Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Welcome Back to Healium Founders! + Summer Holiday Schedule

Here at Healium we've just welcomed the incomparable Jenifer, Ryan and Hawk back to Wellington! And, yes, Jenifer starts teaching here this week: Wednesday and Thursday at 5.30 pm, and Friday at 12.15 and 1.15 pm.

Along with Drew, Jenifer will be around over the holiday period, and we're offering classes from 23 December to 4 January as follows:

Our full yoga schedule starts back on Tuesday 6 January, and Pilates and bellydance resume the week beginning 18 January.

A happy festive season to you all from team Healium!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Class Schedule and Kids' Yoga!

Greetings, all! We have some news of the scheduling sort. First, there will be no classes on Good Friday (3 April) or Easter Monday (6 April). However, on 4 April we will be holding our regular 75-minute Saturday-morning Power Yoga class, starring Drew. We'd love to see you!

Second, Kids' Holiday Yoga! We have a special four-class term lined up for your holiday break. The classes run on two consecutive Wednesdays and Fridays, April 8, 10, 15, and 17. These classes are for kids ages 3 1/2 to 10, each with parent or caregiver, and cost $15 per class, $25 for two classes, or $40 for all four. These classes will be held at Healium from 10 to 10.45 am, and are taught by Isa.

The next regular term of Kids' Yoga follows soon after, running Mondays from 3.30 to 4.15 pm at Owhiro Bay School. The nine-class term runs from 27 April through 29 June (skipping the 1 June holiday). Also for kids ages 3 1/2 to 10, with parent or caregiver, these classes cost $72 and are also taught by Isa.

To register for either (or both) Kids' Yoga terms, email us at hi@healium.co.nz or call us on 04 499 0334.

We look forward to seeing you, and wish you all a very Happy Easter!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday Schedule and Upcoming Happenings at Healium!

Holiday Schedule

It seems that the silly season is well and truly upon us! We'll be running our full schedule up until 23 December, then we have classes as follows:

Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24 December: 1.15 pm Power Yoga Basics
Christmas Day and Boxing Day: closed
Saturday 27 December: 9.30 am Power Yoga
Monday 29 December: 12.15 pm Power Yoga
Tuesday 30 December: 12.15 pm and 5.30 pm Power Yoga Basics
Wednesday 31 December: 1.15 pm Power Yoga Basics
1 and 2 January: closed
Saturday 3 January: 9.30 am Power Yoga
Monday 5 January: 12.15 pm Power Yoga
Tuesday 6 January: 12.15 pm and 5.30 Power Yoga Basics
Wednesday 7 January: 1.15 pm Power Yoga Basics; 5.30 pm Power Yoga
Thursday 8 January: 7.15 am Power Yoga; 5.30 pm Power Yoga Basics; 6.30 pm Power Yoga
Friday 9 January: 12.15 pm Power Yoga
Saturday 10 January: 9.30 pm Power Yoga
Monday 12 January: 12.15 pm Power Yoga

Full schedule resumes on Tuesday 13 January.

Coming Up!

There are a few exciting happenings on the horizon as well.

This week:

One-day yoga-in-action workshop with Off the Mat Into the World: Saturday 6 December, 9 am to 5 pm at the Centre for Higher Self, 1 Marion Street.

And in the New Year:

Pregnancy Yoga workshop series at Healium with Sarrah, Isa and Sylvia:
  • 21 February: support for pregnancy: posture and positioning for all the family!
  • 7 March: active, safe and supported birth
  • 21 March: postpartum support
Each session runs from 11 am to 1.30 pm on the Saturday. $45 each or $120 for all three.

Happiest holiday wishes from all of us at Healium, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Healium Family Yoga Has Moved to Brooklyn/Vogeltown!

This class is for you as a busy parent to attend with your preschoolers, and it is specially designed to be pregnancy, postpartum AND babywearing appropriate! There is an imaginative animal-based theme as a framework for the sequence, to include and excite your children.

These classes are hosted in private homes, and as a conclusion to each session will enjoy a shared morning tea together. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it. If not, let me know, and we will try to arrange one for you.

Family Yoga with Isa Pike
Tuesdays 10 am
45-minute yoga session + shared morning tea
18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec
$15 for a one-off or $30 for the three weeks left of this term

Contact me at hi@healium.co.nz or barfotabarn@actrix.co.nz and I'll provide you with the address for the next class. See you soon!

