Geelong West Neighbourhood House

Celebrating Diversity, Building Community

Current Activities

Creative Arts

Dates: 
Thursday, 20 May 2021 to Thursday, 24 June 2021
Time: 
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

We all have memories that hold special significance for us; some are cherished and some are important for other reasons. This class will explore the use of various types of collage to make a tactile artistic response to our memories. In the process we will engage with experimental techniques involving the use of various papers, textiles and paints. 

What to bring:
Week 1:
A small object that holds significant memories. It might be a piece of jewelry, a photograph, an old toy, or a special gift. You will be drawing the object, not placing it into the collage, so it will not be damaged.
A3 sketchbook
Any drawing materials you already have. 

Week 2 onwards:
Any paints you already have.
If you have them, your our own collection of collage materials such as textiles, interesting papers and so on. Do not bring magazines or glossy printed images. 

Materials supplied:
Aquadhere glue
Glue brushes
Backing boards for mounting collages Various drawing and painting materials Boxes of collage materials - papers, textiles 

Cost: 
$120

Health & Wellbeing

Dates: 
Tuesday, 6 April 2021 to Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Time: 
9:30am - 10:30am
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 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: 
Lila Smyth
Cost: 
$120 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Tuesday, 6 April 2021 to Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Time: 
10:45am - 11:45am
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 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.

If you can breathe, you can do Yoga!
BYO water bottle, Yoga mat & blanket.

Tutor: 
Alita
Cost: 
$120 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Thursday, 8 April 2021 to Thursday, 24 June 2021
Time: 
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: 
ZOOM (a link will be sent via email).

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.

Learn more about Qigong here.

Tutor: 
Paul Burns
Cost: 
$120 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Thursday, 8 April 2021 to Thursday, 24 June 2021
Time: 
9:30am - 10:30am
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 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.

If you can breathe, you can do Yoga!
BYO water bottle, Yoga mat & blanket.

Tutor: 
Alita
Cost: 
$120 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Sunday, 18 April 2021
Time: 
9:00am until 1:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn 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.

Learn more about Qigong here.

Tutor: 
Paul Burns
Cost: 
$25
Dates: 
Monday, 19 April 2021 to Monday, 21 June 2021
Time: 
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Strength Training is not just for bodybuilders! Regular strength training benefits people of all ages, particularly those with health issues such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. Research has shown that weekly strength training reduces the risk of developing heart disease and stroke, as well as assisting with weight loss, improving balance, improving bone health and reducing the natural loss of lean muscle that occurs with ageing.

All Mondays except Queens Birthday June 14.

Tutor: 
Janet Ashton
Cost: 
$90 full term or $12 week
Dates: 
Monday, 19 April 2021 to Monday, 21 June 2021
Time: 
5.00pm - 6.00pm (Except public holidays)
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Looking for a way to create a more balanced life and improve your wellbeing?

Come join our mindfulness class and switch off from the demands of life and experience simply being. Together we gradually unwind and give our bodies and minds the chance to rejuvenate and replenish.

Proved benefits of regular mindfulness/meditation practice include better intra and inter personal relationship, decreased stress levels, better concentration and mental clarity, improved emotional awareness, weight and blood pressure regulation.

No experience required.

Tutor: 
Linda de Marco
Cost: 
$90 full term, $12 per week
Dates: 
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 to Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Time: 
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn 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.

Learn more about Qigong here.

Tutor: 
Paul Burns
Cost: 
$100 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Thursday, 22 April 2021 to Thursday, 24 June 2021
Time: 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Strength Training is not just for bodybuilders! Regular strength training benefits people of all ages, particularly those with health issues such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. Research has shown that weekly strength training reduces the risk of developing heart disease and stroke, as well as assisting with weight loss, improving balance, improving bone health and reducing the natural loss of lean muscle that occurs with ageing.

Tutor: 
Janet Ashton
Cost: 
$100 full term or $12 week
Dates: 
Friday, 23 April 2021 to Friday, 25 June 2021
Time: 
10:00am - 11:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Strength Training is not just for bodybuilders! Regular strength training benefits people of all ages, particularly those with health issues such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. Research has shown that weekly strength training reduces the risk of developing heart disease and stroke, as well as assisting with weight loss, improving balance, improving bone health and reducing the natural loss of lean muscle that occurs with ageing.

Tutor: 
Janet Ashton
Cost: 
$100 full term or $12 week
Dates: 
Sunday, 11 July 2021
Time: 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn 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.

Learn more about Qigong here.

Tutor: 
Paul Burns
Cost: 
$25

Community

Dates: 
Monday, 12 April 2021 to Monday, 21 June 2021
Time: 
10.00am - 12 noon (Except public holidays)
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Come along 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.

No booking required, just turn up.

Cost: 
Gold coin donation
Dates: 
Monday, 19 April 2021 to Monday, 21 June 2021
Time: 
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Neighbourhood House - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Come along to SING OUT SESSIONS 2021!

Everything from Irish folk, world music, to the Beatles or Paul Kelly. It is purely for the enjoyment of group singing.  No experience necessary!

The Sing Out Sessions are led by Ceridwyn Gordon at the Geelong West Community Hub every second Monday 7.30-p.m - 9.00 p.m. during school terms. Entry is $5, all welcome, just come along on the night.

The upcoming Monday dates are:

  • 19 April
  • 3, 17 & 31 May
  • 14 & 21 June

No booking required, just turn up.

An initiative by Sing Out Geelong Inc. for people wanting to sing a variety of songs in a fun and informal way with others.

For more info, details and contact information visit: https://www.singoutgeelong.com.au/ 

Tutor: 
Ceridwyn Gordon
Cost: 
$5 Entry