Spring & Summer 2022 Program Registration

Programs that run June to August are now open for viewing online!

Summer Program registration starts Saturday June 11

See below to view all programs

In person at the Centre
Online at www.recreation.vancouver.ca
By phone 604-257-8195 ext 1

Art, Culture & Environment

Pottery Hand Building & Wheel Throwing Combo w/ Suling (19+ yrs)
A combination pottery course for Hand Building and Wheel Throwing.Hand Building: Basic introduction to pottery making in a fun studio environment. You will create functional pottery using hand-building techniques. Wheel Throwing: Learn the art of wheel throwing! Join pottery instructor on Mondays, as they lead demonstrations of basic to advanced throwing skills and decorating and finishing techniques. Get acquainted with wheel work or take your throwing to the next level. Clay must be purchased at the first class. Price includes studio equipment use, all tools, glazing, firing and additional studio time (see instructor for details). No registration after the second class. No class on April 18 and May 23.
Instructor: Suling Yuen
M Apr 4-Jun 20 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
393790 $220/10 sess
M Apr 4-Jun 20 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
393798 $220/10 sess

Pottery Studio Membership (19+ yrs)
Membership is only $46/month! Payments are due at the beginning of each month (can be pro-rated the first month only). The studio is available to members during our hours of operation. The studio is not available when classes are in session.
Membership applicants need to have completed a minimum of 8 weeks pottery course within the last 3 years at False Creek Community Centre.

June During Operational Hours
393584 $46
July During Operational Hours
393585 $46
August During Operational Hours
393586 $46

Education

Caterpillar Stitch Bookbinding (19+ yrs)
Learn to make a modern hardcover book that cleverly uses stitches to bind pages to its covers. The stitching looks remarkably like a long sinuous caterpillar/centipede resulting in a very organic aesthetic. Your choice of colorful linen thread will make your hardcover book pop! No prior experience is necessary. All materials and tools are provided. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Sa Jun 25 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
393815 $59.95/1 sess

Bookbinding: Portfolio (19+ yrs)
Protect and store your art work or important papers in an decorative portfolio; away from dust, moisture and damage. Portfolio is a conservation container; a much smarter and lasting alternative to envelopes or file folders. No prior experience is necessary. All supplies and tools provided. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Sa Jul 23 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
393816 $59.95/1 sess

Bookbinding: Japanese Box (19+ yrs)
Participants will make a beautiful box using a historical Japanese method. Beautiful decorative paper and book cloth are used to finish a box roughly 8” x 3” x 2” with a bone clasp closure. Please bring plenty of discarded magazines and catalogues (about 100 sheets); not newspapers. We will use them to protect your box and work surfaces from glue stains. No handouts will be provided. Students are encouraged to take notes and photos. No prior bookbinding or box making experience is necessary. All materials and tools provided. Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Sa Aug 27 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
393817 $79/1 sess

Fitness & Health

ABM NeuroMovement ® for Healthy Backs (19+ yrs)
The Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® is an evidence based, neuroplastic approach to healing chronic pain, injury, brain and body trauma. Build new neural pathways through slow and gentle movements and painlessly rewire your brain to move beyond limitations, improve cognition and experience overall higher performance. These mat-based classes will focus in particular on how to use your back to reduce pain and to move more easily and gracefully. Visit www.clairesandham.ca [clairesandham.ca] for more information. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $15, if space permits. No class on April 14.
Instructor: Claire Sandham
Th Apr 7-Jun 16 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
394662 $130/10 sess
Tu Apr 19-Jun 14 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
394660 $117/9 sess

Catch Fit Thursday (w/ Judi) (19+ yrs)
A stimulating low impact aerobic class for improving your overall fitness through choreographed cardio, resistance training and balance work. Emphasis is on mobility training to assist in improving the range of motion of our joints and muscles and reduce the risk of injury to those joints. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins allowed, if space permits.
Instructor: Judeth Clark
Th Apr 7-Jun 30 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
393587 $65/13 sess
Th Jul 7-Aug 25 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
393588 $40/8 sess

