OWN Online

We’re here for you

You have spoken and we have listened! Due to overwhelming popularity OWN NSW continues to offer some of our classes online for 2022. 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 times. Scroll through the list below and sign up!

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.

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.

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” 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

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Feldenkrais with Margaret

Every Monday at 10:00 AM Hybrid class – in person at Newtown and 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.

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Writing with rivka

Fortnightly on Thursday 2:30 – 4pm online. Resuming 20th Jan for 2022.

Length: 1 hr 30 mins

Times:
Join us!

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

Online Thursdays 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Resuming 20th Jan for 2022

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. 

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. 

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Chair Yoga

Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM online. 

Length: 1 hr

Did you know that you can do gentle yoga on the chair?

Join us as we lead you through some simple and easy-to-do moves while seated on the chair.

Ukulele with Lindy Online

 Wednesday at 10:30 pm.  

Length: 1 hr 

Strum your heart out with Lindy! This class is a combined class for beginners and immediate. Please grab your ukulele and join us!

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Movie Club

Every Thursday at 11:00 AM online.

Length: 1 hr

Although going to the cinema is a little risky thanks to COVID it does not mean that we need to stop watching movies! This Lockdown/Stay at Home Movie Club is free to join, and even better, the movies selected are from free to view channels.

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

Gentle Yoga

Online Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Last online class 1st March

Length: 1 hr 

Come join us for Gentle Yoga with Georgina.

In Gentle Yoga class, we practice connecting the mind with the body and our breath and the effects on our wellbeing range from relaxing to profound.

If you’re curious come along with a Yoga Mat and wear something comfortable- you may be surprised.

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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.

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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