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 a Early Behavior Support professional here in North Carolina and Los Angeles, CA.  She has a long history and passion for working with urban youth within the public schools setting.

Graduate Profile: 2013 Y.O.G.A. for Youth Teacher Training

Victoria recently fulfilled her dream of being a trained yoga instructor by completing the Y.O.G.A. for Youth Summer 2013 training. This past Winter she completed her 200 level yoga teacher training.

Why Y.O.G.A. for Youth?  After having a home yoga practice for many years, I missed the opportunity to train with Krishna Kaur back in the early 2000’s.  Information on Krishna’s Kundalini programs and training came across my desk when I was working for Los Angeles Unified School District.  Fast forward to 2013… I was so excited when I came across Krishna Kaur’s picture on a Summer 2013 training flier at the Durham Library.  That moment, the choice was made to take the opportunity this time!

Favorite Part of Y.O.G.A. for Youth Teacher Training: My favorite part of the training was connecting with like-minded folks. We were all such different people with different backgrounds. We shared stories that were very meaningful and healing.  This bonding experience coupled with practicing Kundalini helped me to be a more empathic yoga instructor which is paramount in teaching urban youth.

Advice for Those Considering the Training: My advice to anyone interested in the training: Fasten your seat belt– it’s going to be a powerful learning experience that you will never forget.


Victoria volunteers at NC Botanical Gardens. She is currently on the path of serving the wellness needs of students through Horticultural Therapy.

Victoria is the founder of The People’s Yoga.  She provides individual, group and corporate yoga & wellness lessons.  Victoria enjoys reading books about body awareness and movement therapies. She practices belly dancing and aerial yoga for fun! Victoria can be reached at:
Email: peoplesyoga@icloud.com
Follow her on Twitter: @peoplesyoga_I
Instagram: The People’s Yoga