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 2023. These classes are very popular so please sign up early! We want to keep the older women of NSW connected and involved. 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 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.
“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 only.
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.
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.
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.
Every fortnight Thursday at 11:00 AM online.
Length: 1 hr
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New Moves with Pauline Online
Five sessions for Term 4. Special 75 min class
2:30 – 3:45 PM Thursday
Pauline + New Moves is Back online!
Fortnightly weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 in Term 4.
New Moves return with a slightly longer class of 75 minutes. It will be the familiar dance party but with more time for relaxation and meditation.
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.