About our Educators/Classes

MEGAN RYAN: BABY SENSORY

985_minisiteprofilephoto_untitled-design-8Megan has worked with babies and children for over 17 years and taught developmental classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers since 2014.  Megan is passionate about child development, play based learning and about the high quality Baby Sensory program.  Since 2010, Megan has been involved with the D.I.R (Developmental, Individualised, Relationship based) Floor-time therapy which focuses on promoting social, emotional and intellectual development of babies and children by encouraging parents to engage their child literally at their level by getting on the floor to play.

0 – 13 months, fun multi award winning sensory development classes including massage, baby sign language, magical light shows, baby exercise and much more.


MARGI: HAVAGO FITNESS                               
Margi is an amazing woman, who after many years working within the community fitness sector she is engaged, happy and imparts her knowledge and enthusiasm upon all her students. While specialising within Older Adult Fitness, her experience also includes Pilates, Free Weights, Kick Boxing and other fitness forms.

Havago fitness: Developed for those who seek a gentle program. The program helps develop strength, balance, flexibility and endurance through a variety of exercise models such as chair based exercises (no floor work), brisk walking (no jumping or running) and body movements. We all know regular exercise, socialising and being part of a group improves our well-being, so come along, join in the fun and havago!


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Jan has been teaching calligraphy for many years, and her own personal practice has extended beyond this. Studying both national and international, Jan has developed her own personal style, and imparts passion and dedication to all her students.

Calligraphy aims to teach students the fundamentals and background of calligraphy, improve their practical calligraphic skills in a supportive learning environment, and apply these skills in a variety of useful applications. Typical projects include bookmarks, distinctive greeting cards, gift boxes and basic book-binding. The student will be able then to use their skills in everyday life and so give enjoyment to others.


RASHMI: YOGA

Rashmi has been practising Yoga for the last 15 years. She obtained formal qualification to be a “Yoga Teacher” from Yoga & Meditation school of India by completing 200 hrs Teacher training course.

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Trained in most of the traditional forms of Yoga including Ashtanga, Hath & Karma Yoga. She covers Asan, Pranayam, Mantra chanting, Meditation & Yog Nidra streams of traditional yoga in her classes so as to bring complete coverage of the benefits of Yoga to the practitioners. Rashmi has also been teaching Yoga at the Amaroo Neighbourhood centre since September 2018.

Yoga at NHNH is suitable for all levels – first timers to advanced. So come along, let Rasmi’s calm demeanor and enthusiasm to share her yoga passion instil and/or renew your mind, body and spirit. 


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AMANDA:  CLEVER SPROUTS 

As an experienced Primary School teacher and mother of two, I know first-hand just how tricky the transition from ‘Kindie’ to ‘Big School’ can be. Research has also found that a child under 5 years learns at an exponential rate. I have developed the Clever Sprouts Early Learning Program with these two things in mind, and I encourage to you and your child to join in this amazing adventure.

Clever Sprouts is a brain-based learning program for pre-schoolers that teaches social skills, and basic literacy and numeracy skills in a supportive and relaxed environment. The weekly lessons last for  50 minutes, are fast-paced and caters for a variety of personalities, abilities and learning styles.  I would love your child to try out a session on any of our available days. http://www.cleversprouts.com.au


JOANNE: SEWING FOR ALL (BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED)

Joanne, your tutor is patient and incredibly knowledgeable about all things sewing. Through considerate instruction and know-how she passes on her sewing knowledge and experience so that you, the student, have the opportunity to create beautiful sewn crafted objects and clothing.

Sewing Classes at Notting Hill Neighbourhood House is designed to accommodate all levels – from the first time beginner through to more intermediate-advanced students. Come and join others to learn about materials, thread, and the craft of hand and machine sewing.


U3A: GUITAR CLASSES

The U3A movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides,
through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!

Guitar Group: Students learn the basics of playing finger-style classical guitar and also learn a few well known tunes in the first year. Basic left and right hand technique will be taught, and also how to read Guitar Tablature.


LALINDRA AND DUANE:  ZUMBA

This duo have been teaching Zumba for 8+ years, and have a number of certification under their belt. They teach Zumba because the enjoy helping people try something new, improve their health and lifestyle by incorporating physical activity into their week.

Join them every Saturday morning for an hour of Zumba® It’s a dance fitness party, suitable for anyone 16 years and over and the best part is you don’t need any prior dance experience! Zumba incorporates a fusion of Latin and International-inspired rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Reggaetón, Bhangra/Bollywood, Belly Dance and Hip Hop. It’s exercise in disguise and heaps of fun!