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Yoga lessons share dignity | The West Australian

Bunbury yoga instructors are bending over backwards for a charity helping women, Share the Dignity.

Bunbury’s Yoga Life Studio and True Equanimity Yoga will both hold yoga classes to help raise money and awareness of the issues faced by women and girls experiencing homelessness, domestic violence and period poverty.

The charity collects personal hygiene products for women experiencing poverty.

Its August dignity drive is under way with a number of collection points across Bunbury and the campaign will culminate with #Yoga4Dignity classes on August 31.

True Equanimity Yoga instructor Nicky Smith will hold a class at Dalyellup Community Centre from 10am.

Mrs Smith said the yoga she teaches, Dru Yoga, was known as “the yoga of the heart” with a strong focus on compassion and service and she wanted to channel that by giving back to the community.

“The proceeds go to Share the Dignity nationally, but I have also partnered at the regional level encouraging sanitary products to be donated and distributed locally to women and girls experiencing homelessness, domestic violence and period poverty,” she said.

“I encourage everyone, women and men of all ages, to get involved to support a good cause, have some fun and experience some relaxing yoga.”

Yoga Life Studio will also host a class from 2pm.

The classes are $20 with proceeds going towards Share the Dignity.

Share the Dignity founder Rochelle Courtenay said she hoped the event would see women coming together to show solidarity and support for those in the community who were experiencing poverty.

“So many women, every month, have to forfeit sanitary products because they cannot afford them,” Ms Courtenay said.

Registrations are essential on the Share the Dignity website.

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