17 Dec2010December 17, 2010
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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
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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
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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
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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...