Yogi Andrea Parks helping you explore your yoga world.

by Jackie Fetter in , ,

Andrea Parks, owner of Toula Yoga, LLC, has many wellness credentials, while she is sharing yoga with us at Shero you'll learn she has plenty of time and effort put into wellness. She's a licensed Iowa K-12 educator, level 3 Reiki practitioner, licensed and certified Anusara Yoga instructor, specialty yoga trainings in Prenatal Yoga, Baby & Me yoga, Toddler  Yoga  and Adaptive Yoga for physical disabilities. In the community Andrea leads yoga and mindfulness programs at Mount Mercy and Coe College, and is a board member for Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids, board member and volunteer for National Council on Youth Leadership, a volunteer at Gems of Hope (non profit to support families with loved ones fighting cancer), a volunteer at Young Parents Network (prenatal yoga and baby & me yoga) .

Toula is a yoga studio focused on offering classes for the whole family- prenatal, kids, family yoga, men only, advanced workshops and even chair yoga.

Toula supports many non-profits by donating time, money, and classes to silent auctions. SAINT no kill cat shelter, Boys and Girls Club, American Heart Inst. to name a few this year. They also plunged to teach free community yoga classes. 


Andrea is married with three daughters ages 12, 10 and 7. "I've always known part of my purpose was to be a girl guide." Andrea adds. Watch for Toula's unique classes like tween yoga for girls with Andrea (ages 7-12), Family Yoga Fun, many workshops coming up at Toula!

After giving so much of her time for others she loves to travel when she can. "I love adventure - being new to an area, also love an adventure into a book!" she cheers. 

How can Shero's help you succeed?: "Commit to a weekly quality yoga class for the minds and body. We will raise the collective consciousness!"

"We are all connected. When one of us succeeds we all do. Let's lift each other up!" ~ Andrea

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Meditation, Arts & Yoga through Fusion Studio & Marsha Neiland!

by Jackie Fetter in ,

Marsha Nieland & Fusion Studio sharing meditation as a return teacher in 2015!


The amazing Marsha Neiland will be leading the first group in meditation. There are many things in life that are beyond our control. However, it is possible to take responsibility for our own states of mind – and to change them for the better. By engaging with a particular meditation practice you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being. With regular work and patience these nourishing, focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly peaceful and energised states of mind. Such experiences can have a transformative effect and can lead to a new understanding of life.

 Marsha has been the owner of Fusion Studio for 15 years and teach yoga and meditation, I also am an intuitive artist , PLAY specialist, Creatively Fit Coach and lead destination yoga retreats for women.

Meditation at Shero: The Next Big Health Revolution--"I will share the benefits of meditation, discuss a few misconceptions about it and then lead a calming 15 min meditation." Marsha



She volunteers her time teaching yoga to some high school sports teams. Also offers free private meditation & yoga sessions for vets, trauma patients and those suffering from anxiety.

Marsha is happily married to Russ and has two grown sons, Grant and Tyler. She also has two BIG healthy cats... Yogi and Jack!
This active woman likes to also ride her bike, paint, dance, and chilling in nature.


Fusion offers a 3 month life enhancing course for women called "Elevate". It begins Sept 11.

A 4 week meditation course called "The Power of the Pause" begins Sept 21.

A specialty workshop for women called "Take Flight" which combines yoga, meditation, art and conversation on the important things in life.

Do you have a message for Shero's?: Just Do You!!! Embrace your Awesomeness.

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Fusion would appreciate any promotion of the studio and their programs.