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Krishna Kaur to be Honored with the Hero Award


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    LOS ANGELES, CA-APRIL 2, 2006 - Common Peace, Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence and Agape International Spiritual Center will honor the accomplishments of KRISHNA KAUR with the Hero Award on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at Agape, which is located at 5700 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City. The award will be presented at the end of Agape's first morning service,
    approximately 9:30A.M. and presented again at the beginning of their second service, which will be approximately 11:00A.M. Information about
    the hero and YOGA for Youth will be available at Agape.

    The Hero Award is given as a part of The Season for Nonviolence campaign, a 64-day campaign each year co-produced by Common Peace, Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence and the Agape International Spiritual Center, to honor our local heroes. The 64 days represent the number of days between the memorial (death) dates of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. Each week during the 64 day Season for Nonviolence, someone who is taking action to make a difference in the community is

    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.

    Common Peace, formerly known as The Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence (The Center) was originally constituted as A Season for Nonviolence - Los Angeles, and continues as the committed Los Angeles sponsor of A Season for Nonviolence. Common Peace is dedicated to building a culture of nonviolence and peace through education, research, advocacy and institutional transformation. It believes that nonviolence is a way of life for the individual, a strategy for a social change and a foundation for a culture of peace based on the power of love, dignity and justice.

    Krishna will make a guest appearance at the celebration of Common Peace's accomplishments, which will be held on April 2, 2006 from 2:00P.M. - 6:00P.M. at Club Fais do do, 5257 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, 90016. For additional information about the celebration, contact Common Peace at (323) 931-9125 or visit their website at

    Contact Person: Candace Carnicelli
    (310) 709-4097

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