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January 2022
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We are busy planning the year ahead and would love to hear from YOU! What would you like to see this year? Are any of the below interesting to you? What else should we add? Leave a comment on our TouchBase facebook page or send us an email.
Workshops: cooking, crafts, art making, furniture upcycling, IT tricks and tips
Clubs: books, film, crafts, photography
Potluck dinners
Group hikes
Parent and kids playgroup
Family events
Sound therapy circles
Community Garden
Music jam sessions
Movie nights
German or English classes / conversation groups
What else?!

January - What's on!

Events are currently on hold and the Seddwell Center is open by appointment only to keep everyone safe.  We hope all our members are staying positive and healthy! Below are some wellbeing tips from our base verein team.


Lemongrass Essential Oil recommendation from Debbie Adams
Lemongrass has been used traditionally in India to bring down fevers and reduce infection.
Seddwell Center uses lemongrass as its signature smell to make people feel refreshed, uplifted and restore a sense of wellbeing.
Helps to enhance: concentration, vitality, rejuvenation and clarity of thought  
Helps to reduce: stress, over-active mind, mental exhaustion      
Caution:  Use in low doses as it can be a skin irritant      

A short yoga flow sequence for setting intentions for 2022.  Look out for Kelly's Yoga classes on Saturday mornings in the spring.
Adults & Kids Love2Learn 

Small classes!
A1  online 8:30 am - 9.15 am 3 x a week
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
€15 per class (€10 base members)

Deutsch Mit Sabine
B1 - C1
Online Wednesdays 9 am - 10 am

A conversation course covering various topics of interest, focusing on increasing vocabulary range and specific grammar topics.
€15 per class (€10 base members)


Can be held on-line if there is interest!

Book / Podcast Corner

These cold winter months are a great time to catch up on reading. If you are looking for inspiration, consider these member book and podcast recommendations. Plus share your favourites on our TouchBase facebook page or email us!


From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, and the media. Invisible Women reveals how in a world built for and by men we are systematically ignoring half of the population, often with disastrous consequences. Caroline Criado Perez brings together for the first time an impressive range of case studies, stories and new research from across the world that illustrate the hidden ways in which women are forgotten, and the profound impact this has on us all.

'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases' BARACK OBAMA

The international bestseller, inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world, and make you realise things are better than you thought.

In this major book 'Humankind - A Hopeful History', internationally bestselling author Rutger Bregman takes some of the world's most famous studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the Blitz, a Siberian fox farm to an infamous New York murder, Stanley Milgram's Yale shock machine to the Stanford prison experiment, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society.
You might think more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations would make you happy. You’re dead wrong. In "The Happiness Lab" podcast, Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness.

Or brush up on your German with these wellbeing magazines - all available to borrow from the city library / stadtbibliothek!
Out and about in Graz

If you love being in the mountains hiking or skiking, now is a great time to join the Alpenverein. They are offering a special discount of €15 (instead of €62) for new members until August. This inlcudes helicopter rescue insurance (not covered by regular healthinsurance) plus other other great benefits. You can read more here.

The Kunsthaus is having an open house on the weekend of 05.02 - 06.02 10:00-18:00 as part of their Alles Palette! exhibition. Free entry and workshops all day for 4 - 99 yrs including plant printing on paper using eco methods, gilding restoration, exhibition tours, Henna tattoos and painting with colours.

New posts on Gries Connect - discover and learn more about local artists, therapists and small businesses in Gries. Follow on Facebook for the latest updates.

Small Business Coaching

Debbie Adams is offering business coaching/support for anyone in the Gries District. We have a total of 100 hours to support at least 20 businesses, local artists or entrepreneurs with their marketing, financing, planning, social media needs etc. If you have an idea or need support with your vision or any aspect of business let us know and we will see how we can help. Contact Debbie to organise a consultation. 
Bohemian Soul Beehive Store
Private shopping appointments available upon request

Check out this new collection of framed vintage maps!

Regular opening hours

Fridays 10 - 18:00 &  Saturdays 10 - 14:00 (or by appointment)
 Rösselmühlgasse 22

20 % discount for Base Members and other special discounts!

New merchandise every week - follow us on 
facebook & instagram to see what's just arrived!
For more information and for registrations please contact us on or 0676 5550233.
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