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Our Classes

For Adults

We would love you to come along and try our classes. All women are welcome and we aim to keep them affordable. We have wonderful facilitators who are welcoming, encouraging and provide a supportive learning environment. If you have any ideas on classes you would like to see us run or have a skill you would like to teach others please feel free to get in touch with us. 

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Bellydancing

Mondays for 6 weeks from 13th May

7.30 to 8.30pm.  $50.00

This class is a fun low impact dance exercise suitable for all fitness levels, shapes and sizes. This is a wonderful way to improve your balance and maintain joint function. These classes are held at Anitas Dance Academy in King Street and facilitated by Charmaine Seccombe.

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Calm Yourself - Managing Anxiety 

Friday 10th May 12 noon to 2.30pm $10.00

Introduction to some of the simple and wonderful techniques available to change your response to anxiety.  Understanding how the brain is "causing" anxiety and how by committing to some simple practices will help overcome and change it with some simple techniques.  Bring a curious mind to this hands-on workshop to learn tried and true methods to change the way your mind is working and start to take control of your mood.  The facilitator includes in her portfolio The Havening and Neuro Linguistic Programming and has experience in these, and many more modalities that work with brain training and mind management.  Her background includes using these tools in her response to a mild brain injury and brings passion and personal experience to the sharing of these techniques.  Facilitated by Caroline Welkins and held at the Upper Hutt Women's Centre. 

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Fusion Workout

Thursdays for 6 weeks from 9th May 

10.30 to 11.30am $45 or $8 casuals.

A total workout for all ages and fitness levels combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility. This class incorporates fun dance movements, light hand weights and total barre technique - loads of fun guaranteed ! Please bring our own mat. The classes are held at Anitas Dance Academy and run by Anita Perin-Zgomba.

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Line Dancing

Wednesdays for 8 weeks from 8th May 

10.30am to 11.30am $50 for or $8 casuals.

These classes are based on ballroom and latin dancing with a line dancing twist. Its a popular class making physical activity fun ! The classes are held at Anitas Dance Academy and run by Anita Perin-Zgomba.

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Love to Sing

Wednesdays from 1st May

10.00am to 11.00am $5 per class

Singing is an incredible way to reduce stress, improve your mood and bring some fun into your day. It can benefit you physically, emotionally, socially and psychologically. This class is for absolutely everyone - from those of you who feel you can't sing or lack confidence to sing, through to women who are confident singers.  This class is held at The Spot on Fergusson Drive and run by Joanne Roelofs.

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Pilates

 Wednesdays for 8 weeks from 8th May 7.30 to 8.30pm

$50 or $8 casuals

Fridays for 6 weeks from 10th May 10.00am to 10.45am

$45 or $8 casuals

Pilates is a fantastic way to move the body in different directions to help you perform at your best whether it be in the gym, on the sports field, or to help you do your everyday tasks with ease. In these classes we will work through a whole body flow to leave you feeling centred, aligned and strong. Some options will be given to modify positions and you are welcome to select what is right for you.  Classes are facilitated by Chelsea Mortiboy (Wednesday) and Penny Ebbrell (Friday) and held at Anita's dance Academy.

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Raranga Harakeke

Friday 24th May 9.30am to 1.30pm OR

Friday 21st June 9.30am to 1.30pm

This term we will be running 2 weaving workshops.  Come along to one of our 4 hour workshops where you will begin preparing the flax ready to weave, then make some puti puti (flowers) and continue on to make a kono (4-sided basket).  The price is $40 per person which includes all materials.  Facilitated by Mihi Topou and held at the Upper Hutt Women's Centre.

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Sewing

Mondays for 6 weeks from 13th May 11.30am to 1.30pm 

Both beginners and people wishing to build on their existing skills are welcome to these classes. If you are a beginner the classes will involve learning how to sew ie practising sewing in lines and experimenting with the different stitches and cutting out fabric. You will complete a basic cushion cover with a zip fastening and are then welcome to bring along a project of your own choice. We have machines available to use or you are welcome to bring along your own. These classes are held at the women's centre and facilitated by Patrice Williams.  

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Macrame

Fridays for 2 weeks, 10th & 17th May from 9.30am to 11.30am

$40 for the 2 weeks which includes all materials. 

Staff at the Women's Centre are loving this macrame revival and excited to be offering a workshop suitable for beginners and those with experience.  Learn the knots to make a simple key-ring and then make a beautiful wall hanging.  Guaranteed to be enjoyable and very addictive.  All materials are included in the cost of just $40.00.   Held at the Upper Hutt Women’s Centre

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Total Barre Classes

Tuesdays  for 9 weeks from 7th May from 6.30 to 7.30pm

 Thursdays  for 9 weeks from 9th May from 10.30am to 11.30am.

$55 for 9 weeks or $8 for casuals

These classes are ballet inspired with a focus on strength, flexibility, stamina and core stability. They are a great way to sculpt and tone your muscles. Everyone is welcome and no prior dance experience is necessary. These classes are held at Anitas Dance Academy and are facilitated by Phoebe Asprey.

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Yoga for Greater Mobility

Mondays for 9 weeks from 29th April 10.00 to 11.00am

$50 for 9 weeks or $8 for casuals

This is a gentle seated class focusing on breath and movement, ending with a relaxing meditation.  Facilitated by Janine Sarney and held at the Womens Centre.

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Yoga for Better Health and Energy

Mondays for 8 weeks from 6th May 6.30 to 7.30pm $50

or $8 for casuals

 Fridays for 6 weeks from 17th May 6.30 to 7.30pm $40

 or $8 for casuals

A great way to improve your health and energy which focuses on flexibility, balance, strength, breathing, relaxation, and meditation. Classes are for six weeks from the week beginning  the  6th May and 17th May. Facilitated by Jannine Sarney and held at Anita’s Dance Academy.

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Zumba Step Classes

Tuesdays  for 8 weeks from 14th May 7.30 to 8.30pm

$50 for eight weeks or $8 for casuals

An uplifting cardio workout which burns fat, builds muscle and improves fitness. You will be stepping up, over and around an adjustable step - superb for your balance, agility and coordination. These classes are held at Anitas Dance Studio and facilitated by Candice Terblance Maritz.

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