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ClassBento's blog on workshops, mindfulness, hobbies and more.

Save Money and Become Your Own Barista

Save Money and Become Your Own Barista



Maybe it’s irrational, that happiness that we feel at pouring the morning’s first cup after learning how at coffee classes in Sydney. ...
Learn to Make Japanese Sweets in Sydney

Learn to Make Japanese Sweets in Sydney



A typical Japanese bakery will have wagashi. In fact, they won’t just have wagashi. Most likely, they will have many, many types of the bite-sized ...
Re-energise Against Burnout

Re-energise Against Burnout



In today’s fast-paced, business-oriented society, there is a clear hierarchy of work ethic and lack of focus on the employee wellbeing. Those ...
Aged Health Benefits and Recreational Classes

Aged Health Benefits and Recreational Classes



The weekend before my great-grandmother passed away at 98-years-old, she took me outside to plant sunflowers. Her daughter and granddaughter put ...
Floristry Workshops Have Hidden Benefits

Floristry Workshops Have Hidden Benefits



Imagine the lobby of a hospital. White walls, white linoleum flooring, black entrance mat. Bright fluorescent bulbs line the ceilings of long, branching ...
Try Not to Smile in an UKulele Class

Try Not to Smile in an UKulele Class



It’s difficult to imagine a happier instrument than the ukulele. Light, twinkling musicality aside, the mere appearance of the small stringed-instrument, ...
Grab a Skateboard and Get Rolling

Grab a Skateboard and Get Rolling



For various reasons, many people overlook skateboarding as a hobby. It is reserved mainly for young, cool kids with trendy fashion sense and a seeming ...
The Colourful History of Jewellery Making

The Colourful History of Jewellery Making



I'd never tried jewellery classes in Sydney before. When I was a kid, my mother took me to meet one of her friends for an afternoon lunch.    We ...
Dragon Boat Racing Origins

Dragon Boat Racing Origins



Imagine the perfect morning on the bank of a tranquil river. The water is slow-moving and glassy. The only sounds are birds chirping and a gentle ...
Why So Serious? Hobbies Vs. Burnout

Why So Serious? Hobbies Vs. Burnout



Think back to your earliest childhood memories of school. Do you remember playing outside? Do you remember finger painting? Do you remember singing ...
Adapting the Workplace for Millennials

Adapting the Workplace for Millennials



After graduating from a university in Sydney in 2013, I felt confident in my ability to get a job. I had good references, a list of diverse work ...
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