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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

Free Workshops on Positive Men’s Mental Health

‘One For The Blokes’ are practical workshops running in Christchurch and Wellington on the subject of positive men’s mental health.

The aim is to ‘discuss how we get bogged down and what happens in our body and brain when this occurs’.

The next 4 workshops will be held at :

29th October 1-3pm at Worksafe, 351 Lincoln Road.

29th October 5.30 – 7.30pm at Triex, 49 Carlyle St, Sydenham

30th October 8.30am -10.30am at Kiwi Family Trust, 420 St Asaph St.

30th October 12 noon to 2pm, at Kiwi Family Trust, 420 St Asaph St.

If you’re interested please contact Trish Knight on trishk100@gmail.com or 021 130 8087. 

Nutrition for Health

Do you want to learn five simple strategies to lose weight without really having to think too hard?  How about learning about the role of carbohydrate in your diet, particularly around exercise.

The Good News…Carbohydrate is Good!  Fat is Good!  Protein is Good!  It’s how much and when we choose to eat them that can be our downfall.  (That kinda means you can have your cake and eat it too…)

The RecCentre is delighted to be hosting Dr Nick Kimber on campus on Wednesday October 21st at 1pm.  Dr Nick will be chatting to us for one hour about the role carbohydrate plays in our nutrition, and giving us five simple strategies to put into our daily lives to achieve our weight loss and health goals.

Dr Nick is a respected nutritionist, lecturer, presenter and author in the New Zealand Health & Fitness Industry.   He presented a nutrition seminar for us mid-year, to thirty odd keen and eager listeners.  We received great feedback around his session, so we are hosting him again.

This session is open to anyone, at the subsidized cost of $10.  If you’d like to register, please contact us at the UC RecCentre.  We can take credit/debit card payment over the phone, or just pop over the river on a healthy lunchtime walk and visit us.