Regular Events & Activities for 2020

Meditation & Mindfulness Voice & Movement Reading & Writing Community Groups
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Meditation & Mindfulness

Silent Meditation

Fiona Johnston & Annette Jarrett
Do you sometimes long for silence, quiet rest and a time to be still? Come to our weekly silent meditation.

Wednesday Starts 5/2
Cost: Gold coins
Women & men
Code 298

Buddhist Meditation

Celia Karpfen
We are a non-denominational group who meet for qigong, dharma talks, sitting and walking meditation and discussion. Our practice is influenced by mindfulness and commitment to a spiritual journey. Participants are encouraged to see themselves as their own spiritual authority.
Sunday 12/1, 9/2, 8/3, 14/4,12/5, 9/6, 14/7, 11/8, 8/9, 13/10, 10/11, 8/12
Cost: F$6 C$4
Women & men
Code 253

Mindfulness Practice

Barb Hancock

Mindfulness/compassion meditation - 2 guided practices of 25 min. each followed by open discussion. Will include connecting to the breath, open awareness of sounds & thoughts & body scan to assist in developing increased clarity, balance & joy in everyday life. No experience necessary..

Tuesdays 4/2, 3/3, 7/4, 5/5, 2/6, 7/7, 4/8, 1/9, 6/10, 3/11, 1/12
9.30 am - 11.00am
Cost: F$10 C$5
Women & men
Code 423

The Enneagram - Who in the world am I?

Penny Cahalan
Like Alice in Wonderland, many of us don't know 'who in the world am I?' Penny can help you, by using the Enneagram, to become more self-aware, to recognise your issues and overcome life's hurdles.

Thursday 27/2, 26/3, 30/4, 28/5, NOT in June, 30/7, 27/8, 24/9, 29/10, 26/11
Cost: F$15 C$10
Code: 015
Women & men

Voice & Movement

Sophia Singers

Margaret May
Come and explore the beauty of women’s spirit through song. Build skills, confidence and community in a fun and positive environment. Newcomers welcome!
Click here to know more about Sophia Singers

Starts 11/2
Cost: $10 Members $8
Code 337

Sunday Circle Dancing

Lyn Porter
Savour the tranquility & joy of Sacred Circle Dancing as body, mind & spirit move to uplifting music from around the world. Easy to learn steps, carefully taught, no partners or dance experience necessary. All welcome. Bring afternoon tea to share.

NOTE: 3 sessions(in bold)with visiting teacher:

Sunday 2/2, 1/3, 29/3, NOT in April, 3/5, 7/6, 5/7, 2/8, 13/9, 18/10, 1/11, 6/12
Cost: F$15 C$12 MF$13.50 MC$10.80
Women & men
Code 374

Circle Dancing for Health & Wellbeing

Marisa Ala Dea

Meaningful, joyful and uplifting, Circle Dance combines easy to learn dance steps with music from around the world. Previous dance experience not required & all women welcome from beginners to beyond! Weekly during school terms.

Wednesday Starts 5/2
Cost: : MF$14 MC$11 Non-members $18
Code 263

Siva Pacifica

Tanika Smith
In Polynesia, dancing is a form of prayer, asking for blessings, mainly the daily health & well being of the people. Want to find out more about the Hula? Check out the Siva Pacifica lessons!
This course covers dancing of the Pacific including Hula, abd tge French Polynesian Tamoure.

You will learn the similar yet subtle differences between the islands from Hawaii in the north, Tahiti in the east, New Zealande in the south, and other islands in between such as Samoa and Tonga, known as the Polynesian triangle.

You will also learn of the origins of the dance, and their meanings, and also of influences from ancient beliefs, and neighbouring Melanesia.
A course suited not only for those who love dancing, but also for those who are intrigued by ethnic/folk dancing of other cultures.

Thursdays fortnightly

13/2, 27/2, 12/3, 26/3, 9/4,23/4, NOT in May, 11/6, 25/6, 9/7, 23/7, 13/8, 27/8, 10/9, 24/9, 8/10,22/10, 12/11, 26/11, 10/12
Cost: $10, conc $8
Code 503

Connect Play Create

Trish Fairley
Fun, creative and playful, using the improvisational tools of InterPlay, we move our bodies, tell stories, use our voices and create stillness, It's a great way to connect with others, live more lightly and experience grace.

