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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 Elementary School, a public school in…

YOGA for Youth NC continues 2017 CAPS Programming

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…

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…

Hero of the Month: Amanda May

Amanda May RYT 200, CYT, Reiki Master (RM) Amanda was part of the 2014 Y.O.G.A. for Youth Teacher training and became involved immediately. She is full of enthusiasm and fresh ideas, working to raise funds and make connections for future programming. She’ll also be teaching with Y.O.G.A. for Youth in 2015. Thank you, Amanda!   A fairly recent transplant to…

Hero of the Month: Nancy Cole

Hero of the Month: Nancy Cole

I am very happy and grateful to be a part of Y.O.G.A. for Youth in North Carolina!  I serve as the assistant regional coordinator and help with managing the finances, supporting the teachers and working with other organizations who support us or contract with us to provide yoga programs. I am inspired by our wonderful teachers who are so passionate…

Hero of the Month: Our 2014 Graduates!

The 2014 Durham Y.O.G.A. for Youth Teacher Training brought together 14 amazing yogis for a 5-day intensive with Y.O.G.A. for Youth founder/executive director Krishna Kaur and NC regional coordinator Keval Kaur Khalsa.  This beautiful diverse group included two undergraduate students from Duke and UNC-CH, yoga teachers, counselors, and education professionals from Durham, Wake, Orange and Chatham counties, as well as…