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Off The Mat: Meet Kenneth Strickland

Off the Mat: Meet Kenneth Strickland Kenneth Strickland is a 27-year-old Memphis, Tennessee native, currently serving as one of the lead yoga instructors for the Y.O.G.A. for Youth research project being conducted at Phillips Middle School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Kenneth studied psychology and education at Duke University, and now leads before and after school programs at E.K. Pole…

Q&A with Danielle Riley, Positive Behavior Specialist at Phillips Middle School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Q&A with Danielle Riley Positive Behavior Specialist at Phillips Middle School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina Q: What does being a Positive Behavior Specialist entail? What do your days look like? A: I do a little bit of everything. My priority is caring for our students and making sure they feel heard, respected and safe. I also collaborate with our…

Off The Mat: Meet Victoria Smith

Off The Mat: Meet Victoria Smith  Victoria Smith is a 34-year-old lead yoga instructor from Los Angeles, California, who has been working with Y.O.G.A. for Youth N.C. since 2013. Victoria is currently serving as one of the Lead Teachers for the Y.O.G.A. for Youth research project being conducted at Phillips Middle School in Chapel Hill. She is also on the…

Keval Kaur on Howie Shareff’s Talk Show

Tuesday, January 24 from 10-11am, Y.O.G.A. for Youth’s very own Keval Kaur will be the guest on Howie Shareff’s You Call This YOGA online talk show. She will be sharing about teaching yoga to young people from my perspective as the Y.O.G.A. for Youth NC Regional Coordinator for the past 10 years. If you are able to watch the show…

Super Soul Sunday Fundraiser

How about a yoga warm-up before the Super Bowl?  We did just that, this past weekend! Raleigh, NC community members came together to connect and share a deep love for yoga and healthy living. The donation-based event was held at The Stockroom in Raleigh and hosted by LuluLemon of North Hills and You Call This Yoga (YCTY), an organization focused on helping…

January Heroes of the Month: Stephanie and Jessica

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Nan, Lead Y.O.G.A. for Youth Teacher, with Stephanie , Y.O.G.A. for Youth Mentee, and Jessica, who is sponsoring classes for Stephanie at her yoga therapy studio. Stephanie Galvez-Ramirez is a junior at Enloe High School and a Y.O.G.A. for Youth mentee under the guidance of Lead Teacher Nan Maule.   Nan has this to say about Stephanie, “Stephanie is kind, smart, accepting, helpful…