The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Department of Human Services Union County Office on Women is presenting a free yoga class and wellness event, “Union County Women Let in the Light” on Wednesday evening, June 21, at Maskers Barn in the historic Deserted Village of Feltville.

“Let in the Light” refers to the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, which occurs on June 21.

The summer solstice is traditionally celebrated by many different cultures around the world.

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“Union County Women Let in the Light” is open to all level of yoga experience, from beginners to seasoned practitioners. Participants must be age 16 or older.

The evening includes:

  • Nutrition and self-care with Justine Hernandez, RD, Registered Dietitian, ShopRite of Union.  
  • Guided meditation ceremony by Barbara Plyer, MA, LPC, ACS, CCG, CCH
  • Yoga session by Nicole DeAugustine, certified yoga instructor.


The event begins at 6:00 p.m. on June 21. It is expected to conclude at approximately 9:00 PM.

Attendees should wear comfortable clothing appropriate for yoga, and bring their own yoga mats.

The event is free but space is limited. Pre-registration is required online at ucnj.org/womans-yoga.

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 an initiative of Freeholder Chairman Bergen. 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.

For additional details contact Jennifer Erdos, Union County Office on Women at jerdos@ucnj.org.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.