- Isa Pike

Join Our Kids' Yoga for the Last Classes of the Year!

This term we're opening up our Kids' Yoga classes for a wider age range, and inviting children from 3-1/2 to 9 years to have fun together, contributing and cooperating, and belonging.

Our Kids' Yoga classes help children gain confidence and body awareness, and develop relationships within a group. Each class features a sequence of yoga poses and games within the structure of a story which children have the opportunity to influence.

These classes have been planned specifically for your child to meet the goals of the principles and strands of Te Whariki, the New Zealand early childhood curriculum, and/or the principles, values, key competencies and achievement objectives of the New Zealand Curriculum Health and Physical Education, depending on each child's age and needs.

Kids' Yoga at Healium
Mondays 4 pm to 4.45 pm
3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec

For pricing, contact Sylvia or Isa at Healium.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

New Yoga Classes + Free Yoga Day 2014 + More Russell!

Spring is upon us at Healium and we're exited to have the lovely Russell teaching a lot more classes from 13 October! Russell has been teaching Power Yoga on Wednesdays at 5.30 pm and Thursdays at 7.15 am, and he'll still be doing those as well as several more classes on our schedule - freeing up Sylvia to attend more classes/plot world domination/do admin.

We're celebrating the energy of the season with the addition of two more weekly classes: a lunchtime Power Yoga Basics on Tuesdays at 12.15 pm and Power Yoga on Thursdays at 6.30 pm so you can make the most of those long summer evenings! For the youngsters, we also have a new seven-week term of Kids' Yoga starting on Monday, 13 October at 3.30 pm.

While we have your attention, remember that Labour Day is coming up on Monday, 27 October, and we have a great schedule of FREE classes as part of Wellington's first Free Yoga Day. We have the following classes for you -

  • Family Yoga at 10 am
  • Pregnancy Yoga at 11.15 am
  • Power Yoga Basics at 12.15 pm
  • Power Yoga at 1.15 pm
  • Gentle Yoga at 2.15 pm
  • Kids' Yoga at 3.30 pm

- all of them free!

We hope you're full of the joys of spring, and we'll see you in class soon!

Team Healium

Saturday, September 20, 2014

How to Spend Your Spring Holidays? Kids' Yoga and Family Yoga!

We know what it's like when the holidays roll around - any sense of routine can go right out the window! So why not start up a new routine? Over the spring holidays (Monday, 29 Sep. through Monday, 13 Oct.), Healium is holding drop-in classes for you and your children to enjoy! Try Family Yoga or Kids' Yoga or both!

These classes have been planned specifically for your child to meet the goals of the principles and strands of Te Whariki, the New Zealand early childhood curriculum. Te Whariki means "the woven mat," which represents how the principles and strands, learning outcomes, dispositions and everything else in the child's life intertwine and are all dependent on each other.

Family Yoga (for parents and children under 5)

Like to try a yoga class you can attend with your little one? Or perhaps you'd like to attend a pregnancy class but need to bring a toddler? Then come to a Family Yoga class, where you as a busy parent get to enjoy yoga's many benefits for body and mind, along with your little children. Our sequence is specially designed to support pregnancy and postpartum, as well as make it possible for you to participate on the days when your little one needs constant body contact. At such times, we recommend that you use a sturdy baby carrier, where your baby is safely held against your body - a soft structured ergonomic carrier, a long wrap or a mei tai, with your child on your front or back.

These classes are designed to include and excite your children with an animal-based theme, to enhance bonding with your baby and support your child's development.

Our Family Yoga classes are drop-in for your convenience, though children usually become more comfortable, confident and keen to join in as they get familiar with the studio, the teacher and the sequence.

Family Yoga is held on Tuesdays at Healium, 10 to 10.45 am, and costs $15 per family per class.

Kids' Yoga (for children 3-1/2 to 6)

Our Kids' Yoga classes help young children gain confidence and body awareness, and develop relationships within a group. Each class features a sequence of yoga poses and games within the structure of a story which children have the opportunity to influence.

Kids' Yoga classes usually run for terms of five to seven weeks, but for the spring holidays they are offered as drop-in sessions.

Kids' Yoga is held on Mondays at Healium, 3.30 to 4.15 pm, and costs $10 per child per class.

Need more information? Email us at hi@healium.co.nz or call us on 04 499 0334.

All classes are led by educator and yoga instructor Isa Pike.