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NOTES, CLOSURES & UPDATES 

Click here for Adult Programs for ages 50+ 

Pre-registration is required for all programs unless noted, and payment is required at the time of registration.  Great programs get cancelled if there are not enough registered participants – register early to avoid disappointment.  

Payment may be made by cash, cheque, credit card (VISA & MC), Debit or City of Victoria LIFE credits.

City of Victoria LIFE credits are welcome for select programs. Call Crystal Pool to find out more about the LIFE program at 250-361-0732. 

*Please note: information here and in the City of Victoria Active Living Guide are subject to change - please call us at 250-388-5251 for the most current info on our programs. 


Community Corner

Income Assistance Support

Need to talk with someone about your Income Assistance file? There is now a Ministry of Social Development Worker available here on Thursday mornings, except on cheque issue weeks. By appointment only so please call us at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre at 250-388-5251.

Free Legal Clinic, Tuesday, 2-3pm 
Legal advice is provided free of charge during a 15-minute appointment. All legal questions welcome. By appointment only so please call us at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre at 250-388-5251 or stop by our Front Desk at 471 Cecelia Rd during office hours. 


HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Zumba

Join us for one of the fastest growing Latin dance-inspired fitness crazes across the world! People of all ages are falling in love with its infectious music, easy-to-follow dance moves and body-sculpting benefits. Come dance to the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, Mambo and other Latin beats. This is a fitness class you will not want to miss! Instructor: Ximena Londono

W     Jan 23 – Mar 13     6pm – 7pm      8/$64 $10 drop in

 

Zumba Gold and Yoga

Always wanted to Zumba but thought it might be too much for you? This class combines gentle Zumba Gold dance and fitness moves with yoga stretches, breathing exercises and deep relaxation. It is ideal for beginners, active older adults and other participants who may need program modifications. Instructor: Ximena Londono

T    Jan 22 – Mar 12   10:15am – 11:15am    8/$64 $10 drop in

 

Strong by Zumba

Perfect for those who want to party, but put extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles! The challenge of adding resistance by using Zumba® Toning Sticks (or light weights), helps you focus on specific muscle groups including arms, core and lower body. This class is open to everyone, no previous dance or Zumba class experience necessary. Instructor: Sylvie Dowse

M    Mar 4 – April 29*     5pm – 6pm     8/$80    $12 Drop in    *No Class April 22

 

Family Boot Camp

Need a place to workout while your kids are with you? Look no further! Family Bootcamp is all about being active with your children around!

Enjoy fun, challenging workouts while your baby is by your side and your older children run around in play, or are near you trying out the moves too! All fitness levels are welcome!

Wed     Jan 9 – Feb 13     9:30 am – 10:30 am     $10 Drop In

Wed     Feb 20 – Mar 27   9:30 am – 10:30 am     $10 Drop In

 

Cardio Blast

Rev up your morning up as you burn calories and build endurance for a stronger body. This class is for you if you want a fast and effective workout that gets the heart pumping and muscles moving. Best suited for an intermediate-advanced fitness level but can be modified for most levels.

Th       Feb 28 - April 4     6:45am - 7:30 am         6/$36 $8 Drop In

W        Feb 27 - April 3     8-8:45pm                      6/$36  $8 Drop In

W&T    Feb 27 – April 4     8-8:45pm (W) 6:45-7:30am (T) 12 / $60

 

Iaido

Iaido is a martial art most closely associated with the Samurai of Japan. It is not a contact fighting martial art, nor is it a sparring sport. Iaido is for your personal physical and mental improvement through introspection and the use of a precision weapon, honing your concentration and focus through physical techniques. Beginners will require a Bokuto (wooden sword) that may be borrowed from the instructor (please contact the centre to arrange).

