day’s marking the Winter Solstice to weekly outdoor activities running all year long.

World Yoga Day

Friday 21st June

Various venues across Melbourne

Celebrate World Yoga Day on June 21st, a global event dedicated to the wonderful practice of yoga and its numerous benefits for the mind and body. This day also marks the Winter Solstice in Australia, a time to embrace the spirit of hope and renewal.

But wait, what is World Yoga Day?

Established by the United Nations, World Yoga Day aims to raise awareness of the myriad benefits of practising yoga. The day unites yogis worldwide, offering a chance to participate in classes, workshops, and community events.

This year marks the 9th International Day of Yoga, and we’re excited that our wonderful city of Melbourne is taking up the challenge and playing host to a number of events. These are some of our top picks:

Yoga Corner, Melbourne CBD

Level 1/15 McKillop St, Melbourne

People sitting with their eyes closed in a yoga class

Credit: Yoga Corner

Yoga Corner, a luxe yet warmly welcoming studio in the heart of Melbourne, is hosting a series of Candlelit Yoga Classes for World Yoga Day.

Embrace the Winter Solstice in a calming, peaceful studio that dances with flickering candles. Join other yogis in one (or all!) of these sessions:

  • 12:10pm Gentle Flow: A calming session perfect for easing into the day.

  • 5:30pm Vinyasa Flow: A dynamic class to energise your evening.

  • 7pm Hot Yoga Basics: A warming practice to conclude your day.

Just a 16-minute walk or 9-minute bus ride from Dorsett Melbourne, this beautiful studio is the perfect place to visit for a rejuvenating yoga session during your travels.

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Moss Studios, Brunswick

Moss Studios Melbourne, Brunswick

Another major Melbourne World Yoga Day event to keep an eye on is happening at Moss Studios in Brunswick.

Presented by IndoMystic, the evening promises to take yogis through various practices like meditation and sound journey for a truly magical experience. At the end of the night you’ll be treated to a delicious cup of vegan chai tea as you relax and mingle with the other participants.

Moss St Studios is a 22-minute drive from Dorsett Melbourne, but we promise it’s worth the trip.

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Wellness at The LUME

Weekly classes

The LUME, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

A pilates class at The Lume Melbourne with green lighting

Credit: Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

Ever practised yoga inside a renowned art gallery? Now is your chance with Wellness at The LUME, an exciting and awe-inspiring initiative that elevates yoga into a fully immersive and stunning experience.

Immersing yourself in unique wellness experiences at LUME Melbourne is an unforgettable journey for the mind, body, and spirit. The wellness classes offered at LUME are designed to transport attendees to meditative landscapes through a combination of mindfulness and movement.

Each class is set amidst a unique meditative landscape, accompanied by calming soundtracks and a signature perfume, creating a multi-sensory experience that ignites every sense.

With classes held weekly in tranquil settings inspired by themes like the Himalayas, Ocean Floor, and more, attendees have the opportunity to immerse themselves in transformative experiences that nurture both the body and the soul.

Don't miss upcoming classes like Yin Yoga in the Himalayas and Sound Bath in the Blissful Bamboo Garden, where all proceeds will benefit the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation.

Located in Melbourne’s South Wharf just a 10-minute drive or 20-minute tram ride from Dorsett Melbourne, this is one wellness event you won’t want to miss!

Tai Chi at Fed Square

Every Tuesday, 7:30-8:30am, until December 2024

Fed Square, Melbourne

For a gentle yet effective way to enhance your physical and mental health, join the free Tai Chi sessions at Fed Square. Held weekly, these sessions are perfect for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

Under the guidance of experienced instructors, you’ll practise the flowing movements of Tai Chi, known for improving flexibility, balance, and mental clarity.

Tai Chi Melbourne has become a popular activity, attracting a diverse group of participants looking to incorporate the principles of Taoist Tai Chi into their routines.

These free sessions provide an accessible way to experience the benefits of Tai Chi in a communal and supportive environment.

You can get to Fed Square easily from Dorsett Melbourne via a 13-minute drive or 16-minute train ride.

Dorsett Melbourne: Your Wellness Retreat

The sauna in Dorsett Melbourne

After participating in these invigorating events, retreat to the comfort and luxury of Dorsett Melbourne. Ideally located, Dorsett Melbourne offers a range of wellness facilities designed to help you unwind and recharge:

  • Vitality Spaces: Dive into our heated indoor pool for a soothing swim or enjoy a workout in our state-of-the-art gym. Follow it up with a session in our sauna or steam room to melt away stress.

  • Club Lounge: Upgrade your stay to an Executive Room and gain access to the calming, spacious, and restorative Club Lounge. Enjoy a quintessential Melbourne coffee and breakfast featuring fresh seasonal produce. Return in the evening for drinks and canapés as you unwind after your day’s adventures.

  • Prime Location: Located in the heart of Melbourne and close to major public transport stops, Dorsett Melbourne offers easy access to all the health and wellness events happening around the city.

Whether you’re heading to Fed Square for Tai Chi or The LUME for a yoga or pilates session, you’ll find it convenient to travel from your executive accommodation.

Visit Melbourne for Health and Wellness This Year

View of the Melbourne skyline and river from Dorsett Melbourne

Melbourne’s 2024 calendar is packed with exciting health and wellness events that cater to all levels of fitness and interest.

From celebrating World Yoga Day to experiencing the innovative Wellness at The LUME and the peaceful practice of Tai Chi at Fed Square, there’s something for everyone.

Make the most of these opportunities and complement your experience with a stay at Dorsett Melbourne, where comfort and well-being are prioritised to ensure you return home rejuvenated and inspired.

Book your stay at Dorsett Melbourne and take the first step towards a healthier, happier you!