Regular Events & Activities for 2019

Meditation & Mindfulness Voice & Movement Reading & Writing Community Groups
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Meditation & Mindfulness

Silent Meditation

Fiona Johnston & Annette Jarrett
Do you sometimes long for silence, quiet rest and a time to be still? Come to our weekly silent meditation.

Wednesday Starts 6/2
Cost: Gold coins
Women & men
Code 298

Buddhist Meditation

Celia Karpfen
We are a non-denominational group who meet for qigong, dharma talks, sitting and walking meditation and discussion. Our practice is influenced by mindfulness and commitment to a spiritual journey. Participants are encouraged to see themselves as their own spiritual authority.
Sunday 13/1, 10/2, 10/3, 14/4,12/5, 9/6, 14/7, 11/8, 8/9, 13/10, 10/11, 8/12
Cost: F$6 C$4
Women & men
Code 253

Mindfulness Practice

Barb Hancock

Mindfulness/compassion meditation - 2 guided practices of 25 min. each followed by open discussion. Will include connecting to the breath, open awareness of sounds & thoughts & body scan to assist in developing increased clarity, balance & joy in everyday life. No experience necessary..

Tuesday 5/2, 5/3, 2/4, 7/5, 4/6, 2/7, 6/8, 3/9, 1/10, 5/11, 3/12
9.30 am - 11.00am
Cost: F$10 C$5
Women & men
Code 423

Blessing Circle

Marisa Ala Dea
Through the power of group intention, we create & radiate positive, healing, compassionate energy for the highest benefit & well being of all in our world. Sessions will include personal sharing, meditation, sound & ritual.

Thursdays (first & third) 7/2, 21/2, 7/3, 21/3, 4/4, 18/4, 2/5, 16/5, 6/6, 20/6, 4/7, 18/7, 1/8, 15/8, 5/9, 19/9, 3/10, 17/10, 7/11, 21/11, 5/12, 19/12
Cost: $10 flat rate
Code: 494
Women & men

Voice & Movement

Sophia Singers

Margaret May
Come and explore the beauty of women’s spirit through song. Build skills, confidence and community in a fun and positive environment. Newcomers welcome!
Click here to know more about Sophia Singers

Starts 12/2
Cost: $10 Members $8
Code 337

Sunday Circle Dancing

Lyn Porter
Savour the peace & joy of community dancing as body, mind & spirit move to uplifting music from around the world. Easy to learn steps, carefully taught, no dance experience necessary. All welcome.Bring afternoon tea to share.

NOTE: 3 sessions(in bold)with visiting teacher:

Sunday 3/2, 3/3, 7/4, 5/5, 2/6, 7/7, 4/8, 8/9, 13/10, 3/11, 1/12
Cost: F$15/$20 C$12/$17 MF$13.50/$18 MC$10.80/$15.30
Women & men
Code 374

Circle Dancing for Health & Wellbeing

Marisa Ala Dea

Meaningful, joyful and uplifting, Circle Dance combines easy to learn dance steps with music from around the world. Previous dance experience not required & all women welcome from beginners to beyond! Weekly during school terms.

Wednesday Starts 6/2
Cost: : MF$14 MC$11 Non-members $18
Code 263

Dancing Devotions

Marisa Ala Dea
We honour the Path of Spirit as celebrated in chant, prayer, song & music from different cultures & traditions. With rhythmical steps & meditative movement, we dance for grace, for peace, for happiness & healing..

Sunday 10/2, 10/3, 14/4, 12/5, 9/6, 14/7, 18/8, 15/9, 20/10, 17/11, 15/12
Cost: MF$20 MC$15 Non-members $25
Women & men
Code 486

Urban Space Healing Place

Marisa Ala Dea
Experience an inner & outer journey with Sophia at its centre, as we venture into the local suburban landscape to places where connection, healing & spiritual enrichment can be en- gaged.The first month's session will take place at Sophia.

