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 1 Tuesdays 6pm – 7pm 13 February 2018
Term 2 Tuesdays 6pm – 7pm 1 May 2018
Term 3 Tuesdays 6pm – 7pm 24 July 2018
Term 4 Tuesdays 6pm – 7pm 16 October 2018
Hatha Yoga – Advanced
Term Day Time Start Date
Term 1 Tuesdays 7pm – 8pm 13 February 2018
Term 2 Tuesdays 7pm – 8pm 1 May 2018
Term 3 Tuesdays 7pm – 8pm 24 July 2018
Term 4 Tuesdays 7pm – 8pm 16 October 2018

 
All Hatha Yoga courses run for 10 weeks, cost $45 YMCA members/$90 non-members, except Term 1 which runs for 9 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

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 1 Beginners – Wednesdays 12pm – 1pm 14 February 2018
Beginners – Thursdays 7pm – 8pm 15 February 2018
Life Fit Introductory – Thursdays 1pm – 2pm 15 February 2018
Pregnancy Pilates – Mondays 7.30pm – 8.30pm 12 February 2018
(no class 2 April)
Term 2 Beginners – Wednesdays 12pm – 1pm 2 May 2018
Beginners – Thursdays 7pm – 8pm 3 May 2018
Pregnancy Pilates – Mondays 7.30pm – 8.30pm 30 April 2018
(no class 4 June)
Term 3 Beginners – Wednesdays 12pm – 1pm 1 August 2018
Beginners – Thursdays 7pm – 8pm 2 August 2018
Pregnancy Pilates – Mondays 7.30pm – 8.30pm 30 July 2018
Term 4 Beginners – Wednesdays 12pm – 1pm 24 October 2018
Beginners – Thursdays 7pm – 8pm 25 October 2018
Life Fit Introductory – Thursdays 1pm – 2pm 25 October 2018
Pregnancy Pilates – Mondays 7.30pm – 8.30pm 29 October 2018

 
Beginners & Pregnancy Pilates courses run for 8 weeks, cost $40 YMCA members/$80 non-members
Life Fit Introductory Pilates courses run for 8 weeks, cost $30 YMCA members/$60 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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