"The Kapiti Women's Centre provides a unique and important service to our community."

K.W.C courses are very popular which means booking is essential. To register your interest in a course, telephone us on 902 6222 or visit the Centre. Courses cost only $15 plus any equipment fee incurred. Payment of this fee will confirm your place on the course.   Please note that we do not have Eftpos available at the centre, you can pay by Cash, Cheque or by Direct Credit.  Low cost childcare is available during courses, please inquire at the centre for more information.

KWC Courses Term 3 2013

Growing Food and Herbs

Join Green Gardener Hannah Zwartz, to learn about building gardens, finding cheap or free materials, nourishing the soil, and growing your own food. This course covers composting, worm farms, liquid feeds, and planting seeds and cuttings.

3 x Tuesdays, 12.30pm – 2.30pm, beginning 20th August.

“As an absolute beginner to gardening, I felt satisfied with the information to begin with confidence” – participant, 2012

“Very relaxed and hands on” – participant, 2012

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Oil Painting for Beginners

Using water-based oils (virtually no odour), we will produce several works including a small landscape and floral image. A chance to make this versatile medium your friend!

6 x Thursdays, 1pm – 2.30pm, beginning 22nd August. This course has an additional $15 fee for materials.


NEW: Introduction to Meditation

We will look at the benefits of meditation and how it can be useful in our lives. We will explore 3 main approaches to meditation, including the history and philosophy behind these methods. Sessions include guided meditation, reading, discussions and watching related DVDs.

6 x Tuesdays, 9.45am – 11.45am, beginning 20th August.


Kitchen Cupboard Cosmetics

Learn to make and use your own natural, ethical and low-cost face,body and hair care products. Experiment with oils, herbs and ‘kitchen cupboard’ nmaterials to make and take home products such as body scrub, moisturiser, perfume, deodorant and toner.

2 x Tuesdays, 12.30pm – 2.30pm, beginning 10th September. This course has an additional $15 fee for materials.

“Exceeded expectations – wonderful to have so many products to take home” – participant, 2012

“Rachel is an excellent tutor who was well organised and approachable” – participant, 2012




Bringing out the Best in Children

A course designed to help women develop positive parenting skills and explore ways to bring out the best in their children (of any age). The course draws on The Virtues Project – click here to visit Virtues Project Aotearoa, and here for the “5 Strategies” they propose, which will be covered in the course.

6 x Thursdays, 9.30am – 11.30am, beginning 22nd August.

“Fantastic course that allows me to see my children differently” – participant, 2012

“I didn’t know what to expect but I got more than I could imagine” – participant, 2012


NEW: Beginner’s Te Reo

Learn about Maori pronunciation, greetings, wiata, pepeha, and simple sentences, in a supportive environment for absolute beginners.

6 x Fridays, 9.30am – 11.30am, beginning 16th August.


NEW: Creating Positive Relationships

This course is about YOU and your relationships. Learn the structure and different patterns within all relationships, how to recover from past relationships and create positive present and new relationships. Learn how to change what’s not working and enhance what is.

6 x Fridays, 12.30pm – 2.30pm, beginning 16th August


Yoga for Beginners

Introductory classes that will teach you the basic yoga moves, build your confidence and start your yoga career.

6 x Mondays, 1pm – 2pm, beginning 12th August


Women and Anger Programme

Kapiti Living Without Violence is running a Women and Anger Programme on Monday mornings. The programme provides group education for women on how to manage their anger and make positive changes for themselves and their family.

9 x Mondays, 9.15am-12pm, beginning 29th July

To enrol in this course, please contact Kapiti Living Without Violence 298 1404



Posted: June 24, 2013
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