Fridays 22/2, 29/3, 26/4, 24/5, 28/6, 26/7, 30/8, 27/9. 18/10, 29/11
Cost: F$25 C$20 MF$22.50 MC$18
Code 485

Connect Play Create

Trish Fairley
Fun, creative and playful, using the improvisational tools of InterPlay, we move our bodies, tell stories, use our voices and create stillness, It's a great way to connect with others, live more lightly and experience grace.

Tues 9/2, 19/3, 16/4, 21/5, 18/6, 16/7, 20/8, 17/9, 15/10, 19/11
Cost: F$12 C$10 MF$10.80 MC$9
Code 221

Reading & Writing

Women Writing (1)

Jenny Wightman
Do you like to write? You don’t have to be a published author or a formidable wordsmith to join this group of women who meet to explore their experience of life through writing. Anyone with an interest in writing is most welcome!

2nd Tuesdays: 12/2, 12/3, 9/4, 14/5, then 10/9, 8/10, 12/11
Cost: F$5 C$3
Code 484

Exploring Feminist Liberation Theologies

Angela Moloney
A lively discussion group looking at current writings of feminist liberation theologies from around the world. Come and share their insights and challenges. All you need is an eagerness to discover how ‘God-Talk’ that begins with women’s experiences, changes how we understand ourselves, the world and the Sacred. New members welcome!
Tuesday 26/2, 26/3, 23/4, 28/5, 25/6, 23/7, 27/8, 24/9, 22/10, 26/11 1
10.30 am - 12.00am
Cost: F$5 C$3
Code 218

Women Writing (2)

Jenny Wightman
Do you like to write? You don’t have to be a published author or a formidable wordsmith to join this group of women who meet to explore their experience of life through writing. Anyone with an interest in writing is most welcome!

3rd Tuesdays: 19/2, 19/3, 16/4, 21/5, 18/6, 16/7, 20/8, 17/9, 15/10, 19/11
Cost: F$5 C$3
Code 002

Womens's Poetry Circle

Judith Haines
This is a supportive group of women poets who meet to share their poetry, develop writing skills, experiment with style and enjoy a creative group process.The format includes writing workshops and guest readers. If you are interested in exploring poetry & poetry writing, please join us. No prior knowledge of poetry or writing experience is necessary.

Saturday 9/2, 13/4, 8/6, 10/8, 12/10, 14/12
Cost: F$5, F$3

Community Groups

English Classes for Refugee Women

These classes provide English tuition and practical life skills for refugee women and others not able to access alternative classes. Supportive environment with child-minding provided. Weekly during school terms.
Wednesday Starts 13/2
10.00am-12.30pm | No cost

Grow Your Food & Save the Earth

Nel Morrison
An enthusiastic group who share the joys and frustrations of growing food in changing climatic conditions. These sessions focus on sharing information and experience, alternated with visits to gardens. Newcomers most welcome! First session at Sophia. Bold indicates garden visits.

Tuesday 26/2, 26/3, 23/4, 28/5, 25/6, 23/7, 27/8, 24/9, 22/10, 26/11
1.45-3.45 pm
Cost: F$5 C$3
Women & Men

Nurturing Friendships, Sharing Stories

Maureen O'Connell, Elaine MacFarlane & Sophia Vogt

These gatherings are focused on those with a disability or disadvantage. Come, connect, make new friends and share stories over a light lunch. Carers and friends welcome too!

Tuesday 26/3, 28/5, 23/7, 24/9, 26/11
No Cost
Women & Men

Grief's Journey

A monthly support group for younger adults who have lost their spouse/partner. The group aims to provide support following the untimely death of a partner in a nurturing environment of shared experiences, empathy & understanding.

Wednesday 6/2, 6/3, 3/4, 1/5, 5/6, 3/7, 7/8, 4/9 2/10, 6/11, 4/12
Cost: F$5 C$3
Women & men
Code 320

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Cumberland Park,
Adelaide 5041
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Tuesday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm.