Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Syndicate content

Adults

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

Fitness for Beginners

This class is for you if you are new to exercise or have limitations and want to experience the “fun in fitness” while getting a full-body workout. 

Thu          April 18 – May 22              6:45am - 7:30am                6/$36 $8 Drop In

Wed         April 17 – May 23              8:00pm - 8:45pm                6/$36 $8 Drop In

W & T       April 17 – May 23 8:00pm – 8:45pm (W) 6:45 am –7:30 am (Th) 12 / $60

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   May 6 – July 8     5pm – 6pm   8/$80 $12 Drop-in  No Class May 20 and July 1

M   July 15 – Aug 26  5pm – 6pm   6/$60 $12 Drop-in  No Class Aug 5

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  Apr 10 – May 15   6pm – 7pm   6/$48

W  May 22– Jun 26    6pm – 7pm   6/$48

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

T   Apr 2                 10:15 am – 11:15 am  Free Trial Class

T   Apr 9 – May 14   10:15 am – 11:15 am  6/$48

T   May 21 – Jun 25 10:15 am – 11:15 am  6/$48

   


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 McMillan, Prenatal certified

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 

M   April 1 – June 10   5:30 pm – 6:30 pm   7/$70

(No classes April 22, May 20)

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   June 22   10am – 12:30pm   1/$35 ($45 after June 15)

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   May 18   10am -12:30pm   1/$35 ($45 after May 11)

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). 

Instructor Jill Moran

Th   Apr 18 – June 6   7pm – 8pm   8/$80


LEARN FOR LIFE

The Messages Your Body is Telling You - Are You Listening? 

Many people go through life with aches and pains and consider that to be normal. Well, what if it isn’t? What if these aches and pains are messages from your body telling you what it needs to be healthy? In this one hour presentation, learn about what some of those messages might be and what you can do about them. Instructor Helen Dougherty

Mon   May 13   6pm – 7pm   1/$15

Healing and Restorative Herbs 

Did you know that herbs can boost your health and improve your overall wellbeing? In this 3 hour workshop you will learn how to mix herbs for flavour and for health! Learn how to prepare fresh and dry herbs and best of all you will go home with a couple of your own herb preparations designed for you. Instructor Helen Dougherty

Mon   May 27   5pm – 8pm   1/$30


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   10am – 3pm   Free

Increasing your Vitality

Discover the mysteries of balancing health and wellness - body, mind, heart and spirit. Overcome the challenges of building and retaining abundant energy reserves. Learn how to let go of exhaustion. Plan how to thrive when you are both alone and in community!  Great for all ages! Instructor: Kimber Leigh Kara

M    May 6 – June 17    10am – 12pm   $200/4 sessions

Th   Mar 21 – April 25   10am – 12pm   $200/4 sessions


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