Yoga & Pilates


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

Day Time Start Date
Beginners – Term 4 Fridays
at Bishopdale with Maira
5.30pm – 6.30pm 26 October 2018
Life Fit – Term 4 Tuesdays
at Bishopdale with Teresa
12pm – 1pm 23 October 2018

 
Hatha Yoga courses run for 8 weeks, cost $40 YMCA members/$80 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

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.

Day Time Start Date
Beginners – Term 4 Fridays
at Bishopdale with Teresa
12pm – 1pm 26 October 2018
Beginners – Term 4 Wednesdays
at the City Y with Roger
5.30pm – 6.30pm 24 October 2018

 
Beginner Pilates courses run for 8 weeks, cost $40 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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