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February


A Sophia Welcome to 2017

Maureen O’Connell & Sophia Vogt
Come & celebrate the beginning of our new year. A Meet and Greet gathering to open Sophia for 2017. Bring finger food & drink to share.
(Note: FINGER food only please-no utensils!)

Tues 7/2 6.00pm-7.30

Cost: $5
Women, men & children
Code 043

Celebrating Summer

Lyn Porter
Join the dance of summer & celebrate the sunshine in our lives in air-conditioned comfort. All dances carefully taught, no experience required. All welcome. Bring afternoon tea to share.

Saturday 4/2,
2.00pm-4.00pm

Cost: F$25 C$20 MF$22.50 MC$18
Women & men
Code 464

March


Journeying with Adoption

Janie Maclay
Cradling our different journeys with adoption in a peace filled environment & schedule. Sharing our adoption symbols surrounded by times of loving kindness, elemental & walking meditiation.

Saturday 11/3
10.00am-4.00pm
Cost: None
Women & men
Code 478

Entering Buddhist & Christian Peace - Pathways

Janie Maclay & Kathryn Bullen

Two Spiritual Friends ( one Buddhist, the other Christian) share contemplative practices, from their daily lives on the Path to Peace. This day of Quiet will include: Instruction/Practice in Chanting, Meditation, Yoga, Lectio Divina and Spiritual Friendship. BYO lunch and please bring a yoga mat.

A Fundraiser for Sophia

Saturday 25/3,
10.00am-4.00pm
Cost: F$50 C$40 MF$45 MC$36
Women & men
Code 479

April

Making an Advance Care Directive

Fiona Johnston
The aim of these THREE 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 3/4, 22/5, 28/8
7.00-9.00pm

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

Mysticism & Mary Oliver

Jenny Wightman
Mary's poetry is loved for being direct, personal & celebratory. Less recognised is its mystical quality - a deep reality, meaning beyond logic. Our discussion will include other writers. Poems supplied as well as afternoon tea!
Tuesday 4/4
1.30pm-3.30pm

Cost: F$25 C$20 MF$22.50 MC$18
Women
Code 462

http://www.medievalists.net/tag/julian-of-norwich/

Imagining with Julian of Norwich

Annette Jarrett

Through her creative imagination, Julian crafted new images of the Divine & restored dignity & hope. We will enter the world of this 14thC English mystic & explore her revelations known as the 'sixteen shewings' which call us to challenge the dominant images of our own time.

Friday 21/4, 5/5,
12pm-4.00pm

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

Kids' Fun Day - Dolphins

Kizzie Rankine

Dancing On Love, Playing Happy In New Surroundings! Something new during school holidays - activities and nature in the Sophia gardens. Lunch included.

Wednesday 26/4, - cancelled
11.00am-2.00pm

Cost: Children $10, Adult $15, conc $10, Family $50, conc $45
Women & men & children
Code 470

Dru Yoga Day

Katie Roast

Enjoy a nurturing day with gentle movement, long relaxation, easy meditation, revitalising body therapy. No yoga experience needed. Bring mat & blanket. Lunch $15 or BYO.

Saturday 29/4
10.00am-3.30pm

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

May

Discover the Power of Reiki

Shafia Waseem
Reiki healing is a pure energy form which is extremely powerful. Research shows that Reiki is excellent for healing any physical, mental, emotional & spiritual issues. Experience the power of Reiki to reach your full potential.

