Yoga for a Cause Movement 

Coming from a totally different background and through my travels, I learned a lot about other cultures and ways of living. I learned that true happiness can be fostered when we plant seeds of compassion and understanding towards all beings. And that I could use any privilege that I have received to uplift and elevate someone's else life. 


In April 2020, during the world's quarantine, I founded Yoga for a Cause Movement. Its mission is raising awareness and money through donation-based yoga classes. We send 100% of the proceeds to an organization that creates a positive impact in the world, by supporting socially affected communities. 

These classes are a great way to take care of yourself while showing up for others. Classes are weekly on Sundays, live via Zoom platform. Please contact me if you wish to be on our email list, or sign up for one of our Yoga for a Cause classes.

Our Beloved Team

I'm honored to announce that Yoga for a Cause is expanding and evolving, as a few more beloved yoga teachers are joining the movement! I'm thrilled to introduce Jenna and Ashley that are now part of our team! If you are interested in teaching a Yoga for a Cause class, please reach out! 


Ashley Cole Mlay

MA, AT, MHS, PA-C, RYT-200

Ashley Cole Mlay is a yoga teacher, physician assistant, and former athletic trainer. Ashley first found her way to yoga in college. Several years later, she deepened her yoga practice through an 8-week Ashtanga primary series workshop. In March 2020, Ashley graduated from the Yoga off East 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Yoga has been a healing and grounding practice for her throughout the ups and downs of life. Ashley is passionate about increasing diversity and inclusivity in the yoga community, and bringing yoga to all body types and physical abilities. She resides in Durham, North Carolina with her husband and their dog Tucker.


Jenna Harmon

Ph.D, RYT-200

Jenna Harmon (Ph.D, RYT-200) found yoga as a natural complement to her training in classical violin performance. She is a graduate of the inaugural Teacher Training Program at Yoga Off East in Durham, NC in 2020, where she trained in vinyasa yoga instruction. Jenna is a strong believer in being a student of one’s breath, and encouraging students to use poses to grow their knowledge of their bodies and themselves.

Yoga for a Cause Schedule

Vinyasa with Ashley for Bridges Pointe Sickle Cell Foundation ~ Sept 13th at 1pm ET

Yoga with Brisa ~ Sept 20th(TBD)

 Vinyasa with Jenna for Trans Housing Coalition ~ Sept 27th at 10am ET 

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