Walking Group - Ada Lake

November 2021.

Walking Group - Ada Lake

The IWC walking group had a power walk around Ada Lake on November 25th. We enjoyed the bright sun and slight breeze. We walked the circuit around Ada Lake, about 10,000 steps. We had new companions; Sally and Flora, beautiful dogs in tow. We rested in one of the cafes in Ada Ciganlija, where we had coffee, hot chocolate and snacks. We ended our walk at 12:30 pm.

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Ceramics Painting

November 2021.

Ceramics Painting

On November 24th, the Creative Arts Group met at Colors4U art studio for a fun and relaxing few hours of ceramics painting. One in the group painted a mandala on a plate, two of us painted pumpkin scenes on plates in watercolors, and another one of us painted a reindeer tree ornament. Owner and IWC member Libertad Heredia was a gracious host. We won’t see the final finished product of our work until the pieces get “cooked” in the kiln and we can’t wait! ...

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The first regular meeting of the book club

November 2021.

The first regular meeting of the book club

The first regular meeting of the book club took place on Tuesday, November 23rd, 10:00 am, at Colors4U art studio. Members had the chance to enjoy a coffee or tea and some pre-Christmas Gingerbread temptation in an inspiring environment. The first book to be discussed was The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith. It was a vivid and lively, yet very respectful discussion that everybody enjoyed. We would like to extend a special thank you to ...

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Pilates Group

November 2021.

Pilates Group

On Tuesday November 23rd, the Pilates group consisted of four ladies. We had a combination of mat Pilates and basic suspension training. We used the ropes to do the bridge, front planks and leg stretch. It worked well on our core area and arms. We also used a spine corrector to stretch our spine. It felt good. This simple stretch alleviates tightness and pain in the cervical spine (neck).

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Museums Section - Exhibition of Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics in the Balkan Countries

November 2021.

Museums Section - Exhibition of Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics in the Balkan Countries

On November 18th, a group of IWC members were privileged to attend a specially arranged private tour of the Exhibition of Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics in the Balkan Countries. The event was hosted by the Bulgarian Embassy and Radosveta Doykova, spouse of the Bulgarian Ambassador to Serbia. The highlight of the visit was certainly the indomitable passion of the exhibition curator and author, Professor ...

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Pilates Group - November 11th

November 2021.

Pilates Group - November 11th

On November 11th our Pilates group did a Pilates Circuit where we combine cardio elements that make us sweat with resistance training to build our lean muscles. We used a range of Pilates equipment - in a circuit format to provide a more varied workout. We spent about 3 minutes at each station with a small rest period between each exercise. This is a head-to-toe fat burning workout that will improve core strength and balance. The class this week was a bit ...

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Holistic Group - Holistic Sound Therapy

November 2021.

Holistic Group - Holistic Sound Therapy

On Wednesday, Nov 10th a few ladies enjoyed a wonderful session of Gong Therapy at Ana Tomovic‘s place, which is called „Alhemija komunikacije“. After Ana‘s explanation about the benefits of Gong Therapy, she played her gongs and all the ladies floated to a healing space. For one hour we were laying down enjoying the sound. Afterwards, we all decided to come back in December to try another workshop with gorgeous Ana. Useful ...

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Visit to Zepter International

November 2021.

Visit to Zepter International

On November 10th, Zepter International rolled out the red carpet for IWC members. We were treated to exclusive, in-depth explanations of Zepter’s high-end products that enhance lives and homes. We were introduced to their water and air filters, learning about how they work and all the health benefits. Then two doctors gave us a presentation about their popular Bioptron light therapy devices, and we were able to test them ourselves. We also tried on their ...

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Museums Section - Arte Gallery

November 2021.

Museums Section - Arte Gallery

On November 9th, IWC members were treated to a visit to Arte Gallery. Members viewed the private art collection of the Marijanovic family. A detailed history of each painting, and the personal relationship of the Marijanovic family with the artist, was described in a most beautiful manner by the owner and collector Jelena Marijanovic. We would like to thank our member Alexandra Grais for arranging this special viewing.

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Walking Group - Walk from Belgrade Waterfront Galerija along the river Sava towards Brankov Bridge

November 2021.

Walking Group - Walk from Belgrade Waterfront Galerija along the river Sava towards Brankov Bridge

On Thursday November 4th, due to bad weather predictions the ladies decided to walk from Belgrade Waterfront Galerija along the river Sava towards Brankov Bridge. We were eager to wear our raincoats, get wet and, enjoy the outdoors. Instead, we had an amazing sunny day. Our energy was boosted, and when we reached Djokovic tennis courts, we sat for a well-deserved rest at the Blue Wave café. ...

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Museum & Sightseeing Group - Jovanka Broz

November 2021.

Museum & Sightseeing Group - Jovanka Broz

On November 2nd, a group of IWC members visited the exhibition called “Jovanka Broz in color”. As it was explained to us by our guide, the fashion designer Igor Todorović, the name for the exhibition was chosen mostly because in the 50’s and the 60’s the Yugoslav citizens could see the former first lady of the republic only in black and white photos and TV. Her presence as a spouse of then president of Yugoslavia Tito was mostly ...

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Pilates Group - November 2nd

November 2021.

Pilates Group - November 2nd

On November 2nd, the Pilates group held a session. We worked mostly on our mat this week - a great option for beginners to be honest. The class on this day emphasized learning how to control our muscles during exercises and our balance. Therefore, Nadja combined our mat training with the MOTR. The exercises we did with the MOTR included training our balance, our core, our upper body and lower body, standing, and planks.

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Walking Group - Thursday October 28th

October 2021.

Walking Group - Thursday October 28th

The widespread grey fog on the morning of Thursday October 28th did not deter the ever-optimistic IWC Walking Group and by 10am, the sky was blue and the sun shone at the Aleksandar Club Ski Slope meeting point. For this walk, we were a group of seven women and three delighted dogs. Chatting all the while, we followed the lower stone path initially, enjoying a wonderful walk (or scamper, in the case of the very happy dogs) through the bright woodlands with ...

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Walking Group

October 2021.

Walking Group

On October 21st, we met at the Brasilian residence,  Monique served coffee and some amazing sweets. Then we began our walk through the centre of Belgrade towards Kalemegdan. We enjoyed the river views as we desended down to Beton Hala restaurants and made our way to Djokovic tennis Centre, where the dogs had a swim in the river. A sunny clear day ,perfect for an easy 3 hour 6km long stroll. We reached the Bajloni markets about 13 h were we parted.

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Tara Mountain Hiking/Qi Gong Weekend Retreat

October 2021.

Tara Mountain Hiking/Qi Gong Weekend Retreat

During the weekend retreat from Oct 15th to Oct 17th 2021 - initiated by IWC’s walking and holistic approach groups - nine ladies, IWC members and friends of IWC, had a great adventure exploring themselves, nature, and the culture of Serbia. First day - Drina river house, “Connecting to your gift” workshop, and QI Gong From Belgrade on our way to the Zepter Hotel in Bajina Bašta, we made a pit stop to view the Drina river house. ...

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