Monday, August 31, 2009

Pittsburgh Public School P.E. Teachers Learn Yoga

Today and tomorrow, 25 physical education teachers will be trained to incorporate yoga into their P.E. classes using the Yoga Ed Curriculum, a standardized model of physical and emotional wellness. This curriculum is used around the nation and meets physical education requirements. The Pittsburgh Public School District formed a partnership with Yoga in Schools to do the training.
Joanne Spence, Executive Director of Yoga in Schools, says yoga will benefit students in both mind and body as they learn self-care and self-awareness while building physical and mental strength. She says they could use these exercises for the rest of their lives to relieve stress and remain physically active.
Stence says this will be a permanent program and hopes to extend it to any other schools that are interested.

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