North Carolina

Meet the Y.O.G.A for Youth NC Advisory Board

Meet the Y.O.G.A for Youth NC Advisory Board

Azucena Santana “I’m serving on the advisory board because I believe it’s important to ensure our Latinx/Hispanic community is aware of Y.O.G.A. for Youth and its benefits.” Kenneth Strickland “I am on the board to advocate for marginalized children. I want to ensure the Y.O.G.A. for Youth curriculum is culturally competent, developmentally appropriate, and empowering.” Calvin Carter “As a Kundalini…

Y.O.G.A for Youth Teacher Training

Y.O.G.A for Youth Teacher Training

While we are still monitoring the current COVID-19 situation, we are thrilled to still be able to offer our teacher training. Next training is August 12th to August 16th 2020 in Durham, North Carolina. Reach out to keval@yogaforyouth.org for any questions or if you would like to schedule an informational call.

Yoga for Youth Partnership with Ovanova

Yoga for Youth Partnership with Ovanova

Have you ever been curious about incorporating more sustainable practices in your daily life? Did you know that the U.S. solar industry has grown significantly in the past decade while the cost of solar has declined by nearly 70 percent? As a result, solar energy has become a viable option for homeowners in terms of efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Some other…

Meet our Y4Y North Carolina Director and Teachers

Meet our Y4Y North Carolina Director and Teachers

Keval Kaur Khalsa, M.A., is a Professor of the Practice of Dance & Theater Studies at Duke University, a Kundalini Yoga Lead Teacher Trainer, and a Y.O.G.A. for Youth Teacher Trainer.  As a faculty member in the Duke University Dance Program for 31 years, Keval Kaur directed the Dance Program for seven years, and teaches courses in dance, Kundalini Yoga…

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…

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 Board of Advisors for Y.O.G.A. for…

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…