17 Dec2010December 17, 2010

Yoga in Schools part 1

By Jodi Mardesich Although kids’ yoga has been catching on in studios over the past few years, not all families have the means to send their children to classes at $15-$20 a pop. Another venue is growing, however: More and more public and private schools are welcoming yoga and integrating it into the curriculum. “Most...

14 Dec2010December 14, 2010

P.E. with a twist: More schools offer yoga part 3

Yoga and storytelling, yoga and bullies Written by Rebecca Jones The Wellness Initiative is not the only organization pushing yoga in Colorado public schools. Another Boulder group, Calming Kids: Creating a Non-violent World, promotes yoga in school as an anti-bullying tool. Storytime Yoga, which integrates children’s yoga and storytelling, poetry and healthy eating, is also...

13 Dec2010December 13, 2010

P.E. with a twist: More schools offer yoga part 2

Still some fear, reluctance out there Written by Rebecca Jones Yoga isn’t new, of course. But many schools have been slow to adopt it into the physical education curriculum. “Years ago, there were protests about bringing yoga into the schools because people were afraid it was religious,” said Mara Rose, executive director of TWI. “But...

12 Dec2010December 12, 2010

P.E. with a twist: More schools offer yoga part 1

Written by Rebecca Jones Tom Barela, the physical education teacher at Denver’s Colfax Elementary School, grew up playing football and basketball in his gym student days. But on Monday, he was down on the floor alongside a class of kindergartners roaring like a baby dragon, then hissing like a cobra, then steadying himself like a...

04 Dec2010December 4, 2010

Yoga Recess- Obesity in Kids

Yoga-Recess mind body fitness programming and health education in Pre-schools, Day care centers, elementary schools, high schools, youth organizations, after-school programs, community centers Fighting Obesity and Chronic Illnesses The proliferation of chronic illnesses among our youth has sounded an alarm throughout the health community. The staggering statistics below provide a snapshot of some of the...

19 Sep2010September 19, 2010

Teach Your Children Well

Leah Kalish is championing yoga for public schools. By J.P. Andrews Is yoga part of your kids’ curriculum? Leah Kalish hopes it will be. She’s on a mission to bring yoga to today’s increasingly stressed schoolchildren. As the director of Yoga Ed., which started in Los Angeles in 2002, Kalish believes yoga can teach physical...