Workshops, Events & Activities for 2022

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A Sophia Welcome to 2022

Maureen O'Connell & Sophia Vogt
Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to COVID concerns.

Tues 1/2 6.00pm-8.00pm

Cost: $5

Women, men & children

Code 043


No Calendar Events but Regular Events as Normal


Pilgrimage: Calling us home

Elizabeth Kathleen
Pilgrimage starts at home by calling us to connect deeply, wherever we live. Come on this nurturing pilgrimage to replenish your spirit and discover your inner strength, wisdom and courage. BYO food.
Friday 1/4 10.00am-4.00pm

Cost: $55 Members $45


Code 510

Being All That I Am

Trish Fairley
Bring your WHOLE self out to play. Through movement, voice and 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 8/4 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost: $55 Members $45


Code 467

Soundbath & Self-Inquiry Meditation

Glenyce Durdin & Wendy Davidson
Invitation to experience & enjoy the unique combination where sound & inquiry open the door to nurturing, self-care & resting in your true nature. Bring your own mat, cushion, rug plus a snack & bottle of water. Suitable for 18+

Sunday 24/4 2.00pm-5.00pm

Cost: $40 Members $30

Women & Men

Code 501



Jenny Wightman
Suffering & Belief - How do we understand suffering? Albert Camus in The Plague explores this. Two feminist theologians, Carol P Christ & Judith Plaskow, each consider it. Join in a discussion in the light of Covid-19.

Tuesday 3/5 2.00pm-4.00pm

Cost: $25 Members $20


Code 496

Dancing with Autumn

Lyn Porter
A collection of dances that capture the mood & colours of Autumn. Each dance is carefully taught & the basic folk style steps are easy to learn. Uplifting & inspiring music from both traditional & more contemporary sources. New & experienced Circle Dancers most welcome. BYO morning tea.

Saturday 14/5 9.30am - 12 noon

Cost: F$25 Members $20

Code 491

Annual General Meeting

Please join us. It will take place after our annual Volunteer & Facilitator Meeting and will be the tabling of annual reports at 12.30pm followed by light refreshments.

Tuesday 10/5 12.30pm

Women & Men


Becoming Elder-Drawing on Celtic Wisdom

Elizabeth Kathleen

To become Elder is to to become strong. Drawing on Celtic Wisdom we will embrace the Wise Woman, shed what no longer serves us and step into our power, passion and creativity. BYO food.

Friday 24/6 10.00am - 4.00pm

Cost: $55 Members $45


Code 514



Jenny Wightman
Living History - Not only our parents but the long line of our ancestors have shaped who we are. Explore our diversity - bring your stories or what you can guess. Led by Gwyn Muir,Eda Payne, & Jenny Wightman.

Tuesday 12/7 1.30pm-3.30pm

Cost: $25 Members $20


Code 497


Afternoon Tea in the Library

Gillian Cichowski, Fiona Johnston, Nel Morrison
Come & hear LOUISE OMER speak about her book HOLY WOMAN a divine adventure

Louise's powerful book combines travel writing, memoir, feminist theology and spiritual life under patriarchy.

Bring a favourite book to share and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea.

Saturday 27/8 2.00pm-4.30pm

Cost: $10 Members $8 *Please wear a mask

Women & men

Code 465


Spring Haiku Workshop

Fiona Johnston & Nel Morrison
Wonder - Wander: Enjoy the exploration of words while exploring the Sophia garden.

Thursday 15/9 2.00pm-4.30pm

Cost: $10 Members $8

Women & men

Code 515

An Introduction to Aboriginal Art

Annette Jarrett
Continues the conversation with local Kaurna First Nations community who now share the management of the Warriparinga Cultural Centre at Marion. This session will complement the powerful and deeply moving experiences provided by the Cultural and Historical Tour at the centre in 2021. These activities are independent and there are no prior requirements. The Aboriginal Art topic will be led by a Kaurna artist and will include insights into traditional art and the use of materials and paints. You will be provided with materials and an individual canvas that you can keep.

Monday 16/9 10.00am-12.30pm

Cost: $30 (paid to Warriparinga on the day)

Women & men

Code 477


Butterfly Dancing

Lyn Porter

Sophia & International Circle Dance Teacher, Lyn Porter shares a collection of Circle Dances inspired by the children’s book “The Butterfly Dance” by Ardella Nathanael. Each dance is carefully taught & the basic folk style steps are relatively easy to learn. The uplifting & inspiring music draws from both traditional & more contemporary sources. This workshop is for people 15 years & older whether they are new to Circle Dancing or experienced Circle Dancers. Newbies are most welcome. BYO morning tea.

DATE CHANGED TO: Saturday 5/11 9.30am - 12 noon

Cost: $25 Members $20

Women & men

Code 499

Open Garden Fundraiser

The Dominican Peace and Sophia Gardens have been selected to be part of the 2022 SA Open Garden Scheme. The Sophia community, its families, friends and wider SA community are invited to explore these tranquil, contemplative and beautiful gardens. Delight in the labyrinth, the Kaurna garden with edible Native plants, the spiral garden, the herb garden and the larger plantations. All welcome. Morning and Afternoon tea will be available to purchase as this will be Sophia's main fundraiser.

Sunday 16/10 10.00am - 4.30pm

Cost: OGS Members $6 Non-OGS $8

Women & men


Jenny Wightman
Community - All life evolves in community. Scientists are uncovering this law in nature. Trees care for each other, predator and prey are in balance, diversity is key. We need to accept our membership of this community. Notes in the Office.

Tuesday 25/10 1.30pm-3.30pm

Cost: $25 Members $20


Code 498


Harvesting our Strengths

Elizabeth Kathleen
Enjoy a day of discovery, stillness, reflection and sharing, drawing on Celtic stories and wisdom. Strength-based tools will help us explore the question ‘what ails ye?’ and reflect on a personal issue that challenges our own centred empowerment. BYO food.

Friday 2/11 - 4.00pm

Cost: $55 Members $45


Code 507

Therapeutic Sound Bath

Glenyce Durdin
Enjoy deep relaxation. Sound + Intention goes to where it is most needed, giving opportunity to surrender to our own healing processes. Bring a yoga/camp mat, cushions and rug. Suitable for 18+

Sunday 27/11 3.00pm-4.30pm

Cost: $35 Members $25

Women & men

Code 394


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 15/12


Cost: F$5

Women, men & children

Code 458

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Cumberland Park,
Adelaide 5041
South Australia

(08) 8373 3781; Mob 0439 594 363

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Tuesday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm.