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 – 12.00 pm with Robyn Watt BFA . 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.
60 minute Led Half Primary Series for beginners. This course is designed to gradually open and strengthen the body. You will find this class more dynamic than other styles of yoga with particular focus on breath and neuromuscular innervation. Sun Salutations – Forward Bends – Twists – Backbends – Shoulder Stand. All levels welcome, remember this is yoga ‘practice’ …. not yoga ‘perfect’! Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat (there are also mats available if you need one). Mondays 23rd July – Monday 20th August 10.00 – 11.00am with Bri. Koha.
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 every second month 10.00 am – 12.00 pm. Koha.
BPD Family Support Group
Do you have a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder – BPD? Do you want to learn more and find support? Meeting every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month 6.30 – 8.00 pm. Phone Vanessa 028 4132 451 for further details. Koha.
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 9.00 am to 12.30 pm with Louise. 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. Booking is required. Free.
Clean, fully serviced facilities for mothers and infants available during Centre hours (9:00 am to 4:00 pm).
Chinese for Beginners
Join Lily to learn the basics of speaking and writing Chinese Mandarin Language. Please bring your own notebook/paper and pen. Both men and women are welcome to attend. Saturdays 10.00 – 11.30 am booking essential. Koha.
Chronic Pain Self Support 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. Wednesday’s 10.00am- 11.30am. Koha.
Gain guidance from the Universe with Clairsentient Ontologist (ontology is the study of the Human Being), Whacky Jackie using universal laws to offer guidance for a more fulfilling life. * Relationships * Satisfaction * Career * Choices * Entrepreneurship * Finance * Feeling good for yourself * Please contact us for an appointment with Jackie Wednesday’s 9.15am, 10.00am, 10.45am & 11.30am. Koha.
Clear the Clutter workshop
This workshop is designed to give people the skills to declutter and organize your home. It is well known that clutter causes stress and anxiety, maintaining a peaceful space allows feelings of relaxation and calm. Rochelle is passionate about giving you the skills to help you to sort, organize and declutter any space important to you – to reclaim you! Monday’s 5th November – 26th November (4 weeks) 10.30am – 12.00pm. Koha.
Coffee and Craft
We welcome all women into our midst so come along and try your hand at a variety of different craft activities. Lynne will be there to guide you on your crafting journey. This is an informal group who enjoy getting together, having a natter while keeping their hands busy so don’t stay away any longer. Tuesdays 1.00pm – 2.30pm with Lynne. Booking required. 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.
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.
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 with Denise!
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.
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. 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.
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
Through guided meditations and teachings with an experienced practitioner you will learn the core skills of meditation in an accessible way. This class can be just a chance to sit peacefully with others but it’s aim is to help you build a viable practice of mindfulness in daily life. For beginners – even those who think they can’t meditate – and anyone wanting to refresh or expand their practice. Thursday mornings 10.00am – 11.30am. Pre-register on 878 5401 or drop into the Centre. 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 Natalie. Koha.
Neck & Shoulders Mirimiri Massage
Joscelyn is in the process of learning the traditional holistic healing of Mirimiri and would like to put her learnings into practice. Please phone for an appointment, Friday’s 10.15am & 11.15am. Koha.
Come along to learn how to make beautiful cards, gift boxes, calendars, bookmarks and other paper crafts. Meet new people, make new friends, have lots of fun and be inspired to create projects that will Wow everyone who receives them. Thursdays 2.00 – 4.00 pm with Vicky-Lee. Koha.
Posture & Movement Class
This course will teach you how to move through life in all your habitual tasks e.g. sitting, standing, walking, driving, sewing, picking up children, lifting, etc, to prevent strain and wear and tear of your body. You will learn how to keep your body comfortable by maintaining it’s alignment, so that you are not distracted during creative activities. My intention is to show you how good it feels to be ‘at home’ in your body. Thursday’s 25th October – 29th November (6 weeks) 1.30pm – 2.30pm. 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.
We don’t seem to have the time to relax these days, come into a darkened room and have a lie/sit down and relax in your frantic day, all whilst listening to some relaxing music with a salt lamp going for some ambient light. You might come to fall asleep and/or to quieten the mind. If you have always dreamt about it now is the time. Monday’s 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Wednesday’s 12.00pm – 1.00pm, Friday’s 11.30am – 12.30pm. Free.
We are multidimensional beings with potential far beyond our wildest imaginings. Life is busy, and our days are full. Often others have expectations of us and regardless of our own needs, we do our best and scramble to fulfill them. Yet we often find ourselves feeling empty and pointless. I believe this is because our society is designed to serve to distract us from our soul purpose – OURSELVES. Sacred Aspects readings is a personal, guided journey in which we seek to discover the amazing multidimensional beings we truly are. Please phone for an appointment with Janine, Tuesdays 10.30am & 11.30am 1/2 hour appointments. Koha.
Scrabble and Games
Come and join Tungane for some old fashioned fun, perhaps an afternoon of scrabble, one of the Centre board games or maybe bring along one of your own. Enjoy a cuppa and friendship. Life is too short not to take time out to enjoy the simple things. Every 2nd & 4th Monday of the month 12.00pm – 1.00pm. 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
Learn the skills to sew your own task e.g. cushions, curtains, clothing etc in a relaxed and informal environment. If you have your own sewing machine, please bring it or otherwise we have a few spares. Some materials available. You will be provided with a project if you do not have one sorted. No experience necessary. 9.30am – 11.30am Wednesdays with Georgina and Helena. Koha.
Always wanted to learn crochet? Come along to our cool class and learn some basics, starting with a simple headband, gifts for Christmas, beanie’s for winter etc. Tuesday’s 12.30pm – 2.00pm with Tungane. 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 pm – 2.30 pm. Koha.
Spiritual Readings & Guidance
Julie has been guided to come to the Heretaunga Women’s Centre and start her spiritual assistance to help others on their journey. It’s an invitation to come in and see where you are in your life. A chance to sit down in private and talk freely and be listened to with love and understanding. Appointments Thursdays 9.15, 10.30, and 11.30 am . Booking required. Koha.
Te Whare Tapa Wha – Thoughtful Thursday/Spiritual Wellbeing
Based on the Te Whare Tapa Wha model each term we will present different interactive talks, Term 1 Mindful Mondays around emotional wellbeing , Term 2 Tribal Tuesdays based on families/whanau , 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.
Vision Board Workshop
‘Create the Life you Dream’
Come along and have some awesome fun designing the life you have always dreamed about. Sharmain will show you how to create a Vision Board and she will also show you the tools to make these dreams become a reality in your life. You can have the things you want, and this workshop will show you how. Monday’s for 5 weeks, 15th October – 12th November 10.00am – 12.00pm. Koha.
Walking is great for your mental, physical and spiritual health. Come and join in with Cathy and appreciate the fresh air, we leave from the Heretaunga Women’s Centre. Mondays 1.30 to 2.30 pm. Free.