Access Consciousness Bars

Access Bars is a beautiful touch therapy mode that is directed at the 32 points on the head. When these points are held gently, the area of your life that corresponds with the specific point being touched, limited beliefs and cellular trauma can be released. Mondays, 1.30 pm & 2.30 pm with Desire’e. Koha.


Acrylics Painting

Bring out your creative juices! Subject matter will be dependent on the level of competency for each participant. Topics covered include: Materials, Composition, Colour, Theory, Perspective, Shading, Subject Choice. Please bring your own materials. Tuesdays 9.30 am to 12.00 pm. Cost $10.00.


Al-Anon Family Groups

A support group for people affected by someone else’s drinking: a partner, friend, parent, child or grandparent.  We meet together for mutual help each week where privacy is respected.  Wednesdays 6.45 – 7.45 pm.  Cost – Free.


Art Therapy

Kathy Allan is a Liane Collot d’ Herboise trained art therapist. This method involves working with light, colour, and darkness. The mediums are charcoal and water colour paint. The client is taken through small guided steps in both mediums to bring her to a more balanced state of mental health and well being. Available Mondays 9.30 am & 11.00 am, booking required. Koha.


Art Psychotherapy

Arts psychotherapy involves using art material with a trained arts psychotherapist to create pictures, objects, or sculptures that have personal meanings to improve your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It’s not about creating a fantastic piece of art; you don’t need to be able to draw or paint to benefit. With your therapists help, you can dive into the underlying messages communicated through your art which will aid in the healing process. It may help to gently release bottled up emotions, give new understandings and perspectives, help reduce stress, and improve self-esteem and awareness. Wednesdays and Fridays 9.30 am & 11.00 am, with Rei. Bookings required. Koha.


Baby-wearing HB

Come along and try one of the carriers, hire one if you like, and get help adjusting your own carrier, or just come and sit and have a chat about baby-wearing  and mummy matters.  The first Tuesday of the month, 10.00 am to 12.00 pm. Free.


 Bowen Therapy

Bowen allows for an unwinding and freeing of the tight holdings in your body. Relaxing light touch skin moves applied over muscles and ligaments facilitates the body to gain relief and heal. Tuesdays 9.15 am to 12.00 pm. Bookings required. Koha.

 Budget Advice Clinic

Is debt keeping you awake at night? Can’t pay the bills? Gain some quality advice through the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services. Wednesdays 11.30 am to 1.30 pm, booking is required. Free.


 Children’s nursery

Clean, fully serviced facilities for mothers and infants available during Centre hours (9:00 am to 4:00 pm).

Chronic Pain Coffee Group

Living with chronic pain can be isolating when everyone around you seems healthy, it brings emotions like complete fear and frustration.  Come and share your story and support each other positively over a cuppa and remember you are not alone.  Thursday’s 10.00 – 11.30 am.  Koha

 Coffee and Craft

We welcome all types of artists and crafters into this group – quilting, cross-stitch, beads or whatever is on-hand and meet someone new! This is an informal group who enjoy getting together and discussing just about anything, so don’t stay away any longer. Enjoy a cuppa and the  company of others whilst creating your own masterpiece. Tuesdays 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm. Koha.



You can access affordable and professional counselling service that is respectful to the needs of everyone. All our Counsellors are professionally supervised and are either members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors or working towards membership. All have a high degree of competency in their specialist area before joining our team and we encourage and assist ongoing training. Appointments are essential and can be made by phone, email, website contact page, or in person at the Centre.

Create Talking Sticks

All welcome – nau mai, haere mai – come and have some fun, make your own Talking Stick.  We will be using Korari/Flax Stalks (the dried ones) with coloured yarns/wool/fabric/wire/feathers etc.  If you have your own crystal/beads/shells/ribbon etc and you would like to attach it to your Talking Stick then bring it along.  This is a great tool for self-expression, for freeing up the voice – we can even bless our own creations and anoint our Talking Stick with fragrant healing oil. Tuesdays, 5 weeks 17th October – 14th November 12.00 – 2.30 pm with Marianna.  Koha.


Creative Writers Group

Come along and share ideas and meet other like minded writers for mutual support and the guidance! Not necessary to be a published writer or have work in progress, maybe you are just thinking about it! Any genre and any level is fine, the group will evolve around the participants. Perhaps you need to edit your work, require inspiration, get another perspective, get started, have helpful contacts to share, need contacts, or have writers block? Mondays  3.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Koha.



We provide a safe and welcoming environment to all women who want to find help and support for domestic violence issues. Our group helps all women, no matter what your situation, and we aim to help you find a path through your own personal journey. Thursdays 9.30 am to 12.00 pm. Free. Contact us for details on how to join the courses available.


