Reflect and Flex
Time flies when you’re having fun… but it also flies when you’re outrageously busy. Taking time out can be tricky, but it’s important for your health and happiness. Change up your days and add a moment or two to let your mind reflect and your body flex.
Make Time to Reflect
The city’s most innovative museum, MOD., are holding lunchtime meditation classes amongst their super-relaxing sleeping pods. Pilates instructors will guide you through a half hour meditation session that will prepare you for the day ahead and beyond. According to MOD, research has shown that meditation appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.
1pm every Wednesday during April
MOD, North Terrace, Opposite UniSA
$5 - $7
Technology and Wellbeing Study
It’s time to put your phone to good use! Spend some of your screen-time being part of a study led by SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre.
You’re invited to join a free week-long pilot project which uses a smartphone app to prompt a daily activity to promote wellbeing.
Previous studies have shown one of the most significant influencers to a person’s physical and emotional health and wellbeing is their sense of meaning and purpose.
Head down to the Art Gallery of South Australia and take some time gaze into a mirror and think about you. While the gallery is home to the moving Ben Quilty exhibition, there is a space in The Studio to explore self-portraiture. ‘Welcome to Joe’s World’ is an opportunity for all ages to try their hand at depicting themselves in whichever colours and materials catch their eye.
10 am – 5 pm, Until 2 June 2019
Art Gallery of South Australia
Image and header image: Nat Rogers
Giving back can feel great! Volunteering is a fantastic way to lend a hand to your local community and meet wonderful people. The City of Adelaide has dozens of different volunteer roles for individuals or families. Whether you’d like to plant in the Park Lands or immerse yourselves amongst library books, there are roles to suit all ages and abilities. Roles appear on the website as they become available.
Find time to Flex
Not all core workouts take place in the gym, the ancient practice of tai chi is a gentle way build strength and flexibility. Calculated slow movements of the body come together to create a restorative and engaging flow. The best way to get started is under the guidance of an experienced teacher like Master George Lee at the Box Factory Community Centre.
6.15 pm – 7.15 pm, Wednesdays, April – October
Box Factory Community Centre
$12, No bookings required.
Learn and Play
Have you always wanted to learn to swim or swing a cricket bat? City and North Adelaide residents over the age of 55 are invited to take part in free classes and games. Spaces are limited so book your place as soon as possible.
Contact Mara Bendo of the City of Adelaide's Wellbeing and Resilience Program on 8203 7283 for more information.
Run Park, Run
Where better to get the heart pumping than in the stunning Adelaide Park Lands? There are several running groups and events in the city each week that provide runners with an opportunity to build week on week to achieve their personal best time.
Many of the groups are organised by enthusiastic volunteers who have created a tight-knit running community who are successful in encouraging one another and warmly welcoming new runners.