Yo­gis to share the dig­nity

The Observer - - NEWS - Caro­line Tung Caro­line.Tung@glad­sto­neob­server.com.au

GLAD­STONE yoga stu­dio Salt Power Yoga is do­ing its part to help vul­ner­a­ble women across Aus­tralia get ac­cess to ba­sic hy­giene prod­ucts.

The pop­u­lar yoga prac­tice is join­ing a na­tion­wide ini­tia­tive of Share the Dig­nity with Yo­ga4Dig­nity, to be held on Satur­day, Septem­ber 2.

Glad­stone-based yoga in­struc­tor, Imo­gene Eng­land de­cided to be­come in­volved in the event af­ter lis­ten­ing to a Ma­mamia pod­cast in­ter­view with Share the Dig­nity founder, Rochelle Courte­nay.

“(Rochelle) was talk­ing about this yoga event be­cause of yoga’s awe­some abil­ity to re­lax the body and mind,” she said.

“It was a good fit for be­ing mind­ful of other peo­ple’s sit­u­a­tion and peo­ple be­ing grate­ful for what we have, and show­ing grat­i­tude in giv­ing and do­nat­ing.”

Share the Dig­nity pro­vides vul­ner­a­ble women and chil­dren with hy­giene prod­ucts by help­ing out women who can’t af­ford prod­ucts such as pads, tam­pons or shower wash be­cause of their sit­u­a­tion.

Yo­ga4Dig­nity aims to at­tract more than 48,000 women, chil­dren and men to prac­tice yoga at the same time. Yo­ga4Dig­nity is the char­ity’s “brain child” to get as many peo­ple prac­tis­ing yoga as pos­si­ble at the same time on the same day.

All pro­ceeds go di­rectly to­wards the Share the Dig­nity char­ity and their ini­tia­tives.

It is es­ti­mated the num­ber of vul­ner­a­ble women through­out Aus­tralia is about 48,000 ev­ery night.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

FOR DIG­NITY: Yo­gis in Glad­stone will par­tic­i­pate in Yo­ga4Dig­nity this Satur­day as part of a na­tion­wide ini­tia­tive.

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