Courses, Programmes
& Events


 

Courses

Yoga

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.

Course Dates
Day Time Dates
Beginners Yoga
Term 4
Thursdays
at Bishopdale
7pm 4 Nov – 23 Dec

Yoga courses run for 8 weeks, cost $45 YMCA members/$90 non-members Click here to sign up.

 

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).

Learn the fundamental principles of Pilates in our Beginners Course or extend your training by trying out our NEW Power Pilates course!

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 Pilates
Term 4
Tuesdays
at Bishopdale
10.15am 2 Nov – 21 Dec
Beginners Pilates
Term 4
Wednesdays
at Bishopdale
6.45pm 3 Nov – 22 Dec

Pilates courses run for 8 weeks, cost $45 YMCA members/$90 non-members. Click here to sign up.

 

Barre

Challenge your mind and body with a class that combines ballet-inspired moves with elements of pilates, dance, yoga and strength training.

The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.

Also, don’t be surprised if your class incorporates light handheld weights to bring the burn during all those reps, as well as mats for targeted core work. Suitable for all levels.

 
Course Dates
Day Time Start Date
Barre
Term 4
Mondays
at Bishopdale
5.30pm 1 Nov – 20 Dec

Barre courses run for 8 weeks, cost $45 YMCA members/$90 non-members. Click here to sign up.

 

How to Register

You can register and pay online via the buy now links under each course dates section – 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.
 

Workshops & Events

 

Drum & Bass Yoga

Yoga with the lights down and set to the tune of NZ’s finest liquid Drum & Bass music.
 
 
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Watch this space for a LIVE DJ Drum & Bass Yoga event coming on Saturday 19 February!

more details coming soon…
 
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Yoga Workshops

with Jacinda
In term 4 we are running three evenings of in-depth Yoga workshops at YMCA Bishopdale Recreation Centre:

Yoga at Home


Developing a personal practise
Tuesday 26 October
6.30pm – 8.30pm
The beauty of a Yoga practise is that it can be done anywhere and anytime; but often we feel unsure about where to start on our mats without the guidance of a teacher. This workshop will give you the confidence to develop a personal home Yoga practise and in building your own Yoga routines.
 

The Deepest Stretch


Restorative Yoga workshop
Tuesday 16 November
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Learn how to relieve muscle tension in a practise that has also been found to support the immune system, improve sleep, and reduce stress levels. Yoga poses are held from 3-10 minute with the use of props which allow the body to remain comfortably supported whilst going into the deepest of stretches.
 

Just Breathe


Yoga Pranayama workshop
Tuesday 7 December
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Want to improve your lung and heart health, boost your immune system and enhance your mental wellbeing? In Yoga breath control is viewed as synonymous with extending one’s life force. Discover these benefits for yourself by learning key Yoga Pranayama practises along with how and when to apply them.
 
 
All workshops run for two hours with light refreshments provided.
Investment $40 per workshop ($20 for YMCA members) OR all three for $90 ($45 for YMCA members).

Book Online Here

 

 

Contact

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

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