Body Voice Centre

FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY CHOIR T1 2018: 9 Monday evenings 7-9pm from 29 January to 26 March in the large studio. With Chris Nankervis on piano and John Howard filling in for Ben Leske.
New singers welcome. Term 1 and 2 will be working toward an exciting workshop/fundraising concert collaboration with the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre’s music group, ‘musical journeys’ to be held in June thanks to a grant from Maribyrnong City Council. More details as they become available.
here on Trybooking for the 9 sessions, $135/80 or pay $20/$15 cash on the night.
See the
choir’s website.


INNER WILD Authentic Movement with Pia Morley
These drop-in classes are designed to get your head out of the driver’s seat and ground you in physical presence. Through movement, sound, breath and awareness explorations involving all the senses these classes allow you to ‘practise spontaneity’ and tap into your body’s inherent wisdom and connect with your self and others in a way that is gentle, supportive and fun, yet also transformative.
Do a single class or as many as you like! (Pre-book $25/$30 on the door OR buy a 4 class pass to save $$)
Thursdays 6.30 - 9pm from March 8th to April 19th (Except March 29th before Easter)
Prebook at
trybooking. More on Facebook or the INNER WILD Facebook page.


This is a peer support group open to all new and experienced creative arts therapists and students. The group runs at 7-8.30pm on the last Sunday of each month at the Body Voice Centre 50 Wolverhampton Street, Footscray. You are welcome to attend all or any sessions. Please RSVP Michelle 0409 510 244 or email First session for 2018 on 25 February. Join
CATOW on Facebook.

SUN YOGA with Claire Heywood.
General Hatha yoga classes for adults taught by experienced teacher (20+ years). They are gentle and slow paced, developing a deep meditative focus that nourishes your body, heart & mind. You will strengthen & stretch, relax & focus, slow down & breathe...
Casual attendance welcome. First class FREE :-). Join anytime.
Tuesdays 6.30 to 8pm recommencing 23 January 2018. See
Claire’s website for more details or call her on 0448 074 204.

GREAT WESTERN YOGA with Fiona Garlick
You don’t need to be fit, flexible or female to take our classes. Our classes are suitable for beginners and can be modified for more experience yoga practitioners. The 60 minute sessions include a series of postures (asanas), breathwork (pranayamas) and relaxation (savasana) and will improve your mental and physical health.
$15 casual, $110 for a 10-week term (unlimited classes), $95 early bird.
Sunday 8.30am, Tuesday 6.30am, Wednesday 5.30pm. See
Fiona’s website for bookings.

A YOGA SEED with Tess Healy on Sundays 6pm to 7.15pm.
Restorative and slow flow yoga classes for beginners and beyond. By learning how to attune to our breath, quiet our mind and rest our body deeply, we can begin to move more mindfully and gracefully through life; both on and off the mat.
$15 casual. $12 concession/senior.
Contact Tess on 0488 774 088 or see her
website for more information

SATURDAY MORNING YOGA with Lisa Sommerlad from 3 February, 8:30 to 9:45am
Suitable for beginners and intermediate 15yrs+. A traditional yoga practice with an emphasis on self care. Strengthening, revitalising and relaxing.
$15/class or $50/4 class pass.
Lisa 0431 590 109

Expressive and imaginative creative dance and yoga for all boys and girls- Parent/child (18mth-2yrs), Preschooler (3-5 yrs), Preppie/Grade 1 & Primary/Grade 2+. Creative Dance and Yoga provides opportunities for children’s confidence and self-awareness to expand through the joy of  individual creativity.
Creative dance is joyful, strengthening the mind, spirit and physical body. Each class is a balance of dynamic movement, stillness, relaxation & play. Self-expression & transformation are intrinsic. Creative Dance has its foundations in yoga. A culturally diverse & rich variation in music genres & styles inspires our artistic response & imagination. Friendly, non-competitive and non-gender specific. Gentle guidance from Lisa in the ways of physically moving & dancing are explored, by inspiring our imaginations with a different theme each class. Innovative room set-ups, evocative music & engaging props make for an exciting & fresh creative experience every time!
See Lisa’s
website for more details. 0431 590 109

Every Wednesday 7.30pm to 8.30pm from 7 February. Still $7
No Lights No Lycra is a casual free-form dance session in the dark for the pure joy of dancing.
There is no need to book a place,  just show up when you’re in the mood for a dance!
Bring: water bottle and comfortable clothes to dance in.

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE lessons with Shona Innes available on Wednesdays in the small studio. Contact Shona on 0421 285 338 or More on Shona’s website.

professional tuition in guitar, bass, singing, keyboards, violin, drums harmonica, sax, clarinet and even yodelling. Jen’s Music School is a collective rather than a formal school as Jen has relocated to Newport and Myrniong. You can contact individual teachers directly to arrange lessons. For singing or beginners piano contact Belinda Foster or 0418 502 095, for saxophone or harmonica contact Max Tinkle or 0418 587 687, for guitar, ukulele, bass, drums, theory and composition contact Jake Donohue or 0411 384 112, for piano contact Frank Zhang or 0467 093 902.

EDV support groups give people affected by an eating disorder the opportunity to come together with others facing similar issues. Recovery support groups are for people 18 years and older, with any type of eating disorder who have taken the first steps to recovery and want to meet others with a similar experience. Meets on the first Tuesday of the month 7pm to 8.30pm from February to December. See
EDV website for details.


The Body Voice Centre has two studios, a music room, and associated facilities - kitchen and toilets - which are available for hire. See here for details.

The Body Voice Centre is at 50 Wolverhampton Street, Footscray. It is close to bus routes 216, 219 and 220 that run along Queen Street in the city. It is a 10 minute walk from th Middle Footscray and West Footscray train stations, and about 15 minutes from the central Footscray station.
Parking is 2-hour in Wolverhampton Street. There is some all-day parking in Creswick Street, one street to the west.

Site last updated 12 February 2018

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