UNION COUNTY, NJ – A free yoga, meditation class and emotional wellness event, “International Women’s Day – Better Balance,”, will take place on Friday, March 8, at 6 p.m., at Maskers Barn in the historic Deserted Village of Feltville.

The event, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Union County Office on Women, is open to all, from beginners to experienced practitioners.

“The Union County Office on Women’s main priority is to make sure that all women have the resources to become the best they can be,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “We would like to ensure that residents are able to engage in activities that may spark new interest as well as encourage a positive life style.”

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The evening includes:

•  A short talk and introduction as well as time to network.

•  Yoga session by Nicole DeAugustine, certified yoga instructor.

•  Guided meditation by Betsy Sanders, certified yoga instructor

Attendees should wear comfortable clothing appropriate for yoga, and bring their own yoga mats. “Union County Women’s Empowerment, Yoga and Meditation” is open to ages 16 and older. The event is free but space is limited. Pre-registration is required online at ucnj.org/women.

The Deserted Village is located in the Berkeley Heights section of Union County’s Watchung Reservation. Masker’s Barn is a fully renovated 19th century building located at 9 Cataract Hollow Road in the Deserted Village, off Glenside Avenue.

The Office on Women was created in 2016. As the first county-based office of its kind in New Jersey, the Office on Women aims to help ensure that women connect with services and programs that enable them to reach their full potential at every stage of their lives, in education, in employment and business, health and in the social fabric of Union County, and to raise awareness of the many contributions that women make to life in Union County.