Keval Kaur Khalsa, M.A.
Keval Kaur is the co-founder of Y.O.G.A. for Youth-NC, the Y.O.G.A. for Youth Chapter in North Carolina. As a Y.O.G.A. for Youth Teacher Trainer and a Kundalini Yoga Lead Teacher Trainer, she has trained yoga teachers in North Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, California, Colorado, Michigan, and Accra (Ghana).
A Professor of the Practice of Dance & Theater Studies at Duke University, Keval Kaur directed the Dance Program for seven years, and teaches courses in dance, Kundalini Yoga, and activist theater. For six years, she has been Co-Primary Investigator for a research study on the effects of the Y.O.G.A. for Youth curriculum on elementary and middle school students’ stress response, emotional regulation, mindfulness, physical health, and body image.
Keval Kaur owns Kundalini Yoga Durham, a donation-based community yoga space in Durham, NC, and is dedicated to making yoga available to underserved populations. She is the mother/stepmother/ grandmother of four adult children and nine grandchildren.