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WEA Sydney offers a relaxed and social environment with a community feel. With a central CBD location, we are easily accessible by public transport. Our diverse and high-quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors and offer you great value for money. Whether you are interested in finding a new hobby, planning your travels or developing new skills in creative writing your journey starts here.

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Nature and Meditation: Gateways to Peace

Explore some of the latest evidence supporting the role both natural environments and meditative practices can have on calming our nervous systems and helping us access peace and clarity. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone... [More]
$0 Limited

<p>Explore some of the latest evidence supporting the role both natural environments and meditative practices can have on calming our nervous systems and helping us access peace and clarity.</p>

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18 Jan

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Writing Short Memoir Pieces (For Publication)

In writing a memoir, we use our words to pin memories to a page, allowing us to explore connections, often resulting in meaning and understanding which can be shared with family, friends and perhaps the world. While an autobiography covers an entire life, a memoir covers a shorter period, usually capturing a theme or series of moments. Everyone has... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>In writing a memoir, we use our words to pin memories to a page, allowing us to explore connections, often resulting in meaning and understanding which can be shared with family, friends and

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18 Jan

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Meditation and Mindfulness Basics

In this 8 week online course we come together in a small supportive group from the comfort of our own home, to explore meditation and mindfulness and how we can incorporate to benefit our lives. Each week we will explore a different aspect of mindful and meditative practices, and assess for ourselves the suitability of different approaches (for... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>In this 8 week online course we come together in a small supportive group from the comfort of our own home, to explore meditation and mindfulness and how we can incorporate to benefit our lives.

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01 Feb
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There is no session for this course on February 15 as requested by the tutor.

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Capturing (Difficult) Truth in Memoir

If life is a puzzle and if each of us represents one small piece of this puzzle, then we owe it to life, we owe it to ourselves and most importantly we owe it to each other to capture the colours and contours of our life. When we write the truth – even the most difficult truth and especially the most difficult truth – we give a gift to ourselves... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>If life is a puzzle and if each of us represents one small piece of this puzzle, then we owe it to life, we owe it to ourselves and most importantly we owe it to each other to capture the colours

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01 Feb

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Morning Yoga

Experience an in-depth introduction, incorporating postures, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation, based on the teaching styles of the Satyananda Yoga and International Yoga Teachers' Associations. Please wear comfortable clothing. Please note that from April 2019 WEA will no longer be providing yoga mats and you will need to bring... [More]
$222 Limited / $200

<p>Experience an in-depth introduction, incorporating postures, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation, based on the teaching styles of the Satyananda Yoga and International Yoga

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01 Feb

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Discovering Catalan Language and Culture

Catalonia, in the northeast of Spain has its own traditions and the Catalan language, spoken by more than 8 million people, is a symbol of identity for Catalans. Although Catalonia is a small region, geographically speaking, it has many particular traditions such as Castellers (human towers), Correfoc (fire-runs) or Cagatió (the Catalan Santa Claus... [More]
$89 Limited / $80

<p>Catalonia, in the northeast of Spain has its own traditions and the Catalan language, spoken by more than 8 million people, is a symbol of identity for Catalans. Although Catalonia is a small

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06 Feb

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Journal & Memoir Writing

There is an art to journal and memoir writing that lifts it from the banal to the sublime. Spend a day learning how to write meaningful and creative journals and memoirs. Explore styles of writing that best reflect your thoughts and experiences and which will make for useful reading and future satisfying reflections. This class will be delivered... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>There is an art to journal and memoir writing that lifts it from the banal to the sublime. Spend a day learning how to write meaningful and creative journals and memoirs. Explore styles of writing

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13 Feb

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How To Retire In Style Successfully

Learn from an experienced financial planner the principles and strategies to accumulate wealth for retirement, and the legislative opportunities available for people prior to transitioning into retirement. Cover strategies on how to build a tax free income stream in retirement, explore your options and, if applicable, improve your eligibility for... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Learn from an experienced financial planner the principles and strategies to accumulate wealth for retirement, and the legislative opportunities available for people prior to transitioning into

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14 Feb

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Hidden Art Spaces of Northern Japan

With a few travel hints your experience of travelling in Japan can be enhanced immeasurably. Explore Sapporo and major art sites near the city, visit the Ainu Culture Museum and the volcanic Toya-ko Lake area, before moving to the Echigo-Tsumari art fields in the centre of Northern Honshu. We discuss the decline of these rural areas, and the role... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>With a few travel hints your experience of travelling in Japan can be enhanced immeasurably. Explore Sapporo and major art sites near the city, visit the Ainu Culture Museum and the volcanic

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16 Feb
$39 Limited

<p>With a few travel hints your experience of travelling in Japan can be enhanced immeasurably. Explore Sapporo and major art sites near the city, visit the Ainu Culture Museum and the volcanic

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16 Feb

Persian Language and Culture

An introduction to Persian language and culture for any student wishing to learn the basics of Persian language and to become familiar with Persian culture, traditions and lifestyle with no prior knowledge of Persian required. Persian, one of the great lingua francas of world history, was once spoken from Siberia to Southeast Asia and it has more... [More]
$153 Limited / $138

<p>An introduction to Persian language and culture for any student wishing to learn the basics of Persian language and to become familiar with Persian culture, traditions and lifestyle with no prior

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20 Feb

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