Workshops, Events & Activities for 2018

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February


A Sophia Welcome to 2018

Maureen O’Connell & Sophia Vogt
Come & celebrate the beginning of our new year. A Meet and Greet gathering to open Sophia for 2018. Bring finger food & drink to share.
(Note: FINGER food only please-no utensils!)

Tues 6/2 6.00pm-8.00pm

Cost: $5
Women, men & children
Code 043

Tura Lura - Sit with Women (1)

Ruby Worthy
Seasonal gatherings in a safe, confidential space where all women are welcome, drawing from Transpersonal, Narrative & Shamanic traditions of exploring the transitions of life. Includes Talking Circle, Meditation, Medicine Wheel, Music & Sound. Child/Summer honours the qualities of innocence & trust.

Friday 16/2, (& Mon 14/5, Fri 10/8, Fri 9/11)
2.00pm-4.00pm

Cost: F$20 C$15 per session
Women
Code 469

March


Due to "Mad March" no Calendar events this month.

April

Isolated in the Bush

Jenny Wightman
Short stories by Henry Lawson - "The Bush Undertaker" & his contemporary, Barbara Baynton's "Squeaker's Mate". Copies of both available in the Sophia office. Fascinatingly different accounts of bush privatisation.

Saturday 7/4
2.00-4.30pm

Cost: F$25 C$20 MF$22.50 MC$18
Women
Code 466

Making an Advance Care Directive

Fiona Johnston & Margaret Brown

The aim of the 3 sessions is for you to complete an Advance Care Directive which makes clear your wishes for your health care when you can no longer make such decisions for yourself.

Mondays 9/4, 21/5, 27/8
2pm-4.00pm

Cost: F$5 C$3
Women & men
Code 460

Ageing Playfully & (Dis)-Gracefully

Trish Fairley
Ageing for women can be surprisingly liberating as we break free of society’s expectations and pressures. Through the tools of InterPlay, using movement, voice, storytelling and stillness, explore how you can be lighter, more outrageous and more deeply contented as you gracefully age. Expect to laugh lots.
Thursday 12/4
10.00am-3.00pm (Bring lunch to share)

Cost: F$60 C$50 MF$54 MC$45
Women
Code 467

Dru Yoga Day

Katie Roast

Enjoy a nurturing day with gentle movement, long relaxation, easy meditation, revitalising body therapy. & breath work. No yoga experience needed. Bring mat, blanket &water. BYO lunch.

Saturday 14/4 10.00am-3.30pm
10.00am-3.30pm

Cost: F$60 C$50 MF$54 MC$45
Women & men
Code 454

Conscious Ageing

Penny Cahalan & Rosanne De Bats

The third phase of life is a great opportunity for spiritual, emotional & psychological growth. It's a time to celebrate a life journey and to harvest our wisdom. This 8 week program was developed specifically for those ready to explore and share their experiences.

Thursday 19/4, 26/4, 3/5, 10/5, 17/5, 24/5, 31/5, 7/6
2.00pm-4pm

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

Brazil & Australia Community Event

Lyn Porter

Welcome Renata Ramos from Brazil - Master Circle Dance Teacher & Choreographer. Open invitation to meet Renata & learn more about Brazil, its people & culture. Bring afternoon tea to share.

Friday 27/4
3.00pm-7.00pm

Cost $5 (individual), $10 (family)
Women & men
Code

May

Tura Lura - Sit with Women (2)

Ruby Worthy
Seasonal gatherings in a safe, confidential space where all women are welcome, drawing from Transpersonal, Narrative & Shamanic traditions of exploring the transitions of life. Includes Talking Circle, Meditation, Medicine Wheel, Music & Sound. Child/Summer honours the qualities of innocence & trust.

Friday 16/2, (& Mon 14/5, Fri 10/8, Fri 9/11)
2.00pm-4.00pm

Cost: F$20 C$15 per session
Women
Code 487

Annual General Meeting

Please join us. It is always an informal, enjoyable and interesting evening!
Wednesday 10/5 7.00pm-8.30pm

Women & men

June

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Three Women in John's Gospel: A Jar of Water, an Accusation & a Pound of Precious Ointment.

Annette Jarrett
CWe all have our stories, but do we ever tell our own story? This workshop invites you to engage with the stories and silent voices of three women, two un-named plus Mary of Bethany. This will be a contemplative workshop exploring, through meditation, music and art works, the themes of grief, loss & resilience. We will access the wisdom & experience of the group through discussion & dialogue. BYO lunch, nibbles provided..

TFriday 1/6, 8/6 12.00pm-4.00pm

CCost: F$30 C$25 MF$27 MC$22.50
Women & men
Code 477

Feminist Theologies Day

Anne Elvey & Kerrie Handasyde
Anne is a Melbourne-based poet, editor & researcher and will present climate change poetry by women in Australia & the Pacific Islands. These poets, Indigenous & non-Indigenous, weave narratives and imagery around this central concern of our times.

