North Carolina

Hero of the Month: Duke’s Community Care Fund

AUGUST 2014 “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Moving Towards Recovery is a program of yoga and theater for clients and their children from the Durham Crisis Response Center who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.  This program expands upon a successful 3-year collaboration between Y.O.G.A. for Youth and DCRC’s Latina support group by …

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YOGA RESOURCE: Literature Review of Yoga Research

Yoga Activist worked with The George Washington University to assess 19 studies on yoga’s benefits – including studies on youth.  (And Yoga Activist collects yoga mats – which Y.O.G.A. for Youth uses in the Chapel Hill middle schools!) At the request of Jasmine Chehrazi, Founder of YogaActivist.org, a group of nine graduate students enrolled in the Master …

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Y.O.G.A. for Youth at the Wright School

This month, Y.O.G.A. for Youth began an 8-week pilot program at the Wright School North Carolina Re-Education Program in Durham.  Run by the NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of State Operated Health Care Facilities, the Wright School provides best practice, cost-effective residential mental health treatment to North Carolina’s children, ages six to …

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Recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Durham Crisis Response Center

Y.O.G.A. for Youth NC Continues to Serve Survivors and Their Children “I feel like a new person.”  This was a comment from an 8-year-old Latina student after one of our yoga sessions. Y.O.G.A. for Youth NC has entered its fourth year of programming for mothers and children in the Latina Women’s Support Group run by …

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