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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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A Night in Toledo

Toledo was the capital of Spain until 1561, and the move to Madrid protected many of the city’s mediaeval buildings and narrow streets from ugly redevelopment. Today the city is only 28 minutes from Madrid by high-speed train, but because Toledo is the end of the line, many tourists bypass the city to go south or east to the more- visited cities of Barcelona, Seville, Granada, Cordoba and Malaga. Tonight we will see some of what they are missing. [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
A Night in Toledo

Toledo was the capital of Spain until 1561, and the move to Madrid protected many of the city’s mediaeval buildings and narrow streets from ugly redevelopment. Today the city is only 28 minutes from

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This class has been delayed until 16th April and is not running on 19 March as advertised in the brochure.

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

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]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
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'

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

Ten Days in the Scottish Hebrides

Whether you’re seeking remote beaches, great whiskey or just a few days of peace and quiet the Hebrides is a destination for the adventurous and not so adventurous traveller. The Scottish Hebrides comprises around 50 inhabited islands off the west coast of Scotland. Whether you’re seeking remote beaches, great whiskey or just a few days of peace and quiet the Hebrides is a destination for the adventurous and not so adventurous traveller. This course provides a brief background... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Ten Days in the Scottish Hebrides

Whether you’re seeking remote beaches, great whiskey or just a few days of peace and quiet the Hebrides is a destination for the adventurous and not so adventurous traveller. The Scottish Hebrides

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

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]
$153 Limited inc GST / $138
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

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

Perfect Punctuation

Good writers and editors have zero tolerance for the ‘comma splice’, the ‘run-on sentence’ and the 'greengrocer’s apostrophe'. When would a semi-colon be better than a full stop? Should we use a question mark after every question? When is a colon – not a dash – correct? What about ‘quotemarks’ (and parentheses/solidi)? An elliptical statement ...? Come and learn easy ways to solve common punctuation problems, complete three exercises and make the meaning clear on the first read!... [More]
$136 Limited inc GST / $122
Perfect Punctuation

<p>Good writers and editors have zero tolerance for the ‘comma splice’, the ‘run-on sentence’ and the 'greengrocer’s apostrophe'. When would a semi-colon be better than a full stop? Should we use a

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Feedback Workshops for Worried Writers

Not sure if your writing is good enough? Scared of harsh feedback? Frightened someone will steal your idea? These confidential sessions offer gentle feedback over two days (approx. 9000 words of your work will be reviewed). All writing welcome – poetry, fiction, non-fiction, scripts. Bring six copies of your work to be reviewed – these copies will be returned to you after each session. Over the two sessions, writing concepts from A through to Z will be used to inspire you as a... [More]
$225 Limited inc GST / $203
Feedback Workshops for Worried Writers

<p>Not sure if your writing is good enough? Scared of harsh feedback? Frightened someone will steal your idea? These confidential sessions offer gentle feedback over two days (approx. 9000 words of

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

Property Styling for Living & Selling

If you are feeling overwhelmed by your house and its contents and just don’t know where to start or simply looking to update, replan and add value to your property, then this workshop is for you. Styling your property is not about a full interior design project, but about making a difference to your home on a reasonable budget. Don’t become paralysed by the number of choices available in colour, furnishings or accessories – whether you are working with your existing home contents... [More]
$118 Limited inc GST / $106
Property Styling for Living & Selling

<p>If you are feeling overwhelmed by your house and its contents and just don’t know where to start or simply looking to update, replan and add value to your property, then this workshop is for you.

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Killer Scrabble - Techniques and Attitude!

Learn how to maximum your scoring at Scrabble – it’s a numbers thing, not just a word thing! You don’t need a Churchillian vocabulary to win at Scrabble but you do need some essential game techniques. This course will help you create a mindset that leads to a competitive attitude towards playing and winning at Scrabble, not just having fun with it. COURSE OUTLINE Considering the basic rules and methods of playing Scrabble for high scores. Investigating various techniques to improve... [More]
$142 Limited inc GST / $128
Killer Scrabble - Techniques and Attitude!

<p>Learn how to maximum your scoring at Scrabble – it’s a numbers thing, not just a word thing! You don’t need a Churchillian vocabulary to win at Scrabble but you do need some essential game

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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 and to others, we leave a legacy behind that will last beyond all the minor and major loves, losses and learnings of our one lifetime.... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
Capturing (Difficult) Truth in Memoir

<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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Writers' Monthly Meet-Ups

In order to write their best work, most writers need a regular deadline and constructive feedback. To facilitate this process, the Writers' Monthly Meet-ups will provide a series of three monthly meetings. The meet-ups are open to amateur and professional writers of all forms of writing – poetry, plays, scripts, memoir, short or long fiction or non-fiction. Writers will also receive additional coaching to help build-up writing belief and to develop writing skills. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]
$153 Limited inc GST / $138
Writers' Monthly Meet-Ups

<p>In order to write their best work, most writers need a regular deadline and constructive feedback. To facilitate this process, the Writers' Monthly Meet-ups will provide a series of three monthly

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