Finding your Ikigai: Purpose and Life Satisfaction with Maria

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Ikigai is a Japanese concept that roughly translates into “reason for being” and it’s the idea that a life with purpose is a happier life. In this practical and fun class we’ll work through how to measure your current life satisfaction levels, how to work out your ikigai or purpose and what can happen next.

Finding your Ikigai is long process of personal exploration, self-awareness and vulnerability. This class can be the beginning of your journey to a fulfilling life. Or at least a chance to focus on your new year ahead and what you hope to put front and centre.

What will we cover?

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • What is ikigai? what does purpose in life mean? 
  • How is ikigai measured? Test to see where you are at
  • How it impacts your life satisfaction, mental health and health overall
  • Exercises to start searching for your purpose in life


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Gender Nuetral Bathrooms
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request 

    Maria in a crocheted fox hood

    Who will be Teaching?

    Maria (she/her) is a serial crafter. She loves
    learning about new crafts and techniques! She does crochet, macrame,
    sewing, pottery, weaving and likes to explore how these crafts can be
    combined and expanded. 

    In addition to plants and crafting, she also has a passion for cooking and baking, light painting and running Laneway Learning.

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    Have a question or other ways we can assist with accessibility? Just shoot an email to Maddy (she/her) at