North Carolina

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…

YOGA for Youth NC continues 2017 CAPS Programming

The Durham Arts Council, Creative Arts in Public & Private Schools/Community (CAPS) program has renewed their 2 year contract with Y.O.G.A. for Youth NC which allows us to participate in after schools programs. Here is a list of a few of the schools we have worked with so far in 2017: Roger-Herr Middle School The School for Creative Studies Roger-Herr Middle…

YOGA For Youth is now a CAPS Artist in Residence in local elementary and middle schools!

We are so excited about our new partnership with the Durham Arts Council to bring yoga workshops to local elementary and middle schools through their CAPS (Creative Arts in Public and Private Schools) Artists in Residency program! CAPS is a program that provides an easy-to-use and effective way for educators to integrate the arts into the curriculum. This longstanding program places professional artists in…