Family, Children and Youth Spring Guide 2013, download here
YOLATES - MUMS AND BABY, TUMS AND BUMS!
Mums embrace this fun and exciting time by getting back into ‘mind, body and spirit’ together with baby. Get your body back into that pre-pregnancy shape with this total body core strengthening and flexibility class.
A fusion of Pilates, Yoga, Pfilates (pelvic floor based Pilates), Ball and glider principals will target and tone your abs, butt, pelvic floor, legs and arms into fine form, while promoting flexibility, mind-body connection and relaxation.
Instructor: Yolanda Tsang is a Registered Physiotherapist focusing on Women’s Health and also certified to teach STOTT Pilates, PFilates and Yoga Group exercise. For more information, go to www.yolatesrehab.com or call 613-297-4507
Winter 2013:Fridays 12:55 - 1:55 pm Jan 11 - Mar 22 (ex Mar 15) $146 (10 classes) or $17 drop-in
Spring 2013:Fridays 12:55 - 1:55 pm Apr 5 - May 24 $115 (8 classes) or $17 drop-in
LITTLE LOTUS PARENT & TOT YOGA (1 - 3 years)
Introduce your tot to the joys of yoga while participating together in a program that incorporates the mind, body and spirit. Yoga asana, meditation and pranayama are incorporated into each class through play, movement and song. Your tot will wag their tail in downward facing dog, roar like a lion and grow strong and stable like a warrior. This class is designed for tots aged 1-3 years.
Instructor: Amanda DeGrace
Winter 2013: Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 am Jan 11 - mar 8 $133 (9 classes)
Spring 2013: Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 am Apr 5 - Jun 7 $147 (10 classes)
Can-Fit-Pro certified personal trainer and post-natal specialist Jules is excited to continue researching and offering the most effective way to retrain the body after birth. Experience the newest techniques to properly strengthen the muscles most affected by pregnancy and birth, including body weight exercises, free weights, calisthenics, and stability ball. Learn how to train yourself to be in ‘Better Than Before Baby’ shape, in a motivaitng, safe and fun environment!
Spring 2013: Apr 2 - Jun 27
Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Thursdays 2:00 - 3:00 pm
The Price is Right!!!
20 tickets = $200.00
10 tickets = $120.00
Drop in: $15 / class
Tickets expire June 30, 2013
NEW!! KINDERKARE (walking - 5 years)
This care program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings lets you work out, relax or play! Childcare for your little one allows you to attend our Group Fitness classes, participate in one of our programs, go for coffee or get some errands done. Whatever
the reason, Kinderkare is a win win for you and your child! (Ottawa)
Have a season Group Fitness membership? Kindercare is provided for free for your little one. Kinderkare is not transferable.
Spring 2013: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:15 - 11:15 am Mar 25 - Jun 21 (ex Mar 29, Apr 1 & May 20)
$15 per drop-in Spaces are limited (first come - first served)
“Bonding with Baby”: Plan to attend these four one-hour classes and learn the ancient art of infant massage. Parents will be the only one touching their baby, and will learn simple techniques to help with gas, colic, constipation, teething, and soothing those “fussies”. Please bring a towel or blanket and your warm hearts. We’ll provide the oil and handouts. Instructor: Cynthia McBride
Mondays 10:00 - 11:00 am
Spring 2013: Mar 18 - Apr 15 (ex Apr 1) $64 (4 classes)
Apr 22 - May 13 $64 (4 classes)
May 27 - Jun 17 $64 (4 classes)
Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby! With the wee ones snuggled into baby carriers, new moms learn basic steps to popular Latin dances, while babies shake maracas and bounce along to the Salsa beat. Salsa Babies™ offers a great workout, a chance to socialize with other parents, and an opportunity to introduce one’s child to music and movement. Not to mention, it’s perfect for people who have always wanted to learn to dance, but could never convince their partner to take lessons! Classes are appropriate for babies approximately 6-8 weeks of age and up, as long as you are comfortable supporting your baby in a carrier for the duration of the class (45 minutes). All levels of fitness and dance experience are welcome. Wear comfy clothes and shoes, and don’t forget a baby carrier. Instructor: Esther America
Spring 2013: Wednesdays 10:45 - 11:30 am Mar 27 - May 1 $89 (6 classes)
Wednesdays 10:45 - 11:30 am May 8 - Jun 12 $89 (6 classes)
STARBUCKS TIME FOR BABY CLUB (newborn - walking)
Stroll over to the Glebe Community Centre and meet other parents and babies while enjoying a fresh cup of coffee, compliments of STARBUCKS. This co-operative baby club gives new parents an opportunity to share common experiences with one another. The program could include discussions on wellness, tips on parenting, nutrition, music and play, sleeping, development and more.
Spring 2013: Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30 am Apr 4 - Jun 20 FREE!
NEW! BABY SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES from My Smart Hands™
(birth – 18 months)
My Smart Hands™ baby sign language classes are based on the use of 100% American Sign Language signs. This program will give you the skills and knowledge you need to communicate with your preverbal, hearing baby. Program cost includes your My Smart Hands Level 1 book and CD.
