Category: Religious News
Yoga - Public School
ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — Some Southern California parents are protesting yoga classes at their children's public schools, fearing they're indoctrinating youngsters in eastern religion.
The parents' attorney, Dean Broyles, told the North County Times they're concerned that the Encinitas Union School District is using taxpayer resources to promote yoga and Hinduism. In an Oct. 12 email to district Superintendent Tim Baird, Broyles called the yoga program unconstitutional and said he may take legal action unless the classes stop.
The classes involve traditional eastern breathing techniques and poses. The district chooses teachers and sets the curriculum while the foundation trains the teachers. Baird says the district has removed any religious content from the classes.