On Saturday 2nd September at 9.30am Alpine Yoga would like to invite you to join in what will be Australia's biggest Yoga event.
This class is part of an Australia wide event organised by Share the Dignity to bring awareness and raise funds for some 48,000 homeless women living in Australia.
Social workers have raised concerns about a new homeless epidemic here in Australia. Ongoing research into a growing housing crisis among Australia’s ageing baby boomer women, especially in regional Australia, has identified the problem as a “sleeping giant”.
Charities are reporting that in the past 5 years there's been a 44 per cent rise in the number of women seeing homelessness services. An overall rise in homelessness by 80% in the past two years, and sadly growing.
The majority of cases are due to women being victims of widowhood, domestic violence, rising divorce rates, illness, injury, the gender pay gap and booming rents.
Government statistics show half a million women will be affected by housing stress within the next two decades.
Having been homeless myself in my late teens, this issue is very close to my heart. With current economics and rising rents, this problem is no longer one just attributed to the poor, drug addicted or mentally ill. It could happen to those we love, or any one of us, should our situation suddenly change. Government funding is not enough to cope with this growing issue of epidemic proportions.
Please join us and help raise funds for thousands in need.
On Sat 2nd of September, Yogi's from all around the country will gather on the same day, similar time in a different place!
JINDABYNE PLEASE HELP SHARE THE DIGNITY
Tickets cost $20 and must be purchased online, as all funds go direct to Share the Dignity. www.sharethedignity.com.au.
Tickets available here - http://shop.sharethedignity.com.au/yoga4dignity-jindabyne
Everyone who participates in Yoga4Dignity is in the running to win a $500 voucher from Lorna Jane ;) ... Usual group breakfast at Parc after class, please feel welcome ♥