School's In: Yoga's Out?

Some parents in Aspen, Colo., are hopping mad that their kids may learn Downward-Facing Dog in school. At a packed school-board meeting last week, Steve Woodrow, a Baptist minister and parent of two students at Aspen Elementary School, challenged the school's plan to teach yoga this fall on the grounds that instruction in the ancient practice of breathing and stretching introduces religion into the classroom and thus is unconstitutional. School officials planned to launch a program called Yoga Ed, already used in public schools in Los Angeles, Seattle and Columbus, Ohio, in hopes that it would help children focus. But Woodrow...

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