Yoga | Pilates

 

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 Class Duration Dates
Beginners Yoga
Term 2 2020
Tuesdays
at Bishopdale
5.30pm – 6.25pm 55 minutes 12 May – 30 Jun
Restorative Yoga
Term 2 2020
Tuesdays
at Bishopdale
6.30pm – 7.25pm 55 minutes 12 May – 30 Jun

Yoga courses run for 8 weeks, cost $45 YMCA members/$90 non-members – Buy Online via links below

 

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 Pilates Barre 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 Class Duration Start Date
Beginners Pilates
Term 2 2020
Wednesdays
at Bishopdale
6.30pm – 7.25pm 55 minutes 13 May – 1 Jul
Beginners Pilates
Term 2 2020
Thursdays
at the Bishopdale
5.30pm – 6.25pm 55 minutes 14 May – 2 Jul
Beginners Pilates
Term 2 2020
Fridays
at the Bishopdale
10am – 10.55am 55 minutes 15 May – 3 Jul

Pilates courses run for 8 weeks, cost $45 YMCA members/$90 non-members – Buy Online via links below

 

Pilates Barre

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

Exercises will 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 Class Duration Start Date
Pilates Barre
Term 2 2020
Thursdays
at Bishopdale
6.30pm – 7.25pm 55 minutes 14 May – 2 Jul

Pilates Barre courses run for 8 weeks, cost $45 YMCA members/$90 non-members – Buy Online via links below

 

Workshops

Postnatal Pilates Workshop

Saturday 18 April
10am – 12pm

Learn how to use Pilates exercises to safely strengthen, realign and get back into shape after having a baby in our Postnatal Pilates workshop.

  • Increase your Pilates exercise knowledge
  • Learn exercises safe for Diastasis Recti
  • Establish an effective Postnatal Pilates home practise
  • Emphasis on Pilates for Pelvic Floor
  • Postnatal exercise and nutrition Q&A
  • Nutritious snacks provided!

Presenter/Instructor
Erin Waldron
As well as being a qualified Pilates instructor and Personal Trainer Erin Waldron holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition) and recently became a Mother herself to a beautiful baby boy.

Cost
$30 YMCA members | $40 non-members

Register
Contact Jacinda to register – jacinda@ymcachch.org.nz


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.

Contact

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

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