Each month our karma classes support a different organization or foundation and for the month of October will be supporting, and accepting donations to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Karma Community classes are a beginner friendly Hot Flow, Sundays at 1:30 at the Southside studio. Starting November 3rd, we will be adding a NON-heated Hatha class at 11:00AM at the NORTH studio. Our Karma classes are here to support our new teachers graduating from their 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, so come out and support them, and our cause of the month! You have probably heard the terms “multiple myeloma” and “myeloma”. These terms refer to the same thing: a cancer of the plasma cells. Plasma cells are found in the bone marrow, the hollow area within the bones. Because plasma cells are found in the blood, myeloma is referred to as blood cancer. It may also be referred to as plasma cell myeloma. The word “multiple” is often used because the malignant cells usually affect multiple areas of the bone marrow. There are currently no known causes and at this point is defined as incurable.
Myeloma accounts for about 1.3% of all cancer and 1.8% of deaths, and has been highly under researched in the past. Yoga is one of the areas of wellness recommended for people who do have Myeloma as it is a way to strengthen bones and muscles surrounding bones. What better place than Yogalife to support this cause that has affected some of our team directly.
For more information, please visit www.themmrf.org.