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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.