Courses on: Wednesday

Balance Back to Exercise

A supportive exercise class to maintain functional fitness including balance exercises, strengthening your core, legs and upper body. This course is particularly suitable for people coming back to exercise at a later stage of life. All exercises will be adjusted to your needs and build on your existing skills.It will improve your mobility and stability, flexibility and posture. But most importantly you will have fun!


Ukulele is such a fun and social way to play music. In this popular course community musician/tutor Margaret Crichton will teach you how to play songs and tunes in no time. Have great fun learning and playing the instrument of the moment! Bring your own instrument if you have one. Margaret has a few to start you off and will give advice on the right one to buy for you. Beginners to Intermediate welcome.

Meditation and More – Less stress, more joy!

Why are we spending too much time worrying about being happy instead of actually experiencing it? Learn simple, practical, effective ways to release stress from the physical body and the busy mind. Using quick, easy, successful relaxation techniques, we can clear our inner vision and gain true perspective to look at our lives, identifying the helpful and discarding the irrelevant.

In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere we will discuss postural and nutritional changes as well as mind discipline and meditation.

Chinese Painting with Echo Wu

Learn the different techniques used in Chinese brush painting, and its compositions. The course will start with basic stroke manipulation, for those who have little to no experience in Chinese painting.

Your Healthy Spine

Are your back/neck /shoulders tired and aching? Enhance your life and feel well again through mindful movements with a qualified instructor.

Walking for Health & Fitness

Our walking group has been exploring the streets of Ashburton for over 20 years. Join friendly, fit and welcoming people to do your hour of exercise outdoors each week. Meet at the Centre.

Spinners and Knitters

Join a friendly group of friends spinning, knitting and sharing stories.

Foreign Film Group – Movie & Discussion

Join us once a month to share some nibbles, watch a foreign film and then sit back and discuss the film with friends. It is a great opportunity to get out in a safe, friendly environment at night. Contact us for details of the next film and to book.