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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

 

GROOVE

BREAK OUT OF THE FITNESS BOX!  Groove movements are purpose and music-driven and are designed to build strength, cardio and flexibility.  Learn easy and simple moves to different dance styles including Jazz, Latin, Contemporary, Swing, African, Hip Hop and many more. This is a multi-level class, no experience necessary, perfect for any age. If you can move, you can GROOVE.  Instructor: Melanie Langman

54900 M     Jan 8 – Marc 12    7:30pm-8:30pm  7/$70 No class Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12

 

Prenatal Yoga  

Expectant mothers, 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.  This class is appropriate for both new and experienced students. Classes can be pro-rated. Instructor:  Angela Watt, Prenatal certified

54918 Tu    Jan 9 – Feb 13     5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 6/$60

54919 Tu    Feb 20 – Mar 13   5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 4/$40

 

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

54939 M     Nov 6 – Dec 11     5:15pm – 6:15pm 5/$50 No class Nov 13

54940 M     Jan 8 – Mar 5        5:15pm – 6:15pm 8/$80

 

XL-Yoga

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

54952 Th     Oct 26 – Nov 30 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 6/$60

54953 Th     Jan 18 – Feb 22 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 6/$60

 

Yin Yoga by Candlelight      

A nourishing 2 hour Yin Yoga workshop to celebrate Solstice and the return of the light.  We’ll focus on soothing and grounding postures that help turn off the overdrive switch, and turn on the heal & re-charge response. A “metta" (loving kindness) practice and inspiring readings further support this deeply nourishing mini-retreat.

54943 Th Dec 14 6:30pm – 8:30pm 1/$25

54944 F Jan 19 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 1/$25

 

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

54903 W     Nov 1 – Dec 6     6p.m. – 7p.m. 6/$48

54904 W     Jan 10                6p.m. – 7p.m. Free Trial Class

54905 W     Jan 17 – Mar 7    6p.m. – 7p.m. 8/$64

 

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 for beginners, active older adults and other participants who may need program modifications. Instructor: Ximena Londono

54910 Tu     Oct 31 – Dec 5    9:30am – 10:30am 6/$48    

54909 Tu     Jan 9                  9:30am – 10:30am Free Trial Class

54906 Tu     Jan 16 – Mar 6    9:30am – 10:30am 8/$64


LEARN FOR LIFE

Spanish Language for Beginners

In this introductory class, learn basic vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, as well as idioms and expressions that you will need to travel comfortably in Spanish speaking countries. 

54911 Th    Sept 21-Nov 9     6:30 pm – 7:30 pm  8/$70

54912 Th    Jan 18-Mar 8       6:30 pm – 7:30 pm  8/$70

 

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. You will learn how to cover a cake in fondant and shown simple fondant decorations.

54914 W    Nov 1 – Dec 6      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm  6/$70     


WORKSHOPS

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Irritable Bowel Disease and Celiac Disease

Learn why food sensitivities and allergies are becoming more prevalent and the differences between each condition, the specific testing required, and natural tips to support a healthy and functional digestive system. Presenter Dr. Jennifer Gratton, Naturopathic Physician at Coastal Roots Health Centre.   Suggested donation of $10, with proceeds supporting Burnside Gorge family programs. 

54954 T    Nov 21               7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm

 

Thyroid Conditions

Learn what can lead to thyroid imbalances, proper testing and natural tips to supporting thyroid function. Presenter Dr. Jennifer Gratton, Naturopathic Physician at Coastal Roots Health Centre. Suggested donation of $10, with proceeds supporting Burnside Gorge family programs.

54956 T     Feb  6               7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 

 

Memory - Proven Skills for Brainpower - part of the Brain Power Workshop Series

Tap into the latest brain research.  Uncover practice tips from the experts. Go from good to great in practical ways. Learn important motivational skills used by memory super-athletes to keep you going once the workshop is over. 

54936 M   Nov 20     6:30pm – 8:30pm     1/$20

 

Better Habits to Make the Difference - part of the Brain Power Workshop Series

Find out the surprising things brain researchers and psychologists are learning about habits and willpower. In the workshop, you learn how to apply these new “habit discoveries" to your advantage in step-by-step fashion. 

54937 M   Nov 27     6:30pm – 8:30pm     1/$20

 

Develop Assertiveness to Handle Everyday Situations Better

Workshops lead by Dr. William Gray

Workshop 1 - Begin to develop Assertiveness as a new competency. Instruction + role plays will help you to begin thinking and acting assertively so your needs and the needs of others are met. 

Workshop 2 - Practicing Assertiveness to replace Submissiveness or Aggressiveness. You will also “unlearn” why you act in these less effective way – so you can stop this. 

54920 M    Nov 20 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  

          M    Nov 27 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 2/$60

 


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