TVLA Fund: Pawsitive Vibes
TVLA YOGA started with a love for Veterinary Medicine and an affinity for helping animals in need. If you’ve ever worked with animals in the medical world, you understand it’s not just kittens and puppies every day.
Janelle graduated from Colorado State University in 2010 with a degree in Biomedical Sciences and then immediately applied to the CSU Veterinary program. While waiting to hear if she was accepted into the graduate program – she found yoga.
After completing her first 200-hour yoga teacher training with CorePower Yoga, she continued to further her education with 7 more fitness certifications within the following two years.
Janelle helped facilitate over 20+ teacher trainings and lifestyle programs and a constant question she received from her students was “Why did you decide to leave Veterinary Medicine full-time for yoga? You clearly loved it.”
So that’s where the idea of TVLA YOGA started. It was a way to connect the yoga community with an opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of animals who deserved a brighter and healthier future.
TVLA YOGA is named after our Golden Retriever “Tula”. She’s taught us how to love unconditionally, greet strangers with a smile, and to begin every day with an optimism only a dog can invoke.
Every quarter we are going to donate a portion of our proceeds to local Colorado shelters and animal rescues. Once a year, we are diving deeper into projects dedicated to making a pawsitive impact. In 2018, we plan to visit El Salvador in collaboration with Worthington Animal Clinic to help treat their local stray dogs for mange, parasites, and heartworm.
We believe that with every TVLA purchase, more people are doing what they love and spreading feel-good vibes and that supports our four-legged friends finding their fur-ever homes, and that’s a really cool blend.
If you have any animal rescues near and dear to your heart, please send their info our way at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add them to our list for donations as we grow our local company.