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Y.O.G.A. for Youth at the Wright School

Y.O.G.A. for Youth at the Wright School

This month, Y.O.G.A. for Youth began an 8-week pilot program at the Wright School North Carolina Re-Education Program in Durham.  Run by the NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of State Operated Health Care Facilities, the Wright School provides best practice, cost-effective residential mental health treatment to North Carolina’s children, ages six to twelve, with serious emotional and…

Hero of the Month: Jeff Faulkner

Hero of the Month: Jeff Faulkner

FEBRUARY 2014 Jeff Faulkner teaches science at C.W. Stanford, where he helped get the Mind-Body Program started .  He sets a great example, encouraging his students by participating in our yoga class each week. Here’s what Jeff thinks about Y.O.G.A. for Youth: The Y.O.G.A. for Youth program is a perfect fit for the theme and vision of CIS Mind/Body after-school.…

Hero of the Month: Sotar

Hero of the Month: Sotar

JANUARY 2014 David “Sotar” Hoffman Teaches multiple Y.O.G.A. for Youth classes in the CIS program David “Sotar” Hoffman is a counselor, teacher, and wellness consultant, who blends together training in stress management, yoga, biofeedback, Reiki, meditation, Feldenkrais, voice, and music.  As a song leader and group facilatator, he focuses on building community and discovering our oneness through music and movement.…

Hero of the Month: Nina Be

Hero of the Month: Nina Be

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013 Nina Be – Teaches for Y.O.G.A. for Youth and brings yoga to the Triangle community  NINA BE (MA, MEd, E-RYT-500, NCC, IAYT) is the Director of MindBody Centering Yoga & GLOBAL BREATH STUDIO slated to open 11/17/13 @ 119 W. Main Street in Durham.  She is a teacher, yoga therapist, certified counselor, writer, restauranteur, artist and performer, who has…

Hero of the Month: Yoga Activist

Hero of the Month: Yoga Activist

OCTOBER 2013 Y.O.G.A. for Youth and Communities In Schools of Orange County are off and running, bringing yoga to various public schools near you every weekday – and sometimes on Saturdays too!  We could not have gotten off to such a seamless start without the organization Yoga Activist.  Thanks to the most recent teacher training, we were prepared with plenty of teachers and assistants, but…

Hero of the Month: Our Teacher Training Class

Hero of the Month: Our Teacher Training Class

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER: Our Summer 2013 Teacher Training Class This August 21-25, thirteen amazing yogis participated in our 40-hour Y.O.G.A. for Youth Teacher Training– the fourth training held in North Carolina over the past six years.  Co-taught by Y.O.G.A. for Youth Founder Krishna Kaur from Los Angeles and Y.O.G.A. for Youth Regional Coordinator Keval Kaur Khalsa, participants focused on subjects ranging from…

Hero of the Month: Sat Ardas Singh

Hero of the Month: Sat Ardas Singh

JULY 2013 Sat Ardas Singh graduated from the Durham Y.O.G.A. for Youth Teacher Training course in the spring of 2011, and quickly rose to being a Lead Teacher with Y.O.G.A. for Youth.  This summer, he is back by popular demand at the Raleigh-based Justice Theater Projects’ Summer Camps in Raleigh and Durham.  This spring, Sat Ardas served as a Lead…

Hero of the Month: Paura Heo

Hero of the Month: Paura Heo

JUNE 2013 Paura Heo Program Director, Communities In Schools of Orange County, Inc. “I celebrate myself! I celebrate you! I am lover of learning and un-learning.  And, my Practice has provided a grounding that allows me to move through life freely.” The product of two devotees, a monk and a nun turned laypersons, Paura found a meditation and yoga practice very…

Thanks for Your Support!

Thanks for Your Support!

Thanks to you, we were able raise the crucial funds needed to reinstate the Y.O.G.A. for Youth program at facilities such as Watts Learning Center, Thomas Riley High School for Pregnant Teens, A Place Called Home, Communities-In-Schools (North Carolina), Horizon Juvenile Center, and more! Your contribution allowed us to take advantage of a matching grant from Microsoft and whether large…