Tuesdays 1:00 - 1:45 pm
Apr 16 - Jun 4 $106 (8 classes)
Instructor: Liz Duncan is a certified My Smart Hands instructor since 2011, Mom since May 2012 and she has a minor in American Sign
Join us for a lively blend of singing, story-telling, bouncing games, rhythm, dancing and hands-on experience with musical instruments. Sing along to some old favourites and learn ones to share with your child at home. Adult participation is required. Instructor: Maya Ethier
walking - 3 yrs Mondays 9:30 - 10:15 am
Spring 2013: Apr 8 - Ju 17 (ex May 20) $85 (10 classes)
2.5 - 5 yrs Mondays 9:30 - 10:15 am
Spring 2013: Apr 8 - Ju 17 (ex May 20) $85 (10 classes)
NEW!! INTRO TO MUSICAL INSTUMENTS (walking - 2.5 years)
This course is designed to introduce young kids to the very basics of counting and singing songs, as well as giving them the opportunity to get their hands on some instruments from around the world. Facilitated by Connor McGuire, an Ottawa Folklore Centre retail consultant and young at heart dad! Instruments are provided by the Ottawa Folklore Centre.
Spring 2013: Thursdays 2:00 - 2:45 pm Mar 28 - Jun 13 $145 (12 classes)
Kids, with a little help from dad, will learn some basic hand drum and counting techniques using the African djembe with Ottawa Folklore Centre drum teacher Jason Sonier. Hand drums are provided but
bring your own if you have one! Note that some young kids are a little sensitive to loud noises but we’ve noticed that often they just need to leave for a couple minutes to get their bearings only to return happily for more. (Moms are welcome!)
walking - 2.5 years
Spring 2013: Sundays 10:15 - 11:00 am Apr 7 - Jun 9 $132 (10 classes)
2.5 - 5 years
Spring 2013: Sundays 9:15 - 10:00 am Apr 7 - Jun 9 $132 (10 classes)
Children will enjoy an exciting morning of active play, crafty creations, music and snack.Adult participation is required. Newborn siblings are welcome. There is snack duty once a session and some clean-up duty.
Instructor: Jason Irvine (Ottawa)
Spring 2013: Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:30 am Mar 26 - Jun 18 $101 (13 classes)
Instructor: Lauren Fowler (Ottawa)
Spring 2013: Wednesdays 9:30 - 11:30 am Mar 27 - Jun 19 $101 (13 classes)
Instructor: Clare Davidson Rogers (Ottawa)
Spring 2013: Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30 am Mar 28 - Jun 20 $101 (13 classes)
PRESCHOOL INDOOR PLAYGROUND (1 - 5 years)
Parents, caregivers and preschoolers are invited to participate in this “drop-in” program. Adults are responsible for supervising their own children and for set-up and take-down of all toys and equipment. We provide the coffee. Coordinator: Melissa Jones (Ottawa)
NEW!! Weekend 2013: Saturdays 9:30 - 11:30 am Jan 19, Feb 9 and Mar 23
Winter 2013: Season Membership: $60 / adult
20 tickets: $100 / adult
Drop-in: $6 / adult (cash only please)
Spring 2013: Mondays & Fridays 9:15 - 11:00 am Mar 25 - Jun 21 (ex Mar 29, Apr 1 & May 20)
NEW!! Weekend 2013: Saturdays 9:30 - 11:30 am Apr 13, May 4 & Jun 8
Spring 2013: Season Membership: $81 / adult
20 tickets: $100 / adult
Drop-in: $6 / adult (cash only please)
This special workshop is for Mom's and Daughters to enjoy an activity together while learning some basic hoop dance moves and playing some interactive games. Grandmas are welcome too as well as dads and sons of course.
Come have some fun with your kids! The class is taught by a mom and 12 year old daughter who love hooping together. Whether you’re 7, 17, 37 or 77 you can come learn the basic of an activity that the two of you can share together for a long long time. Note that kids under 7 year olds may not yet have the coordination to keep a hoop going. Hoops are provided for class use and for sale.
Here’s a fun hoop rap song to inspire you both to get in the hoop - click here
Spring 2013: Apr 14 3:00 - 4:00 pm $12.50 per participant
Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art developed by General Choi. Classes consist of warm-ups, sparring, patterns, self-defence and meditation. Taekwon-Do offers numerous opportunities to attend seminars, workshops and tournaments, according to individual preferences. Instruction is provided by Mr. Chris Harnett, 3rd Degree Black Belt of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF).
Location: Mutchmor Gym (4th Ave. entrance)Note:occasional cancellations might occur due to school scheduling.
White to Green Belt (Beg) Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Green to Black Belt (Inter. & Adv.) Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Please note: Children must have instructor’s permission to advance to the second class.
