One Pass. Unlimited Yoga & Pilates

New This Year! Increase your strength, flexibility, and awareness in one of our many yoga and Pilates offerings. We are excited to offer four different pass options for our yoga and pilates class offerings. Choose what works best for you.

RATES

CLASS SCHEDULE

FACILITY HOURS

Yoga and Pilates Pass Pricing

1 Term a 1 Month b 5 Class Pass c 1 Class d
Student $199.00 $75.00 $40.00 $10.00
Staff & Faculty $215.00 $80.00 $45.00 $11.00
Public $230.00 $90.00 $50.00 $12.00
aUnlimited yoga and Pilates classes for the duration of the term. Pass expires December 8, 2017. These passes will not be sold after November 8, 2017.
bUnlimited yoga and Pilates classes for the duration of 30 days. Pass expires 30 days from the date of purchase.
cPass includes access to 5 classes of your choice. Pass expires 30 days from the date of purchase.
dPass includes a drop-in class. Must be purchased the day-of the class.
Please note that there are no classes on Stat Holiday Weekends including the Monday.

 

To purchase a pass, visit the front desk of the Student Recreation Centre or Ponderosa Commons Studio prior to your first class. 


Yoga & Pilates Class Schedule

Winter Classes start the week of January 8, 2018! Classes kick off with Free Week where you can try any class for free from January 8-14.


Class Descriptions

50/50 Yoga Pilates classes fuses lower-body strength through standing pilates exercises while integrating core-strengthening through vinyassa yoga poses. This class is suited for those looking for a total body workout while achieving a balanced mind-body experience and reinforced pilates principles.

A great all-levels class for those who wish to move their bodies and relax deeply. This class will be slower paced and softer than a power class, however it still focuses on strength, endurance, balance and flexibility. This class incorporates sun salutations and juicy stretches with an emphasis on calming the body and mind. Basic yoga postures are combined with regulated breath and performed in a systematic and accessible manner. This class helps reduce stress, increase energy, stretch, strengthen muscles and encourages you to breathe more freely and fully.

Pilates is designed to stretch and strengthen the muscles, creating a toned and lean look. Pilates improves posture, flexibility and balance. Core exercises are emphasized, and you will definitely feel the burn!

Fun and appropriate for all levels of skill for yoga. Flow Yoga places an emphasis on moving through postures while synchronizing your breath and movement, this class will develop core strength, breath awareness and improve your spine's alignment.

Get ready to breathe and sweat! An energetic class that starts by heating the body up with sun salutations, followed with a creative flow of standing, balancing, seated, and twisting poses, with optional inverted poses in the mix too. Vinyasa-powered, flowing from pose to pose by connecting each movement with breath. A mellow cool down at the end to savasana. Definitely a challenging class!


Latest Mind & Body News

The Best Nap Spots on Campus

Sleep deprivation is a huge issue among university students. Because students have classes and activities at various times each morning and night and because there are periods where workloads are extremely high, a lot of students have erratic sleep schedules and often do not sleep enough hours per night.

 

A good night’s rest leads to a better functioning body and mind, and a lack thereof can lead to mental and physical health problems and poor grades (Biggs et al. 2015). Many students give up sleep in an attempt to excel in their classes, but in the long run this is a counter-productive method. Students who frequently lack a full night of rest have more trouble concentrating in class and retaining information, and therefore, tend to have lower averages in school (Biggs et al. 2015).

 

Sometimes sleeping at night just doesn’t happen. You get home late from a rehearsal, a sport’s game, or a concert and suddenly you realize you only have five hours until you have to be up to get to your 8am lecture. These are the moments when a handy-dandy nap comes to the rescue. Let’s go through 5 of the best places to get some good Z’s on UBC campus.

 

1 The Egg in the Nest

Pros: easy to access location to achieve optimal sleep between classes, couches you can (sort of) stretch out on

Cons: sometimes busy, mainstream nap spot

2 The Sauna

Pros: warm, peaceful

Cons: the benches are made of wood

Suggestions: listen to calming music, bring a jacket or two to lie on

3 Neville Scarfe Basement Lounge

Pros: relatively empty

Cons: the couches and chairs are only decent

4 Make a friend who lives on campus

Pros: an actual bed!

Cons: they have to be home when you need a nap

5 Bring a sleeping bag and nap anywhere

Pros: everywhere is a bed

Cons: bringing a sleeping bag

 

Bibliography

Biggs, S., Dollman, J., Lushington, K., Kennedy, D., Martin, J., & Wilson, A.(2015). Culture, extracurricular activity, sleep habits, and mental health: A comparison of senior high school asian-australian and caucasian-australian adolescents. International Journal of Mental Health, 44(1-2), 139-157. doi:10.1080/00207411.2015.1009788

Gearing up for Gladiator

Put on your helmet, armour, and shield, grab your sword, and channel your inner Russell Crowe… because on Thursday, January 18th GLADIATOR 2018 will be taking over the Student Rec Centre! (then take all of that ridiculous stuff off because you won’t need it).

 

 

Gladiator is probably UBC Rec’s wackiest annual event, chock-full of out of the ordinary activities meant to challenge your body and mind while making you laugh.

Remember what it was like to be a kid, jumping on bouncy castles and playing with those huge rainbow tarps? Imagine that much fun, but for adults and featuring a competitive twist.

 

 

This year’s Gladiator will feature…

 

a Maze competition where team members are sent into an inflatable maze one at a time to retrieve clues that will help open a locked box!

 

a competition to see who can get more dodgeballs into nets while watching out for a giant (padded) rotating arm!

 

a brain teaser game where players must memorize and recreate a pattern!

 

a tennis ball shooter game, where one team shoots tennis balls at the 

other team’s players as they try to collect scattered puzzle pieces!

 

a timed obstacle course each member of the team will have to participate in!

 

 

AND this year’s theme is Survivor, so turn on the TV and get training!

 

If these games sound as fun to you as they do to me, you’d better hurry and register a team before January 15th 2018. Each team must have 6-10 people, with the Co-Rec ratio of less than 50% self-identified men. Don’t forget to click “attending” on our Facebook event!

 

Free Week | January 8-14, 2018

Kickstart your 2018 by sampling over 100 of instructor-led classes for free! UBC Recreation welcomes students, staff & faculty, and the general public to this week-long event at no cost. Try as many classes as you want, from January 8 to 14, and register for your favorites!

Winter Recreation Guides Now Available!


Learn all about what programs are available from January to April 2018.
You can pick up your guide at any of our facilities or download your online Winter 2018 Recreation Guide.