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Yoga in the Classroom

Melissa Chess,   John Vanderburg Elementary
In-Class Physical Activity Breaks — Good For Mind and Body
Physical Activity Participation
Our school has a yoga instructor who is currently teaching once a week in 5 classrooms.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

The teacher participates with the students following the yoga instructor's poses.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

It is challenging finding the time to fit yoga into a busy week, but the results make it worth the time sacrifice.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

After yoga, the students are more calm and focused.