Regular Events & Activities for 2021

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 3/2
5.15pm-6pm
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 10/1, 14/2, 14/3, 11/4, 9/5, 13/6, 11/7, 8/8, 12/9, 10/10, 14/11, 12/12
9.00am-11.30am
Cost: $6 Members $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.

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

The Enneagram

Penny Cahalan
Join Penny on a journey to explore your inner emotional lanscape. Stop & start whenever you like as we proceed from beginner Enneagram sessions, to intermediate to advanced

Thursday 25/3, 22/4, 27/5, 24/6, 29/7, 26/8, 30/9, 28/10, 25/11
7.30pm-9.30pm
Cost: $15 Members $10
Code: 015
Women & men

Hatha Yoga for Wellbeing

Dinali Devasagayam
A gentle style of yoga including postures, breathing and relaxation techniques to stretch, strengthen and energise the body and calm the mind. Suitable for all. Please bring yoga mat & blanket. Weekly during school terms.

Tuesday starts 9/2 6.45pm-8.00pm
Cost: $12 Members $10
Code: 512
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 9/2
4pm-6pm
Cost: $10 Members $8
Women
Code 337

Sunday Circle Dancing

Lyn Porter
Life is too short not to dance. Forget about your care & worries, don your dancing shoes & breathe in the peace & serenity at the SOPHIA Centre nestled amongst trees & beautiful gardens. Easy to learn steps carefully taught, fun people to be with & wide variety of uplifting music. No dance experience necessary. All welcome including newbies & visitors. BYO Afternoon Tea..


Sunday 14/2, 14/3, 11/4, 16/5, 6/6, 11/7, 8/8, 12/9, 10/10, 14/11, 5/12
Cost: $18 Members 15
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 3/2
1.30pm-3.00pm
Cost: : $15 Members $12
Women
Code 263

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 16/2, 16/3, 20/4, 18/5, 15/6, 20/7, 17/8, 21/9, 19/10, 16/11
1.30pm - 3.30pm
Cost: $15 Members $12
Women
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: 16/2, 16/3, 20/4, 18/5, 15/6, 20/7, 17/8, 21/9, 19/10, 16/11
10.00am-12.30pm
Cost: $5 Members $3
Women
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 13/2, 10/4, 12/6, 14/8, 9/10, 11/12
2.00pm-4.00pm
Cost: $5 Members $3
Women
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 10/2
10.00am-12.30pm | No cost
Women
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 23/2, 23/3, 27/4, 25/5, 22/6, 27/7, 24/8, 28/9, 26/10, 23/11
1.30-3.30 pm
Cost: $5 Members $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 23/3, 25/5, 27/7, 28/9, 23/11
1.00pm-3.00pm
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!

Friday (last) 26/2, 26/3, 30/4, 28/5, 25/6, 30/7, 27/8, 24/9, 29/10, 26/11
7.00pm-9.00pm followed by wine, cheese & cake
Cost: $15 Members $10
Women & men
Code 505
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Grief's Journey

Marian
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 3/2, 3/3, 7/4, 5/5, 2/6, 7/7, 4/8, 1/9, 6/10, 3/11, 1/12
7.00pm-9.00pm
Cost: Cost: $5 Members $3
Women & men
Code 320

Grandmother Gathering

Lindsay Childs
For grandmothers to come & share the joys & sorrows of being a grandmother; our hopes & dreams for our young ones; and to give each other support.
Tuesday 23/2, 23/3, 27/4, 25/5, 22/6, 27/7, 24/8, 28/9, 26/10, 23/11
10.30 am - 12.00am
Cost: Cost: $8 Members $5
Women
Code 502

Gaia Gratitude & Grief

Marisa Ala Dea
We create a safe space in which to acknowledge the crises afflicting Mother Gaia and all her children. We bear witness to each other's grief and pain, and give voice to our own. We share resources and practices that nurture resilience, gratitude and joy in our lives.

Monday 15/2, 15/3, 19/4, 17/5, 21/6, 19/7, 16/8, 20/9, 18/10,15/11
2.00pm-4.30pm
Cost: $5 Members $3
Women
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.