Yoga | Pilates | Barre

 

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.

Learn how to deeply relax both your mind and body with Restorative Yoga. Props, like blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps are used so that you are supported in your pose comfortably. The practice is great for anyone looking to slow down, relieve stress, calm the excessive mind chatter, or for those recovering from injuries. Restorative Yoga is also beneficial for insomnia and promoting deep sleep. No yoga experience needed!

 
 

Course Dates

Day Time Dates
Beginners Yoga
Term 1 2020
Thursdays
at Bishopdale
5.30pm – 6.30pm 20 Feb – 9 Apr
Restorative Yoga
Term 1 2020
Thursdays
at Bishopdale
7.30pm – 8.30pm 20 Feb – 9 Apr

 
Yoga courses run for 8 weeks, cost $45 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.

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 1 2020
Tuesdays
at Bishopdale
5.30pm – 6.30pm 18 Feb – 7 Apr
Beginners Pilates
Term 1 2020
Wednesdays
at the Bishopdale
6.30pm – 7.30pm 19 Feb – 8 Apr
Intermediate Pilates
Term 1 2020
Tuesdays
at the Bishopdale
6.30pm – 7.30pm 18 Feb – 7 Apr

 
Pilates courses run for 8 weeks, cost $45 YMCA members/$90 non-members

 

 

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
Beginners Barre
Term 1 2020
Wednesday
at City Y
6.30pm – 7.30pm 19 Feb – 8 Apr

 
Barre courses run for 8 weeks, cost $45 YMCA members/$90 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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