OWN Online

We’re here for you

As we’re unable to continue with classes, we’re taking some of our classes online and created a chat group to ensure that we remain connected, active and informed.

We know that these online sessions are never as good as a face to face interaction, but it is the next best thing for the moment while we wait for the days when our lives can return to ‘normal’ again.

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 info@ownnsw.org.au 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.

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All events are hosted by the Older Women’s Network (OWN) NSW using Zoom.

The first two months are free! Sign up for classes below via Humanitix and you will receive more information on joining.

Testimonies

“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” Karen

“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

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Feldenkrais with margaret

Every Monday

Length: 1 hr

Times:
Jun 15, 2020 / 10:00 AM
Jun 22, 2020 / 10:00 AM
Jun 29, 2020 / 10:00 AM

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.

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gentle Yoga with jo

Every Monday

Length: 1 hr

Times:
Jun 15, 2020 / 10:00AM
Jun 22, 2020 / 10:00 AM
Jun 29, 2020 / 10:00 AM

Enjoy gentle stretches, breathing and relaxation practices from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Set up your your yoga mat (or large towel if you don’t have a yoga mat) and join us online.

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Cuppa & Chat

Fortnightly on Wednesday

Host: Varied
Length: 1 hr 30 mins

Times:
May 27, 2020 / 10:30 AM – If you could invite any three people (living or deceased) to a dinner party, who would you invite? Why?

Join us fortnightly for interesting chats and discussions with other older women from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Make yourself a cuppa and join us online!

Topics and discussion hosts will differ each session. This is a great opportunity to learn something new, meet someone new, and stay engaged!

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Writing with rivka

Fortnightly on Thursday

Length: 1 hr 30 mins

Times:
Jun 11, 2020 / 02:30 PM
Jun 25, 2020 / 02:30 PM

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.

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New Moves with pauline

Weekly on Mondays

Length: 1 hr 30 mins

Times:
Jun 15, 2020 / 02:30 PM
Jun 22, 2020 / 02:30 PM
Jun 29, 2020 / 02:30 PM

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!

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Movie Club with Carolyn & Janice

Fortnightly on Thursday

Length: 1 hr 30 mins 

Times:
Jun 11, 2020 / 11:00 AM
Jun 25, 2020 / 11:00 AM

Join movie buffs, Carolyn & Janice, to discuss selected movies from free to view channels.

Sign up to see what movies will be discussed at our next Movie Club.

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Meditation with Jo

Weekly on Tuesday

Length: 45 min

Times:
Jun 2, 2020 / 10:15 AM
Jun 9, 2020 / 10:15 AM
Jun 16, 2020 / 10:15 AM
Jun 23, 2020 / 10:15 AM
Jun 30, 2020 / 10:15 AM

Learn the many benefits of meditation techniques. Learn how to increase your awareness of yourself and your surroundings and to observe your thoughts and feelings.
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Chair Yoga with Jo

Every Wednesday

Length: 1 hr

Times:
Jun 3, 2020 / 10:00 AM
Jun 10, 2020 / 10:00 AM
Jun 17, 2020 / 10:00 AM
Jun 24, 2020 / 10:00 AM

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.

Tai Chi with Ric

Every Friday

Length: 1 hr 

Times:
Jun 5, 2020 / 10:00 AM
Jun 12, 2020 / 10:00 AM
Jun 19, 2020 / 10:00 AM
Jun 26, 2020 / 10:00 AM

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. 

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Crafternoon with Lyndell

On Facebook

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.

Crafternoon at a safe distance …
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.

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Take Better Pictures with your Phone

Friday

Host: Yve

Length: 1 hour

Time:
Jun 25, 2020 / 2pm

Learn how to use your phone camera, join professional photographer Yve Lavine, for some quick tips on how to improve your picture taking skills using your phone.

We’ll cover basic composition, metering, light, buttons and dials.

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Sweet 16

Thursdays

Host: Yve

Length: 1 hour 15 min

Time:
Jul 16, 2020 / 2pm
Jul 30, 2020 / 2pm

In 2014 Yve Lavine had a highly successful exhibition with Sweet 16: What advice would you give your 16 year old self?

We’re going to run a mini project along the lines of this exhibition for you to get involved in. If you like photography, portraiture and the stories of women this workshop is for you.

Yve will outline her process, purpose and intent of the initial work and invite you to play along with some activities to revisit and share your knowledge with your 16 year old self.

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