Opportunity to serve my community and the homeless

I have been offered an incredible opportunity operate my own wellness studio for the community of Asheville, North Carolina. My employer is a non-profit organization which will in turn use 100% of the after-tax profits earned by my wellness studio to serve those who have endured hardships in the Asheville community by providing them with food, clothing, and medical attention.


Last year, 567,715 people reported being homeless in our country, far too many human beings having to sleep in places not meant for human habitation. The Superus Foundation is a California based non-profit organization whose mission is to serve the homeless by providing them with food, clothing, and medical attention. The foundation generates its own revenue to financially support its mission by creating business entities under its ‘Superus’ brand. 100% of the after-tax profits are received by The Superus Foundation and redistributed back into helping the communities which the businesses operate out of. The name of my wellness studio will be called Superus Wellness. This concept was actually inspired by the late actor Paul Newman, who in 1982 created Newman's Own Food Company.  100% of the food company’s after-tax profits are received by the Newman's Own Foundation, which then uses the profits to support its mission statement.

Superus Wellness is scheduled to open in Asheville, North Carolina Spring of 2021, and will be a community studio offering yoga classes, meditation circles, holistic retreats, ecstatic dances, goddess gatherings, sacred masculine circles, and more. All of the after-tax profits Superus Wellness generates will be used by The Superus Foundation to support the empowerment of homeless individuals in Asheville and its surrounding communities.

Why GoFundMe?


I have always had a passion for helping those in need of a little extra support. In 2017, I completed a Bachelor's Degree of Science in the field of Human Services emphasized in mental health. During that final year of college, I myself began battling significant depression and anxiety. I felt like I really just wanted to give up. It was during this dark and chaotic time that I reconnected back with my soul through the practice of yoga. Since that time, I credit yoga for helping to completely uplift my entire perception of myself, the world, and all existence as a whole. I decided to expand deeper by completing a 200-hour yoga teacher training in the holy city of Rishikesh, India in 2018. Since then, I've been teaching yoga classes in studios, corporate wellness, volunteer and donation-based settings. The true meaning of yoga, to me, is service, love, and unity with all existence.


My next endeavor is to open Superus Wellness and be the company’s general manager, with the vision of empowering and uplifting all individuals on the planet. However, before doing so, obtaining further certification and training is a prerequisite for the job position. The next step to YTT (yoga teacher training) is a 300-hour program, which will result in a 500-hour total certification with Yoga Alliance. This level of training will not only qualify me for the job position, but will support me in stepping into this position with deeper wisdom, expanded power, and clearer purpose. The funds from this GoFundMe campaign will go directly towards my 300-hour training, which is set to take place in October 2020. To find out more about the yoga school I will be enrolling in, visit their website at: http://www.shivakaliyoga.com/300-hour-yoga-teacher-training-bali


Any straight donations to my GoFundMe campaign are welcomed and accepted with the utmost gratitude, however, I am also offering live Zoom yoga classes in exchange or as a thanks for your support. You can find my yoga class schedule on my Instagram (@crystallinecass) or on my Facebook (Cassidy Merriken). Whether you've enjoyed one of my yoga classes, or you just want to support our vision and the members of the community in need, I thank you. Every little bit counts. I bless you and receive your blessings with the utmost gratitude and respect.

In love and service,



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Cassidy Merriken 
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