"The Kapiti Women's Centre gave me back my confidence - it's as simple as that."

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Voice and Communication Skills

Learn how to use your voice confidently in a range of situations: Relaxation and breathing for good speech; Reading to your children (including poetry); Telling a story; Giving a talk; Communicating your thoughts and ideas.

Details: Tuesdays, 9.30am—11.30am. A 4 week course beginning 21 August.

Tutor: Margaret Bailey

 

Growing Food and Herbs

Join Green Gardener Hannah Zwartz to learn about building gardens, finding cheap or free materials, nourishing the soil, and growing your own food. You will help build a garden bed, make compost and liquid feeds, and plant seeds and seedlings.

Tuesdays, 9.30am—11.30am. A 3 week course beginning 31 July.

Tutor: Hannah Zwartz

 

Re-sew it, Revive it!

This course explores the possibilities of altering and remaking second hand clothing. Come and rummage through our collection of second hand treasures or bring along your own project! Bring your sewing machine, scissors, pins, needle and thread.

Details: Fridays, 12.30pm—2.30pm. A 4 week course beginning 31 August.

Tutor: Sally Campbell

 

Kitchen Cupboard Cosmetics

Learn to make and use your own natural, ethical and low-cost face, body and hair care products. Experiment with oils, herbs and ‘kitchen cupboard’ materials to make products such as body scrub, moisturiser, perfume, deodorant and toner.

Details: Mondays, 12.30pm—2.30pm, A 2 week course beginning 3 September.

Tutor: Rachel Fabish

$15 equipment fee

 

Bringing out the best in Children

A course designed to help women develop positive parenting skills and explore ways to bring out the best in their children.

Details: Thursdays, 9.30am—11.30am, A 6 week course beginning 2 August.

Tutor: Kay Miller

 

Paper Mache Bowls

Learn to make a fine papier mache mix that can be used to make a wide variety of decorative or functional items. You will make a beautiful bowl and decorate it.

Details: Thursdays, 9.30am—11.30am. A 2 week course beginning 20 September.

Tutor: Sue Frewin

$15 equipment fee

 

Laughter Yoga

Harness the power of your laugh!  Do you want to create more health and happiness in your life? Would you like to learn how to de-stress, relax and understand the importance of oxygenating your body? This course is for you!

Details: Fridays, 9.30am—11.30am. A 6 week course beginning 3 August.

Tutor: Lynda Andrews

 

Women and Anger

This programme provides group education for women on how to manage their anger and make positive changes for themselves and their family. This course is run by Kapiti Living Without Violence. To enrol, please call them on 2981404.

 Details: Mondays, 9.15am—12pm. A 10 week course beginning 23 July

 

K.W.C courses are very popular which means booking is essential. To register your interest in a course, telephone us on 902 6222 or visit the Centre. Courses cost only $15 plus any equipment fee incurred. Payment of this fee will confirm your place on the course.   Please note that we do not have Eftpos available at the centre, you can pay by Cash, Cheque or by Direct Credit.  Low cost childcare is available during courses, please inquire at the centre for more information.

Fearless Speaking: Discover your real voice

This course guides you to find your authentic voice through a gentle inside-out approach to speaking; to make speaking in front of others a conversation, rather than a performance. You will learn ways to be more comfortable being the centre of attention, to look at people and feel calmer, so that you can think better, connect more and be yourself.

6 x Tuesdays, 12.30pm – 2.30pm, beginning 29th October.

 

Bike Basics

Boost your cycling confidence and make riding more fun! This course will look at some basic bike maintenance, cycle safety and effective riding such as correctly using your bike’s gears. Bring your bike!

3 x Mondays, 12.30pm – 2.30pm, beginning 4th November.

 

Chanting the Chakras

This course provides an opportunity to discover the healing power of voice through chakra sound meditation, toning and chanting. Empower your singing voice and tonable skills in a relaxed environment.

6 x Thursdays, 9.30am – 11.30am, beginning 31st October.

 

Wu Tao Dance

Stretching and dance with guided music meditations, art therapy and shiatsu. Very gentle movements suitable for all level of ability.

6 x Thursdays, 1pm – 2pm, beginning 17th October. 

 

Wonderful Wall Art ($15 equipment fee)

Brighten up a dreary corner! Come and join us as we work with acrylic and texture to build and design a 3D designer art panel for your home.

Course runs over two sessions: Thursday 5th December, 12.30pm-2.30pm & Friday 6th December 9.30am-11.30am

 

 

Herbal Gifts ($15 equipment fee)

Use a variety of herbs and spices to create unique, natural Christmas gifts and decorations.

This is a one day workshop: Wednesday 20th November, 9.30am-2.30pm.

 

Intro to Mosaics ($15 equipment fee)

A great opportunity to learn the basics of this interesting and versatile art, as well as creating your own design.

Course runs over 2 sessions: Thursday 28th Nov, 12pm-3pm & Friday 29th Nov, 9.30am-11.30am

 

Creative Carving ($15 equipment fee)

Back by popular demand!! Carve a beautiful and unique sculpture for your garden or indoor environment using hebel stone and simple sculpture techniques.

Course runs over 2 sessions: Thurs 12th & Fri 13th December, 9.15am-11.45am

 

Pilates for Beginners

Introductory classes. Learn dynamic moves to tone and strengthen arms, legs and core, whilst improving overall postural alignment.

6 x Fridays, 1pm – 2pm, beginning 8th November

 

Women and Anger Programme

Kapiti Living Without Violence is running a Women and Anger Programme on Monday mornings. The programme provides group education for women on how to manage their anger and make positive changes for themselves and their family.

9 x Mondays, 9.30am-11.30am, beginning 14th October

To enrol in this course, please contact Kapiti Living Without Violence 298 1404