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.
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 9.15 am, 10.15 am & 11.15 am, booking required. 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 July/September/November, 10.00 am to 12.00 pm. Free.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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!
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 pm to 7.00 pm and Saturdays 6.00 am to 7.00 am. Koha.
Hatha Flow Yoga
Come along to unwind, relax the mind and strengthen your body in a Hatha Flow Yoga class through breath (Pranayama), mindful movement (Asana) and meditation (Dhyana). Starting on Tuesday 29 May 12.30 – 1.30 pm with Felicity. Koha.
Healing Art Group
Come and experience guided colour exercises in watercolour on moist paper, then create your own picture. Materials provided. Mondays 1.30 – 2.30 pm. Cost $5 – $10.
Indian Mums Group
All Mums welcome, especially new migrant Mothers. Thursday’s 10.00 am – 12.00 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 and Friday mornings 10.00 am – 12.00 pm. Koha.
Intro to Water Colours
Painting and pastel as a tool for healing with Margaret-Mary Farr. Basic materials supplied, no experience necessary. Tuesdays 8th, 15th & 22nd May 1.00 – 2.30 pm. Bookings essential. Koha.
Kaha Ra Mirimiri (Massage)
Kaha Ra Mirimiri is a nurturing body therapy that supports the body in releasing cellular memories that no longer serve us. The massage uses therapeutic rhythmic strokes and infused oil and sound if needed to help release any vibrations that are no longer beneficial. Thursdays 9.30 am, 10.45 am & 12.00 pm appointments with Gerda Veenhoff. 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.
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
Live Well (Chronic Pain)
Be in control of your health. A self management programme for whanau with a long term health condition (chronic conditions). Designed to empower the individual with tools and techniques to:
- deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
- appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
- appropriate use of medications
- communicating effectively with whanau, friends and health care professionals
- how to evaluate new treatments
- what is pain?
- moving easy programme
- pacing and planning
There is also great emphasis on 3 process skills of – action planning, problem solving and decision making. Fridays 4th May – 8th June 10.00 am – 12.00 pm with Teiti Hapuku & Hine Johnston. Cost, Free.
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.
Meditative Yoga Class
Hridaya (Heart) yoga is a meditative approach to the yoga practice, which brings awareness into each and every posture, breath and sensation. In this class we will explore the beauty of our inner world, as we close our eyes and open our hearts to yoga. The postures are held long enough to actually experience them fully and through the process of self-observation we discover all the subtle changes that take place. The perfect blend of yoga and meditation and a real journey into all levels of being – body, mind-emotion and spirit. Wednesdays 10.00 – 11.30 am with Radha. Koha.
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. Tuesday evenings 5.45 – 7.00 pm – Men and Women Welcome. Thursday mornings 9.15 – 10.30 am Women Only. Pre-register on 878 5401 or drop into the Centre. Koha.
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. Mondays 9.30 am & 10.45 am 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 & Bubs Yoga
Would you like to have your neck and shoulder pain relieved? And how about your abdominal and back muscle strengthened? Would you like to have a strong emotional and spiritual bonding with your baby? Would you like to enjoy life without any pain and discomfort in your body? If that is what you would like come and join Miao with Mums & Bubs Yoga. Tuesdays 9.45 – 11.00 am. 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.
Playing with Colours Painting Class
Join me in a fun activity and explore your hidden painting skills. We are going to do acrylic painting with some interesting props and make a master piece out of it. No experience necessary. Anyone can paint as everybody has a hidden artist inside them. Wednesday 1.00 – 2.30 pm with Tanvi. 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 and 11.00 am with Te Rina. Booking required. Koha.
Thursdays 1.30 – 4.30 pm with Brigit. Booking required. 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.
Soup Day Friday Shared Lunch
Come together, share healthy food and meet new friends! Children welcome. We provide the soup, please bring a plate of healthy food to share. Fridays 12.30 – 1.30 pm. Free.
Taste, hearing, sight, smell, touch, balance, movement, mouth, senses. Come and learn how you can use these senses to help support your overall wellbeing. – “I like to use hand lotion when feeling distressed, the smell and feel of rubbing it on my hands is a good distraction and makes me feel relaxed”. Wednesday 23 May 10.00 am – 12.30 pm with Sandy. Koha.
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.
Spanish for Beginners
Have you always wanted to learn another language but never had the opportunity? Are you planning a trip to a Spanish speaking country and need to communicate the basics? Why not learn Spanish! You are welcome to come and join me. No experience necessary. Mondays 10.30 – 11.30 am with Daiana. 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.
Te Whare Tapa Wha – Tribal Tuesday Family/Whanau
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.
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.