Yoga & Pilates

at Bishopdale

Hatha Yoga

 
Hatha Yoga brings balance and wellbeing to the mind, body and spirit through stretching and strengthening practices (asana). It also releases stress, anxiety and tension and increases energy levels through breathing practices (pranayama) and relaxation and meditation techniques.

By connecting thought, breath and posture Yoga aligns the mental physical and emotional bodies. Yoga practice brings us back to the present moment to still the mind, expand the heart and return to self.

Yoga class in lotus pose in fitness studio at the leisure center


Course Dates

Hatha Yoga – Beginners
Term Day Time Start Date
Term 2 Tuesdays 6pm – 7pm 2 May 2017
Term 3 Tuesdays 6pm – 7pm 25 July 2017
Term 4 Tuesdays 6pm – 7pm 17 October 2017
Hatha Yoga – Advanced
Term Day Time Start Date
Term 2 Tuesdays 7pm – 8pm 2 May 2017
Term 3 Tuesdays 7pm – 8pm 25 July 2017
Term 4 Tuesdays 7pm – 8pm 17 October 2017

 
All Hatha Yoga courses run for 10 weeks, cost $80 YMCA members/$90 non-members

 

 

Pilates

 
Pilates provides a balanced blend of strength and flexibility training, engaging the mind and conditioning the whole body.

Pilates works several muscle groups simultaneously through smooth, continuous motion with a particular focus on strengthening the core or “power house” (abdominal, back and pelvic areas).

Quality of movement rather than quantity is the focus, combining breathing techniques, precision of movement and concentration to enable the body to work as an efficient, holistic system in sport and daily activity.

Group of young women in the gym centre.


Course Dates

Pilates

These courses introduce the fundamentals of Pilates training and are a prerequisite to attending the Pilates intermediate classes (on the group fitness timetable). First class is compulsory.

Term Day Time Start Date
Term 2 Mondays 7:30pm – 8:30pm 1 May 2017
(no class 5 June)
Wednesdays 12pm – 1pm 10 May 2017
Thursdays 7pm – 8pm 11 May 2017
Term 3 Wednesdays 12pm – 1pm 2 August 2017
Thursdays 7pm – 8pm 3 August 2017
Term 4 Mondays 7:30pm – 8:30pm 16 October 2017
Wednesdays 12pm – 1pm 25 October 2017
Thursdays 7pm – 8pm 26 October 2017

 
All Pilates courses run for 8 weeks, cost $70 YMCA members/$80 non-members

 

 

How to Register

You can register and pay online here, please note there is a small booking fee associated with paying online.

Alternatively, you come into the Bishopdale Recreation Centre and sign up at reception.
 

Contact

P 03 359 8320 E recreation@ymcachch.org.nz

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