We all know wellness isn’t just about being fit and feeling the burn – so why not work out the right side of your brain with these creative new classes in a hip inner-city loft. Oh and they’re BYO, too (*high-five*).
Classes With Glasses is a fab new series of wellness workshops, where you can spend your Thursday nights meeting new people and learning *stuff* at the same time. Alcohol is, of course, optional and for many of the health-related classes you’re more likely to see people clutching their kombucha or green tea. But you won’t get side eye if you crack a G & T either.
Held at Bustle Studios, a co-working space in Surry Hills, there are up to three different classes on offer across a mix of arts and crafts, health and wellness, personal development, wedding DIY, computer skills, and relationships & dating.
We were immediately sold on the names, if these don’t sound like fun… well, we don’t know what does: Wine & Cheese.. Where Have All The Good Men Gone?… Managing Perfectionism… Boozy Craft Night… The Power of Laughter… Making Balloon Arches & Garlands… Edible Bouquets…. Cupcake Decorating… Mindful Beanie Making… Sugar Unicorn Cake Toppers (!) and DIY Flower Crowns.
So forget Thursday nights on the couch – this is so much more fun! Classes are intimate (max. 20 people), affordable ($20-$100 each), there are a bunch to choose from and you can book tickets here.
Our top five health and wellness picks from the list are:
The Power Of Laughter For Health And Wellbeing, 11 October, 6.30pm
This workshop will introduce you to the Laughter Wellness method. In Laughter Wellness, you choose to laugh, because you can and when you do you are able to access the benefits of laughter. Laughter reduces stress, boosts mood and strengthens the immune system. When you choose to laugh with others, natural laughter tends to arise.
Fermenting Condiments, 18 October, 6.30pm
Join Gillian Kozicki, from Cultured Artisans, a fermenting expert who will guide you through the process and show you how to incorporate condiments into your everyday meals.
Mindful Beanie Making, 1 November, 6.30pm
Join Shannyn Lorkin, head designer at Revel Knitwear for a fun 90 minutes of mindful making and learn how to handknit a beanie. There’ll be tunes, drinks and the chance to chat and knit!
Creating Unconditional Positive Energy, 8 November, 8.30pm
Join Connie from Laugh and Live Well for this practical, interactive workshop, where you will explore how positive energy can have a positive impact on all aspects of your life. You will experience exercises designed to create and sustain positive energy. You will feel the positive energy for yourself, during the workshop.
Wine & Chocolate 13 December, 6.30pm
…cos everything in moderation right? Antioxidants come at us! Join Richie from Brown Paper Wine and in this two-hour class you will learn to do it better. Dancing through the wine world from moscato to fortifieds, with your standard issue Shiraz and Pinot in between. Some simple lessons in sweetness, acidity, structure and finesse. White, milk and dark chocolate, it’s a broad church, and all are welcome to come and indulge.
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