Tues 18/2, 17/3, 21/4, 19/5, 16/6, 21/7, 18/8, 15/9, 20/10, 17/11
Cost: F$12 C$10 MF$10.80 MC$9
Code 221

Reading & Writing

Women Writing

Jenny Wightman
Do you like to write? You don’t have to be a published author or a formidable wordsmith to join this group of women who meet to explore their experience of life through writing. Anyone with an interest in writing is most welcome!

3rd Tuesdays: 18/2, 17/3, 21/4, 19/5, 16/6, 21/7, 18/8, 15/09, 20/10, 17/11
Cost: F$5 C$3
Code 002

Womens's Poetry Circle

Judith Haines
This is a supportive group of women poets who meet to share their poetry, develop writing skills, experiment with style and enjoy a creative group process.The format includes writing workshops and guest readers. If you are interested in exploring poetry & poetry writing, please join us. No prior knowledge of poetry or writing experience is necessary.

Saturday 8/2, 11/4, 13/6, 8/8, 10/10, 12/12
Cost: F$5, F$3
Code 007

Community Groups

English Classes for Refugee Women

These classes provide English tuition and practical life skills for refugee women and others not able to access alternative classes. Supportive environment with child-minding provided. Weekly during school terms.
Wednesday Starts 5/2
10.00am-12.30pm | No cost
code 187

Grow Your Food & Save the Earth

Nel Morrison
An enthusiastic group who share the joys and frustrations of growing food in changing climatic conditions. These sessions focus on sharing information and experience, alternated with visits to gardens. Newcomers most welcome! First session at Sophia. Bold indicates garden visits.

Tuesday 25/2, 24/3, 28/4, 26/5, 23/6, 28/7, 25/8, 22/9, 27/10, 24/11
1.45-3.45 pm
Cost: F$5 C$3
Women & Men

Nurturing Friendships, Sharing Stories

Maureen O'Connell, Elaine MacFarlane & Sophia Vogt

These gatherings are focused on those with a disability or disadvantage. Come, connect, make new friends and share stories over a light lunch. Carers and friends welcome too!

Tuesday 24/3, 26/5, 28/7, 22/9, 24/11
No Cost
Women & Men
Code 383

Storytelling & Conviviality

Nadeya Maystrenko & Michele Langman
"To speak is to sow, to listen is to reap." Turkish proverb. Through Storytelling we rediscover the ancient art of speaking to each other - & listening. Stories connect us & add meaning to our lives giving us a stronger sense of self & greater intimacy with each other. They also enrich our creativity; our courage; our confidence and make our lives more memorable - .& fun!

Fridays (fourth) 28/2, 27/3, 24/4, 22/5, 26/6, 24/7, 28/8, 25/9, 23/10, 27/11
Cost: F$10
Women & men
Code 505
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Grief's Journey

A monthly support group for younger adults who have lost their spouse/partner. The group aims to provide support following the untimely death of a partner in a nurturing environment of shared experiences, empathy & understanding.

Wednesday 5/2, 4/3, 1/4, 6/5, 3/6, 1/7, 5/8, 2/9 7/10, 4/11, 2/12
Cost: F$5 C$3
Women & men
Code 320

Grandmother Gathering

Lindsay Childs
Anyone who is a grandmother is invited to come & share experiences.; the delights & the challenges, for example, digital technology, connecting to the natural world, values & beliefs. Also, how do we cope and look after ourselves? Morning Tea Provided
Tuesday 25/2, 24/3, 28/4, 26/5, 23/6, 28/7, 25/8, 22/9, 27/10, 24/11
10.00 am - 12.00am
Cost: F$5
Code 502

Gaia Grief Support & Action Circle

Marisa Ala Dea
We gather in acknowledging the truth of our deepening global climate crisis. We create a confidential, respectful space where we can voice our concerns in the presence of compassionate witnesses. We collaborate to share strategies, resources & actions that serve to keep hope, joy & gratitude alive in this most challenging of times.

Thursday 13/2, 27/2, 12/3, 26/3, 9/4, 23/4, 14/5, 28/5, 11/6, 25/6, 9/7, 23/7, 13/8, 27/8, 10/9, 24/9, 8/10, 22/10, 12/11, 26/11, 10/12
Cost: F$5, C$3
Code 504

Contact Us

For more information contact us

225 Cross Road,
Cumberland Park,
Adelaide 5041
South Australia

(08) 8373 3781; Mob 0439 594 363

Office hours:

Tuesday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm.