Thank you for your interest. This event is fully booked. There will be another Women’s Empowerment Event offered in the Fall.

Union County is offering a free yoga, meditation class and emotional wellness event for women titled, “The Time is Now,” on Friday evening, June 1, at Union County College, Kellogg Building, 40 W Jersey Street, Elizabeth, Room K-517. The event is part of the free women’s empowerment series conducted through the Office on Women, Department of Human Services Division on Outreach and Advocacy.

“This popular wellness series represents the steady growth of Union County’s recreational and educational programs to embrace new opportunities and activities that contribute to overall health,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “I would particularly like to thank Whole Foods and Athleta, Westfield for their support in this endeavor. ” 

  • A short talk and introduction with time to network.
  • Yoga session by Nicole DeAugustine, certified yoga instructor.
  • Guided meditation ceremony

“The Time is Now” Yoga and Meditation begins at 6:00 p.m. on June 1, and is expected to conclude at approximately 9:00 p.m.

Please be over the age of 16.  If you are not available to make the program, please contact Jennifer Erdos, Office on Women:  jerdos@ucnj.org

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. Register using the form above.

Union County College, Kellogg Building Room K-517 is located at 40 W Jersey Street, Elizabeth.  Parking is available at the Bollwage Garage at the Corner of W. Jersey and Elizabethtown Plaza (there is a small fee for this parking).

The Office on Women was created in 2016 as an initiative of Freeholder Bruce H. 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.

Previous EventFree Yoga and Wellness Class Invites Women to “Let in the Light”

Previous Event – Free Yoga and Wellness Class Offered in Celebration of Women’s History Month

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through Department of Human Services Union County Office on Women presented a free yoga class and wellness event, “Empowering Union County Women to Go Out and Make History” on Friday evening, March 3, at Maskers Barn in the historic Deserted Village of Feltville. The event was open to all, from beginners to experienced practitioners.

“Women’s History Month recognizes the distinctive contributions that women have made to our nation and our communities,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “This event is designed to help County residents engage with their strengths and capabilities through yoga and guided meditation. It is an excellent opportunity to recharge after a long and difficult winter.”

The evening included:

  • Guided meditation ceremony by Danielle DeCostello of Bella Organici Studio in Cranford.
  • Yoga session by Nicole DeAugustine, certified yoga instructor.
  • Wellness and self-care session by Arielle Cassidy of the Juice House in Garwood.

“Empowering Union County Women to Go Out and Make History” is open to ages 16 and older.

Previous Event – Wellness Seminar

Large group of County employees came out to learn about women health issues.

Previous Event – Wellness Seminar

Life Coach consultant Ashley Burke gave an interactive presentation in regards to women’s health.

Previous Event – Birthday of Suffragette Susan B. Anthony

On Wednesday, February 15 the Union County Department of Human Services Office on Women celebrated the birthday of Suffragette Susan B. Anthony, who was born on the same date in 1820. Recognizing that February is Black History Month and March is Women’s History Month, the event included a session on the important contributions that Anthony made toward achieving equal rights for women and African-Americans in the U.S. and abroad. She was a prominent activist in the abolitionist movement as well as a founder of the Suffragette movement, which lead to the enfranchisement of women in 1920. She was also instrumental in establishing the International Council of Women.

Susan B. Anthony passed away in 1906 but the legacy of her impact on our nation’s history lives on in celebrations large and small.

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