Core Control Wednesday (w/ Harry) (19+ yrs)
Functional fitness and body alignment using your own body weight and resistance. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins allowed, if space permits.
Instructor: Harry Wong
W Apr 6-Jun 29 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
393590 $65/13 sess
W Jul 6-Aug 31 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
393591 $45/9 sess

Creative Hatha Yoga (w/ Hana) (19+ yrs)
Hatha classes are great for improving focus, breathing, circulation, digestion, and flexibility. Many students say they feel more relaxed after class and sleep better at night. Classes begin with a short grounding exercise, followed by a variety of poses, and finishing with a relaxing savasana. Keep your body limber and come do yoga! Beginners welcome. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $15, if space permits.
Instructor: Hana Hermanek
W May 25-Jun 29 6:00 PM-7:15 PM
394565 $84/6 sess

Hatha + Yin Yoga (w/ Pam) (19+ yrs)
Slow down. Release tension and stress in your body, mind and nervous system. A unique mix of Hatha, Yin and Restorative yoga. Designed to reset your nervous system and relax your mind while increasing flexibility deeper in your body in a safe and supported way. You will leave class feeling a lot more balanced and at ease between body and mind. All levels welcome. Beginner friendly.Website: www.pamelafermanyoga.com. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $16, if space permits. No class on April 18 and August 1.
Instructor: Pamela Ferman
Th May 19-Jun 30 5:15 PM-6:30 PM
394504 $98/7 sess
M May 30-Jun 27 9:30 AM-10:4.5 AM
394499 $70/5 sess
M Jul 4-Aug 22 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
394500 $98/7 sess
Th Jul 7-Aug 25 5:15 PM-6:30 PM
394505 $112/8 sess

Hatha Flow Yoga (w/ Bless) (19+ yrs)
Breathe. Flow. Rest. An all levels yoga class combining slow fluid movements with the breath. Bless Leone brings a wealth of practical knowledge to her teaching which focuses on intelligent, creative sequencing, postural alignment, good tunes and mindfulness. Classes include the use of props, modifications and demonstrations to create an environment where new students feel empowered and returning students feel challenged. www.blessleone.com. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $20, if space permits. No class on April 17.
Instructor: Bless Leone
W May 18-Jun 22 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
394511 $90/6 sess
Th Jun 2-Jul 21 5:45 PM-7:00 PM
394575 $120/8 sess
Su Jun 5-Jul 24 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
394578 $120/8 sess

Hatha Yoga (w/ Jolene) (All Levels) (19+ yrs)
Jolene has been teaching for 17 years with over 10,000 hours experience and training. Versed in the science and art of Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa, Power, Yin, Restorative, & Thai Massage, she certifies new teachers in a 60 hour Yin certification and a 200 hour Hatha Certification Program. She invites her students to allow yoga to unlock repetitive and habitual patterns in the body and mind that cause pain, restriction, and imbalance. Join Jolene on a journey through the physical body as she guides you along a creative flow of postures, while embodying breath as a tool to unlock the bodys daily response to stress, tension, and physical exertion. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $15, if space permits.
Instructor: Jolene Bayda
Tu May 24-Jun 28 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
394545 $78/6 sess
Tu Jul 5-Jul 26 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
394546 $52/4 sess
Tu Aug 9-Aug 30 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
394547 $52/4 sess

Hatha Yoga (w/ Pam) (19+ yrs)
Slow down. Release tension and stress in your body, mind and nervous system with Pamela Ferman’s grounding 75 minute Hatha Yoga. Her classes consist of breath work, meditation and physical yoga postures that flow slowly & smoothly from one to another with some long holds in between for deeper fascia stretching. A perfect mix of flexibility, strength, balance, movement, stillness and breathing. All levels welcome. Beginner friendly. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $16, if space permits.
Instructor: Pamela Ferman
Sa May 21-Jun 25 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
394508 $84/6 sess
Sa Jul 2-Jul 30 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
394509 $70/5 sess