Egyptian Reiki

Called Seichim – It is said to be the parent energy of all hands on healing techniques.  Translated in English it means “the Power of Powers”. Wednesdays from 10.00 am. Koha. Call to book your 30 minute session!



 Gentle Mindful Movement

60 minutes of slow, full range movements with a fundamental focus on breathing.  The session ends with a relaxing, guided body assessment for students to increase their awareness of muscle balance.  This is a fun, low impact and relaxing class for women of any age. Mondays 6.00 am to 7.00 am, Fridays 6.00 am to 7.00 am, and Saturdays 6.00 am to 7.00 am. Koha.

Indian Mums Group

All Mums welcome, especially new migrant Mothers.  Thursday’s 10.00 am – 12.00 pm.  Free.


 Intermediate English

A group for women who are both NZ residents and non- NZ residents.  An opportunity to learn English, and/or build your skills and confidence in English in a welcoming and supportive small group setting. Available  Thursday’s 10.00am to 12.00pm and Friday mornings 10.00 am – 12.00 pm. Koha.


Japanese Reiki

Reiki, or ‘life-force energy’ is a Japanese healing system.  It helps to reduce stress and anxiety, works to restore your body’s natural balance and supports healing.  It is especially helpful if you don’t usually have any time for self-care and self-nurturing.

Reiki involves placing hands on or over any part of the body that needs support.  During the session, Celine will put her hands in 12 set positions for up to 5 minutes.  If you come to a session with specific issues, she will work on targeted areas, following her knowledge and experience of Reiki.  Thursdays 1.00, 1.30, 2.00, 3.00 & 3.30 pm.  Booking required. Koha.


Come to our knitting group, whether you are a complete beginner or you are experienced and want to knit in the company of others you are very welcome. Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:00 pm, with Carolyn. Koha.


Legal Clinic

Our Legal Clinic offers rostered women lawyers in a safe and friendly environment. We aim to provide women in our community with access to initial legal advice on any matter in a supportive, safe and confidential manner. This will be an initial consultation only. If it is a legal matter, you will be given information and some idea of the process involved. If it is not a legal matter, you will be referred to someone who can help, e.g. Family Court Disputes Tribunal. Tuesdays 12.30 to 1.30 pm. Please be at the centre no later than 12.30 pm. Bookings and cancellations essential – first in first served! Free.


Lesbian Support Group

Come along to meet others in a supportive environment. You are not alone! Please phone Dale on 022 631 2681


Life Coaching

Diana Rickman is an Emotional Strength coach, Advanced Emotional Freedom Technique and Matrix re-imprinting practitioner.

Diana specializes in helping courageous, self-motivated men and women to feel loved, supported and heard in their personal and professional relationships.

With over 15 years’ experience she has helped her clients clear 1000’s of upsetting or traumatic memories, beliefs and negative feelings.

She is co-author of ‘The book of Inspiration for Women by Women’ leads a free community group on Facebook, creates a show for local radio and a podcast available on iTunes and runs a successful online and local coaching practice.  Thursdays 1.00 – 2.00 pm.  Booking required.  Koha.


Maiden Healings Energy Work

You are a being that was created to be treasured, so why not give to yourself the healing energies your body is asking for?  Maiden Healings offers a range from a variety of healing modalities and energetic body processes including: Access Consciousness Bars, Usui Reiki, Spiritual Healing including Sound and Crystal Healing, Intuitive Touch Massage and other made to measure offerings.  Wednesdays 12.30, 1.30 & 2.30 pm with Elizabeth.  Booking required.  Koha.


Massage Vacuum Cupping

Come and join me to circulate energy and remove blocks that are causing pain and tension in a relaxing holistic practice using vacuum cupping to release toxins and re-energise your being.  Mondays 11.30 am, 1.00 & 2.00 pm with Tania. Booking required. Koha.


Migrant Women’s Support Group

This group offers a support network to migrant women in our community and friendship with other women. Mondays 10.00 am – 12.00 pm. Free


Mirimiri is an ancient Maori healing technique.  It utilises a holistic approach to restoring wellness to the mind, body, spirit and emotional being.  This process involves stimulating and responding to pressure points in the body using hands, elbows, feet and other tools such as rakau and kohatu to work deep tissue where needed.  Fridays 1.00, 2.00 & 3.00 pm  with Michelle.  Booking required. Koha.


Mummy Matters Ante/Postnatal Depression Support Group

A support group for Mums and Mums-to-be who are experiencing depression and/or anxiety, or baby blues.  Come and have a cuppa and a chat with mums who understand. Monthly guest speakers. Child and baby friendly. Thursdays 1.00 – 2.00 pm with Laura and Natalie. Koha.


