Programs and Services

Community Recreation & Wellness Programs - Vancouver Island

  • For Healthcare Professionals
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings & Recreation

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Duncan

MS Functional Fitness For Life

Tuesdays: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

2019 Sessions:

  • Jan 15 - Feb 19
  • Feb 26 - April 12
  • April 19 - May 14
  • May 21 - June 25

Where: Cowichan Valley CBI #300- 435 Trunk Rd

Cost: $30.00 for 6 weeks (classes subsidized by the MS Society)

Class size: Min of 4 and max of 8

Movement is fundamental and the foundation for a healthy body and mind; MS does not need to impede your success in this regard. While traditional recreational environments often do not provide the support and individualization you need, we are opening up our doors to bring you our experience and passion. Through varied weekly exercise sessions (mobility, yoga, stretching etc), in a small group of peers, we will help you experience the joy of movement and improve your holistic health.

Please note a signed waiver is required before beginning the class.

For more information or to register for the class contact CBI at 250-748-3707


Greater Victoria

You can register for any program in Victoria by the following means. If you have never registered before, contact us for more detailed information as we will require an application and waiver.

Call us: 250-388-6496 ext 7301
Email us: erin.patrick@mssociety.ca

Aquatics

Mondays: 12:30 - 1:30pm
2019 Sessions: January 7- May 27th

Please note classes don’t run on Stat holidays.

Instructor: Ana
Where: Oak Bay Recreation Center; 1975 Bee Street

A special waterfit class designed for people living with MS. This class is a fun, adaptable, workout focused on stretching, strengthening, and stabilizing, all while keeping you cool.

For more information and to register, call 250-388-6496 ext 7301 or email erin.patrick@mssociety.ca

Meditation MS

Every Tuesday: 1:30 - 2:30pm
2019 Dates: January 8 - June 25th

Instructor: Leo
Where: Silver Threads Service, Victoria Center; 2340 Richmond Road

Wellness means bringing together the mind, body and spirit. Discover the power of meditation to decrease stress, think more clearly in the face of problems, and respond more openly in life. Ideal for everyone, this class is a seated exercise focused on breathing, relaxation, and spirit.

For more information and to register, call 250-388-6496 ext7301 or email

Yoga Class- Victoria

Day of the Week – Tuesdays: 5:30 – 6:30pm
2019 Sessions: January 8th – June 25th

Instructor: Christina Marie
Where: Christina Marie Yoga Studio; 2727 Quadra Street (unit 1)

This class is customized based on what each student requests to work on that given day. Each class is unique, adaptable, and tailored to the needs of the students while maintaining breath and body awareness as a focus. (Please note: access to studio is limited by two stairs)
Visit Christina's website at www.christinamarieyoga.ca

For more information and to register, call 250-388-6496 ext 7301 or email erin.patrick@mssociety.ca

Yoga for MS- Lantzville

Fridays: 12:05- 1:05

2019 Sessions: Jan 11- June 28th 2019

Where: Red Door Yoga; 7282 Aulds Rd, Lantzville, BC

Yoga for MS is specifically designed for those who require the use of wheelchairs or other mobility/support devices. However, anyone who has physical limitations requiring them to be seated in a chair during their practice are welcome to attend.

For more info & to register call 250-390-9367 or email kavita@reddooryoga.ca

Aung Medical Qi Gong

Day of the Week: Fridays; 11:00am-12:00pm
2019 Sessions: Jan 4 - March 22, March 29 - June 14, June 21 - Sept 6
(12 week sessions. No drop in please as each session begins to build skill from the first date onward.)

Instructor: Susanne
Location: Cook St Village Activity Center (380 Cook Street)

Learn the fundamentals of Aung Medical Qi Gong. Become aware of the circulation of Qi (vital energy) throughout your whole being- body, mind, and spirit. This introductory class focuses on breathing patterns. We'll also practice some gentle movement exercises.

For more information and to register, call 250-388-6496 or email erin.patrick@mssociety.ca

Sidney Gentle Seated Exercise

Day of the Week: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10-11am
2019 dates from Jan 24 to June 27

Instructor: Jeannie
Location: Sidney Army and Navy Club (9841 Fourth St)

A gentle, chair-based relaxation class that includes simple stretches, breathing exercises and basic yoga principles.

For more information and to register, call 250-388-6496 ext 7301 or email erin.patrick@mssociety.ca

MS Warriors Dragonboat Team

The dragonboat season runs each year from March through September.

For more information and to register, call 250-388-6496 ext 7301 or email erin.patrick@mssociety.ca

MS Basics

A specialized small group training designed for people living with MS who require more assistance while executing their physical activity. This small group training will provide a fun, adaptable functional fitness session focusing on improving your strength and balance, all while meeting fellow Y members sharing in your experiences.

Program Sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 12:00 pm – 12:55 pm (Eagle Creek YMCA-YWCA)
Program Starts February 5th 2019

MS Intermediates

A specialized small group training designed for people living with MS who are more independent in their physical activity. This small group training will provide a tailored fitness session focusing on improving and/or maintaining your strength, endurance and core strength, all while meeting fellow Y members sharing in your experiences.

Program Sessions: Wednesdays & Fridays @ 12:00 pm – 12:55 pm (Eagle Creek YMCA-YWCA)
Program Starts February 6th 2019

For more information and to register for these programs, contact the Healthy Living Coordinator at: healthyliving@vancouverislandy.ca OR #250-386-7511, ext 316.

*We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia

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