PEPSA Gentle Exercise

These are really good exercise classes set to music and offer an invigorating workout for seniors. Each class consists of a good all round movement workout, followed by exercises for mobility, balance and postural control. Traditional elements of yoga, pilates and more general movement are utilised in this part of the class. The instructor is … Continued

YMCA Over Fifties Programme

Light paced gentle exercise with qualified supportive instructors and enjoyable social activities. A great combination of fit, friendly, fun: * Pilates – Bishopdale , day * Exercise to Music – City & Bishopdale * Y’s City Walking for fitness using Hagley Park – and greater Christchurch area, city YMCA only * Sit & Be Fit … Continued

Risingholme Community Centre Inc.

Office hours are 9am to 4pm Mondays to Fridays, the office is closed on all public holidays, leave a message on the answerphone if you need to contact them. The Centre offers a wide variety of classes/courses, workshops, groups, clubs and other activities each term. Information is available on the above website & at all … Continued

Women’s Centre ( Womens Centre )

A quiet women-only space where women can drop in for a coffee, chat, information or just time out. One to one support from Centre Co-ordinator or one of their skilled Support Workers. A call-in line for women in crisis, to talk with a skilled worker. Advocacy (e.g. supporting clients in contact with CYF, WINZ, the … Continued

Pioneer Leisure Centre

Website: or Look on website for updated times etc. Offer a wide range of fitness programmes either in our Fitness Centre or part of our Group Exercise programme – Aquafit (exercises to music in the water), Easi Fit (a combination of easy low impact moves for the beginner), Gentle Exercise (suitable for the … Continued

Laughter Yoga

Breathing, gentle stretching, laughter and relaxation exercises. Reduces stress and tension. Can have a big impact on health and wellbeing. Important for people who don’t get a lot of aerobic exercise or are depressed. Open Community class 11am Sunday at the Scottish Society Centre (corner of Caledonian and Edgeware Roads) Cost $3. Seating available.

The Yoga Place

Ring Jo or Email her to find out about the classes.   The  Yoga Place is a spacious and serene studio in Somerfield.  The classes include Pregnancy yoga, gentle yoga for seniors and beginners and general classes.

Christchurch East Yoga

Information: The studio is situated at 38 Bowhill Road, North New Brighton. Classes specialise in restorative and iyengar yoga. Classes every day of the week including ‘Yoga Basics’ for older people Classes are 90 minutes duration For further information regarding times contact Colleen on the number included. Or visit the web page

Yoga & Qigong School

Yoga beginner’s courses, general, intermediate levels and yoga intensives and Qigong classes are held at the above venue. For information regarding classes and times held visit the website, or phone number above. Also may request a pamphlet by ringing above number.

Bikram Yoga Studio-

It is a unique set of 26 yoga postures scientifically developed in 1978 to prevent and reduce the symptoms of many common illnesses. The classes are held  at the above address.. For more information (class times and costs per session) contact Kate Burford, or check out the website. Information about Bikram Yoga is also available … Continued