Workshops, Events & Activities for 2020

February March April May June July
August September October November December
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February


A Sophia Welcome to 2020

Angela Moloney & Sophia Vogt
Celebrate the beginning of our new year! Bring finger food & drink to share.
(Note: FINGER food only please-no utensils!)

Tues 4/2 6.00pm-8.00pm

Cost: $5
Women, men & children
Code 043

March


Vision Boarding

Donna Meyer
Use the wisdom of DRU Yoga to tune into your dreams, focus your intentions & create your own vision board for the year.

Monday 30/3 & 6/4 2.00pm-4.00pm

Cost: F$60 C$50 MF$54 MC$45
Women
Code 501

April

Vision Boarding

Donna Meyer
Use the wisdom of DRU Yoga to tune into your dreams, focus your intentions & create your own vision board for the year.

Monday 30/3 & 6/4 2.00pm-4.00pm

Cost: F$60 C$50 MF$54 MC$45
Women
Code 501

May

iRest Yoga Nidra

Donna Meyer
5-week program to cultivate deep rest, relaxation & mind-body awareness. Learn to understand the changing nature of emotions & thoughts, rising & falling from unchanging eternal spirit.

Monday 4/5, 11/5, 18/5, 25/5, 1/6
2.00pm-3.30pm

Cost: F$60 C$50 MF$54 MC$45
Women & men
Code 475

Explorations

Jenny Wightman
All are welcome to discuss a subject chosen by the group. Our first topic will be "Shaping Our Lives", introduced by extracts from Homer's Odyssey & Voltaire's Candide . Copies available in the Sophia office. Friendly, open & informal!.

Tuesday 5/5 1.30pm-3.30pm

Cost: F$25 C$20 MF$22.50 MC$18
Women
Code 496

Living Well with Pain & illness

Louise Portaway
Living with pain & illness can be debilitating & challenging. Over four weeks, Louise will lead a discussion group exploring ways of living life as fully as possible within the constraints of various health conditions. In the first session, group members will be invited to nominate topics of most concern to them.

Louise will introduce resources and approaches that she has found helpful in dealing with a number of painful conditions that she has found helpful in dealing with a number of painful conditions, including the practices of mindfulness and self-compasion.
Thursday 7/5, 14/5, 21/5, 28/5
10.30am-12.00pm
21/5, 28/5 10.30am-12.00pm
Cost: F$40 C$32
Women
Code 492

Being All That I am

Trish Fairley
Bring your WHOLE self out to play. Through movement, voiceand story-telling InterPlay invites us to share our creativity, vulnerabilities, quirkiness and sense of fun without fear of judgement, censorship or criticism. Just being ourselves! BYO lunch.
Friday 8/5
10.00am - 3.00pm
Cost: F$60 C$50 MF$54 MC$45
Women
Code 467

Exploring Eco-Theology

Jo Armour
An afternoon of esxploring the work of several eco-theologians including Denis Edwards, Sallie McFague, Ilia Delio & Elizabeth Johnson. If you love the natural environment, if you enjoyed the "War on Waste" on ABC TV or if you want to explore the relationship between God & caring for the earth, then this afternoon might be for you!
We will dip into the work of some eco-theologians and consider the paractical application of some of these writings.

Saturday 23/5 2.00pm-4.00pm

Cost: F$20 C$15
Women & men
Code 508

June

Pilgrimage and the Sacred Feminine

Elisabeth Kathleen

Enjoy a day of meditation, reflection, creativity & sharing with Elisabeth drawing on her 2019 Pilgrimage to Irish sacred sites. Register early for your 'pilgrimage' to receive pre-reading & reflective exercises. BYO lunch

Saturday 6/6 10.00am-4.00pm
Cost: F$60, C$50 MF$54 MC$45
Women
Code 507

Bain Library of Congress

Annual General Meeting

Please join us. It will take place after our annual Volunteer & Facilitator Meeting/Light Lunch at 12.15pm and will just be the tabling of annual reports at 2pm followed by light refreshments



Tuesday 9/6 2pm
Women & men


Afternoon Tea in the Library

Gillian Cichowski, Fiona Johnston, Nel Morrison
Come & enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the Sophia Library. Bring your favourite book to share & be stimulated by our guest speaker.

Saturday 20/6 2.00pm-4.30pm
Cost: $5
Women & men
Code 465
Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

Dru Yoga Winter Retreat Day

Donna Meyer
Celebrate International Day of Yoga with special yoga practices to enhance the energy of winter & build inner & outer strength & courage. Bring a mat, blanket, cushion, wear comfortable clothes & BYO lunch.
Sunday 21/6 10.00am-3.30pm
Cost: F$60 C$50 MF$54 MC$45
Women & men
Code 509


July


Recycling Workshop

Gemma Chambers from Mitcham Council
Celebrate the beginning of our new year! Bring finger food & drink to share.
(Note: FINGER food only please-no utensils!)

Thursday 2/7 1.30pm-3.30pm

No cost
Women & men
Code 511

August


No Calendar Events for August

September


Explorations

Jenny Wightman
HAIKU: What can be expressed in the 17 syllable popular Japanese poetic form? We'll look at some poems by 10thC Heian court women before the Zen-influenced works of Basho, Buson & Issa.

Tuesday 1/9 1.30pm-3.30pm
Cost: F$25 C$20 MF$22.50 MC$
Women
Code 497

Vigil for Gaia

Joan Boylan
Bring poems, prayers, petals to place in vessels to heal the Earth. Candlelight vigil followed by a BYO finger food meal

This Earth Treasure Vessel event is inspired by a Buddhist practice of burying clay vessels filled with gifts to protect and heal the Earth.

This 'Vigil for Gaia' is open to all community members who wish to participate in a procession that honours those who have dedicated their energy to nurturing the Great Mother. All contributions valued and offerings respected.

Friday 11/9 5.00pm-7.30pm
Cost: gold coins
Women,men & children
Code 510

Dru Yoga Spring Retreat Day

Donna Meyer

Celebrate International Day of Peace by cultivating harmony in body, mind & spirit. Gentle yoga & meditation.. BYO mat, blanket, cushion, comfortable clothes, water & lunch to share..


Monday 21/9 10.00am-3.30pm
Cost: F$60 C$50 MF$54 MC$45
Women
Code 454

October


Pot Luck Dinner

TThis will be our main fundraiser for 2020. Book a table, bring your friends & have a night of fun and games with a shared meal while raising funds for Sophia's ongoing costs!

Friday 9/10 6.30pm-9.00pm

Cost: F$20 C$15
Women & men
Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay

Therapeutic Sound Bath

Glenyce Durdin
Enjoy a relaxing Sound Bath, letting the musical waves of Himalayan & crystal bowls, gong, rainsticks and more wash over you. Bring a yoga mat, cushions and rug. Suitable for 18+

Sunday 25/10 3.00pm-4.30pm
Cost: F$30 C$25 MF$27 MC$22.50
Women & men
Code 394

November


Explorations

Jenny Wightman
Our need to change is made urgent by global warming. We can learn much from Indigenous culture. If possible, read Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe (extracts in Office & the book is in the Sophia Library). We will share our understandings.
Presenter: Judith Condon

Tuesday 3/11 1.30pm-3.30pm
2.00pm-4.00pm

Cost: F$25 C$20 MF$22.50 MC$18
Women
Code 498


December


End of Year Celebration!


It is our tradition to gather in December to celebrate our time together during the year. Come & celebrate with us! Bring food & drink to share. (FINGER food only please)

Thursday 10/12
6.00pm-8.00pm

Cost: F$5
Women, men & children
Code 458


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