About Our Programs
The Mayne Island Community Centre hosts a diverse number of ongoing programs for fitness, health and well-being, education, arts, crafts, and more.
We also host a diverse range of sessions, meetings and events including flu clinics, courses, concerts, craft fairs, dances, fundraising events and AGMs. Schedules for these can be found on our calendar. Please also check our Facebook page for upcoming events and announcements.
If you are interested in holding a program at the Centre, please get in touch through the Board and Bookings page. Rates are very reasonable and may present an economic opportunity for you and a place to share your skills.
Check the calendar and Facebook pages for program dates and times.
Fitness, Health and, Well-Being
Nia Experience is a low-impact physical conditioning and systemic movement class that is practiced barefoot to diverse music styles suitable to all ages and body types and that results in body awareness, increased strength, flexibility, mobility, agility and sensed stability. Nia runs year round Wednesday mornings at 11 a.m. Contact Instructor Diane Watson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stretch and Strength Fitness
A 1-hour fitness session on Thursday mornings concentrating on resistance exercises and stretching, some cardio elements as well. Registration required. Contact:
Dave Ewanchuk, email@example.com, 250 732-7558
This class is slow, measured movement done to music. Yang-style Tai Chi is a gentle upright form which promotes balance and flow. Tai Chi is offered from January through April, and September to December on Monday mornings. Contact Dell Maxwell email: firstname.lastname@example.org 250-539-3351
TOPS is a well established support program that runs every Wednesday morning throughout the year at 10 a.m. Contact Karen-Gary Teager: email@example.com
Yoga with Carol
A variety of Hatha poses will be taught from Beginner to Intermediate level. Pre-registration is required as classes will be restricted by size. Fee: $12 / class or 8 classes for $90.
Monday 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Contact: Carol Meldrum, CYA Registered Hatha, Yin, & Children’s Yoga Instructor, RYT-250 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 778 242 3626
Yoga with Donna
Drawing from the full spectrum of Classical Eight Limb Yoga, infused with mindfulness, and working with the guidance of the breath, this class offers stability for body and mind, cultivating inner awareness, harmony and balance. Suitable for those with previous yoga experience.
Tuesdays 5:00 – 6:30 pm
This early morning practice is infused with mindful movement, steady postures and gentle breath works, to establish oneself in ease of both body and mind. Suitable for those new to yoga, or for experienced practitioners seeking a slower pace. Pre-registration required. Contact Donna for drop-in options.
Fridays 7:45 – 9:00am
Classes led by, Donna Williams, CYA-E-RYT * 550 hr
*Canadian Yoga Alliance – Experienced – Registered Yoga Teacher / Ayurveda Yoga Wellness Consultant.
Join Sue Duncan and the great Mayne Island Lunch Bunch the first and third Thursday of each month at 12 noon for a lovely lunch with interesting topics and guest speakers. All ages welcome.
Registration required: Contact: Sue Duncan, Program Coordinator, 250-539-3640
Mindful Somatic Movement is on throughout the year in sessions runs, generally on Friday mornings. Sensory motor amnesia (SMA) is a term to describe chronically tight muscles that have learned to stay tight due to habitual holding patterns and long term stress in the body. Engaging in this gentle movement we reset the neuromuscular system, releasing tension and stress, establishing new patterns of ease and comfort, greater range of motion, strength and flexibility. Contact certified instructor Donna Williams, 250-539-3693
Starting again July 15th, Fridays from 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
Arts and Recreation
Duplicate Bridge is on every Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. Contact Ingrid Marsh, email@example.com, 250-539-5024
“MayneVoices” Community Choir – If you love to sing, want to have fun, and meet new people, join MayneVoices! No experience is necessary! We meet every Wednesday for 2 hours to explore the world of choral music, from classical to contemporary, including gospel, jazz, folk, world music, madrigals, and musicals. Cost is $150 for 15 sessions (sliding scale discount as needed).
Director: Mary Hansen 778-773-0468 firstname.lastname@example.org
Not currently running due to COVID
A Watercolour Painting group meets every Monday afternoon at 1:15 pm for quiet, reflective sessions and support in their chosen genre. Contact Dell Maxwell for information, 250-539-3351