Japara offers a wide range of high quality and affordable educational, vocational and recreational programs and courses. We also proudly partner with many community groups and the Yarra Ranges Council to facilitate workshops and events that meet the interests and needs of our community. You can enrol in any of the courses on offer online, via mail or stop in to Japara and enrol in person. And don’t forget to visit our events calendar to get a listing of upcoming workshops and events in your area. 

If you are interested in learning more about the courses, workshops or social groups held at Japara, our course flyers are a great place to start. The links listed below will take you there. Of course, you are welcome to contact us any time with questions, we are always happy to speak with you.

Health and Wellbeing 
Yoga For Everyone: Yoga classes are a great place to work on your alignment, learn relaxation techniques, and become comfortable with doing Yoga while building strength and flexibility.Tuesday 9 Oct-10 Dec 2018 | 9:15-10:30am | $96 | B.Y.O. Matt and towel *No class on Monday 9 November. 

Dru Yoga: Dru Yoga is a graceful form of yoga, based on soft flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation. Monday 15 Oct-10 Dec 2018 |$120 |B.Y.O matt, blanket and cushion. *No class on Monday 9 November.

Zumba: More like a dance party than a workout! "I don't care if your young, old, overweight, underweight, in a wheelchair or need a chair!  I want to share my love of dance with the room and if you are part of my class I won't stop until I teach you how to feel free with the music. Monday 1 Oct-29 Oct 2018 
(5 weeks) | $60 paid prior to commencement | $15 casual as you go.  Monday 12 Nov-10 Dec 2018 (5 weeks) $60 paid prior to commencement $15 casual as you go

Arts and Crafts



Crafty Creatures: These crafty creatures of the east meet each fortnight at Japara to work on craft projects and socialise over light refreshments. Wednesday | 7pm-9:30pm | $5 per session | Enrolments Essential   

Sisters in Stitchers: These lovely ladies will be meeting at Japara every 1st Monday of the month with a bit of knitting, embroidery, sewing and all things crafty. Monday | 7:30pm-9:30pm | $5 per session | Enrolments Essential

Japara Stitchers:  Meet every 4th Tuesday of the month enjoying sewing, knitting and crafty projects.  Tea & coffee provided. Tuesday |  12:30-3pm | $5 per session | Enrolments Essential.

Social Groups

Cultural Diversity Group: Join this Italian/English social group for Bingo, light refreshments, monthly lunches/outings and lots of socialising | Fridays | 12.30pm - 4.00pm | $2 per session  

Kilsyth Senior Citizens: Bingo, socialising, card games, day outings and much more. Tuesdays | 11.00am - 2.30pm | $2 per session                                       

Our courses offer an intimate learning space that is open to everyone. We engage with facilitators and trainers who are highly qualified and skilled in their area, and who are great teachers. At Japara, our aim is for you to enjoy your learning experience as much as you enjoy learning.  

Do you have an idea for a course, program or workshop not currently on offer? Please contact us to discuss your ideas – we’re always looking for new and exciting ways to help our community connect and grow.