PROGRAMMES

Workshop: Easy Homemade Yogurt

Homemade yogurt is very easy and cheap to make at home! All you need is good quality milk and with your favourite yogurt starter, you can have fresh yogurt right at your own home. Come and try out the different types of yogurt and bring home some yogurt starters for your probiotic health. We will also be sharing some simple recipes for you such as smoothies, salad dressings and dips. Remember to bring along a clean glass container to bring home your yogurt starters.

Trainer: Lynn Chang

When Lynn’s children were suffering from a bout of vomiting and diarrhea, she fed them milk kefir given by a friend. They recovered overnight. Since then, she has been a steady advocate for fermented products, making milk kefir for her children, as well as various other food items lke yogurt, gingerbug soda and black ginger, koji, kimchi, kombucha and sauerkraut. She is currently learning how to make her own shampoo, shower gel and facial moisturiser with natural ingredients.

Date: 18 April, Thursday
Time:  2.30 pm — 4.30 pm 
Venue:  WINGS
Price: $20 (Client); $30 (Non-Client)

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Workshop: How to make Nyonya Achar

Pickle is a method of preserving vegetables and fruits to develop the flavours before ready for consumption. Achar is a type of pickle popular in Asian cuisine, generally made with vegetables. Different types of vegetables, usually cucumber, carrots and cabbage, are pickled in a vinegar concoction. This sourish pickle is an excellent side dish that helps to “open up” appetite and cuts down the greasy feel of other dishes. Participants will get to bring home a bottle of Achar.

Trainer: Lynn Chang

When Lynn’s children were suffering from a bout of vomiting and diarrhea, she fed them milk kefir given by a friend. They recovered overnight. Since then, she has been a steady advocate for fermented products, making milk kefir for her children, as well as various other food items lke yogurt, gingerbug soda and black ginger, koji, kimchi, kombucha and sauerkraut. She is currently learning how to make her own shampoo, shower gel and facial moisturiser with natural ingredients.

Date: 25 April, Thursday
**Postponed from 15 March, Friday
Time:  1.00 pm — 3.00 pm 
Venue:  WINGS
Price: $38 (Client); $50 (Non-Client)

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Workshop: Spice Market Tour

Add some spice to your life by joining this fun tour which will delve into the historical, trade, medicinal and, most importantly, culinary properties of the multitude of spices available here. We will explore the spices and herbs sold in Little India to visit one of Singapore’s most popular wet markets, Tekka with Ajuntha Anwari.

Source these at the market:
1. Fresh Asian herbs;
2. Spices and curry powders

Be introduced to:
1. Flower sellers;
2. Indian grocery shops;
3. Fresh fruit market

Trainer: Ajuntha Anwari (Medicine Woman Asia)

Ajuntha Anwari is the founder of Medicine Woman Asia whose mission is to empower women through wellbeing education and leadership. Medicine Woman Asia is a platform for women to gather to learn ways to heal using natural and simple gifts from nature. She is a trainer and guide in the art of plant medicines and phyto-nutrition. She promotes the power of plants and teaches ways to include their healing in the food we eat and the management of our health. Ajuntha presents Medicine Woman Asia through workshops and speaking engagements at Community Clubs and Business Corporation here in Singapore and abroad such as Bollywood Veggies. She is currently writing a book “My Strong Medicine”. She travels in South Asia frequently compiling information on healing traditions, medicinal food and blogging. 

Date: 23 April, Tuesday
Time:  9.30 am — 11.30 am 
Venue:  Little India MRT Station
Price: $20 (Client); $30 (Non-Client)

Tour is cancelled due to low enrollment

Event: Parliament House Guided Tour

Through this educational tours, you gain access to knowledge about the Singapore Parliament and its workings. Take a walk with us through the corridors of history and find out the origins of our Parliament. Learn about our parliamentary system of government, roles and functions of Parliament, who’s who in the House, and how laws are made.

*Male family members allowed

Date: 26 April, Friday
Time:  3.30 pm — 4.45 pm 
Venue:  City Hall MRT Station
Price: $10 (Client); $15 (Non-Client)

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Workshop: Mindfulness with Flowers

Join Tan Cheen Chong, a mindfulness teacher and Juliana Foo, a floral designer, in a mindfulness session where you will be introduced to your five senses through a relaxed and hands-on experience. We will briefly discuss the science and benefits of cultivating this habit, before experiencing two simple and popular mindfulness techniques: awareness of breath and body scan. As a group, we will then share about our experiences, and discuss insights on how this skill is applicable in our daily lives. From that state of awareness, we’ll move into free-form flower arranging, where we’ll be introduced to flower care, and choosing the correct flowers. You will then learn how to appreciate the beauty of flowers through smell, sight, touch and immerse in making your arrangement while being aware of these senses. At the end of the workshop, we hope you will have fun, learn a few new skills, and feel more relaxed and peaceful.

Trainers:

Tan Cheen Chong, a mindfulness teacher
Tan Cheen Chong is a qualified MBSR teacher with the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness. As the pioneer group of US-based Mindful Schools-certified teachers, he has been teaching mindfulness to students, parents, caregivers and working professionals since 2014. He has worked in the ever-changing world of business technology since 1993. So he knows a thing or two (or two dozen) about stress in the get-it-done-yesterday, results-oriented MNC world, plus its effect on health & family life.
http://www.nowyourmind.com
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Juliana Foo, a floral designer
Juliana Foo is the owner and floral designer of The Green Room. She was trained in western floral arrangement at the Raffles International Floristry Academy and holds the 3rd Certificate from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. Juliana was a marketing professional and has worked in the UK and China. She pursued her passion in floristry in 2014 and has since nurtured her interest into various forms of floral design, creating bespoke setups for events and weddings and offering classes for flower enthusiasts.
https://www.thegreenroom.com.sg/

Date: 9 May, Thursday
Time:  1.00 pm — 3.30 pm 
Venue:  WINGS
Price: $65 (Client); $88 (Non-Client)

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ChairXercise (中文)

From those who are trying to workout at the workplace to those who are injured or trying to stay active with a health condition such as fibromyalgia or arthritis. This low impact workout is easy on the joints but still very effective for toning.

Trainer: Elaine Soh

Date: TBC May 2019
Time:  2.30 pm — 4.00 pm 
Venue:  WINGS
Price: $5 (Client); $8 (Non-Client)

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