We’re here for you
In response to the recent health orders in Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour, all our face to face classes, at OWN groups in these areas, are closed until further notice. But not to fear we have taken many of our classes online. These classes are very popular so please sign up early! They are also bought to you at no cost – we want to keep the older women of NSW connected and involved during these uncertain time. Sign up now.
You can be based anywhere and you don’t have to be a member to sign up for any of these activities which will be carried out through Zoom. However, if the events are oversubscribed, preference will be given to OWN members.
Just write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need instructions of how to set Zoom up on your smartphone or laptop. It’s easy and free to join. All the activities are also free to join.
All events are hosted by the Older Women’s Network (OWN) NSW using Zoom.
While we cannot meet face to face all classes are free! Sign up for classes below via Humanitix and you will receive more information on joining.
“I am doing some of the exercise classes, and it is really good to be able to do a bit of exercise, and to actually see the faces of a few like minded women. It relieves the isolation for a few precious hours a week” Kira
“Your efforts to help our health and wellbeing through offering these classes free and through accessible mode in Zoom are greatly appreciated.” Carol
“I would like to thank you for your help and Older Women’s Network to organise some online classes for us to attend during the isolation time. Those classes are so helpful and so great.” Thanh
“I’m normally not on the computer so these classes have been a God send in two ways – I’m on the computer teaching myself and the classes filled my home with the sounds of laughter and movement and all things positive which I needed over this long time.” OWN Member Queensland
Feldenkrais with margaret
Every Monday at 10:00 AM online.
Length: 1 hr
Regardless of your age, the Feldenkrais Method can help you to perform everyday physical activities with greater ease.
Through increasing internal awareness, the subtle movements of the Feldenkrais Method teach you to break free of habitual, restrictive movement patterns and relearn easier ways of moving.
Writing with rivka
Fortnightly on Thursday 2:30 – 4pm online.
Length: 1 hr 30 mins
A creative writing workshop with award winning playwright, Rivka Hartman.
Connect with a group of women who share the love of writing. Whether you want to write something to share with the group or enjoy listening and giving feedback – all are welcome.
The group meets fortnightly to develop writing skills through supportive and constructive feedback.
New Moves with pauline
Online Thursdays 2:30 to 3:30 pm.
Length: 1 hr
An online movement class that you can join from the safety of your own home.
New Moves is a fun, gentle, mixed method movement class specifically designed for the mature female body.
New Moves addresses physical, emotional and psychological health.
Every class is a surprise so you can join anytime. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Laughter and good music guaranteed – come on, give it a go!
Tai Chi with Ric
Online Tuesdays 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Online Fridays 9:30 to 10:30 am
Length: 1 hr
Join us for online Tai Chi with Ric. This ancient Chinese art is exercise for the health of your mind and body. The control of movement and breath generates internal energy and mindfulness. The format and the pace of the class is tailored to the abilities and needs of participants.
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM online.
Length: 1 hr
Did you know that you can do gentle yoga on the chair?
Join Jo as she leads us through some simple and easy-to-do moves while seated on the chair.
African Drumming with Sal
Newtown Wednesday at 2:30 pm. Closed until further notice.
Length: 1 hr 30 minutes
You’ll learn a multi-layered African rhythm and feel the way the parts work with each other under the direction of an experienced teacher and facilitator.
Build confidence, technique and etiquette. Enjoy an open jam session for free expression at the end. Be surprised by what you learn in a small amount of time.
Crafternoon with Lyndell
On Facebook (Crafternoon is also back meeting at Newtwon Wellness Centre on the 1st and third Saturday of the month at 2pm)
Crafternoon on Facebook has been set up as a place where you can support each other in your creative endeavours. You can show-off the things you are making or have made. Lyndell will be available if you have any crafting questions or problems.
Please join in by “commenting” on the Facebook page with photos and words about your project or to support a fellow crafty person.
Isolating can be a great time for us to catch up on some crafting and making. A time to get some work done on that UFO (unfinished object) or PHD (project half done). Or perhaps you want to start learning a new craft.
Making, crafting, stitching … they are great methods of ‘mindful meditation’ … a lovely (and productive) way to keep calm at this time of high anxiety.