Y.O.G.A. for Youth Blog

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…

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…