Spring 2013: Apr 2 - May 30 $90 (18 classes)
Summer 2013: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00 pm Jul 2 - Aug 29 $90 (10 classes)
FAMILY CAPOERIA (5 years - Adult)
Capoeira brings together martial arts, music and dance. It is an Afro-Brazilan art form that is thrilling and fun! This class develops strong cardio, concentration and cultural awareness. Instructor: Chrys Courchene
Level 1 Sundays 10:30 - 11:30 am
Level 2 Sundays 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Spring 2013: Apr 7 - Jun 9 $73 (10 classes)
Level 1 Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 am
Level 2 Saturdays 11:30 - 12:30 pm (pre-requisite for level 2 - previous experience and belts required)
Jul 6 - Aug 24 $60 (8 classes)
ONE DAY FAMILY DANCE WORKSHOPS WITH MR. BILL (5 years & up)
CONNECT is an innovative dance class that combines fitness, fun and family in a creative environment. You will learn basic hip hop moves that everyone can do then learn to connect them to create your own routine. You will even learn to create some new moves of your own! Perfect for beginners and experienced dancers who want to CONNECT as a family, to music, to your community.
Your instructor: Mr. Bill is known for his charismatic and playful style of instruction. His enthusiasm
transforms every dance session into a positive experience for dancers of all ages. As co-founder of Momentum Moves Canada, he is sought after for his inspiring dance in school programs across the province.
Spring 2013: Sundays, 11:00 am - Noon cost / class: $20 / parent+child or $30 / family
Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5 or Jun 9 (special Father's Day class)
HEALTH AND FITNESS SCHEDULE
All of our instructors are certified and highly skilled with years of experience helping clients achieve their fitness goals. We also offer a non-competitive environment for men and women of all fitness levels. See full fitness and health schedule.
Offered by Peter Conlay, owner of McCrank’s Cycles in the Glebe, this is a workshop in basic bicycle maintenance. Discussions will include bicycle safety, simple maintenance you can do at home, and easy ways to upgrade and improve your bicycle and its accessories. Please do not bring your bicycle to this workshop.
Spring 2013: Wednesday May 1 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. FREE!
NEW!! YOUTH & ADULT DODGEBALL LEAGUE (16 years +)
Just ‘cuz you’re an adult doesn’t mean the fun is over. Get back into your favourite game from childhood- DODGEBALL! Grab your friends and sign-up a team. (min 6 players; max 10 players). Schedule for round robin will be determined after the first night. Location: Mutchmor Gym
Winter 2013: Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:00pm Jan 9 - Mar 27 (ex Mar 13) $200 per team (max 10 players)
Spring 2013: Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:00pm Apr 22 - Jun 24 (ex May 20) $150 per team (max 10 players)
COOKING WITH CARL
Culinary workshops to tantalize your tastebuds
Have you met our resident chef Carl? He's Cordon Bleu trained, has years of experience and is a parent in the community.
VALENTINES DAY BAKING (6 years - adult)
Surprise your loved ones with home made treats for Valentine’s day. Join professional pastry Chef Carl Hymander for this fun, hands-on and “sweet” workshop! (Ottawa)
Winter 2013: Wednesday Feb 13 4:30 - 6:00 pm $40
Winter 2013: Wednesday Feb 13 7:00 - 9:00 pm $50
EASTER TREATS (6 - 10 years)
Don’t wait for the Easter Bunny, make your own Easter treats under the guidance of a professional pastry chef. Carl Hymander will tempt your taste buds so that you can go home and tempt your family. (Ottawa)
Winter 2013: Thursday Mar 28 4:30 - 6:00 pm $40
FAMILY POTTERY (6 - 10 years)
Spend an afternoon with your child and create with clay. Parent and child will complete projects together. Siblings are welcome at an additional cost of $64. Please inquire at the Glebe Community Centre to find out how to register an additional sibling. “Extra studio time” does not apply to this course. Instructor: Bruce Jones
Winter 2013: Sundays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Jan 13 - Mar 10 $163 per participant (9 classes)
Spring 2013: Sundays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Apr 7 - Jun 9 $167 per participant (10 classes)
GNAG offers a wide wonderful pottery classes for children, youth and adult. We have one of the best pottery studios in Ottawa and excellent instructors. Click here for the full pottery schedule.
DOG TRAINING BASICS (Level 1 Obedience)
Positive reinforcement training for dogs of all ages. Have fun teaching your dog the basic commands: sit, pay attention, down, come, walk-on-a-loose leash etc.. Focus is on developing a safe, well-socialized pet and a happy home environment. If obedience competition is your goal, this class is your first step towards the ring. come one, come all...training your dog is good for you and Fido too! Presented by Carol Upton www.carolthedogtrainer.ca
Winter 2013: Mondays 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Jan 21 - Mar 4 (ex Feb 18) $102 (6 classes)
DOGGY TRICKS WORKSHOP
What to do after you have mastered “shake a paw”…join this workshop to teach Fido something new. Fun for all ages… All dogs (and their human companions) are welcome.
Winter 2013: Mondays 6:00 - 7:50 p.m. Feb 4 - Mar 4(ex Feb 18) $68 (3 classes)