T        Feb 12 – Mar 12    6:30-8pm    5/$20   $5 Drop In

T        Apr 9 – June 11     6:30-8pm    10/$40 $5 Drop In


YOGA

Prenatal Yoga

This friendly, supportive class will include safe and gentle movements, preparing your body for birth. Focus will be placed on strengthening deep core muscles, releasing tension and rejuvenating your entire body. These gentle asanas will benefit your spine, uterus and pelvic floor, and increase overall comfort.  Connect with other moms-to-be in your community as you enjoy the benefits of this popular class. This class is appropriate for both new and experienced students. Classes can be pro-rated. Instructor:  Angela Watt, Prenatal certified

T     Feb 5 – Mar 12      5:15 pm – 6:15 pm     6/$60

T     April 2 – May 7      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm     6/$60

T     May 14 - June 18   5:30 pm – 6:30 pm     6/$60

 

Hatha Flow Yoga

Start your week off with this rejuvenating Hatha Yoga class! This class is perfect for anyone who is looking to expand their physical frontiers. We will combine breathe work, physical postures, and stretching. The relaxing pace will be suitable for beginners, those with limitations, and experienced student! Instructor: Angela McMillan (Watt)

M   Feb 4 – Mar 11*      5:15 pm – 6:15 pm     5/$50

M   April 1 – June 10*   5:15 pm – 6:15 pm     7/$70

*No classes Jan 21 & 28, Feb 11, April 22, May 20

 

XL-Yoga 

Yoga for large people taught by a large person.  The benefits of yoga – increased balance, flexibility, stamina, and relaxation are wonderful for everybody. We’ll make the poses work for our bodacious and strapping bods using modifications and props (bolsters, blankets, and straps). 

Th     Jan 10 - Feb 28     7:00 pm – 8:00 pm     8/$80 

Th     Mar 7 - April 11     7:00 pm – 8:00 pm     6/$60

 

Mid-Day Flow Yoga
Flow yoga is a practice in which the postures are linked with the breath in a flowing sequence, one posture gracefully flowing into the other. Practiced mindfully and with attention to alignment, this practice calms the mind, increases flexibility, strength and balance. Instructor Cedar Sorensen
T            Jan 29 - Feb 26                12:00 pm - 1:00 pm                 5/$50 $12 Drop In
T            Mar 5 - Apr 9                   12:00 pm - 1:00 pm                 5/$50 $12 Drop In  

 

Bringing your practice Home
Learn the components that make up a safe & beneficial home yoga practice. We'll cover essential aspects of a well-rounded yoga practice, including breath, joint health, strengthening & building flexibility and stamina, and the importance of relaxation.  
Instructor Cedar Sorensen
Sat      10am -12:30pm            May 18       1/$35 ($45 after May 11)

SURYA NAMASKARA: Salute to the Sun, Step by Step
learn 2 variations of the sun salutations: breaking down each of the postures and the transitions between the postures of the Suryanamaskar series. These alternating backward and forward bending asanas flex and stretch the spinal column and limbs through their maximum range.  Learning this sequence and practicing it regularly is one of the quickest ways to obtain a supple body.
Instructor Cedar Sorensen
Sat     10am – 12:30pm     June 22        1/$35 ($45 after June 15)


LEARN FOR LIFE

Beginner Cake Decorating
Learn how to decorate cake and other delicious treats. Basic skills like icing a cake and cupcakes will be shown. Piping different borders, flowers, and different creative buttercream designs will be taught. Instructor Lauren Hoffert
W      Feb 6 – Feb 20       6:30 pm – 8:00 pm                           3/$40

Intermediate Cake Decorating
In this class you will use and refine the skills you already have or gained from the beginner course. Students will also be introduced to how to cover a cake in fondant and shown simple fondant decorations
Th        Feb 7 – Feb 21     6:30 pm – 8:00 pm                         3/$40

Income Tax Clinics- Free
Our Revenue Canada Volunteer income Tax program will serve those with simple tax filing for the 2018 year. We can help students, newcomers, persons with low income or older adults. To book an appointment with one of our volunteers please call reception 250 388 5251


ADULT WORKSHOPS

May is better Hearing Month

Join us for free hearing assessments and advice on adjusting or purchasing hearing aids. Facilitated by Miracle Ear

W     May 8      10:00am - 3:00pm      Free

 


Click here for Adult Programs for ages 50+ 

Information here and in the City of Victoria Active Living Guide are subject to change - please call the Burnside Gorge Community Centre at 250-388-5251 for the most current info on our programs. 

City of Victoria LIFE credits are welcome for select programs. Call Crystal Pool to find out more about the LIFE program at 250-361-0732. 

Please note: The Burnside Gorge Community Association facilities are closed on stat holidays