Geelong West Neighbourhood House

Celebrating Diversity, Building Community

Current Activities

Creative Arts

Dates: 
Thursday, 22 July 2021 to Thursday, 19 August 2021
Time: 
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Learn the basics of painting with oils or brush up your existing skills with a focus on still life painting. Here we will focus on a traditional approach to oil painting beginning with a tonal study and then glazing with colour. It will build your skills in composition, perception of tone and the use of colour. Material list available on enrolment.

Cost: 
$120
Dates: 
Saturday, 24 July 2021
Time: 
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
The Garden Studio Highton (map supplied on booking).

Begin or add to a flock of birds for your garden. Create a stylish, striking mosaic using black and white repurposed china, ceramics and glass.

Birds and chooks are 26 cm in diameter.

All materials supplied. BYO china 'treasures' if you wish. Homemade cookies for afternoon tea.

For more details see:
See www.flockofbirdsmosaics.org

Tutor: 
Helen Millar
Cost: 
$75.00
Dates: 
Saturday, 7 August 2021
Time: 
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
The Garden Studio Highton (map supplied on booking).

Begin or add to a flock of birds for your garden. Using repurposed china, ceramics and glass create two little birds in matching or contrasting colours and patterns.

Birds are 14 cm in diameter.

All materials supplied. BYO china 'treasures' if you wish. Homemade cookies for afternoon tea.

For more details see:
See www.flockofbirdsmosaics.org

Tutor: 
Helen Millar
Cost: 
$75.00

Health & Wellbeing

Dates: 
Monday, 12 July 2021 to Monday, 13 September 2021
Time: 
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Strength Training is not just for bodybuilders! Regular strength training benefits people of all ages, particularly those with health issues such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. Research has shown that weekly strength training reduces the risk of developing heart disease and stroke, as well as assisting with weight loss, improving balance, improving bone health and reducing the natural loss of lean muscle that occurs with ageing.

Bring along a yoga mat.

Tutor: 
Janet Ashton
Cost: 
$100 full term or $12 week
Dates: 
Monday, 12 July 2021 to Monday, 13 September 2021
Time: 
5.00pm - 6.00pm (Except public holidays)
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Looking for a way to create a more balanced life and improve your wellbeing?

Come join our mindfulness class and switch off from the demands of life and experience simply being. Together we gradually unwind and give our bodies and minds the chance to rejuvenate and replenish.

Proved benefits of regular mindfulness/meditation practice include better intra and inter personal relationship, decreased stress levels, better concentration and mental clarity, improved emotional awareness, weight and blood pressure regulation.

No experience required.

Tutor: 
Linda de Marco
Cost: 
$100 full term, $12 per week
Dates: 
Tuesday, 13 July 2021 to Tuesday, 14 September 2021
Time: 
9:30am - 10:30am
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 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: 
Lila Smyth
Cost: 
$100 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Tuesday, 13 July 2021 to Tuesday, 14 September 2021
Time: 
10:45am - 11:45am
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 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.

If you can breathe, you can do Yoga!
BYO water bottle, Yoga mat & blanket.

Tutor: 
Alita
Cost: 
$100 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Wednesday, 14 July 2021 to Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Time: 
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn 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.

Learn more about Qigong here.

Tutor: 
Paul Burns
Cost: 
$100 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Wednesday, 14 July 2021 to Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Time: 
10.00am - 11:00am
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Come along and join Dee for some gentle exercise to keep you fit and active.

Wednesday’s 10-11am. $10 per class.

Contact Dee for details and bookings on 0418354425

Cost: 
$10 per class.
Dates: 
Thursday, 15 July 2021 to Thursday, 16 September 2021
Time: 
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: 
ZOOM (a link will be sent via email).

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.

Learn more about Qigong here.

Tutor: 
Paul Burns
Cost: 
$100 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Thursday, 15 July 2021 to Thursday, 16 September 2021
Time: 
9:30am - 10:30am
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 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.

