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Opportunities to make 2019 a positive, healthy year at the WEA

Thursday, January 17, 2019   Posted in: Training By: CWEA With tags: Training, Courses, seminar, Community development

The Term 1 programme at the Canterbury WEA has more than 40 different courses, talks and events and is enroling now!

Book or check out these and other great opportunities on the CWEA website.

  • 25 percent discount for community services card holders.
  • Opportunities to volunteer and be part of this wonderful long standing organisation.
  • Classes during the day, evening and weekends - something for everyone!
  • Free tea and coffee on site for all students.

Crafting Feminism with Diane McCarthy

Date and Time: Saturday 16th February 2019, from 10am to 3pm.
Cost: $31 per person.

Do you love to play around with craft? Do you want to tackle the serious theme of modern feminism with some fun and humour? Come and join us for a day, where we explore how craft and feminism can cmbine.

Pod-Cast On with Kazuko Iwai

Dates: 8 Mondays starting 11th February 2019
Time: 10 to 11.30am.
Cost: Gold coin donation

Not just your average knitting circle! Join us as we listen and discuss fascinating podcasts on a range of current issues AND knit woolen items for the Christchurch Neo-natal Unit. Experienced and novice knitters equally welcome.

Living Tiny(er) with Ian Wells

Dates: 4 alternate Thursdays starting 28th February
Time: 7.30 to 9pm.
Cost: $26 per person.

So many of us are looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint, to care for others, reduce stress and live more simply. We all have ideas, but how do we turn those ideas into action? How do you live with less in a world where the banks and marketing agents are spending millions trying to convince you otherwise?

Moving beyond #METOO: Practice and theory for a changing world

Dates: 8 Mondays starting 11th February 2019.
Time: 7 to 9pm.
Cost: $68 per person.

The MeToo movement has been instrumental worldwide in exposing just how insidious sexual harassment and assault is in our society, but the challenge now is to move beyond it and begin creating a culture of consent for all. This course with Dr Sharon McMcIver and Dr Karyn Stewart features practical workshops designed to give people the opportunity to develop the skills to identify how gender and other biases operate in our society, along with the tools to move beyond them.

Social Issues Soap Box Series

Date and Time: Wednesdays from 7 to 8.30pm.
Cost: Gold coin donation.

Christchurch's answer to Hyde Park Corner - come along and hear an interesting and totally diverse range of speakers on the topics of our day. Come to one, come to them all, or get in touch and take to the stage yourself!

  • 13th February: Are we Too Late to Save Antarctica? with Professor Paul Broady.
  • 20th February: Why disability representation in politics matters for all of us with Mojo Mathers.

Gardening Design with Lily White

Dates: 6 Wednesdays starting 20th February 2019.
Time: 6 to 7.30pm.
Cost: $52 per person.

Lily White describes herself as an edible garden designer. This practical course will teach you about the basics of organic gardening. Lily has a wide range of experience and this course attempts to support your organic gardening and answer your queries. Come prepared to get your hands dirty!

How to create new habits that you will keep doing with Cathie Edwards

Dates: 3 Tuesdays starting 19th February 2019.
Time: 6.30 to 8.30pm.
Cost: $21 per person.

Do your attempts to start new habits fail? Are there things you want to do regularly but you are not doing them (or only doing them occasionally)? "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit".

It's Not Sushi! Japanese Cooking with Kazuko Iwai

Dates: 4 Wednesdays starting 13th February 2019.
Time: 10am to noon.
Cost: $34 per person.

As in any country the food of Japan is a much celebrated part of Japanese culture and reflects something of the way people think and look at the world. This course will introduce common ingredients and equip you with the skills and knowledge to create simple but delicious Japanese dishes.

Tai Chi, Qigong and Hara Body Alignment with Geraldine Parkes

Dates: 8 Tuesdays starting 12th February 2019.
Time: 1.30 to 2.30pm
Cost: $40 per person.

Join our wonderful and highly experienced teacher Geraldine Park for this Tai Chi, Qigong and Hara Body Alignment class. Tai Chi was developed from Qigong, which has always maintained the aim of health of well-being. Qigong uses easy to learn movements to guide the mind to draw in and replenish Qi.

New Brighton course with Geraldine Parkes

A New Brighton course will also be run at the Union Parish Hall (corner of Collingwood and Union Streets).

Dates: 8 Mondays starting 11th February 2019.
Time: 1.45 to 2.45pm.
Cost: $53 per person.

Qigong and Tai Chi for Men with Peter Hinkley

Dates: 8 Thursdays starting 14th February 2019.
Time: 5.30 to 6.30pm.
Cost: $40 per person.

Qigong is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality and martial arts training. Peter’s men only class will offer an introduction to Qigong and the self-defense applications of Tai Chi (push hands).

Take control of your social media with Ian Wells

Dates: 4 Mondays starting 18th February 2019.
Time: 12.30 to 2pm.
Cost: $26 per person.

This course will help you to take control of your social media lives - Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and Google Documents. This course is for people who want to get started in social media and for people who use it, but want to learn how to get better control of it.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch