Grand Rapids yoga studio elevating cash for Afghan translator’s household

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – On Tuesday, the Kula Yoga Studio in Easttown hosted a drop-in fundraising class to raise money for an Afghan family.

Jason Gaal, one of its members, is a Marine. His interpreter Ahmad Srosh is safely back in the USA and lives with his family in Texas.

However, due to the recent events in Afghanistan, Srosh’s remaining family is in danger. Gaal raises money to bring the rest of the Srosh family to America.

“The state of the world is really suffering at the moment. Lots of people don’t do a lot. They say a lot. But they don’t necessarily do much. That really annoyed me during this Afghanistan crisis. When I came up with this yoga flow … everything in that flow will serve the state in Afghanistan, ”said yoga teacher Byron Janisse.

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Queen Creek yoga teacher spreads messages of self-love, raises cash for nonprofits

Talfrau launches her own version of the butterfly effect

A yoga teacher finds unique ways to help people make big changes in their lives.

A woman down in the valley starts her own version of the butterfly effect by using yoga to teach people to love themselves and make big changes in their lives.

Now she’s working to spread the love by participating in two different fundraisers.

Erica Marquez is the owner of Butterfly Effect Aerial Yoga. She started her practice as a social worker to meditate and stay in shape.

Along the way, she realized that she could also help people by teaching these techniques.

“I started in the middle of the pandemic and it has enabled my social worker side to reach people in my community,” said Marquez.

Classes do not take place in the traditional stationary studio – everything is mobile.

On April 24th the Yoga “Studio” organizes a charity event at Desert Sky Park, where they offer six 30-minute classes to donate at least $ 10.

The proceeds, according to Marquez, will go to Maggie’s Place in Phoenix, a shelter designed to help pregnant women who need help to get out of their current life situation.

“They really are an amazing organization that helps women in a time of need,” said Marquez.

The yoga teacher also participates in a Yoga Warrior competition that supports the nonprofit Yoga for Veterans project. The money raised will help veterans across the country use yoga as a form of therapy for symptoms of PTSD.

“If I win the competition, I’ll get a spot in a magazine to get my message across about loving yourself,” said Marquez.

Just like her students need the support of the silk while in the air, Marquez needs the support of the community to continue making a difference.

On-line: https://www.butterflyeffectaerialyoga.com

Find out more about the Desert Sky Park charity event:: https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/butterfly_effect_aerial_yoga?k_class=282266