Union County, NJ – Union County is offering a free yoga, meditation class and emotional wellness event for women titled, “International Women’s Day – The Time is Now,” on Friday evening, March 9, at Maskers Barn in the historic Deserted Village of Feltville. The event is the latest edition in a free series conducted through the Department of Human Services Division on Outreach and Advocacy’s Office on Women.

“This wellness series represents the steady growth of Union County’s recreational and educational programs to embrace new activities and meet a wider range of interests,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “We want to ensure that every resident has the opportunity to engage with popular new pastimes that contribute to overall health and well- being.” 

•  A short talk and introduction with time to network.

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•  Yoga session by Nicole DeAugustine, certified yoga instructor.

•  Guided meditation ceremony with Rosie Lazroe, RYT & YACEP.

•  Fire ceremony.

•  Light snacks provided by Whole Foods.

“International Women’s Day – The Time is Now” begins at 6:00 p.m. on March 9 and is expected to conclude at approximately 9:00 p.m.

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/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.

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

International Women’s Day is a project of UN Women. It falls on March 8 this year with the theme, “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives.”