Here are just some of the groups meeting regularly at St Andrew’s. If you’d like your group listed here contact us.
Awareness Through Movement® Classes
Friday 12:00-1:00 PM | Eight-week courses during school terms
These movement lessons are based on the pioneering learning system developed by Israeli scientist Dr Moshe Feldenkrais in response to his own injuries.
- Improve posture, movement and overall function through structured explorations of movement.
- Relieve pain and tension.
- Each week you do an interesting new lesson.
- Enjoy taking time out in your working day.
- Return to work feeling more comfortable, sitting better, physically and mentally refreshed.
Or for further information and classes in other venues visit: www.massagewellington.nz
Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Meditation
Saturday 6:00-7:30 PM
We teach courses in Raja Yoga Meditation, Positive Thinking and Stress-free Living.
Raja Yoga Meditation is a form of meditation which blends spiritual education with open-eyed meditation. The aim is for the individual to feel peaceful, calm and positive by forming a connection with the supreme source of peace and power.
For more information phone Bakhtawar: 027 3503200 or email: email@example.com.
Capital Chatterers Toastmasters
Improve your public speaking, listening and leadership skills in a safe and friendly environment. Learn about new and interesting topics before heading off, invigorated, to tackle the new working day.
We are a morning club, based at St Andrew’s, with a range of members, experiences, backgrounds and ages. Each meeting we take turns with different roles that build on aspects of public speaking and leadership.
- Giving effective presentations and speeches
- Impromptu speaking
- Leading constructive meetings.
Improve your public speaking, listening and leadership skills all while learning about new and interesting topics. We are one of several Toastmasters clubs at St Andrew’s and are a friendly group, with a range of experiences, backgrounds and ages. Each meeting we take turns with different roles that build on aspects of public speaking and leadership including:
- Giving effective presentations and speeches
- Impromptu speaking
- Leading constructive meetings.
Monday (fotnightly) 5:30 PM
Wellington Toastmasters provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Evening Yoga Class
Thursday 5:30-7:00 PM
Conference Room 2
“When the mind adjusts to simply staying here, then that mind is not called mind any more. It’s just Self. It’s only ever Self.” —Mooji
Come along to Julia’s class and share the life-changing practice of yoga. Mats and props are provided.
Yoga is much more than a good workout: it is a journey towards self-realization that empowers us to achieve unity of body, mind and soul and to lead a balanced life full of bliss and happiness.
Julia’s teaching is based on Ashtanga yoga, which synchronizes breath with a progressive series of postures. This process produces intense internal heat and purifying sweat, detoxifying muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body and a calm mind.
Inspired by her practice of Bhakti yoga, in her class Julia includes pranayama practice and meditation for a unique and holistic yoga experience.
Julia is a qualified yoga teacher. Born in Freiburg, Germany, in 1981, Julia moved to Dublin, Ireland, in 2000, and then to Wellington in 2006. She has been practising and teaching yoga for several years and completed her 200 hours Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in 2010 in Byron Bay, Australia, with Flo Fenton, a world renowned yoga practitioner and teacher with special expertise in Yoga Therapy.
Julia has trained in Wellington and New Zealand with Mike Berghan, Peter Sanson, John Scott and Mark Robbers as well as with R. Sharath Jois at the Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India. She is also a massage therapist and meditation practitioner and instructor.
For inquiries about yoga classes contact Julia
Email: email@example.com, or call her: 021 130 2141.
Gale Force Gospel Choir (Inc)
Monday 6:PM | The Hall
We are a secular community choir who primarily sing Gospel songs that are so wonderfully arranged by Kiwi Tony Backhouse.
GFG is open to all regardless of their singing talents, religion, age or anything else. Everyone is welcome to check us out – come to a practice during school terms.
We sing for the fun and the joy of it and would love to meet you.
An introduction to mindfulness and meditation over four weeks.
Mindfulness Works is New Zealand’s largest mindfulness training organisation. Every month over 500 people attend Mindfulness Works courses. We have also recently successfully launched in Australia.
Our exclusive 4-week introductory course provides you with all you need to learn mindfulness.
For more information and dates of courses, see our website.
Quiet Body in an Active Mind
Feldenkrais classes with Rupert Watson, offering freedom of movement and ease in your body, with a special focus on Mindfulness and its many benefits.
- Supporting the role of St Andrew’s as a spiritual power source for Wellington.