Hearing Screening – Free! (19+ yrs)
Routine hearing assessments are so important and so rarely considered as part of people’s annual health checkups. Join Talia Glassman, Registered Audiologist, for a complimentary hearing screening. Registration is required to reserve your 30 minutes hearing screening time slot. Please arrive on time for your scheduled session.
Instructor: Talia Glassman – NexGen Hearing
W Jun 29 FREE
394711 12:00 PM-12:30 PM
394712 12:45 PM-1:15 PM 394713 1:30 PM-2:00 PM
394714 2:15 PM-2:45 PM 394715 3:00 PM-3:30 PM 394716 3:45 PM-4:15 PM

W Aug 24 FREE
394717 12:00 PM-12:30 PM
394718 12:45 PM-1:15 PM 394719 1:30 PM-2:00 PM
394720 2:15 PM-2:45 PM
394721 3:00 PM-3:30 PM 394722 3:45 PM-4:15 PM

Iyengar Yoga – Levels 1 & 2 w/ Arezou (19+ yrs)
Cultivate a healthy body, quiet mind and open heart! In this class you’ll increase body awareness, flexibility and strength. Iyengar adapts to your personal needs, regardless of your age or health. All women and men are welcome. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $18, if space permits. No class on April 18 and May 23.
Instructor: Arezou Moeini
M Jun 6-Jul 25 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
394571 $120/8 sess

Morning Fit Monday (w/ Harry) (19+ yrs)
A balanced workout emphasizing cardiovascular health, step and low impact conditioning, resistance training, stretching and body alignment. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins allowed, if space permits.
Instructor: Harry Wong
M Apr 4-Jun 27 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
393592 $65/13 sess
M Jul 4-Aug 29 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
393594 $45/9 sess

Nia with Noelle (19+ yrs)
Nia is a fun and creative way to nurture your body, mind, and spirit. Using soul stirring music, this unique blend of Martial Arts, Healing Arts, and Dance is designed to give you a powerful workout, as well as the opportunity to explore, unleash and heal. Participants are required to bring their own mat to use during floor play. Drop-ins $13.50, if space permits.
Instructor: Noelle Wardell
Sa Apr 23-Jun 11 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
393659 $96/8 sess
Tu May 24-Jun 28 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
393654 $72/6 sess
Th May 26-Jun 30 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
393656 $72/6 sess
F May 27-Jun 24 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
393658 $60/5 sess
Sa Jun 18-Jul 30 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
393660 $84/7 sess

Pilates Fusion (19+ yrs)
This class uses controlled movements incorporating Pilates and Yoga to improve your flexibility, strength, and endurance. Emphasis is on alignment, breathing, and developing core awareness. It is an all levels practice that consists of a full body work out. You?ll feel amazing after! No Pilates or Yoga experience necessary. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $16, if space permits.
Instructor: Into Yoga
Tu May 24-Jun 28 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
393819 $84/6 sess

Rise Fit Friday (w/ Kristiina) (19+ yrs)
A balanced workout emphasizing cardiovascular health, step and low impact conditioning, resistance training, stretching and body alignment. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins allowed, if space permits. No class on April 15.
Instructor: Kristiina Oinonen
F Apr 1-Jun 24 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
393599 $60/12 sess
F Jul 8-Aug 26 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
393602 $40/8 sess

The Joy of Gentle Yoga (19+ yrs)
Are regular yoga classes not right for you? This is a gentle and therapeutic yoga class that works with every body’s unique strengths and challenges. We use yoga mats, chairs and bolsters to make more yoga poses more accessible to more people in a deep, comfortable and safe way. This class will help build and maintain strength, tone and balance in both your body and mind. More information at www.joyofgentleyogawithsylvia.com. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $16, if space permits.
Instructor: Sylvia Smallman
Tu Jun 14-Jul 26 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
394555 $98/7 sess

Zoomer Fit Sunday (w/ Harry) (19+ yrs)
Low/moderate cardio, free weights, and gentle stretching for the zesty, zippy, pre/present/post boomer in you. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins allowed, if space permits.
Instructor: Harry Wong
Su Apr 3-Jun 26 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
393603 $65/13 sess
Su Jul 3-Aug 28 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
393604 $45/9 sess

Weight Training for Beginners (19+ yrs)
This class is for beginners wanting introduction to basic weight training while learning proper form, technique, and understanding muscle groups being used. PAR-Q and consent form must be completed before participation. Registration only. No drop-ins. No class on April 18.
Instructor: Keiko Murakami
M May 30-Jun 27 2:45 PM-3:45 PM
393827 $75/5 sess
M Jul 4-Jul 25 2:45 PM-3:45 PM
393828 $60/4 sess
M Aug 8-Aug 29 2:45 PM-3:45 PM
393829 $60/4 sess

Women’s Weight Training (19+ yrs)
This class is for women wanting introduction to basic weight training while learning proper form, technique, and understanding muscle groups being used. PAR-Q and consent form must be completed before participation. Registration only. No drop-ins. No class on April 18.
Instructor: Keiko Murakami
M May 30-Jun 27 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
393823 $75/5 sess
M Jul 4-Jul 25 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
393824 $60/4 sess
M Aug 8-Aug 29 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
393825 $60/4 sess

Yoga for All Bodies w/ Drew (19+ yrs)
This accessible Hatha based yoga practice is designed to improve physical and mental wellbeing in class and your day to day life. Classes include a blend of poses, breath work, and relaxation techniques to increase mobility, build foundational strength, and bring focus to the mind. You will be encouraged to practice at a pace and intensity level that suits you. Modifications are provided to prevent injury or reinjury of sensitive areas. You will be guided in the use of props such as blocks, straps, and chairs as needed to fit the pose to your body instead of fitting your body into the pose. Classes are geared for all levels and beginners are encouraged to join. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $16, if space permits. No class on May 23 and August 1.
Instructor: Drew Climie
M May 2-Jun 27 5:15 PM-6:30 PM
393968 $120/8 sess
M Jul 4-Aug 29 5:15 PM-6:30 PM
393969 $120/8 sess

Yoga4Stiff Guys – All Levels (19+ yrs)
This yoga class is specifically designed for and focuses on the needs of the male body type. Emphasis is on poses to open the shoulders, hips, quadriceps, hamstrings and lower back. Improve flexibility, increase strength and connect mind & body. This class will challenge beginner and advanced students alike. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $16, if space permits. No class on April 18 and May 23.
Instructor: Yoga4Stiff People
M Apr 4-Jun 27 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
393962 $154/11 sess
M Jul 4-Jul 25 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
393963 $56/4 sess

Yoga4Stiff People – All Levels (19+ yrs)
This yoga class makes yoga accessible for every-body! It is designed for students who want to improve flexibility, increased strength and connect the mind & body. Our personalized workshop style approach will provide those “ah ha” moments to inspire your practice to a new level. Beginners welcome. It is encouraged to bring your own equipment such as mats, blocks, straps, blankets, etc. (If required for the program). Drop-ins $16, if space permits. No class on April 16 and May 21.
Instructor: Yoga4Stiff People
Sa Apr 9-Jun 25 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
393964 $140/10 sess
Sa Jul 9-Jul 30 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
393966 $56/4 sess

Zumba (Adults) (19+ yrs)
ZUMBA® fuses Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic workout system designed for everyone at any fitness level. Using fitness principles of interval and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning, and total body toning. It combines Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, and more giving you a feel-happy workout that is great for both the body and the mind. www.ZumbaVancouver.ca (zumbavancouver.ca) Drop-ins $15, if space permits.
Instructor: Zumba Vancouver
W May 25-Jun 29 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
394658 $82.5/6 sess
W Jul 6-Aug 10 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
394659 $82.5/6 sess

Food, Cooking and Gardening

Grow Your Own Microgreens (19+ yrs)
Microgreens are tasty and nutritious greens that can be eaten as a fresh snack or added to salads, smoothies, soups and more. In this Village Vancouver Fairview False Creek South Neighbourhood Food Network workshop with Dr. Yael Stav, you’ll learn how to grow your own trays of microgreens at home year-round. We’ll look at the difference between sprouts and microgreens, review the many possible seeds that can be used for starting microgreens, and look into troubleshooting common problems. You’ll prepare your own microgreen tray to take home! All supplies provided. We’ll have a community seed library present – pick up some free seeds, swap or donate seeds. Part of our 6th Annual Westside Food Festival (June 14-August 1). Free for Seniors (50 and over). Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Village Vancouver
Th Jun 16 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
394665 $10/1 sess

