Groups

Fitness Courses & Other Classes 

 
Walking Group: Our walking group meets here each Monday at 9.15am weather permitting.
 
Ballet Lessons:  Fun classes for children from 2 1/2 years that capture the imagination in a disciplined environment.  Call Staphanie - R.A.D. Registered Teacher - to book your free trial class 021 189 4956

 

Zumba Fitness:  Zumba is the world's latest Latin inspired dance-firness phenomenon.  Classes are held here on Mondays from 10am to 11am and Tuesdays from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.  For more information phone Carolyn on 027 449 2959 click here to email. Visit www.zumba.com/profiles/57659.
 
Rhee Taekwondo:  Classes for children and adults are held every Tuesday and Thursday.  For more information about the classes please contact  Andrew Sebastian on 027 0561653.
 
Pilates:  Tracey Thornton is a qualified Pilates ionstructor and has classes at the Centre on Monday and Tuesday evenings.  Please contact Tracey on 478 4480 for more information.
 
Music & Movement:  The Wellington North Parents Centre holds classes for caregivers and their children from birth to 5 years.  For information and times please phone Jo Holland 478 6569.  Visit www.wnpc.org.nz.
 
Tai Chi:  Classes are held in the main hall every Wednesday.  Intermediate/advanced from 1.00pm to 2.00pm and beginners from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.  These lessons are designed to teach "Self Defence Against Falls" in your day to day activities and are a form of Tai Chi suited to arthritis sufferers.  Cost $4 per session.
 
Hatha Yoga:  Yoga class combining poses, meditation, stretching and balancing.  Classes are taken by Sandra Forbes on Thursdays from 7.00pm to 8.15pm.  Contact Sandra via email sandra.forbes@paradise.net.nz.
 
Kids 4 Drama Classes:  A safe abd encouraging environmant for students to learn strong acting and performance skills, with unique lessons packed with fun games, challenging exercises and exciting performance opportunities.  Contact Suzanne Tye on 0800 227 827 or 027 5353440 click here to email.  Website www.kids4drama.co.nz.
 
Kiwi Chess:  Kiwi Chess aims to bring chess to schoolchildren and is conducted by Scott Wastney who is a former New Zealand champion and has represented New Zealand at four Chess Olympiads.  Contact Scott on 461 7079 or 021 1557403 click here to email
 
MS Yoga:  Yoga for those with Multiple Sclerosis is held here every Thursday morning.  Please contact Charlotte on 04 388 8127 for further information.
 
Guitar Lessons:  Kieran Gallagher has guitar lessons at the Centre on Monday and Wednesday afternnon/evening.  Contact Kieran on 04 902 9959.
 
Active Families:  Sport Wellington conducts an Active Families programme at the Centre on Wednesdays at 4pm.  Active Families is a programme that helps you and your children to get active and learn about healthy eating.  The service is free to participating families.  For more information and to see if Active Families is right for you please click here to email. Visit www.sportwellington.org.nz/active-families/
  

Xiang Cong:  A form of Qigong which is easy to learn and can be practiced standing or sitting.  Free classes every Monday from 11.30 am to 12.30pm 

 

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Health & Support, Social Groups

 

Drama Therapy:  Bas van der Hoeven conducts a drama therapy program at the Community Centre for clients with brain injuries, Asperger’s, the intellectually disabled to those with bipolar, conduct disorder and other psychological conditions.  For more information contact Bas on 04 2330440 or email basdvh@hotmail.com or visit the website www.dramatherapy.co.nz.

 
Crohn's and Colitis Support:  The Crohn's and Colitis Support Group hold a number of support meetings at the Johnsonville Community Centre throughout the year.  For further information and details of the next meeting please refer to the website www.crohnsandcolitis.org.nz or phone Brian Poole on 04 478 6531.
 
Christian Wright Speech- Language Therapist:  Christian is a fully qualified speech-language therapist with 10 years experience working with pre-school and school age children with speech and language difficulties of all kinds including stutters and lisps.  Also works with children experiencing difficulty with literacy development.  Christian has appointments available in his office at Johnsonville Community Centre and is also available for home visits.  Phone Christian on 972 2559 click here to email.
 
Social English Group: Our Social English Group meets every Thursday 9.30am to 11.30am during school terms.  This group is conducted by Dale Powles assisted by volunteers and is for women from different countries to practice English and learn about our customs and the New Zealand way of life. 
 
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease:  A support group for sufferers of COPD or CORD meets here every first Tuesday each month.  Meet with others with this condition and learn exercise and ways to help with your breathing.  Please phone Genevieve on 479 5036.

 

Drop-In at Johnsonville Community Centre:  Mondays from 1pm to 3pm.  For people who have been ill had a stroke or suffering from a disability or just feel cut off from others. 
 
ME/CFS Support Group:  Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a serious and complex illness characterised by incapacitating fatigue, experienced as profound exhaustion and extremely poor stamina, neorological problems and a variety of other symptoms.  The Wellington ME/CFS Support Group meets at the Community Centre in alternate months.  They can be contacted on 04 977 5654 or brainstorm.wgtn@gmail.com.
  
Post Natal Distress/Mums & Babes Listening Group:  Please phone 472 3135 or email pnd.wellington@gmail.com for information about the next support group “Recovering From PND” or the fortnightly Listening Group.  Visit the website www.pnd.org.nz.
 
Are You Pregnant and Planning to Breast Feed?  Mamalicious are running courses here at the Community Centre on Saturdays 9.15am to 11.45am.  Please phone Chris on 232 1970 or  click here to email for details and to book your place.

 

Active Families:  Sport Wellington conducts an Active Families programme at the Community Centre on Wednesdays at 4pm.  Active Families is a programme that helps you and your children to get active and learn about healthy eating.  The service is free to participating families.  For more information and to see if Active Families is right for you please click here to email .  Visit www.sportwellington.org.nz/active-families/

  

Western Suburbs Christian Fellowship:  Sunday mornings at Johnsonville Community Centre Hall.  9.15am Prayer meeting in the upstairs Trust Room.  10am Meeting in the Main Hall.  11.30am Morning Tea and fellowship together.  (Crèche and young people’s groups are provided).  Phone 478 9286 for further information.

 

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