- Ideal for people who would like to meditate but don’t know how to start.
- A wonderful way to balance the active and contemplative aspects of your life.
- And, with tongues in cheeks, it’s easier than yoga, more fun than pilates!
St Andrew’s Life Art
Waged: $12* | Unwaged: $8 Wednesday 5:30-7:15 PM | Conference Room 1 or 2
We are a friendly group of people that meet weekly to draw the human figure. All people interested in drawing the human body are welcome. Please bring your own materials. (Paper, pens, pastels etc.) We meet at one of the end meeting rooms on the top floor, our group is posted on the electronic notice board in the foyer. There is a refreshment break at 6:30pm where you can get a tea or coffee. We look forward to seeing you! Please note this group is R16
Sing Ong Tai Chi – Terrace Branch
Monday 1:00-2:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00-1:00 PM
Welcome to the Terrace Branch of Sing Ong Tai Chi! Sing Ong Tai Chi is a group of tai chi enthusiasts who are learning with Professor Yek Sing Ong and his senior students. The Terrace Branch is taught by Aaron Lavack, a qualified instructor who has been training tai chi since 2001.
We train tai chi for health and self-defence, following the rich tradition passed down from Cheng Man Ching (Zheng Manqing) and Huang Sheng Shyan (Huang Xingxian).
New students are always welcome. If The Terrace or these times don’t work for you Sing Ong Tai Chi also offers classes in Kelburn, Maungaraki, and across New Zealand (where Professor Yek lives). We also train in Australia, Canada, Malaysia, the USA and Norway.
For more details please see: www.singongtaichi.com/
Wednesday and Thursday evening | The Hall
Saturday morning | The Hall
Supreme Dance is Wellington’s premier Ballroom and Latin American dance school, located in Wellington City, Tawa and Island Bay.
We have private and wedding lessons at St Andrew’s each week on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings.
We also run a Beginner Dance Class at St Andrew’s on Thursdays from 6 – 7pm.
For more information visit our website: supremedance.co.nz
The Bach Choir of Wellington
The Bach Choir practises each week at St Andrew’s. We are always interested in welcoming new choristers. Membership is by audition and payment of an annual subscription.
Since 1968 our choir has maintained an active profile as one of Wellington’s leading choral ensembles.
Our Musical Director, Peter de Blois, conducts us in three major concerts each year featuring baroque, classical and contemporary music, with Douglas Mews as our Accompanist.
As well as our weekly practice we enjoy our monthly pub-nights at the Back Bencher and other social events.
For more information, prospective members can contact Mary Hubble on: 021 0787 256 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org Find us on Facebook or visit our website: bachchoirwellington.org.nz
Wellington Chamber Orchestra
The Wellington Chamber Orchestra is an amateur group set up in 1972 which rehearses and performs at St Andrew’s on The Terrace.
Each term we rehearse a new programme which is usually performed in Wellington City, though also at times at venues across the region. Weekly rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings with the concert on a Sunday afternoon at term end.
We are fortunate to be able to engage various guest conductors to provide a range of programmes, styles and musical experiences.
We’re a welcoming orchestra with a size (typically 40-50 members) and composition changing according to the term’s programme. To broaden the repertoire the orchestra also joins with other musical groups on occasion.
Yoga on The Terrace
First Class: $5
Monday 12:00-1:00 PM | Tuesday 5:30-6:30 PM
One-hour Vinyasa Flow, power yoga for beginners to intermediates. Mats are supplied or bring your own. Classes are held in a beautiful light, big room in St Andrew’s Church hall.
“The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.” – B.K.S Iyengar
Yoga on The Terrace classes are run by Vraja, who has a passion for getting the best stretch out of you.
These Vinyasa classes are a combo of high energy flow and sustained deep stretch. Movement connected with the rhythm of your breath forms a flowing sequence that allows health, strength, stability and flexibility to flourish in both your body and mind.
Whether you’re a beginner or an old timer any of the classes will be suitable for you.
If you want to drop the corporate work stress, get a peaceful mind and revitalise your body while just having a good time, these classes are for you.
Visit our Facebook page: Yoga on The Terrace
The Zenz Wellington group has been meeting for over 20 years and provides training and guidance for people interested in practising Zen Buddhism. Zazen (Zen meditation) at St Andrew’s provides instruction for beginners, from students of the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism. Other events include two weekend retreats near Otaki in May and November and two week-long retreats in the South Island.