If you are on the hunt for something to do this weekend, ClassBento is here to give you some great ideas. ClassBento is an online marketplace absolutely bursting with incredible classes and workshops perfect for anyone who would like to learn something new, or find a passion they never knew they had. Arts, crafts, cooking … and everything in between, there is something for everyone. ClassBento was born out of the idea that we should focus on spending more time discovering new passions away from our screens – this will help us be more mindful and more engaged.  Some of the brilliant classes held in Brisbane include terrarium making, modern calligraphy, Ikebana flower arranging and macram.

Founded by John Tabari and Iain Wang, ClassBento believes that our mental wellbeing is often taken for granted so we should put our energy towards doing things that we actually enjoy – the perfect way to learn how to be in the moment. At ClassBento it is not about being the best or advancing professionally, it is all about having fun. The classes are suitable for beginners and are held in a super relaxed and welcoming environment. The class sizes range from one-on-one time with a teacher up to 20 or 30 people, perfect for a team building workshop or hen’s activity in Brisbane.

One of the things ClassBento feels really passionate about is encouraging mindfulness. Taking time away from our screens and really taking time to engage in activities that develop our skills and wellbeing. ClassBento says it is scientifically proven that learning new skills lowers stress levels and helps reduce the risk of things like Dementia. The team believes this so strongly that with every booking, ClassBento donates to Dementia Australia. Spending more time on creative activities (like crafts or hobbies) increases the chances that you will reduce your risk of dementia, they say.