All posts tagged: #women

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 …

Women in Film: The Fits

She Speaks First is a series of film screenings that focus on women. Films made by women, for women to empower women – and in each screening, the audience are then invited to engage in conversations which focus on the female contribution  to the cinema space. This February, She Speaks First brings ‘The Fits‘ to the screen Eleven-year-old tomboy Toni, played by a young, but powerful Royalty Hightower, is entranced by the tight-knit dance team she sees practicing in the same Cincinnati gymnasium where she boxes. Enamored by the power and confidence of the strong community of girls, Toni spends less and less time boxing with her older brother, and instead eagerly absorbs the dance routines and masters drills from a distance, and even pierces her own ears in an effort to fit in. But when a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance becomes more complicated. Gorgeously shot and with a mesmerizing score, THE FITS is a transformative experience and a marvelous portrait of adolescence. (72 min, Unrated). Following this exclusive screening, this the …