Heritage Hill October workshop: Botanical photo printing workshop with artist and curator Kitty Owens
Algae Cyanotype by artist Anna Atkins, 1843
On 28 October from 10am-1 pm, artist and curator (and previous Heritage Hill Artist-in-Residence), Kitty Owens will return to Heritage Hill to conduct a community workshop.
This botanical photo printing workshop will reflect on the Heritage Hill gardens and encourage participants to explore the historic Benga Gardens, planted originally by Dorothy Hart, former owner of Benga House.
Participants will have the opportunity to use botanicals to create silhouettes onto active photosensitive paper to create a cyanotype print. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints.
Bookings for this workshop are essential as places are limited. Those interested in participating are encouraged to phone Heritage Hill on 9793 4511. This workshop is $10 and all materials are provided.
Health and well-being program
Yang Yin yoga retreats
Retreat: A place affording peace, quiet, privacy or security or a period of seclusion, retirement or solitude.
Heritage Hill Yoga instructor, Jo Odessa is coordinating a series of retreats over Saturdays in November.
November 2014 meditation Retreats: For beginners or a refresher for the more practiced
The first proposed ½ day retreat Simplicity and letting go
The second proposed 1 day retreat Giving and receiving
Yang and Yin Yoga retreats
Yang hot yoga and yin cool yoga utilizes active (yang) and passive (yin) asana with pranayama and meditation to promote a deep integrated and satisfying practice
Yang and yin yoga retreats
The first proposed ½ day retreat: Yang yoga
Yogis utilize a number of breath or pranayama techniques with Bandha or locks as well as asana (poses) which tend to generate heat in the body these will be covered in this retreat
The second proposed ½ day retreat: Yin yoga
Yin yoga is slow-paced with poses or asanas that are held for longer periods of time – five minutes or longer per pose is typical. Emphasis is on connective tissue and freeing energy in the body.
Retreats include a simple vegetarian lunch with gluten free options provided
Saturday 8th 9.30am till 12.30pm Simplicity and letting go meditation
Saturday 15th 9.30am till 12.30pm Yang yoga
Saturday 22th 9.30am till 12.30pm Yin Yoga
Saturday 29th 9.30am till 12.30pm Giving and receiving meditation
$55 per retreat Saturday including lunch
2 or more Saturdays $50 per retreat
(For yoga term pass holders the discount price applies).
A 50% deposit is required to secure your place.
Book early to secure your place.
To book, please contact Jo on 0405 427 183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Retreats will only go ahead if there are sufficient numbers, otherwise refund will apply.
Seniors Music Program
1.30pm-3pm Monday 20 October and Monday 17 November
Attendance is free, but bookings are essential.
Phone Heritage Hill on 9793 4511.
Heritage Hill is hosting a senior’s music program in the gardens at Heritage Hill on the third Monday of the month in October, November, March and April from 1.30-3pm.
For October and November, guests to the music program are also invited to participate in self-guided tours through the Benga House Maids Quarters.
Following the tour, visitors are invited to stay and listen to the entertainers perform in the historic Heritage Hill rose garden.
The Benga garden was originally conceived and planted by Dorothy Hart, former owner of Benga House and has been maintained to Mrs Hart’s original plan.
Bring along a picnic and set up a comfortable position in the gardens to enjoy the afternoon.
There are limited places still available for Monday 20 October and Monday 17 November. Bookings are open for March and April 2015.