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Yoga in Schools

The Mindful Classroom

Mark W. Guay | Posted 07.30.2014 | Education
Mark W. Guay

Writing, yoga and meditation can only help build a more mindful classroom when it becomes habitual. After 10,000 hours of practice (a la Malcolm Gladwell), we can only imagine their creative potential in leadership.

And Access for All: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week in Daily Giving, we continue making two seed grants every day to social change visionaries around the world. Please join us as a member of ...

Is Yoga The New Phys Ed?

Kripalu | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Through learning breathing practices, yoga postures, deep relaxation, and meditation, this younger generation is experiencing the connection between mind and body at an early age.

Hip-Hop Mogul Aims To Bring Meditation To Chicago Schools

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons had a surprising message for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel during his Thursday appearance on HuffPost Live. Simmons, who...

What They Teach In Encinitas Wasn't Really 'Yoga'

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 09.02.2013 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

As a mother and as a lawyer, I have to admit, I had serious concerns about yoga in schools. From my own experiences, I could easily place myself in the plaintiff parents' shoes.

Is Yoga In School A Violation Of The Separation Of Church And State? Judge Will Decide Today

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion

SAN DIEGO — A judge ruled Monday that a public school district can teach yoga, siding with administrators who argued the practice is a secular w...

Yoga and Pornography: The Problem Of Definition

Deepak Sarma | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Some prefer to think of yoga as simply an exercise composed of challenging physical poses, but it is far more than that if one considers its origins.

Does Yoga In The Classroom Violate The Separation Of Church And State?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.23.2013 | Religion

Does teaching yoga in public schools violate the separation of church and state? That's what two parents are contending in a lawsuit against Encini...

Overcoming Trauma With Yoga

Kripalu | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

It just so happened that the theme for the lesson was interconnectedness. We would spend the time exploring partner poses, designed to build community and interdependence within the class. I told the students that this would be a chance to lighten the load that we'd all been carrying the past few days.

Yoga and the Importance of Play in Schools

Rob Schware | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Peg Oliveira, who has taught yoga for years in schools, detention centers, preschools, after-school programs and inpatient and outpatient mental health centers for youth and adults in and around New Haven, Conn.

Parents Threaten To Sue

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 12.18.2012 | Los Angeles

ENCINITAS, Calif. -- Public school yoga instructor Katie Campbell proudly looks out at 23 first graders as they contain their squirming in a kid-frien...

The Threat Of Yoga

Alan Jones | Posted 12.25.2012 | Religion
Alan Jones

Yoga is getting a lot of attention lately -- from news of people overdoing it by mistaking it for a competitive sport to objections to its being taught in schools as a means of religious indoctrination.

School Yoga Program In Southern California Offends Parents, Who Say It Violates Religious Freedom

Posted 10.12.2012 | Education

Parents of Encinitas Union School District in southern California have slammed the district’s twice-a-week yoga program, accusing it of religious in...