Life Learning

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Current classes on offer

May 10, Beat It: African Drumming & Rhythm - Get drumming! With every beat, the enthusiasm and excitement builds as you begin to sense the power of your individual rhythmic contribution. Great fun! Beav's Bar in Geelong

May 25, Synchronicity: What can we learn from amazing coincidences? - What can we learn from amazing coincidences?  Was it really just “a fluke”? Armageddon Cake Bar in Geelong

June 15, Towards a Zero Waste Life: Be the Solution! - You will learn how to think differently about waste. The Rogue Ginger offers many plastic free living alternatives to shopping, cooking, makeup, fashion, cleaning and travel.

 

Geelong Sustainability aims to inform, inspire and connect people.

What we do?

Life Learning is affordable, community-driven, fun education in Geelong.

We host informal classes for curious people looking to try something new without a hefty price tag! Our classes are an affordable $12 (+materials if required) with a discount for GS members.

All of our course topics are dreamed up under the One Planet Living Principles of Health & Happiness, Culture & Community and Sustainability.

Topics like life skills, language, craft, sustainability, food, psychology, science, social issues, art, dance, literature, music, DIY, gardening, design, philosophy and relaxation are on our ‘to do’ list.

Most of all we encourage people to learn interesting ‘new stuff’ in a fun, social environment.

We are also open to suggestions for classes.

What are classes like?

Classes will run for 1.25 hrs in cafes, bars, galleries and other vibrant spaces. There will be a maximum of 20-25 people so it creates a fun learning environment and social vibe. Many of the classes will be interactive and there will be an opportunity to meet new people simply by learning a new skill.

Every class is totally different. Some of our teachers are pros at what they do, some are hobbyists or enthusiasts; it’s just about sharing knowledge they are excited about.

No matter what the class or who is teaching, our classes are laid back, fun, and participatory. Your involvement in class - whether through discussion or something hands on - is what makes it all the more enjoyable.

Please Note: Classes are for adults only.

Who can teach?

You just need a passion for the topic and a desire to share it with others.  We assist with the planning, take care of sign ups and marketing so you can focus on the important stuff of just inspiring others.

The idea is to offer informal classes to curious people wanting to learn something new!  It is a place to experiment with topics, hobbies and new ideas.

Find out more about teaching a Life Learning class here.

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Current classes on offer:

  • Life Learning - Beat It: African Drumming & Rhythm

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    What's it all about?

    African Drumming workshops are 'like going to a concert...only you're a part of it!'  These sessions are FUN, engaging, educational, inclusive and entertaining and they allow for all abilities to experience success. In this introduction to African Drumming, AFROBEAT will have everyone drumming to the beat of large African bass drums. With every beat, the enthusiasm and excitement builds as participants begin to sense the power of their individual rhythmic contributions! 
     
    What will we cover?
     
    Within minutes, AFROBEAT will lead a cacophony of noise into an awe-inspiring musical performance guaranteed to wow the first-time drummer. Without knowing it, participants have learnt the art of working together without words, building dynamic sounds and polyrhythmic compositions traditional to West Africa.
     
    Who will be teaching
    Experienced teacher, Neeni Tuti captures the imagination of her participants while inspiriting cultural awareness, diversity, team spirit, connection and self-esteem through African drumming.  You will learn traditional African rhythms and movements in a FUN, inclusive and uplifting atmosphere.
    Any questions?

    Please email lifelearning@geelongsustainability.org.au if you have any questions about the class.

     

    Please Note: Classes are for adults only.

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 06:15 PM · $18.00 AUD · 13 rsvps
    Beav's Lounge Bar, Geelong in Geelong, Australia
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  • Life Learning - Synchronicity: What can we learn from amazing coincidences?

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    What’s it all about?

    Have you ever been so astonished by a remarkable coincidence that it stopped you in your tracks?
    Was it really just “a fluke”?

    What will we cover?

    Synchronicities tend to happen when they are needed. In this fascinating and interactive session you will learn how to recognize and be more responsive to synchronicities. Using practical examples and drawing on the latest brain science Chris will explain how this approach can expand our perspective and facilitate new ways of perceiving life challenges and potential ways to address them.

    Who will be teaching?

    Chris Mackey is a Clinical Psychologist with over 35 years of experience. He is author of the recently released book, Synchronicity: Empower your life with the gift of coincidence.  He also writes regular columns for The Geelong Advertiser and has a fortnightly radio segment about synchronicity on Bay FM.

    Any questions?

    Please email lifelearning@geelongsustainability.org.au if you have any questions about the class.

    Please Note: Classes are for adults only.

     

     

     

     

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 06:30 PM · $10.00 AUD · 11 rsvps
    Armageddon Cake Dessert Bar in Geelong, Australia
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  • Life Learning - Towards a Zero Waste Life: Be the Solution!

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    What’s it all about?

    Learn from the Rogue Ginger, a zero waste warrior who over a period of 18 months could fit her total rubbish collection into a small jar. She also had a zero waste wedding! 

    Her motivation was the dire state of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (a collection of marine debris) in the North Pacific Ocean which is choking our marine life. The patch is actually comprised of the Western Garbage Patch, located near Japan, and the Eastern Garbage Patch, located between the U.S. states of Hawaii and California.

    What will we cover?

    You will learn how to think differently about waste. She offers many plastic free living alternatives to shopping, cooking, makeup, fashion, cleaning and travel.  Living with less can lead to a happier and healthier life, she is living proof. The Rogue Ginger is full of helpful tips that are good for you and the earth.

    Who will be teaching?

    Erin Rhoads is the curious lady behind the Rogue Ginger, Australia's popular eco lifestyle website on low waste living.  She lives in Melbourne and is a new mum. A sought-after writer and speaker, Erin has inspired others to think differently about plastic and rubbish, proving that living with less can lead to a happier and healthier life. She is a regular contributor on ABC Radio; shares skills and ideas to hundreds at workshops, talks and forums; featured by BBC World, The Project, Sunrise, The Morning Show, The Age, Herald Sun, Marie Claire, Peppermint Magazine and many more.

    Any questions?

    Please email lifelearning@geelongsustainability.org.au if you have any questions about the class.

    This is a family friendly event - children aged 10 and over are welcome. The first child accompanying an adult is free, subsequent children over 10 are $10 each. 

    Parents please note: The event is in a venue where alcohol is served.

    Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 06:15 PM · $10.00 AUD · 12 rsvps
    Beav's Lounge Bar, Geelong in Geelong, Australia
    12 RSVPs
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