Kerrie will present "Figs & Eucalypts" about Mary Packer Harris. Mary, described as “an ardent pacifist, a visionary and a vegetarian” (1891-1978) was a great innovator in art in Adelaide from the 1930s onwards as an educator, arranging Art exhibitions and as an artist in her own right.
The Art Gallery of SA holds five of her works. Her work was infused with her Quaker beliefs and her interest in other faiths.
Click here to find out more

The presentation will focus on the themes of environment, Indigenous spirituality and the eschatological vision of the 'peaceable kingdom on the Torrens'. BYO lunch.

Dedicated to the memory of Susan Sullivan OP & Anne Roder

Saturday 23/6
10.00am-3.00pm

Cost: F$30 C$25 MF$27 MC$22.50
Women
Code 469

July


Deep Listening & Healing

Vineta Lagzdina

This workshop introduces a variety of breathing techniques, as well as sounds & mantras, postures & movement, from various Eastern traditions. Vineta is a musician & music therapist and aims to develop mental focus, creativity and joy for the participants.


Saturday 28/7
10.00am-3.00pm
Cost: F$60 C$50 MF$54 MC$45
Women & Men

August


Tura Lura - Sit with Women (3)

Ruby Worthy
Seasonal gatherings in a safe, confidential space where all women are welcome, drawing from Transpersonal, Narrative & Shamanic traditions of exploring the transitions of life. Includes Talking Circle, Meditation, Medicine Wheel, Music & Sound. Child/Summer honours the qualities of innocence & trust.

Friday 10/8, (& Fri 9/11) 2.00pm-4.00pm
2.00pm-4.00pm

Cost: F$20 C$15 per session
Women
Code 488

September


Circle Dancing the Generations

Lyn Porter & Abi Thonemann
Experience the joy of dancing with family & friends to a variety of uplifting music from around the world. All dances carefully taught. No dance experience necessary. All welcome especially generations of family & friends.

Sat 1/9,
1.30pm-4.00pm
Cost: F$25 C$20 MF$22.50 MC$18
Women & men
Code 474

Afternoon Tea in the Library

Gillian Cichowski, Fiona Johnston, Nel Morrison

Come & enjoy an afternoon tea in the Sophia Library. Bring your favourite book to share & buy a bargain at the Book Sale!


Saturday 22/7 2.00pm-4.30pm
Cost: $5
Women & Men
Artwork by Marilyn Pearl Kepple, Wik Mungkan,
Women sitting around camp fire
"Its the story of me & my sisters
coming together as one then bringing families in"

Changing Woman

Ruby Worthy, Tamara Otello & Kizzie Rankine
Explores conscious rites of passage for women, maid/mother/crone, drawing from many cultural traditions. It is a day of self re-discovery through creating a medicine wheel, sharing ancestry stories, reflection, movement, being in the present & gaining confidence in the future. Lunch provided. Open to all women 18+.

Friday 21/9
9.30am-3,30pm
Cost: F$70 C$60 MF$63 MC$54
Women
Code 468

Therapeutic Sound Bath

Glenyce Durdin

Enjoy the luxury of 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+

Saturday 30/9
3.00pm-4.30pm
Cost: F$25 C$20 MF$22.50 MC$18
Women & men
Code 473

October


Gilead, Home & Lila

Jenny Wightman
This Trilogy by Marilynne Robinson gently & thoroughly explores our notion of 'goodness'. Please try to read at least "Gilead" - copies in the Library.

Saturday 6/10
2.00pm-4.30pm
Cost: F$25 C$20 MF$22.50 MC$18
Women & men
Code 466

Quiz Night Fundraiser

Join us for a joyful Quiz Night evening, with games & shared food for your table. Major fundraiser for 2018!

Friday 12/10
6.00pm-9.30pm
Cost: F$20 C$15
Women & men
Code 480

"Life's Good" Circle Dancing

Lyn Porter


Life's too short not to dance! Easy to learn steps, carefully taught, fun people to be with & a wide variety of uplifting world music. No dance experience or partners needed. All welcome.

Saturday 20/10
1.30pm-4.00pm
Cost F$25, C$20 MF$22.50 MC$18

Women & men
Code 475


November


Tura Lura - Sit with Women (4)

Ruby Worthy
Seasonal gatherings in a safe, confidential space where all women are welcome, drawing from Transpersonal, Narrative & Shamanic traditions of exploring the transitions of life. Includes Talking Circle, Meditation, Medicine Wheel, Music & Sound. Child/Summer honours the qualities of innocence & trust.

Friday 16/2, (& Mon 14/5, Fri 10/8, Fri 9/11)
2.00pm-4.00pm

Cost: F$20 C$15 per session
Women
Code 487


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 13/12
6.00pm-8.00pm

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


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225 Cross Road,
Cumberland Park,
Adelaide 5041
South Australia

(08) 8373 3781

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Tuesday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm.