Sikh Woman Honored for Bringing Yoga to Incarcerated Youth

May 19, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

On May 19, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "FAMLI, Inc., sponsor of the 14th Annual Malcolm X Festival, will honor the accomplishments of Krishna Kaur with the Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, May 18, 2006... Krishna Kaur is a phenomenal woman with a spiritual vision. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Krishna has been teaching the art of Kundalini Yoga and Self Awareness to the Greater Los Angeles community since 1970. She is a natural teacher who has shared the art and science of yoga with therapists, entertainers, executives, students, at-risk youth, teachers, seniors, pregnant mothers, inmates and drug rehabilitation clients. She is the founder of Your Own Greatness Affirmed (Y.O.G.A. Inc.), Inc., which is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to establishing Yoga based programs in under-served communities around the world. YOGA For Youth is a Y.O.G.A., Inc. program that, while serving all youth, is focused primarily on 'at risk' and incarcerated youth. Through the YOGA For Youth program, consisting of Yoga exercises, breathing, meditation, and singing, the young people are given practical tools to enrich their lives in the present and future. She is also the founder of the International Association of Black Yoga Teachers, which offers classes throughout the community, takes the YOGA for Youth program into the detention camps, and sponsors a Festival of Yoga and Music in Cuba. To learn more about Krishna Kaur's work and YOGA for Youth look for her table at The Malcolm X Festival."

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