All posts tagged: international women’s day

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – YOGA ON THE YARRA

Arbory Afloat Unites with Happy Melon Studios to Celebrate Women This International Women’s Day, Friday 8th March, be sure to set your alarm clock early and say namaste as Arbory Afloat hosts a very special Yoga on The Yarra. International Women’s Day is becoming an increasingly important date each year, with Balance for Better this year’s official worldwide theme. To celebrate, Arbory Afloat has partnered with Happy Melon Studios to support women in society, past, present and future with a free yoga event, for one and all on Friday 8 March at 7am until 8.30am. Melbourne’s longest floating restaurant and bar will transform into an open-air studio for a sixty minute morning yoga session. Whether you’re an avid yogi or just looking for an excuse to rise and shine early, Happy Melon’s senior instructor, Amy Dunstan will lead the practice providing basic tools to master that downward dog. A sea of Lululemon mats will take over the deck at Arbory Afloat, and following class, the crew on board will serve a light breakfast and fresh juice to kick start your morning. Happy Melon …

The F-Word

Celebrating International Women’s Day in true form, The F-word kicked off with a panel of inspiring high-profile feminist: Jane Gilmore – editor of Women’s Agenda, Melba Marginson – Executive Director of the Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Coalition, Clementine Ford – a freelance writer, broadcaster and public speaker, well-known for her public opinion pieces on feminism, pop culture and social issues, and actor / writer Tammy Anderson. Each woman represented a distinctly different take on what their view of feminism was, which resonated with much of audience on an individual level and the Q&A that followed allowed us to gain a little deeper insight into the mind of these proud, passionate women. The show was a sell-out, Howler – a great location for this panel / performance was packed to the rafters with about 95% ladies – with a few supportive men dotted throughout. At the conclusion of the panel session, Melbourne Playback Theatre took centre stage for their improvisational piece – performed by an entirely female ensemble of actors and musicians for a powerful out of the box piece …