Mums/Nana’s Raising Kids with Disability

Coffee Fellowship – Join us for a relaxed peer support get together.  Chat and share similar experiences, knowledge and ideas to achieve the best outcomes for our families.  Monday’s for 4 weeks 6 November – 27 November 9.30 – 11.00 am.  Facilitator, Ashlee Friis.  Koha.  (if successful the group will continue)


Come and enjoy this gentle massage, movement, enhancement and body alignment therapy which can provide relief for nerve, muscle and joint pain. This therapy can provide an overhaul for you body. Empowering you with the knowledge to get your body moving and functioning better. For more information on this technique, visit Tuesdays 1.00 & 2.15 pm. Bookings required for a one-hour session. Koha.

Pre-School Dance Group

A fun introduction into dance, developing physical aspects of dance technique as well as fostering children’s own creativity and self-expression through movement. The dance classes aim to nurture movement and listening skills, to grow self-confidence and to grow an appreciation of dance and music in a relaxed environment. Fridays 1.45 – 2.15 pm. Koha.


Prep 4 Work

This course helps prepare you for interviews, networking and growing confidence within yourself to get back into the workforce whether part time, casual or full time.  The course covers, but not limited to; discovering suitable jobs to suit your strengths, putting together and/or updating your CV, interviewing skills, dressing up for interviews and networking within our community. Thursdays 10.00 am – 12.00 pm with Te Rina.  Koha.



Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.  Fridays 9.30, 10.30, 11.30 with Gerda. Bookings essential. Koha.

Salad Day Friday Shared Lunch

Come together, share healthy food and meet new friends! Children welcome.  We provide the salad, please bring a plate of healthy food to share. Fridays 12.30 – 1.30 pm. Free.


Sewing for Beginners

Have you ever wanted to learn the art of sewing or wanted to brush up on your skills? Items taught will be based on the skill level of each participant. Bring along your project to work on! 9.30 – 11.30 am Fridays. Koha.


Sing Like …There’s No-one Listening

Have you always wanted to sing but don’t have the confidence to sing with others? This is the group for you! Don’t be shy – sing songs in a group situation while having fun and feeling relaxed. No experience necessary. Mondays, 2.00 – 3.00 pm. Koha.


Sit and Be Fit

Come in for some fun & laughter – all whilst getting fit!! Informal, in a relaxed atmosphere. Wednesdays, 1.30 – 2.30 pm. Koha.



A weekly opportunity for people to bring along clothing/books/toys/games/cosmetics they no longer need to exchange for things other people have brought with them. Please only bring things that have been gently loved, and are clean.  No broken items please. One women’s trash could be another women’s treasure. Thursdays 9.30 – 11.30 pm. Free.


Spiritual Readings & Guidance

Julie offers spiritual assistance to help you on your life journey through a private session in which you will be listened to with love and understanding. Come and see where you are in your life. Appointments Thursdays 9.15, 10.30, and 11.30 am . Booking required. Koha.


The 5 Love Languages

Languages of Love: Which one do you speak?

Discover your Love Language and begin to improve your relationships.  This ongoing course will explain your primary love language, what it means, and how you can use it to connect to others. You are welcome to join in at any stage of the programme.  Starts in November on Mondays 1.00 – 2.00 pm with Frances.  Koha.


Therapeutic Massage or Reflexology

With such busy and stressful lives, we all deserve to treat ourselves. Brigit offers a choice of massage or reflexology. Relax and enjoy! Thursdays 9.15, 10.15, 11.15 am. Booking required. Koha.

Thoughtful Thursdays – Spiritual Wellbeing

Based on the Te Whare Tapa Wha model each term we will present different interactive talks, Term 1 Tribal Tuesdays based on families/whanau, Term 2 Mindful Mondays around emotional wellbeing, Term 3 Wednesday Wellness on physical wellbeing and lastly in Term 4 Thoughtful Thursdays centered on spiritual wellbeing.

Please look out for our latest poster in HWC or on Facebook for next weeks topic and presenter – you are welcome to come. 12.30 – 1.15 pm.  Koha.


Tivaivai – Cook Island Quilting

Come and immerse yourself in the gentle art of Tivaivai (meaning ‘patches’, referring to pieces of material sewn together).  Tivaivai is the social fabric of the Cook Islands and a form of artistic quilting.  Just bring your smile as no experience is necessary.  Basic materials supplied.  Thursdays 1.00 – 2.30 pm with Heather. Cost $5.00.


Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Vinyasa Flow aligns breath, movement and posture to create a flowing meditation.  Beginners and all levels welcome.  Pranayama (breathing exercises) will be included in all classes.  Yoga mats provided.  Wednesdays 9.30 – 11.00 am with Deanna.  Koha.

Walking Group

Come and join in, support each other while enjoying the fresh air, we leave from the Heretaunga Women’s Centre. Mondays 1.30 to 2.30 pm. Free.