Yoga for International Women’s Day 2021

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Jasminder & Roxy – Yoga for International Women’s Day 2021

Join us for a special class on Sunday 7 March, a one-hour session with Jasminder Bahia and Roxy Shahidi for Yoga for International Women’s Day 2021. The class will raise funds and awareness for Nottingham Refugee Forum. Supporting the Pamoja Women’s Group. The Nottingham Refugee Forum offers support and friendship at all stages of the asylum process. Most have fled to the UK after suffering persecution, imprisonment, war, or displacement. Most have had to leave families behind and many arrive with poor mental and physical health. 

Sunday 7 March, 11 am to 12 pm How to book a place

Please make a donation that suits your budget, this can be from £5 to £25 – visit the funding page to make a donation. Once you have done this, please book onto the class. The class is suitable for all levels, including beginners, it will be a well-balanced class with stretches for the shoulders and spine, along with deep relaxation and meditation practice. 

What does International Women’s Day mean to us?

Here at Bahia Yoga, International Women’s Day means uplifting and supporting women through supporting and fundraising for community-based charities. We continue to work with The Women’s Group at Nottingham Refugee Forum to help the most vulnerable women in our society. 

This year’s theme is “Women in leadership. Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world. ” The theme celebrates women’s work on building a stronger future during the pandemic, through their hard work and resilience.  

Where did International Women’s Day originate from?

8 March is the official marking of International Women’s Day (IWD) IWD  aims to celebrate women’s achievement. To help raise awareness about women’s equality and fundraise for women-centered charities. The celebration was originally observed in the US, in the early 1900s. 

Who celebrates it?

Now, International Women’s Day is an official holiday in countries including Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zambia. It is common to find men honouring their sisters, mothers, wives, colleagues, etc with small presents and flowers. In some countries, the celebration is equal to Mother’s Day. 

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