Power Yoga Buffalo will welcome singer/songwriter and yoga enthusiast Trevor Hall to Buffalo’s Asbury Hall to perform a benefit concert to raise funds for the Africa Yoga Project–a not-for-profit, grassroots movement that works to provide free yoga classes and developmental programs to those living in impoverished communities in Africa.
“We are so excited to bring Trevor Hall to Buffalo,” said Marie Phillips, yoga instructor at Power Yoga Buffalo. “This is a great opportunity to introduce our community to the Africa Yoga Project. At Power Yoga Buffalo, we strive to motivate positive change in people’s lives that goes beyond physical health and filters into the community. We are truly impressed by the Africa Yoga Project and how it has inspired individuals to create change not only in themselves, but also within their communities – all through the power of yoga.”
In 2007, the Africa Yoga Project originated in the poorest regions of Kenya. The program provides free yoga classes to over 4,000 students each week. Some students of the program have been affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and use these classes as a means with which to cope with that tragic experience. Most of them are also struggling with severe poverty, living on less than 2 dollars per day. AYP works to initiate community development programs, communication skill-building programs, and job training, as well as assist with food stipends and temporary housing for its students.
The concert will take place at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday March 31. Tickets can be purchased in advance on tickets.com or babevillebuffalo.com for a presale price of $25. Tickets will also be available at the door for $30. VIP tickets, which include entry to the show one hour before general admission, complimentary well drinks, appetizers, and a meet-and-greet with Trevor Hall, will be available for $55 in advance. All of the proceeds raised by ticket sales will go to AYP to help them fund training of new yoga instructors and to continue supporting community education in several African countries.
“There is no better musician to perform this show than Trevor Hall,” said Phillips, “His uplifting and spiritual lyrics combined with his faith in yoga will send a great message to our community. We encourage everyone to come to the show and support a great cause.”
For more information on the Africa Yoga Project, visit africayogaproject.org.