Nest is a centre for workshops and classes with various holistic and art-based themes, they are run within gallery throughout the year; exhibitions, musical soirees and seasonal art and craft markets are also on the calendar.
With Andrea Gabriel
Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. It is a It is a science and also a technology
Kundalini Yoga takes you to a state of pure, high vibrational consciousness that goes beyond any mental processes.
Every Wednesday evening | 7-8.30pm
$15 per lesson - Pay on the day at Nest
WITH GRACE CHUA
In this 3-hour retreat, we will breakdown the postures in Surya namaskar to make it accessible for every “body”, of all ages and abilities. You will have the opportunity to put into practice different breathing techniques and mindfulness exercises to help manage stress and anxiety.
Sunday 4th August 2-5pm
Special introductory price $40- Including light refreshments | A range of Herbal teas
With Ceramic Artist Sandra Black
In this one day workshop you will be shown how to make a simple one piece drop out
mould of a beaker or small bowl using handbuilt models and casting plaster.
Sunday 14th of July | 10am - 4pm
$159 including clay | all materials | firing | barista | coffee and a complimentary light lunch
With Ceramic Artist Anne Cruse
We will cover the essential skills for making ceramic objects by hand. From the ancient and gentle art of pinch forming – to coiling, slab forming and moulding.
Thursdays | 6.30-9pm
$25 | Including all materials, barista coffee and light refreshments .
with Guest Artist - HAYLEY KRÜGER
Take a journey into the colourful world of acrylics and explore the endless possibilities of this versatile medium. Hayley will run through basic material information to get you started and help you create a still life acrylic painting to take home.
Tuesday 9th of July | 630 - 8.30/9pm
With certified building & passive house designer Izabela Katafoni
Buildings can affect our health through physical, psychological and spiritual means
"Healthy home for body and mind - design and build it right"
Sunday 23rd of June | 2-4pm
$25 - Plus complementary afternoon tea | Barista coffee.
With Paper cut Artist & Designer Annabelle Williams
This workshop is a lovely introduction to paper cutting themed around Australia’s beautiful botanicals. Using the natural surroundings of NEST as inspiration, you will discover the tools used and learn how to create a botanical design suitable for paper cutting
Sunday 16th of June | 10am - 2pm
$130 including all materials | Barista coffee | Complementary light lunch
Optional $30 take home kit available ( cutting mat, knife, coloured pacer and stick eraser)
with Chinese Tea specialist Simon Attenborough
We will explore the reasons why tea is so important to consume on a daily basis
and how it can help you improve your health and vitality.
Sunday 9th of June 10-11.30am
$15 / Includes tea tasting throughout the talk & light refreshments
With Karina Buckingham
In this two day workshop you will create your own 18 x 18 inch oil painting of a peaceful landscape to take home. Contemporary Landscape Painter Karina will guide you step by step through the whole process and students of all abilities are welcome.
Saturday & Sunday 8th & 9th of June / 10am-3pm both days
$245 - Including all materials | Batista coffee/tea | complementary light lunch
With Adam Barralet
Come and discover the oils that resonate with you .
In the workshop you will discover natural ways to add moments of bliss to your day and find strength when feeling challenged .
Sunday 2nd of June | 2-5pm
$25 - Plus complementary afternoon tea | Barista coffee.
With Andrea Gabriel
Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. It is a science and also a technology. Through the use of breath (pranayam), mantra (sound), and asanas (angles of the body known as postures), this technology awakens your awareness and takes you back to your original Self.
Sunday 19th May | 2-5pm
Introductory price $40
With sound and vocal healer Dr Kim Echammaal Coull
Nada Yoga is the realisation of oneself as the unstruck sound and its modulation into the beautiful
vocal practice of toning, the singing of svara (Sanskrit vowels), and Sargam (the Indian Musical scale).
Sunday 28th April 7-8.30pm
Introductory price $25
With Grace Chua
Vinyasa is a flowing practice that synchronizes movement with your breath as we move from one posture to the next. We will focus on poses that help to build strength, balance and flexibility. Our class also incorporates visualization, relaxation and breathing techniques to help manage the daily stresses of life.
Running every Wednesday morning 10-11.15am
Starting Wednesday 3rd April
With Kelly Hine
These mini-retreats are designed to put some extra self-care and bliss into your week, as well as helping you on your path to incorporating meditation, mindfulness and other health and happiness tools into your life.
Monday 18th March - Monday 8th of April / Monday evenings 7.30-9.00pm - 4 week mini retreat.
