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Union County Offers Free Yoga and Wellness Class at Maskers Barn

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the County’s Office on Women, is presenting a free yoga, meditation class and emotional wellness event entitled “Union County Balancing the Scales of Your Life” on Friday evening, September 15, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Maskers Barn in the historic Deserted Village of the Watchung Reservation. The event is open to ages 16 and older, from beginners to experienced practitioners.

“This series of wellness programs is designed to help women engage with their strengths and capabilities through yoga and guided meditation,” Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen said. “The September 15 event is an excellent opportunity for a motivational boost to kick off the fall season.”

The program includes:

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  • A short talk and introduction as well as time to network.
  • Yoga session by Nicole DeAugustine, certified yoga instructor.
  • Guided meditation ceremony by Barbara Plyer, MA, LPC, ACS, CCG, CCH.
  • Fire ceremony.

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. on September 15 and is expected to conclude at approximately 9:00 p.m.

Whole Foods will be sponsoring light snacks and refreshments.

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

The Office on Women held its first wellness event at Masker’s Barn in honor of Women’s History Month last March. Two more events were added due to the enthusiastic response.

Those who wish to participate in the September event are advised to sign up now. Pre-registration is required online at ucnj.org/womans-yoga.

The Deserted Village of Feltville 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.

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