Walking Section - September Pilates Class

September 2021.

Walking Section - September Pilates Class

After 2 months of summer break, the IWC ladies started with their Pilates class again with LikePilates on the 14th of September. The class started at 9am and it took place in the studio in Dedinje. We did some basic exercises to increase our flexibility and strengthen our posture. Additionally we did several stretching exercises which felt really good. Like always we did a mixture of mat Pilates and machine.

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Walking Group - Pilates class

June 2021.

Walking Group - Pilates class

On June 24th, the Walking Group tried out a Pilates class. Under the hot scorching sun, seven ladies took part in the Pilates class conducted by Nadja Hadžistević.  We started at 9am and ended by 10:30am.   At the beginning of the class, Nadja briefed us the importance of our posture and keeping our core/stomach tucked in at most exercises. It was helpful to have that reminder, because many of us tend to forget. We did our class with two pieces of ...

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Art &  Painting Group -  Summer Motifs for Cupcakes

June 2021.

Art &  Painting Group - Summer Motifs for Cupcakes

On Wednesday, June 23, members of the Art & Painting Group painted summer motifs, but this time on a sweet fondant for Cupcakes. We used a combination technique, painting and decorating.  We each got to decorate three toppers and took home three cupcakes to our families. A big thank you goes to our guest teacher Nadia Patricia Martijena Mendoza from Peru, who kindly showed us the beautiful decoration techniques.

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Museums & Sightseeing Group -  Iconic Furniture Exhibition

June 2021.

Museums & Sightseeing Group - Iconic Furniture Exhibition

Thirteen ladies visited the Iconic Furniture exhibit at LAG Gallery in the Galerija Mall on 21st June. About half of the participants were from the IWC. The owner of the gallery gave a fascinating explanation regarding the evolution of Iconic Furniture and highlighted the contributions made by designers from former Yugoslavia.

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 Joint Event of Walking and Holistic Approach Groups - Rtanj Weekend Trip

June 2021.

Joint Event of Walking and Holistic Approach Groups - Rtanj Weekend Trip

On Friday, June 18th ten lovely ladies left Belgrade for a hiking/yoga weekend trip to the mountain called "Rtanj" in the east of Serbia. It was a joint event of both the Walking and Holistic Approach groups. We started the weekend with a yoga session Friday night with Ivana, who gently brought us into the weekend and retreat mood. We had dinner that night under the stars. The next day, Saturday, we split into two ...

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Museums & Sightseeing Group -  Icon Tour at National Museum

June 2021.

Museums & Sightseeing Group - Icon Tour at National Museum

Seventeen ladies participated in the Icon Tour at the National Museum on Tuesday June 15th. The majority were from the IWC along with a few members of Belgrade Accueil, the French-speaking group. Our guide was very informative.

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Holistic Approach Group - Lecture about Mount Rtanj

June 2021.

Holistic Approach Group - Lecture about Mount Rtanj

On Tuesday June 15th, we met Saša Nadjfeji at the Glob Metropoliten Tours agency. He spoke about the mountain called Rtanj in Serbia and presented the research work he's been doing over the last several years. "Rtanj is my life" as Saša said.  The audience heard interesting stories about this mountain, one that has many secrets. We learned about the mystical and special aspects of the mountain, things that make it unique from all ...

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Walking Group - 11,000 Steps through Dorćol

June 2021.

Walking Group - 11,000 Steps through Dorćol

On the 10th of June the Walking group walked through Skandarlija down to Strahinjica Bana, further to Sava and Beton Hala and up the spiral staircase through Kalemegdan and back to the Brazilian Residence. The walk took place from 10:30am till 1:00pm.   The streets towards the river are not that long but amazingly walkable with interesting layouts of the streets, and you can get a good impression of the city.  Strahinjića Bana for ...

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Art &  Painting Group - Art center in Senjak

June 2021.

Art &  Painting Group - Art center in Senjak

On Wednesday June 9, the Art &  Painting group went to the newly opened art center in Senjak for the first time. We had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful view from the balcony. At this painting event, the ladies chose to paint different summer motifs with acrylic techniques. A big thank you to all the ladies who attended today. A new Art & Painting event is scheduled for June 23rd, Cupcake Decorating & Painting.  ...

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Walking Group - Ada Lake in June

June 2021.

Walking Group - Ada Lake in June

On the 3rd of June the IWC Walking Group took a walk around Ada Lake (once again). We had a nice peaceful walk around this artificial lake. It took us about 2 hours around the lake and we walked about 8 km in total. Most of the restaurants and coffee shops around are open now.   When we visited this place during COVID most cafes were closed and Ada looked rather empty and solemn, which it isn’t under normal circumstances. Therefore we were happy that ...

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Walking Group - Circling the Lake at Ada Ciganlija

May 2021.

Walking Group - Circling the Lake at Ada Ciganlija

The Walking Group did one of our favorite walks on May 27th -- circling the lake at Ada Ciganlija. The weather was absolutely gorgeous. We chatted and enjoyed the views while getting some great exercise.

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Walking Group - Zvezdara

May 2021.

Walking Group - Zvezdara

On the 26th of May the walking group organized a walk in park Zvezdara. It is located right in the heart of the city.  It is a small oasis in the city of Belgrade and this forest is near the city center but it looks like you are miles away! This park is beautiful and peaceful for resting, riding bikes, and walking (and mini hiking). Verena and I enjoyed each other’s company in this tranquil green park - strolling, walking, and exploring what this ...

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Holistic Approach Group - Phyllis Crystal Method

May 2021.

Holistic Approach Group - Phyllis Crystal Method

In our last Holistic approach group meeting on May 26th, we met Ljiljana Ilić, a Reiki teacher, therapist of the Phyllis Crystal method, theta healing practitioner, and Bach flower remedies therapist. Liljana introduced us to the Phyllis crystal method and talked about the most important symbols used as transmitters of messages to the subconscious mind. She also showed us how to connect with the Higher Consciousness in a group: at the end of the ...

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Museums & Sightseeing Group - Petar Dobrovic Gallery

May 2021.

Museums & Sightseeing Group - Petar Dobrovic Gallery

On May 25th, a group of IWC members and guests visited the Petar Dobrovic Gallery. The curator gave a very interesting explanation of the artist's work. This gallery is well worth a visit!

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Walking Group -  The Green Oasis of Belgrade

May 2021.

Walking Group - The Green Oasis of Belgrade

On April 22nd, the IWC Walking Group went hiking in the green Oasis of Belgrade; Topcider Park (Topcider-Kosutnjak).  It is one of the largest forested areas in Belgrade. It’s situated next to Dedinje and Senjak.  According to Wikipedia, the name of this park derives from Turkish and it means cannon valley because in the early XVI century Ottomans cast their cannons here for the attack on Belgrade. This pretty woodland environment ...

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