Introductory price $129
WITH SALLY EDMONDS
In this two day workshop, Sally will take you through the process of creating a beautiful portrait of a Rose Robin using pastel, pastel pencil and colour pencil
Saturday 15th December / Sunday 16th December 10am - 4pm both days.
$280 / Includes all materials, refreshments and a complimentary light lunch
With Sally May Mills
Clay slabs are a versatile and rewarding way to create contemporary homewares with unique handbuilt qualities. Learn how to use dynamic techniques to make plates, bowls and platters.
Sunday 18th November 10am - 3pm
$140 / including all materials and a complimentary light lunch.
With Danica Wichtermann
SOLD OUT - tickets still available for 16th September
Professional potter Danica will guide you through wheel-throwing & hand building personalised mugs and bowls.
Sunday 19th August 10am - 3pm
$140 / includes all materials, glazing, firing and light refreshments
WITH GAIA’S ORGANIC GARDEN’S
Learn the skills you need to create food at a minimal cost for life!.
Get the most out of your garden with our complete organic gardening workshop. we also show you everything you need to know from soil health to seed saving and harvesting tips to get the most out of your space.
Sunday 22nd July 11am - 3pm
Includes a course workbook with detailed instructions on the methods of organic gardening and a lunch held here at Nest with nutritionally dense organic superfoods.
With Neil Elliot
In this two-day workshop Neil will guide you through basic woodworking and metalworking techniques using up-cycled and found objects. You will learn how to operate basic hand held power tools safely, and how to apply your newly acquired skills to your sculpture.
You will be required to bring along your own materials (found objects and up-cycled objects) along with some basic tools.
Saturday 16th June 10am-4pm / Sunday 17th June 10am-4pm
$260 / including a complimentary light lunch and refreshments on both days.
With Gaia’s Organic Gardens
Kombucha, Kefir, and sauerkraut and fermenting basics. but we take you that step further by showing you how to use your fermented foods to create beautiful nutritionally foods.
Take home kits and wholefood recipe book included.
Sunday 10th June 11am - 3pm
$120 / Includes a complimentary light lunch and refreshments
With Katrina Virgona
Come along and learn some easy and fun techniques for felting and hand-stitching. . Participants will learn to construct small sculptural components from wool and fabric.
Sunday 26th November 10am - 3pm
$125 per person, All materials and light lunch included.
With Andrea Vinkovic
This is an introduction to hand building with clay, focusing on tableware design. You will learn simple and effective techniques to create unique plates, bowls, trays and drinking vessels in a relaxed atmosphere. The tableware you will design and make is dishwasher and microwave safe.
6 Week course running every Thursday evening 6pm - 8.30/9pm
Starting 9th of November - 14th December
Christmas special $275 per person.
All materials plus one bag of clay per student and firing included
With Narayani Palmer
In this workshop we will learn about the basics of pit/barrel firing.
Various minerals and combustible materials will combine with the
flames and smoke of an open fire to create stunning colours and
marks on your ceramic work.
Saturday 23 September 1pm - 8pm / Sunday 24th september 10am - 12pm
$260pp Includes a complimentary evening meal by the fireside, set in the picturesque Perth Hills. A walk down the heritage Darlington Railway Reserve and Sunday morning in-house Barista coffee complimentary brunch.
With Kim Echammaal Coull
During her group sound healing sessions, Kim uses crystal singing bowls, channelled vocal
toning and song, gentle gonging, ocean drum, flute, bells, bar chimes, and dream harp to evoke a deeply relaxing, healing, and nourishing experience
Please bring along a yoga mat, blanket and socks as we ask all participants to leave their shoes at the entrance
7pm till 9pm Wednesday evenings / Bookings essential.
With Gayle Mason
'Absolutely mesmerising', watch the flow of paint and pouring medium as it makes rivers and islands of beautiful colour across your piece. This workshop will keep you entranced, as your artwork reveals itself and will prove, that anyone can enjoy being an artist and create a beautiful piece of art.
Saturday 19th August $250pp
All materials provided. Complimentary light refreshments/lunch included.
With Candice Parkinson from Equivalence Mind | Body | Soul
Discover natural ways to increase your energy levels, balance your mood, reduce stress, create a healthy immune system and regain and restore overall vitality.
You will create and take home your own signature natural perfume oil, using organic essential oils.
Sunday 6th August 11-3pm. $70 pp
All materials and Light refreshments included.