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 part of Y.O.G.A. for youth.  Along with my passion for yoga, I engage with children of all ages through gardening and nature education. I am a teacher at Montessori Day School in Chapel Hill.

Graduate Profile: 2012 Y.O.G.A. for Youth Teacher Training, Asheville

Keval and Krishna are inspirations and bright lights at the head of this organization.  I am privileged to know them and to have taken the training in Asheville in 2012.  My favorite part of the Y.O.G.A. for youth training was engaging with my fellow trainees and expanding my skill set and perspective for teaching youth.  Reaching populations that have high needs and less access or inclination to try yoga is an interest of mine and was a focus of the training.  Those that need it the most should have the opportunity to try it.  In my experience, yoga is a source for transformative healing and spiritual sustenance.  The techniques and wisdom it contains should be spread far and wide. Today’s youth are in need of the means to process and cope with the world.  Yoga gives them the skills to integrate and relate to the world and to themselves.  It is a process and a journey.  I am grateful to contribute and I wish the best to all teachers and future teachers and the young ones that we will serve.  By serving and challenging our students, we are served and challenged.  The relationship grows like this and we hold on to the teachings and practice to stay calm and happy.  It is a beautiful adventure and I invite you to join.  Your spirit will shine for all your efforts.  All love and blessings.