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Staff only yoga and meditation courses

Come along to Staff Only Yoga.

Registrations are now open for the third round of Staff Yoga 2016.

These courses are dedicated to UC staff only, with a maximum of 20 people to allow for more personalised teaching and alignment adjustments in a nice, private space. The courses run in an eight week block and start during the week beginning Monday 11 July.  Courses will be led by either John Squire or Sabine Steinegg.

Option 1 – Tues 5:15pm KA04 (Kirkwood Village)

Option 2 – Tues 6:30pm KA04 (Kirkwood Village)

Option 3 – Wed 1:00pm DW1 (Jack Mann Auditorium, Dovedale)

Meditation through Yin Yoga

Registrations also open for our meditation course. This course aims to teach you simple techniques to breathe, move and meditate to help lower stress levels and contribute to your overall health and well-being. Each practice will be taught using the Yin Yoga style, which is much slower and more mindful.  The course runs in a six week block from Sunday 17 July – Sunday 21 August and is lead by the lovely Sabine.

Option 1 – Sun 6:15pm KA04 (Kirkwood Village)

How to register

Both Staff Yoga and Meditation are open to all UC staff members, no membership required.

To register, either pop into the Rec Centre and sign up with one of our receptionists. Otherwise you can give us a call on ext 8434 and we can register you over the phone. Payment must be taken at the time of booking.

Feel free email any questions you might have through to: Danielle.Mather@canterbury.ac.nz

Recreation centre, various classes set up by staff for marketing services, 20.10.15 Client, Kat Henderson, Rec Centre.

Run Canterbury – 12 Week Running Challenge

Prepare to take on either a 10km, half, or full marathon in the Christchurch Marathon Event, Sunday 5 June 2016. Get a support package from the team at UC Sport.

For full details check out our website at http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/sport/runcanterbury

UC sport

Register online today, introductory meeting is Monday 6pm 14th March in KA04, and the first group pack run is Tuesday 15th March 5.15pm.

Support package includes:

  • Comprehensive online training and support programme through Training Peaks.
  • Group runs lead by pack leaders every Tuesday and Thursday at 5.15pm to keep you motivated (beginner, intermediate, and advanced running groups available).
  • Free high quality BLK running T-shirt worth $50.
  • We’ll even pay for your entry fee in the Tai Tapu 10 or 15km road race as part of your build up!
  • 3km time trial to determine your appropriate training group.
  • Discounted sports lab testing.
  • Discounted shoes and running gear from our partners The Frontrunner.
  • Rehydration sponsored by SOS Rehydrate.
  • Seminars included on Nutrition, Race Day Prep.
  • Weekly email support with motivational and training advice.
  • Over 15 years experience running this programme – hundreds of satisfied runners.

Fill out our online registration form today or download a brochure and register at UC Sport’s offices you will be able to pay by EFTPOS or credit card.

The Investment

We’re confident you won’t find a better price for this much training advice and support!

  • UC Staff and Students $80
  • Community Members $120
  • Previous participant $70
  • Paying off the programme through installments is no problem and can be organised with Matt Ingram (matthew.ingram@canterbury.ac.nz).

For more information contact:

Matt Ingram, T: 03 369 3137, E: matthew.ingram@canterbury.ac.nz or pop into the UC Sport office KD2 Kirkwood Village

Lastly please “Like” our Run Canterbury Facebook Page!

UC Staff Yoga and Meditation Courses

Staff Yoga

Registrations are now open for the first round of Staff Yoga 2016.

These courses are dedicated to UC staff only, with a maximum of 20 people to allow for more personalised teaching and alignment adjustments in a nice, private space. The courses run in an eight week block and start during the week beginning Mon 8th Feb.  Courses will be led by either John Squire or Sabine Steinegg.

Opt 1 – Tues 5:15pm KA04 (Kirkwood Village)

Opt 2 – Wed 1pm DD02 (Dovedale Village)

Opt 3 – Tues 6:30pm KA04 (Kirkwood Village)

Meditation through Yin Yoga 

Registrations also open for our Meditation course. This course aims to teach you simple techniques to breath, move and meditate to help to lower stress levels and contribute to your overall health and wellbeing. Each session will also consist of a short Yin Yoga practice. The course runs in a six week block from Sunday 28 February to Sunday 10 April at 6:15pm (opt1) and is lead by the lovely Sabine.

Click on the course titles above to find out more details about each course.

Both Staff Yoga and Meditation are open to all UC staff members, no membership required. To register, either pop into the Rec Centre and sign up with one of our Receptionists. Otherwise you can give us a call on ext 8434 and we can register you over the phone. Payment must be taken at the time of booking.

Feel free email any questions you might have through to Danielle.Mather@canterbury.ac.nz

Staff Yoga and Meditation Courses

Staff Yoga

We are currently taking registrations for our next Staff Yoga course. These courses are dedicated to UC staff only, with a maximum of 20 people to allow for more personalised teaching and alignment adjustments in a nice, private space. The courses run in an eight week block from Tuesday 15 September to Tuesday 3 November and will be led by John Squire. Please note that there are two times to choose from: 5.15pm (only 1 spot left!) or 6.30pm.

Meditation

Registrations also open for our Meditation course. This course aims to teach you simple techniques to breath, move and meditate to help to lower stress levels and contribute to your overall health and wellbeing. The course runs in a six week block from Sunday 20 September to Sunday 25 October at 6:15pm (opt1) and is lead by the lovely Sabine.

Click on the courses above to find out more details about each course.

Both Staff Yoga and Meditation are open to all UC staff members, no membership required. To register, either pop into the Rec Centre and sign up with one of our Receptionists. Otherwise you can give us a call on ext 8434 and we can register you over the phone. Payment is taken at the time of booking, so please have your card details handy.

Feel free to post any questions in the comment section below or email to Danielle.Mather@canterbury.ac.nz

Be Fit and Healthy for Spring

Spring is here….which means Summer is just around the corner.  What does that mean to you?  We may have had a wee break from our healthy selves for winter (or part of winter), or we may have soldiered on with rigid routine.  Everyone is different, which is something we celebrate over this side of the river.

Maybe you’ve got a special walk or outdoor activity or challenge  planned for the Christmas break, where it might just be a little bit easier if you were a little fitter, bendier, healthier, lighter or stronger?  The staff at the RecCentre are experts at helping you find a way to fit in the exercise you need to reach your goals, in the shortest time possible.  Gone are the days of 2-3 hours in the gym…new training methods means workouts can be fun, and they can be done in just 45mins!

We’ve got a great special on offer for the month of September for all UC Staff.  Join for 3months for just $109  – that’s the normal price – and we’ll gift you an extra month for free!   We’ll also throw in a free SteerMe personalised programme to get you on your way, valued at $25.

But wait, there’s more….all staff who join in September go in to the draw to win their membership back! (up to the value of a 3month membership only, $109).

So, what are you waiting for?  You can sign up online from your desk, or you can pop over and have a look around first.    Not sure?  Contact Kat Henderson for a free week pass to see if it’s for you.  So gather up your colleagues and come join our UC community gym.

For more information, see our website or give us a call.