If you can breathe, you can do Yoga!
BYO water bottle, Yoga mat & blanket.

Tutor: 
Alita
Cost: 
$100 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Thursday, 15 July 2021 to Thursday, 16 September 2021
Time: 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Strength Training is not just for bodybuilders! Regular strength training benefits people of all ages, particularly those with health issues such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. Research has shown that weekly strength training reduces the risk of developing heart disease and stroke, as well as assisting with weight loss, improving balance, improving bone health and reducing the natural loss of lean muscle that occurs with ageing.

Tutor: 
Janet Ashton
Cost: 
$100 full term or $12 week
Dates: 
Friday, 16 July 2021 to Friday, 17 September 2021
Time: 
10:00am - 11:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Strength Training is not just for bodybuilders! Regular strength training benefits people of all ages, particularly those with health issues such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. Research has shown that weekly strength training reduces the risk of developing heart disease and stroke, as well as assisting with weight loss, improving balance, improving bone health and reducing the natural loss of lean muscle that occurs with ageing.

Tutor: 
Janet Ashton
Cost: 
$100 full term or $12 week
Dates: 
Friday, 16 July 2021 to Friday, 17 September 2021
Time: 
9:00am - 9:45am
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 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: 
Lila Smyth
Cost: 
$90 per term or $10 per week

Community

Dates: 
Monday, 12 July 2021 to Monday, 13 September 2021
Time: 
10.00am - 12 noon (Except public holidays)
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Come along and enjoy good company, good conversation and the opportunity to make new friends.

Bring along your sewing, knitting or crochet patterns and projects and join us in the Hub overlooking the beautiful West Park.

New members very welcome.

No booking required, just turn up.

Cost: 
Gold coin donation
Dates: 
Wednesday, 14 July 2021 to Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Time: 
10.00am - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Do you know how to paint but would like a group to meet and connect while working on your own art piece? If so, this group is for you.

This group meets Wednesday’s from 10am until 2pm.

Come for an hour or for a few, BYO morning tea and you art and make new friends while practice your art skills.

email info@gwnh.org.au for further information.

Dates: 
Thursday, 15 July 2021 to Thursday, 9 September 2021
Time: 
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Come along to SING OUT SESSIONS 2021!

Everything from Irish folk, world music, to the Beatles or Paul Kelly. It is purely for the enjoyment of group singing.  No experience necessary!

The Sing Out Sessions are led by Ceridwyn Gordon at the Geelong West Community Hub every second Thursday 7.30-p.m - 9.00 p.m. during school terms. Entry is $5, all welcome, just come along on the night.

The upcoming Monday dates are:

  • 15 & 29 July
  • 12 & 26 August
  • 9 September

No booking required, just turn up.

An initiative by Sing Out Geelong Inc. for people wanting to sing a variety of songs in a fun and informal way with others.

For more info, details and contact information visit: https://www.singoutgeelong.com.au/ 

Tutor: 
Ceridwyn Gordon
Cost: 
$5 Entry
Dates: 
Friday, 16 July 2021 to Friday, 17 September 2021
Time: 
7.30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

These dances started in Germany by the Wolfshager Hexenbrut Witches and have since been danced many times all over the world. We will be a part of a worldwide community joined in the fun of dance.

Dressing up is absolutely encouraged (this is half the fun) Bring out your inner Witch. We could even have a session on Broom making. If the group are so inclined, we are also happy to dance at some events if requested (no pressure).

Friday evenings starting 16 July 7.30pm – 8.30pm
email info@gwnh.org.au for further information.

Dates: 
Saturday, 17 July 2021 to Saturday, 18 September 2021
Time: 
12.00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Chess Club Saturdays 12pm - 2pm.

Come along and play a game of chess, open to adults and children.

Call Eddie Ph: 0402 623 455. Email: eddieteijeiro@hotmail.com