Orlando Morales will offer a Qigong class every month at the Auckland Zen Centre. This routine is beneficial for the regulation and balance of the three main bio-electromagnetic fields in the body. Classes include instruction on the
principles of Qigong 氣功 practice and the first
routine of the Tian Quan Gong 天泉功.
Please book your place early as space is limited.
The first class will be on Saturday, February 4th.
Time: 9 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Location: Auckland Zen Centre (52 Princes St, Onehunga)
Cost: The class is offered on a "Give Freely, Receive Freely" basis (suggested donation $20 per class).
The Pilates Classes are currently on hold, till further notice.
Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, develops control and endurance. Emphasis is on alignment, breathing, developing a core, improving coordination and balance. The Pilates system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced or to any other level.
Location: Auckland Zen Centre (52 Princes St, Onehunga)
Time: Mondays 6 to 6.50 p.m.
A donation is appreciated for all classes.
About the Pilates instructor
Ven. Hanya (formerly Helen) Gallagher lives in Auckland and is a Zen Priest with the Auckland Zen Centre.
She started her Pilates career in Christchurch where she trained in Group Pilates with the Australasian Pilates Institute under Allan Menezes. She taught group classes for 3 years with the Christchurch City Council before moving to Geraldine, South Canterbury.
After doing further training with Polestar Pilates in Auckland, specializing in rehabilitation and one-on-one studio work, she set up her own company in South Canterbury called Active Wise where she had a studio and taught for 8 years.
Hanya's background includes many years in martial arts--both hard and soft styles--plus working in many fitness centres around the country. In addition to her training in Pilates, she has a degree in Physical Education specializing in Kinesiology and has completed post-graduate study in Musculoskeletal medicine.