National charity organisation, Share the Dignity, is calling for Australians to pull out their yoga mats and register to take part in Yoga4Dignity on August 31st.
Yoga4Dignity fundraising classes will be offered at four yoga studios in the Eurobodalla Shire on Saturday 31 st August:
Soul Tribe Studio Batemans Bay - 6.30am and 9.30am
Broulee Yoga Shed - 10am and 2pm
Iridescent Healing Moruya - 2pm
Narooma Breathing Space Yoga Studio – 10am
Tickets are only $20 per class and can be purchased at the studio or online at
In what is one of their most popular fundraising events of the year, Share the Dignity
has invited yoga instructors across the country to donate a class to help raise funds
and awareness of the issues faced by women and girls experiencing homelessness,
domestic violence and period poverty.
Share the Dignity founder Rochelle Courtenay said she hoped that the event would
see women coming together to show solidarity and support for those in need in the
“Every night, 48,000 Australian women face the indignity of homelessness, of not
having somewhere safe to lay their heads. We want to see 48,000 people pausing
as they downward dog to reflect on the horrible choices these women have to make
when they also don’t have access to sanitary items,” said Ms. Courtenay.
“So many women, every month, have to forfeit sanitary products because they
cannot afford them. Many mothers have to choose between buying tampons and
feeding their children. Girls miss out on school simply because families cannot afford
to buy the basics of necessities,” stressed Ms Courtenay.
Share the Dignity has donated and distributed more than 1.7 million sanitary items to
women and girls in need since 2015.
Above: Rochelle Courtenay - yoga for dignity founder - striking a yoga pose for dignity