Chandlee Kuhn is chief judge in the state of Delaware’s family court. Bringing opportunities and programs to Delaware’s at-risk youth has been Kuhn’s passion since she became a judge in 1998. When she found the practice of yoga in 2003, she quickly realized that movement, breath, and meditation could be transformational for practitioners of any age.
Kuhn has facilitated bringing yoga to two juvenile psychiatric facilities in Delaware and is currently working with the Department of Youth Rehabilitative Services, the YMCA, and local yoga teachers to bring yoga to Delaware’s most secure facility for boys under 18 years of age, who have been found delinquent. It is her vision to bring yoga to every corner of the state of Delaware, whether or not one has the economic means to afford a traditional studio setting.
Chandlee Kuhn is also founder of the Delaware Girls Initiative and Gun Court in Delaware, both developed from community ideas and now fully funded and sustainable programs, and has helped obtain funding, teachers, and facilities to bring yoga, nutrition, and healthy food to Wilmington’s inner city youth through RedemptionOne!.