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Qigong  classes

Orlando Morales will offer a Qigong class every month at the Auckland Zen CentreThis 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 check the calendar for the date of the monthly class -- see homepage for date of the next class.

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).

Pilates Classes 

The Pilates Classes will recommence on Wednesday 18 October at 11 a.m.

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.

Day: Wednesday during the school term - check AZC Calendar

Time: 11 a.m. to 11.50 a.m. (prior to lunchtime sitting)

Location: Auckland Zen Centre, 52 Princes St, Onehunga

Cost: The class is offered on a "Give Freely, Receive Freely" basis (suggested donation $5 - 10 per class).

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 a post-graduate diploma in Musculoskeletal medicine.