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Study general courses at WEA Sydney in a relaxed and social environment, and central CBD location. Easily accessible by public transport, our high quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors, and offer you great value for money.


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Solving Cryptic Crosswords

Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible. Hints, tips and secrets are revealed as the class puts in a combined effort. Anagrams will be unscrambled, synonyms sought, and red herrings demystified. Note: There will be a short break for afternoon tea. COURSE OUTLINE Getting started – what you need to know. General techniques. The typical... [More]
$82 Limited inc GST / $74
Solving Cryptic Crosswords

<p>Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible.

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Winter Crochet for Beginners

Crochet is one of the oldest crafts in the world and is today labeled as the new ‘Mental Yoga’. Research shows there are many health and wellbeing benefits to repetitive crafts like crochet. Experience the joy of crafting yourself something uniquely yours. Challenge yourself to use all 10 fingers at once and relax into a mindful, rhythmic activity at the same time. This course makes learning crochet fun while teaching you everything from how to hold the hook and yarn, starting a... [More]
$181 Limited inc GST / $163
Winter Crochet for Beginners

<p>Crochet is one of the oldest crafts in the world and is today labeled as the new ‘Mental Yoga’. Research shows there are many health and wellbeing benefits to repetitive crafts like crochet.

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Brain: The Next Frontier - How To Stay Younger Longer

Learn about the brain, how to prevent disease and stay younger longer. Based on neuroscience, this course encompasses medicine, psychology, psychiatry and biochemistry and behavioural physiology. Look at the latest research and partake in practical exercises to help create a healthier life style. [More]

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Create and Enjoy Your Own Bonsai

Discover its history and find out which plants are most suitable and how to maintain them. Learn which types of containers, soil, materials and equipment are preferable; and how to prune, shape, style and display them. Comprehensive notes are provided. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction History Chinese/Japanese Suitable Specimens Styles Containers Soil Equipment Wiring Pruning Re-potting Maintenance Pests and Diseases PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, students should be... [More]

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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 your own to class. COURSE OUTLINE A brief introduction to the history and philosophy of yoga In each session we will cover the... [More]

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Yoga And Pilates - Stretch And Strengthen

Using basic principles of Pilates and Yoga to strengthen and align the body. A fun session that encourages feedback from participants and provides modifications to allow for injuries and physical limitations. Breath is used as a focus and relaxation at end of class. Please note that from April 2019 WEA will no longer be providing yoga mats and you will need to bring your own to class. WHY DO IT? Pilates aims to strengthen the core muscles of the torso. The simple exercises to... [More]

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The Creative Writing Laboratory

The creative writing laboratory will suit beginners and those who have written before. Using practical exercises to capture the emotional and physical landscape of your writing, you’ll discover or rediscover your own writing voice, whilst learning more about structure and style. If you wish, there will be opportunities to read your work to the group for feedback. COURSE OUTLINE Clarify your idea by drafting tagline, logline and synopsis (and a poem). Strengthen your writing via... [More]
$222 Limited inc GST / $200
The Creative Writing Laboratory

<p>The creative writing laboratory will suit beginners and those who have written before. Using practical exercises to capture the emotional and physical landscape of your writing, you’ll discover or

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.