Tread Lightly When Teaching Yoga In Public Schools

Law360, New York (July 22, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT) -- A case pending in San Diego Superior Court questions the constitutionality of an Ashtanga yoga program provided to students at the Encinitas Union School District. In Sedlock, et al. v. Baird, et al., a small group of parents, including Stephen and Jennifer Sedlock, have alleged that the district’s Ashtanga yoga program is inherently and pervasively religious, having roots in Western metaphysical, Hindu, Buddhist and Taoist religious beliefs and practices. The parents seek an order from the court to stop the teaching of yoga by the district,...
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