Thursday 4/5
10.30am-12pm

Cost: F$15 C$10
Women & men
Code 482

Circle Dancing: Meet the Moomins

Krista Sands & Lyn Porter
Tasmanian Finnish Circle Dance Teacher & Choreographer Krista Sands shares a dancing perspective of the Moomin characters (archetypes) in Tove Jansson's children's books. No dance experience needed. Bring afternoon tea to share.
Saturday 6/5
2.00pm-5.00pm

Cost: F$25 C$20 MF$22.50 MC$18
Women & Men

Mysticism & Mary Oliver

Jenny Wightman
Mary's poetry is loved for being direct, personal & celebratory. Less recognised is its mystical quality - a deep reality, meaning beyond logic. Our discussion will include other writers. Poems supplied as well as afternoon tea!
Tuesday 9/5
1.30pm-3.30pm

Cost: F$25 C$20 MF$22.50 MC$18
Women
Code 462

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

No events in June this year

July


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

Ageing Playfully & (Dis)-Gracefully

Trish Fairley
Ageing can be so much fun & surprisingly liberating, apart from a few aches & pains! Come celebrate the joys of ageing, using InterPlay practices in movement, voice, storytelling & stillness.
Friday 28/7
10.00am-4.00pm
Cost: F$60 C$50 MF$54 MC$45
Women
Code 467


August


Feminist Theologies Day

Dee Michell & Bernadette Kiley

Always a thought provoking and stimulating event with presentations, lively table talk and opportunities for questions. BYO lunch. Details to follow in newsletter & website. Dedicated to the memory of Susan Sullivan OP & Anne Roder.

Saturday 12/8
10.00am-3.00pm
Cost: F$30 C$25 MF$27 MC$22.50

Women
Code 451


September


Sacred Circle Dance with Abi

Abi Thonemann (SA) & Lyn Porter
Abi leads dances from her recent teacher training with Judy King in UK in her own gentle style. No experience required.. Bring afternoon tea to share.

Sat 2/9,
2.00pm-5.00pm
Cost: F$25 C$20 MF$22.50 MC$18
Women & men
Code 474


Sacred Circle Dance Workshop

Jan Heath (NSW) & Lyn Porter

Jan's clear gentle teaching style invites us to immerse ourselves in the feeling of the dance. Bring lunch to share.

Saturday 9/9,
10.00am-4.00pm
Cost: F$60 C$50 MF$54 MC$45
Women & men
Code 475
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 drawing from many cultural traditions. It is a day of self re-discovery through reflection, being in the present & gaining confidence in the future. Open to all women 18+ Women

Friday 29/9
9.30am-4.00pm
Cost: F$60 C$50 MF$54 MC$45
Women
Code 468

Dru Yoga Day

Katie Roast

Enjoy a nurturing day with gentle movement, long relaxation, easy meditation, revitalising body therapy. No yoga experience needed. Bring mat & blanket. Lunch $15 or BYO

Saturday 30/9
10.00am-3.30pm
Cost: F$60 C$50 MF$54 MC$45
Women & men
Code 473

October


Therapeutic Sound Bath

Glenyce Durdin
Enjoy the luxury of a relaxing Sound Bath, letting the musical waves wash over you. Bring a yoga mat, cushions and rug.

Sunday 1/10
3.00pm-4.30pm
Cost: F$20 C$15 MF$18 MC$13.50
Women & men
Code 394

Kids' Fun Day - Dolphins

Kizzie Rankine
More activities in the Sophia gardens. Lunch included.
Wednesday 11/10,
11.00am-2.00pm
Cost: Children $10, Adult $15, conc $10, Family $50, conc $45
Women, men & children
Code 472


November


Circle Dancing: The Little Prince meets the Snake
CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS


Lyn Porter
Enter the magical world of the children's classic by Antoine de Saint-Exupery & dance to inspiring music. Meet the Snake & indulge your Inner Child in the sadness of goodbyes. No dance experience required. Bring afternoon tea to share.

Saturday 4/11
12.00pm-4.00pm
Cost: F$25 C$20 MF$22.50 MC$18
Women
Code 476

Change and Us

Jenny Wightman

As we age, life changes around us - and we change. How do we manage this? Help may come from books & sharing our experiences. Passages supplied - plus afternoon tea.

Tuesday 14/11
1.00pm-3.00pm
Cost: F$25 C$20 MF$22.50 MC$18

Women
Code 466



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

Thursday 14/12
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

Office hours:

Tuesday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm.