Yoga in schools has become a bit of a controversial topic, as some feel it has religious connotations and shouldn’t be practiced in schools.
However, one district in California is ignoring the complaints and creating what is believed to be one of the most comprehensive yoga programs in the country.
The Encinitas Union School District recently accepted a half million dollar grant from a local yoga studio. The money will go towards creating a yoga program in all of the district’s nine schools, beginning this January.
Some parents aren’t happy, saying yoga is a spiritual and religious practice, but the district appears to be moving forward with the plan promising they won’t have any chanting or prayers during the practice.
For more on this topic, check out: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/nov/07/local/la-me-yoga-20121107