Geelong West Neighbourhood House

Celebrating Diversity, Building Community

Current Activities

Geelong West Neighbourhood House will hold the 2018 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 9 October, 2018 at 7.00pm at Gateways Support Services, Albert St, Geelong West.

Please email info@gwnh.org.au to indicate your attendance, and join us for light refreshments following the Meeting. 

Please view our current activities below, or you may download a PDF version of our Activites Calendar at this link below.

Health & Wellbeing

Mindfulness Meditation

Dates: 
Monday, 8 October 2018 to Monday, 17 December 2018
Time: 
1.30pm - 2.30pm (Except public holidays)
Venue: 
Virginia Todd Hall - Clarence St, Geelong West

This year create a more mindful version of yourself. Restore inner balance, lower stress levels and anxiety, and give your body and mind the chance to rest deeply and re-energize.

No previous experience is required. You will be sitting in a comfortable chair, with the option of lying down.

Come and unwind in your lunch hour, learn to feel more relaxed, centered, vibrant, forgiving, loving and serene.

Linda has been practicing Mindfulness and Meditation for 10 years and is passionate to share the benefits of these practices.

Research papers around the benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation have grown exponentially during the past few years, demonstrating highly positive effect on the whole person: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Benefits include weight and blood pressure regulation, decreased stress levels, better concentration and mental clarity and improved emotional awareness.

Tutor: 
Linda de Marco
Cost: 
$110 per term or $12 per week
Code: 
4HW1

Pilates

Dates: 
Tuesday, 9 October 2018 to Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Time: 
9:30am - 10:30am
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Come and join to learn the secret of a beautiful and healthy body.

Our Pilates class will give you a full body workout performed on a mat, realigning, strengthening and improving your balance.

Improve your posture, flexibility and balance, reduce neck and back discomfort, build bone and muscle strength, firm up your tummy and butt, and reduce stress in a relaxed and supportive environment.

BYO yoga mat and water bottle.

Tutor: 
Michelle / Alita
Cost: 
$110 per term or $12 per week
Code: 
4HW2

Yoga

Dates: 
Tuesday, 9 October 2018 to Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Time: 
10:45am - 11:45am
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Join us in a non-competitive friendly environment for a traditional Hatha style yoga class suitable for all levels - absolute beginners to experienced practitioners.

Alita will lead you through breathing techniques, gentle stretching and rotations of joints to release tension through the body and mind, plus energizing strengthening and balancing sequences to keep the body and mind sharp, healthy and harmonized. Class concludes with a guided relaxation to restore and rejuvenate.

BYO water bottle, Yoga mat & blanket.

Tutor: 
Alita
Cost: 
$110 per term or $12 per week
Code: 
4HW3

Introducing Qigong

Dates: 
Thursday, 11 October 2018 to Thursday, 20 December 2018
Time: 
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: 
OneCare, 61 Candover St, Geelong West

Qigong is an integrated body-mind health practice originating from China encompassing physical postures and stretching, repeated flowing body movement, breathing techniques and focused intention.

The movements are easy to learn and accessible to everyone, require no equipment and are modified in case of injury/illness.

Tutor: 
Paul Burns
Cost: 
$120 per term or $12 per week
Code: 
4HW4

Creative Arts

Art Classes – Understanding Colour

Dates: 
Thursday, 11 October 2018 to Thursday, 8 November 2018
Time: 
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
OneCare, 61 Candover St, Geelong West

Going beyond the colour wheel, this class will help you choose colours that go together to create colour harmony in your art work and how to work within limited palettes.

We will look at warm and cool colours, colour mixing and how to use the colour wheel beyond the basics.

BYO brushes and watercolour paper – 300gsm.

Tutor: 
FelicityK
Cost: 
$80.00
Code: 
4CA2

Mosaics Workshop - Black, White & Feathered Bird

Dates: 
Saturday, 13 October 2018
Time: 
1pm - 5pm
Venue: 
The Home Studio, Highton

Black & white repurposed china is the focus of the workshop. Cup handles, text from plate bottoms, textured, patterned china - the results will look simple and stylish in your garden.

Classic bird & chook = 26 diam. Please indicate which project you wish to make on the enrolment form.

BYO china ‘treasures’ if you wish. All materials and afternoon tea supplied.

See www.flockofbirdsmosaics.org

Tutor: 
Helen Millar
Cost: 
$75.00
Code: 
4CA1

Art Classes – Watercolour Collage

Dates: 
Thursday, 15 November 2018 to Thursday, 13 December 2018
Time: 
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
OneCare, 61 Candover St, Geelong West

Use watercolour to merge colour together using wet on wet techniques.

These sample pages will then be cut to create an art work of any subject of your choice and later embellished with pen or ink to create a mixed media piece. (Photo shows technique used but any subject can be created in class).

BYO brushes & watercolour paper.

Tutor: 
FelicityK
Cost: 
$80.00
Code: 
4CA3

Community

Geelong West Café Care Connect

Time: 
Alternate Tuesday afternoons - 1.00pm - 3.30pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub, 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Café Care Connect is a support program for people caring for an elderly person or someone who has dementia to enjoy some social activities together in a supportive and welcoming environment.

It provides opportunities for carers and those they are caring for to join in a regular café style support group and enjoy delicious homemade food, information, lively conversation and fun activities.

It is an opportunity for people to meet others in a similar situation, share their experiences and make new friendships along the way.

For further information about this program please contact:
GWNH on 0467 692 921 or the Gateways Respite Coordinator on 5221 2984

A joint program between Gateways Support Services and Geelong West Neighbourhood House.

Craft & Conversation with Maggie and Faye

Dates: 
Monday, 8 October 2018 to Monday, 17 December 2018
Time: 
10.00am - 12 noon (Except public holidays)
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Treat yourself to a morning off and enjoy good company, good conversation and the opportunity to make new friends.

Bring along your sewing, knitting or crochet patterns and projects and join us in the Hub overlooking the beautiful West Park.

New members very welcome.

Tutor: 
Maggie & Faye
Cost: 
Gold coin donation.

GWNH Business

2018 Annual General Meeting

Dates: 
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Time: 
7:00pm
Venue: 
Gateways Support Services, Albert St, Geelong West.

Geelong West Neighbourhood House will hold the 2018 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 9 October, 2018 at 7.00pm at Gateways Support Services, Albert St, Geelong West.

Please email info@gwnh.org.au to indicate your attendance, and join us for light refreshments following the Meeting.