Geelong West Neighbourhood House

Celebrating Diversity, Building Community

Current Activities

Please view our current activities below, or you may download a PDF version of our Activites Calendar at this link below.
 

Health & Wellbeing

Mindfulness Meditation

Dates: 
Monday, 16 April 2018 to Monday, 25 June 2018
Time: 
1.30pm - 2.30pm (Except public holidays) **
Venue: 
Virginia Todd Hall - Clarence St, Geelong West

This year create a more mindful version of yourself. Restore inner balance, lower stress levels and anxiety, and give your body and mind the chance to rest deeply and re-energize.

No previous experience is required. You will be sitting in a comfortable chair, with the option of lying down.

Come and unwind in your lunch hour, learn to feel more relaxed, centered, vibrant, forgiving, loving and serene.

Linda has been practicing Mindfulness and Meditation for 10 years and is passionate to share the benefits of these practices.

Research papers around the benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation have grown exponentially during the past few years, demonstrating highly positive effect on the whole person: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Benefits include weight and blood pressure regulation, decreased stress levels, better concentration and mental clarity and improved emotional awareness.

** Please note there are no Mindfulness Meditation classes on 12th March (Labour Day), and 2nd April (Easter Monday).

Tutor: 
Linda de Marco
Cost: 
$100 per term or $12 per week
Code: 
2HW1

Pilates

Dates: 
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 to Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Time: 
9:30am - 10:30am
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Come and join to learn the secret of a beautiful and healthy body.

Our Pilates class will give you a full body workout performed on a mat, realigning, strengthening and improving your balance.

Improve your posture, flexibility and balance, reduce neck and back discomfort, build bone and muscle strength, firm up your tummy and butt, and reduce stress in a relaxed and supportive environment.

BYO yoga mat and water bottle.

Tutor: 
Michelle Hubble
Cost: 
$110 per term or $12 per week
Code: 
2HW2

Yoga

Dates: 
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 to Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Time: 
10:45am - 11:45am
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Join us in a non-competitive friendly environment for a traditional Hatha style yoga class suitable for all levels - absolute beginners to experienced practitioners.

Alita will lead you through breathing techniques, gentle stretching and rotations of joints to release tension through the body and mind, plus energizing strengthening and balancing sequences to keep the body and mind sharp, healthy and harmonized. Class concludes with a guided relaxation to restore and rejuvenate.

BYO water bottle, Yoga mat & blanket.

Tutor: 
Alita
Cost: 
$110 per term or $12 per week
Code: 
2HW3

Introducing Qigong

Dates: 
Thursday, 19 April 2018 to Thursday, 28 June 2018
Time: 
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: 
OneCare, 61 Candover St, Geelong West

Qigong is an integrated body-mind health practice originating from China encompassing physical postures and stretching, repeated flowing body movement, breathing techniques and focused intention.

The movements are easy to learn and accessible to everyone, require no equipment and are modified in case of injury/illness.

Tutor: 
Paul Burns
Cost: 
$110 per term or $12 per week
Code: 
2HW4

Creative Arts

Art Class - Painting the Landscape & Nature

Dates: 
Thursday, 19 April 2018 to Thursday, 17 May 2018
Time: 
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
OneCare, 61 Candover St, Geelong West

Be inspired by the landscape to produce a watercolor artwork composed from photo references of your choice and/or your imagination.

You will be assisted with composition, painting techniques and color theory in a supportive environment. Beginner and advanced students welcome.

Bring ideas to the first class. BYO Artist grade Watercolour paper. Cold press 300gsm & brushes.

Tutor: 
FelicityK
Cost: 
$80.00
Code: 
2CA1

Mosaic Workshop - Planter Bird

Dates: 
Saturday, 28 April 2018
Time: 
1pm - 5pm
Venue: 
The Garden Studio, Highton. Map supplied on booking.

Make a sculptural bird from repurposed china or glass.

The bird has a wing pocket in which petite succulents may be planted. A hanging facility at the back allows for display on a wall or fence.

Bird is 24cm in diam. All materials and afternoon tea supplied. BYO china ‘treasures’.

See www.flockofbirdsmosaics.org

Tutor: 
Helen Millar
Cost: 
$75
Code: 
2CA3

Mosaic Workshop - Remembrance Bird

Dates: 
Saturday, 12 May 2018
Time: 
1pm - 5pm
Venue: 
The Garden Studio, Highton. Map supplied on booking.

Create a remembrance bird to honor the memory of someone you have loved and lost.

Please state your choice of bird with a stick for display in pot or garden OR with a hanging facility to allow for display on a fence or wall.

The remembrance bird is 24cm in diam. BYO ‘china’ treasures if you wish. All materials and afternoon tea supplied.

See www.flockofbirdsmosaics.org

Tutor: 
Helen Millar
Cost: 
$75
Code: 
2CA4

Art Class - Intro to Pastels

Dates: 
Thursday, 24 May 2018 to Thursday, 21 June 2018
Time: 
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
OneCare, 61 Candover St, Geelong West

This beginner class will explore soft pastels, giving an overview of techniques and materials used and then allowing you time to both experiment and produce artwork.

Great for any subject, soft pastels are an expressive medium that combines elements of drawing and painting, and expressing your artistic creativity. 

Some materials supplied.

Tutor: 
FelicityK
Cost: 
$80.00
Code: 
2CA2

Community

Geelong West Café Care Connect

Time: 
Alternate Tuesday afternoons - 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub, 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Café Care Connect is a support program for people caring for an elderly person or someone who has dementia to enjoy some social activities together in a supportive and welcoming environment.

It provides opportunities for carers and those they are caring for to join in a regular café style support group and enjoy delicious homemade food, information, lively conversation and fun activities.

It is an opportunity for people to meet others in a similar situation, share their experiences and make new friendships along the way.

For further information about this program please contact:
GWNH on 0467 692 921 or the Gateways Respite Coordinator on 5221 2984

A joint program between Gateways Support Services and Geelong West Neighbourhood House.

Craft & Conversation with Maggie and Faye

Dates: 
Monday, 16 April 2018 to Monday, 9 July 2018
Time: 
10.00am - 12 noon (Except public holidays) **
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Bring along your sewing, knitting or crochet projects and join in with like minded others in a small group setting overlooking the beautiful West Park.

Enjoy good craft activities, good conversation and the opportunity to make new friends.

New members always welcome.

** Please note there is no Craft & Conversation on 12th March (Labour Day), and 2nd April (Easter Monday).

Tutor: 
Maggie & Faye
Cost: 
Gold coin donation.

GWNH Business

2017 Annual General Meeting

A new Committee of Management was voted in at the AGM held on 23 October 2017.  They are as follows:

President - Sheila White
Vice President  - Pam Virgona
Interim Treasurer/Secretary - Maggie McNamara
Minute Secretary - Mary Budd
Ordinary Members - Jason Brown, Jackie Lukacz, Deb Holmes, Madeleine Wilson & David Kearney 

The new CoM is looking forward to continuing to offer quality Creative Arts, Health & Wellbeing Classes and Community Events throughout 2018.