Photo by Julie Dreelin’s Beach Productions.

Twenty-four people helped raise money for the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s oyster projects while participating in a morning yoga class on Sunday, April 2.

Jenna Livernois led the class, called “Ohms for Oysters,” at Outer Banks Yoga Studio as part of her yoga instructor certification.

Each week, the studio offers a Sunday Karma class and chooses a different community group to feature. The classes are free but the studio encourages attendees to donate to the community group.

Livernois chose the federation as the beneficiary for her class.

“I choose the federation as the beneficiary for the Karma class last week because of my love for the coast and the awesome work the federation does for it,” she said. “Yoga brings awareness to the connection with the earth and all its beings.”

She said the class, which was at capacity, was a “great success.”

Sara Hallas, coastal education coordinator for the federation’s Wanchese office, said Livernois has been a great volunteer for the federation, most recently during the Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project.

“Jenna has been a great project partner and volunteer with the federation. She recently helped create GIS maps by compiling data collected during the crab pot cleanup project,” said Sara Hallas, coastal education coordinator for the federation’s Wanchese office. “We’re so grateful she selected us as the community group to benefit from her class.”