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Hero of the Month: Amanda May

Amanda May RYT 200, CYT, Reiki Master (RM) Amanda was part of the 2014 Y.O.G.A. for Youth Teacher training and became involved immediately. She is full of enthusiasm and fresh ideas, working to raise funds and make connections for future programming. She’ll also be teaching with Y.O.G.A. for Youth in 2015. Thank you, Amanda!   A fairly recent transplant to…

Hero of the Month: Nancy Cole

Hero of the Month: Nancy Cole

I am very happy and grateful to be a part of Y.O.G.A. for Youth in North Carolina!  I serve as the assistant regional coordinator and help with managing the finances, supporting the teachers and working with other organizations who support us or contract with us to provide yoga programs. I am inspired by our wonderful teachers who are so passionate…

Hero of the Month: Our 2014 Graduates!

The 2014 Durham Y.O.G.A. for Youth Teacher Training brought together 14 amazing yogis for a 5-day intensive with Y.O.G.A. for Youth founder/executive director Krishna Kaur and NC regional coordinator Keval Kaur Khalsa.  This beautiful diverse group included two undergraduate students from Duke and UNC-CH, yoga teachers, counselors, and education professionals from Durham, Wake, Orange and Chatham counties, as well as…

Hero of the Month: Duke’s Community Care Fund

Hero of the Month: Duke’s Community Care Fund

AUGUST 2014 “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Moving Towards Recovery is a program of yoga and theater for clients and their children from the Durham Crisis Response Center who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.  This program expands upon a successful 3-year collaboration between Y.O.G.A. for Youth and DCRC’s Latina support group by opening up the opportunity to…

YOGA RESOURCE: Literature Review of Yoga Research

YOGA RESOURCE: Literature Review of Yoga Research

Yoga Activist worked with The George Washington University to assess 19 studies on yoga’s benefits – including studies on youth.  (And Yoga Activist collects yoga mats – which Y.O.G.A. for Youth uses in the Chapel Hill middle schools!) At the request of Jasmine Chehrazi, Founder of YogaActivist.org, a group of nine graduate students enrolled in the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program…

Wake County Pilot Program

Wake County Pilot Program

  Thanks to our new partners, You Call This Yoga, we were able to start a yoga program at Enloe High School! Over the past six weeks, Y.O.G.A. for Youth classes have been offered in a pilot program at Enloe High School.  We introduced yoga to the students in an enrichment program called CONCERT, which is active in several schools in Raleigh.  Through…

Hero of the Month: Simrit Prem Singh

Hero of the Month: Simrit Prem Singh

  MAY 2014 Simrit Prem Singh (Kevin McDonough) began dedicating his time to Y.O.G.A. for Youth this year, stepping in and subbing for teachers. He plans to teach more over the course of this year as Y.O.G.A. for Youth grows. I have been doing yoga for more than ten years and was introduced to kundalini in 2010.  I am thrilled to be a…

Hero of the Month: Victoria Coleman

Hero of the Month: Victoria Coleman

APRIL 2014 This past Fall, Victoria began working as a teacher assistant with Y.O.G.A. for Youth’s Mind & Body and After 3 programs. She recently began lead teaching at Culbreth Middle School in Chapel Hill. Victoria has a Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology-Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. Victoria  background is in mental health counseling.  She has worked as…

Hero of the Month: Jordan Harrell

Hero of the Month: Jordan Harrell

MARCH 2014 After doing the Summer 2013 Teacher Training, Jordan has been involved with Y.O.G.A. for Youth as an assistant teacher, and served as lead teacher for one of the “After 3” programs with Communities in Schools.  She taught at three middle schools in Hillsborough — where she herself went to school!  She also brought her background in media production…