Making Beeswax Salves (19+ yrs)
In this Village Vancouver Fairview False Creek South Neighbourhood Food Network workshop with Lori Snyder, you’ll discover how to make beeswax salves with infused plant oils. It’s quick and easy! Beeswax salves have many different applications, including lip balms, natural skin care, hand salves, and salves for wounds and sprains. Gardeners – you can make salves from your garden from a variety of plant infused olive oils blended into beeswax. Part of our 6th Annual Westside Food Festival (June 14-August 1). Free for Seniors (50 and over). Registration only. No drop-ins.
Instructor: Village Vancouver
Tu Jul 19 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
394666 $10/1 sess

 

Martial Arts

Karate – Ku Yu Kai Go-Ju Ryu (Adults) (19+ yrs)
There is no first strike in karate. Go Ju Ryu founder Chogun Miyagi. Find your inner karate kid! Learn Go Ju Ryu karate the style featured in the original Karate Kid movies. Courage. Respect. Perseverance. Prudence. Self-Control. Character. Patience. Courtesy. Friendship. These are the principles of Ku Yu Kai. Shihan George Chan (7th degree black belt) and Sensei Julie Zilber (5th degree black belt) teach classes for all levels and all ages (minimum 6 years) in a friendly class environment. Continuous intake start any time. Progress at your own rate. (Students are taught to control their techniques. For safety reasons, any contact to the head, face, throat, groin and joints is strictly prohibited.) Uniform is optional for beginners. More info at kuyukai.com. Online registration only available for 2 hour sessions ($14/session). To register for the 1.5 hour session ($12/session), please call the front desk at 604-257-8195. Drop-ins $17 for 1.5 hours or $20 for 2 hours, if space permits.
Instructor: George Chan
Tu Th May 24-Jun 30 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
393831 $168/12 sess
7:00 PM-8:30 PM $144/12 sess
Tu Th Jul 5-Jul 28 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
393833 $112/8 sess
7:00 PM-8:30 PM $96/8 sess
Tu Th Aug 2-Aug 23 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
393906 $98/7 sess
7:00 PM-8:30 PM $84/7 sess

Tai Chi – Exploring Yang Style (19+ yrs)
The gentle movements of Tai Chi improve balance, alignment, and range of motion and foster body awareness while promoting relaxation. The widely practiced Yang Style is the foundation for this mixed levels class, where you will gain an understanding of the basics or expand your practice as we work towards learning the classic Long Form. Suitable for all body types and fitness levels. Taught in moderate stance with no extreme moves. Drop-ins $14, if space permits.
Instructor: Jean Kares
Tu Apr 12-Jun 28 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
394552 $144/12 sess

Tai Chi with Adrian (19+ yrs)
An ancient and unique system of health enhancement and self-defense, emphasizing relaxation, balance, coordination and agility. Tai chi incorporates both mental and physical discipline. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, classes are conducted in a fun and focused manner. All levels welcome. Registration only. No drop-ins. No class on April 15 and July 1.
Instructor: Adrian Rupp
F Apr 1-Jul 22 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
394655 $210/15 sess

Sports

Basketball (Adults) (16+ yrs)
Recreational 3 on 3 basketball – Games are organized by the players. Registration only. No drop-ins permitted at this time. Completed waiver forms required for participants between 16-18 years old. No session on April 18, May 23 and Aug 1.
Instructor: No Instructor
M Apr 4-Jun 27 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
393605 $55/11 sess
W Apr 6-Jun 29 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
393607 $65/13 sess
M Jul 4-Aug 29 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
393606 $40/8 sess
W Jul 6-Aug 31 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
393608 $45/9 sess

Indoor Soccer (Adults) (16+ yrs)
Also known as futsal, this game is played with a smaller, heavier ball. Registration only. No drop-ins at this time. Completed waiver forms required for participants between 16-18 years old.
Instructor: No Instructor
Tu Apr 5-Jun 28 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
393615 $65/13 sess
Th Apr 7-Jun 30 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
393610 $65/13 sess
Tu Jul 5-Aug 30 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
393613 $45/9 sess
Th Jul 7-Aug 25 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
393611 $40/8 sess